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How to build a custom car in LEGO Fortnite: Power Center, Suspension, and Wheels

Getting around in style.

LEGO Fortnite finally has vehicles thanks to the Mechanical Mayhem update, and you can either craft three preset cars or create your own custom ride with different vehicle parts.

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With the Mechanical Mayhem update, you no longer have to use janky workarounds to travel long distances in LEGO Fortnite. Cars work exactly like you’d expect, and you can even use vehicle parts to create other moving contraptions to get around your LEGO Fortnite world.

How to Craft Cars in LEGO Fortnite

LEGO Fortnite has three cars that you can craft: the Speeder, the Offroader, and the Hauler. These aren’t the only vehicles that you can make in LEGO Fortnite, but these are premade cars that can be found in the builds menu just like houses and other prefabs.

Lego Fortnite Offroader Car
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To unlock the recipe for the Speeder, you need to add a Power Cell to your inventory. To get the Offroader, you need to have Flexwood in your inventory. The Hauler requires you to have Frostpine in your inventory.

How to Get a Power Cell in LEGO Fortnite

Power Cells are required for all vehicles in LEGO Fortnite, however, since they act as the power source for their engines. You’ll need to build the new Compost Bin station to get your hands on these. The Compost Bin is crafted at the Lumber Mill. Once you build it, you can turn resources into Biomass, Fertilizer, and Soil. Creating Biomass will unlock the Power Cell recipe!

Lego Fortnite Power Cell Engine
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How to Make a Custom Vehicle in LEGO Fortnite

Once you have a Power Cell, you’re all set to start building your dream ride. If you want to create your own custom vehicle instead of the prebuilt cars that LEGO Fortnite has to offer, just open the build menu and find the new Vehicle Parts section of the Toys menu.

All vehicles need three things: a Power Center, Wheels, and a Seat. The Power Center is where you place Power Cells, and the Wheels and Seat are self-explanatory. You can use any Vehicle Base parts to design the body of your car, though, so the design is ultimately up to you! Use the new Vehicle Jacks to make building your car easier, too.

Lego Fortnite Vehicle Wheels
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There’s one important thing to note about Wheels, though. There are two types of them! Make sure your vehicle has a set of Turnable Wheels in addition to Powered Wheels so you can actually steer your vehicle. Powered Wheels only propel your vehicle forward, and while they’re necessary for speed, you won’t be able to direct yourself without Turnable Wheels. Also, make sure all of your Wheels are spinning in the correct direction before taking off.

There are a ton of optional parts like guards, bumpers, headlights, and Illuminators that you can tack onto your LEGO Fortnite vehicles, so get creative and build the ride of your dreams! Once you’ve got enough Power Cells to power your vehicle, you can build the new Wrench tool to further customize your ride. This allows you to assign channels to Switches and Thrusters that you can swap between while driving a vehicle, giving you more control over which Thrusters are active.


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