With LEGO Ideas’ new Dungeons & Dragons challenge is offering fans the opportunity to have their design inspire the first LEGO Dungeons & Dragons set for the 50th anniversary of the tabletop roleplaying game. That anniversary arrives in 2024, which would be the most likely release year for this set.
At the time of writing, that puts it a maximum of two years away so there may be a long wait for those hoping to start a LEGO Dungeons & Dragons collection sooner. However, currently-available builds offer an alternative or a way to kickstart a larger display in the meantime. Some of these are even being offered as prizes in the challenge.
5 – 71034 Series 23
71034 Series 23 includes a couple of minifigures that may be useful for Dragonborn minifigures and knights alike. You’ll have to find them first though as each blind bag costs £3.49 / $4.99 / €3.99 each.
4 – 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle
Every good fantasy world needs an impressive castle and though 10306 Lion Knights’ Castle may be more medieval than fantastical, it should act as a good base for a diverse kingdom’s central fortress.
3 – 21325 Medieval Blacksmith
Retiring before Dungeons & Dragons’ 50th anniversary, 21325 Medieval Blacksmith is worth picking up for a Dungeons & Dragons display thanks to its rustic design. For archers and blacksmiths, it’s a good source of minifigure parts too.
2 – 76406 Hungarian Horntail Dragon
With dragon in the name of the game, there had to be at least one LEGO dragon set on this list. 76406 Hungarian Horntail Dragon is diverse as thanks to its base, it’s detailed enough to be used in a LEGO Dungeons & Dragons display but also stable enough to be used as a miniature in-game. Its base is just a bit bigger than a gargantuan miniature base too, perfect for an ancient dragon.
1 – 31109 Pirate Ship
31109 Pirate Ship could be used for a LEGO Dungeons & Dragons display too as a typical campaign doesn’t just have to span castle and dungeons, but the open ocean and pirate ships too. As long as that fits your character and would, 31109 Pirate Ship is your best bet for a LEGO Pirates set currently.