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Looks like we're finally getting parts 19121 and 30613 in light bluish gray along with a bunch of new ghostly minifigure pieces in the new Hidden Side sets.

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Yeah the new Hidden Side sets have a lot of interesting pieces and colors.  I like the dark red corner tower pieces on the school.  The new alligator is great, the new ghost hairpieces, heads, beards, etc are going to be very usefull.  The stickers in the cemetary set are very nice too. 

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11 hours ago, zoth33 said:

Yeah the new Hidden Side sets have a lot of interesting pieces and colors.  I like the dark red corner tower pieces on the school.  The new alligator is great, the new ghost hairpieces, heads, beards, etc are going to be very usefull.  The stickers in the cemetary set are very nice too. 

Yeah, a rundown of some of the most distinctive parts that have shown up so far, with new molds bolded:

  • Spring Yellowish Green minifig weapons/utensils: pirate cutlass; butcher's knife; key; pickaxe; lantern; revolver; teddy bear
  • Spring Yellowish Green minifig hair and neck accessories: Kai's hair from the LEGO Ninjago Movie; banshee hair; messy hair that sticks up and out to the sides; long messy hair that hangs down; messy ghost beard; Garmadon (2012) torso extension
  • Tr. Fluorescent Green minifig neck wear: ghostly tentacles with suckers; ghostly wings with claws
  • Other Spring Yellowish Green parts: 1x1 tile with ghost eye pattern; 8x10 bat/dragon wing; 2x7 Bionicle/Hero Factory talon
  • Medium Stone Grey parts: 1x4x2 ornamental Elves fence, 3x6x5 ornate Belville arch; 4x4x2 quarter circle spindled fence
  • Dark Red 3x3x6 corner wall panel
  • Brick Yellow (Tan) crocodile
  • Ghost Dog in a blend of Transparent and either White or White Glow (hard to tell in photos)

Overall, though, I think the theme's fairly muted color palette could mean that the most useful parts for historic MOCs may be less obvious parts like recolored basic building elements that will become most apparent once the sets are inventoried on BrickLink or Brickset.

As for other themes, at a glance Jurassic World has a recolor of the husky from LEGO City; in what I think is a blend of Dark Orange and Black. And, of course, several new dinosaur molds/prints/recolors. Queen Watevra's space palace from The LEGO Movie 2 has the 1x1 plate with triple leaves element in what I think is Dark Azur.

Edited by Aanchir

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I'm not the first one to say this, but all those new ghost pieces go together well with the Ninjago Possession wave ghosts. I really, desperately want the wavy beard and messy long hair in brown or black, grey... 

I'm looking forward to the elves fences in grey!! 

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10 hours ago, Exetrius said:

I'm looking forward to the elves fences in grey!! 

Same!  And new Jurassic World critters will be great!

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I was really happy with those ghost tentacles - I really like the boat and parts in this set - but WHY did they make it transparent. Lime would work good enough for this set and for our own constructions - monsters, aliens etc. 

@Exetrius Hah, I wrote the same commentary about ghost-biker's beard at Alen Tran Flickr. You are right - those are hairs we need and deserve. :)

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There are a few great creatures coming soon in the Harry Potter and Jurassic World themes.  Pictures have leaked of the following:

  • There is a glitter trans light blue stag patronus.  It has the back cutout, which would allow minifigures to ride.  The head and neck do not move (likely due to the logistics of trans / trans plastic connections).
  • There is Buckbeak, a light grey hippogriff with some printing on the head depicting feathers, a darker beak, and yellow eyes.  No idea what the wings will look like yet.
  • There is also the white wolf with 2 tails and red printing on the face.  I believe this is from Ninjago.
  • There is a new Triceratops in green with brown stripe printing all over.  The set also comes with many small dinosaur eggs.
  • There is a new dilophosaurus in green and brown / orange.
  • There is a baryonyx in sand blue with blue pattern printing on its back and face.  This set comes with a dog that is a recolored husky.
  • There is a new tyrannosaurus rex in tan and grey with brown stripe printing on its back.  This set also has 4 baby raptors in varying colors.

It's hard to tell the exact colors, but this is a basic description.  All of these creatures could be great in fantasy Castle builds.

I'm most excited about the stag.  Even this version could be used well in fantasy builds.  I'll likely use it as a crystalline or ice stag.  What I really hope is that this mold will be used as a real stag in a future set.  It would be a perfect Forestmen mount.

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5 hours ago, x105Black said:

There are a few great creatures coming soon in the Harry Potter and Jurassic World themes.  Pictures have leaked of the following:

  • There is a glitter trans light blue stag patronus.  It has the back cutout, which would allow minifigures to ride.  The head and neck do not move (likely due to the logistics of trans / trans plastic connections).
  • There is Buckbeak, a light grey hippogriff with some printing on the head depicting feathers, a darker beak, and yellow eyes.  No idea what the wings will look like yet.
  • There is also the white wolf with 2 tails and red printing on the face.  I believe this is from Ninjago.
  • There is a new Triceratops in green with brown stripe printing all over.  The set also comes with many small dinosaur eggs.
  • There is a new dilophosaurus in green and brown / orange.
  • There is a baryonyx in sand blue with blue pattern printing on its back and face.  This set comes with a dog that is a recolored husky.
  • There is a new tyrannosaurus rex in tan and grey with brown stripe printing on its back.  This set also has 4 baby raptors in varying colors.

It's hard to tell the exact colors, but this is a basic description.  All of these creatures could be great in fantasy Castle builds.

I'm most excited about the stag.  Even this version could be used well in fantasy builds.  I'll likely use it as a crystalline or ice stag.  What I really hope is that this mold will be used as a real stag in a future set.  It would be a perfect Forestmen mount.

I agree with you about the stag.  Great for an ice stag and they have to make a regular printed one that would be fantastic.  Buckbeak looks great, I missed out on the first one so definitely getting this one.  The Hungarian Horntail sounds interesting too, we will see how he looks brick built.  The wolf from Ninjago will be interesting to use up against the wargs from the LOTR line.  Of course all the new Dino's and new colors for dino's are always welcome.  Looks like WW is really helping us castle guys and gals out with the fantasy stuff and useful figs.  The new Ninjago sets sound promising to with a snake sorceress and a Ice Emporer, sounds like some good villains to use in my castle layout.  

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Also the set includes Macnair, who is an excecutioner. He could have a new cowl and scyther

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18 hours ago, Robert8 said:

Also the set includes Macnair, who is an excecutioner. He could have a new cowl and scyther

That would be pretty cool.  Definitely a welcome addition.  

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The fire snake mummies from Ninjago look great, they will be a welcome addition to my mummy faction.  I can't wait to see the Ice emporer and Ice zombies.  Ninjago always seems to produce some great new moulds for weapons, figs, and general pieces.  They just have some great ideas with that theme.  Hopefully they can come up with something good for the next castle theme they come out with.  

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That Ice samurai armor and helmet from ninjago is going to be pretty useful.  Plus all those ice samurai torso's and legs.  

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The Disney CMF series 2 is bringing a bunch of useful things. Hercules entire fig, new printed skirt pieces. Also the HP leaks are starting to pick up and looks like we're getting TLJ Luke Skywalker's hair in a dark brown and a sweet new Executioner minifig.

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