Top 10 Biggest Classic LEGO® Castles

Growing up, the Castles theme was one of my favorites. The first set that I remember getting was the Black Falcons’ Fortress (6074). Among my favorite sets growing up were Majisto’s Magical Workshop (6048), and the Night Lord’s Castle (6097). While none of those make today’s list, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the 10 biggest LEGO®  classic Castle sets ever produced. For the purposes of this list, I am only looking at the original LEGO® themes like Castles, Knights Kingdom, and Kingdoms. I will not be looking at licensed themes like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.

Most of the images in this article were pulled from perusing old instruction manuals on the lego.com website. However, not all sets were available via that route. For set 375 and 6090, the images came from random eBay auctions.

10. Royal Knights’ Castle

6090

Royal Knights Castle (6090) instruction manual cover. ©LEGO Group. This is an independent site not authorized or sponsored by the LEGO Group.

Set #: 6090
Brick Count: 764
Minifigures: 11
Year: 1995
Fun Facts: This castle featured an exclusive raised baseplate not seen in any other set.

09. Castle

375

Castle (375) instruction manual cover. ©LEGO Group. This is an independent site not authorized or sponsored by the LEGO Group.

Set #: 375
Brick Count: 767
Minifigures: 14
Year: 1978
Of Interest: This was the first LEGO® castle ever produced. It came with yellow bricks because, at the time, the LEGO® Group thought that providing grey bricks would promote children building guns.

08. Trolls’ Mountain Fortress

7097

Trolls’ Mountain Fortress (7097) instruction manual cover. ©LEGO Group. This is an independent site not authorized or sponsored by the LEGO Group.

Set #: 7097
Brick Count: 844
Minifigures: 10
Year: 2009
Of Interest: This is the only LEGO® castle produced that was not manned by some faction of Minifigure knights. Instead, it was run by trolls!

07. Royal King’s Castle

10176

Royal King’s Castle (10176) instruction manual cover. ©LEGO Group. This is an independent site not authorized or sponsored by the LEGO Group.

Set #: 10176
Brick Count: 869
Minifigures: 12
Year: 2006
Fun Facts: This castle features a basement blacksmith’s shop and torture chamber! Oddly, none of the Minifigures feature any body printing.

06. King’s Castle

7946

King’s Castle (7946) instruction manual cover. ©LEGO Group. This is an independent site not authorized or sponsored by the LEGO Group.

Set #: 7946
Brick Count: 933
Minifigures: 8
Year: 2010
Fun Facts: This was a modular castle in which you could easily rearrange the walls and towers into different layouts.

05. Vladek’s Dark Fortress

8877

Vladek’s Dark Fortress (8877) instruction manual cover. ©LEGO Group. This is an independent site not authorized or sponsored by the LEGO Group.

Set #: 8877
Brick Count: 967
Minifigures: 9
Year: 2005
Fun Facts: Unlike many other castle sets produced, this one was home to villain!

04. King’s Castle Siege

7094

King’s Castle Siege (7094) instruction manual cover. ©LEGO Group. This is an independent site not authorized or sponsored by the LEGO Group.

Set #: 7094
Brick Count: 973
Minifigures: 10
Year: 2007
Fun Facts: The basic layout for this set was influenced by the original LEGO® castle produced in 1978 (set #375). The castle’s crest even bears similarities!

03. King’s Castle

70404

King’s Castle (70404) instruction manual cover. ©LEGO Group. This is an independent site not authorized or sponsored by the LEGO Group.

Set #: 70404
Brick Count: 996
Minifigures: 7
Year: 2013
Of Interest: While not the biggest set in the castle-themed sets, this is actually the largest castle ever produced for a classic knights related theme. It can also be joined to The Gatehouse Raid (70402) to make it even bigger.

02. Kingdoms Joust

10223

Kingdoms Joust (10223) instruction manual cover. ©LEGO Group. This is an independent site not authorized or sponsored by the LEGO Group.

Set #: 10223
Brick Count: 2012
Minifigures: 9
Year: 2012
Fun Facts: This set was designed so that if you bought two, they would fit together perfectly back to back.

01. Medieval Market Village

10193

Medieval Market Village (10193) instruction manual cover. ©LEGO Group. This is an independent site not authorized or sponsored by the LEGO Group.

Set #: 10193
Brick Count: 1601
Minifigures: 8
Year: 2009
Fun Facts: In addition to being the largest classic castle set ever produced, the Medieval Market Village also included the first roasted turkey and cow.

Have any fond memories to share of any of these sets? Feel free to comment in space below. Also, if you like the content at True North Bricks, I would love it if you followed me here on WordPress (click the “follow” option in the menu to your right), FacebookPinterest, or Twitter for regular updates.

Until next time,

-Tom

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