Introducing knights and factions
Expanding the gallery of characters
During the 1980s the Castle theme isn’t just about castles and knights. Also, civilian LEGO minifigures such as a peasant or a blacksmith are featured introducing a medieval hat that is still one of the defining characteristics of the theme. Civilians are also represented at the Armor Shop, set no. 6041, and the Guarded Inn, set no. 6067, from 1986. A new faction is added in 1987 with LEGO Forestmen. The Forestmen are outlaws who dwell in hideouts build into hollow trees and rocks. The Forestmen are a merry band of skilled archers who enjoy good food and good times. Their opponents, the LEGO Wolfpacks, are introduced in 1992 as robbers and bad guys.
In 1992 the LEGO minifigures in the Castle theme are diversified by printed faces adding more personality to the characters than the simple smiling faces.