AWww maaaan, this thread just resparked a major part of my childhood! When I was a kid I used to love the medieval series, had a whole bunch of castles and armies posing on top of all my wardrobes!
This was my first set. it was awesome, the gate had a big prison inside it, and the black dragon head on the side could shoot rocks (those smallest 1-bit lego pieces)!
This one was a whole fortress, had a well for fresh water and even a small dungeon in its base. And those horse knights, with the ornated horse armors (I didn't have to pay extra for) ooh man, they were creme de la crop of all knights!
My third set, came with some awesome Skeleton / Ghost warriors and hidden alcoves to put your treasure chests in. The chests were open-able and came filled with those tiny 1-bit round pieces in different half-translucent colors - GEMS!
I loved the "special" stuff too like the Merlin wizard (which had a glow-in-the-dark wand) and the green dragon:
Sometimes I'd lay all of them on the ground, assemble their armies, and basically play a complete medieval kingdom skirmish my carpet, with specific rules and statistics for units I came up with! It was like my own cheap version of Warhammer. And How could you NOT do that, look how customizable your "armies" are:
Mmmmm this is making me miss my castles so much. by the way, anyone ever got the Pirate series too?
I had this exact boat back in the day, it was awesome. It had that whole "pirates vs. colonials" theme going on, cannons you could shoot pieces from by pulling a spring from the back, a parrot and monkey, even a shark and a crocodile!
Aaah the little escape boats and barrels. So many memories