Lapis Lazuli

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Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli.png
Type

Raw materials

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 3514 hex: 15F4 bin: 1010111114

Name

See Data values

Alex Wiltshire Mojang avatar.png 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.
Alex Wiltshire[1]

Lapis lazuli is a mineral used for enchanting or as a dye[until JE 1.14].

Obtaining[edit]

Mining[edit]

When mined with a stone pickaxe or better, a block of lapis lazuli ore will drop 4–8 pieces of lapis lazuli. With the Fortune III enchantment, a single block has a chance of dropping up to 32 pieces.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Lapis Lazuli Block

9

Smelting[edit]

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Lapis Lazuli Ore +
Any fuel


Trading[edit]

Cleric villagers sell 1–2 lapis lazuli for an emerald as part of their second tier of trades.[until BE 1.11.0]

Cleric villagers sell one lapis lazuli for an emerald as part of their second tier trades.‌[upcoming: BE 1.11.0]

Wandering traders sell 3 lapis lazuli for an emerald.‌[upcoming: BE 1.10.0]

Natural generation[edit]

Lapis lazuli can be found in 16.9% of chest minecarts in abandoned mineshafts in stacks of 4–9, and in 61.5% of shipwreck treasure chests in stacks of 1–10. Lapis lazuli can also be found in desert village temple chests.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14 & BE 1.11.0]

Usage[edit]

Dye[edit]

Like all other dyes, lapis lazuli can be:[until JE 1.14]

Enchanting[edit]

1–3 pieces of lapis lazuli can be used to enchant items in an enchantment table.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Blue Balloon Latex +
Lapis Lazuli +
Helium +
Lead

[Bedrock, and Education editions only]
Blue Bed White Bed +
Lapis Lazuli


White beds can be re-dyed using dyes.‌[Java Edition only]
Blue Bed Any Bed +
Lapis Lazuli


A bed of any color can be re-dyed using dyes.‌[Bedrock, and Legacy Console editions only]
Blue Carpet White Carpet +
Lapis Lazuli
[upcoming: JE 1.14 & BE 1.10]
Blue Concrete Powder Lapis Lazuli +
Sand +
Gravel
Blue Dye Lapis Lazuli

[upcoming: JE 1.14]
Blue Firework Star Gunpowder +
Lapis Lazuli +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


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 Shulker Box or
Any Shulker Box +
Lapis Lazuli


Blue Stained Glass Glass +
Lapis Lazuli
Blue Stained Glass Pane Glass Pane +
Lapis Lazuli
[upcoming: JE 1.14]
Blue Terracotta Terracotta +
Lapis Lazuli
Blue Wool Any Wool +
Lapis Lazuli


[Bedrock Edition only]
Cyan Dye Lapis Lazuli +
Cactus Green
[until JE 1.14]
Dyed Wool White Wool +
Lapis Lazuli


[Java, and Legacy Console editions only]
Lapis Lazuli Block Lapis Lazuli

Light Blue Dye Lapis Lazuli +
Bone Meal
[until JE 1.14]
Magenta Dye Pink Dye +
Rose Red +
Lapis Lazuli
[until JE 1.14]
Magenta Dye Lapis Lazuli +
Bone Meal +
Rose Red
[until JE 1.14]
Purple Dye Lapis Lazuli +
Rose Red
[until JE 1.14]
Blue Banner pattern Lapis Lazuli +
Banner


Blue Banner image Lapis Lazuli +
Banner +
Vines or
Bricks or
Creeper Head or
Wither Skeleton Skull or
Oxeye Daisy or
Enchanted Golden Apple


Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Item Name ID
Lapis Lazuli lapis_lazuli

Bedrock Edition:

Item Name ID Numeric ID
Lapis Lazuli dye 351

In Bedrock Edition, lapis lazuli has the ID name dye, with a data value of 4.

DV Description
0 Ink Sac
1 Rose Red
2 Cactus Green
3 Cocoa Beans
4 Lapis Lazuli
5 Purple Dye
6 Cyan Dye
7 Light Gray Dye
8 Gray Dye
9 Pink Dye
10 Lime Dye
11 Dandelion Yellow
12 Light Blue Dye
13 Magenta Dye
14 Orange Dye
15 Bone Meal
16 Black Dye
17 Brown Dye
18 Blue Dye
19 White Dye

Any number larger than 19 will always be bone meal.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition Beta
1.2 Added lapis lazuli.
1.2_02 Lapis lazuli ore can now be found at bedrock level and will now drop 4–8 lapis lazuli per block mined (increased from 1) on singleplayer only (Minecraft beta servers have not been affected yet).
1.8 ?Lapis lazuli can now be found in mineshaft chests.
Java Edition
1.4.2 12w34a Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye leather armor and wolf collars.
1.4.6 12w49a Lapis lazuli can now be crafted with gunpowder to create a firework star.
1.6.1 13w19a Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue stained clay.
1.7.2 13w36a With the addition of new flowers, many secondary and tertiary dyes are now primary dyes.
13w41a Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue stained glass.
1.8 14w02a Enchanting will now require lapis lazuli. Different enchantments require different amounts of levels and different amounts of levels will now require different amounts of lapis lazuli (between 1-3).
Cleric villagers will now sell 1–2 lapis lazuli for 1 emerald, making it a renewable resource.
14w30a Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye banners.
1.9 15w44a The average yield of lapis lazuli in mineshaft chests has now been decreased.
1.13 17w47a The different data values for the dye ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 351.
18w11a Lapis lazuli will now generate in shipwreck chests.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue dye.
Lapis lazuli can no longer be used as a dye.
Lapis Lazuli TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of lapis lazuli.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0 Added lapis lazuli.
0.12.1 build 1 Lapis lazuli is now required for enchanting.
0.14.0 build 1 Lapis lazuli can now be found inside minecart with chests in abandoned mineshafts.
Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye water in cauldrons.
Pocket Edition
1.0.4 alpha 1.0.4.0 Cleric villagers will now sell 1–2 lapis lazuli for 1 emerald.
Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye shulker shells.
1.1.0 alpha 1.1.0.0 Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye shulker boxes and beds.
Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue concrete powder.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0 beta 1.2.0.2 Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye banners, firework stars and glass.
1.4.0 beta 1.2.14.2 Lapis lazuli can now be found in shipwreck treasure chests.
beta 1.2.20.1 Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft balloons and glow sticks.
1.8.0 beta 1.8.0.10 Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue dyes.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.10.0 beta 1.10.0.3 Lapis lazuli are now sold by wandering traders.
Lapis Lazuli TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of lapis lazuli.
1.11.0 beta 1.11.0.1 Lapis lazuli can now be found in desert village temple chests.
beta 1.11.0.4 Cleric villagers now only sell one lapis lazuli for one emerald.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1 Added lapis lazuli.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Lapis can now be used in enchanting.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Lapis Lazuli" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • In real life, lapis lazuli is a blue gem that may be ground and processed into ultramarine pigment. Lapis lazuli pigment has been famously used in the production of illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, and cave paintings. It was also used by Egyptians for their jewelry and other valuable items (see Wikipedia page).

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