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07 Dec 2018 8:03 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Mar 2018 4:48 p.m. PST

Do you use LEGOs for miniature wargaming?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 4:51 p.m. PST


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 5:07 p.m. PST


khanscom02 Mar 2018 5:09 p.m. PST

I do have a LEGO Egyptian temple that I've repainted; intended for skirmishing or RPG although I haven't used it yet. I gave the figures to a friend's kids for their collection-- there are limits.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 5:17 p.m. PST


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 5:46 p.m. PST


Neal Smith02 Mar 2018 6:01 p.m. PST

I used to, when I was around 12-13. We used WW2 Airfix figures and Legos for terrain. I also built a "glider" from dowels, cardboard and fabric for the wings. :)

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 6:16 p.m. PST

No, but I would if they actually made enough figures to build proper armies or forces.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 6:43 p.m. PST

I have some Lego blocks and things that I think that I can use for kitbashing buildings or vehicles, but nothing has ever worked out with it.

Sundance02 Mar 2018 6:47 p.m. PST

I bought all the underwater adventure sets and made a game for my son and I to play. The cops and robbers sets are really tempting.

RudyNelson02 Mar 2018 6:48 p.m. PST


PrivateSnafu02 Mar 2018 6:56 p.m. PST

Yep, got clones, droids, and rebels. Been working on rules. Easiest army to put together.

Cacique Caribe02 Mar 2018 7:33 p.m. PST

I dunno. Does THIS make me a LEGO gamer?

TMP link


cfielitz02 Mar 2018 7:53 p.m. PST

Depends…I have a lot of epic Star Wars skirmish games with my 6 year old.

Dynaman878902 Mar 2018 8:09 p.m. PST

No – but I'd happily use them if someone brought them along.

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 9:48 p.m. PST

No, but I make my own equally cartoony figures and game with them.

28mm Fanatik03 Mar 2018 2:20 a.m. PST

No, but I love watching Lego war movies.

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JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2018 3:27 a.m. PST

have used blocks to build castles and walls in my early gaming days. I have said that some of the current stuff might been nice if you could get them away from the kids. Like some of the treehouse stuff. BTW I remember using my little brothers fisher price castle way back when
Have also used Castillo? bricks and Lincoln logs. I have also used my old Fort Apache and similar plastic Marx forts and such.

Never thought about using the lego people though

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2018 3:36 a.m. PST

No, never have.

CPBelt Inactive Member03 Mar 2018 5:38 a.m. PST

No, but I'm a collector, designer, and builder. I own over 400 sets and several hundred minifigures. I'm working on a display for the next Star Wars Celebration. Building Lego, playing Magic the Gathering and board gaming are my main hobbies now.

Dynaman878903 Mar 2018 6:13 a.m. PST

Dale Hurtt – those are GREAT!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2018 6:53 a.m. PST

I occassionally use blocks to make temporary things for the table top, but gaming with LEGO figures, no.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Mar 2018 7:43 a.m. PST

Bricks, yes. Minifigures, no.



Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2018 8:34 p.m. PST

No. The latest generation of sprogs have any that I used to use as terrain.


Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2018 9:23 p.m. PST

I think only one time when a player built a large sci-fi fortress he wanted to defend.

Oddly enough the result of the battle was quite funny and turned into a classic yarn told in these parts for the last two generations.

deephorse04 Mar 2018 1:12 a.m. PST

Yes. I have several hundred Snow Troopers and five AT-ATs for the Empire. Slightly fewer troops for the Rebels.

Bob in Edmonton04 Mar 2018 2:20 p.m. PST

Yes, slowly putting together some pulp-y warbands from various Lego sets as well as some not-Lego minifigs:


victor0leto Inactive Member03 May 2018 11:27 a.m. PST


I use Lego Minifigs to play Melee and Wizard (by MetaGaming Concepts, 1977)

I created a map, 17" x 22" with 32mm hexes in the style of the original Melee map sheet and I am now working on a Wizard map sheet. The scale of the figures is, in my opinion, 1:48

so that makes my hexes 1536mm or right about 1.5 meters

billthecat05 May 2018 8:59 p.m. PST

Dale Hurtt: those are indeed awesome…. I may try that myself, just for fun…. inspiring.

As far as LEGOs are concerned, I use them to build mold-boxes for one-part molds, so I'm not sure if that counts…

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2018 10:04 a.m. PST

No, but that's a great idea. Happy to see others are doing it. Cheers!

HappyHiker Inactive Member17 May 2018 6:53 a.m. PST

I've played star wars lego with my son several times, and we once did WotR (mostly Perry) with lego Obiwan as the general.(RichardIII). What Suprises me is more people don't do it, a metal figure is £1.25 GBP and you have to paint it. A lego figure, even a star wars one is £3.00 GBP and its already 'painted'. If you buy them from China via ebay, they can work out at 50p each. If someone could produce more proportionally correct figures pre-'painted' at that price, they're on to a winner. Have you seen the Lego La Haye Sainte assault ?


Also re-basing would be a doddle.

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