Over on Story Games and other forums over the years there have been various discussions of use of LEGO in gaming. I ran a bunch of Evil Stevie's Pirate Game (by Steve Jackson of GURPs). Since then, I have been slowly developing a large "Castle" "World". I'm always wondering how these creations might be used in a role playing game. So with that quick intro, here's a re-post from storygames.com (http://www.story-games.com/forums/discussion/22109/large-lego-worlds and the thread I split off from http://www.story-games.com/forums/discussion/22107/next-minis-roll-call-... ):
Here's my latest work in progress (which has now mostly stalled for several years... I did build and display an "elf" building this year):
Oh, here is the most recent public display:
There are some pictures in the folder of other people's creations, but there are a bunch of pictures of my display which is 15' wide, 5' deep (next time I will ask for at least 20' wide, 5' deep...).
On a very related note, I have also run Evil Stevie's Pirate Game, here's a game at Origins:
It's a war game by Steve Jackson (of Steve Jackson Games) that comes pretty close to an RPG. Here's the man himself playing in my game at another convention (he had fun, he mentioned that he rarely got to play, he was usually running the game):
BTW, the mountain with the waterfall and tunnel was originally build for trains:
But trains and pirates can go together:
This picture shows how in the past my display has been linked to others, the dividing line is where the style of grass changes:
This picture is actually from the first show where the mountain was converted from train to castle.
Feel free to browse around the folders and see other iterations.
Sadly I don't have all my pictures posted up, but searching around, here's my wharf scene in the context it was originally built for, a collaborative castle town in 2002 (so you can have an idea, my display didn't just happen over night, it's been built up over the course of almost 20 years (starting in 2000 if you include smaller elements like the ships with wolf head emblems on their custom made sails):
Finish the Wolfpack castle
Expand the "elf" kingdoms
Expand the troll/orc/goblin kingdoms
Complete the interior detailing
Add a new "Asian" section (inspired by the Ninjago City and the old Ninja sets from 2000ish - it will be somewhat higher tech, and I'll have to backdate the Ninjago City to make it less modern).
Find a place to add the Dragon Knights faction
Find a place to add the Bulls faction
Maybe add a middle-eastern themed area
I have enough brick and stuff to probably eventually populate a 30' to 40' run... Going deeper than 5' is tricky because of reach issues.