Mr. D wrote:Hey, does anybody know how the Crussaders got their lion insignia instead of a cross? Sorry if this is a poor or boring subject, but I've been wondering for a long time.
And does anybody know if I used the right "their"?
Jedipawn wrote:I think that Legofreak got it right on the head. They have made a point to stay away from any religious undertones at all. And a cross would be more of a "in you face" statement. Even if it was not ment to be. Also, Lions are "noble, strong, brave, king of the land" and all that stuff. You know, symbollistic and all.
architect wrote:The lion knights were called "crusaders" later. Originally there were sets like "King's Castle". So these are the kings men, later called crusaders.
May I ask: Who actually invented the name "Crusaders" for the knights from 6080? I've got several US catalogues but none of them sports the name "Crusaders" for those Lion Knights. The only set I can think of that has "Crusader" in its name is 1877 Crusader's Cart, and that's not even a "Crusaders" set but a Forestmen set.*
This said I'd suggest not to bound slavishly to any set names but rather call them by their numbers. While the numbers are the same allover the world the names differ not only in different languages but even also in different countries with the same language. Please have a look at the 1988's UK catalogue
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