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There has been a lot of excitement for the upcoming #21348 LEGO Ideas Dungeons & Dragons: Red Dragon’s Tale set both by Dungeons and Dragons fans as well as LEGO Castle fans.

The set features a buildable tavern with a removable roof and an upper level for easy access, a dungeon and a tower, plus a poseable Cinderhowl the Red Dragon figure that can be wrapped around the tower. The set also includes six minifigures – four brave adventurers, an innkeeper, and a dragonborn – plus lots of monster figures, including a beholder, an owlbear, and a displacer beast. The tower, tavern, and dungeon build in this 3,745-piece building set measures over 19 in. (48 cm) high, 14.5 in. (37 cm) wide, and 12 in. (30 cm) deep. Another nice feature is that the set comes with four booklets with building instructions for different parts of the set so you can build with your D&D group.

Although the set is super exciting, it comes with a very high price tag of $359.99. This means that LEGO fans will need to make careful financial decisions. In situations like this, I like to turn to trusted LEGO reviewers to help me analyze the plusses and minuses of a particular set.

This past weekend I found a helpful early review of the set by Solid Brix Studios featuring all the features and play-functions and comparisons to similar sized sets. I have included the video-review below so we can discuss the set in more detail.

I also wanted to share a second video-review by former LEGO designer Tiago Catarino, who focuses on the game feature of the set (yes, it also functions as a D&D adventure game specifically developed for this set by the Wizards of the Coast team).

As you can see, there is a lot to like about the #21348 LEGO Ideas Dungeons & Dragons: Red Dragon’s Tale. But as pointed out in the video, the price is definitely on the higher side. I’m sure D&D fans will be getting it anyway, because this is the first, and perhaps only LEGO Dungeons & Dragons set, but if you’re more of a castle fan, sticking with the non-licensed LEGO Castle sets is a better bargain. There will be a Dungeons & Dragons Minifigure Series coming later this year, so if you like them, you can always add those to your castle displays.

The set is going to be available for LEGO Insiders starting on April 1st, and for everyone else on April 4th. If you want to check out the details you can visit the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? Are you excited for the LEGO Dungeons & Dragons set? Are you planning to get it? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • yoladiel March 24, 2024, 11:30 PM

    Yeah, I don’t understand how people have so much money to spend on lego. Or even the space for them. And I’m saying this as an afol myself. Having said that, I know this set is going to be selling fast. Lego knew they can charge whatever they want and people will buy it.

    • Oldtimer March 24, 2024, 11:39 PM

      Yes, I’m sticking with small city and creator sets. But I’m amazed by the sets Lego is releasing these days.

      • Håkan March 25, 2024, 9:44 AM

        I’m focusing on Marvel and (1978-1996) Space, and I’ve tried to avoid buying more loose bulk unless there would be some “deal-sealers” included. I also try to sort out more boring, functional parts for relatives and kindergartens, to cull the collection somewhat… I have to consider my actual space, as I have a lot of stuff, already. (My expenses as well, as my incomes are fairly moderate, although that’s still less of an issue…)

  • Håkan March 25, 2024, 10:05 AM

    There would apparently be an actual game campaign included that Lego Insiders could either buy an actual book for (quite a bunch of) VIP points, or download digitally for free. I don’t know how to get a copy for non-Insiders, but maybe the digital files aren’t copy-protected…

  • Ray March 25, 2024, 10:31 AM

    D&D being as open ended as it is, it’s a far better licensed series for Castle fans to latch onto than, say, Lord of the Rings. Though I suppose Star Wars has been far worse for anybody favoring non-licensed designs for Space. On the other hand, I’m pretty sure there’s been more original design stuff going on with Space/Sci-fi in recent years (albeit, all short-lived series) than there has been for Castle in a very long time.

    • Håkan March 25, 2024, 5:14 PM

      There’s also frequent Castle aspects in the Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean and Disney sets…

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