LEGO Fortnite brightcore location
Screenshot by Prima Games

How to Get Brightcore in LEGO Fortnite

Keep your eyes open for this bright, valuable resource.

As you progress further in LEGO Fortnite, you’ll venture into various biomes full of unique resources, monsters, and other interesting features to uncover. However, for materials like Brightcore, you’ll have to tackle some dangerous obstacles before getting this valuable resource.

Recommended Videos

Where to Find Brightcore in LEGO Fortnite

You can find Brightcore by entering your LEGO Fortnite world’s Dry Valley desert biome and searching any nearby lava caves. It appears as a golden ore near lava. Although similar in appearance to copper ore, you can differentiate it by the rocks it spawns on. While Brightcore is a golden ore attached to dark rocks, copper is an orange ore attached to light grey and green stone.


Bring a blue rare-grade pickaxe to the lava cave, as regular and uncommon-grade will do zero damage to the Brightcore rock.

Also, be careful when entering a lava cave. It has a burning temperature, which can quickly kill your character if you’re not careful. You can use the following items and foods to give yourself heat resistance:

  • Cool-headed Charm
  • Snowberry
  • Snowberry Shake

Since lava caves have burning temperatures, you’ll want to combine a charm with a bunch of snowberries or a few shakes to make sure you don’t burn to death while mining for Brightcore.

What Is Brightcore Used for in LEGO Fortnite?

Brightcore is a resource used to make various decorations and smelt copper in a metal smelter. You can use one raw copper and two Brightcore in the metal smelter to make a copper bar, which you can use to make a rare-grade shovel, epic-grade axe, or a rare-grade longsword, among other items.

Do you want to fly around the map to explore the world easier? Check out how to get a glider in LEGO Fortnite, or click the tag below to browse our growing article list.

Prima Games is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Image of Madison Benson
Madison Benson
Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.