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Comparison of the solid stone and liquid water blocks

Solid blocks consist of any type of block that is not a liquid and cannot be walked through at the normal walking speed.

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:

Other block-dependent blocks may be placed only on full, opaque solid blocks (with a few exceptions):

Solid blocks are also considered when generating structures.

List of blocks[edit | edit source]

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List of solid blocks[edit | edit source]

The following blocks are all solid blocks. They are categorized by their material.

Material Blocks





Magma Block


Command Block

Structure Block




Sea Lantern
Redstone lamp
Unknown Not applied to any blocks.

Packed ice
Snow layer (2-8)


Dragon egg


List of non-solid blocks[edit | edit source]

These blocks consist of any block that is not solid.

Material Blocks
Air Air
Lava Lava

Replaceable plants

Fire Fire


Snow layer (1)
Snow block

Structure Void

Height[edit | edit source]

Most solid blocks are 1 meter high, but certain blocks 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. From ground level, this is anything the height of a boat [note 1] or less.

A player can fit through spaces as small as 1.8125 (2 - 316) 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 - 14) 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 - 38) 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:

Height Block types
Decimal Fractional Pixelspace
1.5 12 24
Open shulker boxes


cobblestone wall
[note 2]
0.9375 1516 15
Grass path

[note 2]
0.875 78 14
Soul sand
8 layers of snow

ender chest
trapped chest
top of brewing stand [note 2]
0.8125 1316 13
End portal frame
without eye of ender

Chorus plant
[note 2]
0.75 34 12
Enchantment table
7 layers of snow

Cocoa bean
on wall [note 2]
0.625 58 10
6 layers of snow

Inside of hopper,
sideways-oriented end rod [note 2]
0.5625 916 9
0.5 12 8
Bottom slab,
5 layers of snow

on ground,
bottom part of stair,
[note 2]
0.375 38 6
Daylight sensor
4 layers of snow

Flower pot
[note 2]
0.3125 516 5
Inside of cauldron [note 2]
0.25 14 4
3 layers of snow,
Bottom slab of an anvil[upcoming 1.13]
0.1875 316 3
Bottom trapdoor
0.125 18 2
Base of brewing stand,
redstone repeater
redstone comparator
2 layers of snow
0.09375 332 112
Lily pad
[note 2]
0.0625 116 1
  1. Although boats are entities, players can step on them.
  2. a b c d e f g h i j 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.
Official release
1.10.1 Farmland blocks reduced from a full block tall to 1516.

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