I purchased this set at the Lego store off Michigan Ave in downtown Chicago, it was also my first visit to a Lego store so I was really excited to get it. This was the last of the 2007 sets from the fantasy lineup for me to purchase, and I was really glad I picked it up before they discontinued it.
Overall, my favorite part was the figs. I really liked the evil wizard and princess, and having another fully armored knight in my lineup was another plus. I also liked all the great accessories that came with this, including the blue lightning bolts, the spider web and the spider itself.
The design of the tower was pretty neat, I liked how the jaw opened and closed, although the way it split open to allow access was a little goofy. I liked the design of the crank for lowering and raising the drawbridge, and thought it was much more clever than the lift in the Kings Castle Siege. I know the technic bricks in castle sets are viewed as unpopular, but I thought it was nice to give kids ideas of how you can not just build something cool, but use pieces that make it DO something as well. The skeleton cage was well designed and was much better than just having a standard prison cell with bars. The design of the skull was also pretty neat, and it integrated nicely into the tower. I was worried it was going to look like a skull slapped on the front (which when you build it, it kind of is), but it really filled it out and made the perfect base for the wizard.