How to make & use a Metal Smelter in LEGO Fortnite

How to make & use a Metal Smelter in LEGO Fortnite
Images via Epic Game

Written by 

Jack Roberts


10th May 2024 16:47


  • You can get the crafting recipe for the Metal Smelter by raising your village level and acquiring resources to make it
  • Metal Smelters can be used to process ores into more valuable and potent resources

There are plenty of devices and objects you can craft in LEGO Fortnite, and the Metal Smelter can be one of the most important so that you can get your hands on some precious resources – so I’m here to show you how to get it and what it can be used.

Whether you’re playing with the animals or exploring the various biomes, there are plenty of ways to explore the game, and putting a Metal Smelter to good use is bound to lend you a helping hand.

How to make a Metal Smelter in LEGO Fortnite

The crafting recipe for the Metal Smelter in LEGO Fortnite
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To make a Metal Smelter in LEGO Fortnite, you’ll first need to raise your village to level nine so that you can unlock the crafting recipe for it. You’re then going to need the following resources that can be sourced throughout the world, and we have guides to find each of them:



Blast Core




Obsidian Slab


While some of the resources themselves are pretty rare, once you have the items above, you’ll be able to craft the Metal Smelter and place it in your thriving village. Both you and your various villagers can use the smelter if you assign them the task of finding resources.

What is a Metal Smelter used for?

A Metal Smelter being used to process a Copper Bar in LEGO Fortnite
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Metal Smelters are utility items that can be used to process ores, like Copper and Brightcore, to get Copper Bars and other rare materials. These materials can then, in turn, be crafted into more powerful Epic tools that have a higher durability.

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That’s everything you need to know about crafting your own Metal Smelter in LEGO Fortnite so you can get plenty more resources to use in the game. If you’re looking for more LEGO Fortnite guides, be sure to check out our Fortnite homepage where you can find out how to make a Glider and a car in the LEGO mode.

Jack Roberts
About the author
Jack Roberts
Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.
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