Fright Knights

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Fright Knights
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Years:

1997 - 1998

Subtheme of:

Castle

The Fright Knights were a faction of soldiers that were not ruled by a king, but instead by Basil the Bat Lord. The Fright Knights sets delved deeper into the supernatural "Fantasy" aspect of LEGO, featuring black dragons with fire-coloured wings, as on Draco the dragon and creepy trap-filled red-and-black castles, crystal balls, and Willa the Witch, a dark sorceress who was the real power behind Basil's throne. This theme could be classified as a sequel to Dragon Masters. Their headquarters was the Night Lord's Castle. It lasted from 1997 to 1998. Their motivation is unclear. They also had a small part of LEGO Universe, their uniform being an outfit on the game called "Bat Lord".

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In 1997, LEGO delved even deeper into the realm of supernatural fantasy with the introduction of the Fright Knights line. A giant bat emblem was the crest for Basil the Bat Lord and his forces of fright. New elements for this theme included bats, chains, crystal balls, and Basil's winged helmet. Basil rode Draco, a black dragon steed with fire-coloured wings, while his wicked partner Willa the Witch flew on a broomstick borrowed from the Fabuland line. Together, they subjected LEGO Castle to a reign of terror. All of the 1997 Fright Knight Sets have stock numbers that end with the number 7, which is often considered to be a magical number. The bat on the shields of this theme resemble bats used in Spanish coats of arms. Some of the pieces in the theme can be found in other sets, such as the helmets that the knights and soldiers used were Dragon Masters theme helmets and the wings on the Batwing Flyer were also found in the Dragon Masters theme. They made an appearance in Lego Universe, where they were an outfit on the game.

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Sets[edit]

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
No image 2538  Crossbow Flamer          
No image 2539  Batwing Flyer          
No image 2540  Fright Knight's Catapult          
No image 2848  Fright Knights Flying Machine          
No image 2872  Witch's Fireplace          
No image 6004  Crossbow Cart          
No image 6007  Bat Lord          
No image 6027  Bat Lord's Catapult          
No image 6028  Treasure Guard          
No image 6029  Treasure Guard          
No image 6031  Fright Force          
No image 6037  Witch's Windship          
No image 6047  Prison Transport          
No image 6087  Witch's Magic Manor          
No image 6097  Night Lord's Castle          
No image 6099  Traitor Transport          
No image 925746  Fright Knights Playing Cards          

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