- This article is about the Castle subtheme that lasted from 2013 to 2014. For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation).
Castle is a theme that was introduced in 2013, succeeding Kingdoms. It featured blue Lion Knights battling red Dragon Knights, and, with both historical and fantastical elements, combined some aspects of its predecessors, Kingdoms and Castle (2007). It was discontinued in 2015 and replaced by Nexo Knights in 2016.
Similarly to previous castle themes, the blue and gold lion crown kingdom, led by the heroic Lion king, seems to be the heroic side, as well as the defending kingdom. Most of their set are defensive items such as towers. The black and red dragon knights, led by the dragon wizard, are the rebelling or attacking faction and seem to be portrayed as the antagonists. Most dragon army items are attack vehicles, such as catapult wagons. Unlike their enemies, the dragon knights are more fantasy based, as not only is the dragon their namesake as in the Kingdoms theme, but they also have a Dragon in their control. Both sides are similar to the sides seen in the kingdoms theme, albeit with different coloring. The Dragon wizard is very similar in appearance to the Evil Wizard from the previous castle theme and Mallock the Malign from the Adventures of Clutch Powers.
- The two factions have the same animals as the forces in Kingdoms, but the Lions have a blue shield like the Lion Knights in Knights' Kingdom, along with a crown like the Crown Knights, while the Dragon knights are red.
- The Princess of this Castle Theme has a LEGO Friends hair piece.
- Some of the characters from this theme appeared in LEGO Worlds video game.
- Some of the Blue Lion Knights were recycled into Gallant Guards in the Lego Movie.
|Image||#||Set||Number of pieces||Minifigures||Price||Release|
|70400||Forest Ambush||90||Lion Knight(2), Dragon Knight (2), Dog||$11.99 / €9.99||May 2013|
|70401||Gold Getaway||199||Lion Knight, Lion Knight, Dragon Knight||$19.99 / €19.99||May 2013|
|70402||The Gatehouse Raid||248||Lion Knight, King's Knight, Dragon Knight, Dragon Knight||$29.99 / €29.99||May 2013|
|70403||Dragon Mountain||376||Princess, Lion Knight, Lion Knight, Dragon Wizard, Dragon Knight||$49.99 / €49.99||May 2013|
|70404||King's Castle||998||The King , Dragon soldier (3)||$99.99 / €99.99||June 2013|
|850888||Lion Knight Battlepack||32||4||$14.99||2014|
|850889||Dragon Knight Battlepack||42||4||$14.99||2014|
On the official website for the theme, it included five games for the five main sets released in the theme, and the games were titled the same as the sets. After the theme was discontinued, Lego deleted everything on the theme's site, and replaced it with a message saying that the Knights were "retiring."