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  1. Yope

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Great suggestions, to be honest I've been really wanting Crabbe and Goyle for a while too. The minifig selection, if nothing else, in the June wave is really excellent imo.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Promobricks will know what they can and cannot share without displeasing LEGO. Those with knowledge in this forum are bound by their sources as to what they can reveal. So in both cases we've heard what we can for now, sadly! That's exciting! Where did you see this? Does make sense and seems similar to the Ninjago gardens set, I hope it's not a buildable Fawkes.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    We've been told everything possible already though. Some people out there will no doubt know every detail of the August sets but it's just not available to go public yet. I can't wait to find out either but we'll just have to wait and see. I'd love those first suggestions but I think the post-2018 remakes are much more likely given the hints we've had. I'm feeling inclined to agree with others about Gringotts being the $120 set. It's good timing to be on the shelves at the same time as Diagon Alley, a PS stone themed set makes sense as an anniversary remake of the first Gringotts set, and the $120 price point seems about right given it would be slightly larger than a quarter of Diagon Alley but wouldn't include the dragon. This would then allow the 2021 DH wave (which I am still expecting) to give us the dragon and vaults.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    As far as I'm concerned, we've been told that the sets will be both unpredictable and very disappointing. Also that those who don't like the June wave will be especially disappointed. So it's likely also anniversary related and certainly not a follow on of the 2018-2020 sets. In any case, those in the know have told us what they can and most of us are thankful that we've been able to drastically lower our expectations. There's no point in asking for more info or expecting any news soon, I'd honestly prefer if we were able to spread the discussions out until August rather than know everything now and have an agonising wait (although it would be helpful to rule some purchases out for budgeting reasons). In terms of the June wave, what minifigs are people most happy about getting? For me it's Colin Creevey first as a significant character we've never had before, then Professor Sinistra as I'm looking forward to having her occupy the top of the Astronomy Tower, then Gilderoy Lockhart because I think the new outfit will be a standout. I'm fearful that we'll get JFF in a Hufflepuff jumper with badge to complete the set from the Hogwarts Moments series, when really it would be nice to get all the students in their respective versions of house robes (the same as Draco's DA torso).
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Every time I see this angle it's so satisfying how close the actual set is. The ordering and colouring (bar the slightly bright pink, but we've discussed that to death), the angle of the QQS window, Florian Fortescue's canopy, the paved edges and cobbled middle of the street, the sign posts, window shapes, flying snowy owl... the list goes on. That raises a question - is the snowy owl Hedwig? After all Hedwig appears for the first time later in a cage. If not then we have our first non-Hedwig snowy owl in lego, a whole new character! ...shame about the reprint smh.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    What June sets are people most excited to get full pictures of? My order is this: 4. Fluffy's corridor. We already know what Fluffy looks like and I'm not excited about the figs or interior of the build. 3. Girl's bathroom. I'm looking forward to seeing how the sinks move, what Hermione's cat head looks like and finally seeing Crabbe and Goyle. 2. Hogsmeade. I'm quite looking forward to seeing the figs but very excited to see the interiors. 1. Hogwarts Castle/CoS. So many unknowns here, does the cliff open for the basilisk to enter the chamber? What do any of the interiors feature? Is there a slide? What does the CoS look like? Mostly I can't wait to see what is for me by far the most exciting minifigure line up.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's occurred to me that this Draco (from Diagon Alley) is not accurate to the actual appearance in the films where Draco wears a jumper - this was mentioned on last year's forum as it was an odd inconsistency compared to the trio's Gryffindor torsos. I think this has to be because they had the girl's bathroom set in mind, the torso is perfect for Crabbe and Goyle's robes:
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    What do people think about the olive green colour choice for the basilisk (assuming that's what it ends up being)? I don't mind it but part of me feels that sand green, dark green or dark bluish grey might have been more accurate. If there was a dark teal colour then that would have done a nice job.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I don't deny that there was outcry! But I think a lot of us are thankful for being nudged to set more modest expectations. With regards to the great hall - I'm personally still not a fan, but I agree that people will warm up to these a lot. The full sets with stickers and new minifigs and creatures will give us all plenty to enjoy.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    No need for the apology! It's all part of the fun as far as I'm concerned. A curveball like we've had with this year's sets is a magnet for overreaction. I've got to the point now of just being intrigued about what August could bring, I'm sure it'll be more anniversary sets but it's exciting to have no real idea!
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think it's hard to judge tone/intention on here. I think @Guyon2002 was simply advising us to temper our expectations (which I'm personally happy about as it will likely lessen any disappointment), its been some of the users who have been dramatic about it in my opinion. And it's not up to @Guyon2002 what can or can't be shared, this is up to whoever the source is and there's no need to get any negative attention from Lego.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think it's clear these sets are a one off. The green roofs, stackable modules, gold figs, throwback scenes etc. are all because it's an anniversary year. But it's surely a one-off for the 20th anniversary and we'll get the DH sets next year. Personally I quite like the change of pace this year, it's a fun idea and they've used it to fill in the gaps where we missed certain sets (e.g. Chamber of secrets) which would not be at all compatible with the 2018-2020 sets.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    It looks like this drill piece is used in sand green for turrets... not too sure how that'll look if true.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Not sure whether it's been mentioned before but the pale blue bathroom floor is presumably an allusion to the flooding which is nice. And, more interestingly, there are multiple floor plates as seen from the side which perhaps allows there to be a hole beneath the sinks, otherwise a single 8x16 plate would surely have been used.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I have a feeling this opinion won't go down well! I'm very surprised that some people seem to have abandoned all hope in this theme. It's certainly true that the June wave looks more "playable" and less film accurate than the 2019 and 2020 waves and the August wave looks certain to continue this trend with more anniversary related sets. I personally don't like how blocky the builds are and repeated use of panels. However, I get a huge nostalgia rush from the references to the original sets and so do many others in this thread. It's not perfect by any means but these two waves are almost certainly a one-off: the green roofs, stackable sets, subject matter, etc. is all a throwback to the early sets and will all, I'm sure, be unique to the anniversary sets this year. Lego knows what everyone wants, the DH sets/Gringotts will come just as the student accessory pack, Astronomy Tower, missing minifigures, Burrow, etc have all been ticked off our previous wishlists. This wave is good timing for Lego, as a few sets (great hall, hogwarts express, quidditch) come off the shelves they are immediately replaced by this wave. Then normal service will resume. This is not the apocalypse! Having said that, I understand the disappointment - but at the very least this year will be a year of bricklinking a few cool minifigs and saving money for future sets.