An interesting rumor popped up on Eurobricks. According to BrickJagger, he was told by a store manager that a fantasy inspired LEGO Castle theme would make a return in late 2015 or early 2016. We’ll have to wait for more information but it’s fun to speculate in the meantime.
Even without a rumor, there are some factors that could make a 2016 LEGO Castle theme possible. If you look back as past LEGO Castle releases, you’ll notice that a new Castle theme comes out about once every 3 years. With the last version out in 2013, we should be due a new version around 2016.
LEGO Knight’s Kingdom I – Released in 2000
LEGO Knight’s Kingdom II – Released in 2004
LEGO Castle Fantasy Era – Released in 2007
LEGO Kingdoms – Released in 2010
LEGO Castle – Released in 2013
Another thing to consider is that there will be no future LEGO The Lord of the Ring or LEGO The Hobbit sets. The current sets will likely go out of print by the end of 2015. This means LEGO has free rein to make a fantasy theme set again in 2016.
Lastly, LEGO Elves is coming out this year. This new girl focused theme will have a lot of elf head molds. If there’s one thing LEGO likes, it’s reusing their molds in new colors. A new LEGO Castle theme would be a good opportunity for this.
As this rumor is early, please take it with a grain of salt. The possibility is there with several factors in its favor. Are you excited for a return to the LEGO Castle theme?
LEGO Castle Dwarves’ Mine (7036) released in 2007