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6086 Black Knight's Castle is a LEGO Castle set released in 1992. It contains 569 pieces. It includes a castle of the Black Knights, four horses and twelve minifigures, including four knights on horseback, four archers, two guards, a ghost and an imprisoned Wolfpack bandit.
It is also known as 6086 Dungeon Master's Castle in the United States and Canada . In 1994, LEGO changed the name of this castle set to "Black Knight's Castle" in these markets, possibly due to the fact that TSR (now owned by Wizards of the Coast) owned the trademark on "Dungeon Master" for their Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game.
The castle was built upon a raised ramp baseplate. Most components of the castle were built on the top of the baseplate, except the gatehouse and some walls at the side of the ramp. The tall gatehouse stood at the start of the ramp and included a working drawbridge and a portcullis.
To the right of the gatehouse ran a wall along the top level of the baseplate and ended in a two-story tower which sat on the next corner. From there, another wall ran along the neighboring ridge of the hill and ended in a small timber-framed residential building whose ground floor was built on the top level of the hill but featured support structures that extended all the way down at the outside of the hill. This building contained a table on the ground floor and a storage space for a treasure chest below the slanted roof. It also had a small bascule bridge at the rear end. The rear side of the whole castle didn't feature an actual wall and was protected by crenelations that ran on the top level of the baseplate to another tower, similar to the one at the opposing corner. This tower housed a glow-in-the dark ghost figure that resided in a hidden chamber at the top floor behind a brick built door. The wall that connected this tower with the gatehouse was the only one that was built on the actual ground level of the baseplate and consisted of arcs instead of wall-panels.
The pit on the top of the baseplate served as prison or storage. The rear part of it was closed by a latticed hatch, while the front was covered by plates with a round water well in the center, which had an actual hole that led into the pit.
The figures could be given a wide range of armor (including helmets with swiveling face-plates and shields of varying shapes and sizes) and weapons such as bows, crossbows, spears, lances and swords. Two of the knights were wearing the old grill helmets while the others already had new helmets with movable visors.
- This was the second and last major castle of the Black Knights. The first Black Knights castle was the 6085 Black Monarch's Castle from 1988.
- This was the first castle that used a one-piece lattice Part 6046 for the portcullis instead of a brickbuilt one.
- Notably, the set was the only one that included the large dragon flag and the white dragon plumes.
- This set has an area which has an outward appearance of an inn.
- The minifigures were quite varied, with many different torsos and armour in different colors.
- Castles that use the same baseplate
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