First LEGO Ideas Dungeons & Dragons set, developed in partnership with Wizards of the Coast and designed by 32-year-old LEGO and Dungeons & Dragons fan.

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March 20, 2024

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Dungeons & Dragons: Red Dragon’s Tale set, LEGO
Dungeons & Dragons: Red Dragon’s Tale setLEGO

LEGO Group has unveiled the LEGO Ideas Dungeons & Dragons: Red Dragon’s Tale set, a fan-designed brick representation of the iconic table-top game, released as Dungeons & Dragons turns 50.

Based on a brief co-developed by the Wizards of the Coast team, over 600 LEGO fans submitted D& D-inspired designs; the winner was 32-year-old Lucas Bolt (known as BoltBuilds) from Amsterdam, who created his version of the game in LEGO bricks. Bolt worked closely with the LEGO Design team to develop the setting represented in the final set. In addition, the Wizards of the Coast team created an adventure for the set.

The 3,745-piece set features a tavern with a removable roof so that builders can see inside to the upper level, a dungeon and a tower. Also included are LEGO minifigures – Orc Rogue, Gnome Fighter, Elf Wizard and Dwarf Cleric, plus brick-built monsters, including a beholder, owlbear and displacer beast. Builders can also construct the giant Cinderhowl red dragon, which will then wrap around the tower.

The LEGO Group also turned to their fan community on the LEGO Ideas platform, allowing them to design the cover of the set’s building instructions. The winning design by Chris Yu features a battle using techniques to create depth in the image while showcasing good against evil centered around the 20-sided die that’s set to determine the outcome.

In celebration of the new set, the LEGO Group invited well-known D&D 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 custom-made LEGO table. The game was recorded live, so 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.

Fans can also get a Dungeons & Dragons adventure book, created by Wizards of the Coast and the LEGO Group, to offer a completely new 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.

“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,” says Bolt. “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.”

“Lucas’ design perfectly captured the storytelling excitement of any Dungeons & Dragons game,” says Jordan Scott, design manager, LEGO. “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,” says Dan Rawson, global play lead, 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.”

The LEGO Ideas Dungeons & Dragons: Red Dragon’s Tale set is available for LEGO Insiders from April 1. From April 1-7, all purchases of the new set will receive a LEGO Dungeons & Dragons Mimic Dice Box as a free gift. 

The Dungeons & Dragons adventure book will also be available on April 1.

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