dec: 3514 hex: 15F4 bin: 1010111114
|“||A glimmer of blue in the dark wall of a cave - could it be DIAMOND? Ah, no. Instead you've stumbled on a seam of lapis lazuli ore. It can be fashioned into a fancy blue block (which can only otherwise to be found in the centre of Illager statues in Woodland Mansions), or into the dyes beloved of aesthetes who want to splash a bit of colour about. But it doesn't make for hardy armour, and for that reason, survival specialists may be disappointed to discover it.||„|
Lapis lazuli is a primary color dye and an enchanting item.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Mining[edit | edit source]
Crafting[edit | edit source]
|Lapis Lazuli Block|
Smelting[edit | edit source]
|Lapis Lazuli Ore +
Trading[edit | edit source]
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
Usage[edit | edit source]
Dye[edit | edit source]
Like all other dyes, lapis lazuli can be:
- Applied to sheep to dye their wool, which can then be sheared for 1–3 blocks of blue wool.
- Applied to tamed wolves to dye their collars.
- Used to dye/stain wool, leather armor, beds, glass, terracotta and shulker boxes.
- Combined with gunpowder to make a firework star.
- Combined with a firework star to create a “fade to color” effect.
- Used to add patterns to banners.
- Used to dye shulkers.[Pocket edition only]
- Combined with sand and gravel to craft concrete powder.
Enchanting[edit | edit source]
Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]
|Blue Bed||Any Bed +
|A bed of any color can be re-dyed using dyes.[Pocket and Console editions]|
|Blue Bed||White Bed +
|White bed can be re-dyed using dyes.[Java edition only]|
|Blue Concrete Powder||Lapis Lazuli +
|Blue Firework Star||Gunpowder +
Lapis Lazuli +
Gold Nugget or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
|Up to eight dyes can be added.
Up to one of any head, a gold nugget, a feather, or a fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
|Blue Shulker Box||Any Shulker Box +
|Blue Stained Glass||Glass +
|Blue Terracotta||Terracotta +
|Blue Wool||White Wool +
|Cyan Dye||Lapis Lazuli +
|Lapis Lazuli Block||Lapis Lazuli|
|Light Blue Dye||Lapis Lazuli +
|Magenta Dye||Pink Dye +
Rose Red +
|Magenta Dye||Lapis Lazuli +
Bone Meal +
|Purple Dye||Lapis Lazuli +
|Blue Banner pattern||Lapis Lazuli +
|Blue Banner image||Lapis Lazuli +
Creeper Head or
Wither Skeleton Skull or
Oxeye Daisy or
Enchanted Golden Apple
Data values[edit | edit source]
Lapis lazuli has the ID name
minecraft:dye, with a data value of 4.
|7||Light Gray Dye|
|12||Light Blue Dye|
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|1.2||Added lapis lazuli.|
|1.2_02||Lapis lazuli ore can be found at bedrock level and now it drops 4–8 lapis lazuli per block mined (increased from 1) on single player only (Minecraft beta servers have not been affected yet).|
|1.8||Lapis lazuli can be found in mineshaft chests.|
|1.4.2||12w34a||Added the ability to dye leather armor and wolf collars.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Lapis lazuli can be crafted with gunpowder to create a firework star.|
|1.6.1||13w19a||Stained clay can now be crafted.|
|1.7.2||13w36a||With the addition of new flowers, many secondary and tertiary dyes are now primary dyes.|
|13w41a||Stained glass can now be crafted.|
|1.8||14w02a||Enchanting requires lapis lazuli, different enchantments that requires different amount of levels requires different amounts of lapis lazuli (between 1-3).|
|Cleric villagers now sell 1–2 lapis lazuli for 1 emerald, making it a renewable resource.|
|14w30a||Added banners which can be dyed.|
|1.9||15w44a||Decreased average yield from mineshaft chests.|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added lapis lazuli.|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Lapis is now used in enchanting.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.4.0||Added lapis lazuli.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Lapis lazuli is now used in enchanting.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Lapis lazuli can now be found inside minecart with chest in abandoned mineshaft.|
|Lapis lazuli can be used to color water in cauldron.|
|1.0.4||build 1||Cleric villagers now sell 1–2 lapis lazuli for 1 emerald.|
|Lapis lazuli can be used to dye shulker shell|
|1.1||build 1||Lapis lazuli can be used to dye shulker box and bed.|
|Lapis lazuli is now used to craft blue concrete powder.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In real life, lapis lazuli is a medium hard stone used for making jewelry and as a pigment.