Lectern

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Lectern
Lectern.png

Type

?

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

?

Hardness

?

Tool


Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearances

See § History

Drops

Itself

Block Entity ID

lectern

Name

lectern

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Lecterns are block entities found in villages.

Obtaining[edit]

Lecterns can be broken with any tool, but an axe mines it the fastest.

Natural generation[edit]

Lecterns can generate in libraries in plains, savanna, and snowy tundra villages.‌[Java Edition only]

Data values[edit]

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

 facing
north
south
east
west
The direction the lectern is facing.
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing a lectern.

Block entity[edit]

See also: Block entity format

A lectern has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block. The lectern 's block entity ID is lectern.

History[edit]

August 18, 2012The lectern was an old project of Dinnerbone's. It was meant to be a stand for written books, so they could be easily read. He was well on his way to creating it when he encountered problems and scrapped the idea, but mentioned that he might pick up work on the lectern in the near future.
December 18, 2013Dinnerbone states in his Reddit AMA that he has revisited lecterns, but scrapped them again as "something about them just didn't feel right".
October 18, 2018Dinnerbone reveals that the lectern is once again in development.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w44a Added lecterns.
Lecterns are currently only obtainable from the creative inventory and have no functionality.
Lecterns currently have a BookItem field, which holds the book item to be displayed. However, this field cannot be set and is not written to the block entity.
18w48a Lecterns can now generate in plains village libraries
18w48a Lecterns now can also generate in savanna and snowy tundra village libraries.

Issues[edit]

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

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. “sup”@Dinnerbone, October 18, 2018