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Blocks are the materials that make up planets and structures in Starbound. They can be collected in the player inventory using special tools and then placed or used as a material for crafting. The process of harvesting blocks is called mining.

Natural blocks

Natural blocks are any block type found on planets directly obtained by mining. This also includes ores.

Ore Gems
Natural Blocks

Note: Though they can be found naturally, Frozen Water and each Rock Block variant are unobtainable items and do not have an inventory icon. Harvesting them results in Ice and Cobblestone, respectively.

Natural blocks can also be used for construction, or as a crafting material to form other blocks, which can be used as construction materials.

Crafted blocks

There are building bricks that can be crafted and used in the construction of structures. The following are the blocks available through crafting.

Blocks Platforms Skyrails

*Silver, Gold, and Platinum Blocks do not yet have a crafting recipe.

Crafted blocks have the ability to be recolored using paint mode.

Village and dungeon blocks

Village and dungeon blocks are found in structures in all parts of the game. These blocks can be dislodged from these structures just like all other blocks, but in some dungeons a protection object must first be destroyed.

Building Bricks Platforms

*As of Beta v. Angry Koala, Smooth Concrete and Smooth Stone Brick have not been fully implemented into the game yet as blocks, though they have item files.
**Ladders cannot be obtained ingame yet and do not display properly when placed.
***Ship Platform cannot be obtained ingame due to a typo in its code.

Village and dungeon blocks are able to painted in the same way as crafted blocks.

As such, as of v. Angry Koala, painting a foreground-only block from this category, such as a platform or ladder, will not show the block as colored when it is placed, similar to crafted blocks. This is most likely a bug.

Block image samples

The following tables show a 3 by 3 square arrangement of each block as they can appear ingame. Note that some blocks, such as Dirt Block and Sand, can naturally have a variety of colors.


Aegisalt Ore Sample.png Coal Sample.png Copper Ore Sample.png Crystal Sample.png Diamond Ore Sample.png Gold Ore Sample.png Iron Ore Sample.png Lead Sample.png Moonstone Ore Sample.png
Aegisalt Ore Coal Copper Ore Crystal Diamond Gold Ore Iron Ore Lead Moonstone Ore
Platinum Ore Sample.png Plutonium Ore Sample.png Rubium Ore Sample.png Silver Ore Sample.png Solarium Ore Sample.png Sulphur Sample.png Titanium Ore Sample.png Uranium Ore Sample.png
Platinum Ore Plutonium Ore Rubium Ore Silver Ore Solarium Ore Sulphur Titanium Ore Uranium Ore

Natural blocks

Alien Rock Sample.png Ash Block Sample.png Blaststone Block Sample.png Block of Flesh Sample.png Blue Bioluminescent Rock Sample.png Bone Block Sample.png Clay Sample.png Cloud Block Sample.png Cobblestone Sample.png
Alien Rock Ash Block Blaststone Block Block of Flesh Blue Bioluminescent Rock Bone Block Clay Cloud Block Cobblestone
Corrupt Dirt Block Sample.png Dire Stone Sample.png Dirt Block Sample.png Dry Dirt Sample.png Dry Sand Sample.png Fine Sand Sample.png Flesh Block Sample.png Frozen Water Sample.png Gravel Sample.png
Corrupt Dirt Block Dire Stone Dirt Block Dry Dirt Dry Sand Fine Sand Flesh Block Frozen Water Gravel
Granite Block Sample.png Hive Block Sample.png Ice Sample.png Ice Block Sample.png Limestone Sample.png Magmarock Sample.png Meteorite Rock Sample.png Moondust Sample.png Moonrock Sample.png
Granite Block Hive Block Ice Ice Block Limestone Magmarock Meteorite Rock Moondust Moonrock
Moonstone Sample.png Mud Sample.png Obsidian Sample.png Rock Block Sample.png Rock Block 2 Sample.png Rock Block 3 Sample.png Rock Block 4 Sample.png Rock Block 5 Sample.png Rock Block 6 Sample.png
Moonstone Mud Obsidian Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone
Rock Block 7 Sample.png Rock Block 8 Sample.png Rock Block 9 Sample.png Rock Block 10 Sample.png Sand Sample.png Sandstone Block Sample.png Slime Block Sample.png Slush Sample.png Snow Sample.png
Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone Sand Sandstone Block Slime Block Slush Snow
Stone Rubble Sample.png Tar Sample.png Unrefined Wood Sample.png Vine Sample.png Wet Dirt Sample.png
Stone Rubble Tar Unrefined Wood Vine Wet Dirt

Crafted blocks

Bone Block Sample.png Clay Brick Block Sample.png Cabin Roofing Sample.png Candy Block Sample.png Cobblestone Brick Sample.png Crystal Block Sample.png Glass Block Sample.png Gold Block Sample.png Iron Block Sample.png
Bone Block Clay Brick Block Cabin Roofing Candy Block Cobblestone Brick Crystal Block Glass Block Gold Block Iron Block
Log Block Sample.png Mushroom Block Sample.png Packed Dirt Sample.png Platinum Block Sample.png Rainbow Wood Planks Sample.png Roof Tiles Sample.png Red Toy Block Sample.png Sandstone Bricks Sample.png Silver Block Sample.png
Log Block Mushroom Block Packed Dirt Platinum Block Rainbow Wood Planks Roof Tiles Red Toy Block Sandstone Bricks Silver Block
Smooth Metal Sample.png Smooth Plated Block Sample.png Steel Chain Sample.png Steel Block Sample.png Titanium Panel Sample.png Wall Panel Sample.png Wood Planks Sample.png Wooden Blinds Sample.png Wooden Fence Sample.png
Smooth Metal Smooth Plated Block Steel Chain Steel Block Titanium Panel Wall Panel Wood Planks Wooden Blinds Wooden Fence
Window Lattice Sample.png Wooden Window Sample.png
Window Lattice Wooden Window

Village and dungeon blocks

Avian Tech Block Sample.png Bamboo Sample.png Black Glass Sample.png Brains Sample.png Classic Baseboard Sample.png Classic Wallpaper Sample.png Concrete Block Sample.png Dark Smooth Stone Sample.png Dark Tomb Brick Sample.png
Avian Tech Block Bamboo Black Glass Brains Classic Baseboard Classic Wallpaper Concrete Block Dark Smooth Stone Dark Tomb Brick
Girder Sample.png Glyph Block Sample.png Heavy Stone Brick Sample.png Hi-tech Block Sample.png Horizontal Sewer Pipe Sample.png Junk Tech Sample.png Light Metal Sample.png Matter Block Sample.png Metal Bars Sample.png
Girder Glyph Block Heavy Stone Brick Hi-tech Block Horizontal Sewer Pipe Junk Tech Light Metal Matter Block Metal Bars
Metal Railing Sample.png Neon Block Sample.png Ornate Flooring Sample.png Ornate Roofing Sample.png Ornate Tiles Sample.png Ornate Wall Sample.png Ornate Wood Sample.png Packed Dirt (Mossy) Sample.png Painted Brick Sample.png
Metal Railing Neon Block Ornate Flooring Ornate Roofing Ornate Tiles Ornate Wall Ornate Wood Packed Dirt (Mossy) Painted Brick
Pile of Books Sample.png Plant Block Sample.png Plant Matter Block Sample.png Pressurized Beam Sample.png Pressurized Girder Sample.png Pressurized Steel Sample.png Red Toy Block Sample.png Reinforced Tech Block Sample.png Rock Bricks Sample.png
Pile of Books Plant Block Plant Matter Block Pressurized Beam Pressurized Girder Pressurized Steel Red Toy Block Reinforced Tech Block Rock Bricks
Rusty Block Sample.png Rusty Metal Sample.png Sandstone Bricks Sample.png Sewage Block Sample.png Shoji Screen Panel Sample.png Simple Temple Blocks Sample.png Small Stone Brick Sample.png Small Temple Bricks Sample.png Small Tomb Brick Sample.png
Rusty Block Rusty Metal Sandstone Bricks Sewage Block Shoji Screen Panel Simple Temple Blocks Small Stone Brick Small Temple Bricks Small Tomb Brick
Smooth Metal Sample.png Smooth Plated Block Sample.png Smooth Tomb Brick Sample.png Soft Brick Sample.png Steel Chain Sample.png Stone Tiles Sample.png Support Block Sample.png Tacky Wallpaper Sample.png Temple Block Sample.png
Smooth Metal Smooth Plated Block Smooth Tomb Brick Soft Brick Steel Chain Stone Tiles Support Block Tacky Wallpaper Temple Block
Temple Bricks Sample.png Thatch Sample.png Tomb Brick Sample.png Unmarked Tomb Brick Sample.png Vertical Sewer Pipe Sample.png Wall Panel Sample.png Wicker Sample.png Wooden Bridge Block Sample.png
Temple Bricks Thatch Tomb Brick Unmarked Tomb Brick Vertical Sewer Pipe Wall Panel Wicker Wooden Bridge Block


Bamboo Platform Sample.png Copper Platform Sample.png Modern Platform Sample.png Mossy Platform Sample.png Pressurized Platform Sample.png
Bamboo Platform Copper Platform Modern Platform Mossy Platform Pressurized Platform
Ship Platform Sample.png Skyrail Sample.png Steel Platform Sample.png Stone Platform Sample.png Temple Platform Sample.png
Ship Platform Skyrail Steel Platform Stone Platform Temple Platform
Wooden Platform (step) Sample.png Wrecked Platform Sample.png
Wooden Platform Wrecked Platform