Solid blocks are a type of block.


A block is considered solid if it has a collision box that players, mobs, and entities cannot pass through. Players and mobs caught in a solid block will suffocate. The one exception to this is the cobweb, which, though considered solid, is actually able to let players, mobs, and entities move through it.

Solid blocks' collision property allows block-dependent blocks and entities to be placed on them, including: paintings, item frames, heads, signs, and banners. Some block-dependent blocks can only be placed on full, opaque solid blocks (with some exceptions): torches, redstone torches, buttons, levers, and ladders. Solid blocks are considered when generating structures.

List of Solid BlocksEdit


  • Mycelium
  • Grass Block
  • Hay Bale
  • Nether Wart Block


  • Dirt
  • Coarse Dirt
  • Podzol
  • Farmland
  • Grass Path


  • Wood (Oak, Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, Dark Oak)
  • Wood Planks (Oak, Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, Dark Oak)
  • Wood Slab (Oak, Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, Dark Oak)
  • Wood Stairs (Oak, Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, Dark Oak)
  • Fence (Oak, Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, Dark Oak)
  • Fence Gate
  • Note Block
  • Bookshelf
  • Chest
  • Trapped Chest
  • Crafting Table
  • Sign
  • Door (Oak, Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, Dark Oak)
  • Wooden Pressure Plate
  • Jukebox
  • Trapdoor
  • Red Mushroom (block)/Brown Mushroom (block)
  • Daylight Sensor
  • Banner


  • Stone
  • Andesite/Diorite/Granite/Polished Andesite/Diorite/Granite
  • Sandstone/Smooth Sandstone/Chiseled Sandstone/Red Sandstone/Smooth Red Sandstone/Chiseled Red Sandstone
  • Cobblestone
  • Moss Stone
  • Bricks
  • Stone Bricks/Cracked Stone Bricks/Mossy Stone Bricks/Chiseled Stone Bricks
  • Nether Brick
  • Block of Quartz/Pillar Quartz Block/Chiseled Quartz Block
  • Stone Slab/Stone Brick Slab/Cobblestone Slab/Sandstone Slab/Red Sandstone Slab/Quartz Slab/Purpur Slab/Bricks Slab/Nether Brick Slab
  • Stone Brick Stairs/Cobblestone Stairs/Sandstone Stairs/Red Sandstone Stairs/Quartz Stairs/Purpur Stairs/Bricks Stairs/Nether Brick Stairs
  • Cobblestone Wall/Mossy Cobblestone Wall
  • Nether Brick Fence
  • Bedrock
  • Coal Ore/Iron Ore/Lapis Lazuli Ore/Gold Ore/Diamond Ore/Redstone Ore/Emerald Ore
  • Dropper
  • Dispenser
  • Furnace
  • Obsidian
  • Monster Spawner
  • Stone Pressure Plate
  • Netherrack
  • Nether Quartz Ore
  • Enchantment Table
  • End Portal Frame
  • End Stone
  • End Stone Bricks
  • Ender Chest
  • Hardened Clay
  • Prismarine/Dark Prismarine/Prismarine Bricks
  • Block of Coal
  • Purpur Block
  • Purpur Pillar
  • Magma Block
  • Red Nether Brick
  • Bone Block


  • Block of Iron/Lapis Lazuli/Gold/Diamond/Redstone/Emerald
  • Iron Door
  • Iron Bars
  • Brewing Stand
  • Cauldron
  • Command Block
  • Hopper
  • Iron Trapdoor
  • Weighted Pressure Plate (Heavy)
  • Weighted Pressure Plate (Light)
  • Structure Block


  • Anvil


  • Leaves (Oak, Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, Dark Oak)


  • Sponge/Wet Sponge


  • Wool
  • Bed


  • Sand
  • Red Sand
  • Gravel
  • Soul Sand


  • Glass
  • Glass Pane
  • Stained Glass
  • Stained Glass Pane
  • Glowstone
  • Beacon
  • Sea Lantern

Redstone LampEdit

  • Redstone Lamp


  • TNT


  • Ice
  • Frosted Ice

Packed IceEdit

  • Packed Ice

Snow Layer (2-8)Edit

  • Snow (layer) (2-8)


  • Cactus


  • Clay (block)
  • Slime Block
  • Stone Monster Egg/Cobblestone Monster Egg/Stone Bricks Monster Egg/Mossy Cobblestone Monster Egg/Cracked Stone Bricks Monster Egg/Chiseled Stone Bricks Monster Egg/Mossy Stone Bricks Monster Egg


  • Pumpkin
  • Melon
  • Jack o'Lantern

Dragon EggEdit

  • Dragon Egg


  • Cake


  • Cobweb


  • Piston
  • Sticky Piston
  • Piston Head
  • Piston Extension


  • Barrier Block

List of non-solid blocksEdit


  • Air


  • Water


  • Lava


  • Sapling (Oak, Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, Dark Oak)
  • Flower (Dandelion, Poppy, Blue Orchid, Allium, Azure Bluet, Tulips, Oxeye Daisy)
  • Red Mushroom/Brown Mushroom
  • Beetroot/Wheat/Carrot/Potato
  • Sugar Cane
  • Pumpkin Seeds/Melon Seeds
  • Lilypad
  • Nether Wart
  • Cocoa Beans
  • Chorus Plant
  • Chorus Flower

Replaceable PlantsEdit

  • Tall Grass
  • Fern
  • Dead Bush
  • Flower (Lilac, Rose Bush, Peony, Sunflower)
  • Vines


  • Fire


  • Rail
  • Powered Rail
  • Detector Rail
  • Activator Rail
  • Torch
  • Redstone
  • Redstone Torch
  • Redstone Repeater
  • Redstone Comparator
  • Ladder
  • Lever
  • Button (Wood, Stone)
  • Tripwire Hook
  • String
  • Flower Pot
  • Head
  • End Rod


  • Carpet

Snow Layer (1)Edit

  • Snow (layer) (1)

Snow BlockEdit

  • Snow (block)


  • Nether Portal (block)
  • End Portal (block)
  • End Gateway (block)

Structure VoidEdit

  • Structure Void


Most solid blocks are 1 meter high, but some blocks have different block heights.

The player can automatically step up from a lower to a higher height, if the difference is 0.6 meters (blocks) or less. From ground level, this is anything higher than a boat or less.

The player can fit through spaces as low as 1.8125 meters (blocks) high, since the player is 1.8 meters (blocks) tall. This allows the player to fit through a 2-meter (block) high gap with a floor as high as a trapdoor (0.1875 m) or less.

When sneaking, a player can fit through spaces as low as 1.75 meters (blocks) high, since the player is 1.65 meters (blocks) tall when sneaking. Sneaking allows the player to fit through a 2-meter (block) high gap with a floor as high as 3 snow layers (0.25 m) or less.

When gliding with an elytra, the player can fit through places as low as 0.625 meters (blocks) high, since the player is 0.6 meters (blocks) tall when gliding. Gliding allows the player to fit through a 1-meter (block) high gap with a floor as high as 4 snow layers (0.375 m), or a flower pot (0.375 m), or a daylight sensor (0.375 m), or less.

Doors, though appearing to be a 2-meter-high block, are composed of two 1-meter high blocks.

Here is a list of blocks with non-standard heights, from highest to shortest.

Height Block
1.5 meters (24 pixels) Fence, cobblestone wall
0.9375 m (15p) Grass path, farmland, cactus
0.875 m (14p) Soul sand, 8 snow layers, chest, ender chest, trapped chest, top of brewing stand
0.8125 m (13p) End portal frame (empty), chorus plant
0.75 m (12p) Enchantment table, 7 snow layers, cocoa bean plant, head on wall
0.625 m (10p) 6 snow layers, inside of hopper, sideways end rod
0.5625 m (9p) Bed
0.5 m (8p) Bottom slab, 5 snow layers, head on ground, bottom part of stair, cake
0.375 m (6p) Daylight sensor, 4 snow layers, flower pot
0.3125 m (5p) Inside of cauldron
0.25 m (4p) 3 snow layers
0.1875 m (3p) Bottom trapdoor
0.125 m (2p) Base of brewing stand, redstone repeater, redstone comparator, 2 snow layers
0.09375 m (1.5p) Lilypad
0.0625 m (1p) Carpet



  • Pre 0.0.0 - Added grass block and cobblestone, the first two solid blocks.
  • Pre 0.0.0 - Solid blocks are the only available type of block.
  • rd-161348 - Added the first legitimately obtainable non-solid blocks, saplings.

Official ReleaseEdit

  • 1.10.1 - Farmland blocks' height reduced from 1 meter tall to 0.9375 meters tall (15 pixels).