Depending on the reference source, the term “stone” refers to the mineral material that forms the foundation of all rocks and also objects made from the breaking or wearing of rocks. For these reasons, many people use the terms stone and rock interchangeably.
“Little Alchemy 2” separates stone from rock by referring to Rock in relation to its composition as “any innocuous solid mineral” and Stone in relation to actions humans can perform with it. Even more confusing, you’re later given the opportunity to make Boulder by combining the two elements.
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How you perceive the differences between stone and rock in the real world doesn’t matter as much as you might normally expect with this game.
You’re given the opportunity to collect both elements. You also don’t need Rock to make a Stone. Instead, you’re provided with three distinct options that make use of basic elements and complex ideas:
1. Cool Down Hot Lava
Many stones exist because molten rock, lava or magma, cooled down through some means until it solidified into a hard, solid material. These types of minerals are usually referred to as an igneous rocks. You make Stone in the game in the same way:
- Earth + Fire = Lava
- Lava + Air = Stone
The Stone icon, a two-toned, speckled gray stone, pops up on the screen with the words “Breaker of bones and other such valuables.”
2. Make Earth More Solid
Stones also form from the application of some force or pressure against earth or soil across vast stretches of time. Additionally, particles can cement together to form stone over time with the help of similar forces when minerals become deposited around layers of organic materials.
These types of rocks are referred to as metamorphic and sedimentary, respectively.
As a result, you can make Stone by making Earth more solid via the application of Pressure as follows:
- Air + Air = Pressure
- Pressure + Earth = Stone
3. Make Earth More Solid, Alternative Method
Another way to make Stone is to take a more complex approach by using the concept-based Solid element. “Little Alchemy 2” offers several concept-based elements in addition to Solid, such as Big, Small, and Philosophy.
To make these elements, you usually need to combine the Human element with some other concept-based element or use it in the creation of other necessary elements. Yet, the common way to make Human requires that you have the Stone element.
The best other option to make Human is with the Time element. If you don’t already have Time, you merely need to collect 100 elements to receive it as an unlockable bonus.
Once you have Time, you make Human by combining the following elements:
- Water + Water = Puddle
- Puddle + Puddle = Pond
- Pond + Pond = Lake
- Lake + Lake = Sea
- Earth + Sea = Primordial Soup
- Fire + Fire = Energy
- Primordial Soup + Energy = Life
The Human icon appears onscreen as a golden figure standing inside of a golden circle with dotted lines behind them and their arms outstretched to the sides. The words “The most dangerous game” describe the element.
Now that you have Human, you use it to make the Solid element:
- Planet + Planet = Solar System
- Solar System + Solar System = Galaxy
- Galaxy + Galaxy = Galaxy Cluster
- Galaxy Cluster + Galaxy Cluster = Universe
- Human + Universe = Science
- Earth + Science = Solid
The Solid element, a light gray cube, appears onscreen with the words “The stiffest state of matter.”
Now that you have Solid, you combine the Solid and Earth elements.
Why Is Stone a Necessity in “Little Alchemy 2”?
The Earth as humanity knows it couldn’t exist without stones and the minerals that make up them. The Earth’s crust is made almost entirely of minerals and stones/rocks.
Other planets across the universe, the Moon, and meteoroids are also made up of these same materials. The land beneath you’re feet contains them as well.
Without stone, you wouldn’t know the terms “granite countertop” or “granite gravestone.” Coal and fossils wouldn’t exist.
A world in which humans never learned to shape stone to meet their needs would lack tools like hammers and axes and many types of foods stuff, such as flour, juice, and oil, that were originally made by mashing or grinding plants with stones.
Stone castles and brick walls also wouldn’t exist. No one would have imagined building the pyramids of Egypt. In Arthurian legend, Arthur would have never pulled Excalibur from a stone.
In “Little Alchemy 2,” you use Stone to make many of these and other stone-based elements:
- Stone + Solar System = Meteoroid
- Stone + Space = Meteoroid
- Stone + Sun = Meteoroid
- Stone + Night = Moon
- Stone + Planet = Moon
- Stone + Sky = Moon
- Stone + Earth = Land
- Stone + Pressure = Granite
- Stone + Death = Gravestone
- Stone + Grave = Gravestone
- Stone + Graveyard = Gravestone
- Stone + Bone = Fossil
- Stone + Corpse = Fossil
- Stone + Dinosaur = Fossil
- Stone + Skeleton = Fossil
- Stone + Small = Pebble
- Stone + Big = Boulder
- Stone + Rock = Boulder
- Stone + Boulder = Hill
- Stone + Algae = Moss
- Stone + Grass = Moss
- Stone + Organic Matter = Mineral
- Stone + Peat = Coal
- Stone + Wood = Axe & Tool
- Stone + Human = Tool
- Stone + Tool = Hammer
- Stone + Hammer = Ore & Statue
- Stone + Fire = Metal
- Stone + Heat = Metal
- Stone + Metal = Blade
- Stone + Steel = Blade
- Stone + Motion = Wheel
- Stone + Wheat = Flour
- Stone + Fruit = Juice
- Stone + Vegetable = Juice
- Stone + Sunflower = Oil
- Stone + Animal = Lizard
- Stone + Egg = Lizard
- Stone + Air = Sand
- Stone + Wind = Sand
- Stone + Sand = Sandstone
- Stone + Desert = Pyramid
- Stone + Lion = Sphinx
- Stone + Liquid = Clay
- Stone + Mineral = Clay
- Stone + Mud = Clay
- Stone + Clay = Brick
- Stone + Fireplace = Chimney
- Stone + Smoke = Chimney
- Stone + Stone = Wall
- Stone + Knight = Castle
- Stone + Warrior = Castle
- Stone + Sword = Excalibur
- Stone + Snow = Snowball
- Stone + Monster = Gargoyle
- Stone + Immortality = Philosopher’s Stone
Exploring Just a Stone’s Throw Away…
The idiom “just a stone’s throw away” refers to the short distance between one thing and another. In “Little Alchemy 2,” players learn that most elements are easy to make because it’s a relatively short distance with element combinations between the basic elements and the more complex ones.
Now that you’ve made Stone and elements derived from it, you can discover many more related ones with ease.
With Clay, for example, you can find Golem, Potter, Pottery, and Soap. If you leave no stone unturned, you gain access to Beach, Cactus, Camel, Desert, Dune, Glass, Gold, Hourglass, Ostrich, Palm, Quicksand, Sand Castle, Sandpaper, Sandstorm, Scorpion and the mythic Djinn and Sandman with the Sand element.
If you’re interested in learning more about how stone wheels and parts were used to tell time and make common everyday tools, you can discover Sundial, Clock, Machine, Thread, and Windmill with the Wheel element.