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How to get flexwood in Lego Fortnite

You’ll find flexwood in deserts

Lego Fortnite character standing in front of some cactuses in the desert Dry Valley biome Image: Epic Games via Polygon
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Flexwood is a resource you’ll have to find in Lego Fortnite if you want to level up your village or make better weapons and tools. Finding it is going to take a bit of prep work, though, as it only grows in one biome.

Our Lego Fortnite guide will explain how to get flexwood and what you’ll use it for.

How to get flexwood in Lego Fortnite

Flexwood grows in the desert biome — formally called the Dry Valley — so you’ll need to head there first. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you start getting hot and seeing cactuses (cacti?) everywhere.

Lego Fortnite character cutting down a cactus in the Dry Valley desert to harvest flexwood Image: Epic Games via Polygon

Flexwood is the resource you get from chopping down those cactuses. But to gather it or even damage cacti, you’ll need a rare forest axe (or better). To make one of those, you’ll need 5 cut amber and 3 knotroot rods. For cut amber, you’ll have to process rough amber in a gem cutter workbench (4 marble slab, 5 rough amber, 5 sand claw, 3 sand shell).

While you’re crafting stuff, consider making a cool-headed charm (3 silk thread, 1 marble, and 3 sand shells) to increase your resistance to hot temperatures.

What you’ll use flexwood for in Lego Fortnite

Flexwood, like knotroot, is another gateway resource that unlocks a new tier of items. You’ll need flexwood as one of the resources you need to upgrade your village to levels 9 and 10 (in unprocessed and rod forms, respectively).

Flexwood rods also unlock new weapons and tools like the rare pickaxe (3 flexwood rods and 3 sand claws), rare recurve crossbow (8 flexwood rods and 1 drawstring), and the uncommon knight shield (8 flexwood rod and 3 cord). You’ll also need flexwood when you start building vehicles.

Looking for more on Lego Fortnite? Check out our Lego Fortnite beginners guide. We also have guides on how to play multiplayer with your buddies, how to find caves, and how to build a successful village. And if you’re looking for places to go, see our list of the best seeds in Lego Fortnite.

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