I have alot of mixed feelings about this toy. We do like it and my son, almost 5, enjoys playing with it. But here are a few things I do not like about the castle. For one, it is not very versatile. There aren't alot of logs and so you cannot build much beyond what the set is, the castle. You can hardly build even a small basic house. I liked them better when they were meant to just build square buildings and not be so specific. It comes with a person and a few accessories, but almost not enough to play with.
I do like that it comes with step by step instructions so the kids can build them. My son cannot quite do it by himself, but doesn't mind if I build it for him. I also like that they are still constructed of wood and are a nice quality, although some accessories and specialty pieces are molded plastic. The container they come in is very nice to keep them in and I like that too.
Overall, we enjoy this, I just wish the kids could use their imagination a bit more and build some other structures with it.