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 +
Cleric villagers sell one lapis lazuli for an emerald as part of their second tier trades.[upcoming: BE 1.11.0]
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]
Like all other dyes, lapis lazuli can be:[until JE 1.14]
- 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 or 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||Name ID||Numeric 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|
Any number larger than 19 will always be bone meal.
|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.|
|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.|
|1.0.4||alpha 220.127.116.11||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 18.104.22.168||Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye shulker boxes and beds.|
|Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue concrete powder.|
|1.2.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Lapis lazuli can now be used to dye banners, firework stars and glass.|
|1.4.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Lapis lazuli can now be found in shipwreck treasure chests.|
|beta 188.8.131.52||Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft balloons and glow sticks.|
|1.8.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Lapis lazuli can now be used to craft blue dyes.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.10.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Lapis lazuli are now sold by wandering traders.|
|Changed the texture of lapis lazuli.|
|1.11.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Lapis lazuli can now be found in desert village temple chests.|
|beta 22.214.171.124||Cleric villagers now only sell one lapis lazuli for one emerald.|
|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).
- "Block of the Week: Lapis Lazuli" – Minecraft.net