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There's currently two mobs that can be spawned by arranging blocks in a certain pattern: Snowmen and Iron Golems. If an Enderman produces this pattern, does it spawn a mob as if I had placed the blocks?

In other words: If I have a pumpkin farm next to an igloo, do I have to worry about my walls spontaneously turning into Snowmen?

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Reddit says: i.imgur.com/paaKw.jpg –  elwyn Apr 9 '12 at 3:36
    
I don't know if they could make a Iron Golem, but I saw an Enderman make a Snow Golem! –  TheCoolMinecraftApoclypse Nov 30 '13 at 2:03
    
Don't forget the wither is spawned like that as well –  imulsion Nov 30 '13 at 12:46

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Yup, they sure can!

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And here's the reddit thread where they talk about it.

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This YouTube video by KapitanWalnut proves that Endermen can in fact create Snow Golems, and by extension Iron Golems:

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that is pretty awesome –  z ' Apr 10 '12 at 0:04

Yes, according to the Wiki:

Enderman are able to create snow golems and iron golems if they pick up a pumpkin and set it on already placed snow or iron blocks.

Haven't seen it happen myself, but seems plausible as they can move pumpkins.

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They can, as covered in the other answers.

However, Endermen cannot move snow or iron blocks; so they can only create a golem where the body pattern already exists. You could perhaps block such creation by ensuring there is always a block above any two-block-high section of snow, and so on.

Also, it is highly unlikely that an Enderman will pick up a pumpkin in the first place, and place it on your snow; you could make sure that there are no pumpkins near your base, and remove any you find moved closer by Endermen.

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Pumpkins can migrate? (The obvious answer is "carried by Endermen", but is there some other game mechanic I'm not aware of?) –  Random832 Apr 9 '12 at 12:42
    
Sorry. I mean that over the long term, Endermen will repeatedly pick up and drop pumpkins, so a pumpkin may eventually reach your igloo through a random walk from a long distance. –  Kevin Reid Apr 9 '12 at 12:48
    
I figured it was that, I just thought it would be cool if they could spread like mushrooms. –  Random832 Apr 9 '12 at 12:52

They can make Snow Golems no problem, however the only way they can make Iron Golems is to place a pumpkin on the iron part - they cannot pick up non-natural (player-created) blocks, and iron blocks are always player created.

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