In early 2009 Disney and Lego announced a multi-year plans to produce Lego sets based on Disney films. In a press release they announced plans to three Disney themes – Cars, Prince of Persia and Toy Story. To coincide with the release of the new movie, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Lego released a short Lego-based animated film based on the events of the movie. It was narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal who played Prince Dastan in the movie.
The first sets were released in were released in the United States on April 12, 2010 and in the United Kingdom on April 19. The Ostrich Race is a 169 piece set with an age rating of 6–12. The set features a platform, a set of gates, two ostriches and three minifigures – Dastan, Sheik Amar and an ostrich jockey. The Fight for the Dagger is a 258 piece set with a recommended age rating of 7–12. The set features a building from the Alamut market, a market stall, a camel, and four minifigures – Dastan, Princess Tamina, Asoka, and an Alamut merchant. Quest Against Time is a 506 piece set with an age rating of 7–12. It features a trap-filled passage, a rock setting with the Sands of Time, and four minifigures – Princess Tamina, Dastan, Nizam, and Zolm. Battle of Alamut is an 821 piece set with an age rating of 8–14. The set features the Alamut castle, a camel, and seven minifigures – Dastan, Nizam, Seso, two Alamat guards, Gool, and Tamah. Desert Attack is a 67 piece set with a recommended age of 6–12. The set features a desert setting, a horse and four minifigures – Dastan, a hatchet hassansin, a claw hassansin, and a skeleton.
A small set was released in 2010 as an exclusive, available with a subscription of Lego's Brickmaster Magazine.