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  1. 2018 Lego Trains

    The reference was to "seats". Where in Harry Potter are "seats" important? The Great Hall is one such place as there are seats at the dining tables, and we already know we are getting a Great Hall set this summer. Where else are seats an important element to the site or scene? Trains!!!! "small straw to clutch at" indeed. But there are pages and pages of discussion and speculation on this site predicated on much smaller straws than this :)
  2. 2018 Lego Trains

    Have you guys been following the "Harry Potter 2018 Rumors and Discussion" thread? There's a guy on there that claims to be a Lego designer that worked on the Harry Potter sets. His forum name is Nabii. He is answering some of the questions there regarding the recently revealed HP sets. Look on pages 77 and 78 for his comments. Very interesting answers (assuming you believe this guy/girl is legit). Anyhow, below is a question he answered in regards to the minifig legs that might be relevant to our train discussion. Could he be referencing train seats in that last sentence? "- How did you choose to make "child variants" of the kids? Was it to save space or to reach another audience (because they look soooo adorable!)?" This was a huge discussion in the design team- some of us wanted full sized legs, others wanted kids legs as in the first couple of movies they were definitely kids. And it was not to save space or anything, it actually introduced all kinds of challenges about how to let them 'sit' at tables and in seats and things. (I almost talked about other sets there... sneaky fans!)
  3. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    Oh god, please let this be true! I would love a Hogwarts Express!
  4. Additional cars for 60051 thoughts?

    You are correct, you can easily build 2 additional passenger cars if you get an extra set of 60051. I did this exact thing. I actually bought a second set of 60051 about 1 year ago when Amazon had them on sale for about 48% off. The price was roughly $88, so I bought this to get the motors to run my new Winter Village train instead of buying the motors separately (total cost would have been $55). Anyhow, you can take the pieces that would go to the two 'engine' cars and combine them into one more passenger car.
  5. 2018 Lego Trains

    Don't bother. They are the same images, just a little larger and more resolution. They don't provide any more details, other than that you can see them a little more clearly. I am really concerned that the passenger train looks very awkward in the leaked image, with an abrupt yellow nose. I realize these are preliminary images. I am hoping the finished model looks more refined. But these newer high-resolution images don't provide any newer details.
  6. 2018 Lego Trains

    I think @icemorons got it right when he said it looks most like an EP-5. Although you can't tell easily in this photo, the EP-5 is a double-headed engine.
  7. 2018 Lego Trains

    I like the nose of the cargo train. It reminds me of the F7 or EMD E6 style noses and typical of many American-style diesel engines. Is it a single solid nose mold? Or is it a brick-build nose? I'm hoping for the latter so that I can mod my own proper F7.
  8. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    This newly revealed building is 16 studs wide. So if you mod the height to fit with the rest of the modulars, it could compensate for the 48-stud wide Assembly Square.
  9. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Has anyone done a brick count on the modulars versus this newly revealed building? How many bricks tall are they? The new building looks closer to the recent Creator 3 in 1 buildings (Bike Shope and Cafe, for example) than the modulars. I would guess that this new building is probably somewhere in between the two series. It will probably be difficult to put this with the modulars, even if you mod the sides....it's too small. Unless someone can inform us about the heights of each (which I'm too lazy to do) and confirm that the new building is close or similar to the height of the modulars.
  10. Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    There is also a leaked image of the Ideas 'Ship in a Bottle' set.
  11. 2018 Creator Sets

    Since the PIrate Roller Coaster is a 3 in 1, we might get 3 new rides in one set. I will probably buy 3 copies so I can have all three built simultaneously.
  12. Expanding Winter Village Happening this year?

    Is it too much to ask that a moderator would answer this question? Surely they all know the answer. Will there be a Winter Village competition this year?
  13. My least favorite by far is Santa's Workshop. IMHO, the Bakery, Post Office, and Toy Store work extremely well together. It's true that the Cottage is too large, but I put it by itself in my village, and that seems to minimize the disparity in scale. I have a hard time, some years, finding a spot for Santa's Workshop. I just don't like it.
  14. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Go to page 215 on this topic. You will see the leaked photos. The next 15 pages (to this point) over the past few days have been speculation as to the authenticity of this photo.
  15. Yes! I too don't understand all the fuss over Modular interiors. You will never see the interior while on display. But I think we are the minority on this point. Based solely on the comments I read on this forum, it seems most believe the interiors are the most important feature.