Metanoios91

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  1. Metanoios91

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    The new dragon head mould from the next Ninjago wave could be used for the Ukrainian Ironbelly in the Gringotts set
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Use the blue, pulled down Wildstyle hood piece to keep the fabric down. Looks good and works perfectly (third pic shows it on Kingsley)
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    You have a small typo: the books measure 16x10x6 (not 16x16x6) Stonewars says Gryffindor book is dark orange. Slytherin Sand green, Hufflepuff dark tan and Ravenclaw a lighter blue (not sure which). These colours refer to the new 16x10 element with handle bars to attach the rest of the book cover.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I also hope they make a new beard mould (+ bald head) for him which would be the best case scenario. But if they had to reuse a part I think they might recolour the Filch hair and give us just one smaller white new beard piece or printing (which wouldn`t look all that great). The text on promobricks implies that we get the Monkie Kid head phone piece recoloured in dark tan for the ear muffs, because the text says the students wear the ear muffs around their necks. So they seem to have at least a budget for recolours for these books. The McGonagall could even come with a new printed dark green skirt piece since they originally had designed hers for the Great Hall set, but after play-testing with kids they decided to give her legs instead so that the kids could sit her on the table. This was mentioned by one of the designers in a 2018 brickset interview for the first wave
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Judging by the article on promobricks and the builds they mention that come in these books I assume they are actually a combination of the classroom (in one book "half") and small builds like armchairs, trunks and closets for the common rooms on the other side of the book. The promobricks article mentions those side bulds, specifically the armchair for Slytherin, closets and book cases for Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw and the closet and trunk for Gryffindor. There is no closet or book case for example in the green houses or an armchair in the potions classroom in the movies, but they make sense in the common rooms. Further details like portraits, rugs, emblems and windows are added through stickers. If you compare the concept with the Disney books you get a pretty good idea how they could look These book sets are for smaller children as gifts and incentive buys. A few hundred pages ago we discussed the themes appeal towards girls and these are for younger girls (and boys) to collect. Not every set is geared towards you as an AFOL. This is a toy for children, too. The designers even added Flitwick in a new and desirable variant so that we as adult collectors also get something out of it
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I got the Iron Man mosaic in Germany for 85 € (including taxes) this weekend (RRP is 120 € or rather 117 € because of the temporary retail tax cut but that will be gone in January). I'm waiting for the Beatles one to go below 80 till I buy it
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Just wait a few weeks and they will be discounted below 85
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    The promobricks article mentions a brown, dark orange book cover for the Transfiguration/Gryffindor book (dark red looks sometimes like reddish brown in photographs) . The other 3 are in house colours though they don't specify if it's green or dark green for Slytherin, for example
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    These are a bonus wave and are targeted towards a different audience. The mosaic is released with the next line-up of ART mosaics and the books are intended as gifts/impulse buys The next main wave of sets will be in June with regular sets. There could be a store exclusive set in the winter wave but the exclusives don't get leaked this far in advance. Like the 4 sets in the Ninjago 2021 Season 13 wave suggest there might be a fifth store exclusive like Unagami's dragon last year
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Marcos Bessa mentioned a Fat Friar easter egg (not in the form of a minifig) in an Instagram Q&A a few months ago. I imagine he was alluding to some of the sticker art work that we are getting in these House-themed classroom books. I think they will reuse the Disney Princess book moulds but in more earthy/darker colours and minifigs instead of micro-dolls
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    And the new head print for the Daily Prophet photographer which matches Karkaroff better than the photographer himself (Black heard vs grey beard, angry expression and so on). The speculation is that they have designed the face print for Karkaroff but released it with the DPP. It's not like Lego hasn't a history of reusing face prints but why did this character get a face print that isn't even all that screen-accurate?
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    Updating Your Harry Potter Minifigures

    Krennic from Star Wars. You can still get him as a really cheap key chain in some Lego store. You just have to remove the chain and metal rod, then you can use the head and white cloak just like on a normal minifig
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    Updating Your Harry Potter Minifigures

    Yes the dark blue hat, torso and robes were from BAM. You can still find them in some Lego stores if you ask the staff, because they have unopened BAM part boxes in the back, or you can order them on Bricklink (just search "BAM").
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    Harry Potter custom builds and moc's

    Finished Diagon Alley today. I love the set and it's design, yet I made some slight modifications while builidng it. A simple one was the mascot of WWW which in the Lego version has only plain black plates as eyes. I exchanged them for the printed 1x1 plate from Ninjago City which is white with a black square in the middle to give the eyes more realism and depth. I also improved the colour mismatch on the hand a little bit. Currently working on a QQS mod and a Malkins MOC.
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    Updating Your Harry Potter Minifigures

    I made a few more custom minifigs (to populate Diagon Alley and other parts of the wizarding world)