Scarilian

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  1. Scarilian

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    For me the issues with the stickers, other than the abundance, is that they do not have a consistent style nor scale along with portraying a much more 'cartoon' appearance. The detail level also varies and some aspects seem like an odd choice to be a sticker instead of printing.
  2. Scarilian

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I see your points, here are some potential counter points; 1. By including key aspects from the later films and some missing aspects then it could have some individual appeal. Most notably the Astronomy Tower given a large amount of focus in the sixth film, a room for 'Fluffy' or the 'Troll' from the first movie, the owlery, quidditch pitch, etc... I think it could sell on it's own. 2. While admittedly it would be a 'part 2' i feel the lower price to piece ratio would help convince fans to purchase them, plus the value of the set will only increase around the time of the later Fantastic Beasts films which are intended to focus a little more on Dumbledore, Hogwarts and Grindlewald. 3. I expect they will do something similar to the Death Star, where the Hogwarts Castle set is retired and re-released with a small amount of changes. 4. I think they've used that descriptor in the past for other sets only to update them later on Just feel this set has potential for later expansion and i would not be too surprised if they have plans for it 5. Feel this could be solved via having a joint or having a clip system similar to how the current castle can seperate into two segments. Alternatively they could ignore the section behind and just extended the set on the site Will definitely be trying a mod - will keep people updated :P
  3. Scarilian

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I really badly want this designer to work on a second half for the Hogwarts set. The exterior of the set is spectacular and cannot fault the design. As you can see by the images below, we have a lot of potential for a second set to be made featuring aspects such as the Owlery, Greenhouses, Quidditch training grounds - along with rooms such as where Fluffy was guarding the trapdoor, where the Troll entered Hogwarts, the Slitherin Common Room from the second movie, etc... I will definitely be working on an LDD expansion and potentially an IRL modification. A D2C system scale Diagon Alley would be great. Ideally an updated version of '10217 Diagon Alley' which originally had 2025 pieces. Double the piece count and having three buildings similar to '10255 Assembly Square' which had 4002 pieces. Include the the option to seperate them and re-organise them and fans would easily buy it. Picture '10255 Assembly Square' but with Ollivanders on the left, Gringotts in the middle and Weasley Wizard Wheezes on the right :) It's not a set that desperately needs an expansion - but with that said, it has the potential to. They left out certain elements which most fans find iconic such as 'Troll in the Girls Bathroom/Dungeon', 'Fluffy guarding the Trap Door', Slitherin Common Room and the Greenhouses - all elements primarily featured in the first two movies - let alone additional aspects such as the Astronomy Tower or a microscale Hogwarts Station & Hogwarts Express. All these aspects make sense not to be included at the moment, but all would entice people to buy a second set should one end up being made. The Fantastic Beasts films also are going to be around for five films, the third of which is in 2020. In theory they could make the fourth and fifth films back-to-back and release in 2022 and 2023. In essence they could release a second segment to the Hogwarts castle in 2022 and it would still be relevant.
  4. Scarilian

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    "In Progress" is when they are checking your order and things - during this time you should recieve your receipt. When it reaches "In Warehouse" stage it has acknowledged that the item is actually physically available at the current time and they are organizing it into a batch to be shipped to a nearby location. Then when it is in a reasonable distance at a local warehouse for instance, it will change to "Shipped". Would not worry about it, pretty sure the intitial remarks about a 'Back Order/Pre-order' was just a derp on the part of the Lego website. Chances are they have a lot of these stocked considering the popularity. They also have additional stock arriving just before the general release also.
  5. Scarilian

    71043 Hogwarts™ Castle

    Probably going to try modding the set a bit - i'd like to extend it if possible, but feel that would cost too much. Feel it needs layers. Did not recongise him.
  6. Scarilian

    71043 Hogwarts™ Castle

    Something like the following perhaps? 'Battle For Hogwarts Castle' Would include figures for Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Lord Voldemort, with a buildable display stand New Microfigures would include Neville Longbottom, Professor Sprout, Sirius Black, "Mad-Eye" Moody and a variant for Dumbledore Instead of Dementors would include microfigure 'Death Eaters' renamed as 'Followers of Voldemort' Would feature a Buckbeak figure which could be ridden by a Microfigure Includes Astronomy Tower, Quidditch training grounds, Greenhouse, Courtyard and Quidditch Pitch Rooms included are Slytherin Common Room (Located underneath), Ravenclaw Common Room (Situated in a tower) and Hufflepuff Common Room (Built under the Greenhouse) Owlery would be included in a similar way to Hagrids hut, as a non-enterable structure Certain aspects of the design would be altered and certain rooms would appear where they would'nt normally be - given that others were included in the other set. The main focus would be to provide a sense of completition in regards to what was included in the other set while presenting the idea that you could have more fun if you collected both sets. Figures would be designed to complement the other set while the set would also stand on its own to an extent with the focus being on the 'Final Battle' from the movies - though no damage to the castle would be visible.
  7. Scarilian

    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Quantum Realm vehicle is interesting, as others have mentioned unsure why they did not repurpose the 'gyroscope' element for this set - will be interesting to see someone modify this set with that. Build kinds of makes me want a Rock Raiders 'Rapid Rider' revamp - which i expect is what i'll do with the build (removing the window elements from the front and repurposing the 'landing gear' on the side to make it look more industrial. Ant-Man has some updates, but is not a figure i'll be rushing after as we'll likely see this figure re-used for Infinity War's sequel Wasp kind of sucks, the helmet contrasts terribly with the style of Ant-Man, needed leg print Ghost looks 'ok' - lack of leg printing is frustrating but the double-sided head (or replacement head) is welcomed Overall, build looks good while the figures are underwhelming. I expect the next set would include Janet Van Dyne's Wasp, Goliath and probably Ant-Man again. I still expect we'll get an additional set based on Infinity War - the additional Civil War set was revealed around the middle of May and released in August so given the Ant-Man sets are being released on June 1st we still have time for a potential additional set based around Infinity War, if one exists, to be revealed.
  8. Scarilian

    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Yeah, the gold colour is accurate - it's mostly the base colour of the arm that looks like it should be a darker shade to me along with most the body.
  9. Scarilian

    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    It's primarily the eyes - similar to Cull Obsidian the Lego style of eyes does not suite him. Unsure if any hair would fit the character well given how short it is. Probably some sort of holding module for the Gauntlet
  10. Scarilian

    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    I like the new War Machine, arm print is definitely a welcomed addition and perhaps would work on the Civil War version Bucky looks alright, but everything seems a shade lighter than it should be and his arm should be gunmetal grey Judging via this our missing set would feature; Wong, War Machine, Winter Soldier and maybe Nebula (She seems similar to the GotG2 version, but perhaps without battle damage) The figure is based on this version of Wong from set pictures - fairly accurate in terms of outfit
  11. Scarilian

    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Lego are not in a financially tougher position than a few years ago at all - profit is on-top of what they need to sustain themselves as a business. Lego has excess stock at warehouses so why have 1400 staff hired that you do not need? Especially when the majority of the business stock is primarily starting to be sold online.
  12. Scarilian

    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Was a derp on my part, meant Avengers 4. This is the opposite of a fact, it is completely unsupported.
  13. Scarilian

    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Wasp seems to be based on the concept art, so perhaps we'll be lucky and they'll re-do her helmet for Infinity War. Having it all printed on the Iron Man helmet is unfortunate. The same thickness, but the amount of plastic used must be different or the plastic is mixed with something. I've seen knock-off versions of the same pieces that are affected in Lego's version that do not have the translucency issue or have the issue to varying extents. If a knock-off company can make the same pieces non-translucent - then i dont see why a more expensive Lego version has issues with those pieces. In the same sense if the consistency of the plastic was the same throughout then we wouldn't have the varying levels of translucency on areas that are the same thickness. It's mostly an issue of display as light cannot be above, below or to the side of the set without seeing through the wings.
  14. Scarilian

    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    It is translucent... You shouldn't be able to hold up Lego and see through it because Lego is made in a way that normally results in solid plastic piece, even air bubbles are meant to be removed as part of Lego's quality control. As demonstrated in the image i posted, the bright orange they have decided to skimp on the quality, reducing the amount of plastic. This weakens the quality of the piece meaning it will break quicker and enabling it to bend easily. It's a technique used by some Lego knock-off's in order to manufacture pieces for cheaper when quality is not the focus - Lego using the technique themselves is a sign that quality was not the focus with that set. Lego has had several price hikes in the UK
  15. Scarilian

    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    I dont feel like these sets are going 'all out'. Lego seems to have dropped the quality for the Guardians ship. This is something i would expect to see from a cheap knock-off, not Lego.