How to make a lantern in Minecraft?

Make a lantern in Minecraft!

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a lantern in Minecraft. A lantern is a light source. It is similar to a lamp or torch.

In Minecraft, the lantern lets you light up your base. You need light in this game, where evil creatures appear so suddenly, so light up your construction.

Discover step-by-step how to make a lantern in your favorite game.

For more tutorials in Minecraft, such as how to make iron on Minecraftour article can serve as a guide.

A lantern in Minecraft

What are the different types of lantern?

In Minecraft there are two types of lanterns:

  • The regular lantern ;
  • The soul lantern.

For supported platforms, a lantern is available in the following versions of Minecraft:

  • Pocket Edition (PE);
  • Xbox One;
  • PS4;
  • Nintendo Switch;
  • Windows 10;
  • And Bedrock Edition.

Minecraft game picture

How to make a regular lantern in Minecraft?

Lanterns were added in the first village and plunder version of Minecraft in 1.14. They are beautiful decorative pieces. However, they cannot be placed on a wall like a torch. Here is a small tutorial to make a lantern in Minecraft:

First, you need : 1 torch + 8 iron nuggets.

  1. To start, place a torch and 8 iron nuggets in the 3*3 crafting grid;
  2. Then, place the torch in the center of the grid;
  3. Next, fill the rest of the grid with 8 iron nuggets;
  4. Finally, drag them into your inventory.

These are the basic steps to make a lantern.

Step 1: Making a torch

For this you will need a stick and a piece of coal. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. First, place a piece of coal in the crafting GUI which is in the center of the 3*3 grid;
  2. Then put the stick underneath;
  3. Then, move it into your inventory;

Step 2: Making the lantern

After crafting the torch, you need to get iron nuggets. To do this :

  1. Place an iron ingot in the grid;
  2. This will immediately turn into 9 iron nuggets;
  3. You will need 8 nuggets;
  4. Then, surround the torch with iron nuggets;
  5. And your lantern is ready in Minecraft.

You should still know that this lantern is like a regular lantern, except it has a blue texture.

How to craft a soul lantern in Minecraft?

Soul Lantern in Minecraft

You can also craft a Soul Lantern in Minecraft. The crafting steps are almost the same as above, except the type of torch is different. Here are the steps to take:

To recap: to build a soul lantern, you'll need :

  • 8 iron nuggets + 1 soul torch 
  1. First, place 1 Soul Torch and 8 Iron Nuggets in the 3*3 crafting grid;
  2. There should be 3 iron nuggets in the first row;
  3. Add an iron nugget in the second row, in the first box;
  4. Add 1 Soul Torch to the second space and 1 Iron Nugget to the third space;
  5. Add 3 iron nuggets in the third row and you're done.

It's your turn to make your lantern in Minecraft to light up your constructions and avoid the invasion of evil creatures.

And to discover how to make circles in Minecraft, visit our article!

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