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I’m very excited for this GWP! The microscale Diagon Alley is my favorite GWP and Hogsmeade will look great next to the D2C Hogwarts. I don’t care much about the exclusive figure, it’ll be nice to get a new character (hopefully) but like Ollivander I won’t have anywhere to put them unless I want them rampaging through Hogsmeade like a giant (which is what Ollivander is doing in Diagon Alley right now). I like exclusive figures with GWPs and D2Cs but with these microscale Harry Potter GWPs I’d rather have exclusive nanofigures of relevant characters rather than exclusive minifigures, especially since the figures will eventually be released again even if they’re slightly different. 

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As someone who is not particularly interested in microscale sets, I am unlikely to go out of my way to get a GWP Hogsmeade if it doesn't have an exclusive minifigure, but I hope it means that a minifigure scale version becomes a D2C set eventually.

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1 minute ago, GoldenNinja3000 said:

I’m very excited for this GWP! The microscale Diagon Alley is my favorite GWP and Hogsmeade will look great next to the D2C Hogwarts. I don’t care much about the exclusive figure, it’ll be nice to get a new character (hopefully) but like Ollivander I won’t have anywhere to put them unless I want them rampaging through Hogsmeade like a giant (which is what Ollivander is doing in Diagon Alley right now). I like exclusive figures with GWPs and D2Cs but with these microscale Harry Potter GWPs I’d rather have exclusive nanofigures of relevant characters rather than exclusive minifigures, especially since the figures will eventually be released again even if they’re slightly different. 

I think your idea of putting exclusive nanofigures in these GWPs is really good. It would give people who want the GWP something they can actually use with it and the absence of an exclusive minfigure doesn't ''force'' minifigure collectors to get it.

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Fair enough if exclusive figures aren’t your thing. I just see any new minifigure as a good thing. It’s not like it’s a SDCC situation 

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Just now, Balrogofmorgoth said:

Fair enough if exclusive figures aren’t your thing. I just see any new minifigure as a good thing. It’s not like it’s a SDCC situation 

I don't mind exclusive minifigures, literally all minifigures that only appear in 1 set are exclusive. I'm just not a big fan of GWPs having them :tongue:

But it's still just a rumor and we don't even know what the figure will be so it's probably better to end this here

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Super stoked for a Hogsmeade gwp! It will be interesting to see which buildings they decide to include. We only really see Honeydukes, the Three Broomsticks, the Shrieking Shack, and the Hog’s Head in the movies, but the we’ve also got a canon design for Zonko’s from other sources, and I can definitely see the Shrieking Shack being left off this year’s gwp like Borgin & Burke’s wasn’t included in the 2018 one. The exclusive minifigure will almost certainly be Madam Rosmerta or Aberforth Dumbledore. 

 

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Just now, Guyon2002 said:

I don't mind exclusive minifigures, literally all minifigures that only appear in 1 set are exclusive. I'm just not a big fan of GWPs having them :tongue:

But it's still just a rumor and we don't even know what the figure will be so it's probably better to end this here

It’s as much a rumor as anything else kingnono has said. What else are we going to talk about anyway? There isn’t exactly a fountain of leaks coming in at the moment

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7 minutes ago, Balrogofmorgoth said:

It’s not like it’s a SDCC situation 

Agreed. The GWP-exclusive minifigs aren't THAT hard to track down, especially in comparison to SDCC minifigs, Mr Gold and the likes :wink: Oh, and it says "exclusive minifig", not "exclusive character", so I wouldn't be surprised if that was something à la Harry in winter gear rather than Aberforth :grin:

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we already got a £320 playscale D2C hogwarts. It’s called the great hall, whomping willow, clock tower and Astronomy tower. Legit, if you buy them all, you have a great playscale hogwarts.

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Just now, Lego-Freak said:

Agreed. The GWP-exclusive minifigs aren't THAT hard to track down, especially in comparison to SDCC minifigs, Mr Gold and the likes :wink: Oh, and it says "exclusive minifig", not "exclusive character", so I wouldn't be surprised if that was something à la Harry in winter gear rather than Aberforth :grin:

As weird as this sounds, I didn’t even think of Harry as a possibility. But now that I think about it, an exclusive Hogsmeade Harry is certainly on the table

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Just now, Legoniche said:

we already got a £320 playscale D2C hogwarts. It’s called the great hall, whomping willow, clock tower and Astronomy tower. Legit, if you buy them all, you have a great playscale hogwarts.

No, it's not. No playset can ever be as detailed or complete as a D2C. And it also means that lots of stuff is missing. I still want a D2C minifig style portion of Hogwarts and I'm entitled to that want. And judging by the reaction to the previous D2C, lots of others would like one too.

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Oooooh, that's was a nice suprise to get an GWP with an exclusive minifigure! But I would be really disappointed if the GWP set only includes with buying the D2C set (like the batmobile).. Otherwise it would be amazing!

Every set and every minifigures makes me happy. Even if i'm not like the building, I can use the pieces for something else.

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Just now, UKFan922 said:

No, it's not. No playset can ever be as detailed or complete as a D2C. And it also means that lots of stuff is missing. I still want a D2C minifig style portion of Hogwarts and I'm entitled to that want. And judging by the reaction to the previous D2C, lots of others would like one too.

I can see them doing something like that once they’re finished all the individual sections and most or all of them are retired. Still not super likely, but if it happens, that’s probably when it would be

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Damn, instead of a book with Snape they should’ve made one with Lupin :look: The Snape fig is more common. There hasn’t been talk about another Lupin in the sets/CMF, right? (Apart from the initial rumor of the burrow)

As for the GWP, I really don’t care about anything micro scale but I guess I can sell it (That is, if I love the D2C and get it)

On a side note, I wish they could’ve exploited Poppy’s plastic skirt for this year’s sets. (Uniforms and Lavender’s skirt)

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Not sure how to feel about this. Any new figure is very welcome, but for me it's a pain ordering from Lego, I've had terrible experience with it in the past. I would be really happy if Olivander in the D2C is the exact same as in the gwp as it would give some hope for getting the new gwp figure in the future. I agree 100% with @GoldenNinja3000 that there should be nanofigures in these gwp. Oh well.

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 Just seen that Universal have signed an agreement with LEGO around release more movies.... highly unlikely but what would everyone’s thoughts be on a LEGO HP film?

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When do you guys think the GWP will be available? I really hope it isn't around Christmas like it was in 2018. I would love for it to come out at the same time as the D2C, but maybe that's too much to hope for...

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16 minutes ago, Huigberts Builds said:

Not sure how to feel about this. Any new figure is very welcome, but for me it's a pain ordering from Lego, I've had terrible experience with it in the past. 

Same for me, alongside the fact ordering from LEGO directly is more expensive than other retailers ofcourse.

2 minutes ago, Scarlet_Patronus said:

 Just seen that Universal have signed an agreement with LEGO around release more movies.... highly unlikely but what would everyone’s thoughts be on a LEGO HP film?

The chances of a LEGO Harry Potter movie are now pretty much nonexistent. Harry Potter is owned by Warner Brothers, the previous company to have the exclusive right to make LEGO movies (that's why Voldemort could appear in The LEGO Batman Movie). Universal doesn't own the Harry Potter movies :wink:

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Just now, Guyon2002 said:

 

The chances of a LEGO Harry Potter movie are now pretty much nonexistent. Harry Potter is owned by Warner Brothers, the previous company to have the exclusive right to make LEGO movies (that's why Voldemort could appear in The LEGO Batman Movie). Universal doesn't own the Harry Potter movies :wink:

Ahh right gotcha. Damn, I would have loved that! 

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Just now, Scarlet_Patronus said:

Ahh right gotcha. Damn, I would have loved that! 

Same here, especially considering a lot of effort goes into making sets for those movies. The sets we got for TLBM are easily the best DC sets we've ever gotten.

This deal with Universal does open up the possibility of a LEGO Jurassic World movie, which I would personally love to see!

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4 minutes ago, Guyon2002 said:

Same here, especially considering a lot of effort goes into making sets for those movies. The sets we got for TLBM are easily the best DC sets we've ever gotten.

This deal with Universal does open up the possibility of a LEGO Jurassic World movie, which I would personally love to see!

Exactly - and the sets would be completely new as well because a new storyline. Ah well - I’m happy LEGO are releasing more films in general, just would have been the icing on the cake for it to be HP! 

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4 minutes ago, Scarlet_Patronus said:

Exactly - and the sets would be completely new as well because a new storyline. Ah well - I’m happy LEGO are releasing more films in general, just would have been the icing on the cake for it to be HP! 

Well if you're interested in it @Cut the Kragle made a very cool pitch for a LEGO Harry Potter movie a while back (funny coincidence: this video is exactly 2 years old today!). Highly recommend watching it, even if it'll never happen :sweet: 

 

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Remember that Universal has two animation studios, so these new LEGO films are either going to be Dreamworks or *gulp* Illumination projects. Don‘t expect ANY of the previous characters to return. I don‘t even expect the animation style to return. Illumination is known for cutting corners :tongue:

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Just now, Lego-Freak said:

Remember that Universal has two animation studios, so these new LEGO films are either going to be Dreamworks or *gulp* Illumination projects. Don‘t expect ANY of the previous characters to return. I don‘t even expect the animation style to return. Illumination is known for cutting corners :tongue:

I really hope it's going to be Dreamworks, not a fan of Illumination

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21 minutes ago, Lego-Freak said:

Remember that Universal has two animation studios, so these new LEGO films are either going to be Dreamworks or *gulp* Illumination projects. Don‘t expect ANY of the previous characters to return. I don‘t even expect the animation style to return. Illumination is known for cutting corners :tongue:

Christ I hope it isn't illumination. It would probably look worse than those straight to DVD movies LEGO used to release (do they still do those?) you would completely miss all of the amazing detail, dust, and a cracks we got with the previous movies. Though Illumination may be more likely since they're already working with LEGO on the minions merchandise. 
 

Dreamworks could give us a LEGO Shrek cameo. Actually just remake the Shrek movies with LEGO. Don't even bother re-recording the dialogue. I'd watch that, not sober but at least I'd watch it which is more than I can say for the LEGO Ninjago Movie. 

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