This set, despite the price, is a bit of a godsend to me. Due to reading the Order of the Stick and listening to Nightwish, I'm writing up a Lego roleplaying game. In the fantasy version (the one I'm working on now), Humans, Dwarves, Undead, Goblins, and Trolls are all playable, and I need more wizard hats. The presence of gold, weapons, sheilds, horses, and towers only sweetens the deal.
That said, because of this set and all the other Lego (and dice) I want to get, I have to cancel my plans to get a Wii and instead plan to get a job. My mom's gonna pitch in some money too, so that'll help.
And on a vaguely related note, this new game does not mean I'm abandoning Cannon and Cutlass. I'll get pop in and get around to that sooner or later.