Markalus

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  1. The bittersweet irony that junior sets have no stickers when it’s mostly adults complaining about stickers.
  2. Updated info I got from LEGO customer service is that pre-order for Darth Vader’s castle at S@H is only available for US and Europe, not Australia. The good news for Aussies is that it will still be available to purchase on Dec 1st from S@H and is expected to be available via regular LEGO retailers (i.e. not exclusive).
  3. Brikky, Amazon.au became a proper store late 2017 with free shipping on orders over $49 so hopefully it will become available there. But, being an exclusive I doubt we will see any discounts any time soon so a better option would be S@H. At least there is VIP points and currently Han mud trooper poly. As you pointed out, things have improved significantly for us Aussies on S@H recently! I love the castle; it has everything I could ask for. Maybe updated royal guards would have increased the ‘value’ for collectors but I can’t see how they could improve the previous design. Actually, the Tie Advanced looks a bit rubbish at this scale; there is nothing but studs behind the cockpit window piece.
  4. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    This was another victim of ‘scheduled Toys R Us exclusive’ here. The good news is that it’s apparently now being released to mass market retailers. The bad news is it’s curently only avail. at LEGO S@H on backorder.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    If that microscale Diagon Alley turns out to be a promo/GWP then that is a pretty impressive set! If not, then meh. I still believe they will release a new full minifig scale Diagon Alley at some point. The previous one is gorgeous. I can only imagine what higher piece count, newer parts and newer ‘official’ building techniques will do! Also, the inclusion of Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes would add so much life, colour and character to a new version.
  6. True. Maybe a better comparison is Jang’s arbitrary measure of “volume of stuff”.
  7. Looks like a fun set, great minifigs and has captured all the iconic scenes. Unfortunately it doesn’t have enough display appeal for me personally but it’s exactly what I expected from the leaked info. If only it weren’t $500 Australian dollars! For comparison, Hogwarts Castle is over 6000 pieces and costs $650. SW fans are getting seriously gouged.
  8. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, it’s possible. Just not likely imho. I think it’s more likely they would release a complete updated (& probably higher piece count) version of the original, which is such a great set. Having said that, I would never have imagined The LEGO Ninjago Movie spawning two huge modulars!
  9. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    When I initially suggested it looked microscale you disagreed and said it looked system/minifig scale. Personally I’d love them to release Diagon Alley as separate highly detailed modular buildings that they release each year. But I can’t see it happening. Whatever the outcome, I think the strategic placement of it in the Hogwarts designer video has had the desired effect; the online discussions would be invaluable market research for TLG.
  10. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Nice pickup! It does look like a microscale Diagon Alley. The designer is a massive HP fan so it’s probably one of his MOCs. I’m sure the choice of background was very deliberate though and it’s interesting that it’s in a part of the video that he talks about “fans enjoying finding all the Easter eggs”. It wouldn’t be the first time they have put an Easter Egg for an unreleased set in a designer video.
  11. MODS warned about speculation regarding CC a couple of pages back when I asked the same question. To paraphrase; unless there was hard evidence of its existence (such as a leaked picture), I think the term used was "Or else".
  12. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Great! In warehouse is what you want!
  13. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    It definitely said “Pre-order this item today; it will be in by 1 Sep 2018" initially and then it changed it to “available now”. It’s wasn’t a sign-in thing.
  14. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Let’s hope so. Pre-orders is a great step towards pre-empting demand. I still think they will be overwhelmed with orders though.
  15. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    If it’s anything like the UCS Millennium Falcon release (and I suspect it will be) then I doubt there will be stock available come Sept 1st. In my region they are allowing 2 per customer too, which is crazy!