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Trio building sets include several interesting and fun sets that I file under the Medieval theme. There are a handful that are quite popular and another handful that are rather hard to find.
Below, you'll get a closer look at those popular sets and will at least get to see what pieces are included in the rest of the Medieval Trio sets.
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Make the King's Gatehouse the Entry Point to Your Medieval World
The King's Gatehouse gives you a "wooden" gate that opens downward as if there were a moat outside. Two knights guard the entrance with their swords and shields.
They also have several other weapons at their disposal.
There is a cannon that actually shoots a mace quite a distance. You get a catapult for flinging a boulder far and wide. And you can dump a flaming, possibly molten...something from the top of the wall onto any enemies that make it past your other defenses.
A complete King's Gatehouse set (P6839) includes the pieces in the list below.
Strange Things Can Happen in the Trio Wizard's Castle
You never know what you might find in a dark wizard's castle, especially one where a dragon is prowling about.
Inside there are false floors you might fall through and moving walls that will lead you to...who knows where.
The orange crystalline formations atop the castle walls could be fire or magical stone or...who knows what.
The ball of flame could kill you if it falls on you or it might just turn you into a...I don't want to know.
Here is the complete list of pieces in the Wizard's Castle set (P6840).
Take Refuge behind the Walls of the King's Castle
The Trio King's Castle set (P6841) is a monstrous affair, and it's really cool too.
Here is where you can really do battle, since you get forces of both good and evil - white and black.
The bad guys bring a dragon-headed catapult to the party. The good guys have a mace-throwing cannon and a deadly crossbow. This, of course, is in addition to the swords and shields on both sides.
The gate has a nifty mechanism inside. You can twist the "gear" one way to let the gate down on its ropes or the other way to bring it back up again.
The king himself comes riding out on his valiant steed to lead his knights into the fray.
Check the list below to see all you get in a compete set of 214 building pieces.
The Trio Siege Tower: When You Really Want to Be Nasty
The tall, nasty-looking drink of water above is the Trio Siege Tower set (P9046). It's dark, just like the Wizard's Castle. Does this mean the Wizard is the dude who sends it out on its missions? Maaaybe.
The dragon-headed gadget in the middle is a battering ram that swings back and forth. You only get one dark knight to push the tower on its wheels, so maybe you should get some more to help him.
It only takes 46 pieces to build this imposing figure. They're in the list below.
Swing That Hammerpult Like You Mean It
As far as I can tell, the Hammerpult is a fictitious creation made for the Trio universe. It's a catapult, of sorts, that has a hammer-like pounder on one end.
I'm not sure how the knights make it work.
No matter. It's still pretty cool.
Check out the list of pieces you get in a complete Hammerpult set (P9047).
Man the Trio Watch Tower with Your Best Knights
The picture of the Trio Watch Tower set (R2500) above isn't the greatest, but it's all I've got for now. In that configuration, it doesn't really look like a tower, and it doesn't show how you can turn your crossbow into a mobile attack device.
If you did put the crossbow on wheels, it would presumably belong to the dark knight and would give him a little something to attack the tower with.
You can't see it here, but this set comes with a break-away wall to show where the enemy launched a successful assault.
Below is the list of 64 pieces you get in the Watch Tower set (R2500).
Wizard's Castle Revisited by a Winged Lion!
Trio decided to bring back the Wizard's Castle (R2773) with the addition of a winged lion and a knight as bonuses.
This set is fairly difficult to find, as of this writing. In fact, I can't even show you a decent picture of it, or even just the lion.
The lion and the knight are really the only differences between this set and the original Wizard's Castle shown above.
Ride Your Favorite Dragon into Battle in the Arena
The Trio Dragon Battle Arena set (R2774) isn't that hard to find. I finally got a few sets myself and took some pictures (like the one above) for you.
You get a Harry Potter-esque setup that includes a good dragon and an evil dragon. The neat part is that you can have knights sit on the back of each one to guide them into battle.
I think the dragons in this set are of better quality materials than those in earlier sets. You can move their wings independently and easily.
There is one small mistake in the instruction booklet. You have to rotate the picture panel 90 degrees from what is shown in the manual so it attaches to the top and bottom sticks, rather than to the left and right sticks because they are too far apart.
This is a rather large set of 91 building pieces that are in the list below.
Two Small Sets to Add Small Pieces to Your Arsenal
Trio Medieval sets T0794 and T0795 each have just 8 pieces. One has the good guy, and the other has the bad guys. T0794 is simply called King's Knights; T0795 is the Wizard's Knights.
In each, you get a knight, a horse, a shield, and a banner on a pole in the appropriate colors.
The good knights also have a lance and a sword. The evil knights have a flail and a battle axe.
Set Sail on the King's Warship
Maybe you never thought of doing battle on the high seas, but with the Trio King's Warship set (T3211) you can.
This is another large set (100 pieces) that includes another working cannon and a realistic looking ship with blue and white striped cloth sails.
See the checklist of pieces included in the Warship set below.