Hello dear visitor,
if you would like my
idea as an official LEGO set please click the blue support button at the top and
feel free to share the link on social media. If this submission gets 10,000
supporters it could become a real LEGO set and sold in stores.
The idea of this
project started the day when my 5 year old daughter June asked me to help her
to build a LEGO castle. When digging in her parts box full of beautiful colored
LEGO parts from her first LEGO Friends sets, I had the idea to rebuild the
legendary LEGO 375 Yellow Castle with newer parts and newer colors.
The Yellow Castle was
my first LEGO set with 'real' minifigures as we know them today and was one of my favourites LEGO sets in my childhood. The number of minifigures (and arms)
included in this set was amazing and the huge number of yellow parts were later
on used to build many other creations like houses, forts, airplanes and
The first step of work for this idea project was to rebuild the original castle (BTW, the small number of building steps in
the original build instructions is amazing), then I changed the color scheme
and the basement of my idea was done.
Step by step details
where added, parts replaced, structures changed and so on.
The final result is a
completely new castle, however with still the characteristics of his famous predecessor (this was important for me): two small towers, a larger tower, a drawbridge in
front, a back gate and the typical unfold mechanism.
The final castle is now a model of +- 2500 parts including
- a tavern
- a dungeon
- a pigsty
- a forge
- an armory
- an archery stand
- a pantry
- a water well
- a royal bedroom (with
a royal bed) in the large tower
The castle itself is
built with standard LEGO parts in existent colors.
A small carriage, some
boxes, barrels, minifigure accessories, food elements but also some animals (a
horse, a pig, 3 chicken and a cat) are also part of the inner life of the castle.
creation contains also some minifigures:
- 10 knights
Blue is one of my favorite
color, that's why I decided to use soldiers from the King Lion series for this
project. Unfortunately these minifigures and their arms and accessories
are not sold any more by LEGO.
As the project idea is not
only a tribute to the LEGO yellow castle and its Designer Daniel August Krentz (R.I.P 2016 †) but also to my daughter June, I chose as the project name Princess June's Castle.
I hope you like my very
first medieval construction, as until now I only collected and built from the LEGO
Star Wars Theme. ;-)
- Additional Photos can
be found on my Flickr account.
- A forum thread discussion
about the evolution and history of my project can be found on the website of my local Lego community AFOL.lu.
Thank you very much in
advance for your support and feedback.
With kindly regards,