Lego Games

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Lego Games
Lego Games Logo.png
Subject Board Games
Availability 2009–present
Total sets 18
Official website

Lego Games is a product range of the construction toy Lego, which focuses on a series of playable games of different types, all of which use Lego bricks, and use the Lego concept of building to encourage players to change adapt the rules of the games.

Set Information[edit]

The Lego Games sets are board games created by designer Cephas Howard, with consultants Bernie DeKoven and Reiner Knizia, that incorporate Lego pieces as components for the game.[1] Most use original themes and settings, though a small number have been based on existing Lego themes, such as Harry Potter Hogwarts which is based on the Lego Harry Potter theme, and Ninjago: The Board Game, based on Ninjago. The Ramses characters represent a mini-theme within the Games line, comprising three of the sets so far: Ramses Pyramid, Orient Bazaar, and Ramses Return. A more promoted subtheme is the Role-playing game based Heroica, with boards that can be connected to one another. All of the sets make use of the distinctive Lego Dice - a solid plastic, Lego-compatible cube with soft rubber rimming on each edge to give the die a particularly strong bounce. Depending on the game, the die can be built with different Lego tiles on its faces which will affect gameplay in different ways. The age recommendations range from five and up to eight and up.[2]

The first Lego Games sets were released on July 2, 2009 in the United Kingdom. These ten sets varied in size from around 100 to 350 pieces.[2] Four of the sets - Lava Dragon, Pirate Code, Minotarus, and Creationary - were later released in the United States in March 2010. In March 2010 four new sets were released in the United Kingdom, ranging in size from around 90 pieces to 120. In the United States five of the original ten games were released in June 2010, with only Lunar Command not getting released.[2] This delay between European and American releases has repeated with each subsequent wave of new games. As part of a promotion for the American release, a tour of 13 different parts of the United States was undertaken from July 2 to September 19, 2010.[3]

In July 2010 another four new sets were released in the United Kingdom. At around the same time, Shave a Sheep and Harry Potter Hogwarts were released in the United States, with the former game being renamed "Wild Wool," with Magma Monster and Orient Bazaar following in August and Atlantis Treasure in October. Christmas 2010 saw the distribution of the special set 2010: Happy Holidays - The Christmas Game, a gift to LEGO staff and partners. A further five sets are scheduled for general UK release in early 2011.[2]

Set No. Set Release Pieces Ref.
3835 Robo Champ July 2, 2009 118 [4]
3836 Magikus July 2, 2009 108 [5]
3837 Monster 4 July 2, 2009 141 [6]
3838 Lava Dragon July 2, 2009 131 [7]
3839 Race 3000 July 2, 2009 166 [8]
3840 Pirate Code July 2, 2009 268 [9]
3841 Minotaurus July 2, 2009 211 [10]
3842 Lunar Command July 2, 2009 271 [11]
3843 Ramses Pyramid July 2, 2009 217 [12]
3844 Creationary July 2, 2009 338 [13]
3845 Shave a Sheep
(known as Wild Wool in the US)
March 3, 2010 118 [14]
3846 UFO Attack March 3, 2010 88 [15]
3847 Magma Monster March 3, 2010 95 [16]
3848 Pirate Plank March 3, 2010 122 [17]
3849 Orient Bazaar July 4, 2010 204 [18]
3850 Meteor Strike July 3, 2010 185 [19]
3851 Atlantis Treasure July 3, 2010 280 [20]
3862 Harry Potter Hogwarts July 3, 2010 333 [21]
2010 Happy Holidays - The Christmas Game December 25, 2010 215 [22]
3852 Sunblock December 28, 2010 80 [23]
3853 Banana Balance December 28, 2010 49 [24]
3854 Frog Rush December 28, 2010 107 [25]
3855 Ramses Return December 28, 2010 99 [26]
3856 Ninjago: The Board Game December 28, 2010 245 [27]
3865 City Alarm March, 2012 247 [28]

Awards[edit]

  • Ramses Pyramid[29]
  • 2009 Goldenes Schaukelpferd, Spielzeug des Jahres
  • 2009 Toy Innovation Award
  • 2009 Österreichischer Spielepreis
  • 2010 Australian Game of the Year
  • 2010 Guldbrikken Award for Best Family Game.
  • 2010 UK Right Start award

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lego Games". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d "LEGO Games". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  3. ^ "LEGO Games Summer Tour". Lego Group. 2010-09-21. Archived from the original on 2010-11-07. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  4. ^ "3835-1: Robo Champ". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  5. ^ "3836-1: Magikus". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  6. ^ "3837-1: Monster 4". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  7. ^ "3838-1: Lava Dragon". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  8. ^ "3839-1: Race 3000". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  9. ^ "3840-1: Pirate Code". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  10. ^ "3841-1: Minotaurus". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  11. ^ "3842-1: Lunar Command". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  12. ^ "3843-1: Ramses Pyramid". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  13. ^ "3844-1: Creationary". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  14. ^ "3845-1: Shave a Sheep". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  15. ^ "3846-1: UFO Attack". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  16. ^ "3847-1: Magma Monster". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  17. ^ "3848-1: Pirate Plank". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  18. ^ "3849-1: Orient Bazaar". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  19. ^ "3850-1: Meteor Strike". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  20. ^ "3851-1: Atlantis Treasure". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  21. ^ "3862-1: Harry Potter Hogwarts". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  22. ^ "2010-2: Happy Holidays". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  23. ^ "3852-1: Sunblock". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  24. ^ "3853-1: Banana Balance". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  25. ^ "3854-1: Frog Rush". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  26. ^ "3855-1: Ramses Return". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  27. ^ "3856-1: Ninjago: The Board Game". Brickset. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  28. ^ "3865-1: City Alarm". Brickset. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  29. ^ "Ramses Pyramid". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  30. ^ "Minotaurus". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  31. ^ "Shave a Sheep". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 

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