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A jack o'lantern is a solid block that provides light.
Jack o'Lanterns can be mined with any tool, or without a tool, but axes are the quickest.
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As of 1.8.1,[upcoming] Jack o'Lanterns can be used to make Snow Golems and Iron Golems as shown below. Snow Golems require snow blocks for their bodies, while Iron Golems require iron blocks. The jack o'lantern must be placed last or the Golem will not spawn.
|1.2.0||Added Jack o'Lanterns.|
|1.2.0_02||All Jack o'Lanterns on worlds were converted back into Pumpkins in name only.|
|1.1_02||Jack o'Lanterns are labeled Pumpkins when moused over in the inventory screen.|
|1.2||Jack o'Lanterns previously had the same icon and name in the inventory as pumpkins, making it impossible to tell which is which just by looking at them. However, it isn't possible to stack Jack o'Lanterns with pumpkins.|
|1.5_01||Jack o'Lanterns that already exist in-game now all appear facing the opposite way they were placed before the update. Placing a Jack o'Lantern will also have it placed facing away from you, as opposed to facing in your direction, as was the case before the update.|
|1.8||With the introduction of pumpkin farming, Jack o'Lanterns are now a renewable resource, because the player can make their torches from charcoal (or are in 1.4.2 and above and have access to the Nether to get coal from Wither Skeletons).|
|1.2.1||12w08a||Iron Golems can now be made by using Jack o'Lanterns.|
|1.4.2||12w39a||There is a bug where Jack o'Lanterns don't emit light or emit inconsistent light values from each of their surfaces.|
|12w39b||Previously, Jack o'Lanterns lit up blocks all around them evenly. This snapshot changed the light values that Jack o'lanterns emitted, similar to how furnaces were changed in 12w39a. (images showing difference) The light value of Jack o'lantern blocks as seen from their front and bottom surfaces remained 15, but the light value as seen from the top, both sides, and back was changed to 13.|
|12w40a||The previous change was reverted until the new lighting system could be optimized.|
|1.6.1||13w26a||Renamed "Jack 'o' Lantern" to "Jack o'Lantern".|
|1.8||14w26c||Jack o'Lanterns can no longer be used to build golems.|
|1.8.1||1.8.1-pre1||Jack o'Lanterns can be used to build golems again.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.8.0||build 2||Jack o'Lantern added.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Smooth lighting removed from jack o'lanterns.|
|TU1||Added Jack o'Lanterns.|
Issues relating to "Jack o'Lantern" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
- On Halloween (October 31), all undead mobs (zombies, zombie villagers, zombie pigmen, skeletons, spider jockies and wither skeletons) have a chance of spawning with either a jack o'lantern or an ordinary pumpkin equipped as headgear. The worn jack o'lanterns do not glow or emit light. Despite the Halloween easter-egg, the player cannot wear a jack o'lantern like they can a pumpkin.
- In SMP, a jack o'lantern appears green on a map.
- Jack-o'-lantern at Wikipedia