- See also: Block
Items can be destroyed by dropping them on magma or dragging them out of the blockhead's inventory and waiting for them to disappear within a couple of in-game days. They should be placed where a blockhead is not likely to pass through in that time so they aren't automatically picked up again. Items such as chests and safes will not despawn if dropped in a single-player world, but may in a server. An object may also drop if it loses it's support, such as a torch dropping in contact with water.
Some items are able to be generated by various methods such as farming or meditating. Others are of finite supply in a world, but each world is a rather large place, and with the addition of portal chests in version 1.4, items may be brought in from other worlds as well. Most items can also be bought from a trade portal, which was introduced in version 1.5.