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1 hour ago, sebastian666 said:

I tend to agree with you on this one. This isn’t some random faceless leaker - the guy has an established following. The way he talks makes me want to bash myself in the head with a lamp like Dobby, but he seems legit. Stupid (who forgets the name of the second set that was shared with you in your big exclusive leak video???) but legit.

The video also says that each of these two buildings will be 24 studs wide.  That seems to be an odd dimension, and a very specific detail to remember when he couldn't remember the name of the building.  

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33 minutes ago, RODDY said:

And I don’t think this hive mind thankfully exists in the Lego community which has been so great as a whole, so Bevin will lose his credibility much quicker if he is wrong.

Good point. There are some extremists like in every fandom, but at least they're less organised and less loud :grin: The fandom menace on the other hand is just the worst

Still, this rumour (if we want to call it that) is very weird. If true, the Jan wave would consist of four $30 classroom / book sets and two $100 DA add-ons. What madness is this? :laugh_hard:

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1 hour ago, wooster said:

The video also says that each of these two buildings will be 24 studs wide.  That seems to be an odd dimension, and a very specific detail to remember when he couldn't remember the name of the building.  

This is also odd because that means it can't be built on a baseplate. Unless they come up with a new baseplate for it?

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So I sent a direct message to Bevin’s Bricks on Instagram. I tried buttering him up by saying I was a big fan of his YouTube channel. I asked if he knew if a dragon was coming with Gringott’s and if he was able to remember the name of the second set. Here was his response:

Hello and thanks so much for watching.  Sadly no I cant remember and It will be a bit before I get to talk to my source again.  So far everything he's ever told me his always come true so I have to say I believe him but because I haven't seen this news anywhere else I was a little leery to post the video about it.  But he had so much information to share I want to tend to believe him. As for the dragon Thats a really good question.  He didn't have that much details to give though.

I’m so confused by his response... first he says “he had so much information to share” and then he says “he didn’t have that much details to give.”

I really don’t know what to think... this all just sounds so sketchy.

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7 minutes ago, sebastian666 said:

 Sadly no I cant remember and It will be a bit before I get to talk to my source again.  

Lol how convenient :hmpf:

Back here for the first time in awhile. Was hoping I could find some DA expansion MOC’s or at least a solution to make QQS fit the rest of the buildings more. TBH, the more I look at QQS in my room, the more hideous it looks. If I had more time I would try to make an edit of it myself, but I just can’t find the time. And no not a recolor, just make about Daily Prophet it’s own building and move the second window a little more to the left.

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Having built the Elf Clubhouse & pairing it with last year’s Gingerbread House, I’m seeing a start to a decent Hogsmeade. The pitched roofs are what really feels like the village. At least use it as a blueprint for those, like myself, who aren’t MOCers. They would need some big time de-Christmasing...and color changes. 

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10 hours ago, Seaber said:

Gringotts AND a DA add on? In the same wave? So soon after 75978? Localised entirely within your kitchen?

 

Obviously would be cool but too soon for something so similar to Diagon Alley I think. 

I think it could be a reasonable strategy from Lego to release Gringotts and another DA shop next year if they are planning to make add on sets to the D2C. It is better to get the first ones out soon after the release of the D2C to make people aware that this is a new collectible series of sets that go together. The modulars and Hogwarts both had 2 sets the first year, maybe to get more people to collect it from the start. The DA is and Gringotts would probably be in the more expensive end of the potential series so a cheaper set would make sense so more people can start collecting right away before they start save up for the biggest sets..

However unless we get some more reliable rumors I do not expect we will get them in January :sceptic:

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45 minutes ago, Guyon2002 said:

They're replacing the street baseplates with brickbuilt versions, baseplates in general aren't going away

Ah, right you are, that's an important distinction. 

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15 hours ago, Seaber said:

Gringotts AND a DA add on? In the same wave? So soon after 75978? Localised entirely within your kitchen?

 

Obviously would be cool but too soon for something so similar to Diagon Alley I think. 

This made me laugh out loud, bravo!  Years since I saw that episode but it instantly came flooding back and this is a perfect scenario to use the 'Steamed Hams' rationale.  

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12 hours ago, Modal said:

Lol how convenient :hmpf:

Back here for the first time in awhile. Was hoping I could find some DA expansion MOC’s or at least a solution to make QQS fit the rest of the buildings more. TBH, the more I look at QQS in my room, the more hideous it looks. If I had more time I would try to make an edit of it myself, but I just can’t find the time. And no not a recolor, just make about Daily Prophet it’s own building and move the second window a little more to the left.

I'm pretty sure I saw a MOD that made the Daily Prophet top match up with Florean's on instagram. I'll look up who it was later today, but they're someone who posts a lot of decent HP MODs that have decent editing skills too

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5 minutes ago, Marvelous Spidey said:

I'm pretty sure I saw a MOD that made the Daily Prophet top match up with Florean's on instagram. I'll look up who it was later today, but they're someone who posts a lot of decent HP MODs that have decent editing skills too

Sounds like you're referring to this edit made by @Micmac:

He's currently rebuilding the entire set, it looks amazing!

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If Belvin Bricks’ source is right then it doesn’t sound like the Ukrainian Ironbelly will be included. That seems like a big detail that the source would have mentioned. I can see us getting the dragon as a separate set similar to the Hungarian Horntail set with a small mine cart build. 

What do folks think this second set could possibly be? My money is on Borgin & Burke’s. There were so many hints at Knockturn Alley in the Diagon Alley set - from the entrance way to Harry’s Floo powder-smudged face.

I would eventually love a Leaky Cauldron set where LEGO could give us some random witches and wizards that we are desperately missing from the Diagon Alley set (Tom the Barman, Daedalus Diggle, Doris Crockford, the Housekeeping Witch, etc.), but I feel like that has less retail potential than Borgin & Burke’s which could include some bad guys and potential conflict.

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Just now, sebastian666 said:

What do folks think this second set could possibly be? My money is on Borgin & Burke’s. There were so many hints at Knockturn Alley in the Diagon Alley set - from the entrance way to Harry’s Floo powder-smudged face.

Borgin & Burkes works as both a tie-in to Chamber of Secrets AND Half Blood Prince so it makes the most sense. Though I think they will market it as a COS set.

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I don‘t mind a bit of speculation, but this could easily go overbord if we‘re not careful about it. Wouldn‘t be the first time a rumour got traction only because we speculated about it here on EB, creating a vicious circle :head_back:

My 2 cents: If this guy is correct, I‘d like to know why none of the other leakers have heard anything about these two alleged sets. If they‘re not in the retailer catalogue, which has to be the source for most if not all 2021 rumours, they have to be exclusives of sorts, which doesn‘t make much sense. Something‘s fishy here

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11 minutes ago, doclord said:

Borgin & Burkes works as both a tie-in to Chamber of Secrets AND Half Blood Prince so it makes the most sense. Though I think they will market it as a COS set.

Making a BaB set based on COS means they'd have to include at least Harry, Draco and Lucius from the big Diagon Alley set. Obviously we'll get another version of Lucius in the future but I highly doubt they'd reuse that specific CoS figure, especially considering DA already doesn't have many exclusive figures :def_shrug:

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4 hours ago, Marvelous Spidey said:

I'm pretty sure I saw a MOD that made the Daily Prophet top match up with Florean's on instagram. I'll look up who it was later today, but they're someone who posts a lot of decent HP MODs that have decent editing skills too

Yea it’s @Micmac ! Unfortunately he is going a different direction with his MOC, which is amazing, but different than the initial photoshop. Would love someone to try to recreate this specific edit though!

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Toy Fair has now offically been delayed to summer 2021, looks like leak season for Potter will be pretty boring next year :distressed:

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34 minutes ago, Guyon2002 said:

Toy Fair has now offically been delayed to summer 2021, looks like leak season for Potter will be pretty boring next year :distressed:

Bummer. The other two (London & New York) are still scheduled for their usual dates, but even if they aren’t delayed, they‘ll be of little use to us :sceptic: Oh well, at least there are the January sets to tide us over until March, when the minifig leaks for the summer wave should start

Edit: spoke too soon, the NYTF has been cancelled :sad: So only the LTF remains and looking at the situation in the UK, it won‘t be long until that one is cancelled or delayed as well 

Edited by Lego-Freak

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Here is what I'm going to do about what i find to be the issue with the QQS building.

The two massive windows looks too cartoony and out of scale with everythign else in the set. 

reducing the size of the windows, dropping them lower down (like the movie) and adding a pair of smaller windows higher up.

Wanted to have the windowboard(?) in dark tan but the piece does not exist in that color.

diagon-alley-fix2.png

the extra pieces needed for the window change are minimal:

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Edited by deskp

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I really hope this guy is right, but it seems very sketchy considering he's kind of coming out of the blue as a leaker. I guess he seems sincere? Doesn't mean his information will be correct though, but at least he's not just a new Instagram account wanting to troll.

Thankfully we should know soon enough whether he's reliable or not. January is right around the corner in... three months. :tongue:

Between Ninjago City Gardens, an (unconfirmed) modular and possible expansions to DA, January will be an expensive month.

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As we discuss the potential of a few Diagon Alley expansion sets, which I am so excited about, I thought I’d share this Madam Malkin’s / Pottage’s MOC by @jl.bricks that I came across on Instagram. Madam Malkin’s would be a great way to get a few different Slytherin / Hufflepuff / Ravenclaw robes. And Pottages is so iconic to Diagon Alley with that towering stack of cauldrons. Love it.

 

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