I was tempted, but when I realized what I was tempted by, it was pretty much just bits and pieces of the whole thing. Building it would be amazing fun, don't get me wrong. But I don't build in black...primarily because it is such a pain to photograph...and because it isn't really my color. And that is a lot of money for something to buy that doesn't fit with my collection. So for me, I'm heading to bricklink to buy the parts of it that I want.
I don't think it is too expensive at all. For what it is, it is really amazing and the price is not as bad as the Taj Mahal was or any of the huge SW ships. I would have bought it if I wasn't looking at buying new tires.
And in comparison, I think it is a far better set in design and build than the Cinema Palace...which I adore the modular buildings. And I would buy it over the Joust any day of the week and twice on Sunday...now if only there was a lot of tan in it.
But then, wouldn't my ants look amazing attacking it? Mmmm ant attack!