LEGO Icons 10305 Lion Knights' Castle 90th Anniversary Set Officially Revealed | August 2022


The highly anticipated and one of the biggest sets of the year, 10305 Lion Knights' Castle has finally been officially revealed. The original 90th Anniversary set has been rumoured for a long time as the winner of the 90th Anniversary vote but will now be releasing alongside the Classic Space remake of 10497 Galaxy Explorer. The set will be available from 1st August 2022 along with the Galaxy Explorer remake but this set is much much bigger.


A total of 20 Minifigures are included in the $349.99 set with many of them already shown in the 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine promotional video. These include a maid, a young ranger, a boy and a farmer wearing a blue forestman hat and blue ox cart. There's also a total of nine lion knights included with red torsos and blue arms along with a blue lion crest on the torso, as well as blue legs and red robe printing.


Furthermore, there are two forestmen with green hats, green legs and green torsos along with some red printing. Two of the Falcon Knights introduced last year are also included in their usual blue and grey colour scheme. There is also a baker, a skeleton in the dungeons, a magician and a Queen. However, no king will is included with her which is why the set is called Lion Knights' Castle rather than Lion King's Castle.


All of these 20 Minifigures include a wide range of accessories like swords, axes, maces, lances, bows and shields. Various helmets and armour can be swapped between different Minifigures and a fanfare, a lute, a drum and several flags are also buildable within the set. There is also a range of animals including a horse with a range of new armour, a white lamb and a cow.


But now it's time to look at the build which will be the largest LEGO Castle of all time consisting of 4514 pieces and measuring around half a metre wide. The castle can be used from both the front and back being extremely playable from every angle. At the Center of the great castle is the large Gatehouse which is heavily inspired by previous LEGO Castle sets.



A small ascent takes the Minifigures from the outside to a brown drawbridge which can be raised using the rotary wheel on the castle wall. There is also a portcullis as further protection for the castle residents. In the room under the castle gate is a dungeon with two cells to store the enemies. However, in the left cell, which is behind a large tree, it's possible to take out the outer wall and escape the cell.


Above the castle gate, on the other hand, the knights can choose a variety of weapons and armour in the armoury. The rest of the rooms are taken up with a castle kitchen, a millstone connected to the water wheel, a treasury, a dining room and the queen's chambers. However, no throne room is included indicating that it is a castle mainly for knights.


Set Information

Set Name - Lion Knights' Castle

Set Number - 10305

Ages - 18+

Piece Count - 4514

Price - $399.99

Release Date - 8th August 2022