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The next Minecraft update may still be weeks away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited for it. 4J Studios has been hard at work building the update, and they’ve let out a few screenshots showing off some of the most anticipated new features. Look closely and you’ll see a mine shaft, spiderwebs, melons, silverfish, the hunger bar, and endermen. As if all that wasn’t enough, the update still has plenty more to offer, including creative mode.

If you like dressing up your avatar as much as you like Minecraft, you’re in luck. A new batch of themed avatar items are on their way, including the sheep and shears avatar prop shown above. The shearing animation is great, although you’ll never see Minecraft‘s Steve struggle that much. There is currently no release date or price for the item.