Lazy Minting on Rarible

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What is lazy minting?

Lazy minting allows you to create ERC-721 & ERC-1155 NFTs for free (zero cost).

Your NFT will officially be minted only once a buyer purchases it because the buyer pays for the gas fees, not the creator. Your NFT will still be listed on Rarible's marketplace even though the item isn't officially minted yet. When your item is purchased, it'll then be minted to your wallet and transferred to the new owner automatically.

Note the following:

- You can only lazy mint to Rarible's collection. If you decide to create your own collection then you will have to pay the fees

- Currently, lazy minting is only possible on Ethereum

- Lazy minted items are stored forever on

- Lazy minted items don't appear on other marketplaces because NFTs are only minted on the blockchain when a transaction has taken place. Once the item has been purchased or transferred, it will appear across all marketplaces that support the blockchain

- If you wish to burn your lazy minted NFT, you will have to pay the gas fee. To burn your lazy minted NFT please contact: with your request


Follow these steps to lazy mint:

1. Go on to Rarible's home page, hover over "Create" and click on "NFT."
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2. Choose your blockchain.

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3. Choose either "Single" or "Multiple" for the type of NFT you want to create.

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4. When you are creating your NFT, ensure that you enable the "Free minting" option.

Note: If the button is set to the right, free minting is enabled.

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5. Click on "Create item."

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6. Agree to the transaction that appears in your wallet.


Your NFT has now been minted, free of charge!


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