GalacticHippo

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  1. This discussion is making me excited for whatever's coming in the second part of next year! They don't have any tie-in movies to cover and they've already done the typical re-dos like an X-Wing and TIE...so the next wave will hopefully include some of this stuff 🤞Prequel/TCW/Mando minifigures please
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I like the idea of connecting the modulars through storytelling - there was a police officer in the Detective's Office too, maybe there could be a continuation of that set's illicit cookie smuggling story
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I'd rather not get into a discussion about the merits or flaws of police, rather was pointing out Lego seems to avoid creating controversies or backlash (e.g. they haven't re-made Java's Palace, they make socially conscious statements etc) so this would perhaps be uncharacteristically risky for them if this leak is actually true.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    It feels like a strange decision to make a police station... I know Lego says the police sets do well, but I was under the impression that was because of kids liking the police playsets as opposed to AFOLs who (generally) don't focus on the 'play' aspect of the modulars. Plus the police are far more controversial than any of the other modular subjects we've had so far, so it seems like a poor decision that they'd choose to release it knowing there might be blowback. Lego posted a strong BLM statement this year so we know they're at least somewhat aware of the political and cultural climate they're operating in.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm excited for the sets but I still feel disappointed about the minifigure selection and agree with people who wanted some new characters instead of rehashes. Also if Lego didn't insist on using the wrong skin tone for Cho, all of the characters included would have light nougat heads. Meanwhile the Slytherin book could have had Blaise Zabini, and we still haven't gotten Lee Jordan or Angelina Johnson (or the Patil twins outside of the Yule ball). I hope the rest of the 2021 sets gives us some new characters
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Has there been any discussion about how the WB license affects what they can make? I imagine that might also pose some restrictions on making book-only scenes/locations/character (unfortunately)
  7. I just extracted the image from IG and it looks like 3187 to me! I can't take credit for it, that was my friend who guessed it 😂 And looking at the slightly higher quality image, it does look a little more like a Saurin
  8. Could that guy next to the devil be Elis Helrot? (deep cut, but the outfit seems kinda similar and the face is quite pale)
  9. That was fast...I'm glad we're getting 3 Modal Nodes! And Wuher makes an appearance. That looks like Garindan next to the troopers, right? And does anyone know who the two on the right are, above the stormtroopers?
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    The Australian shop@home site lists it as available now with a "FREE exclusive Hagrid™ & Buckbeak™" for any HP over $200, so would that be the same thing everywhere? Is there a specific GWP for Diagon Alley that isn't the secret stand?
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm going to optimistically assume we will get a better Lucius in a CMF S3 like how the CMF Bellatrix was vastly superior to the Burrow's one!
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    "extended campaign" Well they got that right, this is the most over-extended, drawn-out affair I've seen so far. This is already a mess, I'm not looking forward to trying to buy it on release day
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Wow, it's beautiful! I can't wait to see the high res pictures of the interiors and all the details. Come on Lego, the cat is out of the bag! Give us those crisp renders 😂
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Now that you mention it, Cormac definitely seems like a possibility since he's associated with both Quidditch Supplies and Weasley's Wizard Wheezes. So far it seems like some of the minifigures can be linked to multiple locations (the photographer fits with both F+B for the book signing and the Daily Prophet storefront).
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    This reveal is almost comically underwhelming, considering everything we've seen (and bought) and even official-ish outlets like Brickset had already published images of the minifigs.