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Jack o'Lantern
Jack o'Lantern.png
Jack o'Lantern
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

Partial (blocks light)

Luminance

Yes, 15

Blast resistance

5

Hardness

1

Tool

This block can be broken with any tool, but an axe is the quickest

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearances

See History

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 91 hex: 5B bin: 1011011

Name

lit_pumpkin

A jack o'lantern is a solid block that provides light.

Obtaining[edit]

Jack o'Lanterns can be mined with any tool, or without a tool, but axes are the quickest.

Block Hardness Tool Breaking time (seconds)
Hand Wooden Stone Iron Diamond Golden Shears Sword

Jack o'Lantern
1
1.5 0.75 0.375 0.25 0.1875 0.125 1

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Torch +
Pumpkin




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Jack o'Lantern

Pumpkin

Torch

Mobs[edit]

If a mob wearing a pumpkin or 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 pumpkin or jack o'lantern, up to a maximum of a 3% chance of a drop.

Usage[edit]

Light source[edit]

Jack o'lanterns can be used as light sources underwater.

Jack o'lanterns have a luminance of 15 and the ability to provide light while submerged under water. Like most light sources, they will melt snow and ice.

Building golems[edit]

As of 1.8.1,[upcoming] 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.






Iron Golem build configuration



Snow Golem build configuration

Data values[edit]

Bits Values
0x0 Facing South
0x1 Facing West
0x2 Facing North
0x3 Facing East
0x4 (bit flag) No face

Block state[edit]

Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
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]

History[edit]

Alpha
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.
Beta
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.
Official release
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.[1] (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.
Upcoming
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.
Console Edition
TU1 Added jack o'lanterns.

Issues[edit]

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Trivia[edit]

A zombie and a skeleton wearing a jack o'lantern and a pumpkin, respectively, on Halloween.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]