D&D General It's Time For D&D Lego!

Lego Ideas has announced a Dungeons & Dragon challenge. The contest is timed to coincide with D&D 50th anniversary, and allows fans to submit LEGO builds. The winning entry later becomes official LEGO sets, with the winner getting 1% of the total net sales of the product.

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Previous LEGO IDEAS sets have included the themed sets like PIrates, Castles, or Space, plus specific brands like The Rolling Stones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and more.
 
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J-H

Hero
You reckon? I had a ton of Lego as a kid in the late 80s / early 90s, including some of the early Space Police sets. They were way more spindly and fragile than any of the modern Star Wars sets I’ve got now. Those things are solid. My cats knocked my Razor Crest on the floor and it has only really suffered superficial damage. If they’d knocked one of my old Space Police ships on the floor, it’d be in a million pieces.
My 8 year old has a Tie fighter, X Wing, and an AT-ST, and those things break a lot. The animal builder sets tend to come apart also.

The cars are pretty sturdy.
 




TheSword

Legend
There are probably a few things it would need to include…

  • A trap
  • A couple of classic monsters - kobold, mind flayer, umber hulk, beholder, basilisk?
  • treasure
  • Some hero mini figs for the key classes.
It kinda has to be a dungeon right? Or is that a bit too literal. I’d probably want to see some more aesthetics of the film before committing too much, as visually that will be what people perceive D&D to be.
 

Whizbang Dustyboots

100% that gnome
It kinda has to be a dungeon right? Or is that a bit too literal. I’d probably want to see some more aesthetics of the film before committing too much, as visually that will be what people perceive D&D to be.
That's actually a good point. If WotC is doing this presumably paid promotion, does that mean we're not getting D&D branded Lego around the movie?
 





Parmandur

Book-Friend
That's actually a good point. If WotC is doing this presumably paid promotion, does that mean we're not getting D&D branded Lego around the movie?
Doesn't seem it has to be one or the other: they can do movie tie in sets, and then have other stuff later on.

For my money, Tomb of Horrors would be awesome, or Expedition to the Barrier Peaks. Any old module could be fun as a Legoset, honestly.
 

Hasbro tried it with their own line Kreo but it didn't worked so well. I guess it hadn't got the same brand power.

When the (official) LEGO version of Optimus Prime was announced, my mind is open about, you know, all those things about merger and acquisitions. Usually the deals about intercompany crossovers aren't easy, but here I see Hasbro and LEGO share some "common points", and maybe the paths of both toy company will be closer and closer.

Hasbro has got a good history about acquiring other toy companies, and even they tried a merger with Mattel. Beyond LEGO, do you know another big fish in the toy industry?

I suspect Hasbro is getting ready for years of "thin cows" (= bad years in the economy). This may mean if other companies aren't enough ready for this, then these will suffer troubles, and later easier to be acquired.
 

ngenius

Explorer
This is wonderful. I love LEGO and many players do too I guess.

Sadly, a lot of the big new LEGO sets, especially specialty sets, are very expensive to purchase. Easily, about $100 at the low end and usually average about $200, with lots of specialty pieces.

If such a set is purchased for a school or a hobby club, the risk of missing rare pieces is high. And suddenly, a toy you purchase for the kids ends up locked behind protected glass, which is sad. Plus, I have not been able to afford a lot of these sets myself, with the financial situation not improving for many folks too.
 

ngenius

Explorer
Hasbro tried it with their own line Kreo but it didn't worked so well. I guess it hadn't got the same brand power.

When the (official) LEGO version of Optimus Prime was announced, my mind is open about, you know, all those things about merger and acquisitions. Usually the deals about intercompany crossovers aren't easy, but here I see Hasbro and LEGO share some "common points", and maybe the paths of both toy company will be closer and closer.

Hasbro has got a good history about acquiring other toy companies, and even they tried a merger with Mattel. Beyond LEGO, do you know another big fish in the toy industry?

I suspect Hasbro is getting ready for years of "thin cows" (= bad years in the economy). This may mean if other companies aren't enough ready for this, then these will suffer troubles, and later easier to be acquired.
And here is the thing, I get a bit depressed, because I cannot afford this, a working adult, and many kids will struggle from lower income families. Toys are so expensive now though really good quality.
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Yes, it is more for collector than to be used as a true toy.

My suggestion is to sell lots of little boxes.

Have you thought about a LEGO D&D videogame with those touchs of comedy?

Is this the begining? Maybe we could see a LEGO Dragonlance, LEGO Spelljammer or a LEGO Witchlight? Why not a LEGO Throne of Eldraine, LEGO Kaldheim or LEGO Kamiwaga: Neon Dinasty?

And a LEGO version of any "old (and maybe forgotten) glories" by Hasbro? For example Robotix or Zoids.

And why not a partnership with playmobil? A playmobil version of the heroes of Dragonlance would be really cool.

* And why not to try a pack of heroes and mosters of Hero Quest?

I guess there is a potential market, the TTRPG players who don't buy LEGO figures, but they could use the LEGO D&D minifigures for their own tabletop games.
 

Laurefindel

Legend
Oh, interesting!

Lets see how these two hobbies intersect in a man's (or woman's) life...

LEGO and D&D
- At young age, get LEGO for Christmas. Build the kit in 15 minutes and ignore parents saying "well, I thought it would at least occupy you for the evening". Play with the kit for a month or two, then bash it to build something else. Live your LEGO golden age.

- Listen to your parents complaining that LEGO are expensive.

- Built a ultimate LEGO masterpiece in early teenagehood. Put your LEGO away because they're "kids' toys" and go play "a grown-up game" instead, like D&D. Keep your masterpiece MOC (my own creation) on a shelf in your room, secretly still thinking LEGO are cool. Live your LEGO dark age.

- Come back home for Christmas after college. Sleep in your brother's room because your dad converted your old room into a gym. Notice your cool LEGO MOC is still on the shelf. Remember you loved LEGO and that minifigures would make great minis for your new D&D group.

- Rescue your 15 bins of LEGO in-extremis when your mom is finally getting rid of "all this old stuff".

- Meet future wife, settle down, unbox your LEGO. Rebuilt your last teenage creation now crushed in a bin. Keep LEGO away from baby(ies); bricks are a choking hazard. Play LEGO because your college D&D group fell apart. Live your LEGO renaissance.

- Complain that all these new LEGO pieces make it too easy and kill creativity.

- Buy more LEGO; one box for the kid(s), one for you. Built stuff. Keep MOCs away from kids; kids are a destruction hazard. Fail at that last point. Rage quit and rebuilt a new D&D group instead. Live your LEGO apocalypse age.

- Complain LEGO are expensive.

- Sort your LEGO bricks for the 20th time, hopefully the last. Built with your teenage kids. Enjoy all the new pieces allowing creativity to be expressed in new ways. Buy the same kit five times because "they were on sale" and you need that part. Wife rolls eyes, but you do have that part five times. Live your LEGO silver age.

- Listen to your wife complain that your LEGO budget exceeds that of promised kitchen renovations.

- Convert older kid's room into a proper LEGO room when they're out to college. Keep their last LEGO masterpiece on a shelf; if it's not a sci-fi creation, it's D&D-esque. Anticipate with dread the day when they'll be back to claim their parts. Finally renovate kitchen. Hum, not sure how this age is called... Lets call it the Kitchen age. Live it up.

- Submit D&D-themed MOC to LEGO ideas. Complete full circle.

CONCLUSION
- Know that if you have young kids, you enter this contest with a serious handicap.

- You can either have a gaming room or a LEGO room; choose wisely.

- Renovate your kitchen promptly.
 



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