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Castle 2013

Postby Draykov » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:16 pm

Not much to go on, but Brickset has set numbers 70400-70404 listed for 2013 Castle. Not sure of their source and no set names or pics are available yet. Thanks to Marcus70 over at Toys N Bricks for the tidbit.
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby CloneDoc » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:07 pm

It would be nice if they would keep adding to this theme. Castle is always a sure sell.
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby sparkart » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:28 pm

For a split second I thought we'd finally get a minifig of Nathan Fillion.

But back on topic...really? I thought the LoTR license was replacing the castle theme? Well, that's cool, that LEGO is still interested in pushing their own creative themes and not relying on the popularity of the licensed themes.
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby daevster » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:02 pm

Well, what do you know... Perhaps LOTR won't be only "castle" theme for now, after all...
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby banthafodder » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:59 pm

Any set named dragon mountain sounds great to me. Can't wait for some pics
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby natespizer » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:04 am

Ibiscribe posted this link elsewhere:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37049087@N ... otostream/

Looks to be the preliminary sets.
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby Ibiscribe » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:53 am

...I did, although for some reason that link no longer works for me; anyone else having this problem? I'll admit to being Flickr illiterate, so it could be my own fault.

A couple of these sets are also starting to show up on other sites. The King's Castle set is already on Amazon. Looks pretty cool!
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby Draykov » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:21 pm

You sure you didn't run across a listing for an older set? I'm not seeing 70404 on Amazon in the US. I would expect these to be summer releases and this would not be the first "King's Castle." As for the images, it looks like they got pulled.
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby Ibiscribe » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:51 am

Ah, good catch... the "King's Castle" I saw was the 2010 set. :facepalm:
Darn, this just makes me wish Flickr was working even more.
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby gomek » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:29 am

Does anyone know if we get new insignias for 2013? I'm hoping for something other than Crown or Lion emblems.
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby Draykov » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:41 pm

Huw Millington @ Brickset wrote:
Castle

Yes, Castle is back, and it's called Castle, not Kingdoms. There will be five sets which, just like the reversion to the name 'Castle', are a true return to the theme's roots. They feature two warring factions. The lady telling us about them didn't know if they had names, but I can tell you they are blue and grey knights, with lions on their shields -- the King's forces -- and black with red dragons on their shields -- the baddies. It doesn't look as if there is any new armour, helmets or weapons, they all looked familiar to me.


The five sets are

•70400 Forest ambush, £8, two knights pulling a cart loaded with gold being ambushed by two baddies from behind a tree.

•70401 Horse carriage getaway, £18, red/black carriage being pulled by a single black horse, a small chunk of castle, two knights and a crossbow cart.

•70402 Gatehouse raid, £25, a section of castle wall with a gate in it, two knights guarding it, a black/red catapult and two baddies, one on horseback.

•70403 Dragon peak, £35, damsel imprisoned in a small prison, which is raised up and reached by a spiral staircase. Two knights with a large catapault, a red/black wizard (I presume) and a red dragon, not unlike those in the fantasy-era castle sets.

•70404 King's castle, £80, excellent looking 4-sided castle with drawbridge, three turrets, 3 or 4 knights plus the King, three baddies and a siege machine of some sort.

I am sure Castle fans will appreciate these very much! They are all out in August.
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby CloneDoc » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:30 am

Well these descriptions sound good, and Red Dragon shields sound good, that'll help with some more heraldry. Can't wait to see some pictures though.
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby Ibiscribe » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:01 pm

Indeed... I'm especially curious to see what this dragon will look like. :)
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby Prongstar » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:08 pm

They should bring back the Black Falcons!
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby Draykov » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:00 am

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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby Flynn » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:44 pm

Draykov wrote:are a true return to the theme's roots. They feature two warring factions.


So it's not so much a return as it is "the same thing we got back in 2010"?
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Re: Castle 2013 (rumors)

Postby Draykov » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:07 am

Flynn wrote:So it's not so much a return as it is "the same thing we got back in 2010"?


I can only assume that comment was a shot at the more fantasy-based line of 2007-2008 when the "warring factions" were not necessarily human or possibly the "jelly-bean knights" (AKA Knights' Kingdom II) of 2004-2006. The more recent red/white Kingdoms stuff from 2010 was arguably closer to Castle roots than either of those other lines...so this is a return to the return to the roots.
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