How to get balloons in LEGO Fortnite

Stephanie Zucarelli
Balloons in LEGO Fortnite

LEGO Fortnite lets players create huge worlds, and exploring them on foot can become very monotonous. However, early in the game they can craft balloons to get everywhere they want, so here’s how to unlock and get them in LEGO Fortnite.

LEGO Fortnite introduced lots of ways to discover what’s hidden in their huge map. Even if players are busy building their villages or recruiting villagers, they will need to explore beyond the towns’ limits to farm materials used to upgrade their tools, Crafting Bench, and more.

As in Fortnite, balloons are a great way to cover long distances without having to walk. Luckily for players, crafting balloons isn’t hard in LEGO Fortnite, although it might be a little bit tricky to unlock its recipe.

Here’s everything you need to get balloons in LEGO Fortnite.

LEGO Fortnite: How to unlock balloons

In LEGO Fortnite, you’ll need to complete some steps before getting the chance to unlock the balloon’s recipe. Here’s what you need to do:

Balloons recipe in LEGO Fortnite
You’ll first need to unlock the balloon recipe before being able to use it.
  1. You need to build a Loom, a Utility that you can craft with 9 Flexwood, 8 Flexwood Rod, and 6 Sand Claw.
  2. Get Silk from a spider (they usually spawn anywhere in the grasslands), and then put it into the Loom to make Silk Fabric.
  3. After getting the first Silk Fabric, you’ll unlock the balloon recipe in the Toys menu.
  4. After getting the balloon recipe, you’ll need 1 Silk Fabric, 1 Torch, and 1 Cord to craft one.

How to unlock large balloons in LEGO Fortnite

Large balloons have more lift than normal ones in LEGO Fortnite and can let you build your own hot air balloon if you attach it to a Dynamic Foundation platform. Here’s how to craft a large balloon in LEGO Fortnite:

Large balloon in LEGO Fortnite
You can use Large balloons to fly higher than normal Balloons would.
  1. Craft 2x Silk Fabric using the Loom.
  2. Craft 1x Torch using the Crafting Bench.
  3. Craft 1x Cord using the Spinning Wheel.
  4. With all the materials in your Inventory, open the Build Menu. In the Toys menu, you’ll find the option to craft a large balloon.

And that’s everything you need to unlock and craft balloons in LEGO Fortnite. If you want to know more about Epic Games survival-crafting mode, you can check our guides below:

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About The Author

Stephanie is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. After graduating as a journalist, she started working as a tech writer for Infobae, Channel 9, and Rolling Stone. She's currently focused on covering Diablo 4, Baldur's Gate 3 and Fortnite, but can't resist anything related to The Sims 4 and Stardew Valley. You can contact her at [email protected].