A square medieval castle with four watch towers and a gatehouse. The gatehouse has two door - each door can be individually bolted closed from the rear using two bolt locks. The top of the gatehouse is armed with a mini catapult mounted on a turntable. The catapult can swivel to the correct direction and fire a 1x1 Lego plate about 18 inches. The gate house has two torches in front of it and holds two extra spears. The allure - the walkway behind the castle wall - goes completely around the castle wall except for the gatehouse.
On either side of the castle there two watch towers. The top of each watch tower is accessible by a ladder from the allure level. On the ground floor of each tower is a dungeon with a window and a door. On the top of each watch tower is a flag and a torch. The entire castle fits in a 48 stud by 48 stud base plate but does not need a base plate. The castle can be dissembled into four parts to be moved but it does not follow the new modular castle Lego standards.
Given that Castle accessories seems to be the pathway to having a good time with a castle set...I have built a large wheeled catapult for this Castle.
Castle Library comes with a mascot - a yellow winged dragon which has its own webpage at:
Other Lego castle play options are
(1) a drawbridge
(2) a portcullis
(3) a battering ram
(4) a siege tower.
(5) a ballista ( Technic competition cannon)
(6) a sorcerer/magician minifigure
a photo from the rear.
This castle is being donated to the Olney Public Library's children's weekly Lego freestyle build program (Olney, MD). The castle build donation is as part of my efforts to *restock* *rebalance* *restore* my local public library's Lego collection for next week. My public library's children's weekly Lego freestyle build program occurs every Friday from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm . This donation demonstrates that the parts in the Olney Public Library Lego collection can not only build a castle but has mini figures that supports the Castle theme as well.
The Castle Library's defenders. Returning to *repair* the Library's Lego collection - some of the Library's castle minifigure have gone Missing In Action (MIA) others were dismembers or broken. I am donating two horses to replace the ones that are missing so the collection can have mounted knights again. I've restored the castle mini figures as best as I could but the king and queen are gone. The following photos are of the castle theme mini figure that I was able to restore. The cloaked mini figure in the far left is the Castle's Librarian - she normally checks out the books and hands out library cards. The Castle Librarian also has a magic wane that can make late fees disappear. The mini figure second to the left wearing the eye glasses is Castle Library's Manager whose main talent are balancing electronic spreadsheets and buying things online -- but he can hold a sword when it looks cool to do so. The mounted Knights of Friends of the Library have come to backup the defenders of Castle Library - but these new knights have arrived only with their tournament jousting spears!
The Castle Library raiders are patrons looking for books to *borrow.* The skeleton is waiting for a library book he has on hold.
The castle has been donated to my public library's Lego collection so I won't be publishing any more photos of it. If I do another castle - I will make sure to provide more photos and more accessories. The kids seem to like the dragon, the minifigs, the catapults and the tower....It was the Memorial day weekend so not many kids showed up this time.
Quoting Jeremy McCreary
Fun design and generous donation, Walter! Would liked to have seen a close-up of the working catapult.