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23 minutes ago, Vindicare said:

Wait...you have a white strip underneath the small line that is under the word “MASTER?” The white strip on mine is directly abi e the lower black line. 

Yeah, the white line is literally the bottom of the sticker. I threw out the remains of the sticker sheet so not sure if it just wasn't cut properly and that was the bottom of the printing of whether it just had a white line in the printing. But it's on none of the other stickers that would have been next to it.

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2 minutes ago, chris6507 said:

Yeah, the white line is literally the bottom of the sticker. I threw out the remains of the sticker sheet so not sure if it just wasn't cut properly and that was the bottom of the printing of whether it just had a white line in the printing. But it's on none of the other stickers that would have been next to it.

Same with that being the only affected sticker. It’s super weird that our white strips are in different positions. Do you happen to still have your box to see the code on the tape?

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New Holiday book revealed

The minifigure seems to be Harry but it looks like short legs with the year 4 hairpiece. Not sure cause it wouldnt make sense.

Edited by Robert8

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If the new Harry Potter book sets look good those might be the first Harry Potter sets I buy. 

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Has anyone got both the Diagon Alley set and Knight Bus together? I was looking at the bus earlier and wondered how it would compare in scale next to the shops. 

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1 hour ago, Darth Shadowthrone said:

Has anyone got both the Diagon Alley set and Knight Bus together? I was looking at the bus earlier and wondered how it would compare in scale next to the shops. 

Just had a look for you. It's probably about 2/3 of the height of the buildings. I only have Weasley's and Olivander's facing forwards and the top of the bus was just shy of reaching the top of the top row of windows on both. You might need to translate how the scale works out yourself. To much thinking right now for me. Lol.

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1 hour ago, chris6507 said:

Just had a look for you. It's probably about 2/3 of the height of the buildings. I only have Weasley's and Olivander's facing forwards and the top of the bus was just shy of reaching the top of the top row of windows on both. You might need to translate how the scale works out yourself. To much thinking right now for me. Lol.

Thanks, that's a really good indicator! In terms of scale I've been having a bit of a play around with my own pieces to try and improvise some more shops and one building I'd like to try and make is a small Leaky Cauldron about the size of the smaller shops like Ollivander's and Scribbulus. 

My idea is that eventually I'd have the Diagon Alley shops in a normal line with the Leaky Cauldron facing sideways at one end with the Knight Bus. But I'll have to see if I've even got enough pieces to make building that looks as good as the official shops!

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Hey everyone! Diagon alley has been staring at me, longing for me to begin...but i need to make some space. I have a few sets i think i am going to take apart, but i may want to take them apart and store in sections rather than totally take apart. 

Can I WASH big sets in SECTIONS...thinking like Disney castle. Any warnings? Tips?

Do I need to worry about stickers? What's the best way to wash? 

Do i need to eff off into a different thread? LOL 


Thanks!!

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51 minutes ago, broadwaybocaj said:

Hey everyone! Diagon alley has been staring at me, longing for me to begin...but i need to make some space. I have a few sets i think i am going to take apart, but i may want to take them apart and store in sections rather than totally take apart. 

Can I WASH big sets in SECTIONS...thinking like Disney castle. Any warnings? Tips?

Do I need to worry about stickers? What's the best way to wash? 

Do i need to eff off into a different thread? LOL 


Thanks!!

Washing Lego is definitely relevant to Harry Potter for me, I really need to wash some of my dusty 2010 Harry Potter sets! 

This site has some good advice :sweet: https://thatbricklife.com/how-to-clean-and-sanitize-lego/

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Finally finished putting together Diagon Alley, and it really does look amazing!  If LEGO ever decided to make a set of the other side of the alley, or a Knockturn Alley expansion, I'd be all for it.  A Leaky Cauldron set would be nice as well.  At least Gringotts is practically guaranteed to show up next year.   

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49 minutes ago, Darth Shadowthrone said:

Washing Lego is definitely relevant to Harry Potter for me, I really need to wash some of my dusty 2010 Harry Potter sets! 

This site has some good advice :sweet: https://thatbricklife.com/how-to-clean-and-sanitize-lego/

Thank you! Wondering though if like taking a tower off the castle and soaking that could work too....Sticker pieces aside

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1 hour ago, broadwaybocaj said:

Hey everyone! Diagon alley has been staring at me, longing for me to begin...but i need to make some space.

You could display all 4 separately...

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9 minutes ago, JintaiZ said:

You could display all 4 separately...

There's been some great pictures on Instagram of the different segments in isolation and it's amazing how they all look so good just on their own! 

Each of the 4 bits really does have its own distinctive architecture and colour scheme that does mean they can be displayed separately imo 

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2 minutes ago, Darth Shadowthrone said:

There's been some great pictures on Instagram of the different segments in isolation and it's amazing how they all look so good just on their own! 

Each of the 4 bits really does have its own distinctive architecture and colour scheme that does mean they can be displayed separately imo 

And they look great together too!

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Well shoot...I’m not sure which way I’m hoping this new book Harry goes, a new print or a rehash. I’m more inclined to buy the book these minifigs come in, and I generally enjoy them...once. Ideally I’d love a book accurate sweater with a snitch on it. But, at the same time, I wouldn’t be upset if it was an easy pass. 

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To clean lego:

We bought some lego in bulk and it ended up smelling like smoke and dirty too. Put it in a pillow case, soak in a large bin or tub while inside the pillow case for a few days in water and vinegar. Drain the bin or tub and rinse. Get a few beach towels and spread them out where you don't need to walk a few days. Spread all the lego out to air dry. Worked like a charm.

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[For anyone who doesn't want the stickers for Diagon Alley]

I posted a link to a European site where a male makes printed pieces of what would be stickers. If you would like to retain those decorations but dislike stickers, it's an amazing opportunity. He just made a listing for Diagon Alley with, "coming soon." 

Here's the link: https://www.steindrucker.com/gasse-75978-custom-package

And another for existing printed set pieces: https://www.steindrucker.com/lego-set-buendel

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21 hours ago, Darth Shadowthrone said:

There's been some great pictures on Instagram of the different segments in isolation and it's amazing how they all look so good just on their own! 

Each of the 4 bits really does have its own distinctive architecture and colour scheme that does mean they can be displayed separately imo 

Its not so much of HAVING space, as it is of having space in our NYC apartment that I am allotted by my "patience for lego wearing thin" girlfriend :iamded_lol:

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If we get sets for the new console game, I think the mobile game would make for some great sets (plus we could get an official hijab piece)

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39 minutes ago, dyl-and said:

If we get sets for the new console game, I think the mobile game would make for some great sets (plus we could get an official hijab piece)

I don't believe LEGO will ever even consider making a set based on that awfull microtransactions-filled monstrosity called Hogwarts Mystery. Might as well send all those kids to Vegas then if they want to expose them to all that stuff :tongue:

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54 minutes ago, dyl-and said:

If we get sets for the new console game, I think the mobile game would make for some great sets (plus we could get an official hijab piece)

LEGO knows their audience. The sets will be all about the game + Merula Snyde will be in the next CMF with only one figure per box.

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On 9/19/2020 at 6:25 PM, Vindicare said:

Well shoot...I’m not sure which way I’m hoping this new book Harry goes, a new print or a rehash. I’m more inclined to buy the book these minifigs come in, and I generally enjoy them...once. Ideally I’d love a book accurate sweater with a snitch on it. But, at the same time, I wouldn’t be upset if it was an easy pass. 

My guess is that we’ll be getting an update to the Yule Ball Harry variant originally released in that 2011 book (wearing the white vest without the jacket/robes over it).  

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According to Stonewars.de, Whomping Willow, Great Hall and The Knight Bus is not stopped being produced this year after all. They will live on until next year so they are still selling a lot apparently :sweet:
WW and GH is probably because of more people start collecting the Hogwarts sets, but I wonder if the KB sales are related to the new DA set :wink:

It is almost guaranteed that we will get Gringotts next year, but how big is the chance do you think that it will be in scale and style to fit in perfectly with DA? My guess in 80%, but if the 20% is right then the chance for future DA compatible sets will be drastically reduced :hmpf_bad:

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For those who have Diagon Alley, is the mechanism for raising the hat on the Weasley's a really awkward, finicky mechanism that doesn't work very fluidly? I don't think I did anything wrong when building it, but just wanted to know if the mechanism doesn't work great for others too before I bother taking it apart to redo.

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1 hour ago, chris6507 said:

For those who have Diagon Alley, is the mechanism for raising the hat on the Weasley's a really awkward, finicky mechanism that doesn't work very fluidly? I don't think I did anything wrong when building it, but just wanted to know if the mechanism doesn't work great for others too before I bother taking it apart to redo.

It works perfectly fine for me but it did take some time to get right

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