How to Create and Play in a Sandbox World in LEGO Fortnite

Build with unlimited resources in LEGO Fortnite's Sandbox mode.

by Thomas Cunliffe
Image: Epic Games

Sandbox worlds in LEGO Fortnite are every master builder’s dream, with infinite resources and access to every schematic in the game. Creating a Sandbox world is also the objective of the “Try LEGO Fortnite!” quests, which all reward a free level-up.

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Whether you’re looking to dive straight into a building or earn an easy level-up, this guide explains how to create and play in a Sandbox world in LEGO Fortnite.

How to Create a Sandbox World in LEGO Fortnite

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To create and play in a Sandbox world in LEGO Fortnite, follow these steps:

  • Open Fortnite and select LEGO Fortnite in the By Epic section of the Play menu
  • Press Up on the D-Pad
    • or click Select World if you’re on a PC
  • Select Create New World and choose a New World Slot
  • Change the Game Mode from Survival to Sandbox
  • Select Start and jump in!

You can save up to ten worlds in LEGO Fortnite, so don’t worry about overriding your current progress. The “Create and Play in a Sandbox World” quest will complete as soon as you load into your new Sandbox world.

Related: Can You Sleep Through the Night in LEGO Fortnite?

What is a LEGO Fortnite Sandbox World?

Sandbox worlds in LEGO Fortnite are remarkably similar to Minecraft’s Creative mode. In Sandbox worlds, you have access to every crafting schematic, unlimited resources and items, and the ability to fly by double-tapping the jump button.

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Like Survival, you can choose between pre-sets or designing your own builds from scratch using individual LEGO bricks and assets. Anyone who knows me would tell you not to let me loose in a LEGO store, so my wallet is personally thanking both LEGO and Epic for this feature. It’s far cheaper than buying individual bricks, let me tell you.

You can even assign friends as Key Holders, allowing them to build in your world while offline. Something Minecraft is severely lacking if you don’t want to go through the hassle (and cost) of running a Server.

Can You Switch Sandbox Worlds to Creative Worlds?

We know what you were thinking, but you can’t build a base in Sandbox and then cheekily switch over to Survival. Once a world mode has been selected in LEGO Fortnite, it can’t be changed. Choose carefully.

This guide was written while playing LEGO Fortnite on Xbox Series X.

- This article was updated on December 7th, 2023

About The Author

Thomas has been a freelance writer since 2021 and considers himself a connoisseur of all things Nintendo, Blizzard, and Marvel. Since amassing 145,000+ followers on a Facebook page about Diddy Kong with a backward hat in 2015, Thomas has become a trusted voice in the gaming community across publications such as AOTF, PC Invasion, and Gfinity. His greatest achievements include catching every Pokémon, completing every quest in World of Warcraft (yes, all of them), and naming his dog 'Mass Effect 3.' Thomas is extraordinarily passionate about the video game industry and its community. He enjoys writing about various topics, including popular games like Destiny 2, Fortnite, and WoW, and exploring the latest AAA and indie titles.