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  1. Alexandrina

    Future Castle Sets?

    I hadn't considered that! My second dark ages are basically a perfect match for the period where brown was at its worst, so I often forget that was a thing. Gives me hope that we might see such sets in the not too distant future.
  2. Alexandrina

    Future Castle Sets?

    This is honestly such a good idea imo that I'm surprised Lego haven't already thought of it. Even if their internal research isn't solid on a castle theme, they're aware of the existence of the AFOL community - and a well-chosen bulk brick box in the right colours could leverage this community's desperation for good sets and bricks while also appealing to kids who just want some plastic blocks they can click together and don't care a jot about medieval settings.
  3. Alexandrina

    Future Castle Sets?

    Exactly. I think there's a decent market for a Castle theme that's generally your typical Castle theme with action-oriented sets, with the addition of an annual large-scale modular set which when combined makes a grand castle.
  4. Alexandrina

    Future Castle Sets?

    This is an issue I think all trans people of the Harry Potter generation have to grapple with. My personal boycott doesn't extend to Lego, though I obviously completely respect the many like you for whom even the Lego sets are a bridge too far. I stifle my completionist tendencies though, limiting myself to the Castle-related sets - because I see those Castle parts as a useful way of channeling my creativity into projects from a trans voice. In addition, I like to support the modular castle sets specifically because I want to add my voice to the chorus of approval for the style. A modular non-licensed Castle theme is in my opinion the perfect theme. I completely agree with you - we need more representation for the parts of a castle that don't concern themselves with knights and swordplay, and while I appreciate that devoting the big set in a conventional Castle theme to a great hall might not be too much of a hit with kids, having such a room as the key feature in one of a number of large sets would I think satisfy plenty of AFOLs.
  5. Alexandrina

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I have literally zero stakes in whether Pepe Le Pew should be made or not, but Lola Bunny is almost certainly more well known amongst the generations that are going to be spending the most on these figures, AFOLs aside. Space Jam is twenty-five years ago now, and she's been a prominent part of the main Looney Tunes gang ever since. For my part, I grew up with Lola as one of the core six through Baby Looney Tunes, the better part of two decades ago. I'm not sure I could even tell you what creature Pepe Le Pew is, since I literally cannot visualise him. Am I misremembering, or did the first Fantastic Beasts wave have 22 because it was designed as a sixteen-figure Harry Potter wave and then something unexpected happened with Fantastic Beasts (either the release date got moved up or it was unexpectedly popular, I don't know what) - which is why that series has the main cast of Fantastic Beasts awkwardly shoehorned in, cause they were a last minute addition
  6. Alexandrina

    Latest impact of other themes on historic themes

    I definitely hope so. Shops in the UK are due to open on the 12th, presuming there's not another spike in the meantime, so I might try and get to the Lego store in either Bristol or Cardiff and see if they have any kicking about.
  7. Alexandrina

    Latest impact of other themes on historic themes

    Not sure actually, though I imagine so. I'm actually not sure how I'll get hold of it since it's not on Bricklink - it's two years old, so surely it would have been added to the database by now if it was forthcoming, and the sort of person who buys exclusive parts at BAM is probably not the sort who sells their entire collection on Facebook at bargain prices two or so years later
  8. Alexandrina

    Latest impact of other themes on historic themes

    Yup, it's (Image stolen from Makoy's BAM parts index)
  9. Alexandrina

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I've genuinely never seen a Smyths anywhere, so if I want the Burrow it;'ll be coming from Lego directly
  10. Alexandrina

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    That's the way of it. An explosion of info, five pages in about an hour, then back to the same cycles of speculation.
  11. Alexandrina

    Latest impact of other themes on historic themes

    The latest development on Harry Potter suggests that the chess set - previously thought to be the £250 D2C - is actually a £70 set, likely minifigure scale. There's the possibility of some decent Castle parts to make up the chess pieces if that's the case, so fingers crossed.
  12. Alexandrina

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    If the chess set's not huge-scale, does that bode well for castle-related parts? The pieces, if minifigure sized, might be a good source of helmets and such
  13. Alexandrina

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Nobody ever said the whole wave is changing though (or if they did, I missed it). Just that the big D2C and the chess set might not be the same. To be honest, a £250 chess set always seemed too expensive to me. How many pieces would that be? It certainly wouldn't work as the chess set the trio get through in PS, because the castle as a whole would have to be HUGE to accommodate it. There's no way the chess set is duplo or minidolls. No way at all. It doesn't fit the Harry Potter brand at all.
  14. Alexandrina

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Scenes when the D2C is the Durmstrang Ship...
  15. Alexandrina

    Do you buy old sets

    I buy plenty of old sets - too many, to be honest, if I think about my bank account. Often I find it's better value to buy a whole set than just a single out of production piece - for example, picking up the old Maiden's Cart for a tenner when I wanted the hennin; yes, I'd have saved money just Bricklinking a hennin, but a lot of the other parts are useful to have too. Never new though, and if the box comes with that's a nice aside. I want the bricks, not the cellophane.