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avatar thetypinglizard
Level 31 : Artisan Engineer
This blog is about Armor Stands (also known as ArmorStand). Now I'm sure you've seen some youtube videos where there are items sitting flat on a block (the top of it). Well, you probably know the basics of Armor Stands (if not, go check it out on youtube, or the forums). /summon ArmorStand ~ ~.1 ~ {NoGravity:1,Pose:{RightArm:[0F,0F]},ShowArms:1} Well, there's a THIRD number of degrees. {Pose:{RightArm:[0F,0F,0F]}} Change the third number to 90 (or -90) and then click on it with your tool (the list is at the bottom) that you want to "set down". Just saying, you might want to make the armor stand invisible, because if not, then it won't look loike it's being set down on the block. And you can't kill the armor stand when it's invisible, so use this command: /kill @e[type=ArmorStand].  Here's how you make an ITEM, not a tool, sit on a block: /summon ArmorStand ~ ~.7 ~0 {Invisible:1,NoGravity:1,Pose:{RightArm:[-90F,-90F,90F,]},ShowArms:1} .

This is the finished command ,paste this command into a command block: /summon ArmorStand ~ ~.7 ~0 {Invisible:1,NoGravity:1,Pose:{RightArm:[-90F,-90F,90F,]},ShowArms:1,Invisible:1} 
Now Shift-Right Click on the command block with whatever block you want, and activaite the command block (ONLY ONCE).
To place down the item/tool, right click the center of the block

Thanks for reading!
Sword, Axe, Pickaxe, Fishing Rod, Carrot on a Stick, Shovel, Stick, Blaze Rod.
Items: ALL (except for the ones listed above).
Blocks: NONE (unfortunatly).

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Really great!

Since its a really old post tho, you now need to replace ArmorStand with minecraft:armor_stand.
Also to make it allow you to place the item in the block that you executed the command on, a small modification to the command will let you do that.

/summon armor_stand ~ ~-1.3 ~0 {Invisible:1,NoGravity:1,Pose:{RightArm:[-90F,-90F,90F,]},ShowArms:1,Invisible:1}
Isn't there a way to put it a little more up? I don't know commands, but I was trying to put a food on a plate on a table (cryfish furniture/decocraft) and it could word if the food was a little more up, so it could be in the plate. Just trying to understand how the command works-
  • EthanEV3
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 28, 2018, 12:40 pm
I did

/summon armor_stand ~ ~ ~ {ShowArms:1,Small:1,Invisible:1,HandItems:[{id:"minecraft:diamond_sword",Count:1b},{}],Pose:{Body:[0f,0f,0f],LeftArm:[0f,0f,0f],RightArm:[90f,0f,-90f],LeftLeg:[0f,0f,0f],RightLeg:[0f,0f,0f],Head:[0f,0f,0f]}}


/summon falling_block ~ ~ ~ {Block:"minecraft:stone_slab",Data:0,Time:1,DropItem:0,Passengers:[{id:"falling_block",Block:"minecraft:0",Data:0,Time:0,DropItem:0}]}

i doesn't work perfectly, though
Please help, I used the command that Neocraftz shared in the comment section but It appears that the tool is facing down while it's vertical, and I want to put it horizontal, what command or parameters can you give me to fix my problem.
Amazing command dude!
It worked, except for the fact it's just floating in the air? I'm not very good with commands, and don't really understand them, could somebody help me?
  • Neocraftz
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • December 28, 2016, 5:12 pm
just tried it out, you need to replace ArmorStand with minecraft:armor_stand in a command block.

So the finished command should look like: /summon minecraft:armor_stand ~ ~.7 ~0 {Invisible:1,NoGravity:1,Pose:{RightArm:[-90F,-90F,90F,]},ShowArms:1,Invisible:1}
  • Neocraftz
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • December 28, 2016, 5:13 pm
Same goes for the /kill command
I do not understand how this works. The item is always floating and I am unable to place a block where it is. Can someone help. I am trying to get an item on a wooden plank.
  • Neocraftz
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • December 28, 2016, 5:14 pm
Uh, you may have already found the solution(fairly easy), but to future users, one way to "fix" this is to place the command block beneath the actual block that you're trying to place the object on.
the stick i place just floats... i want to pretend its a branch, but it just... FLOATS
  • DashieMC
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • February 7, 2016, 5:37 am
I can't get rid of it! How can I get rid of it without deleting all of the other things in the world? (i don't wanna do /kill @e cause it'll kill all of the custom armor stands i have)
  • Jearlpro
  • Level 20
  • Expert Mage
  • July 6, 2016, 3:26 pm
/kill @e[type=ArmorStand,r=2] Stand Right next to it
  • VatISDIS
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 10, 2015, 12:21 am
I have never thought of that,thank you!
Great tutorial!
  • Jaxonminer
  • Level 1
  • New Button Pusher
  • September 25, 2015, 4:09 am
How do you make the item flat?!?!?
  • Fode0100
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Crafter
  • June 15, 2015, 10:30 am
Hm, mine only seems to place the item about 1 block over the command block. Mind assisting me with what I am doing wrong?
its supposed to do that ~(insert number here) makes the same number higher than where the command is done
it does not use ones that have .s (Dots/Periods) in the command
  • Orbiter
  • Level 42
  • Master Fox
  • March 3, 2015, 7:05 pm
This is soooo helpful! It really worked! Thanks!
  • Arctic100
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Mage
  • January 29, 2015, 1:09 pm
The tools look like they've been shoved into the block. How can i make them flat? Thanks.
  • rhea9love
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • January 9, 2015, 2:17 pm
wELL IT works :D
  • rhea9love
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • January 9, 2015, 1:15 pm
any versions or only one?
This only works in 1.8 or above.
  • PilotJD
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 2, 2015, 1:00 pm
it works
I'm getting so many didn't works. *Sigh
  • Neocraftz
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • December 28, 2016, 5:16 pm
Eh, don't fret. I tried this in 1.11, your command still works. Be proud of it, your command is incredibly useful.
didnt work...
Are You In 1.8? This Only Works In 1.8 AND you have to click the INVISIBLE armor stand with the item you want to put on the block plus they will be ONE block above the player or command block that activated the command.
  • KoolkidAK
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • January 1, 2015, 7:45 am
i dont understand
What  do you not understand? The point? Or is the tutorial unclear? Please let me know ASAP.
Also, please check out my Moving Powerups tutorial. http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/moving-powerups/
  • Kriskersss
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • December 31, 2014, 7:41 pm
how do i make the stand invisible
  • BrokenEye
  • Level 40
  • Master Artist
  • December 31, 2014, 12:34 pm
Can you pick up the items?
Yes, but youhave to right click it, and it depends on the angle of the armor stand, but yes.
  • PilotJD
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 31, 2014, 9:27 am
Well It said that it doesnt work with any of the blocks so yea... thats why I said that
By that, I meant that by placing a block in the armor stands' hand, it will look sideways, and crooked, but you can mess around with it to change it if you want to.
  • Pixelspark
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Dragon
  • December 31, 2014, 12:52 am
I would love to see more of these command block tutorials ! I'm subsribing only for that ! don't let me down
Have you seen the top of this post (a link to my other tutorial)
  • PilotJD
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 30, 2014, 1:16 pm
It spawns on my comand block not next to it, how do i move it .
The armor stand is supposed to bein the  command block
You'll have to decide which coordinates to use for X/Z, but keep the Y coordinates the same.
It dosen't matter if there are spaces or not inbetween the curly brackets. Everywhere else, yes.
  • PilotJD
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 30, 2014, 1:00 pm
Are there any spaces?
  • ChrisTheKing
  • Level 24
  • Expert Princess
  • December 30, 2014, 10:19 am
Mine doesn't spawn with arms
Forgot to show, please check the updated one.

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