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  1. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    It might be, or just an ornament. Or maybe it's meant to represent a chocolate frog still wrapped in foil. Yep! I think so too - Harry Potter has remained hugely popular despite the books ending in 2007 and the movies ending in 2011. Regardless of Fantastic Beasts bolstering the brand, I think it survives well enough on its own anyway. That said, I don't think Lego would make large waves if there was a year without a Wizarding World film, maybe just one or two sets if anything. I think they gave her regular legs so that she could sit at the teacher's table, which I think is worth getting rid of the skirt.
  2. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    The other Wizarding World sets, in order of smallest to largest, excluding the Great Hall, are supposed to be: Aragog in the Forbidden Forest (presumably with Harry and Ron, based on Chamber of Secrets) Unknown Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald set Newt Scamander's Briefcase (with brick-built creatures) The Whomping Willow (confirmed in the Great Hall press release; likely to contain the Weasley's Ford Anglica) Hogwarts D2C. As for the CMF series, a list of them was previously leaked that is now doubtful, because that list included Nearly Headless Nick who is instead found in the Great Hall set. So the CMF figures are a bit of a mystery at the moment.
  3. Lego BrickHeadz 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    As someone who has never seen any appeal to Brickheadz, that Go Brick Me set is absolutely wonderful. So many pieces for a really generous price, and so much opportunity for creativity! You could make yourself, or you could make all sorts of characters. Really great stuff.
  4. LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    Hands-on video of Yoda's Hut!
  5. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    The Toy Fair one is an earlier prototype, the official pictures are the final set. Thanks for the link! I like the sliding stairs function which they kept on the final model, it's pretty sweet but I hope it's not awkward to push around. Glad they took out the table flipping, those gears look awkward and as Mata_Nui suggested, it'd be a bit fiddly with loose food pieces getting caught under the mechanism. They clearly wanted that to be a suggested scene for kids to play out, considering they're posed having their duel in the official pictures. That doesn't suggest that any feature remains in the set however; just that you can pose the figures to re-enact that duel. I understand, but at the same time I'm thankful that we saw anything at all. Lego really didn't have to reveal any of the Harry Potter sets this early, and it's nice to get a glimpse into their design process and see what was included in the original prototype versus the final product.
  6. LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    Not sure how to properly embed these images, but if you scroll through the photos on this webpage, there are 3 photos of Yoda's Hut along with Jurassic World stuff. The hut looks really lovely!
  7. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    For those who are disappointed with the Basilisk, I think a great Basilisk could be MOCed out of the Ninjago Movie Green Ninja Mech Dragon. I wonder if someone has tried that yet.
  8. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    Yep, they were! So it's possible that a brick-built Lupin werewolf could happen in the Whomping Willow set, but we'll have to wait and see. If LEGO stick to Years 1-2 for now, I imagine that if this wave is successful they'd move on to subsequent years. So if there aren't any Prisoner of Azkaban elements to the Willow set and it's purely based around the Ford Anglica crashing into it in Chamber of Secrets, at least we could reasonably expect Year 3 elements in future releases.
  9. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    Not really anymore - the inclusion of Nick in the Great Hall set rather than the CMF series throws the information we had into some doubt. Either the rumoured lists remain accurate but the figures are spread about in different sets than we thought, or the rumours weren't fully accurate. However, I think we can safely assume that Harry and Ron will be included in both the Aragog set and the Whomping Willow set as they're both crucial in those scenes. Beyond that, we can really only speculate. The only one I feel secure in guessing is the Aragog set containing a brick-built Aragog with Harry and Ron. The Whomping Willow is a wild card depending on whether or not they continue to just focus on Years 1-2 or if they include elements from Year 3 for that set. If they do touch on Prisoner of Azkaban there, I hope for Lupin, Sirius Black, Snape and maybe Peter Pettigrew. I personally prefer the grey, I think the accuracy helps the model (even though the sand green is pretty nostalgic). I'm really excited about this wave too! Yikes. Accio funds. That would be nice. If they do use Year 3 elements in the Willow set, a brick-built version of Lupin as a werewolf could be interesting. It'd be nice to properly convey his height and shape in that form (the previous version of him as a werewolf was fairly comical rather than accurate), or Sirius in dog form. Although with Sirius I could see them just using a black version of the existing dog mold. --- In regards that Toy Fair display, I'm so glad that it seems to confirm that there are Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff banners! So glad Hufflepuff is getting its dues, hopefully we'll see a Ravenclaw torso in the CMFs or elsewhere.
  10. LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Glad Stitch got 10,000 supporters! I think it has a good chance of passing its review. If so, I would definitely pick one up!
  11. Jurassic World 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    Interior does seem pretty sparse. I think in terms of upcoming themed buildings, it's not quite as impressive as the Great Hall for Harry Potter or the Sanctum Sanctorium for Avengers. That said, the front facade remains good-looking.
  12. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    I don't know that for sure, but based on the choice of sets it does seem that Years 1-3 (if not Years 1-2) are the focus of the main line sets, at least. The Whomping Willow could have Year 3 stuff, but considering that it's meant to include the Ford Anglica it may be primarily Year 2 based. The Great Hall mixes Years 1 and 2. Aragog in the Forbidden Forest is from Year 2. So actually, now that I think about it, it's possible LEGO is only focusing on the first two stories for this wave of sets. However, the D2C and the CMFs may include things from later films/books. We'll have to wait and see.
  13. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    I always thought Ravenclaw would get a torso before Hufflepuff ever did, so it's surprising that Hufflepuff is going to be represented first! Still, I reckon a Ravenclaw torso is bound to follow soon enough. Hopeful that Luna in a Ravenclaw uniform will be part of the CMF series, considering that the list we had for CMFs now seems a bit doubtful. However, if the CMF series sticks to the Years 1-3 timeline we're seeing in the sets, perhaps not Luna. The stickers are a bit of a bummer, but I agree, this set overall is absolutely delightful. I believe the Whomping Willow was confirmed to attach to this set. The UCS Hogwarts will likely attach also. Oh wow, didn't see that! Damn, this set only improves the more you look at it. I have to say I prefer the older Hagrid, but that umbrella and the lantern are sweet. I wonder if LEGO are doing Years 1-3 for this wave to bank on nostalgia, and if it's successful they'll expand into later years in another wave?
  14. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    Here you go!
  15. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    I just read Kotaku's article, and they specifically say "reversible" banners, so yeah I think they must be! I love this set more and more.