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Playmobil Castle - Falcon and Lion Knights

Updated on April 17, 2013

New Playmobil Castle and Knights for 2011

The Lion Knights' Empire Castle and Falcon Knights Castle are the new Playmobil Castle Sets for 2011. Each castle is brilliantly designed with lots of secrets (we'll tell you about some of those) and accessories. Both the Lion and Falcon Knights ranges include lots of extras include ballistas and cannons, a battering ram for the Falcons (the attackers) and a Treasure Transport for the Lions (defenders.)

Playmobil have put all their experience into this new range for 2011. The sets are all really well designed as you expect and full of accessories that will keep kids happy for ages. You'll get the most from this range if you buy some of the Falcon and some of the Lion Knights range so you can stage battles. You might choose a Lion Knights Castle and then some of the smaller Falcon Knights sets or vice versa.

Try here if you wanted the Playmobil Dragon Knights instead.

Lions vs Falcons

The story

The Lions and Falcons are the latest in the Playmobil Knights series, they are new for 2011. We always like to learn about the story that Playmobil build behind their toys.

In this case the brave Lion warriors protect the King and Queen and their treasure against attack. If the King and Queen want to travel, they will need the Lion Knights to protect them and their treasure. Meanwhile, the Fierce Falcon knights are always looking for an opportunity to seize the treasure! They will attack the castle (is that a weak spot in the Lion Castle wall?) or lie in wait for the royal treasure transport. Yes, the Falcons are robbers and thieves!

Which Side are You On?

Which team do you Support?

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Super Sets

You can get a Super Set featuring either side which includes the castle and accessories. These sets are huge! A great option if you want a really impressive gift, or want to do all your shopping for a child who loves knights and castles in one go!

We look at each of the included items in more detail later in this page.

Playmobil 4866 4868 4869 4872 4873 Robber-Knight Castle Super Set@ Amazon


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Includes:

4866 Castle

4868 Multiple Ballista

4869 Battering Ram

4872 Cannon Guard

4873 Troop

Playmobil 4865 4867 4870 4871 4874 Knights Empire Fort Super Set@Amazon


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Includes:

4865 Empire Castle

4867 Ballista

4870 Cannon Guard

4871 Troop

4874 Treasure Transport

The Lions

The yellow and black knights.

Lion Knights Castle by Playmobil

Lion Knights Castle by Playmobil
Lion Knights Castle by Playmobil

Lion Knights' Castle by Playmobil

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The Playmobil Lion Knights' Empire Castle is the centerpiece of the 2011 Playmobil Knight range. This is a really big feature packed castle. Playmobil have taken everything they have learned from previous Playmobil castles and made this one even better.

This castle has a portcullis that can be raised and lowered, a rock trap for enemies who try and enter, foldaway stair and a treasure hoist (quick the Falcon Knights are coming!) and a weak wall that can be broken through (don't tell the Falcon Knights.) The castle has lots of doors and walkways and a tower and turret. Loads of places to put the Lion Knights so they can defend the castle.

It also comes with lots of figures. You get the King and Queen, four Lion Knights, two horses and a skeleton. There are also loads of accessories including ladders, weapons, treasure chest, flags and shields and lots more.

More Lion Sets

You can also buy smaller sets of knights to build up an army and building out the world.

PLAYMOBIL Lion Knight's Ballista
PLAYMOBIL Lion Knight's Ballista

The Lion Knights will need this Ballista to protect the King and Queen and their treasure. Playmobil are brilliant as designing Ballistas that really fire weapons a long way - several meters in our experience. They are also easy for little hands to set and trigger (very important if you don't want to be called over to assist every few seconds!) The mechanisms are really well designed and stand up to lots of play.

The Lion Knights Ballista comes with missiles, two Lion Knights and their accessories.

 
PLAYMOBIL Lion Knight's Treasure Transport
PLAYMOBIL Lion Knight's Treasure Transport

The Lion Knights will need this Ballista to protect the King and Queen and their treasure. Playmobil are brilliant as designing Ballistas that really fire weapons a long way - several meters in our experience. They are also easy for little hands to set and trigger (very important if you don't want to be called over to assist every few seconds!) The mechanisms are really well designed and stand up to lots of play.

The Lion Knights Ballista comes with missiles, two Lion Knights and their accessories.

 
Playmobil 3 Yellow Lion Knights 7535
Playmobil 3 Yellow Lion Knights 7535

3 Lion Knight to help the cause. They come with shields and weapons.

 
PLAYMOBIL Lion Knight's Troop
PLAYMOBIL Lion Knight's Troop

Quick get reinforcements! It's the Lion Knights Troop. Four brave Lion Knights with lots of amor, a horse, flags and a small cannon. Just what you need to go into battle against the Falcon Knights.

 
Lion Knight Cannon Guard
Lion Knight Cannon Guard

The Lion Knight Cannon Guard is a good small set that works well as a stocking stuffer gift. It includes a Playmobil Lion Knight (we like his beard) with accessories and of course the cannon which really shoots missiles at those pesky Falcon Knights.

 

Lion Sets on eBay - Can you find a bargain?

This range has now been out for a few years so it's usually possible to pick up a used set that a child has grown out of. We have bought quite a few sets this way and the quality of Playmobil means that they are typically still in good condition. Always check carefully what's included though and there are loads of smaller bits and bobs in these sets.

Falcons

The red and green knights.

Falcon Knights' Castle

Falcon Knights' Castle by Playmobil
Falcon Knights' Castle by Playmobil

Falcon Knights' Castle by Playmobil

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The Playmobil Falcon Knights' Castle is smaller than the Lion Knights Castle, but it's still very impressive and packed with features. There's a working draw bridge, foldaway stairs, a break through wall and our favorite, a trap door! There's a tower and ramparts for the Falcon Knights to stand on - this castle comes with four Falcon Knight figures and their armor, weapons and other accessories. You also get a small cannon, ladders, lots of flags, an anvil and blacksmith tools, a horse and flags and pennants. The Falcon Knights castle is very well equipped!

More Playmobil Falcon Knights

PLAYMOBIL Falcon Knight's Multiple Ballista
PLAYMOBIL Falcon Knight's Multiple Ballista

The Playmobil Falcon Knights' Ballista shoots missiles a long way! We love the well-design Playmobil ballistas. They don't need batteries, they are durable and they really fire missiles a long way. This ballista comes with three Falcon knights and horse and weapons and missiles. Great for attacking the Lion Knights castle.

 
PLAYMOBIL Falcon Knight's Troop
PLAYMOBIL Falcon Knight's Troop

If you need some extra manpower and um horsepower, then the Playmobil Falcon Knights Troop will help with two extra Falcon Knights and a horse. And of course, lots of shields, swords and other accessories.

 
Playmobil 3 Falcon Knights 7537
Playmobil 3 Falcon Knights 7537

Extra men are always useful!

 
Playmobil 4933 - Armored Falcon Knight with Cannon by PLAYMOBIL®
Playmobil 4933 - Armored Falcon Knight with Cannon by PLAYMOBIL®

The Playmobil Armored Falcon Knight with Cannon is a great stocking stuffer or Easter gift for kids collecting the Playmobil Falcon Knights range. A small but effective cannon and a Cannon Guard to fire it.

 
PLAYMOBIL Falcon Knight's Battering Ram
PLAYMOBIL Falcon Knight's Battering Ram

The Playmobil Falcon Knights' Battering Ram is great fun. Get right up close to the Lion Knights' Castle and stay protected. Can you find the weak spot in the castle wall? The Battering Ram comes with three Falcon Knights, armor, a horse, weapons and flags.

 

Playmobil Falcon Knights on eBay

You can also build up your collection of Falcon knights on eBay.

You might also like the Dragon Knights Range

See: Playmobil Dragon Knights. There's a great story behind how the green dragon knights and red dragon knights became enemies. This range also includes dragons!

We hope you enjoyed

Playmobil Castle - Lion and Falcon Knights

I'm sure my boys didn't see that I was writing about Playmobil Knights and Castles, but as I write this they are playing with their set. There's a battle raging in the living room (and I'm free to get on with things!)

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      Mihee 2 years ago

      Thanks! I must confess my wife sohocled me in the art of making strong papier me2che9 she works in set/prop design so has made lots of such things on tight budgets.Next post soon!

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      Lala 2 years ago

      Awesome job! I did a paper me2che9 head for Halloween this year and it wasn't even 10% in your castle. I found it very difuicflt to get even surfaces as well as the strength that was required to maintain structural integrity something your castle really needs. Looking fwd to your next post about how you built it.

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      Dina 2 years ago

      Awesome job! I did a paper me2che9 head for Halloween this year and it wasn't even 10% in your castle. I found it very diicufflt to get even surfaces as well as the strength that was required to maintain structural integrity something your castle really needs. Looking fwd to your next post about how you built it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      these were always the items I wanted as a boy, now that I'm older, I tend to want to get them for my three boys.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Playmobils are classic toys. I love the knights, they are cool

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Playmobils are classic toys. I love the knights, they are cool