Fright Knights

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Fright Knights

1997 - 1998

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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 | edit source]

Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
2538.jpg 2538  Crossbow Flamer  21  Knight   $1.99  1998 
2539 Fright Knights Batwing Flyer.jpg 2539  Batwing Flyer  20  Basil the Bat Lord     1998 
2540 Fright Knight's Catapult.jpg 2540  Fright Knight's Catapult  28  Basil the Bat Lord     1998 
2848-1.jpg 2848  Fright Knights Flying Machine  18  Basil the Bat Lord     1997 
2872 Witch's Fireplace.jpg 2872  Witch's Fireplace  18  Willa the Witch     1997 
6004 Crossbow Cart.jpg 6004  Crossbow Cart  20  1     1997 
6007 Bat Lord.jpg 6007  Bat Lord  15  Basil the Bat Lord     1997 
6027 Box.jpg 6027  Bat Lord's Catapult  51  2   $6.75  1997 
6028 Box.jpg 6028  Treasure Guard  22  1     1998 
6029 Box.jpg 6029  Treasure Guard  22  1   $2.00  1998 
6031 Box.jpg 6031  Fright Force  26  Basil the Bat LordWilla the Witch, Soldier (Two)   $6.75  1998 
6037 Box.jpg 6037  Witch's Windship  59  Willa the Witch   $8.00  1997 
6047-6099 cover.jpg 6047  Prison Transport  140  Basil the Bat LordFright Knights Knight (2)     1997 
6087 Witch's Magic Manor.jpg 6087  Witch's Magic Manor  255  SkeletonWilla the WitchKnight x2, ArcherForestmen   $44.00  1997 
6097 Box.jpg 6097  Night Lord's Castle  598  Basil the Bat LordWilla the WitchRoyal KnightArcherKnight (Fright Knights)Knight 2 (Fright Knights) (2), Knight 3 (Fright Knights)   $79.99  1997 
6047-6099 cover.jpg 6099  Traitor Transport  140  Basil the Bat Lord, Fright Knights Knight (2)     1997 
925746.3.jpg 925746  Fright Knights Playing Cards  55       1997 

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