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Java Edition Classic
?Lava has an extra, unobtainable item form corresponding to its block ID, which uses the "texture" rendered as a cube.
?Flowing lava can be obtained via inventory editors with numeric item ID 10.
Still lava can be obtained via inventory editors with numeric item ID 11.
0.24_SURVIVAL_TESTLava can be obtained as an item by having a creeper explode near it.
0.24_SURVIVAL_TEST_03Explosions no longer drop lava as an item.
Java Edition Infdev
20100615When placed, still lava items always remain still until receiving a block update. Flowing lava items spread immediately.
Java Edition Beta
1.6Test Build 3Lava items can be obtained from the newly added debug chests, mainly from the 10th slot of the 1st chest from the left, and the 21th slot of the 4th chest from the left.
Flowing lava items can be obtained from the newly added debug chests, mainly from the 11th slot of the 1st chest from the left, and the 22nd slot of the 4th chest from the left.
releaseDebug chests no longer spawn, preventing lava and flowing lava items from being obtained this way.
Java Edition
1.3.112w16aLava items can now be obtained in singleplayer worlds via the /give command using the respective numeric IDs.
1.814w25aThe direct item forms of lava and flowing lava have been removed from the game. They can no longer exist as items in any way, only as placed blocks.
Pocket Edition Alpha
?Lava exists as an item.

Appearances[]

Unknown
?Lava (inventory) JE1.png Lava (inventory) JE1.png Lava appears like this in the inventory. It appears about two pixels offset downwards compared to other cube items.
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In awe at the size of these fluids.png
Lava items, when dropped on the ground, appear much larger than other blocks.
Java Edition Infdev
20100607Lava (inventory) JE2.png Lava (inventory) JE2.png A texture bug in this version results in lava items containing some parts of the water texture.
20100608Lava (inventory) JE1.png Lava (inventory) JE1.png Lava items are now fully lava again.
20100611Lava (inventory) JE4.png Lava (inventory) JE4.png All 3D rendered items, which currently includes lava, now appear shaded slightly darker in the inventory.
20100615Lava (inventory) JE5.png Lava (inventory) JE5.png Lava items are now completely flat.
When placed, still lava items always remain still until receiving a block update. Flowing lava items spread immediately.
20100616Lava (inventory) JE6.png Lava (inventory) JE6.png In accordance with the change to lava itself, lava items now appear flowing rather than still.
Java Edition
1.513w02aLava (texture) JE5-a1.gif Lava (texture) JE5-a1.gif Lava items now use the still lava texture likely due to texture storage reforms.
Bedrock Edition
?The item only appears animated when in the inventory or hotbar. When dropped, held or in an item frame, it appears completely stationary.
?When held, the item uses the whole 32x32 flowing texture rather than the usual 16x16 section of it.
?Lava (inventory) BE around 1.4.0.png Lava now looks like this in the inventory.
?Lava can now be obtained as an item through breaking surrounding blocks in a certain way.[1]
?Lava (inventory) BEtint.png Lava now appears tinted like water is in the inventory.
?Lava (inventory) BE.gif Lava now looks like this in the inventory.
?Lava no longer appears at twice the usual resolution in the player's hand.

Names[]

Still Lava[]
Java Edition

Item names did not exist prior to Beta 1.0.

  • Beta 1.0 - 14w21b: Lava
Bedrock Edition
  •  ? - ?: tile.lava.name[2]
Flowing Lava[]
Java Edition

Item names did not exist prior to Beta 1.0.

  • Beta 1.0 - 14w21b: Lava
Bedrock Edition
  •  ? - ?: Lava[3]

References[]

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