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LEGO Board Games

dingbatdingbat ItaliaMember Posts: 6

Hi everyone,

Since their release in 2009 and their end of life only three years later, I've really loved the Lego Board Game theme. They were (are!) fun, witty, educational, come in sturdy and beautiful boxes, and most of them are worth buying just for parts. As a matter of fact I've acquired a good deal of them:  some have been opened and played with, others have been left intact in their original wrapping.

I'd just like to know from the community what your thoughts are regarding collecting new and used Lego board games and what's your feeling about them more in general (have they been an interesting theme, would it be nice to see them coming back, are they fun).

But one question over all others:  why aren't Lego board games listed on Bricklink? Are we sure there's no market out there for them?

Happy Holidays to all.

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  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 796
    They are listed on BL as gear rather than sets, and the mismatch prevents them being linked to the Brickset database entries.
  • dingbatdingbat ItaliaMember Posts: 6
    Hey, that's news. Thank you
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 380
    Lego board games are way older than 2009! I have one from when I was a little kid from the early 00s. It's the one where you have instruction cards and a board you pile pieces on and take turns grabbing pieces racing to build what's on the card.
  • legomasonlegomason Member Posts: 190
    It seems like none of them were ever actually fun but the idea of what fun could be.

    They could make one like Carcassonne with mini road baseplates or Settlers of Catan.
    Toc13Baby_Yoda
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,048
    Even the Knizia one was just phoned in.
    Creationary is an amusing diversion & there's some good microfigs in them but they're better parts packs than games.
    Still, I always look out for them in charity shops- can usual get a 32x32 baseplate +bits for £2-3
    datsunrobbie
  • dingbatdingbat ItaliaMember Posts: 6
    What I also find enticing about them is the incredibly sturdy boxes they come in. Why can't TLG pack regular sets that way?
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,229
    Heroica was awesome. I bought the entire line as soon as it came out. I have many good memories of that game, despite its simple rules and flimsy board. Of course, I eventually purged it for parts, but some days I regret that.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,824
    legomason said:
    It seems like none of them were ever actually fun but the idea of what fun could be.

    They could make one like Carcassonne with mini road baseplates or Settlers of Catan.
    They are great fun for kids. We play them regularly. Carcassonne and Catan are adult / older kids so not suitable for Lego games.
    AanchirstluxBaby_Yoda
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 222
    I don't know why but I have always really liked the lego die piece lol :)
    BumblepantsBaby_Yodamak0137
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,837
    terfsten said:
    I don't know why but I have always really liked the lego die piece lol :)
    I have one configured as an old tube the with an NES in my red grocer modular. Package deal from minifigs.me I think it was. Looks great.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,475
    dingbat said:
    What I also find enticing about them is the incredibly sturdy boxes they come in. Why can't TLG pack regular sets that way?
    How much more would you like to pay for such boxes?
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,461
    dingbat said:
    What I also find enticing about them is the incredibly sturdy boxes they come in. Why can't TLG pack regular sets that way?
    How much more would you like to pay for such boxes?
    Could be a new market for LEGO. Premium collector's boxes, all made to the specs of the games or Ideas boxes. To keep costs down, the boxes would contain no bricks, but they would come individually packed in shipping boxes to ensure that the sealed box is in pristine condition. But then those shipping boxes would also need to be in boxes, for the collectors who want pristine shipping boxes for their pristine set boxes. Special super-limited Russia only versions would have a minimum of 5 nested boxes.

    Baby_YodaAstrobricksstluxSprinkleOttermak0137
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,048
    CCC said:
     Carcassonne and Catan are adult / older kids 
    Tell that to my 5yo (okay, having a heavy gamer & a light gamer for parents may have something to do with it :-) )
  • mak0137mak0137 VirginiaMember Posts: 263
    dingbat said:
    What I also find enticing about them is the incredibly sturdy boxes they come in. Why can't TLG pack regular sets that way?
    How much more would you like to pay for such boxes?
    Could be a new market for LEGO. Premium collector's boxes, all made to the specs of the games or Ideas boxes. To keep costs down, the boxes would contain no bricks, but they would come individually packed in shipping boxes to ensure that the sealed box is in pristine condition. But then those shipping boxes would also need to be in boxes, for the collectors who want pristine shipping boxes for their pristine set boxes. Special super-limited Russia only versions would have a minimum of 5 nested boxes.

    Awesome! Best comment I read in awhile. :D
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