|“||...The Elves of this land were of a race strange to us of the silvan folk, and the trees and grass do not now remember them. Only I hear the stones lament them: deep they delved us, fair they wrought us, high they builded us; but they are gone.||”|
–Legolas, The Fellowship of the Ring
Elven bricks are a range of brick types used by the Elves. They look similar to stone bricks, but they have either a more creamy shade of silver/grey, a more golden hue, or a slightly brown appearance, depending on the type (High Elven, Galadhrim or Wood-elven repectively). All three variants have all of the different types of block (stairs, slabs, walls, cracked, etc.).
They are used in the structures of High Elven turrets, ruined High Elven turrets, underwater Elven ruins, Wood-elven towers, ruined Wood-elven towers, High Elven halls and in Elven smithies (with each one being made from their respective faction brick).
Elven bricks are essential in the crafting of Elven forges.
The recipe for Elven bricks is the same as that of regular stone bricks (requires four stone), but you will need to do it on a Galadhrim, Wood-elven, Lindon or Rivendell crafting table. They are crafted in batches of four, as with most bricks.
The recipes for crafting Elven brick walls, slabs, and stairs are the same as the stone brick recipes in vanilla Minecraft, but are done with the respective bricks on the appropriate crafting table. You can also craft pillars out of stone blocks.
If you put four Elven bricks of the same variant in a square on their respective crafting table, you will be able to craft one respective carved Elven brick, which only gives one single block, similar to the carved Dwarven bricks.
If you smelt Elven bricks in any type of forge, you'll get the respective cracked variant out of it. You can then craft walls, slabs, and stairs out of it. This was probably included into the mod in Public Beta 25.
As of Public Beta 26 Elven bricks can also be trimmed in the same way as Dwarven bricks. Just put four silver or gold nuggets around any of the three variants. Note that only Dwarves know how to trim with Mithril.
Below is a picture of all Elven bricks and their variants. Pillars, walls, slabs and stairs are not included to keep it concise and simple.
Left to right: Galadhrim, High Elven, and Wood-elven bricks.
Bottom to top: Normal, mossy, cracked, carved, silver trimmed and gold trimmed.