# how big is a minecraft block in real life

This tutorial is designed to compare units of measurement in wtbblue.com to real life units and to compare different units used in wtbblue.com.

1 Time 2 Amount of items 3 Health 4 Hunger 5 Speed 6 Distance 6.1 Metric units 6.2 Imperial/U.S customary units

## Time < edit>

To convert time in wtbblue.com to time in real life, simply divide by 72, and vice versa.

wtbblue.com Time Real Time Ticks 3.6 seconds = 0.05 seconds = 1 1 minute ≈ 0.83 seconds ≈ 17 1.2 minutes = 1 second = 20 1 hour = 50 seconds = 1,000 1.2 hours = 1 minute = 1,200 1 day = 20 minutes = 24,000 3 days = 1 hour = 72,000 1 week ≈ 2.33 hours = 168,000 1 lunar cycle (8 days) ≈ 2.67 hours = 192,000 1 month (30 days) = 10 hours = 720,000 72 days = 1 day = 1,728,000 1 year (365 days) ≈ 5.07 days = 8,760,000 504 days (1.38 years) = 1 week = 12,096,000 2160 days (5.92 years) = 1 month = 51,840,000 1 decade ≈ 50.69 days ≈ 7.22 weeks = 87,600,000 72 years (26280 days) = 1 year = 630,720,000 1 century ≈ 1.39 years = 876,000,000

## Amount of items < edit>

1 item is the most basic measurement in quantity.

1 block = 9 items. Used for resources that can be crafted into storage blocks and back (most kinds of processed minerals, slimeballs, bone meal, melon slices, wheat, dried kelp) 1 stack = 64 items = 7 blocks, 1 item. Note that some items like banners, signs, eggs, enderpearls, etc. only stack to 16. So if someone says they have a stack of eggs, they have 16. For unstackable items, a stack is just 1. So saying things like “a stack of pickaxes” to mean “64 pickaxes” is best avoided. Simply say “64 pickaxes”. One stack of a fully-stackable material (e.g. stone, diamond) will fully occupy one slot in one”s inventory. 1 full hopper = 5 stacks = 320 items. 1 stack of blocks = 9 stacks = 576 items when completely uncrafted. 1 full dispenser or dropper = 9 stacks = 576 items. Mining capacity of an unenchanted diamond pickaxe = 24 stacks 25 items = 1561 items. 1 full chest = 27 slots or 27 stacks = 1,728 items. Mining capacity of an unenchanted netherite pickaxe = 31 stacks 47 items = 2031 items 1 inventory = 37 stacks = 2,368 items, when the offhand is included. 1 full double chest = 2 chestfuls = 54 stacks = 3,456 items. Note: the phrase “double chest” is often shortened to “dub”; e.g. “a dub of cobblestone”, meaning 54 stacks. 1 chestful of shulker boxes = 27 chestfuls = 729 stacks = 46,656 items. 1 double-chestful of shulker boxes = 54 chestfuls = 1458 stacks = 93,312 items.

## Health < edit>

Main article: Health

The basic measure of health is one health point (1

). One heart (2

) is also commonly used when talking about health.

Damage/entity HP Chicken 4

Item 5

Instant Damage 6

Diamond Sword 7

Netherite Sword 8

Cow 10

Player 20

× 10 Enderman 40

× 20 TNT 65

× 32.5 max Iron Golem 100

× 50 Ender Dragon 200

× 100 Wither 300

× 150 600

× 300 Player with maximum Health Boost and maximum Absorption 2068

× 1034 /kill 3.4028234663852886E38

× 1.7014117331926E+38 (max value of double 0x7F7FFFFF)

## Hunger < edit>

Main article: Hunger

Similarly, the basic unit in hunger is a food point—1 (

) —displayed as a chicken drumstick.

A full hunger bar (20 (

× 10) ) contains 20 food points.

Additionally there are another 20 saturation points, which are invisible but are used when performing actions before hunger, so the maximum value is 40.

## Speed < edit>

Main article: Player § Movement

## Distance < edit>

wtbblue.com”s worlds are a voxel grid where each block represents a voxel which is one meter cubed (1 m3) in real life.

Knowing that one block is one meter cubed, we can derive that:

### Metric units < edit>

Length Blocks Pixels 1 kilometer 1000 blocks 16000 pixels 1 hectometer 100 blocks 1600 pixels 1 decameter 10 blocks 160 pixels 1 meter 1 block 16 pixels 1 decimeter 0.1 blocks 1.6 pixels 1 centimeter 0.01 blocks 0.16 pixels 1 millimeter 0.001 blocks 0.016 pixels 6.25 cm 0.0625 blocks 1 pixel 62.5 cm 0.625 blocks 10 pixels 6.25 m 6.25 blocks 100 pixels Blocks Volume 1 block 1 m3 1 block 1000 litres

### Imperial/U.S customary units < edit>

Length Blocks 1 mile 1,609.344 blocks 1 yard 0.9144 blocks 1 foot 0.3048 blocks 1 inch 0.0254 blocks Blocks Length 1 block 0.000621371192 miles 1.0936133 yards 3.2808399 feet 39.3700787 inches Blocks Length (approx.) 1 block ≈ 1⁄1,760 miles ≈ 1 yard ≈ 3 feet ≈ 36 inches 1 pixel 1⁄28,160 miles 0.2 feet 2.46 inches Blocks Volume 1 block ≈ 264 US fluid gallons ≈ 227 US dry gallons ≈ 219 Imperial Gallons