• Classic Castle, the second cycle

    Compiled by Novelty. Updated 29 September 2009. Contains 19 sets.
    The 1984 relaunch http://brickset.com/bricklists/?75 introduced us to the world of Classic Castle (as opposed to the yellow castle which was part of Town subtheme). The new theme was fleshed out with sets over the next 3 years (1985 - 1987) http://brickset.com/bricklists/?156

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6085: Black Monarch's Castle

33 reviews
Pieces
702
Minifigs
12
RRP
$68
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
The new cycle brings about a new subtheme, the Black Knights and the "crown jewel" of the Black Knights is this new castle. The basic shape and design of the castle was based on the Lion Knight's castle (6080) which it replaced, and there is not much that changed between that castle and this. However, this theme was not built upon until a couple of years later.
Our community
1648 own this set, 1078 want it.

6054: Forestmen's Hideout

12 reviews
Pieces
201
Minifigs
2
RRP
$17.5
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
The forestmen were introduced in 1988, and this was the smaller of the two sets that featured the forestmen. It's a treehouse and is a huge departure from the usual Castle themes of castles and walls.
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2719 own this set, 757 want it.

6103: Castle Mini Figures

9 reviews
Pieces
42
Minifigs
6
RRP
$6.75
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
With the new forestmen though, there was also a new minifig pack and this one features 2 each of the Gold Lions and the Black Falcons (which was still very much around in this cycle) in addition to the 2 forestmen.
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1540 own this set, 577 want it.

6016: Knights' Arsenal

8 reviews
Pieces
37
Minifigs
1
RRP
$4.25
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Related sets
Included in 0011-3
Bricklist notes
Unlike the modern subthemes, in the old days (aka the 80s) new sets will be produced every year for subtheme after it's been introduced. This small chariot continues the Gold Lion subtheme and for the first time introduces a small one-man Gold Lion Chariot (after the merchant chariot 6010, the Black Falcon chariot 6011 and the 2 man Gold Lion chariot 6022)
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1968 own this set, 409 want it.

6039: Twin-Arm Launcher

6 reviews
Pieces
77
Minifigs
2
RRP
$8.5
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
This set introduces the catapult to the Gold Lion and fills a gap that existed previously. Apparently, Lego decided to flesh out the Gold Lions this year with this new catapult and the chariot above.
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2061 own this set, 447 want it.

6077: Forestmen's River Fortress

9 reviews
Pieces
357
Minifigs
6
RRP
$37.5
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
1989 though, only introduced one set to all parts of the world. This set continues on the forestmen theme and adds a huge fortress that fits in thematically with the forestman series by making it a treehouse, yet brings it to new territory by placing it on a river.
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1362 own this set, 1111 want it.

6060: Knight's Challenge

4 reviews
Pieces
168
Minifigs
8
RRP
$22
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Notes
Limited release.
Related sets
Same as 1584-1
Bricklist notes
There was also a limited release in 1989 of a 1988 US-only set. This set seems to be a jumble of parts and does not really seem to be Castle set, although it includes the new pieces that were introduced in 1988.
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529 own this set, 548 want it.

1974: Smuggler's Hayride

4 reviews
Pieces
49
Minifigs
2
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Notes
US only.
Related sets
Packaged with 1974-4 1974-2
Bricklist notes
The US also had a new set with a wagon for a peasant, but the set also features a forestmen. This set was not available outside of North America.
Our community
744 own this set, 650 want it.

6081: King's Mountain Fortress

19 reviews
Pieces
435
Minifigs
8
RRP
$58
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
This is one of the two new Gold Lion sets of 1990 and it has the raised baseplate and the new glow in the dark ghost. Although the castle can no longer open up on hinges, it does include pieces near the ground for attaching other modular castle walls.
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1518 own this set, 936 want it.

1680: Crusader's Cart

3 reviews
Pieces
67
Minifigs
3
Packaging
Box
Availability
Unknown
Notes
'Discovered' in the UK. Same as 1877 but has three minifigs.
Related sets
Similar to 1877-1
Bricklist notes
The forestmen meanwhile also had a wagon, the first of its type. This set was probably only available in Europe, with 1877, a slightly different set, only available in North America.
Our community
321 own this set, 596 want it.

1877: Crusader's Cart

5 reviews
Pieces
60
Minifigs
2
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Notes
US only. Similar to 1680 but has only two minifigs.
Related sets
Included in 1675-1
Similar to 1680-1
Bricklist notes
This set was part of a bonus pack in North America, and has one less minifig than the set (1680) available in Europe, but otherwise is the same set.
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568 own this set, 541 want it.

6071: Forestmen's Crossing

9 reviews
Pieces
207
Minifigs
5
RRP
$28.5
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Bricklist notes
This was another of the US-only Forestmen sets, released in 1990, and is an impressive Forestmen set. It's still based on the treehouse, but has a bridge connecting two trees to make a crossing.
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1096 own this set, 1284 want it.

6059: Knight's Stronghold

8 reviews
Pieces
224
Minifigs
5
RRP
$22
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
This is the only set to feature the Black Falcons in 1990 but playing the attacker role instead of the defender (as in 6062, the set which this set replaced). The Black Knights are in control of the wall.
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1624 own this set, 652 want it.

6018: Battle Dragon

10 reviews
Pieces
56
Minifigs
2
RRP
$4.5
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
It's time (1990) for the Black Knights to get a boat as they are the highlight of this cycle and this boat has a nice dragon figurehead (something that will be used extensively in the Dragon Masters line in the next cycle).
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2097 own this set, 408 want it.

1480: King's Catapult

6 reviews
Pieces
33
Minifigs
1
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Notes
US only.
Related sets
Included in 1476-1
Bricklist notes
There was no new sets internationally for Castle in 1991, signalling the end of the second cycle. However, this set was released as part of a multi-pack in the North American market.
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840 own this set, 482 want it.