Black Falcon’s back – a classic Castle updated

Amongst all the LEGO Castle sets, 6074-1 Black Falcon’s Fortress is a firm fan favourite. Originally released in 1986, it saw a re-release in 2002. If you missed out on those versions, why not take inspiration from Mark of Falworth and build your own take on this classic fortification? Of course, Mark’s castle is significantly larger and more complex than the official set, featuring lots of sideways-building techniques to create arrow slits and wall texturing.

Black Falcon's Fortress.


The castle opens up at the rear to allow access to the interior. It’s nice to see round LEGO towers featuring inner rooms, often their insides are packed with structural elements to create their rounded exteriors.

Black Falcon's Fortress.

There’s a nice little stable nestled against the wall, and I love the splash of yellow in the Tudor-style woodwork of the central building…

Black Falcon's Fortress.

Overall, this is a cracking version of a much-loved set. Here’s Mark’s picture of his version alongside the original. It gives a proper sense of the scale of his update…

Black Falcon's Fortress.

2 comments on “Black Falcon’s back – a classic Castle updated

  1. Ben Von

    Sweet baby cuppin’ cakes, that is BRILLIANT! The original is one of my fondest memories and I just passed it down to my son for his third birthday. I am going to find this guy’s construction notes and make a new one for daddy! Yippee!!!

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