Do you guys realize the significance of this? Chest is a tile entity. Adding an open phase to it is significant. It's not just any old opening sequence, the angle of the lid is in 3D. The fact that they got a tile entity to switch between states in 3D is impressive. My thoughts is that they improved the physics engine to include more than just open/close, on/off states. Maybe they'll surprise us with doors that actually swing open. Probably not, but I can hope.
Damn you just won't stop with the holding a sand block thing. He's not holding anything in his left hand. It's a sand black that has been placed. The reason that it's 16+ pixels wide is bc it's 2 blocks side by side.
The thing behind the cactus is a chest. There are no new plants.
1. Open chests
2. Chest can be placed in any direction you want based on where you're standing instead of snapping to the walls/blocks next to it.