• Castle before there was a Castle theme

    Compiled by Novelty. Updated 25 September 2009. Contains 7 sets.
    There were a number of castle sets released prior to the launch of the "Classic Castle" sets of 1984. These castle sets were part of the town sets as evidenced by the blue background on the boxes and instructions (instead of the more common yellow for the post 1984 sets). The yellow castle is the most well know set of the era, but there are a number of other sets as well.

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375: Castle

25 reviews
Pieces
767
Minifigs
14
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Related sets
European version of 6075-2
Bricklist notes
The yellow castle, or the set that started the Town subtheme. There are no "prefabricated" wall pieces or horses, everything is built from normal bricks. This set was released as 375 internationally in 1978 and as 6075 in North America 3 years later.
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1009 own this set, 570 want it.

383: Knight's Joust

9 reviews
Pieces
102
Minifigs
6
Related sets
European version of 6083-1
Bricklist notes
This is the first castle jousting set, and like hte yellow castle, there are no prefabricated pieces, most everything were built from normal bricks. This set was released as 383 internationally in 1979 and as 6083 in North America 2 years later.
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396 own this set, 405 want it.

1592: Town Square - Castle Scene

4 reviews
Pieces
471
Minifigs
11
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Notes
There was more than one version of this set as the instruction book for the English version is dated 1980 whereas the Dutch version (pictured) was released in 1983. The set was also available in Germany.
Bricklist notes
This town set has a yellow castle fascade (surprise surprise) built into it. Although it is not purely a Castle sets, there are castle elements in this set that was released (albeit in limited quantites) in 1980.
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310 own this set, 552 want it.

677: Knight's Procession

10 reviews
Pieces
48
Minifigs
6
Related sets
European version of 6077-1
Bricklist notes
Minifig packs were popular as the 70s became the 80s and this was one with the castle minifigs. Unlike the previous two Castle sets, this set was released at around the same time internationally and in North America. However, the dual numbering remained with 677 being assigned to sets sold internationally and 6077 to sets sold in North America.
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522 own this set, 378 want it.

6002: Castle Figures

2 reviews
Pieces
22
Minifigs
4
Packaging
Blister pack
Availability
Retail - limited
Bricklist notes
This is a second minifigure pack that was released a year later in 1983. It features 2 less minifigures and has 2 knights instead of the usual infantry. These minifigs were not sold in boxes, but was packaged in a clear plastic bubble on a card that could be hung.
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58 own this set, 359 want it.