Meet Your Minecraft Blocks

Minecraft is a popular game and it’s all about the blocks. Blocks, blocks, everywhere. Here is a quick overview to everything you need to know about blocks in Minecraft.

Minecraft Blocks Behavior

Together, liquid blocks and solid blocks build up the in-game environment and can be picked and used in various manners. While other blocks, including glass and ice, are transparent, some blocks, including sandstone and dirt, are opaque.

Some blocks, such as glowstone and torches, will emit light. Most opaque blocks will totally block light, while clear blocks either have no effect on light or just diffuse it.

Nearly all blocks will ignore gravity, together with the exception of red sand, sand, gravel, anvils, dragon eggs, concrete powder and, in Pocket Edition, layer snow.

Block height

Most solid blocks are 1 meter high, but specific blocks (especially slabs and stairs) have non-standard block heights.


The textures on the faces of blocks are 16×16 pixels. Their shape can be altered using versions, although most blocks are one cubic meter by default. Most blocks also have static textures, though water, lava, Nether portal site, End portal site, End portal site, fire, sea lantern, command block, prismarine, and magma blocks are animated.

The player can alter the textures and resolution including whether their feel is animated. They could also alter the contours of blocks though sizes that are a power of two have a tendency to work better using the size of blocks and also versions to any size with equivalent width and height.


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