LEGO reveals first ever DUNGEONS & DRAGONS set

Fans can play through this LEGO Ideas set like a game of D&D

LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS Red Dragon’s Tale

LEGO is celebrating this year’s 50th anniversary of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS with the launch of the first-ever LEGO set based on the popular table-top game.

What is the LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Red Dragon’s Tale?

The LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Red Dragon’s Tale is the first-ever D&D themed set from LEGO. Made for ages 18 and up, this playset is made of 3,745 LEGO pieces and comes with six new LEGO minifigures including Orc Rogue, Gnome Fighter, Elf Wizard and Dwarf Cleric. It also features brick-built monsters, such as a beholder, an owlbear and a displacer beast. Furthermore, the LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Red Dragon’s Tale boasts a giant Cinderhowl red dragon and a tavern with a removable roof so fans can see all the incredible D&D details inside.

LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS Red Dragon’s Tale

Who designed the LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Red Dragon’s Tale?

Based on a brief co-developed by the Wizards of the Coast team, over 600 LEGO fans submitted DUNGEONS & DRAGONS-inspired designs to LEGO Ideas, but the winner was 23-year-old Lucas Bolt (known as BoltBuilds) from Amsterdam who created his version of the game in LEGO bricks.  Lucas then worked closely with the LEGO Design team, to develop the unique setting represented in the final set.  In addition, the Wizards of the Coast team developed a bespoke adventure for the set.

“The DUNGEONS & DRAGONS theme combined with my love of history, fantasy, and making games, inspired me to create a playable layout with different challenges and routes to explore,” said Lucas in a press release. “I had so much fun designing this piece, and it is a real privilege seeing my design developed into a detailed LEGO set to celebrate 50 years of the iconic game.”

The LEGO Group also turned to their fan community on the LEGO Ideas platform, giving them a chance to design the cover of the set’s building instructions. The winning design by Chris Yu features an epic battle using techniques to create depth in the image while showcasing good against evil centered around the iconic 20-sided die that’s set to determine the outcome. Chris’ design was a celebration of the game’s core values of collaboration, creativity, and adventure.

LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS Red Dragon’s Tale figures
LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS Red Dragon’s Tale figures

Game Night with LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Red Dragon’s Tale

Fans will learn more about the LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Red Dragon’s Tale at an epic game night recorded to go live on April 6, 2024. For this special event, the LEGO House basement was turned into a customized game room, where D&D fan Anjali Bhimani took the chair as the Dungeon Master and was joined by Luis Carazo and Ginny Di, as well as fan designer Lucas Bolt and LEGO Designer Jordan Scott, who all participated in an epic adventure. Fans can watch all the action when the game premieres on LEGO.com/DnD and the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS YouTube and Twitch channels on April 6, 2024, at 12 p.m. EDT.

When is LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Red Dragon’s Tale coming out?

Priced at $359.99, the LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Red Dragon’s Tale will be available to LEGO Insiders on April 1, 2024, via LEGO Stores and to the general public on April 4, 2024, on LEGO.com. Furthermore, between April 1-7, 2024, all purchases of the LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Red Dragon’s Tale set will receive a LEGO DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Mimic Dice Box as a gift.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS adventure book and mimic dice box
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS adventure book and mimic dice box

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS adventure book

Fans can also get a specially created DUNGEONS & DRAGONS adventure book, created in partnership by Wizards of the Coast and the LEGO Group, to offer a completely new and unique play experience. Available for LEGO Insiders as a free digital download, or as a paperback book for 2,700 Insider points (while stocks last).  The book is also available at D&D Beyond along with character sheets, digital dice, and more.

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