As I've been going through all my old LEGO blocks and visiting Peeron.com, I suddenly realized why I have so many yellow bricks, so I went ahead and tried to build the original LEGO castle.
After collecting all my pieces & following the instructions downloaded from PICSL, I found I have a 99% complete original castle (not including the men or horses, where the situation is far worse). It's too bad nothing like the internet existed in 1985 when I was gifted all this stuff from some kid; I never knew I even had the pieces to build this set.
As far as the castle itself goes, it's 100% complete except for the following:1 yellow 1x2 hinge piece 1 black string for drawbridge 1 red flat 2x2 with rounded extension & hole for string 2 gray flat 4x6 2 gray flat 2x6 5 black inverted 1x2 slope 3 yellow 1x1 for crenel on tower white flag all stickers
For the knights & squires, all I actually have is the following:3 blue men 2 white men 1 red man 1 black man 4 gray helmets with nose guards 2 green/yellow chevron shields 1 green/yellow chevron hauberk 2 plain gray (no sticker) hauberks 1 plain gray (no sticker) shield 2 red king's crown hauberks 1 yellow on blue hauberk 1 white cross on red shield hauberk 3 gray axes 3 gray lances 2 gray sword
And finally I have 2 horses I was able to build: 1 white and 1 black.
My question is, incomplete as this set is, is it worth anything? I find myself enjoying the classic castle sets, and I doubt I'd actually do much with this semi-complete set. I've seen complete versions of this castle going for hundreds of dollars; of course I don't expect that but would this bring in enough for me to get a few more of the "classic" sets of the 1980's? Do people trade sets, or is it just typically eBay auctions?