Real castles in the European middle ages were not the palatial luxury hotels of fairy tales. They were indeed made for people of the nobility to live in, but the main feature was the defenses built into the structure, and how well a castle could withstand a siege or attack. Moats, arrow slits, and parapets were all effective defensive features of castles until gunpowder came into common use. Since then, the functionality of castles had fallen into disuse, but the style of architecture remains appealing to gothic revivalists. Although castles are no longer used in the same way, children still sing about castles through songs and nursery rhymes, an example of these lyrics can be found in the rhyme I'm The King Of the Castle.
Castle toys are miniature versions of these structures, and can be found in a wide range of materials, it can come in all sorts of sizes, with different levels of detail and complexity. They can appeal to both the sentimental fairy tale aspect, and the strategic warfare aspect of castles. Primed with stories of knights, dragons, and princesses, a castle toy draws from a deep well of association in the owner’s mind. Like the Victorian dollhouses, the castle evokes the charm of returning to a bygone era. It is sure to strike a spark in any fortunate owner’s imagination.
Anthor form of castle is the beach Sand Castle which can keep children occupied for hours. In the lyrics Sand Castle it talks about a boy who build a grand sand castle and sat upon the throne before it was washed away by the waves.
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