dec: 3514 hex: 15F4 bin: 1010111114
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|“||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|
|Lapis Lazuli Block|
|Lapis Lazuli Ore +
Dye [until 1.14]
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.[Bedrock Edition only]
- Used to dye water contained in cauldrons.[Bedrock Edition only]
- Combined with sand and gravel to craft concrete powder.
- Combined with compounds to craft balloons or glow sticks.[Bedrock and Education editions only]
|Item||ID Name||Numeral ID|
In bedrock edition lapis lazuli has the ID name
dye, with a data value of 4.
|7||Light Gray Dye|
|12||Light Blue Dye|
|16||Black Dye[upcoming 1.8]|
|17||Brown Dye[upcoming 1.8]|
|18||Blue Dye[upcoming 1.8]|
|19||White Dye[upcoming 1.8]|
Any number larger than 15 will result in bonemeal.
|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.|
|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 |
|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.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.4.0||Added lapis lazuli.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Lapis lazuli can now used in enchanting.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Lapis lazuli can now be found inside minecart with chests in abandoned mineshafts.|
|Lapis lazuli can be used to color water in cauldron.|
|1.0.4||alpha 22.214.171.124||Cleric villagers will now sell 1–2 lapis lazuli for 1 emerald.|
|Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye shulker shells.|
|1.1||alpha 126.96.36.199||Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye shulker boxes and beds.|
|Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue concrete powder.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added lapis lazuli.|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Lapis can now be used in enchanting.|
- 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).