Not something I can see myself buying — but this is a very cool and rather unexpected set. I suspect it will do rather well. I hope it does, actually... as I would love to see a Death Star Cross section done this way. Or better yet, the Lars Homestead or Mos Eisley Cantina.... I like the multi-floor design. The height is really pretty damn cool.
Wow, this is a cool build.
The lava fall is the first step and it's very evocative, and though the build starts out slowly and seems to be quite small, it gets big rapidly. The ten bags fly by as the fortress soars.
It took me 2.5-ish hours to put together.
So I bought Vader's Castle at the reduced $90 but Amazon shipped it without an outer box to protect it. The Lego box is crushed and torn with shipping labels stuck on all sides. Doesn't look like this is going to be a Christmas gift. Amazon sucks and I just want my money back. Too bad, for $40 less, it was a good price.
That was an issue in many of the early reviews. When buying it on the same sale price I made sure to check the box during checkout to have it packed in an Amazon shipping box.