Wow! Looking at the thumbnails:
For a moment I thought you guys recreated the entire scene from the Idea book and even added the yellow sky and orange mountain background! Actually, now that you've built most of the individual models in that scene, you probably could!
*sigh* I loved those idea books, and I still do. Looking at those pics brings back a sense of nostalgia. The scenes that the designers came up with - THAT is what I loved about castle. You don't need huge castles (although those are nice too), it's the scene, with all the minifig activity - THAT is what got me hooked. Another fave of mine is (click for larger version):
I'm not so sure about the KK2 stuff now...