LEGO Fortnite players agree that building is frustrating and the weakest part of the game

Ironic.
Lego Fortnite Building Is Frustrating
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Though LEGO Fortnite is fun and is, so far, deserving of its praise, there’s a major flaw with the game and it’s the building. Extremely ironic considering Fortnite and LEGO are all about building. Here are the community’s – and my! – thoughts on building in LEGO Fortnite.

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Is LEGO Fortnite building bad?

In its current state, the building in LEGO Fortnite isn’t good. There are several reasons for this. First, you can’t level the ground. Second, the shapes of the building blocks don’t fit well together. Third, you can’t edit anything, so if you place something incorrectly, break out your Pickaxe.

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Uneven ground

Let’s start with the first issue: uneven ground. With no way to level the ground, you’ll start building your dream LEGO house and realize that part of the floor is forced up which makes putting all the pieces together impossible. An easy fix would be to allow us to sink and raise the blocks we are placing, but so far the building mechanics in LEGO Fortnite only work on a 2D plane.

Blocks not fitting together well

One of the fundamentally flawed aspects of LEGO Fortnite is the building blocks you get don’t fit well together. I’ve seen so many Reddit posts about people making houses from scratch and getting to the end and the pieces don’t fit together. In Minecraft, everything is one by one. In LEGO Fortnite, most of the cool-looking blocks aren’t one by one which makes them extremely hard to work with.

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No way to edit

Lego Fortnite No Way To Edit
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Fourth, we desperately need a way to edit our builds. The build mode currently doesn’t have any way to move or delete blocks, so you’re forced to waste resources by breaking the block if you place it and it’s not in the exact right spot. An edit mode paired with the build mode seems essential to a survival crafting game, but LEGO Fortnite launched without it.

On Reddit, I’ve seen many people who have joined me in giving up building in LEGO Fortnite for now until Epic Games makes it better. User swifto12 reported that “building is frustrating” when he tried to make a house and found out the walls don’t connect easily. Many of the comments on the post agree that the building is “a bit of a mess” and that the only hope is for more to be coming soon.

The sad thing about building in LEGO Fortnite is most of the complaints we have are fundamental to the experience. In other words, implementing the changes we need will take a lot of redesigning from the ground up which Epic Games may or may not do. Though I’m still hoping for updates to the building mechanic, by and large, we’re stuck with how it is.

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Noah Nelson
From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.