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4 hours ago, broadwaybocaj said:

I know its unrelated - but its related if you think about making space for Diagon alley. The two BIG sets i have are the disney castle (very dirty dusty grimey) and the  Disneyland Entrance....I'm thinking one will need to be taken apart - maybe some other modulars.....Can someone tell me where i can look for tips on how to BEST dismantle the sets....DO I read the directions in reverse? Etc. Etc. Any help is appreciated.  

 

What I do is get some Ziploc bags (for however many bags came included with the set, take a sharpie and label "bag 1 of (total number), Millenium Falcon". I then work backwards from the last page and disconnect it piece by piece. If it's a big chunk, i will turn to the first step of it and that makes it faster. If the set has some pieces that go into their own box inside the main box, then I stick the corresponding numbered bag inside. When you're finished, everything will be organized. 

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2 hours ago, Modal said:

Anyone else still figuring out how they’re going to display this set? I’m thinking of getting a nice 49’ desk for my bedroom, which can fit this set. Once we add Gringotts though it’s all up in the air. So long!

I’m building an extension in the roof like the Burrow, just for this set :wink:

Nah, I have no idea... my bedrooms gonna need some serious rearranging!

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Man I really hope we get the PS Harry minifig at the same time or right after DA comes out. It's gonna be so weird posing Harry inside Ollivander's with his Gryffindor torso.

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2 hours ago, Modal said:

Anyone else still figuring out how they’re going to display this set? I’m thinking of getting a nice 49’ desk for my bedroom, which can fit this set. Once we add Gringotts though it’s all up in the air. So long!

I want to display the street in two sections to make an actual alley. However, I don't have 50cm-deep shelves. I'll have to see if I get something larger from Ikea or if I just put on my desk. If I have no choice, I'll just display it with all building on the same side, connected to each other on some of my Algot shelves.

Between this, the Colosseum and the Ninjago City Gardens, I'm gonna need one of those huge storage shelves units you usually see in garages.

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1 hour ago, more awesomer said:

As for the golden trio being a bit common cloaked, I can live with that too.  I've collected Star Wars action figures all of my life, :yoda: and when Hasbro started reissuing the original figures for the third or fourth time, I came to realize that while had them all, and wanted new ones, the kids who came of age for this type of stuff in the last few years didn't have the same opportunity to have them, so the reissues made more sense.

I think this is a very different situation to action figure rereleases. When figures are re-released it is because the original figure is hard to find or off the market. Griffindor uniforms are very easy and inexpensive to buy on the aftermarket and they are currently found in various inexpensive sets, activity books, and even a CMF. No kid (or their parents) is buying a $400 set for Griffindor uniforms. 
 

The main reason people are annoyed is because these figures are not wearing the costumes they wore onscreen. They wore capes over casual clothes but LEGO has given them robes for some reason. 

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44 minutes ago, MaxHeadroom said:

The main reason people are annoyed is because these figures are not wearing the costumes they wore onscreen. They wore capes over casual clothes but LEGO has given them robes for some reason. 

I mean, it’s almost impossible to say for sure until we get proper high res pics of the figs, but aren’t those black cloaks exactly what they’re wearing in the set? The black cloaks are part of their school kits and have their house crests on them after all. I’m not willing to say they aren’t wearing screen accurate outfits until we get a high resolution look at the front and back of those torsos. 

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Can we please stop expecting that absolutely every figure be precisely accurate to the movie depictions.  Yes it would be nice but if one is going off the books we really have no way of knowing exactly what each character was wearing outside of the book descriptions.  I'm okay with the generic robes though wished for variants.  I'm just happy we are getting this set & it looks really awesome.  While it's missing some major shops like Madame Malkins & Eyelops it is generally depicting a scene from the second book.  Hopefully we will get more buildings at some point but between some of the drawings & the Studio Google view there is enough source material for those who want to MOC some of the other buildings.  This will be my first attempt since I don't have the original set.  I'm currently working on trying to recreate two of the original buildings from my huge stash of extra bricks from basic sets.  I know I will be needing to order some parts but I'm mostly interested in the buildings themselves rather than the figures and such that came with them.

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12 minutes ago, Accio Lego said:

I mean, it’s almost impossible to say for sure until we get proper high res pics of the figs, but aren’t those black cloaks exactly what they’re wearing in the set? The black cloaks are part of their school kits and have their house crests on them after all. I’m not willing to say they aren’t wearing screen accurate outfits until we get a high resolution look at the front and back of those torsos. 

Looking closer at the torsos it looks like the shirt colours underneath the robes match their legs (meaning that they vary based on what the leg colour is) but I guess we'll have to wait and see for sure.

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So, given that the DA set comes with no Gringotts, my theory is that most 2021 line up will be based on Horrocrux scenes, given that Deathly Hallows will be the main theme, and they would complete missed locations:

1. Gringotts Bank for Hufflepuff's Cup.

2. A new part of Hogwarts with a bigger Room of Requirement for Ravenclaw's Diadem (may be the Bell's Towers)

3. Chamber of Secrets for Tom's Diary.

4. Hogwart's Courtyard for Nagini and the final battle.

5. Ministry of Magic for the Locket.

Since there was no Ring scene, we can ignore that one, and Harry himself is everywhere, so, yeah...

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1 hour ago, MaxHeadroom said:

I think this is a very different situation to action figure rereleases. When figures are re-released it is because the original figure is hard to find or off the market. Griffindor uniforms are very easy and inexpensive to buy on the aftermarket and they are currently found in various inexpensive sets, activity books, and even a CMF. No kid (or their parents) is buying a $400 set for Griffindor uniforms. 
 

The main reason people are annoyed is because these figures are not wearing the costumes they wore onscreen. They wore capes over casual clothes but LEGO has given them robes for some reason. 

Yes, I have to agree with you, while reviewing the movies, Ron and Hermione were more street wear and cape, and Harry had a puffy black sweater in film 2.

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15 minutes ago, Brick Guru said:

Looking closer at the torsos it looks like the shirt colours underneath the robes match their legs (meaning that they vary based on what the leg colour is) but I guess we'll have to wait and see for sure.

Yeah, looking at it again I'm not sure that they're identical torsos. Hope you're right!

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6 minutes ago, YetiZombie said:

Yeah, looking at it again I'm not sure that they're identical torsos. Hope you're right!

Yeah, I noticed that the openings at the bottom of the cloaks look different. Maybe I'm just imagining it. I guess we'll see!

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You convinced me @sebastian666, I just went to Target and got the book shelf! I got it in Walnut brown though. Will display DA on top and blend the bottom shelves with various books/sets.

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1 hour ago, MaxHeadroom said:

The main reason people are annoyed is because these figures are not wearing the costumes they wore onscreen. They wore capes over casual clothes but LEGO has given them robes for some reason. 

That reason is probably budget. Personally, I’d rather the money go to the actual set than getting three slightly different shirts that are barely noticeable under capes. Plus, those aren’t school robes, otherwise Ron & Hermione wouldn’t have those color legs. They look appropriate as they look to be capes over casual clothes(even though Harry is wearing the correct black legs). 

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44 minutes ago, Brick Guru said:

Yeah, I noticed that the openings at the bottom of the cloaks look different. Maybe I'm just imagining it. I guess we'll see!

Nah you're not imagining it, I noticed this exact thing too. Hope it isn't the potato quality that's tricking us 😂

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Yea I’m honestly shocked that we have such strong opinions on some of these mini figures, I can’t see shit! Lol

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41 minutes ago, Modal said:

You convinced me @sebastian666, I just went to Target and got the book shelf! I got it in Walnut brown though. Will display DA on top and blend the bottom shelves with various books/sets.

Nice! Very happy to hear! I promise, you won’t be disappointed. It’s a great piece of furniture. Can’t wait to see pics when you get everything all set up. Happy building!

58 minutes ago, Khriz92 said:

So, given that the DA set comes with no Gringotts, my theory is that most 2021 line up will be based on Horrocrux scenes, given that Deathly Hallows will be the main theme, and they would complete missed locations:

1. Gringotts Bank for Hufflepuff's Cup.

2. A new part of Hogwarts with a bigger Room of Requirement for Ravenclaw's Diadem (may be the Bell's Towers)

3. Chamber of Secrets for Tom's Diary.

4. Hogwart's Courtyard for Nagini and the final battle.

5. Ministry of Magic for the Locket.

Since there was no Ring scene, we can ignore that one, and Harry himself is everywhere, so, yeah...

This is absolutely brilliant. From your mouth to the LEGO gods ears!

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1 minute ago, sebastian666 said:

Nice! Very happy to hear! I promise, you won’t be disappointed. It’s a great piece of furniture. Can’t wait to see pics when you get everything all set up. Happy building!

I might end up getting the same one 😂. My sets are all currently in my parents' home (since I'm here during the covid times), but I'll be building DA in my apartment where I won't have a shelf for it. It'll probably just be sitting on my computer desk until I get it a proper home.

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23 minutes ago, YetiZombie said:

Nah you're not imagining it, I noticed this exact thing too. Hope it isn't the potato quality that's tricking us 😂

I looked at the front box art and i'm 99.9% all three are identical. I'd love for them to be unique. But it doesn't look to be the case.

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Obviously there will be more to gush about when we get HD pictures of the set, but I already love some of the details we can already see, like the spiderweb above the Daily Prophet’s office—it makes me think fondly of the original HP sets which loved to throw spiderwebs in the background of the Hogwarts sets. I wonder if that was the designer’s intention?

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1 hour ago, YetiZombie said:

I might end up getting the same one 😂. My sets are all currently in my parents' home (since I'm here during the covid times), but I'll be building DA in my apartment where I won't have a shelf for it. It'll probably just be sitting on my computer desk until I get it a proper home.

Haha nice! It really is a great bookshelf for these displays. You can also prop up a mirror behind it too so you can see all of the interiors.

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6 hours ago, BaalTheBuilder said:

Long-time lurker, first-time caller, loved my HP legos as a kid and recently got back into it. I don’t know if anyone has answered the question of where the Sirius poster stickers go. It looks from pictures like there is a crate with newspapers or flyers, or both, inside the DP entryway - maybe that’s where those stickers wind up?

I’m with the others who are wondering why we did not get an Arthur with that magnificent hat! Seems like just swapping in his hilariously dressed character with Molly would have added a lot to the mini lineup in my eye (I’m overall just surprised we don’t get 1 or 2 more, but love I do those quidditch torsos!). Plus, at the risk of sounding too needy, now they got two swings at a home run Molly fig in one year and kind of missed on both.

Great energy from this community during a crazy time, let’s enjoy this time!

Now I guess the stickers may be applied on the wall of Knockturn Alley entrance (between F&B and WWW).

But I think I will not use them. Maybe someday I will mock my own Leaky Cauldron and apply those poster stickers.

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1 hour ago, Modal said:

Yea I’m honestly shocked that we have such strong opinions on some of these mini figures, I can’t see shit! Lol

Lol. Same. I’m not going to worry about what I think of the minifigure quality until I can see them clear enough to do more than just identify which characters they are. 

 

37 minutes ago, Holden Brickfield said:

Obviously there will be more to gush about when we get HD pictures of the set, but I already love some of the details we can already see, like the spiderweb above the Daily Prophet’s office—it makes me think fondly of the original HP sets which loved to throw spiderwebs in the background of the Hogwarts sets. I wonder if that was the designer’s intention?

Yeah, the spiderweb definitely gave me nostalgia vibes too, and there’s also a rat in one of the attics. Plus the most owls we’ve gotten in a single set since the  theme reboot. All you need to complete the 2001-2004 Harry Potter Lego feels is some fluorescent spiders :head_back:

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26 minutes ago, Accio Lego said:

Yeah, the spiderweb definitely gave me nostalgia vibes too, and there’s also a rat in one of the attics. Plus the most owls we’ve gotten in a single set since the  theme reboot. All you need to complete the 2001-2004 Harry Potter Lego feels is some fluorescent spiders :head_back:

Now imagine if the trio had been given the starry black capes. That would've been an "abducted by Tom Riddle's diary and taken back 19 years ago" kind of moment :classic:

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5 hours ago, Juturna said:

So what's everyone's take on Lego releasing this to the VIPs two weeks before it rolls out of regular customers, and do you think they will have a pre order?? 

The set releases in a little more than a week so an early VIP release is definetely not going to happen and I highly doubt they'll do preorders as they haven't done them for the other D2C sets this year.

3 hours ago, karrit said:

Can we please stop expecting that absolutely every figure be precisely accurate to the movie depictions.  

Um, well.... no. From the start of the reboot this theme has made itself known as one of the licensed themes that cares most about screenaccuracy, obviously we'll at least have something to say if figures end up not being accurate :tongue:

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