A step back in time: The history of LEGO® Castle and our new LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set
If you’re a fan of LEGO Castle, then you’re probably just as excited as us about the new and insanely cool LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set.
This set was originally designed by superfan Clemens Fiedler, whose passion for medieval architecture shone through in his intricate design, gaining enough votes to be adapted into a real-life set.
Our awesome LEGO designers took on the challenge and saw an opportunity to add a few special nods to past Castle sets with the hope of reconnecting you to your childhood. The result is a charming and rather nostalgic blacksmith’s workshop and home set over three wonderfully thought-out floors.
Marking ten whole years since the last blacksmith set came out, we’re celebrating its release by looking back through LEGO Castle’s history to see how our humble blacksmith and his brick-built world has evolved over time. It’s time to taketh interest...
When we think of the Middle Ages, we automatically think of battles between good and evil, ravaging kings and relentless sword fights. The first medieval Blacksmith Shop (1984) may have been small, but it marks the first time in LEGO Castle history that designers shifted their focus from castles and brave knights to tell the stories of the civilians at the heart of medieval society.
Other sets in the eighties followed suit, like ‘The Guarded Inn’ where locals could stop for a drink, as well as a well-stocked armor shop.