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Jack o’ Lantern
Jack-O-Lantern
First Appearance Alpha 1.2.0
Type of Block Solid Block
Tool Used Axe Graphic
Data Values Hex: 5B
Dec:
91
Technical Name minecraft:lit_pumpkin
Blast Resistance 5
Stackable
Yes
64
Obeys Physics
No
Flammable
No
Luminosity
Yes
Transparency
No
Renewable
Yes

Jack o’ Lanterns are solid blocks implemented in the Halloween Update on October 30, 2010 and in 0.8.0 for Pocket Edition. They are created by combining a pumpkin and a torch on a Crafting grid. They were intended to be a purely decorative addition; however, they can also be used as a light source. As an added bonus, their light radius is larger than a Torch, and they work underwater. During the Halloween period, Skeletons/Zombies/Zombie Pigmen will wear pumpkins or Jack o' Lanterns on their heads and also have a chance of dropping them. Players can make an Iron Golem with Jack o' Lanterns by placing 4 Iron blocks in a cross formation and a Jack o’ Lantern on top. A similar way can also be done to make a Snow Golem by stacking 2 Snow blocks and placing a Jack o’ Lantern on top. They can only be placed on the top of blocks, and cannot be placed on non-opaque blocks, although they are able to stay there if the block below is replaced by a block they cannot be placed on. They are also unable to be placed on the side or base of another block.

Crafting

BlockCSS
Jack o’ Lantern
None None None
None
BlockCSS
Pumpkin
None
None
BlockCSS
Torch
None


Trivia

  • Unlike Pumpkins, Jack o’ Lanterns cannot be worn.
  • Jack o’ Lanterns can also be used in the creation of a Snow Golem or an Iron Golem instead of a Pumpkin.
  • Unlike Torches, it can be used as a source of light underwater, like Glowstone.
  • Like all other sources of light in the game, Jack o' Lanterns will melt all snow and ice surrounding it.

Gallery

Jack-O-Lantern

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