Someone, somewhere absolutely rolled a 20 when it came to wish fulfilment. LEGO Ideas have just officially announced that they are collaborating with Wizards of the Coast to celebrate 50 years of Dungeons and Dragons, inviting submissions and product ideas through the LEGO Ideas Platform!
LEGO Ideas is wanting ideas and submissions to answer the question “how will you celebrate 50 years of Dungeons and Dragons?” Learn more on the LEGO Ideas website
Dungeons and Dragons, the immensely popular roleplaying game turns 50 in 2024, and to pave the way for an epic celebration, LEGO are looking to merge the worlds of brick building and minifigures with pen and paper, and are inviting fans of both to ignite their imagination and bring D&D to life using LEGO bricks.
The possibilities are endless, and you can build anything based on your favourite D&D storylines, monsters, character classes, locations and more.
Fans are invited to submit their ideas and creations to the LEGO Ideas website where a panel of judges consisting of members of the LEGO Ideas team and members from Wizards of the Coast, will choose entries among these submissions for a Fan Vote.
All entries that reach the Fan Vote phase, will stand a chance of becoming an official LEGO Ideas set! A mighty reward for any fan!
I’m not a big D&D fan but I did grow up playing Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights, so I’m beyond excited to see what the LEGO and Dungeons and Dragons community comes up with.
We were given a sneak peek of this collaboration at Fan Media Days 2022, and hearing from the LEGO Ideas team, LEGO are really looking at co-creation being at the heart of launching LEGO Dungeons and Dragons.
There will be opportunities beyond just the model for co-creation of the instructions, art, campaign launch messaging/visuals and more.
That said, for LEGO Ideas, the only thing they could promise is one set from this collaboration, and anything beyond would depend on how this collaboration performs.
Honestly, this felt like it was almost inevitable after LEGO defied all expectations and teamed up with Hasbro for the LEGO Optimus Prime earlier this year, Hasbro of course is the parent company of Wizards of the Coast.
It’s fantastic to see these 2 traditional toy rivals working together on this.
At Fan Media Days, Jordan Scott, Design Manager of LEGO Ideas acknowledged that this collaboration was spurred by insight that there was a huge crossover of D&D and LEGO Fans, and it felt like such a natural fit for both brands to come together.
They specifically pointed out that D&D fans were already creating their own characters as minifigures, and using LEGO bricks to drive creativity and bring their storylines/characters to life.
Sorita How says
I’m digging the house one. Looks just like my house I bought during the hight of COVID!!!
This and a big LOTR set bring it on – yay!!!
R Fleming says
The fight between Wulfgar and Drizzt versus Icingdeath.
Ian Gregory Harden says
Definitely need spelljammer crafts and other airships
Ian Gregory Harden says
I’m all for it.
Actual Lego die tower sets .the kid had built his own
I think that’s a really useful idea – something that most D&D groups would definitely use! Hoping for some cool designs!
The Oxevturer’s guild already has a suggested set on LEGO Ideas! I’d love constructing a tiny Dob the half-orc bard. Now all we need is a seal-Gaiman.
I’d love a giant Lego version of the 1st Edition Player’s Handbook cover, but probably beyond my technical ability to design.
Gavin Trent says
Character creation is a huge part of Dnd, and I would love to be able to have a huge selection of Lego mini customization options.
Also, focusing the Lego sets toward legitimate playable battlemaps would be awesome.
Yeah, here’s hoping for plenty of medieval/fantasy minifigure parts!
Robert Morris says
Obviously, we need a gigantic Castle Ravenloft on it’s cliftop, with a tiny Strahd minifg…
So we already know that Lego Minifigures work great as d&d characters (on a 1″grid or hex map). What’s missing? Minis for: monsters, terrain, walls and doors, spell effects.
I’d love to see a bunch of microbuilds for classic d&d monsters, on the right scale for a d&d map!
I too played Neverwinter Nights, and it became a gateway into wanting to know more about D&D. This is really exciting, and I hope we see some amazing sets come out of it! Are any official Lego/WotC sets planned in addition to the Ideas?
At long last. Finally!
However I think you didn’t mention that LEGO might have taken a cue from one of the sets, Quest Builder, released for the Bricklink Designer’s Program Round 2 which concluded in Nov 2021.
I was aiming for that massive Dungeons & Dragons set. Unfortunately it did not attain the minimum required quantity of 3000 orders to go into production.
Maybe LEGO realised that D&D can open a massive universe of possibilities for LEGO play sets. I can just imagine the designs of various heroes, villains and monsters!
This is awesome! You should re submit it for this project! I hope it wins! https://ideas.lego.com/challenges/adbda7a2-193f-4ac2-ac5a-c50bae6b9f24
Nathan DuPhene says
I had been hoping to get your Quest Builder set but never saw any info. It was too early to order then suddenly too late. I missed the few hours to order Castle in the Forest and walked away from Bricklink for a while. I tried to look for your set a few times but by the time I saw it again, the order period had already closed. Bricklink did a horrible job promoting that program and keeping in touch with people who vote on Lego ideas. They needed to give you builders more support, too. It was a cool concept, but many missed opportunities. I think a lot of people missed out on Forest Castle and got frustrated with how long the different phases were taking. Quest Builder got lost between the waiting between rounds.
Can we get a giant Lego set of Tiamat the goddess of dragons. It would be so cool to have a giant Lego set of her.
Oh god yea!
Go go Wes Talbot give us a dragon figure 🙂
… or an Owlbear Brickheadz…
Lol I’ll be so pissed if all they make is an owlbear brikhedz