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This article is about the physical blocks found in Minecraft. For the action, see Blocking. For the charity, see Block by Block.
"Blocks" redirects here. For the song by C418, see Music Disc.
All of the blocks in Java Edition 1.16.4.

Blocks are the basic units of structure in Minecraft that can be directly placed in the game world.

Behavior

A variety of different blocks occurring in an underwater coral reef; sand can be seen lining the ground, cut sandstone in underwater ruin structures, and various forms of coral.

Blocks are arranged in a 3-dimensional grid of 1-cubic-meter cells. Each cell usually contains exactly one block; exceptions exist in the form of slabs, vines, snow layers, turtle eggs and sea pickles.

Together, blocks and fluids build up the in-game environment, and most can be harvested and utilized in various fashions. Some blocks, such as dirt and sandstone, are opaque and occupy their entire cubic meter, while other blocks, such as glass and flowers, are transparent or non-solid. Explosions destroy some blocks more easily than they destroy others.

Air is a special block. It is an unbreakable transparent block, as a substitute for the absence of blocks. in Java Edition, it has two variants: cave air and void air.

Some blocks, such as torches and glowstone, emit light. The amount of light they emit varies widely; see this table of light values for further information. Opaque blocks completely block light, while transparent blocks can have no effect on light, block the light, or merely weaken it.

Almost all blocks ignore gravity, with the exception of sand, red sand, gravel, anvils, dragon eggs, concrete powder, scaffolding, and snow.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

When broken, blocks emit sounds and particles associated with themselves, except in the following cases:

  • When the block is removed by a piston.[1]
  • If the block is affected by gravity and falls into an invalid space.‌[Java Edition only][2]
  • Anvils that are destroyed by running out of durability or falling. Only particles are missing.[3]
  • If the block can be washed away and is washed away by a flowing fluid.[4]
  • If the block can be replaced by other blocks and is replaced.[5]
  • If the block is one of a few blocks such as rails or redstone wire, supported by another block and its supporting block is removed.[6]
  • If the block is leaves and decays.[7]

Block height

Most solid blocks are 1 meter high (3.28084 ft), but certain blocks (especially slabs and stairs) have non-standard block heights.

A player can automatically step up from a lower to a higher height if the difference is at most 0.6 (35) of a block or 1.9685 feet.

Textures

The textures on the faces of blocks are 16×16 pixels. Most blocks are proportionately one cubic meter by default, but their shape can be changed using models.

Most blocks have static textures, but these blocks are animated: water, lava, Nether portal, End portal, End gateway, prismarine (slab; stairs; wall), sea lantern, magma block, seagrass, kelp, fire, lantern, lit campfire and their soul variants, lit blast furnace, heat block[BE & EE only], stems, hyphae, lit smoker, stonecutter and command block.

Using resource packs, the player can change the textures and resolution of blocks, including whether their texture is animated. They can also change the shapes of blocks using models and the size of blocks to any size with equal width and height, though sizes that are a power of two tend to work better.

List of blocks

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Technical blocks

Technical blocks are blocks which serve various purposes during events within the game, or use a separate namespaced ID in order to avoid unnecessary combinations of block states. In Java Edition technical blocks do not exist as items, while in Bedrock Edition they may be obtained using inventory editors or add-ons.

Education Edition only

These blocks can be accessed only in Education Edition and in Bedrock Edition when education options are enabled. (Elements are not listed here.)

Removed blocks

Removed blocks no longer exist in current versions of the game.

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History

Block additions and removals

This section is missing information about Legacy Console Edition and New Nintendo 3DS additions - many pages say blocks were added to Creative mode as the first history mention of them but don't say when they were actually added to the game, even as potentially unobtainable blocks.
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Unique blocks are defined as having unique namespaced IDs in current versions of Java Edition, excluding obvious technical variants such as potted plants and wall attachments of blocks, but including the rose. Unintentional metadata variants are also not included.

Java Edition pre-Classic
rd-131655Added air, cobblestone and grass blocks.
Total blocks: 3 (+3, -0)
rd-20090515Added dirt, oak planks and stone.
Total blocks: 6 (+3, -0)
rd-161348Added oak saplings.
Total blocks: 7 (+1, -0)
Java Edition Classic
0.0.12aAdded bedrock, water and lava.
Total blocks: 10 (+3, -0)
0.0.14aAdded sand, gravel, coal ore, iron ore, gold ore, oak logs and oak leaves.
Total blocks: 17 (+7, -0)
0.0.19aAdded sponges and glass.
Total blocks: 19 (+2, -0)
0.0.20aAdded 16 wool colors (white, light gray, dark gray, black, red, orange, yellow, chartreuse, green, spring green, cyan, capri, ultramarine, violet, purple, magenta and rose), blocks of gold, dandelions, roses, red mushrooms, and brown mushrooms.
Total blocks: 40 (+21, -0)
0.26 SURVIVAL TESTAdded smooth stone slabs, blocks of iron, TNT, mossy cobblestone, bricks and bookshelves.
Total blocks: 46 (+6, -0)
0.28Added obsidian.
Total blocks: 47 (+1, -0)
Java Edition Indev
0.3120091223-2Added torches.
Total blocks: 48 (+1, -0)
20100109Added fire.
Total blocks: 49 (+1, -0)
20100114Added the infinite water block.
Total blocks: 50 (+1, -0)
20100122Added the infinite lava block.
Total blocks: 51 (+1, -0)
20100124Added chests.
Total blocks: 52 (+1, -0)
20100128Added diamond ore, blocks of diamond and gears.
Total blocks: 55 (+3, -0)
20100130Added crafting tables.
Total blocks: 56 (+1, -0)
Minecraft Indev20100206Added farmland and wheat crops.
Total blocks: 58 (+2, -0)
20100219Added furnaces.
Total blocks: 59 (+1, -0)
Java Edition Infdev
Minecraft Infdev20100607Added ladders, oak signs and oak doors.
Total blocks: 62 (+3, -0)
20100618Added rails.
Total blocks: 63 (+1, -0)
20100624Removed all colored cloth types from the game, although white still exists.
Total blocks: 48 (+0, -15)
20100625-2Added spawners.
Removed the infinite water and lava source blocks.
Total blocks: 47 (+1, -2)
20100629Added oak stairs and cobblestone stairs.
Total blocks: 49 (+2, -0)
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1Added redstone ore, redstone wire, redstone torches, oak pressure plates, stone pressure plates, stone buttons, levers and iron doors.
Removed gears.
Total blocks: 56 (+8, -1)
v1.0.4Added snow, snow blocks and ice.
Total blocks: 59 (+3, -0)
v1.0.6Added cactus.
Total blocks: 60 (+1, -0)
v1.0.11Added clay and sugar cane.
Total blocks: 62 (+2, -0)
v1.0.14Added jukeboxes.
Total blocks: 63 (+3, -0)
v1.0.17Added fences.
Total blocks: 64 (+1, -0)
v1.2.0previewAdded netherrack, soul sand, glowstone, carved pumpkins, jack o'lanterns and nether portal blocks.
Total blocks: 70 (+6, -0)
Java Edition Beta
1.2Added 15 new colors of wool (light gray, gray, black, brown, red, orange, yellow, lime, green, cyan, light blue, blue, magenta, purple, pink), cake, dispensers, lapis lazuli ore, blocks of lapis lazuli, note blocks, sandstone, birch logs, birch leaves, spruce logs and spruce leaves.
Total blocks: 95 (+25, -0)
1.3Added cobblestone slabs, petrified oak slabs, sandstone slabs, smooth stone, red beds and redstone repeaters.
Total blocks: 101 (+6, -0)
1.4Added locked chests.
Total blocks: 102 (+1, -0)
1.5Added birch saplings, spruce saplings, powered rails, detector rails and cobwebs.
Total blocks: 107 (+5, -0)
1.6Test Build 3Added dead bushes, shrubs, grass, ferns and oak trapdoors.
Total blocks: 112 (+5, -0)
1.7Added pistons and sticky pistons.
Total blocks: 114 (+2, -0)
1.8Pre-releaseAdded stone bricks, cracked stone bricks, mossy stone bricks, infested stone, infested cobblestone, infested stone bricks, brick slabs, stone brick slabs, brick stairs, stone brick stairs, glass panes, iron bars, oak fence gates, vines, mushroom stems, red mushroom blocks, brown mushroom blocks, pumpkin stems, melon stems and melons.
Total blocks: 134 (+20, -0)
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseAdded nether bricks, nether brick stairs, nether brick fences, nether wart, mycelium and lily pads.
Total blocks: 140 (+6, -0)
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Added brewing stands, enchanting tables, end portal frames, end portal blocks, and properly added cauldrons.
Total blocks: 145 (+5, -0)
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Added end stone.
Total blocks: 146 (+1, -0)
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Added the dragon egg.
Total blocks: 147 (+1, -0)
1.2.112w03aAdded jungle logs and jungle leaves.
Total blocks: 149 (+2, -0)
12w04aAdded jungle saplings.
Total blocks: 150 (+1, -0)
12w07aAdded redstone lamps.
Total blocks: 151 (+1, -0)
1.2Added chiseled stone bricks.
Total blocks: 152 (+1, -0)
1.2.4releaseAdded birch planks, spruce planks, jungle planks, cut sandstone and chiseled sandstone.
Total blocks: 157 (+5, -0)
1.3.112w17aAdded oak slabs, birch slabs, spruce slabs and jungle slabs.
Total blocks: 161 (+4, -0)
12w19aAdded cocoa.
Total blocks: 162 (+1, -0)
12w21aAdded emerald ore, ender chests and sandstone stairs.
Total blocks: 165 (+3, -0)
12w22aAdded tripwire, tripwire hooks and blocks of emerald
Total blocks: 168 (+3, -0)
12w25aAdded birch stairs, spruce stairs and jungle stairs.
Total blocks: 171 (+3, -0)
12w30dAdded oak wood, birch wood, spruce wood and jungle wood.
Total blocks: 175 (+4, -0)
1.4.212w32aAdded beacons and command blocks.
Total blocks: 177 (+2, -0)
12w34aAdded carrots, potatoes, flower pots, oak buttons, cobblestone walls and mossy cobblestone walls.
Total blocks: 181 (+4, -0)
12w36aAdded creeper heads, player heads, skeleton skulls, wither skeleton skulls and zombie heads.
Total blocks: 186 (+5, -0)
12w41aAdded anvils, chipped anvils and damaged anvils.
Total blocks: 189 (+3, -0)
1.4.612w49aAdded nether brick slabs.
Total blocks: 190 (+1, -0)
1.513w01aAdded nether quartz ore, blocks of redstone, daylight detectors, hoppers, redstone comparators, trapped chests, light weighted pressure plates and heavy weighted pressure plates.
Total blocks: 198 (+8, -0)
13w02aAdded activator rails, blocks of quartz, chiseled quartz blocks, quartz pillars, quartz slabs and quartz stairs.
Removed smooth stone.
Total blocks: 203 (+6, -1)
13w03aAdded droppers.
Total blocks: 204 (+1, -0)
13w04aAdded smooth sandstone and smooth quartz.
Reimplemented smooth stone.
Total blocks: 207 (+3, -0)
1.6.113w16aAdded carpets in the 16 dye colors and hay bales.
Total blocks: 224 (+17, -0)
13w17aAdded terracotta.
Total blocks: 225 (+1, -0)
13w18aAdded blocks of coal.
Total blocks: 226 (+1, -0)
13w19aAdded dyed terracotta in 16 colors.
Total blocks: 242 (+16, -0)
1.7.213w36aAdded alliums, azure bluets, blue orchids, lilacs, oxeye daisyies, peonyies, poppyies, rose bushes, sunflowers, orange tulips, pink tulips, red tulips, white tulips, tall grass, large ferns, packed ice, podzol, "grassless" dirt, infested cracked stone bricks, infested mossy stone bricks and infested chiseled stone bricks.
Removed roses.
Total blocks: 262 (+21, -1)
13w39aAdded red sand.
Total blocks: 263 (+1, -0)
13w41aAdded 16 colors each of stained glass and stained glass panes.
Removed locked chests.
Total blocks: 294 (+32, -1)
13w43aAdded acacia logs, acacia wood, acacia leaves, acacia saplings, dark oak logs, dark oak wood, dark oak leaves and dark oak saplings.
Total blocks: 302 (+8, -0)
1.7Added acacia stairs, acacia slabs, dark oak stairs and dark oak slabs.
Total blocks: 306 (+4, -0)
1.7.1Added acacia planks and dark oak planks.
Total blocks: 308 (+2, -0)
1.814w02aAdded granite, polished granite, diorite, polished diorite, andesite, polished andesite and slime blocks.
Total blocks: 315 (+7, -0)
14w05aAdded barriers.
Total blocks: 316 (+1, -0)
14w07aAdded iron trapdoors.
Total blocks: 317 (+1, -0)
14w25aAdded prismarine, prismarine bricks, dark prismarine, sea lanterns, coarse dirt and wet sponges.
Removed "grassless" dirt.
Total blocks: 322 (+6, -1)
14w30aAdded 16 banner colors.
Total blocks: 338 (+16, -0)
14w32aAdded red sandstone, cut red sandstone, chiseled red sandstone, smooth red sandstone, red sandstone slabs and red sandstone stairs.
Total blocks: 344 (+6, -0)
14w32bAdded birch fences, spruce fences, jungle fences, acacia fences, dark oak fences, birch fence gates, spruce fence gates, jungle fence gates, acacia fence gates and dark oak fence gates.
Total blocks: 354 (+10, -0)
14w32dAdded birch doors, spruce doors, jungle doors, acacia doors and dark oak doors.
Total blocks: 359 (+5, -0)
1.915w31aAdded chorus plants, chorus flowers, dragon heads, end gateway blocks, end rods, end stone bricks, dirt paths, purpur blocks, purpur pillars, purpur slabs, purpur stairs and structure blocks.
Total blocks: 371 (+12, -0)
15w42aAdded frosted ice.
Total blocks: 372 (+1, -0)
1.1016w20aAdded bone blocks, magma blocks, nether wart blocks, red nether bricks and structure voids.
Total blocks: 377 (+5, -0)
1.1116w39aAdded observers and shulker boxes. Colored shulker boxes apparently did not exist at this time and as such are not counted.
Total blocks: 379 (+2, -0)
1.1217w06aAdded concrete, concrete powder and glazed terracotta (there 16 different blocks for all of these).
Total blocks: 427 (+48, -0)
17w15aAdded colored beds (all of the 15 variants).
Total blocks: 442 (+15, -0)
1.1317w47aAdded pumpkins; added buttons, pressure plates and trapdoors for all wood types.
Total blocks: 458 (+16, -0)
18w07aAdded stripped logs, bubble columns, kelps, seagrass, dried kelp blocks, prismarine stairs and slabs, added turtle eggs.
Total blocks: 475 (+17, -0)
18w09aAdded 5 types of coral blocks and a dead variant.
Total blocks: 481 (+6, -0)
18w10aAdded coral plants.
Total blocks: 486 (+5, -0)
18w10bAdded five types of dead corals and a non dyed shulker box.
Removed the dead coral block introduced in 18w09a.
Total blocks: 491 (+6, -1)
18w11aAdded coral fans.
Total blocks: 496 (+5, -0)
18w14bAdded sea pickles.
Total blocks: 497 (+1, -0)
18w15aAdded blue ice and the conduit.
Total blocks: 499 (+2, -0)
pre2Added stripped barks.
Total blocks: 505 (+6, -0)
1.1418w43aAdded bamboo, cornflowers, wither roses, lily of the valley, loom, signs for all wood types, 14 new types of slabs and stairs and 12 new types of walls.
Total blocks: 555 (+50, -0)
18w44aAdded barrels, bells, blast furnaces, smokers, cartography tables, fletching tables, smithing tables, stonecutters, grindstones, lecterns.
Total blocks: 565 (+10, -0)
18w45aAdded scaffoldings.
Total blocks: 566 (+1, -0)
18w46aAdded lanterns and jigsaw blocks.
Total blocks: 568 (+2, -0)
18w49aAdded sweet berry bushes.
Total blocks: 569 (+1, -0)
19w02aAdded campfires.
Total blocks: 570 (+1, -0)
19w03aAdded composters.
Total blocks: 571 (+1, -0)
19w12aAdded cut sandstone slabs and cut red sandstone slabs.
Total blocks: 573 (+2, -0)
1.1519w34aAdded bee nests and beehives.
Total blocks: 575 (+2, -0)
19w41aAdded honey blocks and honeycomb blocks.
Total blocks: 577 (+2, -0)
1.1620w06aAdded Ancient debris, Basalt, Block of netherite; Crimson and warped Stems, Planks, Signs, Slabs, Stairs, Fences, Fence Gates, Pressure Plates, Buttons, Doors, and Trapdoors; added Fungi, Nylium, Roots, Nether sprouts, Shroomlight, Soul fire, Soul lantern, Soul torch, Soul soil, Warped wart block, and Weeping vines.
Total blocks: 613 (+36, -0)
20w09aAdded Crying obsidian and Target block.
Total blocks: 615 (+2, -0)
20w10aAdded Hyphae.
Total blocks: 616 (+1, -0)
20w11aAdded Nether gold ore and Twisting vines.
Total blocks: 618 (+2, -0)
20w12aAdded Polished basalt and Respawn anchor.
Total blocks: 620 (+2, -0)
20w13aAdded Lodestone.
Total blocks: 621 (+1, -0)
20w15aAdded slab, stairs, and wall for the also new Blackstone, Polished blackstone bricks, and also button and pressure plate for Polished blackstone; added Chiseled nether bricks, Chiseled polished blackstone, Cracked nether bricks, Cracked polished blackstone bricks, Gilded blackstone, Quartz bricks, and Soul campfire.
Total blocks: 642 (+21, -0)
20w16aAdded Chains.
Total blocks: 643 (+1, -0)
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aAdded Copper Block, Cut Copper, Cut Copper Slab, Cut Copper Stairs with their weathered and waxed variants; added Amethyst Bud, Amethyst Cluster, Block of Amethyst, Budding Amethyst, Calcite, Candles, Copper Ore Lightning Rod, Tinted Glass, and Tuff.
Total blocks: 681 (+38, -0)
20w46aAdded Powder snow.
Total blocks: 682 (+1, -0)
20w48aAdded Dripstone Block and Pointed Dripstone.
Total blocks: 684 (+2, -0)
20w49aAdded Sculk sensor.
Total blocks: 685 (+1, -0)
21w03aAdded Glow Lichen.
Total blocks: 686 (+1, -0)
Pocket Edition Alpha
Pre-releaseAdded Air, Sand, 3 types of Leaves, 16 colors of Wools, Sandstone, Grass, Dirt, Stone, Cobblestone, Wood Planks, Glass, Block of Diamond, Block of Gold, Block of Iron, Obsidian, Bricks, Ladder, Rose, Torch, Sugar Cane, Dandelion, and TNT.
Total blocks: 40 (+40, -0)
v0.1.0Added 3 types of Woods; Oak and Cobblestone Stairs, Stone Slabs, 2 types of Mushrooms, Bedrock, Coal Ore, Iron Ore, Gold Ore, Diamond Ore, Ice, Gravel, Clay, Water, Lava, Snow, Grass Block, Oak Door, and Iron Door.
Total blocks: 62 (22, -0)
v0.2.0Added Fence, Fence Gate, and Cactus.
Total blocks: 65 (+3, -0)
v0.3.0Added Crafting Table, Iron Ore; Brick Stairs and Slabs; Cobblestone and Oak Slabs; and Bookshelves.
Total blocks: 72 (+7, -0)
v0.3.2Added Furnace, 3 types of Saplings, Glass Pane.
Total blocks: 77 (+5, -0)
v0.4.0Added Chest and Bed.
Total blocks: 79 (+2, -0)
v0.5.0Added Melon, Glowstone, Cobweb, Sign; Version exclusive Nether Reactor, Glowing Obsidian, and Nether Reactor Core.
Total blocks: 86 (+7, -0)
v0.6.0Added Netherrack, Nether Bricks, Block of Quartz, Chiseled Quartz block, Pillar Quartz block, Cracked Stone Bricks, Mossy Stone Bricks, Chiseled Sandstone, Smooth Sandstone; Nether Brick, Sandstone, Stone Brick, and Quartz Stairs; Sandstone and Stone Bricks Slabs; Sand, and Version exclusive Stonecutter (old).
Total blocks: 105 (+19, -0)
v0.7.0Added Fire and Cake.
Total blocks: 107 (+2, -0)
v0.7.3Added Double Chests and Quartz Slabs.
Total blocks: 109 (+2, -0)
v0.8.0build 2Added Jungle Wood, Jungle Leaves; Jungle, Birch and Spruce Stairs; Jungle Slabs, Pumpkin, Potato, Carrot, Beetroot, Beetroot Seeds, Cobblestone Wall, Iron Bars, Tall Grass, Fern, Dead Bush, Hay Bale, Block of Coal, 16 colors of Carpets, Bark blocks, Rail, Powered Rail, and Sponge.
Total blocks: 147 (+38, -0)
v0.9.0build 1Added Podzol, Mycelium, Mushroom Block, Cocoa, End Portal Frame, Double plants; Acacia and Dark oak wood and leaves; 16 colors of Stained clay, Lily pad, 12 types of Flowers, Red Sand, Hardened Clay, End Stone, Granite, Diorite, Andesite, Emerald Ore, Block of Emerald, Packed Ice, and Version exclusive Grassless "dirt".
Total blocks: 196 (+49, -0)
v0.10.0build 1Added 5 more wood types for Fences and Gates.
Total blocks: 216 (+10, -0)
v0.11.0build 1Added Block of Redstone and Grass Path.
Total blocks: 218 (+2, -0)
v0.12.0Added 3 damaged types of Anvils, Brewing Stand, 5 Mob Heads, Flower Pot, Soul Sand; Nether Brick Fence and Slabs; and Nether Quartz Ore.
Total blocks: 232 (+14, -0)
v0.12.1build 1Added Enchanting Table.
Total blocks: 233 (+1, -0)
v0.13.0build 1Added Redstone Dust, Redstone Lamp, Redstone Torch, Levers, Tripwire Hook, 2 types of Daylight Sensor, 4 types of Pressure Plates, 2 types of Buttons, Detector Rail, Activator Rail, Trapped Chest, 5 wood types for Wooden Doors, Iron Trapdoor, and Note Block.
Total blocks: 256 (+23, -0)
v0.14.0build 1Added Comparator, Dispenser, Double Trapped Chests, Dropper, Hopper, Repeater, Cauldron; Red Sandstone and it's Stair, Slab, Chiseled, and Smooth variants; and Slime Block.
Total blocks: 269 (+13, -0)
v0.15.0build 1Added Piston, Sticky Piston, and Observer.
Total blocks: 272 (+3, -0)
v0.16.0build 1Added Sea Lantern; Prismarine and it's variants; Wet Sponges, Version exclusive Border Block, and Chalkboard.
Total blocks: 279 (+7, -0)
build 2Removed Border Block and Chalkboard.
Total blocks: 277 (+0, -2)
build 4Added Beacon.
Total blocks: 278 (+1, -0)
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Added Chorus flower, Chorus plant, End gateway, End portal, Dragon Head, Ender Chest, End Rod, Dragon Egg; Purpur Block and it's slabs, pillar, and stairs variants; End Stone Bricks, 16 colors of Stained glass, 16 colors of Stained Glass Panes, Structure block, and Structure void.
Total blocks: 325 (+47, -0)
1.0.5alpha 1.0.5.0Added all types of Command Block.
Total blocks: 328 (+3, -0)
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Added Frosted Ice; all colors of Concrete, Concrete Powder, Glazed Terracotta blocks, and Shulker Boxes.
Total blocks: 393 (+65, -0)
1.1.3alpha 1.1.3.0Added Magma Block, Bone Block, Nether Wart Block, and Red Nether Brick.
Total blocks: 397 (+4, -0)
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Added 16 colors of Banners, Jukebox, and Coarse Dirt.
Total blocks: 415 (+18, -0)
1.4.0beta 1.2.13.8Added slabs and stairs for Prismarine and it's variants; Stripped Log and Stripped Wood for all wood types.
Total blocks: 433 (+18, -0)
beta 1.2.14.2Added Buttons, Pressure Plates, and Trapdoors for all wood types; Coral Block and Coral Fan with their dead variant; Coral, Dried Kelp Block, Kelp, and Seagrass.
Total blocks: 472 (+39, -0)
beta 1.2.20.1Added Sea Pickles.
Total blocks: 473 (+1, -0)
1.5.0beta 1.5.0.1Added Conduit.
Total blocks: 474 (+1, -0)
beta 1.5.0.4Added Bubble Columns and Turtle Eggs.
Total blocks: 475 (+1, -0)
1.6.0beta 1.6.0.1Added Barrier.
Total blocks: 476 (+1, -0)
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.8Added Bamboos and Scaffoldings.
Total blocks: 478 (+2, -0)
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0Added Cornflowers and Lily of the Valley flowers; Smooth Stone, Smooth Sandstone, Smooth Red Sandstone, Smooth Quartz Blocks, Signs for all wood types, 14 types of Slabs and Stairs; and 12 types of Walls.
Total blocks: 524 (+46, -0)
beta 1.9.0.2Added Barrel, Bell, Blast furnace, Cartography table, Fletching table, Grindstone, Smithing table, Smoker, and Lanterns.
Total blocks: 533 (+9, -0)
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Added Composters, Campfires, Lecterns, Looms, New Stonecutter, Sweet Berry Bushes, and Jigsaw Blocks.
Total blocks: 540 (+7, -0)
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Added Illager Banner.
Total blocks: 541 (+1, -0)
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.9Added Dead Coral, Wither Roses, and Version exclusive 16 Light Blocks
Total blocks: 559 (+18, -0)
1.14.0beta 1.14.0.1Added Beehives, Bee Nests, Honey Blocks, and Honeycomb Blocks.
Total blocks: 563 (+4, -0)
1.16.0beta 1.15.0.51Added Version exclusive Allow and Deny Blocks and readded Border Block.
Total blocks: 566 (+3, -0)
beta 1.16.0.51Added Ancient Debris, Basalt, Block of Netherite; Crimson and Warped Fungus, Nylium, Planks, Roots, Stems, Slabs, Stairs, Fences, Fence Gates, Pressure Plates, Buttons, Doors, and Trapdoors; Nether Sprouts, Warped Wart Block, Polished Basalt, Shroomlight, Soul Fire, Soul Lantern, Soul Torch, Soul Soil, Target Block, and Weeping Vines.
Total blocks: 604 (+38, -0)
beta 1.16.0.57Added Blackstone with it's Slabs, Stairs, and Wall variants; Chain, Chiseled Nether Bricks, Cracked Nether Bricks, Crying Obsidian, Hyphae, Lodestone, Nether Gold Ore; Polished Blackstone with it's Button, Pressure Plate, Slab, Stairs, and Wall variants; Polished Blackstone Bricks with it's Slab, Stairs, and Wall variants; Quartz Brick, Respawn Anchor, Soul Campfire, and Twisting Vines.
Total blocks: 629 (+25, -0)
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.3.12Added prismarine, wet sponge, sea lantern and beacon
1.5.25Added coarse dirt, 16 types of stained glass and 16 types of stained glass pane
1.7.10Added Ender chest, Dragon head, End portal, End stone, Dragon breath, End crystal, Eye of ender, Lingering potion, End stone brick, End gateway block, End rod and Chorus plant
1.9.19Added 16 types of concrete, 16 types of concrete powder, 16 types of glazed terracotta, 15 new types of bed, 16 types of shulker box, magma block, bone block, frosted ice, nether wart block and red nether bricks

Other changes

Java Edition pre-Classic
rd-132211Added blocks that can be placed and destroyed.
rd-160052There is now support for different block types.
New particles are now shown when destroying a block.
New support for dynamic blocks.
Added pick blocks functionality.
Java Edition Classic
0.0.9aPlacing blocks inside the player is now impossible.
?Added multiple sounds for blocks.
August 4, 2009Breaking blocks allows picking them up and place them, thus adding and removing them from the inventory.
August 14, 2009The requirement to have to hold down the mouse button to break blocks, creating a block-breaking animation, was first shown.
0.27 SURVIVAL TESTThe player now begins with 10 TNT blocks and can now obtain dirt, cobblestone from stone, wooden planks from wood, gold blocks from gold ore, iron blocks from iron ore, stone slabs from coal ore, and white wool from sheep.
0.28Right click now adds blocks and left click now removes them.
The player can now build with naturally occurring blocks.
The player can now use bookshelves, sponges, colored wools, bricks, obsidian and mossy cobblestone.
Operators of servers can now also build bedrock. Some custom servers can now give the ability to place grass blocks and fluid blocks, too.
All new block types have been added.
Java Edition Indev
0.3120091223-2Blocks can now be dropped on the ground.
Blocks that are thrown on the ground can now also be picked up.
20100122Blocks can now be placed on resource items. As a result, resource items are now pushed off.
20100125-1Added new block particles.
Java Edition Infdev
Minecraft Infdev20100227-1It is now possible to place blocks inside the player.
20100413It is now impossible to place blocks inside the player.
20100617-2Solid blocks now cause suffocation.
Java Edition
1.7.213w37aThe ability to obtain the item form of 26 technical blocks has been removed. These were the bed (26), piston head and extension (34 & 36), redstone wire (55), wheat crops (59), standing and wall sign (63 & 68), wooden and iron door (64 & 71), lit redstone ore (74), unlit redstone torch (75), sugar cane (83), cake (92), unpowered and powered repeater (93 & 94), pumpkin and melon stem (104 & 105), nether wart (115), brewing stand (117), cauldron (118), lit redstone lamp (124), tripwire (132), flower pot (140), skull (144), and unpowered and powered comparator (149 & 150).
13w38bAir is now internally a block[8] and can be kept in the inventory. It has a missing texture, Missing Texture JE3.png.
13w38cAir can no longer be kept in the inventory anymore.
1.814w25aThe ability to obtain the item form of 12 technical blocks has been removed. These blocks were flowing and stationary water and lava blocks (8, 9, 10 & 11), double stone and wooden slabs (43 & 125), fire blocks (51), nether and end portal blocks (90 & 119), cocoa pods (127), and potato and carrot crops (141 & 142).
Blocks now show the closest item form to themselves as the icon in the superflat settings menu.
14w26bAll technical blocks, except for the monster spawner (52) and farmland (60), now have a missing texture in the inventory, Missing Texture Block JE3 BE2.png, due to their item models being nonexistent.
1.915w49aThe ability to obtain the item form of lit furnaces (62) has been removed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
Pre-releaseBlocks were also 2D in the inventory
v0.2.0Breaking blocks now allows the player to pick them up and place them, thus adding and removing them from the inventory. Blocks are now 3D in the inventory
v0.2.1Added block breaking animation.
v0.9.0build 1Removed rose.
v0.12.1build 1Nether Reactor Core is no longer obtainable in survival or creative.
v0.13.0build 1Removed crafting recipe and functionality of the stonecutter. It can still be found in the creative inventory.

Issues

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Trivia

  • Certain blocks may interpret positions they cannot be placed in by normal means as a valid position. For example, a sign placed in midair via /setblock or through bugs remains in midair even when updated, until either it is broken, or a block is placed below it and broken.

See also

References

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