Editing Castle (section) From Brickipedia, the LEGO Wiki PageDiscussionEditHistory More... What links here Related changes Special pages Page information Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. This page supports semantic in-text annotations (e.g. "[[Is specified as::World Heritage Site]]") to build structured and queryable content provided by Semantic MediaWiki. For a comprehensive description on how to use annotations or the #ask parser function, please have a look at the getting started, in-text annotation, or inline queries help page.Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in! === Factions (1984 - 1997) === In [] the ''Castle'' theme was totally revamped. Two new factions, the ''[[Crusaders]]'' and the ''[[Black Falcons]]'' (as well as a sheer flood of new pieces), were introduced. Among the new pieces introduced in that year were the wall panels, spears, two new helmets (the helmets with chin-guard and the face-grill helmets for the knights) and feather plumes. [] also saw the introduction of the [[Horse|horse-figures]], which were also featured heavily in ''Castle''. From now on, every established faction would feature a unique coat of arms on their shields, flags or even the minifigures themselves. During the []s, ''Castle'' wasn't just about castles and knights but also featured some civilian minifigures, such as a peasant or a blacksmith, and also civilian buildings, like [[6067 Guarded Inn]], a direction that would later be lost when the theme focused more on the military aspects of the middle ages. The Guarded Inn also included the second female ''Castle'' minifigure (which did not yet feature a dress but instead a normal leg assembly). A similar minifigure appeared in the set [[6060 Knight's Challenge]]. A new faction was added in [], the ''[[Forestmen]]'', which did not dwell in castles but rather in hideouts built into hollow trees and rocks. This was also the first time when black-coloured corner wall panels were seen. Other black wall panels, which had already appeared in 1985 were brought into wider use when the ''[[Black Knights]]'', that featured the first mainly black-colored castle, were introduced in []. [] brought some new pieces: a new elegant helmet with movable visor and an extra armour piece for knights. Another new addition was the glow-in-the-dark [[ghost]].[[File:6081 King's Mountain Fortress.jpg|thumb|right|200px|6081 King's Mountain Fortress, a ''Crusaders'' set released in 1990]] This year also saw the first castle built on a [[raised baseplate]], a piece first used a year before in ''[[Pirates]]'' sets. That castle, [[6081 King's Mountain Fortress]], also featured the first female minifigure with a skirt, which was formed by a 2x2x2 sloped brick. This made the princess one plate taller than the men, but her tall pointed medieval headdress helped to obscure the height difference. After the discontinuation of the ''Forestmen'' faction, which included outlaws that could just as well be the good guys, since they largely resemble Robin Hood and his merry men, LEGO added a new faction in [], the ''[[Wolfpack]]'', which was basically a band of robbers. This was also the first year in which ''Castle'' [[minifigures]] were equipped with the new diversified printed head pieces, that were first introduced in [] for the debut of the new ''[[Pirates]]'' line, and added more personality to the characters than the simple smiley faces.. [[File:Diorama-2003.jpg|thumb|right|200px|A diorama from 1993 showcases several sets from ''Dragon Masters'', ''Wolfpack'' and ''Black Knights''.]] While the ''Black Knights'' used dragons merely as crests and ornaments, a new faction introduced in [], the ''[[Dragon Masters]]'', would move ''Castle'' more into the realms of fantasy and mythology by adding actual [[dragon]]s and [[wizard]]s to the complement of subjects covered by this theme, thus setting a direction that would still be followed by future ''Castle'' themes. [[File:Green Dragon.jpg|thumb|left|150px|A Dragon, introduced in the ''Dragon Masters'' faction.]] The wizard [[Majisto]] was also one of the first minifigures that were given a name. ''Dragon Masters'' also brought some interesting new pieces, such as a new helmet and a large halberd, as well as several new faces. For the time being the fantasy elements were not further developed. In [], the all new ''[[Royal Knights]]'' theme introduced the first distinct king minifigure that wore an actual crown. Another notable addition was the [[skeleton]]. [] saw a short-lived revival of ''[[Forestmen]]'' when ''[[Dark Forest]]'' was released. Fantasy was Back in [], when ''[[Fright Knights]]'' brought along witches and dragons, as well as an [[Basil the Bat Lord|eerie looking villain]] with a bat as his symbol of choice. This theme did not only venture into more fantastic directions, It also featured some rather out-of-place flying machines. The discontinuation of ''Fright Knights'' also marked the end of the basic concept of the ''Castle'' theme from [] onwards, where the different subthemes also represented several factions that coexisted in a consistent environment and would often appear together in one set. The themes of the following years were self contained subthemes with different factions of their own that did not not have any connection to those of other subthemes. Summary: Please note that all contributions to Brickipedia are considered to be released under the a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here. You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource. Do not submit copyrighted work without permission! Cancel | Editing help (opens in new window) This page is a member of 1 hidden category: Category:Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls Retrieved from "http://en.brickimedia.org/wiki/Castle"