The source for all your LEGO Castle needs!

Idea Book 260: Part I

Discussion of official LEGO Castle Theme sets and products

Idea Book 260: Part I

Postby architect » Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:15 pm

Our article, which will be in two installments, focuses on the castle creations of 260 Idea Book which was released in 1990. Many of the 23 creations will be discussed. Each one has been built and photographed to the best of our ability. We recommend using pieces from sets available in 1987-1990 but pieces can also be found in sets from other years. ... ok260.html

Discuss the article and what you think of these creations.

User avatar
Baron von Ellermann
Baron von Ellermann
Posts: 5034
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2003 5:10 pm
Location: Saint Louis, MO USA

Postby Luís » Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:21 pm

Great book. I like the castle the best.
Shelved bricks(???)
You know you're a good person when you see megablocks and have to do things you would rather not.
User avatar
Posts: 579
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2004 9:51 am
Location: I don't even know anymore

Postby Formendacil » Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:38 pm

Excellent job guys!

I love all these creations. Thanks for presenting them in a better format. It's way better to see them by themselves, unencumbered by background images and such.
User avatar
Knight Templar
Knight Templar
Posts: 4199
Joined: Wed May 05, 2004 7:22 pm
Location: Ashland, MA

Postby Sir Vincent » Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:13 pm

I don't really like any of those creations...except for maybe the *Forestmens Tree*...and the farmhouse was nice as well...I mean it's so small but look at how cool it is...
Sir Vincent
Posts: 501
Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:56 pm

Postby timber_wolf899 » Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:20 pm

had this book when i was a kid. love almost all the modles, esp the buildings.

its a pitty we dont have building instructions for em eh.
User avatar
Posts: 1293
Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:07 pm

Postby lil Jon » Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:20 pm

I used to have this book. It was radicle, i miss it... i dunno where it went :(

I was always inspired by it
It's a Christmas Miracle!
User avatar
lil Jon
Posts: 1248
Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:38 am
Location: Top Bunk

Postby kajo163 » Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:57 pm

My copy of the book is falling a part, but luckely, the castle pages are alright!

I love that castle, one of the greatest I've ever seen. Wish I had the parts to build it all.

I'm back, and so is Castle!
User avatar
Posts: 444
Joined: Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:59 pm
Location: The Kingdom of Sweden

Postby TheBohrok » Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:59 pm

I have that Idea Book and always loved the castle creations
in them, especially the one with the drawbridge. I never knew how to build it though. Will there be instuctions for these put up?
All hail!
User avatar
Posts: 268
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2004 3:14 am
Location: Caifornia, USA

Postby TheOrk » Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:47 pm

I used to have this book. I built a castle similar to the one in the book but I didnt have all the parts and the colours. :cry:
Avatar by Graynar
User avatar
Posts: 1755
Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:39 am
Location: Canada

Postby Jim » Tue Sep 21, 2004 1:59 am

I also like the castle and the cart, and are the instructions available anywhere? You can never have too many ideas and inspirations.
User avatar
Posts: 166
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:29 am
Location: Houston

Postby Dragon Master » Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:48 am

Way to go guys. You did a wonderful job especially considering that the pics are small and in the background. I love Tudor in and the Farmer's house.


LEGOs are super fun. hahahahahah!
"I have looked for you. Now you have come to me. And I thank you." -Pope John Paul II
User avatar
Dragon Master
Posts: 1346
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2003 8:30 pm
Location: USA

Postby architect » Tue Sep 21, 2004 1:04 pm

Some instructions are available in the actual idea book. At this time we are not planning to make instructions for these mocs. However, by looking at the photos and using parts from the sets we suggest, you should be able to make them. Perhaps in the future when we do not have as many other projects, we may make instructions.

Ben E.
CC Sets Admin
User avatar
Baron von Ellermann
Baron von Ellermann
Posts: 5034
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2003 5:10 pm
Location: Saint Louis, MO USA

Postby wlister » Tue Sep 21, 2004 1:52 pm

Glad to see the Idea book Parade continues. I always liked this idea book and the farm house was one of the first creations I made without the aid of instructions. Keep up the good work. :D

After a long absence, I have returned. I can't wait to start building again.
User avatar
Posts: 1562
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:40 pm
Location: There be no castles here.

Postby forester3291 » Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:01 pm

Cool. I have always liked idea books. Great Job! I really like that farmers house and the castle.
Space rocks.
User avatar
Posts: 1397
Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:18 pm

Postby RuthleSs__PaLadin » Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:47 pm

Awesome ideas. Im going to try that castle...I knew the falcons were allied with the black knights.

User avatar
Posts: 158
Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:30 am
Location: Las Vegas


Return to LEGO Castle Sets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest