*6087 Fan-boy Geek mode on*
not least a grey octagonal column
I would rather eat $55 than shell out for this set.
It was actually only $44, according to Peeron and Lugnet. Well worth the price, IMO.
Well, to begin my (opinionated?) review of this [awesome] set:
First things first: set design. I actually like it... to an extent. Well, if you're looking at this as a fortress built entirely by the Fright Knights, of course you won't like it. I think it seems more like the ruins of a castle built into part of a mountain. Perhaps the Fright Knights defeated the original owners, moved in, and made it into a sort of hideout. It's obvious that 6097 is their real main structure... thing. Oh, but yes, the color scheme is a bit screwy. And another thing, if you put this on the corner of a table/desk, you can have the empty walls be on cliffs, if you use your imagination.
Parts: Not much to say here, it depends what you like. I like BURPS and arches, so I like the pieces.
Minifigs: I really like all of the FK figs, especially Willa. Actually, I'm glad this set lacked the Bat Lord as he did
get annoying. Sure, the abundance of Willa is annoying too, but nothing is more annoying, IMO, than Majisto's appearance in almost every DM set.
Set design (if you look at it the right way)
Minifigs (if you like 'em)
Don't think I mentioned this, but Gothic Atmosphere.
Set design (if you look at it the wrong way)
Improper execution of Willa's "Flying Machine", which would have otherwise been AWESOME.
My score: 9.99/10, naturally.
NOTE: I might be biased, as this set was my first Lego Castle, and the Fright Knights introduced me to Lego altogether.