Just a quick reminder to those who are planning to combine the skeleton ship with the troll ship: please note that the hull pieces are a different colour! Black for the skellies, dark brown for the trolls... and reddish brown for the vikings' 2007 ship, BTW.
I was recently browsing the Pirates subforum at Eurobricks, and there is a thread about future pirate sets suggestions, and the idea of a ghost ship came up multiple times. I couldn't help thinking of this ship... it's pretty much a ghost pirate ship already. Shucks, the skeletons are even after the treasure (according to the box art anyway). I don't think there is much that is uniquely castle about it, so one could easily transplant it for use as a pirate ship if so desired. Just give the skeletons more modern weapons and they'd be good to go. I guess the only thing that might be off is the hull shape, which doesn't really match the typical pirate ship. Older ship building style perhaps (historically speaking)?
Anyway, I like the idea that Lego made a pirate set for the castle theme. It makes me wonder if there are any other sets that sort of cross or combine themes like this.
Regret. Regret, regret, regret....just one more reminder that if you're interested in a set, buy sooner than later! GONE are the days where you can actually strike a deal online after a series peters out. I like the look of this set quite a bit, but obviously, I do not own it. Initially felt like it was too much of a retread idea of similar set from the KKII/Jelly Bean era. But alas, that's not so bad...
I also missed out on this one, due to the fact that I was getting married and the majority of my budget at the time was going towards wedding stuff. It was also the only regular set from the fantasy line that I didn't get and I was sad that it was only on the shelves for a relatively short time. While the boat is a little goofy looking, I loved the dock/port design, especially since it looks like there was a little room for the soldiers to hang out and there was some depth to the set. Perhaps someday I'll pick it up, but I just can't justify spending +$200 for something like this when there are so many other great sets out and coming out.