There are two minds about this set. On the one hand it has two Knights, one in plate and the other in light armor, two factions and a horse with a decent selection of parts. On the other hand the plate night is BRIGHT red, the Zwords are awful and the selection of parts is awkward for working into MOC designs (mostly it's those wheel-things). If you came along to LEGO Castle out of the classics, or even had a decent Knights Kingdom 1.0 (King Leo) collection then you probably are going to feel like nothing useful came from this set except the evil knight's helm. If you haven't got much in the way of Castle then this might have been a very nice addition. Personally, having built a KK1 army I was sort of aghast at the thought of those wheels *again* as they were in nearly all KK1sets, and the Zwords horrified me after handling one. Other than that I'm not too unhappy, after all you have to realize at some point that LEGO is not marketing directly to *us* (which I never understood
So while there are a few parts I don't particularly care for in the set, there is quite a bit of value in this little box and the artwork design sells it very well. Being sold side by side with the Viking sets made my head spin when these were released; Castle fun-explosion!
I'm going to give it a modern rating of 7/10 with the only true negatives being the Zword, my own complaint of the wheels and such bright red-ness in the armor. Other than that, pretty darned near hard to dislike.
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