Jojo wrote:While "Crusaders" isn't the official name for the Lion knights, either.
I dunno-- while I agree that there isn't an "official" name, "Crusaders" is the only name I've ever seen used to describe them collectively by the Lego company in English (used at the end of the faction's lifespan). Hence, I think it's as close as we'll get to an official name. I expect that "Lion Knights" is definitely
unofficial since it's never even used once in any Lego documentation of which I'm aware. Has it ever actually appeared somewhere?
Out of curiosity, what official names have been given to this faction? I see:
- "Crusaders" (US 1992 catalogs)
- "Leeuwenhart Ridders" ("Lionheart Knights", Netherlands 1992 catalog)
- "Ritter" ("Knight", German 1991 catalog)
- "De kasteel beowners" ("The Castle Dwellers", Netherlands 1991, 1990 catalogs)
- "Gens de Chateau" ("The People of the Castle/Manor", Netherlands 1990 catalog)
There's also a somewhat ambiguous mention of "Guardians of the Gray Castles" in a 1989 US catalog. Its use seems to imply that it's referring to the Black Faclons (which is seemingly another fan-invented faction name, except arguably for ONE mention of the "Black Falcon coat of arms" in a description of Black Falcon's Fortress in the 1990 S@H catalog). However, it's possible that the description "Guardians of the Gray Castles" is in reference to the Crusaders as well, or to BOTH the Crusaders and Black Falcons, since it's not clear to whom the name refers.