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Knights' Kingdom is a subtheme of Castle. It was introduced in 2004 and ended after 2006. The theme was replaced by Castle (2007).

Content wise, it has no connection to the first Knights' Kingdom theme from 2000, other than its medieval setting.

Details

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A map of Morcia, as seen in the instruction booklets.

This second Knights' Kingdom line from 2004 was a radical departure from previous Castle themes. Instead of using medieval knights and castles (and bandits), it centered around individual characters; four colourful knights (in red, green, purple and light blue) as main characters, pitted against the evil knight Vladek. The conflict took place in the fictional kingdom of Morcia.

Each knight had a special ability and a unique crest. Initially, the good side only featured four knights and a king until 2006, when Sir Kentis lead a group of four unnamed knights against a small army of foes in 8813 Battle at the Pass. Vladek's minions, the Shadow Knights, were formerly knights of Morcia who were transformed by Vladek's use of the power of the Book of Morcia. They reverted to their previous form after the defeat of Vladek, which led to the use of Rogue Knights as Vladek's new soldiers in 2006.

The standard LEGO System sets were accompanied by the release of canned action figure versions of the main characters in a style similar to BIONICLE. Most of the action figures (and some regular sets) came with special cards that could be used to play a battle game.

Knights' Kingdom II was more story oriented than previous Castle themes and had multiple books, online games, and comics, and even a video game.

Knights' Kingdom II introduced many new parts. The swords of knights were new, as were the visors for the four main knights and Vladek. The shields also had a new insignia, with a new shield for each knight and Vladek. Lastly, they all had new armor bearing their colors and a pattern.

Plastic Figures released in 2004 were Nestlé promotions. The figures had studs on them, and had 4 pieces. They also had stickers to put on the shield and body. They were almost twice as big as LEGO Minifigures.

Featured castles

The kingdom of Morcia was in possession of several castles, most of which where released with the first wave in 2004. The largest of these castles was the royal Castle of Morcia itself. Other fortifications included the Citadel of Orlan and Jayko's castle of Talonjay. The antagonist faction, led by Vladek, had three large buildings at its disposal, all of which were released in 2005. Their main stronghold was Vladek's Dark Fortress, which was also the largest of all Knights' Kingdom II sets. Other buildings included a fortified port included in 8802 Dark Fortress Landing and Scorpion Prison Cave.

In 2006 another group of buildings was released. The Mistlands Tower was the largest and the only one that featured characters from the previous years. The other buildings in 2006 included the Gargoyle Bridge and a large wall featured in 8813 Battle at the Pass.

It was originally planned for each knight to have castles based on the animal on their heraldry. The concepts briefly appeared on the official website, but were replaced with images from the card game, which weren't animal themed, although the animals could still be seen in the Book of Morcia.[1]

Characters

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The heroes of Knights' Kingdom: (from left to right) Rascus, Santis, Jayko and Danju.

Seven characters were introduced in 2004. They were featured as normal minifigures in the sets as well as canned action figures.

  • Jayko (initially called "the rookie", he became king in 2006): light blue armour, falcon/eagle crest
  • Danju (initially called "the wise veteran"): purple armour, wolf crest
  • Santis (initially called "the strong"): red armour, bear crest
  • Rascus (initially called "the joker"): green armour, monkey crest
  • King Mathias: golden armour, lion crest
  • Vladek: black armour, scorpion crest
  • Shadow Knights: black armour, scorpion crest
  • The Guardian

The only Shadow Knights released as canned action figures were Karzon and Dracus, which were released in 2006 to counter King Jayko. In 2006, there was a boxed King Jayko and Vladek, both of whom came with seige weapons. In 2005, where the 4 knights were given magic-enhanced armour, the armour took a different shape with a molded shape on the torso instead of bricks as part of the armour.

Six other knights were added in 2006.

Sets

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
No image4270909Knights' Kingdom II Party Cups8$0.992007
7175154270911Knights' Kingdom II Party Plates8$1.502005
Napkins4270915Knights' Kingdom Party Napkins16$1.502005
42709224270922Knights' Kingdom II Party Table Decorations5$2.992007
4941rascus4941Rascus3 2005
4942 CPW Shadow Knight4942Shadow Knight3 2005
4943 CPW Vladek4943Vladek3 2005
4944-14944Jayko3 2005
4945-14945Santis3 2005
4946 CPW Danju4946Danju3 2005
5994 Catapult5994Catapult27$0.992005
No image5995Danju 1 2005
59965996Rascus6Rascus 2005
No image5997Santis 1 2005
5998 Vladek5998Vladek6Vladek 2005
59995999Jayko51 2005
6576765767Attack from the Sea305Vladek, Rascus, Santis, Shadow Knight$30.002006
KING JAYKO8701King Jayko130$19.992006
8702 Lord Vladek8702Lord Vladek112$19.992006
8703 Sir Kentis8703Sir Kentis43$9.99 / €5.992006
8704-18704Sir Adric40$9.99 / €5.992006
8705-18705Dracus38$9.99March 2006
8706 Karzon8706Karzon44$9.99 / €5.992006
8770+87828770Danju42 2004
8771+87838771Jayko45 2004
8772+87848772Rascus46 2004
87738773Santis46 2004
8774+87868774Vladek48 2004
8777 Vladek Encounter8777Vladek Encounter43Sir Danju , Lord Vladek$9.992004
8778 Box8778Border Ambush178Santis, Shadow Knight$19.992004
8779-1.ImageL8779The Grand Tournament311Jayko, Vladek, King Mathias$29.992004
8780-1-18780Citadel of Orlan442Santis, Rascus, Guardian, Shadow Knight$50.002004
8781 boxart8781Castle of Morcia632Jayko,

Rascus, Santis, Danju, Vladek, King Mathias, Shadow Knight,

Skeleton
$99.992004
8770+87828782Danju46$7.992004
8783-18783Jayko46$7.992004
Rascaus8784Rascus50$7.992004
8785-18785Santis50$7.992004
8786-18786Vladek52$7.992004
8790 King Mathias8790King Mathias440$9.99 / €5.992004
DanjuBox8791Sir Danju42$8.992005
8792 Box8792Sir Jayko42$8.992005
RascusBox8793Sir Rascus44$8.992005
SantisBox8794Sir Santis44$8.992005
VladBox18795Lord Vladek44$8.992005
8796Canister8796King Mathias43$8.99 
8799-18799Knights' Castle Wall175Jayko, Santis, and Rascus 2004
8800-18800Vladek's Siege Engine192Vladek, Shadow Knight 2004
88018801Knights' Attack Barge163Rascus, Santis 2005
8802 Dark Fortress Landing8802Dark Fortress Landing142Lord Vladek, Shadow Knight 2005
8809 King Mathias8809King Mathias41$10.002004
8813-18813Battle at the Pass381Dracus,

Sir Kentis, Valiant Knight (4), Rogue Knight (4),

Skeleton
$39.992006
8821-18821Rogue Knight Battleship152Sir Kentis, Dracus, Rogue Knight$19.992006
Gargoyle Bridge8822Gargoyle Bridge234Sir Adric, Karzon, Rogue Knight$29.992006
8823 Box8823Mistlands Tower431Jayko,

Skeleton, Vladek, Sir Adric, Karzon,

Blacksmith
$49.992006
8873 Fireball Catapult8873Fireball Catapult46Santis, Shadow Knight$7.992005
8874-18874Battle Wagon1253$19.992005
8875seigetower8875King's Siege Tower113Jayko,

King Mathias,

Shadow Knight (2)
$19.992005
8876 Scorpion Prison Cave8876Scorpion Prison Cave274Jayko,

Danju, Vladek, Shadow Knight,

Skeleton
$39.992005
Vladekfortress8877Vladek's Dark Fortress936Jayko,

Rascus, Santis, Danju, Vladek, Shadow Knight (3),

Skeleton
$99.992005
G31317G31317Knights' Kingdom Save the Kingdom Board Game945$19.992004
G678-Knights' Kingdom Chess SetG678Knights' Kingdom Chess Set16724 2005
No imageJaykoKnights' Kingdom Wallet $8.992006
Attack boxK8800Vladek's Attack Kit365Jayko,

Santis, Rascus, Vladek,

Shadow Knight
$39.982004
No imageK8809Ultimate Knights Collection273$43.992004


Special sets and Bonus Packs

Other products

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Notes

  • Knight's Kingdom II includes some magical elements, while Knights' Kingdom doesn't.

See also

References

  1. Mike Rayhawk

External Links

The Comics (minus words, just videos)

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