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Shulker Box
Magenta Shulker Box
First Appearance 1.11
Type of Block Solid Block
Interactive container
Obeys Physics?
Sapling inventory Come on! Grow up!

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A Shulker Box is 27-slot craftable storage container, added in the The Exploration Update. It is based on the Shulker mob.


Compared to a regular chest, a shulker box adds an extra level of convenience by remaining intact (with all items still inside) if it is broken. It can be carried around with the items inside, or be placed in the world again.

A Shulker box can be dyed a particular color by placing it in a crafting table with a dye of your choosing.


To craft a shulker box, place two Shulker Shells above and below a Chest in the Crafting Table interface (as depicted below).

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  • The shulker box cannot be crafted down the sides of the crafting table. The ingredients have to be down the middle.
  • Because the Shulker Box doesn't let the items out when broken, it can be used as a backpack to help with storage issues the player may have.

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