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LEGO Games
Games
Years:

2009 - present

Subthemes:

Heroica

Related themes:

Games
Board Games


LEGO Games is a line of tabletop games introduced in July 2009. Currently it comprises twenty-nine games, and thirty-three different sets. Unlike previous LEGO board game releases such as Chess or Tic tac toe, the LEGO Games line features original games developed by LEGO in conjunction with veteran designers from various game industries.

Details

3843 Ramses Pyramid

Ramses Pyramid is an iconic LEGO Games set, which features a pyramid made of LEGO bricks.

The LEGO Games theme uses standard bricks and building techniques in both construction and play, though two elements - the microfigure and the die - are both characteristic of the line and, so far, exclusive to it. The die is actually so intrinsic to the theme, that it is actually incorporated into the theme's logo. Most of the games feature a playing board that must be constructed, although some others use a number of standalone structures instead.

The LEGO Games release schedule differs greatly between the European and American territories. They are typically released in Europe in steady waves much earlier than in America, where they appear sporadically and, in some cases, not at all.

In 2010, games were introduced that were based either on actual LEGO licenses, or, in some cases, original themes. Examples include 3862 Harry Potter Hogwarts, and 3856 Ninjago.

Heroica

In mid 2011, a subtheme of LEGO Games, Heroica, was released, which is based on the concept of role playing games, such as the iconic Dungeons and Dragons. The subtheme will see players exploring various environments such as forests and dungeons, collecting keys and battling monsters. The various games in the subtheme can also be combined with each other to form a larger playing area.

New elements

Die: A characteristic die element is included in every game, and features prominently on each game's box. It is composed of a red hard-plastic core cube covered in black rubber rimming to give the die a strong bounce. In the box of each Game, one of the characters in the game are shown rolling the die. Each side features four studs, and each game supplies different tiles - many with unique printing - to modify the die according to the game's needs.

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Microfigures.

Microfigures: Some games feature microfigures to serve as tokens. These are single pieces styled to represent minifigures - some original, others based on existing minifigures - but are only one stud wide and two bricks tall, and have no moving parts.

Sets

The ThemeTable system is being renovated. See a list of pages tagged LEGO Games here.

There is a forum about the work here

{{ThemeTable/renovations
|00745 Creator Board Game - The Game
|2010 Happy Holidays
|2853588 Golden Die
|2856079 Creationary Booster Pack
|2856745 Heroica Character Cards
|30170 Ganrash
|3592 Knights' Kingdom Board Game
|3835 Robo Champ
|3836 Magikus
|3837 Monster 4
|3838 Lava Dragon
|3839 Race 3000
|3840 Pirate Code
|3841 Minotaurus
|3842 Lunar Command
|3843 Ramses Pyramid
|3844 Creationary
|3845 Shave A Sheep
|3846 UFO Attack
|3847 Magma Monster
|3848 Pirate Plank
|3849 Orient Bazaar
|3850 Meteor Strike
|3851 Atlantis Treasure
|3852 Sunblock
|3853 Banana Balance
|3854 Frog Rush
|3855 Ramses Return
|3856 Ninjago
|3857 Draida Bay
|3858 Waldurk Forest
|3859 Caverns of Nathuz
|3860 Castle Fortaan
|3861 LEGO Champion
|3862 Harry Potter Hogwarts
|3863 Kokoriko
|3864 Mini-Taurus
|3865 City Alarm
|3866 The Battle of Hoth
|3867 Maya Mystica
|3868 Phineas and Ferb
|3874 Ilrion
|3920 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
|4648939 Golden Dice
|4648950 Heroica Playing Cards
|50003 Batman
|50004 Story Mixer
|50006 Legends of Chima
|50011 The Battle of Helm's Deep
|6012306 Battle of Hoth Dice Keychain
|922421 Castle Game
|Heroica Postcard
}}


Notes

  • My LEGO Network includes LEGO Games and is linked with My LEGO Network through an online game called "Dice Quest"
  • All official LEGO material erroneously refers to a single die using the plural "dice."

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