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Hi guys, I'm technically new but I've been reading content from this site for several years.

Recently we learned that there will be no Castle sets in 2015. Knowing this, I went to my local Lego store and tracked down the store manager. I asked him if he knew if there were any Castle related products coming out that he knew of, and, to my surprise, he did. He said that Lego had sent him a memo recently that said they were working on a new Castle line due out late 2015- Mid 2016 at the latest.

When I asked him what kind of Castle theme it would be, he said "It's a lot like the Castle theme from a few years ago, the one with the Dwarves and Trolls." I believe that this is referring to the 2007-2009 Castle line. He also said that the current Castle line will receive no further products and should be off the shelves soon.

I am not sure if this is true, but it sounded like it was and the man seemed to know what was going on at Lego.

If this is true....... :excited: :excited:

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It might be true...

I know that 1h 2016 sets are already being discussed with mayor retailers, so it is possible that LBR employees (or at least manager, who do the ordering) got some info.

It would certainly be nice to have castle back.

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SWEET BABY JESUS! *oh2*

Are they bringing Fantasy Era back????????

LEGO, this is why I love you :wub:

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SWEET BABY JESUS! *oh2*

Are they bringing back Fantasy Era????????

LEGO, this is why I love you :wub:

I know! :laugh: I was losing hope until heard this. I am looking forward to new faction possibilities: Goblins, Elves, Forestmen..... :classic:

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This is really great news and I'm still hoping for an UCS Castle. I really like to see what a LEGO designer can do with 4000 pieces or so.

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Maybe Lego are going to rotate castle and pirates every two years or something......who knows Roman and wild west might appear down the track as well ?

Though looking at the new pirate sets as compared to the 2009 ones - they don't look as detailed in construction so hopefully castle still has a lot of building.....no juniorisation ! :wink:

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Fantastic news if true. And thank heavens that we'll be rid of the current theme soon as well. Two good news at once.

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It would be amazing to have a new Castle/Fantasy theme. The recent Castle theme was a little, well, "undertone" and with LOTR sets no longer produced I truly hope to see a new Fantasy theme :classic:

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I know! :laugh: I was losing hope until heard this. I am looking forward to new faction possibilities: Goblins, Elves, Forestmen..... :classic:

Oh yeah!

I hope they incorporate all of the new molds from the CMF line into the sets. They also had better reintroduce this piece in this exact color.

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Man, I hope you're right. There's been a new Castle theme every 3 years, so it makes perfect sense.

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Fantasy Era is coming back?

YES! YES! YES!

Oh gosh, this is so exciting! I've still got all my orcs and dwarfs from back then, and I would LOVE to expand their ranks and add a bit of variety. Oh wow, I'm thrilled, I cannot wait!

Hoping for some mythical monster fights like the Vikings line. A Cerebus-type creature, maybe a Kraken, a Leshy, etc. The possibilities are endless! Maybe we can finally get a three-headed dragon mold, or some other monsters.

Best news I've heard all day!

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Fantasy Era is coming back?

YES! YES! YES!

Oh gosh, this is so exciting! I've still got all my orcs and dwarfs from back then, and I would LOVE to expand their ranks and add a bit of variety. Oh wow, I'm thrilled, I cannot wait!

Hoping for some mythical monster fights like the Vikings line. A Cerebus-type creature, maybe a Kraken, a Leshy, etc. The possibilities are endless! Maybe we can finally get a three-headed dragon mold, or some other monsters.

Best news I've heard all day!

I would really like to get Elves in wave 1. I've been waiting for Elves for years, and my one poor CMF elf looks lonely among my ocean of various lion themed knights :grin:

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I would LOVE to see a return to the fantasy era castle, so I hope this is true. The fantasy ear castle was during my dark ages, so I missed out on them. But I've browsed the sets online and they look wonderful; that perfect mix between detailed, handsome models, fun play features, and exciting minifigs.

It seems reasonable, as the Castle 2013 and Hobbit/LOtR lines are almost certainly finished. I'd be very surprised if we went all of 2015 and 2016 without seeing SOME kind of Castle/fantasy line.

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Don't want to get too excited but if they do that would be awesome. Not only for the figs but also because the set designs were great as well as the parts selection in the theme. Guess well have to wait and see.

By the way if they do alternate pirates and castle that would be awesome!! :thumbup:

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Maybe they'll do those Elves theme hairpieces but with more neutral colors and yellow ears.

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Maybe they'll do those Elves theme hairpieces but with more neutral colors and yellow ears.

Don't you have preliminaries of these already? :laugh:

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This is really great news and I'm still hoping for an UCS Castle. I really like to see what a LEGO designer can do with 4000 pieces or so.

Does anyone know how the Joust set did D2C? Honestly I think if we ever see a "UCS Castle" it will be Disney's.

Maybe Lego are going to rotate castle and pirates every two years or something......who knows Roman and wild west might appear down the track as well ?

Though looking at the new pirate sets as compared to the 2009 ones - they don't look as detailed in construction so hopefully castle still has a lot of building.....no juniorisation ! :wink:

Castle, Space and Pirates are considered Evergreen just in semi regular rotation, so yeah that makes sense. Although I would expect something closer to 3 year rotation. Wild West is a past theme but not one that they consider an absolute recurring Evergreen one. We will probably see it again at some point. But I would not expect a steady or predictable rotation.

SWEET BABY JESUS! *oh2*

Are they bringing Fantasy Era back????????

LEGO, this is why I love you :wub:

It would make sense. Figure there was a bit of if not a non compete a discouragement from doing Fantasy Era type sub themes while the Middle Earth stuff was still ongoing and in effect.

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Castle, Space and Pirates are considered Evergreen just in semi regular rotation, so yeah that makes sense. Although I would expect something closer to 3 year rotation. Wild West is a past theme but not one that they consider an absolute recurring Evergreen one. We will probably see it again at some point. But I would not expect a steady or predictable rotation.

As I said on another thread, Pirates is a classic, but hardly can be considered as evergreen.

The only truly evergreen theme would be City, IMO

Space and Castle are on the middle.

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As I said on another thread, Pirates is a classic, but hardly can be considered as evergreen.

The only truly evergreen theme would be City, IMO

Space and Castle are on the middle.

Castle seems pretty evergreen to me. Since 1983, the only years that we have not had a single Castle set were 2003 and this year. Space is less so, as there was a stretch from 2001-2007 that there weren't any because of Star Wars. I think this new theme could have a long run because there is nothing in the near future to compete with it.

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Although "evergreen" means more along the lines of always present, when TLG used the term they kinda meant that they'll continue to go back to it regularly, unlike 1-off themes that never return, or have many years between iterations (like agents, dinosaurs etc) and are basically just rehashes of what was released for a younger "generation".

So the only true evergreen themes at the moment are City & Star Wars, and perhaps Friends.

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Not at all surprised by this news. With LotR/Hobbit done and with no Castle theme this year, it should be only a matter of time before we see a new Castle theme of some sort. And if it's a return to fantasy, all the better. The 2007-2009 line was what got me into collecting Castle sets in the first place and now that's the majority of what I collect. Hopefully we'll see some nice new factions in this line.

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