I thought the word was "crossover", but I tried to google for "lego and lord of the rings crossover", but couldn't find anything, so I am wondering if there's a more suitable word for it.

Let's take this sentence as an example:

Lego Lord of the Rings, the video game is a Lego and Lord of the Rings ___.

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As a native speaker, I can't think of any word I would use in your example other than "crossover". While I can't find any dictionaries online that include this specific definition ("crossover" has many definitions), it is discussed on Wikipedia at "Crossover (fiction)". First sentence: "A crossover is the placement of two or more otherwise discrete fictional characters, settings, or universes into the context of a single story." That's an exact match to your example. If you're searching for a specific crossover and not finding it, could you explain exactly what you're looking for?

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    There's an example for a video game in Wikipedia: Kingdom Hearts is a crossover of various Disney properties based in a fictional universe. I don't think Lego Lord of the Rings is really a crossover in this sense though because Lego video games have always come in different flavors - Lego Batman, Lego Star Wars, etc. Wikipedia calls them "Lego-themed" games.
    – ColleenV
    Apr 24, 2019 at 1:22
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    @ColleenV: True, but I would still consider it a crossover, albeit in a slightly different sense. The Lego games aren't just themed like Lego- they use the rules of the Lego universe. For example, an object can be shattered into a pile of pieces, and then those pieces can be used to build something completely different.
    – Neal Cruco
    Apr 24, 2019 at 3:33

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