Structure Void

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Not to be confused with Structure Block.
Structure Void
Structure Void JE2.pngStructure Void with Hitbox JE2.pngStructure Void with Hitbox (Invisible).png
Structure Void BE3.png



Yes (64)



Blast resistance










Catches fire from lava


A structure void is a block that allows existing blocks to remain unchanged rather than be overridden when using the structure block to load a structure.


Structure voids are available only using the /setblock, /fill, or /give commands, meanwhile it can be obtained in the creative inventory in Education Edition.


The difference between air (left) and structure void (right) when "show invisible blocks" is enabled.

Structure voids can be placed as part of a structure and are ignored when the structure file is saved. This results in the blocks at the location where the structure is placed being maintained and not being overridden. For example, if a player saves a 2 block high structure with air at the top and a structure void at the bottom, and loads it into a 2 block high area of stone, the top block becomes air but the bottom stays stone.

In Java Edition, structure void blocks have no collision box but have a small hitbox. Additionally, they are invisible, but are displayed as red cubes when "Show invisible blocks" is turned on in Save mode. Blocks can also replace structure voids similarly to snow and grass. A piston can move a structure void.

In Bedrock Edition, structure void block's hitboxes are the same as a full block, and, similar to barriers, appear when held by the player. Unlike Java Edition, they can support blocks such as signs, torches, and redstone. A piston cannot move a structure void.

As there is no collision box, entities can pass through, although liquids cannot.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
BlocksBreaking the blockdig.stone1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
BlocksMining the blockhit.stone0.370.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
BlocksPlacing the blockuse.stone1.00.8

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Structure Voidstructure_voidblock.minecraft.structure_void

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
structure_void_typevoidair Unused Structure Air
void Structure Void


Java Edition
1.1016w20aStructure Void JE1.pngStructure Void with Hitbox JE1.png Structure Void (item) JE1.png Added structure voids. Originally, developers used barrier blocks for their purpose.
pre1Structure voids are no longer indestructible.
The blast resistance of structure voids has been reduced to 0 (was 18,000,003).
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 217.
1.1418w43aStructure Void (item) JE2.png The item texture of structure voids has been changed.
1.1519w39aStructure Void JE2.png Structure Void with Hitbox JE2.png Outlines of Structure Void shown by "show invisible blocks" by a Structure Block no longer have black outlines.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha"Added" structure void. Similarly to structure blocks, they have no assigned block ID and cannot be obtained in-game.
Bedrock Edition
1.13.0beta Void BE1.png Added structure voids.
Structure voids are currently available only through Experimental Gameplay.
beta Void BE2.png All faces now have the same lighting.
beta Void BE3.png All faces are brighter.
1.16.0beta functionality of structure voids and structure blocks is no longer behind Experimental Gameplay.


Issues relating to "Structure Void" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


If Classic Textures are used, structure voids appear like Structure Void BE Classic Textures.png instead of Structure Void BE3.png.‌[Bedrock Edition only]