I was just wondering if you can make a LAN server then connect being across the world just using the ip address that you get to choose like this
Gamemode: blah, Op: blah
Port, IP Address
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I believe you would have to setup a dedicated server, and portforward/Hamachi to exit your LAN,and connect with IP/Port. Setting this up is relatively easy See The Minecraft Wiki article on it.
The LAN server is intended to make accessing the server on your local network easy by allowing automatic server detection. That being said opening this up to outside connections defeats the purpose, but it entirely possible.
Probably the easiest way is to use a VPN (like Hamachi), if both parties connect to the VPN it's like they are on the same network, and LAN will work as normal. The process for doing this can be found here.
The second way would be to port forward the port that the LAN server is running on, however since it chooses a new port each time it runs this is not a very good way to set things up.
Ultimately the best option is using the standard server, and port forwarding the default Minecraft server port. It's a little tricky to configure, but once you have it set up you won't need to worry about it anymore.