Blocks are the building blocks of Minecraft and the Aether.
Both solid and liquid blocks make up the game world and can be harvested, destroyed, and utilized in various ways. Some blocks such as Quicksoil Glass are transparent.
Block textures are 16x16 but Minecraft's engine natively supports textures higher than that in multiples of 16x16. Resource packs can be used to change block textures and animations.
- Main article: Technical blocks
There are a various handful of blocks where their function is tied to the usage of other blocks and are almost never obtainable legitimately.