Hi guys! One more note on this project, in case someone is interested.
This Christmas my son finally received the castle and we had a blast building it! In the end it wasn't too hard, nor was it too old - in fact, the different build and the different style of the old knights were quite appreciated by both my son and myself. For me, it also felt good to finally get to build the castle like a set, not like an on-going collection project. Good times!
It was great to see my son immediately combine the "old castle" into his play with newer LEGO elements, such as attacking the castle with Chigorzan and LEGO Star Wars AT-TE (another great, great build by the way). Here were the Lion Knight's of yore (successfully) fighting enemies from - literally - and time and a galaxy far, far away...
More of my thoughts in the comments here: http://questforbricks.wordpress.com/201 ... omment-901