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The only thing that annoys me about the list is that we have no idea when we will learn about the actual sets :sceptic: Since the toy fairs have all been cancelled or postponed, there‘s the possibility we can only start to make educated guesses once the minifigs start leaking late February/ early March.

Our only other options are the 2HY retailer catalogue or an event TLG host themselves to replace their toy fair booths. The former is pretty unlikely given the code names they‘ve used these last three years. Sure, the 1HY catalogue leaked, but something tells me that particular source won‘t ever receive another catalogue again in their lives :laugh_hard:

The latter is pretty unlikely too IMO. I‘m not sure how many people in the toy industry would really care about an online showcase. Of course we would, but we were never the target audience for these events anyway :grin:

But hey, there is a bright side to this. Guessing which sets it could be based on leaked minifigs alone could be a lot of fun actually :shrug_oh_well:

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1 hour ago, BacktoBricks said:

I could see them doing Gringotts with the facade, atrium and Ironbelly as one set that scales with DA, and then some tracks and a vault as another set that can connect to the back or be displayed separately. Then again the fact that we got PS Diagon Alley outfit as an exclusive minifigure in DA would, to my thinking, rule out a set with tracks, cart and vault based on PS. There's really no alternate version of PS Harry they could include in that set. So that would mean they would need to base the figures in DH. So then they would have to spread DH Ron, Hermione, Harry, Griphook etc over the two sets and I could see them doing that by including Harry in both sets and then polyjuiced Ron and Hermione with the cart set and unpolyjuiced Ron and Hermione with the main set and Griphook and Bogrod with either one or spread over the two.

Thing with Griphook is that we already got that exact version in the CMF. I guess they could reuse that figure and change the face slightly but that would be extremely lame :sceptic:

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29 minutes ago, Guyon2002 said:

Thing with Griphook is that we already got that exact version in the CMF. I guess they could reuse that figure and change the face slightly but that would be extremely lame :sceptic:

Dobby approves :sweet:

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20 minutes ago, BacktoBricks said:

Dobby approves :sweet:

I know but Dobby was most likely included in the first CMF because they wanted to include as many big characters as possible just in case the theme would die off quickly. In the case of Griphook it wouldn't make much sense to put him in a CMF and include almost the exact same figure in a normal set a year later. 

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11 minutes ago, Guyon2002 said:

I know but Dobby was most likely included in the first CMF because they wanted to include as many big characters as possible just in case the theme would die off quickly. In the case of Griphook it wouldn't make much sense to put him in a CMF and include almost the exact same figure in a normal set a year later. 

Thing is, I don't think you can really have a Gringotts set without including Griphook. But it wouldn't really make sense to include PS Griphook without PS Harry and as PS Harry was included as a DA exclusive I feel like that rules out PS Griphook. So then it would have to be DH Griphook, but I agree that the inclusion of him in the CMF doesn't really make much sense then. 🤔

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On 10/15/2020 at 5:26 PM, Guyon2002 said:

Back again with some more breadcrumbs (well.... they're a bit larger than crumbs) from my good friend. Looks like a ''pattern'' will be broken next year :excited:

76386 - $19,99

76387 - $39,99

76388 - $79,99

76389 - $129,99

76390 - $39,99

76391 - $249,99

76392 - $59,99

76393 - $119,99

76394 - $39,99

76395 - $29,99

I said it in my previous ''info dump'' and I'll repeat it here: I trust my source completely and he's proven himself many times before (even if in those cases I couldn't share anything here on EB). But as always, don't immediately take these prices as fact and apply the usual grain of salt :wink:

Dear financial advisor,  

Is it a good idea to take me a 2nd mortgage out on my house to buy Harry Potter lego?

Sincerely,

Mr. Lacdaran

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52 minutes ago, Lacdaran said:

Dear financial advisor,  

Is it a good idea to take me a 2nd mortgage out on my house to buy Harry Potter lego?

Sincerely,

Mr. Lacdaran

Dear Mr. Lacdaran

Absolutely. Here at REALLY BAD FINANCIAL ADVISE Ltd we always encourage any financial moves that will allow the acquisition of more Lego.

Sincerely,

Mr Wrong

Financial Advisor

 

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I think there's definitely a possibility that not all of these sets are minifig scale harry potter

some will be fantastic beasts sets potentially

and maybe another set like hedwig but with another animal or the hogwarts express as a UCS 

Also I think they could pull off a form of the vaults through facade if the set of steps that lead to the entrance went up to the second floor where the hall would be and leave the first floor as a basement with vaults etc

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2 minutes ago, DNSNVN01 said:

Also I think they could pull off a form of the vaults through facade if the set of steps that lead to the entrance went up to the second floor where the hall would be and leave the first floor as a basement with vaults etc

There are only a couple of small steps leading to the main entrance so I don't see the designers putting the entrance on the second floor. If we get the vaults but not as a part of the mine I think it'll just be a more traditional vault similar to the one included in the 2011 set. 

That's magic! Google adds the spellbinding set of Harry Potter's Diagon  Alley to its Street View service | Daily Mail Online

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3 hours ago, Lego-Freak said:

But hey, there is a bright side to this. Guessing which sets it could be based on leaked minifigs alone could be a lot of fun actually :shrug_oh_well:

We have very different definitions of fun.

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Yea, the more I think about it, the more I just can’t fathom how Gringotts alone could be $250. To compare, Assembly Square is $270, and that set is massive! Maybe if it is Gringotts + a couple other shops, but Gringotts alone seems like a $130 set.

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2 hours ago, MaxHeadroom said:

We have very different definitions of fun.

To each their own, I guess :grin: I just like riddles and hints, which is a lot more fun to me than getting a straightforward info dump. You-know-who‘s „intel“ was bogus, but at least the guessing game surrounding it was fun. Same goes for the leaked sticker sheets, which were a enjoyable distraction to me as well :sweet: But of course I can see why many people would prefer the latter and just cut to the chase 

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23 minutes ago, Lego-Freak said:

To each their own, I guess :grin: I just like riddles and hints, which is a lot more fun to me than getting a straightforward info dump. You-know-who‘s „intel“ was bogus, but at least the guessing game surrounding it was fun. Same goes for the leaked sticker sheets, which were a enjoyable distraction to me as well :sweet: But of course I can see why many people would prefer the latter and just cut to the chase 

I agree, I prefer when minifigs leak before we know what the sea or figures are. It just makes it more fun than just getting all the info at once right away

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A $250 Ninjago City Docks-style expansion to Diagon Alley with Gringotts and a couple other shops like Madam Malkin’s and Eeylops would be perfect to me. Personally, I think it’s too early for Hogsmeade and I’m hoping that’s not the D2C. I’m shocked we’re getting another one so soon at all, and kind of worried about how expensive HP is looking next year! 
 

The Monster Book GWP looks cool, it’s just such an odd choice for a free gift to me. Hopefully the play feature is interesting. 

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The thing is, if Gringotts included shops with it, it would probably have to be 2 shops to keep the set symmetrical. The dream, for me, would be to have Gringotts for the end, then add 2 16x16 baseplate shops to add to each side. Then we could have a 3 building/side set up with Gringotts connecting everything.

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4 hours ago, Modal said:

The thing is, if Gringotts included shops with it, it would probably have to be 2 shops to keep the set symmetrical. The dream, for me, would be to have Gringotts for the end, then add 2 16x16 baseplate shops to add to each side. Then we could have a 3 building/side set up with Gringotts connecting everything.

That sounds absolutely incredible. I imagine it'd be one more well-known shop alongside a more obscure but still interesting choice (say, Madam Malkin's or Eeylop's opposite the Apothecary or Pottage's), and that would create such a nice display piece- in fact, I'm now worried that if they reveal a set like that next spring, I'll end up putting off purchasing the main DA set for far longer, because I'll already be getting a cheaper slice of everyone's favorite magical strip mall. If after that they release just one more set with the Leaky Cauldron alongside one more shop, I think this new Diagon Alley could go down as one of LEGO's best collections.

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I’m hoping if the $250 set IS Gringotts, then it better have other shops with it.

considering the size and expense of all of Diagon Alley, to only have one building at over half the cost?? Seems crazy. It would be way out of scale then.

if each booklet has the one 16x32 baseplate, each booklet would have about 1200 pieces or so, meaning $100+ each makes sense.

Either way, it would seem a bit quick to have another huge set like Hogsmeade, but alas here we are with the price listed. 

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Do you guys like the book set? I feel it’s all over the place. I think they could have made a better job based on the ideas book. I know that the book of monsters is scrappy but I really feel like this set looks like something put together too quickly.. only my opinion. I’ll be glad to have it for free if the promo is interesting but I would want to modify it. 

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Can someone verify the legitimacy of the McGonagall leak? :classic: This looks phenomenal, I hope it's real :wub:

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Okay, that McGonagall might legitimately be my new favorite minifigure... PERIOD. Then again, my previous favorite had been Harris Dumbledore from CMF2, so the two best figures can go together perfectly! 

Seriously though, she looks like a CMF figure. Truly fantastic.

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No reasn to doubt that is real.  These book sets can't be all reused figures.

Its particularly nice even the torso on that figure is new.

That hat seems really fat though.

Grey Dumbledore got fixed in the cmf with white hair, new mold and a skirt

Mcgonnagal gets sorted with new mold and skirt

If we're lucky we get a new Snape with new torso/leg print.

 

Edited by deskp

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The print for the torso is new too.

I can't wait to see Flitwick!! :moar:

At least the books will bring us updated minifigures apart from the repetitive students!

Edited by EtelEnzos

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