Whoa! Ok this is a great thread that I don’t believe I’ve ever seen before. Kudos to Nev for bringing it back to the top.
What got me into Castley stuff? It was legos. When I first started liking legos, castle was not my favorite theme. It still isn’t actually. See, I’m a Time Cruisers guy. NO, don’t run away! I’m not crazy I tell ya. And I’m kidding either, but this thread isn’t here for me to explain why I like Time Cruisers so I’m not going to talk about that.
Castle— What really got me into castle was a website I found while looking for lego stuff on the web. This was before Classic Castle was invented and the big castley type site back then was Castle World. Man, I loved that site. I think it’s gone now or something, but I’m pretty sure you could say that this site sprang from its ashes.
Anyway, on the site they had a page called Ballads. Therein lay the links to all the great lego castle stories of the time. Andrestavia, Valkaria, Ikros, and many others. It was similar to the Ultimate Stories List thread in the Stories board. It was the stories that reeled me in. I thought then and I still do, that no other theme has a setting more natural or fertile for the sowing of good stories. Space doesn’t have it. Town doesn’t have it. Wild West and Pirates are very close, but Castle still edges them out. The other thing that lured me in was something that became a bit of an obsession for me and I can blame it on Castle World as well.
You see, they also had a page on that site about creatures. Or maybe that was just on the Isle of Mist page. No I think it was on the main page. Anyway, also at time I discovered the castle sites, there were some real cool things happening. The Gathering. The Isle of Mist. And with all the stories, the creatures, plus the events synching the deal, I was hooked.
Nowadays I’ve broadened my themes to include other settings I like. Pirates, Dickens era England, ancient celts and other stuff.
So for me, Lego Castle came first. Then came everything else castle related in my life.
LEGOFREAK wrote:so anyway, what I think for myself is that the idea of the chivalrous knight has always fascinated, and inspired me.
You know I think every man in the world wants to be like that in his heart. Maybe he doesn’t know it, but I think it’s there in most of us. The urge to protect the weak and innocent, to lead, to defend the women and children, to know without a doubt that we are doing right by God and man. It seems unattainable today, but I think it’s possible when a man has the right guide and his strength is well placed.
Still, it’s a lot easier to read about it or build about it then to live it, which may be why most of us idealists and romantics find ourselves writing ballads instead of living them.
Let us stop for a moment and ponder the signiture...
Ok, enough of that!