Is it just me or does there seem to be a dwindling popularity of the Lego castle theme? I mean, in 2014 there were only two castle sets produced and they were just battle packs for last year's theme. As an avid Lego castle fan, I am disappointed by this lack of theme development. Maybe I am a bit "behind the times" in choosing to build castles but they have always fascinated me because of their playability and variety.
As a kid, I loved the blue wizard and his apothecary, and I was always jealous of my cousins who had lots of forestmen, crusaders, glow in the dark ghosts, and wolf pack marauders. Back then, I didn't have any money to purchase from the wide selection of castle themes that, in my opinion, were some of the best Lego ever made. Now that I am older and have more money to allocate to Legos, Lego has such a small selection of sets that I end up buying multiple copies of the same set. Beyond the limited quantity, there are usually only two
factions battling for dominance unlike other themes such as the Mixels or Legend of Chima.
Even on Lego Ideas, there are only a few non-branded Castle ideas, (my King's Castle Keep being one of the few)
. Even the very impressive ideas presented by AlexP
are not progressing rapidly enough to reach 10,000 before the year mark. To me this signals that in the creation of new ideas, the general Lego crowd has little time for castles.
So I have to ask the rest of Brickset. How dead is the Lego castle theme? Is it time to choose a different theme on which to focus my build?