Class 4 article
Release years:

1987 - 1990, 2022

Main theme:


Concurrent faction(s):

Crusaders, Black Falcons, Black Knights

The Forestmen, known as Forest People in the UK,[1] were one the various factions of the Castle theme and were introduced in 1987. It comprised of seven sets and was discontinued after 1990. In 2010, Minifigures theme released a forestman figure, with a new bow piece.


The faction was introduced in 1987 with the set 6066 Camouflaged Outpost. More sets, and the stag emblem, were introduced in 1988.

Until the end of 1990, nine sets with forestman appearances were released, including various hideouts and fortifications as well as simple carts. The biggest set was 6077 Forestmen's River Fortress, from 1989, which also featured the only guest appearance of another faction in this theme by including a soldier of the Crusaders. More evidence for an antagonistic relationship between these two parties was delivered by the appearance of a forestman as a prisoner in the Crusaders set 6042 Dungeon Hunters. Forestmen were also shown assaulting Crusader castles in various staged photographs for catalogs.

The theme had a short-lived revival in 1996, when Dark Forest was introduced, which made use of the same crest as the forestmen. Its sets also involved woodland hideouts built into hollow trees or rocks and some of the minifigures also featured green tunics and forestman hats. 19 different original forestmen were made and 1 forest woman, and, due to the collecteble minifigure forestmen, there are 21 in total.


Castle Faction Bios

LEGO Catalogs gave the following bio for the Forestmen faction: "The Forestmen are a merry band of skilled archers. They enjoy good food and good times." They reside in Sherbert Forest.

The leader of the Forestmen was Robin Hood, who was shown in a commercial to be captured by the Black Knight. Robin Hood and the Forestmen also appeared in the third story arc of the Captain Indigo comics. Beyond this, little story information on the theme was given. In Dark Forest, the faction leader was a character named Rob N. Hood, though no specific relation to the original Robin Hood was ever given.

10305 Lion Knights Castle box - faction descriptions

Castle faction descriptions from the box of 10305 Lion Knights' Castle.

The box of the set 10305 Lion Knights' Castle refers to them as Forest Guardians and says "Lovers of nature and guardians of the forest, these honourable outlaws have chosen life away from the castle and its bustling surroundings. However, the forest people are not without their secrets. They are often spotted in and around the castle. What they are up to remains a mystery."


Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
16801680Crusader's Cart653 1990
1877 Box1877Crusader's Cart612 Forestmen 1990
19741974Smuggler's Hayride402 1989
6054 Box6054Forestmen's Hideout1982$17.501988
60666066Camouflaged Outpost2116$23.001987
6071 Box6071Forestmen's Crossing203Forestmen (4×), Forestwoman$28.501990
6077 Box6077Forestmen's River Fortress3486$37.501989
40567 alt140567Forest Hideout2582 June 15, 2022

Other sets with forestman appearances


Robin HoodForestmanForestwomanForestmanForestmanForestwomanForest Girl


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