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Blocks are the building blocks in Minetest. They have 16x16 textures and are seen by the player as one cubic meter. Blocks are also called Nodes in Minetest, which is relevant to Modding. This page lists the available blocks in Minetest Game.


Naturally generated blocks

These blocks occurred naturally in the generated maps.

Acacia Bush Leaves.png Acacia Bush Leaves Acacia Bush Stem.png Acacia Bush Stem Acacia Leaves.png Acacia Leaves Acacia Tree.png Acacia Tree Air.png Air
Apple.png Apple Aspen Leaves.png Aspen Leaves Aspen Tree.png Aspen Tree Blue Geranium.png Blue Geranium Brown Coral.png Brown Coral
Brown Mushroom.png Brown Mushroom Bush Leaves.png Bush Leaves Bush Stem.png Bush Stem Cactus.png Cactus Clay.png Clay
Coal Ore.png Coal Ore Cobblestone.png Cobblestone Copper Ore.png Copper Ore Coral Skeleton.png Coral Skeleton Desert sand.png Desert Sand
Desert stone.png Desert Stone Diamond Ore.png Diamond Ore Dirt.png Dirt Dirt with Dry Grass.png Dirt with Dry Grass Dirt with Grass.png Dirt with Grass
Dirt with Snow.png Dirt with Snow Dry Grass 3.png Dry Grass Dry shrub.png Dry Shrub Grass 5.png Grass Gold Ore.png Gold Ore
Gravel.png Gravel Ice.png Ice Iron Ore.png Iron Ore Junglegrass.png Jungle Grass Jungle Leaves.png Jungle Leaves
Jungle Tree.png Jungle Tree Lava.png Lava Leaves.png Leaves Mese Block.png Mese Block Mese Ore.png Mese Ore
Mossy Cobblestone.png Mossy Cobblestone Nyancat.png Nyan Cat Nyancat rainbow.png Nyan Cat Rainbow Orange Coral.png Orange Coral Tulip.png Orange Tulip
Papyrus.png Papyrus Pine Needles.png Pine Needles Pine Tree.png Pine Tree Red Mushroom.png Red Mushroom River Water.png River Water
Rose.png Rose Sand.png Sand Sandstone.png Sandstone Sandstone brick.png Sandstone Brick Silver Sand.png Silver Sand
Snow.png Snow Snow Block.png Snow Block Stone.png Stone Tree.png Tree Viola.png Viola
Water.png Water Waterlily.png Waterlily White Dandelion.png White Dandelion Yellow Dandelion.png Yellow Dandelion

See also: Ores

Background color key

The background color denotes the availability of the blocks. It tells you in which map generators these blocks may be generated.

  • White: Generated in v5, v6, v7, valleys, flat, fractal
  • Gray: Generated in v5, v7, valleys, flat, fractal
  • Light blue: Only generated in valleys

Manufactured blocks

These blocks are not found naturally; these must be crafted or smelted by the player.


Acacia Fence.png Acacia Fence Acacia Fence Gate.png Acacia Fence Gate Acacia Wood Planks.png Acacia Wood Planks Aspen Fence.png Aspen Fence Aspen Fence Gate.png Aspen Fence Gate
Aspen Wood Planks.png Aspen Wood Planks Brake rail.png Brake rail Brick.png Brick Block Bronze Block.png Bronze Block Bookshelf.png Bookshelf
Chest.png Chest Coal Block.png Coal Block Cobblestone Wall.png Cobblestone Wall Copper block.png Copper Block Desert Cobblestone.png Desert Cobblestone
Desert Cobblestone Wall.png Desert Cobblestone Wall Desert Stone Block.png Desert Stone Block Desert stone brick.png Desert Stone Brick Diamond Block.png Diamond Block Drinking glass.png Drinking Glass
Furnace.png Furnace Glass.png Glass Glass bottle.png Glass Bottle Glass Pane.png Glass Pane Gold Block.png Gold Block
Gunpowder node.png Gun Powder Steel bottle.png Heavy Steel Bottle Iron bar.png Iron bar Junglewood Fence.png Junglewood Fence Junglewood Fence Gate.png Junglewood Fence Gate
Junglewood Planks.png Junglewood Planks Chest lock.png Locked Chest Mese Lamp.png Mese Lamp Mossy Cobblestone Wall.png Mossy Cobblestone Wall Obsidian Block.png Obsidian Block
Obsidian Brick.png Obsidian Brick Obsidian glass.png Obsidian Glass Pine Fence.png Pine Fence Pine Fence Gate.png Pine Fence Gate Pine Wood Planks.png Pine Wood Planks
Powered rail.png Powered rail Rail.png Rail Sandstone Block.png Sandstone Block Steel Block.png Steel Block Steel Ladder.png Steel Ladder
Steel Sign.png Steel Sign Steel Trapdoor.png Steel Trapdoor Stone Block.png Stone Block Stone brick.png Stone Brick Straw.png Straw
TNT.png TNT Torch.png Torch Trapdoor.png Trapdoor Vessels Shelf.png Vessels Shelf Wooden Fence.png Wooden Fence
Wooden Fence Gate.png Wooden Fence Gate Ladder.png Wooden Ladder Wooden Planks.png Wooden Planks Sign.png Wooden Sign Wool white.png Wool


These things are made out of multible blocks and can only exist as a whole:

Fancy Bed.png Fancy Bed Glass Door.png Glass Door Obsidian Glass Door.png Obsidian Glass Door Simple Bed.png Simple Bed Steel Door.png Steel Door
Wooden Door.png Wooden Door

Slabs and Stairs

Acacia Wood Slab.png Acacia Wood Slab Acacia Wood Stair.png Acacia Wood Stair Aspen Wood Slab.png Aspen Wood Slab Aspen Wood Stair.png Aspen Wood Stair Brick slab.png Brick Slab
Brick stair.png Brick Stair Bronze Block Slab.png Bronze Block Slab Bronze Block Stair.png Bronze Block Stair Cobblestone Slab.png Cobblestone Slab Cobblestone Stair.png Cobblestone Stair
Copper Block Slab.png Copper Block Slab Copper Block Stair.png Copper Block Stair Desertcobble slab.png Desert Cobblestone Slab Desertcobble stair.png Desert Cobblestone Stair Desertstone slab.png Desertstone Slab
Desertstone stair.png Desertstone Stair Desert Stone Block Slab.png Desert Stone Block Slab Desert Stone Block Stair.png Desert Stone Block Stair Desertstone Brick slab.png Desert Stone Brick Slab Desertstone Brick stair.png Desert Stone Brick Stair
Gold Block Slab.png Gold Block Slab Gold Block Stair.png Gold Block Stair Junglewood Slab.png Junglewood Slab Junglewood Stair.png Junglewood Stair Obsidian Slab.png Obsidian Slab
Obsidian Stair.png Obsidian Stair Obsidian Block Slab.png Obsidian Block Slab Obsidian Block Stair.png Obsidian Block Stair Obsidian Brick Slab.png Obsidian Brick Slab Obsidian Brick Stair.png Obsidian Brick Stair
Pine Wood Slab.png Pine Wood Slab Pine Wood Stair.png Pine Wood Stair Sandstone slab.png Sandstone Slab Sandstone stair.png Sandstone Stair Sandstone Block Slab.png Sandstone Block Slab
Sandstone Block Stair.png Sandstone Block Stair Sandstone Brick slab.png Sandstone Brick Slab Sandstone Brick stair.png Sandstone Brick Stair Steel Block Slab.png Steel Block Slab Steel Block Stair.png Steel Block Stair
Stone slab.png Stone Slab Stone stair.png Stone Stair Stone Block Slab.png Stone Block Slab Stone Block Stair.png Stone Block Stair Stone Brick slab.png Stone Brick Slab
Stone Brick stair.png Stone Brick Stair Straw Slab.png Straw Slab Straw Stair.png Straw Stair Wooden slab.png Wooden Slab Wooden stair.png Wooden Stair

Grown blocks

These blocks are not found naturally. They have to be harvested or grown by the player.

Acacia Tree Sapling.png Acacia Tree Sapling Aspen Tree Sapling.png Aspen Tree Sapling Jungle Sapling.png Jungle Sapling Pine Sapling.png Pine Sapling Sapling.png Sapling
Farming cotton 8.png Cotton Farming wheat 8.png Wheat

Created by special events

Bones.png Bones Desert Sand Soil.png Desert Sand Soil Fire 32.gif Fire Mossy Cobblestone Slab.png Mossy Cobblestone Slab Mossy Cobblestone Stair.png Mossy Cobblestone Stair
Obsidian.png Obsidian Fire 32.gif Permanent Flame Soil.png Soil Wet Desert Sand Soil.png Wet Desert Sand Soil Wet Soil.png Wet Soil

Unused blocks

These blocks also exist in the Minetest Game, but these don’t appear in usual gameplay or in Creative Mode. These blocks can only be obtained by unconventional means, for example, with the server command/giveme

Cloud.png Cloud Dirt with Grass and Footsteps.png Dirt with Grass and Footsteps

Internally used blocks

Internally used blocks are blocks in Minetest which are used for technical reasons only. They don't have a gameplay value and the player can't interact with them directly.

Air.png Ignore

Blocks in future versions

These blocks are in the development version of Minetest Game (last update: May 19 2017):

Dirt with Rainforest Litter.png Dirt with Rainforest Litter
Mese Post Light.png Mese Post Light
Acacia Bush Sapling.png Acacia Bush Sapling Bush Sapling.png Bush Sapling
Desert Sandstone.png Desert Sandstone Desert Sandstone Block.png Desert Sandstone Block Desert Sandstone Brick.png Desert Sandstone Brick
Desert Sandstone Slab.png Desert Sandstone Slab Desert Sandstone Block Slab.png Desert Sandstone Block Slab Desert Sandstone Brick Slab.png Desert Sandstone Brick Slab
Desert Sandstone Stair.png Desert Sandstone Stair Desert Sandstone Block Stair.png Desert Sandstone Block Stair Desert Sandstone Brick Stair.png Desert Sandstone Brick Stair
Silver Sandstone.png Silver Sandstone Silver Sandstone Block.png Silver Sandstone Block Silver Sandstone Brick.png Silver Sandstone Brick
Silver Sandstone Slab.png Silver Sandstone Slab Silver Sandstone Block Slab.png Silver Sandstone Block Slab Silver Sandstone Brick Slab.png Silver Sandstone Brick Slab
Silver Sandstone Stair.png Silver Sandstone Stair Silver Sandstone Block Stair.png Silver Sandstone Block Stair Silver Sandstone Brick Stair.png Silver Sandstone Brick Stair
Tin Ore.png Tin Ore
Tin Block.png Tin Block
Snow Block Slab.png Snow Block Slab Snow Block Stair.png Snow Block Stair
Ice Slab.png Ice Slab Ice Stair.png Ice Stair

See also