Consequently, you cannot really categorise the different coat of arms concerning today’s nations.
DerBum wrote: There are, however, current nations that have a royal family, or historically had a royal family who's coat of arms have become the national coat of arms. Scotland and England are two such countries that did existed as a form of nation in midieval times and still presently exist (although under the United Kingdom). Liechtenstein is another (albeit obscure) nation that traces its current coat of arms to its original ruling family in the 11th to 13th centuries.
DerBum wrote: I do think though that, in the realm of imagination, it is fair for people to associate different Lego factions with particular nations, or at least geographical areas.
Baden-Württemberg: 3 Lions (coat of arms also flanked by 1 Stag and 1 Gryphon)
Bavaria: 1 Lion + 3 different Lions + blue Panther (coat of arms also flanked by two even different Lions)
Brandenburg: 1 Eagle
Hesse: 1 Lion
Lower Saxony: 1 Horse, the "Saxon steed" (OK, that's odd. But the former ruler of this territory, Duke Henry the Lion, had ..well.. the Lion.)
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: 2 Bulls, 1 Eagle, 1 Gryphon.
North Rhine-Westphalia: 1 Horse (actualy the same as Lower Saxony)
Rhineland-Palatinate: 1 Lion
Saarland: 2 different Lions and 3 Eagles
Saxony: (No animal at all.)
Saxony-Anhalt: 1 Eagle and 1 Bear.
Schleswig-Holstein: 2 Lions
Thuringia: 1 Lion (same as Hesse).
Berlin: 1 Bear
Hamburg (a castle with three towers) flanked by two Lions
Bremen (a key) flanked by two Lions
gormadoc1 wrote:I think the Royal Knights would be english, a big clue from Lego is that King Richard the Lionheart was in some sets and he was an English Monarch.
I think the Crownies would be French-their design and colour scheme is similar to that of the French in the Middle-ages.
I think the Forestmen would be english pillagers because of their Robin Hood design.
The Dragon Masters remind me of te Welsh during the time of King Edward I (of England) becaue they seemed to live in hills and they had a lot of mythical-magical elements.
I think the crusaders were not part of a nationality but of a mix, bassically crusaders from the 11th & 12th century.
Thats all I can think of for now.
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