In my humble opinion, the best castle ever devised by TLC. I only just recently aquired this set, and was only a 1/4 way through the constuction when I knew it would be my favorite. I prefer the black walled castle to any of the grey, mostly because of the sinister look it achieves, and I've always felt that the Black Knights were more intimidating then the rest of the kingdoms, so the black fit them well. I have seen these on Ebay for as low as $50.00 before, though I paid quite a bit more for mine. The minifigs are quite nice, and 6086, another fine fortress, retained nearly identicle men, but with the added benifit of the euro armor over the printed torsos. I do like the flat base design, though I never really disliked the raised base of 6086. The gate house on this set is my favorite part. I constantly find myself using this setup on MOCs, it's nearly perfect.
10/10, the best castle from the begining till now.
Why do you need all those minifigs? You'll poke your eye out!