LEGO unveils Dungeons & Dragons set and announces upcoming minifigure series [News]

Back in 2022, LEGO ran a contest on their Ideas platform asking fans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of tabletop RPG Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). The winner was announced last year, and today, we can see the final product. LEGO has unveiled 21348 Dungeons & Dragons: Red Dragon’s Tale, a 3,745-piece set that will retail for US $359.99 | CAN $469.99 | UK £314.99 starting from April 1st for LEGO Insiders (April 4th for everyone else). Additionally: if you order your copy of this set before April 7th, you can get your hands on a free LEGO Dungeons & Dragons Mimic Dice Box. A special D&D adventure book will also be available from D&D Beyond and for LEGO Insiders, either as a free digital download or a paperback book for 2,700 Insiders points.

A D&D LEGO Minifigure series has also been announced, with a launch date of September 2024. To celebrate all this, fan designer Lucas Bolt and LEGO Designer Jordan Scott met up with famous D&D players Anjali Bhimani, Luis Carazo and Ginny Di to record an adventure of their own. This will go live at 9:00 PDT/12:00 EDT/17:00 BST on the 6th of April at LEGO.com/DnD. All the details are in the press release, which you can find – along with more pictures of the new LEGO Ideas set – after the jump.


21348 LEGO Ideas Dungeons & Dragons: Red Dragon’s Tale| 3,745 Pieces | Available April 4 (April 1 for Insiders) | US $359.99 | CAN $469.99 | UK £314.99

Finally, here’s LEGO’s press release, with all the details on their celebration of D&D’s half-century.

EMBARK ON A BRICK-BUILT ADVENTURE IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS WITH THE NEW LEGO IDEAS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS SET

  • First-ever LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS & DRAGONS set, developed in partnership
    with Wizards of the Coast
  • Designed by 33-year-old LEGO and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS fan
  • Released as DUNGEONS & DRAGONS celebrates 50th anniversary
  • Exclusive recording of a live LEGO DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Game Night with expert players Anjali Bhimani, Luis Carazo and Ginny Di will premiere on LEGO.com/DnD and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS YouTube channel

19th March 2024: Today the LEGO Group unveils the LEGO® Ideas DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Red Dragon’s Tale set, a fan-designed brick representation of the iconic table-top game.  Released in the year DUNGEONS & DRAGONS turns 50, this is the first time the LEGO Group has developed a DUNGEONS & DRAGONS set and to do so they turned to their fans to create the design, via a challenge on the LEGO Ideas platform.  

Based on a brief co-developed by the Wizards of the Coast team, over 600 LEGO fans submitted DUNGEONS & DRAGONS inspired designs, 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 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 3,745-piece set is incredibly detailed featuring a tavern with a removable roof, so you can see inside to the upper level.  The set also features a dungeon and a tower. Also included are six LEGO minifigures – Orc Rogue, Gnome Fighter, Elf Wizard and Dwarf Cleric, plus brick-built monsters, such as a beholder, an owlbear and a displacer beast. Also featured is the giant Cinderhowl red dragon that builders can wrap around the tower. 

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.

In celebration of the new set, the LEGO Group invited well-known DUNGEONS & DRAGONS players to LEGO House for an epic game night.  Anjali Bhimani took the chair as the Dungeon Master and was joined by Luis Carazo and Ginny Di, as well as fan designer Lucas and LEGO Designer Jordan Scott, who all participated in an epic adventure on a very special custom-made LEGO DUNGEONS & DRAGONS table.  Recorded live, fans can now watch all the action when the game premieres on LEGO.com/DnD and the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS YouTube and Twitch channels on 6th April at 09:00 PDT / 12:00 EDT / 17:00 BST / 18:00 CEST / 00:00 CST.

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 (whilst stocks last).   The book is also available at D&D Beyond along with character sheets, a digital dice and more.

Commenting on his inspiration for the design, Lucas, said, “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. 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.”

In relation to bringing Lucas’ design to life, LEGO Design Manager, Jordan Scott, said “Lucas’ design perfectly captured the storytelling excitement of any DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game.  Working with the Wizards of the Coast team, we were able to build on his design to co create a truly authentic DUNGEONS & DRAGONS experience full of details that will excite fans through the building process and beyond.”

“LEGO bricks and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS have been used by fans to generate stories and build adventures for so long that bringing these two creative brands together during our 50th Anniversary felt like a no-brainer,” said Dan Rawson, Global Play Lead on DUNGEONS & DRAGONS and RPGs. “With the amazing LEGO Ideas set designed by Lucas Bolt, the adventure package available on D&D Beyond, and the LEGO Minifigure series coming this fall, fans will have so many new sparks of imagination available to enjoy creating fantasy stories together with friends and family.”

Join us at the Amsterdam flagship LEGO Store as we welcome Lucas Bolt, the mastermind behind the new LEGO® Ideas DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Red Dragon’s Tale on Saturday 6th April. Immerse yourself in a world of creativity and meet Lucas between 9am – 12pm to have your new LEGO Ideas set signed making it totally unique and collectable.

  • Age: 18+
  • Price: $359.99/£314.99/€359.99
  • Pieces: 3745
  • Product No.: 21348
  • Dimensions: Over 18 in. (48 cm) high, 11 in. (30 cm) wide and 14.5 in. (37 cm) deep
  • Available: LEGO Insiders early access on 1st April and 4th April for non-Insiders
  • Link: www.LEGO.com/DnD

The LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Red Dragon’s Tale set is available for LEGO Insiders from 1st April 2024 via LEGO Stores and LEGO.com/DnD and for all from 4th April 2024 priced at $359.99 / €359.99 / £314.99. In addition, between 1st-7th April all purchases of the LEGO Ideas DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Red Dragon’s Tale set will receive a LEGO DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Mimic Dice Box as a free gift.  

The DUNGEONS & DRAGONS adventure book will also be available from 1st April at LEGO.com/DND and D&D Beyond (along with character sheets, a digital dice and more).   The LEGO DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Minifigure series will launch in September 2024.

 

4 comments on “LEGO unveils Dungeons & Dragons set and announces upcoming minifigure series [News]

  1. Johnny Johnson

    I guess they couldn’t be bothered to list the other two characters in the party: “Dragonborn Bard” and “Human Sorcerer” (Although I’m seriously guessing on that one. It’s mostly just that he’s not wearing armor and doesn’t have weapons that’s leading me to “sorcerer”…)

    Anyway, this set looks awesome and the brick-built beasts are fantastic.

  2. John Ballentine

    Sure, why not release 1 really expensive set, when they could have released a whole new line? At the very least, I was hoping a minifigure set of some kind either like the Star Wars packs or a series… But oh well. Skipping this as I’ve skipped pretty much everything over $100 (except for 10497, had to get that one for myself).

  3. John Ballentine

    And yes that’s what I get for responding in the early hours of the morning, completely missed the part where it talked about a minifigure line…

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