Huge LEGO Castle set rumoured for 90th anniversary

The LEGO Group’s 90th anniversary set is rumoured to be 10305 Lion King’s Castle, an enormous tribute to the classic 1984 set 6080 King’s Castle.

Early last year, the LEGO Group launched a poll to select a classic theme as the basis for a 90th anniversary set, to be released sometime in 2022. The initial vote saw BIONICLE, Pirates and Classic Space take the top three spots, but following backlash over splitting its subthemes into separate categories, the company also included Castle in the secondary poll to find an overall winner.

The champion of that second vote has yet to be officially revealed, although the original wording of the poll suggested it wouldn’t have an impact on which of the four themes the LEGO Group selected anyway. Regardless, Promobricks now claims that the company has chosen to honour Castle in its 90th anniversary set, which will reportedly be named 10305 Lion King’s Castle.

LEGO Castle 6080 Kings Castle 1

Between the number of medieval projects that regularly reach 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas and how quickly Daniel Van Zonneveld’s Castle in the Forest project sold out in last year’s BrickLink Designer Program, it’s no secret that there’s a real appetite out there for a LEGO Castle set targeted towards adult fans. And it sounds like that’s exactly what’s on the table here, as Promobricks reports the new set will weigh in at an eye-watering €349.99.

That may place it beyond the budget of many fans, but it should also allow the LEGO design team to deliver a set with a piece count worthy of a castle targeted at adults. No other details are available at the moment besides a rumoured release date of August 2022, which would be timed perfectly for the LEGO Group’s anniversary on August 10.

This is all still a rumour at this stage, however, so take it with a pinch of salt until confirmed otherwise by the LEGO Group. For a more immediate LEGO Castle fix, 21325 Medieval Blacksmith and 31120 Medieval Castle are available to order now.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

9 thoughts on “Huge LEGO Castle set rumoured for 90th anniversary

  • 17/03/2022 at 14:25
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    Also want Islanders set. I love King Kakuka and his people.

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  • 10/03/2022 at 20:01
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    Definitely my all-time favorite set among the hundreds that I’ve received and purchased over the years. The grandkids still play with it at the beach house and we still have the original box.

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  • 10/03/2022 at 16:30
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    Happy to say that I still have this one.

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  • 10/03/2022 at 07:35
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    This brings back childhood memories. Received the King’s Castle as a Christmas present and spent the entire day building and playing with the set.

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    • 10/03/2022 at 12:44
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      I still have many parts of that castle scattered around the kids’ rooms. The large “pre-fab” wall pieces made it a rather easy to build construction. However, you couldn’t build much else with it.

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  • 10/03/2022 at 03:01
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    I bought this for my son as a Christmas present he is 42 now . You’ve brought back happy memories, thankyou

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    • 10/03/2022 at 20:59
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      I got it when I was about 7 I think. I hit 40 this year and dangi might have to get it

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    • 11/03/2022 at 15:10
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      Had this set back in the day. Would love to have it again, but not at the price they are selling. Come on Lego … It’s a basic set, why not price as such.

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