I can remember the day I bought this set. It was one of those big Lego trips my brother and I took to a big toy store near us. It was nice living in a place where you could walk everywhere and not have to rely on the 'rents giving you a ride.
I purchased the Armor shop along with the Siege Cart and a castle mini figs set this day. This was alot for an 8 year old at the time.
My brother most likely bought a plethora of Town sets.
This was my favorite thing to do as a child....head to TRU or another toy store and buy a couple of sets (preferably a real large one, a medium size, and a few small) and enjoy building them for a few hours. There is no relaxation methods that can compete with building Lego all day long.
The Armor Shop was a hit. I actually liked the red roof pieces because IT WAS different from the BLack Falcones Fortress and Tavern.
And I agree with my comrades....those damn helmets kept falling all over the place. LOL...I remember buying this set and wondering why a female would be selling armor/weapons. Silly me....my brother had to tell me about medieval styles - and that it was a guy.