Blocks are building materials that can be used to build structures in Minecraft. They are the main focus of all versions of Minecraft. Blocks can be Crafted or can be found naturally in Biomes, while some blocks are exclusive to Creative Mode.

The Overworld

Block ID Icon Name

Overview

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Stone.png
Stone Found very commonly underground

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Granite.png
Granite Found quite commonly underground
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Diorite.png
Diorite Found quite commonly underground
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Andesite.png
Andesite Found quite commonly underground
2
Grass Block.png
Grass Block Extremely common; found on the surface
3
Dirt.png
Dirt

Commonly found on the surface and uncommonly underground. Can be obtained by mining Grass Block

4
Cobblestone.png
Cobblestone Commonly found in Villages and Dungeons and can be obtained by mining Stone.
5
Wooden Planks.gif
Wooden Planks Commonly found in Villages and can be crafted from logs
7
Bedrock.png
Bedrock Commonly found on layers 1-3, Protects players from falling into the void, can only be obtained In survival using inventory editors.
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Water.png
Water Common fluid in Minecraft, found in all layers, found on River and Ocean Biomes, found on lakes. Can only be obtained from inventory editors.
9
Water.png
Stationary Water Can only be obtained in inventory editors, can be found on rivers with Caves naturally generated, changes back to water when block adjacent to it updates.
10
Lava.png
Lava Uncommon block found underground and rarely on the surface. Moves slower than Water. Burns mobs. Can only be obtained through inventory editors.
11
Lava.png
Stationary Lava Found on areas with slow terrain generation. Changes back to Lava when an adjacent block is updated.
12
Sand.png
Sand Commonly found on River and Desert Biomes, found near bodies of water. Obeys gravity.
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Red Sand.png
Red Sand Found only on Mesa Biomes. Obeys gravity.
13
Gravel.png
Gravel Found underground and in Extreme Hills Biome. Obeys gravity.
14
Gold Ore.png
Gold Ore Rare ore found underground from layers 1 - 32. Drops itself when mined. Can be found at any layer in Mesa biomes.
15
Iron Ore.png
Iron Ore Common ore found underground and rarely on the surface from layers 1 - 64
16
Coal Ore.png
Coal Ore Very common ore found on all layers. Drops Coal when mined.
17
Wood.png
Wood Commonly found on the surface as a Tree.
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Dark Oak Wood.png
Dark Oak Wood Found on Roofed Forest. Dark Oak variant.
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Birch Wood.png
Birch Wood Found in Birch Forest and Forest biomes
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Jungle Wood.png
Jungle Wood Found in Jungle biomes
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Oak Leaves.png
Oak Leaves Commonly found on the surface as a Tree. Drops Apples and Saplings.
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Dark Oak Leaves.png
Dark Oak Leaves Commonly found on the surface as a Tree. Drops Saplings.
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Birch Leaves.png
Birch Leaves Commonly found on the surface as a Tree. Drops Saplings.
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Jungle Leaves.png
Jungle Leaves Commonly found on the surface as a Tree. Drops Saplings.
21
Lapis Lazuli Ore.png
Lapis Lazuli Ore Uncommon ore that spawns in layers 1 - 16. Drops Lapis Lazuli when mined.
23
Dispenser.png
Dispenser Found in Jungle Temples as part of an arrow trap
24
Sandstone.png
Sandstone Commonly found on Desert Biomes.
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Chiseled Sandstone.png
Chiseled Sandstone Commonly found in Desert Temples.
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Smooth Sandstone.png
Smooth Sandstone Commonly found on Desert Temples and Desert Villages.
29
Sticky Piston.gif
Sticky Piston Redstone device used to push or pull blocks. Found in Jungle Temples as part of trapdoor puzzle.
30
Cobweb.png
Cobweb Commonly found in Abandoned Mineshafts, Stronghold Libraries, and Abandoned Villages.
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Tall Grass.png
Tall Grass Commonly found on most biomes and rarely underground
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Fern.png
Fern Commonly found in Taiga, Mega Taiga, Extreme Hills, and Jungle biomes.
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Dead Bush.png
Dead Bush Commonly found in Desert and Mesa biomes.
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Dandelion.png
Dandelion Commonly found in Plains and Flower Forest Biomes.
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Flower.gif
Flowers Commonly found in Flower Forest Biomes.
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Brown Mushroom.png
Brown Mushroom Commonly found in dark places and in Mushroom Island Biomes.
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Red Mushroom.png
Red Mushroom Commonly found in dark places and in Mushroom Island Biomes.
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Double Stone Slab.png
Double Stone Slabs Found on Village Blacksmiths. Decoration blocks.
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Slab.gif
Slabs Half-height blocks. Generates as Village Blacksmith rooftop.
46
TNT.png
TNT Found in Desert Temples as traps. Destroys blocks in radius.
47
Bookshelf.png
Bookshelf Commonly found in Libraries.
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Moss Stone.png
Moss Stone Commonly found in Mossy Cobblestone Boulders and Dungeons
49
Obsidian.png
Obsidian Commonly found in Lava Lakes when water passes them.
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Torch.png
Torch Commonly found in Villages, Abandoned Mineshafts, and Strongholds.
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Fire.gif
Fire Commonly found when something is burning next to Lava Lakes or Village Blacksmiths
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Monster spawner.gif
Monster Spawner Commonly found in Dungeons
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Oak Wood Stairs.png
Oak Wood Stairs Commonly found in Villages
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Chest.png
Chest Commonly found in Dungeons, Villages, Strongholds. Contain loot.
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Redstone.png
Redstone Wire Placed Redstone wiring. Found in Jungle Temples as part of trapdoor puzzle.
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Diamond Ore.png
Diamond Ore Rare ore found underground from layer 5-16. Drops 1 Diamond.
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Crafting Table.png
Crafting Table Commonly found in Village Libraries
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Crops.png
Crops Commonly found in Village Farms
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Farmland.gif
Farmland Commonly found in Village Farms
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Furnace.gif
Furnace Commonly found in Village Blacksmiths.
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Wooden Door.gif
Wooden Door Commonly found in Village Houses
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Ladder.png
Ladder Commonly found in Village Huts
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Rail.png
Rail Commonly found in Abandoned Mineshafts
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Cobblestone stair.png
Cobblestone Stairs Commonly found in Villages
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Lever.gif
Lever Provides redstone signal. Found in Jungle Temple as part of trapdoor puzzle.
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Redstone Ore.png
Redstone Ore Common ores found underground below layer 16. Drop Redstone Dust when mined.
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Redstone Ore.gif
Glowing Redstone Ore Redstone ores that have been interacted or touched.
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Top Snow.png
Top Snow Commonly found in cold biomes.
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Ice.png
Ice Commonly found in Frozen Rivers.
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Snow (block).png
Snow (block) Commonly found in Ice Spike Biomes.
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Cactus.png
Cactus Commonly found in Desert Biomes.
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Clay Block.png
Clay Block Commonly found in Rivers. Drop Clay when mined.
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Sugarcane.png
Sugarcane Commonly found next to water.
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Fence.png
Oak Fence Commonly found as part of Abandoned Mineshafts, behind Village Houses and tables.
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Pumpkin.png
Pumpkin Rare blocks that found in small patches in Plain, Taiga or Savannah biomes.
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Redstone Repeater.gif
Redstone Repeater Boosts and delays Redstone signals. Found in Jungle Temple as part of trapdoor puzzle.
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Monster Eggs.gif
Monster Egg Commonly found in Extreme Hill Biomes and strongholds. Spawns Silverfish when mined.
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Stone Brick.png
Stone Brick Commonly found in Strongholds.
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Grid Brown Mushroom (block).png
Brown Mushroom (Block) Commonly found on Giant Brown Mushrooms. Drops Brown Mushroom when mined.
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Grid Red Mushroom (block).png
Red Mushroom (Block) Commonly found on Giant Red Mushrooms. Drops Red Mushroom when mined.
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Iron bars.png
Iron Bars Commonly found in Village Blacksmiths and Strongholds.
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Glass Pane.png
Glass Pane Commonly found in Villages as windows.
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Melon.png
Melon Block Commonly found in Jungle Biomes.
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Vines.png
Vines Commonly found on trees.
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Mycelium.png
Mycelium Commonly found on Mushroom Island Biomes. Spreads to nearby dirt/grass blocks.
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Lily Pads.png
Lily Pads Commonly found in Swamp Biomes. Can be placed above Water blocks.
118
Cauldron.png
Cauldron Commonly found in Witch Huts.
120
End Portal Frame.png
End Portal Frame Commonly found in Strongholds, in portal room.
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Cocoa Beans.png
Cocoa Bean Commonly found in Jungle Biomes.
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Sandstone stair.png
Sandstone Stairs Commonly found in Desert Villages.
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Emerald Ore.png
Emerald Ore Rare ore found underground in Extreme Hill Biomes. Drops Emerald when mined.
131
Tripwire Hook.gif
Tripwire Hook Found in Jungle temple as part of arrow trap.
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Carrot.png
Carrot Commonly found in Village Farms as a crop.
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Potato.png
Potato Commonly found in Village Farms as a crop.
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Terracotta.png
Terracotta Commonly found in Mesa Biomes.
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Leaves.gif
Leaves Commonly found on Acacia Trees. Drop Saplings.
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Acacia Leaves.png
Dark Oak (Leaves) Commonly found on Dark Oak Trees. Drop Saplings.
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Acacia Wood.png
Acacia Wood Commonly found on Trees.
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Dark Oak Wood.png
Dark Oak Wood Commonly found on Dark Oak Trees.
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Slime Block.png
Slime Block Rarely found in Swamp biome.
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Prismarine.gif
Prismarine Commonly found in Ocean Monument.
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Sea Lantern.gif
Sea Lantern Commonly found in Ocean Monument.
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Red Carpet.png
Carpet Commonly found in Villages as part of tables.
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Hardened Clay.png
Hardened Clay Commonly found in Mesa biomes.
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Packed Ice.png
Packed Ice Commonly found in Ice Spike biomes.
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Sunflower.png
Large Flowers Commonly found in small patches in Plain and Extreme Hill Biomes. These are two blocks high.
244
Beetroot (Block).png
Beetroot Commonly found in Villages.
243
Podzol.png
Podzol Found in the Mega Taiga Biome.

The Nether

Block ID Icon Name Overview
7
Bedrock.png
Bedrock Commonly found on layers 1-3 and 126-128, Protects players from falling into the void, cannot be obtained in survival
10
Lava.png
Lava Common block found underground and on the surface. Burns mobs. Can only be obtained through Inventory Editors
11
Lava.png
Stationary Lava Found on areas with slow terrain generation. Changes back to lava when adjacent block is updated.
13
Gravel.png
Gravel Found underground and on the surface. Obeys gravity.
49
Obsidian.png
Obsidian Spawn as Portal frame.
51
Fire.gif
Fire Commonly found on the surface.
52
Monster spawner.png
Monster Spawner Commonly found in Nether Fortresses.
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Chest.png
Chest Commonly found in Nether Fortresses. Contain loot.
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Netherrack.png
Netherrack Commonly found anywhere.
88
Soul Sand.png
Soul Sand Commonly found on the surface and in Nether Fortresses.
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Glowstone.png
Glowstone Commonly found as Glowstone Cluster
90
Portal Nether.png
Nether Portal Block Spawns within the Nether Portal.
112
Nether Brick (Block).png
Nether Brick Block Commonly found in Nether Fortresses.
113
Nether Brick Fence.png
Nether Brick Fence Commonly found in Nether Fortresses.
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Nether Brick Stairs.png
Nether Brick Stairs Commonly found in Nether Fortresses.
115
Nether Wart.gif
Nether Wart Commonly found growing on Netherrack.
153
Nether Quartz Ore.png
Nether Quartz Ore Common Ore can found anywhere in the Nether. Drops Nether Quartz when mined.

The End

Block ID Icon Name Overview
121
End Stone.png
End Stone The chief constituent material of The End dimension.
122
Dragon Egg.png
Dragon Egg A "prize" won by the Player when the Ender Dragon is defeated.
130
Ender Chest.gif
Ender Chest Entity. Used to store and protect items and blocks. Found in End Cities.
198
End Rod.png
End Rod Used as a light source. Commonly found in End Cities.
199
Chorus Plant.png
Chorus Plant When broken, it yields Chorus Fruit.
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Chorus Flower.gif
Chorus Flower Grows on Chorus Plants.
201
Purpur Block.png
Purpur Block A Decorative Block. Commonly found in End Cities.
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Purpur Pillar.png
Purpur Pillar A Decorative Block. Commonly found in End Cities.
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Purpur Slab.png
Purpur Slab A Decorative Block. Commonly found in End Cities.
206
End Stone Brick.png
End Stone Brick A Decorative Block. Commonly found in End Cities.

Other Blocks

Block ID Icon Name Overview
0 Air Null blocks
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Polished Granite.png
Polished Granite A decorative block
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Polished Diorite.png
Polished Diorite A decorative block
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Polished Andesite.png
Polished Andesite A decorative block
19
Sponge.png
Sponge Used to remove water in a four block radius from placement
20
Glass.png
Glass Semi-transparent decorative blocks. Acquired by smelting Sand.
22
Block of Lapis Lazuli.png
Block of Lapis Lazuli Building block
25
Note Block.png
Note Block Produces tones when powered by a Redstone power. Tones can be altered by interacting with it.
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Bed.png
Bed Used to set a new spawn point. Skips the night when interacted.
27
Powered Rail.png
Powered Rail Speeds Minecarts when powered by Redstone.
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Detector Rail.gif
Detector Rail Produces Redstone power when Minecarts pass through it.
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Piston.gif
Piston Redstone device used to push blocks
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Wool.gif
Wool Dropped by Sheep. Decorative blocks.
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Block of Gold.png
Block of Gold Decoration blocks. Obtained through crafting.
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Block of Iron.png
Block of Iron Decoration blocks. Used to spawn Iron Golems.
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Brick (Block).png
Bricks (Block) Decoration blocks. Obtained through crafting.
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Block of Diamond.png
Block of Diamond Decoration blocks. Obtained through crafting.
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Furnace (Active).png
Furnace (Active) Replaces Furnace during smelting. Reverts back to a Furnace when finished.
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Sign.png
Sign Decorative block, used to display letters on it
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Stone Pressure Plate.png
Pressure Plate Provides redstone source when an entity is on top of it
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Iron Door.png
Iron_Door A door that only opens by redstone signal and can not be broken by zombies.
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Redstone Torch.gif
Redstone Torch Provides light and a redstone source that can be switched off
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Button.gif
Button Provides temporary redstone source
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Jack O'Lantern.png
Jack O'Lantern A decorative block that provides a light source
92
Cake.png
Cake A block that is also a food item.
96
Trapdoor.png
Trapdoor Provides access through roof or floor and can be used to trick mobs into falling
107
Fence Gate.gif
Fence Gate Allows player passage through fences
116
Enchantment Table.png
Enchantment Table Mechanics block, used to enchant player items
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Brewing Stand.png
Brewing Stand Mechanics block, used to brew Potions
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Redstone Lamp.gif
Redstone Lamp Redstone device that provides a switchable light source
125
Activator Rail.gif
Activator Rail Activates Minecart functions when they pass over it.
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Block of Emerald.png
Block of Emerald Building block
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Command Block.gif
Command Block Used to execute in-game commands
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Beacon.png
Beacon Used to provide Status Effects to players in the vicinity.
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Cobblestone Wall.png
Cobblestone Wall Non-flammable fence.
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Flower Pot.png
Flower Pot Used to display vegetation
144
Mob Head.gif
Mob Head Decorative, if not macabre, block. In item form, can also be used as helmet/mask.
145
Anvil.png
Anvil Mechanics block, Used to enchant, repair, rename items and tools. Obeys gravity.
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Redstone Comparator.gif
Redstone Comparator Redstone-mechanics Block that outputs the difference of input redstone signal strengths
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Trapped Chest.png
Trapped Chest Used to store items and provides redstone source when opened.
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Daylight Sensor.gif
Daylight Sensor Produces redstone signal strength in proportion to the intensity of light
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Block of Redstone.png
Block of Redstone Redstone-mechanics Block
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Block of Quartz.png
Block of Quartz Building block
167
Iron Trapdoor.png
Iron Trapdoor Same function as a wooden trapdoor, but requires redstone signal to open
170
Hay Bale.png
Hay Bale Decorative blocks.
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Block of Coal.png
Block of Coal Fuels, a building block
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Red Sandstone.png
Red Sandstone Decoration blocks. Obtained through crafting.
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Grass Path.png
Grass Path Decorational block. Created by tapping a Grass block with a shovel.
207
Ice.png
Frosted Ice Same properties as Ice. Generated by player use of Frostwalker enchantment.
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Shulker Box.gif
Shulker Box Container for items. Differs from a chest in that it still contains items when broken and carried an item itself.
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Glazed Terracotta.gif
Glazed Terracotta Decoration blocks. Obtained through crafting.
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Concrete.gif
Concrete Decoration blocks. Obtained through crafting.
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Concrete powder.gif
Concrete Powder Decoration blocks. Obtained through crafting.
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Stonecutter.png
Stonecutter Mechanics block, used to craft Stone-related blocks
251
Observer.png
Observer Redstone-mechanics Block. Block update detector.

Key

  • Green – Only obtainable through Creative Mode.
  • Blue – Dropped when mined using enchanted tools or available in Creative.
  • Red – Unobtainable in-game. Can only be obtained using inventory editors.
  • Purple – Requires data from the data array to fully define the block.

Trivia

  • Some blocks like Mycelium emit particles, while some like Glowstone emit light.
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