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LEGO Ideas 21348 Dungeons & Dragons: The Red Dragon's Tale Officially Revealed | April 2024

After plenty of rumours, a total of three teasers and leaked images online, we finally have official pictures of the next LEGO Ideas set. On the 4th of April 2024, 21348 Dungeons & Dragons: The Red Dragon's Tale will become the fourth model releasing for the LEGO Ideas theme in 2024. The latest fan-made set will also become the most expensive model of the year for the theme with 3,745 pieces retailing for $359.99.

In 2022, 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 just less than two weeks away from its global release in LEGO stores and online at LEGO shop@home.

In February, LEGO first teased the 18+ model with a short video on their social media platforms with a Gelatinous Cube from the D&D franchise. This was then followed by a similar video but this time with a Mimic. And then, only last week, LEGO started a countdown to the official presentation of the LEGO Ideas model which took place earlier today, revealing another mouth-watering D2C set for 2024.

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. Luckily, the LEGO designers have replicated the original ideas and further added their own.

As you build your own D&D adventure you can search for magic items, discover Easter eggs and navigate around traps, monsters and, of course, the huge red dragon. In the original submission, the giant brick-built dragon was green, but now we have a large bright red dragon which includes red/orange cloth wings. Even though the use of cloth wings for Dragons is arguably worse in quality, it does reduce the price of an already expensive set.

One of the various pathways of the D&D model 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.

The blue and purple roof of the Tavern can be removed along with plenty of other sections of the Tavern and the tall tower. LEGO has almost made it a more complex modular building with different floors and sections connected with technic pin holes.

A stone grey bridge is also connected to the edge of the tower, allowing access to a singular castle turret. Around this area, there's plenty of life and complex builds for vegetation and trees. A couple of dirt and tiled paths can be seen along Minifigures to explore the whole model and, hopefully, avoid any traps.

Along with the main buildings and scenery of the 18+ model, three brick-built creatures are included: an Owl bear, a displacer beast and a beholder. Along with the giant Dragon, these are the main monsters of the set which can be displayed throughout the brick-built scene. The beholder in particular is such a unique monster and it's extremely creative the way LEGO have designed it.

And 21348 Dungeons & Dragons: The Red Dragon's Tale isn't complete without six brand new exclusive Minifigures. These Minifigures are an Orc rogue, Elf wizard, Dwarf cleric, Halfling fighter, Alax Jadescales the Dragonborn and Ervan Soulfallen the human. Three classic LEGO Skeleton Minifigures are also included to further add an air of mystery and suspense to an absolutely stunning build.

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? What's your favourite part of the set? 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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