Well this is one large castle set that I actually have. I was quite thrilled to get it, mainly because my horrible luck had prevented my from getting a castle before. So this was my first castle, my first HQ. I guess that makes me kinda biased, but I don't think so.
For pieces, this set is terrific. Most Kk1ers are great. And there is quite a nice selection of grey, plus a few odds and ends pieces. Then there is the baseplate. If you are into raised baseplates, this is a great one. Many of my castles have been built around this. Its great for finding inovated ways to build castles.
Design: Well I'll admit that it could be tweeked a bit..........Alright, the design sucks. To prevent it from being taken over by bad guys, I would always have to place it against a cliff, and hope that the bad guys were stupid enough not use the various holes situated around the building.
From the eyes of child (a 6-12 year old one) this would be a neat set. You have your bad guys with their evil cannon attacking brave King Leo in his castle. As far as kids go, I don't think the design is too bad.
I build, therefore I am.
Brave words coming from a guy called grapenuts.