When I was 19, I found a vintage LEGO castle set at a thrift store, still in the box. That find set off the adult years of LEGO hobby, taking me “out of the dark ages,” which is how adult fans of LEGO describe the years between childhood and picking up the hobby again as an adult.
For years, I bought LEGO at yard sales and retail stores, and my favorite theme of the pre-Star Wars era was always Castle. When I had to pare down my collection, I would sell everything but the castle sets and pieces. Much of it is still packed away.
In recent years, LEGO has began putting out amazing sets across a range of themes. So, I still buy sets such as Medieval Market Village, Joust, and other Castle themes sets (now called Kingdoms), but I have broadened my interests as well: Star Wars, Harry Potter, Modulars, Alien Conquest, City and more.
But… I just couldn’t pass up this lot of older Castle sets from eBay several months back:
These are opened sets from the late 1980s and early 1990s. I have no use for MISB sets – besides there expense… I like being able to build these. (of course though, I haven’t had time to even pry these sets open yet!)
One day perhaps I will create a nice display of all my castle sets. Much of what I have in storage needs to be collected back into sets. In the meantime, I am happy to stare at these boxes!