I just wanted to raise the question of what you think are the best official sets to play with. I'm not asking about building here (there's another recent thread
on that topic), nor am I asking about the best set for parts or figs. Instead I'm asking about once you've finished the official model and closed the instruction book, which set prompts you to sit down and play with the set as officially designed (as opposed to simply displaying it, modifying it, or just tearing it apart to use the parts for your own MOCs). I've got a few suggestions:10193 Medieval Market Village
Okay, no big surprise here. I just loved how this one had such a great mix of different things - the two buildings that could be configured as opened or closed, the tree, the food stand, the cart, the cows, a mix of both soldiers and civilians. You could imagine and play out all sorts of scenarios with these.6088 Robbers Retreat
I really liked the whole Ninja line, probably helped by the fact that this is right when I returned from my dark age. I never got the big set, but I had three of the small-to-medium fortresses - this one, the Ninja Fire Fortress, and the Samurai Stronghold. All three had little traps and other fun play features. The new climbing ropes were a lot of fun. I went with this one because I liked the inclusion of the little glider, you could either think of all of the figs as allies, or see this as the two black ninjas attacking the other two, so there were lots of play possibilities. Oh, there's this swinging axe trap that can be triggered on the unwary invader who comes in the door that works pretty well. BTW, this was not a great set to actually build, as it was over-reliant on large panels and burps. 6038 Wolfpack Renegades
I just loved this little set. Of course the Wolfpack are awesome, but the cart is well built, has those turning front wheels, and that impractical but great hidden compartment.
How about you?