Where Should You Build Your Village In Lego Fortnite?

Deciding where to build your village in Lego Fortnite can be a daunting task when you’re first starting out. Do you want to be near caves or the beach? What monsters are nearby? What types of resources will you need to build and maintain the village?


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Additionally, you may wonder if you can build in one of the other biomes, or if you should establish your village near them to be close to resources. Here in this guide we will explain the benefits and restrictions of each biome, and what you can expect when building your village in either one.


Where Should You Build Your Village?

Lego Fortnite: Left: Village in Grasslands, middle: village in Dry Valley, right: village in Frostlands

In Lego Fortnite you’ll find three main biomes: The Grasslands, Dry Valley, and The Frostlands.

Where you build your village will solely depend on how far along you are in the game. Two of the three biomes have extreme temperatures that can damage your health without proper protection. The enemies you’ll find there are also stronger and more dangerous.

If you just started a brand new world, your first village should be built in the Grasslands. This will allow you to forage and progress until you can visit the other biomes.

Let’s go over each biome individually to explain what resources they provide, what animals you’ll encounter, and what you’ll need to build a village in each one.

The Grasslands: Tips, Resources, And Food Sources

Lego Fortnite: looking at Grasslands landscape

The Grasslands are full of sweeping plains, rolling hills, and rich green grass.

It has a temperate climate, so the only times you have to worry about being cold is during the night or sometimes when it rains.

You’ll find caves scattered all over the landscape of The Grasslands. We recommend finding a flat area that’s near one of the caves as you’ll need to enter it often to harvest resources.

When you’re ready to start building your base, you’ll first need to craft a Village Square, which requires the following ingredients:

Village Square Recipe

10x Granite

10 x Wood

When you’re able to, building a fence around your village can help lower the chances of enemies invading your base.

A few skeletons may spawn inside, still, but you’ll have to deal with far fewer enemies at night this way.

What Building And Crafting Resources Can You Find In the Grasslands?

As you walk around the grasslands, you’ll come across pieces of wood and granite on the ground you can pick up until you begin making tools.

Once you have some tools, you can begin harvesting the various trees, rocks, and underground areas for building resources such as:

Lego Fortnite: Left: trees, right: wood in inventory

Wood

Can be harvested from any of the trees, logs on the ground, or roots underground.

Lego Fortnite: Left: standing in front of a rock, right: showing granite in inventory

Granite

You can either pick up rocks on the ground or pickaxe large rocks to get granite.

Lego Fortnite: Left: Bush, right: Vines in inventory

Vines

These you can get by breaking any of the bushes, or when you harvest pumpkins and corn.

Lego Fortnite: Left: Standing by some knotroot, right: knotroot in inventory

Knotroot

This can only be found inside the caves in the Grasslands. They look like pale, twisted roots along the walls underground.

Lego Fortnite: Left: Marble on the walls of caves, Right: Marble in inventory

Marble

Like the knotroot, you’ll only find this in caves in the Grasslands. Marble nodes can be found along the walls or ceilings of the caves.

Lego Fortnite: Left: Petting a sheep, right: receiving wool from the sheep

Wool

This material can be obtained by petting sheep and then spun into Wool Thread on the Spinning Wheel.

Lego Fortnite: Feather from the chickens

Feathers

These are dropped by chickens when you kill them along with meat, but you might also be able to find some feathers in chests around the biome.

Lego Fortnite: Left: Standing in front of a roller, right: receiving the shell after defeating the roller

Shells

You won’t find these shells on the beach. They’re dropped by rollers after you defeat them.

Lego Fortnite: Left: A wolf, right: claws in inventory

Claws

There are wolves all over the grasslands. They’ll either attack you outright, or you’ll come upon them going after some sheep or cows. Kill them, and you’ll get both meat and claws.

Lego Fortnite: Left: Standing in front of a spider, right: standing in front of silk dropped by the spider

Silk

You’ll run into many spiders while foraging and traveling. Kill them, and they’ll drop silk for you, which you can later turn into Silk Thread on the Spinning Wheel.

Lego Fortnite: left: Standing in front of three skeletons about to attack, right: standing amidst the bones dropped by the skeletons

Bone

At night, the skeletons come out to attack. Defeat them, and they’ll drop bones for you to use in various crafting recipes.

Lego Fortnite: Left: fighting with Brute, right: Standing in front of Brute Scale dropped after defeating the brute

Brute Scale

These monsters are the bosses of the biome and are difficult to defeat. Luckily, you won’t need one until you’re ready for the final crafting table upgrade. You’ll usually find them somewhere along the Shore, but they can also be found in the rolling hills.

What Food Resources Can You Find In The Grasslands?

It won’t be long until you realize you need to eat something to keep your health up.

Luckily, the Grasslands biome is full of food resources that will keep you from starving. Also, as you forage and open chests, you’ll start finding seeds that you can use to grow food in your own village.

Lego Fortnite: Standing in front of meat dropped after killing an animal

Meat

You can get meat by killing any of the animals, as well as from the scorpions in the caves and hermit crabs on the Shore.

Lego Fortnite: Standing in front of some raspberry bushes

Raspberries

Raspberry bushes grow in abundance all over the Grasslands.

Lego Fortnite: left: Standing in front of slurp mushrooms before breaking them, right: what it looks like after breaking

Slurp Mushrooms

You can find these in any caves (all biomes). Break them apart. They can’t be eaten, but once you build a Juicer machine, you can use Slurp Mushrooms and Raspberries to make Slurp Juice.

Lego Fortnite: Standing in front of some stalks of corn

Corn

You’ll find plenty of corn stalks scattered around the Grasslands. These can be eaten raw, but Corn on the Cob grants you health plus two minutes of energy regeneration.

Lego Fortnite: Standing in front of a bush with pumpkins on either side

Pumpkins

Pumpkins usually grow on the outsides of the larger bushes. You can eat these raw for a quick health refill or save them to make Pumpkin Pies in the Oven later.

Lego Fortnite: Standing in front of Wheat plots

Wheat

You won’t find this growing around the Grasslands, but you may find chests that will contain either Wheat Stalks or Wheat Grain that you can plant and grow in your village. When you build a grain mill, you can use it to turn Wheat Grain into Flour for cooking.

Lego Fortnite: Standing in front of a slap berry bush

Slap berries

You’ll find these on bushes much like the raspberries, but only along the Shore areas. Use the Juicer to turn these into Slap Juice. Eat one berry for one minute of energy regeneration, or one Slap Juice for two minutes of energy regeneration.

Lego Fortnite: Left: Petting a cow, right: receiving milk from the cow

Milk

If you pet the cows instead of killing them, they’ll drop milk for you! You can also feed them (any berries or vines), and they might drop more. You can drink the milk, or save them to make Snowberry Shakes in the Juicer.

Lego Fortnite: Left: petting a chicken, right: receiving an egg from the chicken

Eggs

The chickens may be annoying, but petting them will drop eggs. These are good to make Fried Eggs with on the grill, or you can save them for other recipes later.

When you have enough granite to build a grill, you can use it to cook meat, corn, and eggs. The cooked versions of these foods will satisfy your hunger more and give you more health.

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The Dry Valley: Tips, Resources, And Food Sources

Lego Fortnite: Standing, looking at the Dry Valley landscape

As you progress through the game, you’ll soon unlock recipes requiring resources not readily available in the Grasslands, forcing you to start venturing into the Dry Valley to find these items.

It can be a long walk, depending on the layout of your map, so at some point, you may want to start building a village there.

However, the Dry Valley is very hot, and without the proper protection, it will be difficult to navigate the desert as the heat begins to damage your health.

When you have what you need to survive the desert, establishing a village is a great way to have easier access to the resources the Dry Valley provides.

Additionally, as you upgrade your Dry Valley village, you’ll begin to unlock the Majestic Manors set of build recipes that you can use anywhere you want.

What Building And Crafting Resources Can You Find In The Dry Valley?

Dry Valley has a few basic materials you’ll need for building: Wood, Granite, Vines, and Silk from the sand spiders. However, there are some that you’ll only find in the desert, with a few caveats.

Lego Fortnite: Left: Cactus tree, right: Flexwood in inventory

Flexwood

This special wood is only found in the Dry Valley biome and is obtained by chopping down Cacti. You will need a Common Forest Axe or above to be able to chop these.

Lego Fortnite: Left: Sand Roller, right: Sand shell in inventory

Sand Shells*

The desert version of the Roller, called the Sand Roller, will drop Sand Shells when defeated. They are much stronger than the Grasslands variety, so be sure to bring a good sword and shield.

Lego Fortnite: Left: fighting with a Sand Wolves, right: Sand Claws in inventory

Sand Claws*

Sand wolves are much like the wolves in the Grasslands, but meaner and stronger. Defeat these, and they’ll drop Sand Claws for you, which you’ll need for some recipes.

Lego Fortnite: Rough Amber clusters

Rough Amber

On the tall mountain towers in the Dry Valley you can find these bright yellow clusters of Rough Amber. You can break them with an Uncommon Pickaxe or higher.

Lego Fortnite: Obsidian in the cave

Obsidian

Inside the caves of Dry Valley, you’ll find a blue-ish mineral called Obsidian. For this, and the other items you’ll find in these caves, you’ll need a Rare Pickaxe or better.

Lego Fortnite: Ruby in the caves

Rough Ruby

Red gem clusters found on the walls of Dry Valley caves are Rough Ruby.

Lego Fortnite: Copper in the caves

Copper

The first metal you find in this game is copper, and can be found in caves. Once you have some, you can make Copper Bars in a smelter for weapons and tools.

Lego Fortnite: Brightcore in the caves

Brightcore

These bright, glowing clusters can be found deep inside the Dry Valley Lava Caves. They can be used for smelting metal in the smelter and crafting lamps and lanterns.

Lego Fortnite: Left: Running from a Blaster, right: standing in front of Blast Core dropped by Blaster

Blast Core

You find these black creatures called Blasters inside Dry Valley Lava Caves. When alerted, they will flash red until they explode. Whether you defeat them or allow them to explode, they’ll drop Blast Core, which can be used for various recipes

Lego Fortnite: Left: Sand Brute in Dry Valley, right: Sand Brute Scale in inventory

Sand Brute Scale

The desert version of the Brute, the Sand Brute, is meaner and drops a Sand Brute Scale when defeated. This can be used for some higher-level recipes.

*Sand Shells and Sand Claws can also be found on The Shore.

What Food Resources Can You Find In Dry Valley?

The Desert doesn’t provide as many food options as the Grasslands does. You can still get eggs from chickens, but you won’t find any cows, berries, or pumpkins.

The only two sources of food you’ll find in the desert are meat from killing wolves, chickens, or scorpions, and scavenging some Spicy Peppers.

Lego Fortnite: Standing by a Spicy Pepper bush

You are able to plant crops in both Dry Valley and the Frostlands, so when you’re ready to build a village in either of those biomes, bring plenty of soil, fertilizer, and seeds with you so that you’ll always have an available food source.

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The Frostlands: Tips, Resources, And Food Sources

Lego Fortnite: Looking out over the Frostlands landscape

The Frostlands is the most dangerous of the three main biomes, and venturing here should only be done after you’ve spent a lot of time in both the other two biomes, leveling up your health and tools.

Even so, having a village in the Frostlands is a great way to be close to this biome’s resources and give you a safe place to wait out the night by building a bed to set as your respawn point.

When you start

upgrading your Frostlands village,
you’ll begin to unlock the

Shogun Palace set of build recipes
that can be used anywhere in the game.

What Building And Crafting Resources Can You Find In The Frostlands?

Basic wood and granite can be difficult to find in the Frostlands, so bring plenty of both with you when you first head out there. Vines, however, can be found in abundance by chopping the bushes. And there are frost spiders that drop regular silk.

The resources you’ll find only in the Frostlands are:

Lego Fortnite: Standing in front of Frostpine trees

Frostpine

These evergreens covered in snow grow tall and proud. So proud that only the strongest of Forest Axes (Epic) can cut them down to give you Frostpine wood.

Lego Fortnite: Left: Sneaking up to a Frost Roller, right: Frost Shell dropped by the Frost Roller

Frost Shells

You can get Frost Shells from these Frost Rollers in the Frostlands.

Lego Fortnite: Left: Facing off with an Arctic wolf, right: Arctic Claws on the ground, dropped by the wolf

Arctic Claws

These blue wolves may look pretty, but they are mean and can take half your health in a single bite if you’re not careful. Once defeated, they will drop Arctic Claws, which can be used in a few recipes.

Lego Fortnite: Standing on a hill with rams in the Frostlands

Heavy Wool

When you pet or feed the rams in the Frostlands, they’ll drop Heavy Wool for you. You can spin this into Heavy Wool Thread, which can be used or a few high-level recipes.

Lego Fortnite: Standing in front of a Malachite cluster

Malachite

It is a greenish mineral that can be found along the mountainsides of the Frostlands. Just like Obsidian, they can be cut into slabs in a Stone Cutter and used for recipes.

Lego Fortnite: Standing by some sapphire clusters in an Ice Cave

Rough Sapphire

You’ll find these inside the ice caves in the Frostlands.

Lego Fortnite: Standing below some iron clusters

Iron

It is a metal that you’ll find only in the ice caves. It can be smelted into Iron Bars, and then used to make Epic tools and weapons.

Lego Fortnite: Standing beside some Bone Wolves in the ice cave

Cursed Bone

If you thought the Arctic Wolves were bad, these guys are on a whole different level. Make sure your gear is at full health before taking them on, as they do a lot of damage. Once defeated, they drop Cursed Bones, which can be used for high-level crafting.

Lego Fortnite: Standing in front of a Frost Brute

Frost Brute Scale

The Frostlands version of the Brute is mean and ready for a fight. Once defeated, he will drop a Frost Brute Scale.

What Food Resources Can You Find In The Frostlands?

As with the desert, the Frostlands provides very little in the way of food resources, so before coming out here we suggest bringing plenty of things to eat.

You’ll still be able to get meat from killing wolves, scorpions, cows, and sheep. You can also get milk from the cows up here. The only other food option you’ll find in the Frostlands are snowberries, which are used in the Snowberry Shakes.

Lego Fortnite: Standing by some Snowberry bushes

Raspberries, Slap Berries, and Snowberries can also be used along with Flour to make Fruit Pies when you unlock the Oven.

Fruit Pies fill up a substantial amount of hunger and health while also giving you two minutes of energy regeneration.

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