Brad Justus, former head of LEGO Direct wrote:LEGO Legends are reissues of landmark LEGO sets -- perhaps the first set in a particular playtheme, or a set widely acknowledged as a superlative building experience, or perhaps simply a much beloved set...
LEGO Legends will not be issued frequently -- likely only a few times each year. But you can be certain that the sets which will appear in this series will be the very best that LEGO has produced.
Some day LEGO will have to make another Castle Legend. I am curious to see what set is the best of the best in your minds. I have put together a list of landmark sets from 1984-1990. Please take into consideration that smaller sets have not been made into legends get, so only mid to large size ones are on this list. Plus, quite a few deserving sets were left off so as to not have a huge list (LEGO Castle was just that good in the 80's ) Finally, a determining factor in your vote is that the sets would be made with bley, not old grey.
Choose your favorite and tell us why. You may also rank the sets in order of favorite to least favorite.
6080 King's Castle - Good: The first truly widespread large LEGOLAND castle in grey. This set is the ultimate grey parts pack for castle. It includes many nice features such as brick built stairs and portcullis, small jail, hinge opening modular design, archer towers, and a main gate tower. The set contains four knights, four archers, two axemen, two spearmen. Bad: It would be in bley. However this would allow us to stock up on usefull pieces easily.
6041 Armor Shop - Good: Considered to be the Holy Grail of castle wall shops. It contains two pieces, the black sword and lion flag, that only came in this set. Other features include a weapons rack, armorer, and a knight. Bad: One disadvantage is that LEGO has not made a set this small into a Legend yet. Would the price point be reasonable? ($20 or less for 109 pieces).
6062 Battering Ram - Good: This modular wall section has a great design featuring a small octagonal archer tower, double hinged design, and a small side door entrance. The ram is fun to play with and knock open the door or rush across the top of the wall. It contains the harder to find printed wall sections. You can let the falcons or the lions own the wall section to expand whichever castle you have. Three minifigures of each faction are included. Bad: Bley, and the ram breaks very easily when playing with it.
6066 Camouflaged Outpost - Good: Outpost set the tone for all future Forestmen sets. This secret forest hideout contains and opening roof, hinged design, and a rotating hidden vertical door. It also has a horde of armed forestmen. You get two red, two blue, "green peasant", the rare black forestman, a horse, treasure, and other accessories. Errol Flynn would be proud. Bad: Bley, and no Maid Marian figure.
1584/6060 Knight's Challenge - Good: Considered by many to be the best joust set LEGO ever made. The set has a colorful design with a pavilion, beer stand, and weapons rack. Two knights on horses (with bardings) joust to win the tournament. A lady, the two squires, two guards, and beer selling peasant watch on. This set has a huge amount of figures considering its size and price range. Another advantage is the limited use of grey which would mostly negate bley problems. Bad: Never released widely in Europe. It is hard to build other stuff since the brick to minifig ratio (17:1) is too low... wait what am I saying
6071 Forestman's Crossing - Good: The set contains a tree tower connected to a rock tower with a bridge. A unique stream baseplate and the rare forestwoman figure were only included in this set. Four other forestmen, treasure, a brown ladder, and a horse round out the set. Kevin Costner would be proud (but is that a good thing?) Bad: Again this set was never released widely outside of North America. The design is not as inspired as other forestmen sets like 6066 and 6054.