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dec: 91 hex: 5B bin: 1011011
A jack o'lantern is a solid block that provides light.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Jack o'lanterns can be mined with any tool, or without a tool, but axes are the quickest.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
A jack o'lantern will also be removed and drop itself as an item if a piston tries to push it (trying to pull it does nothing) or moves a block into its space.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Mobs[edit | edit source]
Zombies, skeletons, wither skeletons, and zombie pigmen have a chance of wearing a jack o'lantern if they spawn during Halloween. If a mob wearing a jack o'lantern is killed using a tool enchanted with Looting, there will be a chance equivalent to the level of Looting used to drop the jack o'lantern, up to a maximum of a 3% chance of a drop.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Light source[edit | edit source]
Building golems[edit | edit source]
Jack o'lanterns can be used to build 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.
Placement[edit | edit source]
Jack o'lanterns cannot be placed without a block under them, but once placed, will remain even if the block underneath is mined away. When placed, jack o'lanterns automatically face the player. Jack o'lanterns cannot be placed on a transparent block.
Jack o'lanterns are transparent in their rendering only, which means that they have the attributes that all opaque solid blocks have. For example, they can suffocate mobs, and blocks attached to another block (such as torches and rails) can be placed on top of them or on their sides.
Data values[edit | edit source]
Jack o'lanterns have the ID name
minecraft:lit_pumpkin, and a data value of 91.
Block data[edit | edit source]
- See also: Data values
|0x0||Jack o'lantern facing south|
|0x1||Jack o'lantern facing west|
|0x2||Jack o'lantern facing north|
|0x3||Jack o'lantern facing east|
|0x4 (bit flag)||Jack o'lantern without face|
Block state[edit | edit source]
- See also: Block states
||The direction the jack o'lantern's carved face is facing.
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the jack o'lantern.
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|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 wasn'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.|
|1.2.1||12w08a||Iron golems can now be made by using Jack o'Lanterns.|
|1.4.2||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||Added jack o'lanterns.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Smooth lighting removed from jack o'lanterns.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Jack o'lanterns can now spawn golems.|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Added jack o'lanterns.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Jack o'Lantern” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- Jack-o'-lantern at Wikipedia