No way in Hades am I waiting to open it on Christmas. In fact... The minute I hear it's at home, I might be taking a half personal day off to get home and begin the adventures with my kids. They're just as excited for it as I am.
I pre-Ordered it the day it went up for sale so I hope mine is in that early batch.
I know exactly where my Castle will live out most of it's days... My studio/office has a little bit of open floorspace... It'll just be there on the floor, with whatever figures my son is playing with at the time. I expect that he'll put a fair amount of play wear on this thing... As much as I'm going to love it as a collector, and even with some of my minor involvement with it... This Castle is just as much for my kids as it is for me. Which is why I'm so glad they put so many "play" features into it that don't compromise the sculpt and look of it. Seeing it at Power Con, I can say that this is a PLAY set. To be PLAYED with! So happy with it words cannot really express.