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Locked Chest
First Appearance 1.4 April Fools update
Type of Block Solid Block
Tool Used None (cannot be mined or picked up)
Data Values Hex: 5F
Obeys Physics

The Locked Chest is part of the 1.4 April Fools update by Notch. Their texture is the same as the chest texture (Before Beta 1.8.1). They will also glow with a luminance of 15, identical to glowstone. They have been removed from the game as of 1.7, and they can only be obtained in versions prior to 1.7. However, even in versions which the locked chest is not removed, the only way to obtain it is to use the /give command. Locked chests can be mined, but cannot be blown up using TNT. Since 1.4, they have had a purple/emerald texture, and they also decay after a random interval of time. The April fools joke is when one opens it says one needs a key from the Minecraft store. When the person buys it a pop up of a Jurassic Park Velociraptor made by Stan Winston Studios (NOTE: it's actually the one from the sequel The Lost World Jurassic Park) while a track from Jurassic Park plays that is called Eye to Eye. When the persons get over $10,000 in purchases a message appears saying please exit if one is prone to seizures. This causes the screen to flash different colors. The store was removed completely from the game in Beta 1.7.

Minecraft April Fools

Minecraft April Fools



  • The locked chest is a reference to Team Fortress 2, where there is a "Mann Co. Supply Crate" which required a "Mann Co. Key."
  • The locked chest was completely replaced with the Stained Glass Pane in release 1.7.2 and can no longer be obtained ingame.