Together with the Black Falcon's Fortress I consider this one of the best Classic Castle sets Lego ever made. It is complete, looks great, has good parts, is fun to built and you can make all known Castle's bigger with it. The only problem is to find it these days for a reasonable price.
Great fun to play with. A simple wall with a tower, a great siege tower with ram and for each faction 3 well armed knights gives great playability. Added to other sets the wall gives also great fun, I added it to the Knight's Castle and it became great. This set gives great possibilities, just try it.
The set offers all very usefull Castle parts give which gives the opportunity to make this set in more ways than one. Hinges are allways welcome as are the small green baseplates and the black door. The set gives 6 great minifigures, 3 Black Falcons and 3 Crusaders all very well armed with extra weapons present behind the wall.
Compared to the price when it was for sale in the shops the price has risen enormous. Probably because it is hard to find, according to Bricklink the average used price is some €75,00 - €80,00 which is even more than you pay for the Black Falcon's Fortress. I consider it a lot (too much??) of money for 236 parts set. I got it after a lot of patience for a steal, I paid €25,00 in great condition with box !!
Value for Money: 3/5
Alternate models: 5/5
Play Experience: 5/5
I can built a Castle, now I want to MOC a Castle.