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! == List of themes and factions == === Factions (1984 -1998) === * [[Crusaders]] (1984-1992) :The '''Crusaders''' were the stronger of the first two factions of ''Castle''. Their crest featured a crowned lion in a red, blue and yellow pattern. In Canada and Australia, they were initially known as the ''Lion Crest'' until the 1990s when they returned to the ''Crusaders'' name. * [[Black Falcons]] (1984-1992) :The '''Black Falcons''' were one of the first two ''Castle'' factions, but always had fewer/smaller sets than the Crusaders. They were never officially recognized as a faction by The LEGO Group, though at least one catalog makes mention of "Guardians of the Gray Castles". Their symbol was a bird in a black, white, and blue (though sometimes yellow) pattern. In Canada and Australia, they were known as the ''Eagle Crest''. * [[Forestmen]] (1987-1990) :The '''Forestmen''' mainly dressed in green and brown with small plumed hats and resembled traditional charicatures of Robin Hood. They made their abode in elaborate forest hideouts and most carried the bow and arrow. Their crest was a brown stag head with black antlers on a green background. * [[Black Knights]] (1988-1993) :The '''Black Knights''' used mainly black buildings with gray trim in contrast to the preceding factions that all used gray castles. Their crest consisted of a dragon in a red, blue and yellow pattern. * [[Wolfpack]] (1992-1993) :The '''Wolfpack''' was a band of robbers dressed in black and brown attire with occasional red trim. Their symbol was a white or gray wolf's head on a black background with a brown border. * [[Dragon Masters]] (1993-1995) :These faction consisted of some exotic-looking knights led by the wizard [[Majisto]] and used dragons as their main symbol, just as the ''Black Knights'', but with a different color palette: red, yellow, and green. Contrary to the ''Black Knights'', the Dragon Masters had actual dragons in their inventory. * [[Royal Knights]] (1995-1997) :The '''Royal Knights''' were a rather small faction centered on their king and his large castle, and didn't feature any noteworthy war materials. Their crest consisted of a crowned lion head. * [[Dark Forest]] (1996) :A short-lived extension of the late-'80s Forestmen line, 1996's '''[[Dark Forest]]''' sets went as far as to recycle the stag shield crest in ''Forestmen''. The faction featured a diverse band of tree-dwelling rogues and robbers, led by a leather-vested scoundrel imaginatively named Rob N. Hood, according to LEGO Mania Magazine. * [[Fright Knights]] (1997-1998) :The '''Fright Knights''' were a faction that featured some of the most nonsensical vehicles ever. They were led by an evil lord, Basil The Bat Lord (or simply "The Bat Lord") and a witch. Their symbol was a bat. === Subthemes (1998 - Present) === * [[Ninja]] (1998-1999) :The LEGO ''[Ninja''' collection relocated the ''Castle'' theme to medieval Japan, where the graceful Oriental architecture provided the backdrop for an eternal struggle between two factions of daring and masterful martial artists. The Shogun Gai-Dan and his ally Ito, the gray ninja, defended a trove of mystical rubies from the Bandit Chief Kendo and his band of robbers, as well as Bonsai, the black ninja. * [[Knights' Kingdom]] (2000) :'''Knights' Kingdom''' centered on a plot line of the evil Cedric the Bull trying to overthrow King Leo and take over the Kingdom. Knights' Kingdom centered on a conflict involving the Lions, led by King Leo, and the Bulls, led by outlaw Cedric The Bull. The main castle was [[6098 King Leo's Castle]], while the Bulls did not have a castle. However, the Bulls have their own castle in LEGO Island 2: Revenge of the Brickster. * [[Knights' Kingdom II]] (2004-2006) :'''Knights' Kingdom II''' did not have much in common with its predecessor. It revolved around a struggle between a group of good knights on one side and an evil knight on the other. The conflict takes place in the fictional kingdom of [[Morcia]]. * [[DUPLO Castle]] (2004-2008) :This cross between [[DUPLO]] and ''Castle'' was initially released in [], and continued for four years, until []. This theme featured two unnamed warring factions, one coloured Blue, White, and Silver, and the other (presumably the villains of the theme), coloured Black, Red, and sometimes Yellow. * [[Castle (2007)|Castle]] (2007-2009) :This ''Castle'' theme from 2007 does not have human factions fighting each other but one human kingdom, represented by the ''[[Crown Knights]]'' that struggles against several groups of fantasy creatures such as the [[Troll Warriors]] or the [[Skeleton Warrior]]s. [] also introduced [[Dwarves]] into the ''Castle'' [[subtheme]]. * [[Kingdoms]] (2010–2012) :'''Kingdoms''' replaces the idea of a fantasy world filled with dwarves and trolls, and goes back to a more realistic world. In Kingdoms, this time there are two separate factions set against each other. The [[Lion Kingdom]], which is led by the [[Lion King]], fights the [[Dragon Kingdom]], which is led (presumably) by the [[Dragon Wizard]]. * [[Bricks and More]] (2011) :Only one ''castle''-themed set was released from [[Bricks and More]], with the set being [[5929 Knight and Castle Building Set]]. * [[Castle (2013)]] (2013- ) :The new Castle theme will combine elements from Kingdoms and Castle (2007). It will offer a new story, yet the royal elements are the same as Kingdoms; Lions and Dragons. However, the colors will be blue for the lion knights and red for the dragon knights, somewhat similar to the 2007 Castle theme. 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. 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