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Everything We Know About LEGO Ideas 21348 Dungeons & Dragons: The Red Dragon's Tale | April 2024

It was only yesterday we informed you about the release of the next LEGO Ideas set for 2024, but now it's time to go over everything we know. The fourth LEGO Ideas set in just as many months is our first ever LEGO Dungeons & Dragons model of 21348 Dungeons & Dragons: The Red Dragon's Tale. It's the first but definitely not the last as we can expect a GWP and a Minifigure series to also release at some point based on the game.

21348 releases on the 1st of April 2024 with the official presentation of the set happening in just a few days on the 19th of March 2024. Once revealed and released, the latest fan-made set will become the most expensive model of the year for the LEGO Ideas theme with 3,745 pieces retailing for $359.99.

The origins of this next LEGO Ideas 18+ set go back to 2022 when LEGO and the LEGO Ideas theme announced another collaboration with Hasbro, this time joining forces with its Dungeons & Dragons brand. Master builders could submit their own Dungeons & Dragons-themed brick-built models on the LEGO Ideas platform with one of these designs becoming an actual set.

The contest was announced in October 2022, and it was revealed early last year that Dragon’s Keep: Journey’s End by BoltBuilds emerged as the winner. Since then, the LEGO designers along with BoltBuilds have been hard at work creating the latest 18+ licensed set for the LEGO Ideas theme. And now we're literally just days away from seeing the final model which will retail for $360.

At that price point of $360, 3,745 pieces are included making it just over 700 more than the original model. That original submission very much played into the game's main selling points as BoltBricks created a brick-built idea that includes various pathways with interchangeable doors to always tell a story with different objectives.

One of the various pathways includes the Witches Tower which features a laboratory, an armoury, a well, and a trapdoor to deter unwanted visitors. Another highly detailed building includes the Tavern. Here, many brick-built stories can begin and end especially as it's located right next to the tower and the dungeon lurking with plenty of mysteries.

Along with the main buildings and scenery of the 18+ model, at least three brick-built creatures are included: an Owl bear, a displacer beast and a beholder. But the biggest creature of them all is the Dragon which is now coloured in red rather than green. It also includes cloth wings which, even though they may be worst in quality, is an attempt to reduce the price of the LEGO Ideas model.

And 21348 Dungeons & Dragons isn't complete without six brand new exclusive Minifigures. These Minifigures are a green Dragonborn bard (recolour of the LEGO VIDIYO dragon head), a rogue, a warrior, a white-haired High-Elven druid, a conjurer with a book and a black-robed warlock who sits right at the top of the tower. Three classic LEGO Skeleton Minifigures are also included to further add an air of mystery and suspense.

21348 Dungeons & Dragons: The Red Dragon's Tale

Set Name - Dungeons & Dragons: The Red Dragon's Tale

Set Number - 21348

Age Range - 18+

Piece Count - 3,745

Price - $359.99

Release Date - 1st April 2024

This rounds off another expensive, but also extremely exciting LEGO Ideas set to celebrate Dungeons and Dragons' 50th Anniversary. But what do you think of Dungeons & Dragons: The Red Dragon's Tale? Are you looking forward to the reveal next week? Is LEGO D&D a dream come true for you? Or are you waiting to see all the other exciting sets releasing under the LEGO Ideas umbrella? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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