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LEGO Kingdoms

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

After numbers of requests, LegoLee finally decides to venture into the world of LEGO Castle and begin a journey chronicling every set from the theme, starting with the 2010 intpretation known as LEGO Kingdoms. 

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, whenever, wherever you are listening. Thank you so much for making me a part of your day. My name is Lee Party. Might know me as Lego Lee or Lego Lee two nine from facebook, instagram, twitter, Youtube, Patreon, you name it, I am all over the Internet and you are listening to the brick oology podcast, the study of small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I sincerely hope you're having an absolutely fantastic day, week, month, year, whatever it is for you. And seriously, thank you so much for joining me today on brick ology. This is episode fifty nine, where almost into the s for brick Ology, and the next episode of brick oology will be a very fun one because it is the season finale. And also I do need to apologize just for the wild inconsistency of brick oology this July. I've been trying to hit that bi weekly Mark, but I'm going to miss it a little bit here and ultimately it's because the weekdays are busy and I struggle to really get time to record during the weekdays. So the week ends are going to become my time for recording podcasts, usually Sunday is the best day because it's like on Sunday. I sleep in, I wake up, drink some coffee while watching church because I'm too lady to actually go drive to church in real life, and then after that, all right, a script, record a podcast, and that's pretty much my entire Sunday afternoon. So brick oologies release date might change here. I might start posting them on Mondays or Tuesdays. I'll keep you guys updated on all of that. This episode is going to go up on a Monday rather than Friday, so I'm only a couple days late, but I don't want to be late regardless of my schedule. And welcome back to the show and thank you so much again for joining me here on brick ology. And before I jump into this week's topic, I need to give myself some shameless plugs here real quick. Go find me online. You can follow me on Instagram, you can like my facebook page, you can follow me on twitter, you can subscribe to my Youtube Channel. Maybe consider becoming a patree on supporter and check out my other podcast called are you not, which also has an instagram account at are you not podcast. I do all sorts of topical media reviews over there, so check that out. That's a very fun podcast that I really enjoy doing as well. Additionally, guys, whatever streaming service you are using, please hit me with a follow or subscribe on your respective service. I believe subscribe for Apple podcasts and follow on spotify, and for you apple podcast listeners, there's not quite as many of you as spotify is, so one little shout out to you guys. But also, if you are listening on Apple podcasts, maybe consider writing this podcast out of five stars and leaving me a written review. I love hearing your feedback about the show. All right, all of those shameless plugs out of the way, it's time to transition into this week's topic, and I'm really excited because, look, this is a topic that I have been looking forward to doing and has been heavily, heavily, heavily requested. I'm not exaggerating this. Number One, this lego theme and set of themes, basically an iconic like a franchise, if you will, has been requested for almost two years on this show. People have really wanted to hear more about this on brick Ology, and I'm finally excited to be able to deliver an episode based off this topic and it is Lego Castle. Well, not specifically Lego Castle, but a subset of Lego Castle, and this week we're doing Lego Kingdoms. So, like I always do on this show,...

I need to kind of break down exactly what Lego Kingdoms is in the history of the theme before we talk about the specific sets from said theme. And, like I just said, Lego Castle has been the most requested, quote unquote, theme for me to talk about here on brick oology, and the reason I'm throwing up some air quotes there's because there is so, so much lego castle stuff for a very, very long time. When we got a lego castle set pretty much this year with the blacksmith shop, and they've been doing this stuff since like the S S. There has been like a castle for so, so long. And obviously I can't really talk about the theme in one episode, so I have to break it up. But you know, normally when I break up a theme in two different episodes, like star wars for example, it's already kind of sordid for me. It's like well, we have episode one Lego Star Wars sets, we have episode six Lego Star Wars sets. The mandalrent or for Harry Potter, it's like we have chamber secrets Harry Potter stuff, or even like adventurers. They have very specific titles for the individual sub themes. Castle is a little bit different because castle has gone through a bunch of twists and turns and different eras where technically it's different themes, but they're also all kind of sorted underneath the castle umbrella and I've really struggled to figure out where to start with this theme. At first I was like, you know what, I'm going to work backwards and talk about the newest castle stuff and work all my way to the oldest castle stuff. However, there was a castle theme, a reboot in two thousand and thirteen, simply called castle. That was an extremely small wave, like it's literally five sets and no one really seemed to care at all about it, and that didn't really seem like a great place for me to start my castle series here on Brick Ology. That would be a very short and kind of boring episode and I was like, okay, I don't really want to talk about that. So I guess the next Newest Castle theme is the two thousand and ten to two thousand and twelve theme known as Kingdom. So here we are and I'm going to talk about kingdoms here on brick all of gy today. So what is kingdoms, you may ask. Well, that is a great question. Of course, like I said, it is a sub theme of Castle. And when I say sub theme, technically it's its own theme. It's just called kingdoms, and everybody sorts any castle ish theme Lego ever makes into their own thing. But it is technically its own theme called Kingdoms, and kind of a reboot of the Classic Castle Law and Lego has been doing for decades, like I said, and Castle was at one of its peaks around this time. The theme first premiered in two thousand and ten and it lasted a couple of years up until two thousand and twelve and just a few years prior. This will definitely be the next castle topic I'll talk about on brick ology. We had what black people referred to as fantasy castle. So if fantasy castle, it's pretty self explanatory. It's a normal Lego Castle, stuff like nights and all that fun stuff, but all of the other elements in that theme particularly were fantastical elements. So it's like nights, fighting wizards and dragons and trolls and skeletons and all of these things that don't actually exist in the real world. Kingdoms is very similar when it comes down to the nights, very similar kind of esthetic as the colors up. For the most part, it's a similar thing. However, they got rid of all the fantasy elements, besides one that we'll talk about a little bit later on in this episode, and pretty much this theme is just the classic. We have the good nights and we have the evil nights. It's definitely a more grounded in reality sort of castle theme that could be inspired by like real life medieval events, even though Lego obviously just kind of made all of this stuff up. And that's a good transition into talking about the story for Lego Kingdoms,...

...because they're pretty much is no story for Lego Kingdoms. It's honestly nonexistent. The characters are completely nameless. Pretty much all we know is just the two different factions that are fighting. We have the Lion Kingdom, which are the good guys, and they were mostly red and white, and then we have the Dragon Kingdom. Those are the bad guys, and they seem to wear mostly dark green and black. Not much else to say here. This is probably been one of the shortest practaces to any episode of Brick Ology ever. There really is not a whole lot to talk about with the story of this theme. So let's transition and start talking about those Lego kingdom sets. So Kingdoms first started coming out in two thousand and ten, which is interesting because fantasy castle just like ended the year prior. So they rebooted it fairly quickly. I remember a lot of people at the time. This was very early in my stages of being a Lego youtuber. We're actually kind of upset because fantasy castle so was very popular. There's actually a lot of like a youtube channels. Remember a guy named Holy Graild nine hundred and three, who was one of my early inspirations for like a youtube, did a whole bunch of fantasy castle asked videos and he was definitely upset when they actually canceled that fantasy castle subtheme and can transitioned over to kingdoms. and honestly I don't know the specific sale members but I'm willing to bet that these sets in sell nearly as well, because it didn't make nearly as many of them and there's actually only a couple ways, whereas fancy castle lasted for a number of waves. But moving on from talking about fantasy castle, that will be an episode of Brick Ology in hopefully the near future, probably the next season overall, because I might make castle my next, you know, kind of miniseries within brick ology. Let's talk about the kingdom sets in particular, starting off here with the smallest set from the first lie. It's a seven dollar set with sixty one pieces, known as the Knights showdown this it included the figures here of a Lion Knight who has that kind of bar helmet with a plume design that Looks Pretty Cool, and Nice Torso print with red and white checkered pattern, no leg printing, which is pretty consistent for most of the night figures from this collection, and a small sword piece. As for his adversary, we have the Dragon Knight and honestly I think the Dragon Knights Look Way, way cooler than the Lion Knights. I know they're supposed to be the bad guys, but they're esthetic is just a more appealing to me than the actual good guys. So I kind of sided with the dragon nights expecially. These sets are coming out. I thought they were a little bit cooler than the Line Nights. But as for this figure in particular, he has a black torso and legs. The printing is kind of a mix of gun metal and bronze and it actually really pocket looked very cool. His helmet is gun metal, with a new helmet piece at the same time, which is a very covered up helmet with a small little slit for the eyes to poke through, which looks very, very cool, and his wheeled is a simple axe piece. Now, moving on to the build of this set, you get a small weapons rack, and when I say small I literally mean it holds one sword. It's pretty underwhelming and it says these side build for the Dragon Knights here nothing to write hum about. As for the main build of the set, here it is a catapult, which is a small but effective build. It has some wheels and can roll around pretty nicely, although the wheels are plastic, so it struggled to roll around in anything that's not a softish surface. If you're using like hard wood or a table, it definitely wasn't going to roll super effectively. It also featured a brand new catapult piece at the time, which was great and which will reappear, and this theme and reappeared in a lot of lego themes throughout the next decade or so. And this, honestly, was a pretty solid seven dollar set. Lots of times sets that are this cheap kind of fail to really have anything of substance and honestly I think this is a really, really solid seven dollars set. Moving on to the next small set from this line, it's a ten dollar set with fifty...

...pieces. One Big Oof on the twenty cents per piece priced to part ratio. There that is not very good. Additionally, I find it so fascinating that the ten dollar set has less pieces at fifty, than the sixty one pieces we saw with the seven dollars set we just talked about. So that is very, very interesting in my opinion. However, you do get an additional mini figure with this set, so you get to line night as opposed to one. One is very simple and has kind of that pointy helmet that has been seen with like a castle sets for many generations, and he is the prisoner with this prison carriage rescue and he has a screaming face that was over used with Lego themes at the time. The other is a much more heavily armored lion night figure who has that same new helmet piece we talked about in the last set, but this time in silver instead of gun metal gray, and has a sword and a shield. He pretty much has all of the armor you would like, besides the actual kind of chest piece armor that we see with loss of sets. That was introduced with night's kingdom back in like two thousand, three dozen four for Lego. Very cool looking figure, very nice to get in a small set. And finally, of course, we also have an additional dragon night figure included with this set, and he had the exact same pointy helmet piece as the other figure, the prisoner in this set, but his, of course, is molded in gun metal gray and he is a very, very simple looking figure, but pretty cool nevertheless. As for the build of this set, it's a very small carriage that is drawn by a single black horse. The inclusion of the Horse might be why this set has such a bad price to part ratio. You normally don't get big creatures like this in small set, so it can forgive, you know, kind of the bad price of this set to an extent. And this is the old Lego horse mold. A couple of years later, in two thousand and twelve, leg a completely change their horse mold with the Lord of the rings theme, but this is still the kind of classic Lego Horse Mold that we are used to, when you pretty much only had one point of articulation and that is the head being able to move up and down. And speaking of the head, there actually was a brand new helmet mold for the Horse in this set that had an attachment for a Unicorn Horn piece, which looked pretty cool. This helmet in particular was gun metal gray and the horn was a gold piece. As for the main build here, it's the carriage, and this carriage is so small. It is literally so, so tiny and honestly looks pretty bad in my opinion. There is a spot for the figure to sit. It has some simple bar designs of the back, but it's so small they had to sit up the minifigure kind of awkwardly in the middle and kind to move them sideways to finagle him in there. Not The best design in my opinion. But, like I said, you can cram the figure in the back and there is a small ramp at the back as well. It has two wheels. It has storage for a torch and a spear on the side, and that's about it. I mean, like they said, the set had fifty pieces and probably fifteen or so of those parts went to the minifigures and the Horse, so you're left with a really dinky, small build, definitely not my favorite ten dollars set over all. Moving on and doubling in price, here we have the twenty dollar set with one hundred and ninety four pieces, known as the outpost attack. This set includes the figures of two Lion Knights, one with a pointy helmet, with a crossbow and a quiver, and the other one has kind of that circle bucket helmet that we see throughout a lot of Lego Castle. Now Look, I'm sure these helmets all have completely technical names, but I'm kind of looking at this in the standpoint of I am a kid. This is how I viewed these helmets when I was a kid. I don't know the technical names of these types of helmets, so I'm referring to them from now on as...

...the circle helmet and the pointy helmet, and you're going to hear that throughout the rest of today's episode of brick. All due to just bear with me through all of that. Additionally, you get a Dragon Knight here who has the exact same circle helmet, of course, but in gunmetal gray. Has the same spear, but also in a different color as well, so almost the inverse of that circle helmets figure with a spear for the Lion Knights. As for the build of this set, you could a catapult for the Dragon Nights, so similar to the one we got for the line nights in the smallest set from this line, just much bigger, has some extra detail, has some shields on the sides and Nice kind of dragon night color schemes going on, and can launch a cylinder piece, which is pretty cool. Simple, but a very effective build, especially for playability Sake, and again has some plastic wheels that struggle to roll around on different surfaces. The main build that set, though, is the outpost, which is a single castle tower. The bottom floor is actually a pretty decent size. I believe it's on an eight by eight green base plate. It has a small entrance but nothing really on the interior. There are a couple of axes out front, there is a small flag and there are some stickers as well for added details, some kind of overgrown moss on the walls, which I think adds a nice detail overall to this design. As for the top floor, it looks decent from the outside. There's nothing really on the inside and the main window wall piece at the front is loosely attached, so when you hit it with the catapult included with this set, it's supposed to knock it over. Honestly, this feature did not work very well because it wasn't loose enough to be knocked out by hitting with the catapult and it was also very difficult to aim your catapult piece to hit that wall. So not a great playability feature and unfortunately for Lego, it definitely sacrifice some greater detail of this set for play value, but the play value kind of fell flat in some regard. So overall it's not the greatest set. It looks pretty decent, but it's kind of a facade. It was not much substance going on here. Now there is a top tower that can stand some figures, which is nice, and there is a spot for the cross boat as well and an additional flag, so those things are good, but overall not the best set. Interestingly enough, this initial wave of Lego kingdoms didn't have any sets in the next couple price points of thirty or forty dollars. A lot of times those are some of the best Lego sets. I love those price points. They produced some really quality content, so I've found it kind of odd we didn't get any sets from those price points respectively. And the next set we're going to talk about here is actually a fifty dollar set with three hundred and sixty five pieces, one piece for every day of the year. The figures included here are two dragon nights, one with a better helmet but with no extended armor. The other one has that same pointy helmet and honestly, it's feels odd to me that there aren't really any like special figures included with this set. This set is kind of like the flagship set for the Dragon Nights. You think you get like an evil king or something, but you don't. You actually only just get to fairly generic dragon night figures, and it's odd to me because actually, if you count the Damsel and distress princess figure, you get more figure years for the opposing faction of this set, even though this is a set that's supposed to be for the Dragon Knights. It seems very uneven to me. I think like I'm kind of drop the ball a little bit there. And speaking of the opposing faction, of course it is the Lion Knights and you get to line nights here and one of them has all the armor. They didn't hold back anything with this figure. He has that chess plate, he has leg printing, he has a bigger shield, he has that sword. He's on a horse that has that Unicorn armor piece and different colors and the Dragon night version and the horse also has a really ornate printed kind...

...of dress piece for it as well. Great Looking, awesome night figure included here the other night is generic and has that pointy Hummet once again. Also included with this set is the princess figure, who is exclusive to this set, with this particular dress that has some nice printing and it uses the alder style, like I used a big slope piece for a Princess Dress and she has a fairly generic face and hair combination. That's nothing to write home about here. Now, moving onto the build of this set, there are no noticeable side builds for the line nights. It's just the prison tower, which is the closest thing we get from the kingdom's line to an evil fortress for the Dragon Nights. I wish they made a bigger one. That would have been very cool, but of course, like a kind of dropped the ball a little bit there. But this was not a set to laugh at. It's a pretty decent sized tower and hour is a very fitting description. It is not small at the bottom, is not huge, but definitely works its way up and is decently tall, which is nice to see. Now the front gate could open up and it actually introduced us to a brand new castle gate piece, the same one I talked about in the rancor pit set from return the Jedi, and it lifts up. It looks extremely cool and I think that's a really, really nice piece to have. And over off to the side of that there is kind of a small little outpost tower that has a catapult on the top and there's also a ladder and some stairs of that tower that kind of lead through to the back section of this tower. Now the middle section here doesn't really have a much going on because when you lift up the gate piece with a cool playbility function for that gate, the gate is essentially stored in this middle section. So from the front it looks like it would beats individual floor because it has like windows and all that fun stuff, but from the back there actually really is on any real interior there, which is a little bit underwhelming in my opinion. But there are some stairs on the back and I do love when Lego makes a place set what I call minifigure accessible. A lot of times they kind of make you use your imagination and just put the figures up there, but this it actually has staircases for the figures be able to reach any different section of this at beside maybe the final roof. So very, very cool there, and it leads all the way up, of course, to the prison. This is called the prison tower after all, and the prison has some typical bar pieces and there is a ladder covering it. From the back. The latter detail feels a little bit weak to me. I think they could have done something a little bit more unique and it looks kind of underwhelming in my opinion. But of course you can put your princess character inside there. And above that is kind of the continuation of the tower, with the roof of the tower that has some nice designs and a cauldron piece that has some flames inside that you can tip over and kind of drop these flames on the nights trying to save our princess. That is a pretty fun playability feature right there. So overall, again, the interior kind of like the last say we talked about, is lacking, but it has good play value and it looks pretty good from the outside. and kind of keep these thoughts in mind because they're going to apply to the majority of sets from the kingdom's line and our next set completely doubling in price, so no sets at or sixty, seventy, eighty ninety dollars. Our next set is just one hundred bucks with nine hundred and thirty three pieces, and that, of course, is the king's castle. The figures included with this set included, obviously the king himself, who has a chrome golden crown, which is a piece Lego had been using at this time for a very long time, amongst other Lego Castle sub themes. He also had some pearly gold armor and a Red Cape, and he also includes a horse that has a golden helmet and some very nice printing as well. So all this combined made for a very cool royal regal looking king figure that was really...

...desirable to get in this set. Additionally, you get four line knights here too, with the circle hummets and to with the pointy Hummets. I wish you got one. What they mean more armor, but it is nice to get four of them in this set. You also get three Dragon Knights in the set, one with the circle Hummet, one with the pointy Hummet and one in full armor, including the chess piece, with some printing, and he looked pretty epic here. So overall, a really solid selection of mini figures and little fun thing is the Lion Knights with their own castle set out numbered the Dragon Knights. I don't understand why again that freaking prison tower set didn't have the correct ton of figures for the decord Knights, but whatever. I digress about that. Moving on to the build of this set. It is a Lego castle and ever since kind of the two thousand and seven version they made with the other castle line, they've been doing castles very similar to this and honestly lots of play sets very similar to this one in particular. Basically it's an enclosed square with four walls and kind of an empty interior and it's all somewhat modular now. It does have a big drawbridge that comes down with some cool chain playability features. It also features that same gate piece and a different color that we saw in the last set. So that was all pretty cool. And the front kind of main wall has a very imposing look that I think looks really cool for this castle. I really really like that. Overall, the side walls on either side are pretty much the same thing, just the kind of mirror image of one another, and they do have some tep turrets at the front with some small catapults, which worked out pretty well, some walkways that lead to the back and the back has two different kind of Turret sections that are in two different styles. One is shorter than the other one and kind of has that more normal traditional kind of castle style look to it and it works out pretty well and it has a door that leads to kind of like a treasure room on the inside with a treasure chest, which is a fun little detail. The other one is much bigger, much taller, has a couple of different floors and has a way more kind of ornate looking roof design with a flag at the top, and it has the king's throne inside as well, and some other additional details. There is a small prison cell towards the back, which is pretty cool and has much better door than the prison cell in the actual prison tower set. There are some weapons wrecks, of course, and the whole thing is somewhat modular. You can take a part these sections and rearrange them if you want to make like one big wall or kind of mix up the kind of the design of this and you actually can add on the outpost set that we talked about earlier as well to expand this castle. So it's not super unique. They've made a number of these types of castles and it's not the last time they're going to do this particular type of Lego Castle. But overall I think it looked pretty pretty good. So that's it for the two thousand and ten initial wave. There actually were some additional sets, some random polybag some kind of battle packs. Those were blister packs that came up a bunch of figures, but we're not really going to dwell on those. But a couple of very small impulse sets also came out in the year two thousand and ten that I want to talk about. These were very perfect sets, or like stocking stuffers, for example. The first one is the court gesture. It was a four dollar set with twenty two pieces. Probably should have been more like three bucks, but whatever, it included the figure, completely exclusive figure to this set, of the jester, who uses that OGE Harley Quinn Harla Ken, that kind of looking headpiece that looks really, really good. And the build here was a very, very small stage. It kind of looks like something you might see like a renaissance fair, and the Jester is holding a couple of different stud pieces like he is juggling. Honestly, the build is pretty much a waste, but it was a great set to get a really cool looking...

...jester figure. And the other set is the wizard, who is the dragon wizard, who has a black beard and an all green outfit. But his outfit has no printing, I guess, because they had the beard covering up the Torso Lego. Is like, we don't need to print anything, but it looks super, super boring in my opinion. This set, also, I didn't mention this earlier, is a four dollar set with nineteen pieces, so and even worse price apart ray show, than the gesture set here. and honestly, the build is also even worse. Here it's a table with a small dragon piece and some cylinders and there also is a scroll that has some text about dragons. Now, I know I said this there are no fantastical elements in kingdoms, but this set kind of has fantastical elements. It's not really explicitly said if the small dragon piece in the set the same one they used for norbit from the Harry Potter sets. It's not really said that is it alive dragon or not, but this guy is a wizard, so I don't really know. It's kind of hard to say, but this is the closest thing that kingdoms gets to being kind of like fantasy castle. So those are these small impulse sets with some pretty interesting minifigures. We can now transition and talk about Lego Kingdoms from two thousand and eleven and things get very different this year for this theme, starting off with the ten dollar set with a hundred and four pieces, so more than double the piece count of our last ten dollar kingdom set. This is the blacksmith attack. This set include the figures here, of course, of a blacksmith who has a nice hood piece a cool apron sort of print as well, and you also get a dragon night in this set, who is the same one as the one that comes in the castle set with no chest piece. You also get a chicken here, a brand new mold at this time. That looked pretty fantastic. I love the chicken included with this set. As for the build of this set, you get a weapons racked. No Shock, here a blacksmith shop has a weapons racket. Actually included a new collection of weapon pieces that Lego hasn't used all too much. They're let these weird rubbery rubbery weapons pieces that look pretty interesting and very nice inclusion with this set. And of course, you get the main build, which is the blacksmith shop itself. This is a very small but effective build. It has a wheel on the water and when you rotate said will, it makes the hammer inside the shop go up and down and hit the anvil with the sword on it. A pretty cool play. They'll be function and, of course, no blacksmith shop will be complete without its own little furnace. This is a very simple but effective and good ten dollar set in a big improvement on the ten dollar set from the last wave. It's also kind of cool because this set was the last blacksmith shop we got before the new one that came out this past year from Lego idea. That was significantly bigger but over all a pretty cool blacksmith shop set. Moving on to the next set from this line and their twenty dollar set for Lego Kingdoms, we have the escape from Dragon Prison. This was a twenty dollar set with one hundred and eighty five pieces. It include the figures here of two line nights, one point, one circle helmet, and you get to a Ragon Nights, one circle helmet and one fully armored, but actually use a different helmet piece than the last fully armed one from two thousand and ten. It had kind of a classic one with a visor that could fold up, which was looking pretty good, and gun metal gray and Nice to get a horse for this guy as well, with his own ornate kind of dress armor. That looked pretty pretty cool. As for the builds of this set, you get the Lion Knight Bill which is a small Ballista. Sounds cool. I'm a big fan of Ballistas, but it was really small and the Arrow launching feature was just a flick fire missile. So not the...

...best ballist to build if you ask me. Moving on to the main builder to get the Dragon Prison here, which is basically like the front entrance of a castle. And I kid you not, this was for studs deep, one of the thinnest lego castle builds I can ever remember. One side has kind of a turret with the prison. A little bit better prison design than the last one we saw with the present tower set, but still not all that great. The other side has a jewel piece on the wall and you can rip off said Wall to steal that jewel, which is pretty interesting. The Middle Section has a nice opening gate, but the gay part here makes it be only two studs deep in the middle. Seriously, so skinny. Remember picking this sit up when I got it and being afraid is going to fall apart because it was so thin and felt very unstable because of it. Now the top here had a couple different places for figures to stand. One actually had a catapult and the other had a placement for a crossbow. And Look, this set looks okay at first glance on the box. You like that's pretty cool, especially for a twenty set with for minifigures, and then you get this set and you build it and you realize it's such an awful facade worse than any other facade from this slide. It feels so, so thin and hollow and overall was definitely a let down of a set in my opinion. I definitely remember renting with a set back when it came out ten years ago and I'm still a little bit messed up about this set. I don't like it one bit. Doubling in price so we actually do get a forty dollar set from this line. Here is the king's carriage ambush. That said, like I said, was forty bucks with two hundred and eighty six pieces. Not a great price of part ratio, but I think it's actually not the worst deal you're ever going to hear about. The figures included here are the king, same figure as the big castle set, just the specialized gold armor, which makes sense. You don't want to kind of have that really desirable king figure become a very common figure amongst this line. You also get a lion night here with the Circle Helmut, and you get a drew couple of Dragon Knights here, one with the plenty Hummat and one with the circle held I. As for the builds of this set, you actually get some interesting kind of scenery terrain builds here with two different trees that have booby traps on their own. One has a spider web and a hidden flick fire missile with a firepiece on it, so kind of like a fire Arrow. That was interesting enough. The other one is a very normal looking tree that has a secret hammer behind it and when you push down on a technic piece it makes the hammer fall very, very odd weird. It kind of hidden booby traps among these trees. Honestly, I feel like Lego probably could have left those out and maybe given the nights the Dragon Knights, that is like a catapult or horse and this set would have been a better value. But I digress about that. I do like them trying to try something out a little bit different here. Not moving onto the main build of this set, it is that carriage we mentioned, and this is a much better carriage than the one we talked about those with ten dollars from the last way. It's a pretty decent size. It is drawn by two horses, which is probably one of the reasons for this said, not being a great value. It has four wheels over all and the two at the back are very big. It features some treasure for the dray knights trying to steal at the inside has kind of like an ornate cloth looking design, even though it is brick built, and of course you can fit your king figure on the inside. and honestly, I never got this set but I always really wanted it for some reason. I have no real explanation for it. It's not like an amazing set or anything, but I kind of regret not getting this set and I've considered purchasing it on Ebay because I really do like this set. In particular, and continuing with that trend about sets that I really wanted to get but...

...never got and like them quite a bit, is the final set from this two thousand and eleven wave, and that is the mill village raid. This set had six hundred and sixty three pieces and it retailed for seventy dollars in the America. The figures included here very odd. No Lion NTS, no lion nights whatsoever, are included in this set, the only set from the entire kingdom's collection to not include Lion Nights, not counting the really, really small impulse sets, polybags or kind of those blister pack sets I mentioned earlier. Now you do get three Dragon Knights here to pointy Hummet, one circle Hummet, so nothing super unique, but they are included in this set. And then the other figures. There there are three figures including with this set. Here are the farm family. You get a mom, a dad and a kid and they're all farmers, very very cute, exclusive figures to this set. And this is a farm, which means there's a plethora of animals. You get three of that brand new chicken piece, to goats, which are not very common, great looking pieces, one pig with some black spots, really cooloking pig piece. You also get one horse in gray with dark spots printed on him, a great looking horse piece. Awesome animals included with this set. That is very cool to see. As for the builds of this set, you get a very small horse drawn carriage. Really nothing to talk about here, like there's nothing really even inside the horse drawn carriage, maybe besides some hey, nothing to talk about here. But you do get a windmill, windmill fone land. I love when Mills, I love that Song, and it's a very cool windmill design that can spin at the base and it also can spin the main kind of windmill on the side, as well, and there is a small interior. Most of it is made up of the gear mechanism to make the whole thing spin and there is a crank at the back to do so, but you can't put a me figure inside there as well. So they didn't completely waste the interior of the windmill. But the main build of this set is the barn, a very nicely size barn that has big doors at the front, some nice slanted Tan roofs to give it that kind of iconic barn look and it's completely enclosed, which is very unique for this set. So not a facade, but the whole thing can swing open entirely to reveal the interior and there is space for all the animals on the inside. They had kind of stable doors towards the back and there's a ladder that goes through the upstairs section where there is some ty upstairs and there's kind of like a crank pulley system to how the hay go up from the ground upstairs and a bucket with a string piece. Very very fun, playability wise and overall this set is so unique and weird. Lego doesn't really do this sort of thing very often, especially in a castle wave and I'm not really sure why they decide to do this, but I'm happy they did. It's a very, very fun and unique set and that is the biggest set we got in two thousand and eleven from Lego Kingdoms. Now Kingdoms did technically last one more year into two thousand and twelve, but there's only one set. It was actually direct a consumers set, only available at Lego stores, I believe, called the kingdom's jous. This set was one hundred and twenty bucks, meaning at the biggest set by price point in this way and by far the biggest set by peace count. It has like over six hundred more pieces in the next biggest set, one thousand five hundred and seventy five parts included with this set. In particular, the figures included here are the king same as the one that came with the carriage set, and now you kind of get it. His actually exclusive queen in this set, which is very cool. You got to pointy helmeted nights for the lion faction. You get a night without armor who's referred to as the prince, with kind of a cocky facial expression and some long hair. You get a princess and...

...a different dress than before this one. I like the white and red one. This one was kind of more a mix of grains. I think actually looks better than the last version. You also get a peasant boy was short legs and a hood, a completely exclusive figure to this set. And you get the two people joustick. Now it is the lion night's jousting, but they are not not jousting against the Dragon Knights. I guess there's not much of a civil relationship between there. They would never joust each other. They're actually jousting somebody from Black Falcons, which is kind of like a deep take reference to old Lego castle stuff. So very, very interesting to have that character included here and a fun reference. The Lion Knight has that barred how it we've mentioned from other sets and the Dragon Knight, just getting the Black Falcon Knight included here has the same howlet that the Dragon Knights use, but it's actually in all black and looks very, very cool. And they're accompanying horses have matching kind of dress ornate pieces. But interestingly enough, the horses don't have helmets in this set. Not really sure why that is, but will forgive it because the rest of this set is honestly pretty fantastic. All the builds here. You get one of course, all the material for jousting, so the post in between them there is a stand for the king and Queen to watch on and each contest it gets their own kind of specifically colored tent that has some storage for their weapons inside, which is pretty cool. And overall, the jousting stuff here is not connected to the main build and actually makes up very little of the main build of this set. And the main build is actually just part of the castle itself and it is modular to an extent and you could technically connect it to the other castle set, but it might look a little bit out of place because this was a director consumer set, so it had a heightened amount of detail compared to the other sets from this line. Now there are a couple of small side sections. One was kind of like a house looking section and Brown with some blue walls. That looked very cool. I really like the look of that one. The other one is a platform that has shields for our jousting nights. Not really sure why that was there. I guess that there's more like additional stands with nobody was really on that in this set. So kind of a random little thing there. But the main section here, the Middle Section, is a big overhang entrance with a couple of different turrets with tons of detail, fancy roofs, really good design techniques. It overall had great shaping and if you've flipped it around, there was some interior. Now it's not great, but I think it's a little bit better than the other set. There are some small rooms with simple details like book shows, tables, chairs, all that fun stuff, including a stand for a special book. So it does kind of keep in line. Even though this set has more detail than all the other sets, it does kind of still feel like a facade, but there's a little bit more of an attempt to make the interior of this build in particular slightly more interesting than the last one, and this set was voted by you guys on my instagram as the best, like a kingdom set. I actually got this set back in two thousand and twelve as a birthday present. It's a great set. It looked really cool and it actually was on display for a long time. I believe I still had this set completely built, which is surprising for me because the Rastle sets I have looking they're definitely not built, but overall this was a very good set and I have to agree with this being the best Lego kingdom set and kind of concluding everything here, that's all she wrote for Lego Kingdoms. And oddly enough I would say kingdoms started off fairly generic for Lego Castle, but then you're two got way more unique with the blacksmith and the farm set and then we got a really coolder to consumer set and then they canceled it. So it's like they peaked with Kingdoms and then completely forgot about it. Actually rebooted it a year later with a new castle theme in two thousand and thirteen. So kind of a weird unceremonious into overall an interesting sub theme. And Look, I finally talked about...

Lego Castle. It for some reason took fifty nine episodes, but I talked about Lego castle here on Brick Ology and I will do more Lego castle throughout the history of the show. Look forward to more lego castle episodes and the future of brick ology and thank you so much for listening today. I just noticed I said throughout the history of this show, but I have never talked about like a castle on this show. Future Mar Leo Castle episodes will come in the future of brick oology and, like I said, thank you so much for joining me today and listening to this episode of brick oology. Have a fantastic rest of your day. God bless peace out, but by.

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