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Why the Bone Block is the Greatest New Block in Minecraft

Updated on June 8, 2016

Bone Block

Texture

First of all, this block is beautiful! This block's texture is reminiscent of the quartz pillar and all of the wood logs within the game. The textures on the sides being different from those on the top makes this block very versatile in building all of this fantastic... well, builds! It could be used as a pillar for your monuments or maybe in a museum as a giant dinosaur femur! The possibilities are truly endless.

Texture

Quartz Pillar (Left) Bone Block (Middle) Oak Log (Right)
Quartz Pillar (Left) Bone Block (Middle) Oak Log (Right)

Color

As a ton of Minecrafters will tell you, they love their white blocks. Though when most say that, they really only mean the quartz blocks, their pillars and iron blocks. The bone block's color comes off as a bit more of an off-white color, assisting this block into breaking up the usage of multiple white blocks in a build. While quartz and iron could come off as boring if used too much, the bone block can help bring some interest back in with a new, not-quite-white color.

Color

(From left to right) Bone Block, White Wool, Iron Block, Snow Block, White Glass, Quartz Block, Quartz Pillar, Diorite, Polished Diorite
(From left to right) Bone Block, White Wool, Iron Block, Snow Block, White Glass, Quartz Block, Quartz Pillar, Diorite, Polished Diorite

Obtainability

Another amazing thing about this new block is how to obtain it. In the world of Minecraft survival this block can be acquired in two ways. The first way is the harder of the two, finding these blocks in your Minecraft world. The bone block will naturally generate underground in the shape of fossils, which can then be mined up and used at your leisure, but at the cost of only having a limited amount. However, don't be discouraged because there is a much easier way to get these blocks. The second way to acquire the bone block is to craft it. In order to craft this block, use 9 pieces of bone meal in a crafting table (as seen in the picture below) and you'll get a block! It's that easy! With a skeleton farm and a looting III sword, you'll be rolling in those blocks in no time!

How to Craft the Bone Block

The item frames represent the crafting GUI of the crafting table at the bottom of the picture.
The item frames represent the crafting GUI of the crafting table at the bottom of the picture.

Conclusion

Due to this block's amazing versatility in both color and texture, as well as the ability to make this block with such ease, it has the potential to be Minecraft's best new block. Have my words persuaded you? Please tell me what you think in the poll below, whether or not they did and leave a comment to keep the conversation going!

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      ironpine 14 months ago

      Your article is definately persuasive, however I am not a fan of the "dirty white" texture with the vertical streaks. If quartz wasn't so expensive, I would probably use quartz exclusively, but as one bone block only takes 3 bones to make, I will likely end up using it quite a bit.