Solid blocks are a category of block.
Properties[edit | edit source]
A block can be considered solid if it has a collision box that players, mobs, or other entities cannot move through; those caught inside a solid block may suffocate. The only exception to this is the cobweb, which, although considered solid, can be moved through, albeit slowly.
The collision property[Verify] of solid blocks allows block-dependent blocks and entities to be placed upon them, including:
Solid blocks are also considered when generating structures.
List of solid blocks[edit | edit source]
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Here is a list of solid blocks, categorized by their material.
|Unknown||Not applied to any blocks.|
|Snow layer (2-8)|
List of non-solid blocks[edit | edit source]
|Snow layer (1)|
Height[edit | edit source]
Most solid blocks are 1 meter high, but certain blocks have non-standard block heights.
A player can fit through spaces as small as 1.8125 (2 - 3⁄16) blocks high, since players are 1.8 blocks tall. This allows players to fit through a 2-block gap with a floor as high as a trapdoor or less.
When sneaking, a player can fit through spaces as small as 1.75 (2 - 1⁄4) blocks high, since sneaking players are 1.65 blocks tall. This allows players to fit through a 2-block gap with a floor as high as 3 layers of snow or less.
When gliding with elytra, a player can fit through spaces as small as 0.625 (1 - 3⁄8) blocks high, since gliding players are 0.6 blocks tall. This allows players to fit through a 1-block gap with a floor as high as 4 layers of snow, or a flower pot, or a daylight sensor, or less.
Note that doors, although appearing to be one 2-meter-high block, are actually composed of two (top and bottom) 1-meter-high blocks.
Here is a list of blocks with non-standard heights, from tallest to shortest in height:
Open shulker boxes
cobblestone wall [note 2]
Cactus [note 2]
8 layers of snow
top of brewing stand [note 2]
End portal frame without eye of ender
Chorus plant [note 2]
7 layers of snow
Cocoa bean plant,
head on wall [note 2]
6 layers of snow
Inside of hopper,
sideways-oriented end rod [note 2]
5 layers of snow
Head on ground,
bottom part of stair,
cake [note 2]
4 layers of snow
Flower pot [note 2]
Inside of cauldron [note 2]
3 layers of snow
Base of brewing stand,
2 layers of snow
Lily pad [note 2]
- Although boats are entities, players can step on them.
- These blocks are also thinner, or put another way, their area having this non-standard height does not cover the width/length of a full block.
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History[edit | edit source]
|Pre 0.0.0||Added grass blocks and cobblestone, the first two types of solid blocks.|
|Solid blocks were the only available type of block, until rd-161348, when the first legitimately-obtainable non-solid blocks (saplings) were added.|
|1.10.1||Farmland blocks reduced from a full block tall to 15⁄16.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
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