Yope

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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Definitely sounds feasible, alternatively I could maybe see it being based on each house. Where the “experience” is being a student at Hogwarts with a common room/dormitory including spellbooks/pets/wizarding hobbies. I love the idea of getting a different house ghost with each set. And it’s significantly the biggest early wave we’ve ever had with 4 moments sized sets and 2 hospital wing sized sets. Twice as big as this year in fact, I hope Lego takes it easy with the summer 23 wave to compensate but they seem to be releasing as much as they can possibly sell.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Another instagram story from lego with "the magic is you" linking to a video of Luna's actress on the lego Harry Potter site - does this imply that we're getting the D2C reveal soon?
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's a really valuable GWP as far as I'm concerned, absolutely love the Flipendo easter egg, great spot! Just out of interest, what has everyone ordered to get the GWP? I went for Grimmauld Place (can't wait) and the First Flying Lesson - they're both exclusives so unlikely to get them on much of a discount anyway.
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    [MOC] David Tennant's TARDIS Console

    Normally I try to stick to Harry Potter lego but I think a tenth doctor would be my most desired figure - it's possibly the most moc'ed fig never to be released. In fact a whole Doctor Who CMF series would be perfect with various doctors/companions/aliens. @somelegothings_ any chance you have the lego ideas TARDIS that you could put your console in? I know the other details wouldn't be consistent but it would be fun to see!
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    [MOC] David Tennant's TARDIS Console

    Love it! Also just been re-watching Doctor who for the first time and it's so great. I've recently bricklink-ed a few parts to make the Doctor and I love the console you've made, very inspiring - the hand in a jar is a particularly brilliant touch!
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's an interesting set description. I personally don't like the inclusion of quotes, display panels etc so I hope these don't feature too prominently in the set although I'm pretty sure this will be a pass for me. It sounds like it will be a very large scale model in order to justify the price and from the description it doesn't sound like there will be much of a station, let alone 2! I think the minifigs are the most interesting part of the set: - The 1st year trio will likely only have one exclusive figure (Ron) as we've had the Harry/Hermione figures in the 2021 advent calendar - It'll be nice to get the 3rd year trio with the mid-legs/faceprints/hairpieces that should have been included in the 2018 set - Lupin might get a new print but it doesn't seem necessary and the dementor will presumably be the same as the ministry set, trolley witch also wouldn't need an update - Very cool to get a conductor - I love the minor characters that flesh out the world a bit - It'll also be interesting to see the HBP figs, black suit Draco is fun, hopefully Luna is in a duller pink colour and Harry is a new fig - I hope the Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff students are named because there's plenty of options still out there - I'm also interested to see how they do the epilogue figures
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Cool polybag but not an essential for me. Hard to keep track of all the new owls! The rabbit and hare are cool potential additions for a transfiguration classroom or Hogwarts grounds. On an unrelated note, when the new boutique hotel came out I decided I would try swapping out the pink in QQS for light nougat and I’m delighted with the result. It’s a shame the colour didn’t exist when Diagon Alley was released. Link below for anyone interested. https://www.instagram.com/p/CdDa9mArUB_/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    The lego disney train with station was £300 so say we had the same with Hogsmeade station too then it would be easy enough to get to the price point (still seems way more than it needed to be). As much as it's hardly a solid source, a Hogwarts Express D2C is a no brainer at some point assuming there's a few years to go. In other news... My latest obsessing over the summer wave yielded an observation that the top right room of Grimmauld place seems to be Regulus' room - the top left room is clearly Sirius' room with the Gryffindor plaque. But the other bedroom has what I'm sure is another Slytherin's locket piece above the window, even if you can only see a bit of the side.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    As with the supposed Hogwarts Professors accessory pack I'm very dubious about this "leak". But it's fun to entertain the thought. If the set is to include the station and the train then I think there will be a couple of carriages otherwise the station would dwarf the train. A train with carriages in a station at ~500usd would still probably pass as minifig scale with compartments in each carriage. So we could see a lot of figs. My guess is that the set would be based on the Philosopher's Stone as this is the most iconic scene. This could include Molly with hat, Fred & George (for first time at a younger age), Percy, Ginny, station guard, other assorted students. Presumably a good entrance to platform 9 3/4 mechanism. Perhaps a separate plinth with 19 years later Harry, Ron and Hermione. There certainly is potential and it could be a nice display piece. Totally not fussed if this is the D2C, as with last year I'm sure it'll be better than expected. We'll get Gringotts, it's the glaring omission and lego know that - it better be compatible with Diagon Alley when it does come but I'm not bothered if it's 2023 or even later.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm surprised that some people find this an underwhelming wave for minifigs. We've been given some of the most desirable characters that are always mentioned here like Kreacher, OotP Sirius, OotP Tonks, Yaxley, Werewolf Lupin and they all look amazing with new molds, recolours, great print, leg-printing, etc. There is zero need to worry about missing characters - if anything it's good that we're missing some major names because LEGO will definitely have ideas for them in the pipeline, they're clearly slowly filling in the gaps with the figures we're missing. Add to that some of the other less prominent new characters which for me are the most exciting to really flesh out the world like the 3 polyjuice Ministry workers, Mary Cattermole, Thicknesse and possibly my favourite of the wave Madam Pince. And some great new variants like Filch, Molly, Shacklebolt, Lupin, Harry and Luna in the Thestral set. Not to mention Crookshanks, Mrs Norris, Fawkes, baby Thestral. We've been totally spoilt as far as I'm concerned and it feels like no expense has been spared. Any re-uses of previous prints are appropriate and there as so many brilliant new face, torso and leg prints. I actually think the production costs of the figs might be why some sets seem quite expensive but for me personally I'd much rather LEGO didn't cut corners and upped the prices a bit if necessary, I wait for good sales anyway. Separately... the Tonks and Voldy heads are a strange one. Tonks one is probably in Grimmauld place which is again very generous. Otherwise they definitely could be from an advent calendar or CMF (the Diagon Alley Harry leaked way earlier than this a couple of years back). I think the Voldemort face is most likely from the Dumbledore duel or the final battle. Which leaves two options as far as I can tell: - Either the advent calendar is OotP themed with references to the Ministry battle/Grimmauld place etc - Or the D2C is the battle of Hogwarts centred around the courtyard which I'm personally less interested in as I prefer Hogwarts as a school to a battleground.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    This is a dream wave! Thank you LEGO!!! Some potential all-time greats here, the Ministry and Grimmauld Place stand out the most but I'm amazed how good the Dumbledore's office is. Madam Pince is a work of art - I adore this inclusion. Baby Fawkes, new Filch, Mrs Norris, new invisibility cloak... all amazing and the set itself is beautiful. Sooooo delighted to get a Kreacher and OotP Sirius and Tonks. Always nice to get a new Fred and George too. Grimmauld Place is so clever with lovely details: Crookshanks, extendable ears, the Troll foot umbrella stand! Ministry is perfect, love the colours, the offices and both display options. Minifigure selection is unbelievably generous - 10 figs including statue plus 3 polyjuice alternatives. Yaxley, Thicknesse, Mary Cattermole, patronus cat, Slytherin's locket are sublime. Thestral set is a great choice for the small set of the wave, Sirius escape is nice but feels slightly empty - I like the foliage and courtyard build. Horntail is an improvement but a skip for me. Shrieking shack feels a bit pricy but it's great. Interior a bit lacking but that's to be expected with an abandoned building! All in all a fantastic line up, absolutely delighted with it!
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Thanks a lot for this @evanevanevan! I really like this sort of thing and the results seem very solid. I always feel like the Clock Tower set is slightly underrated so nice to see it be well regarded. 2020 definitely packs the biggest punch: 2018 (3rd, 5th), 2019 (4th, 6th, 10th), 2020 (1st, 2nd, 7th), 2021 (8th, 9th). I'd love to be able to see next year's ranking, I feel like Dumbledore's Office, the Shrieking Shack, the Ministry of Magic and the D2C could all have a good chance of making the top ten.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Any excuse to bring up my table again of the most prominent missing characters as of the end of 2021. Obviously this omits any missing variants but there's still loads of significant figures we're missing and the summer wave doesn't seem to be ticking anything off the list. Screentime Mins Book Mentions Narcissa Malfoy 6.75 Percy Weasley 486 Barty Crouch Sr 5.25 Kreacher 312 Percy Weasley 5 Bill Weasley 302 Xenophilius Lovegood 5 Barty Crouch Sr 295 Fang 3.5 Ludo Bagman 246 Rita Skeeter 3.5 Rita Skeeter 188 Scabior 3.5 Igor Karkaroff 165 Aberforth Dumbledore 3.5 Peeves 164 Igor Karkaroff 3.25 Winky 162 Nigel 3 Poppy Pomfrey 156 Kreacher 3 Rufus Scrimgeor 153 Mundungus Fletcher 3 Mundungus Fletcher 147 Bogrod 3 Angelina Johnson 135 Katie Bell 2.75 Xenophilius Lovegood 124 Marge Dursely 2.75 Katie Bell 116 Rufus Scrimgeor 2.5 Charlie Weasley 110 Cormac McLaggen 2.5 Lee Jordan 109 Blaise Zabini 2.5 Fang 105 Poppy Pomfrey 2.25 Ernie Macmillan 92 Helena Ravenclaw 2.25 Narcissa Malfoy 89
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I must say I'm very sceptical about this rumour. It's a similar format to the leaks from kingnono(?) in previous years. None of their posts are confirmed true and some are provably false. Nonetheless, I'll entertain the thought. I don't think a professors accessory pack is a bad idea but I struggle to think how we'd get much new. In previous years we've had 2 new prints (Marauders map/Ravenclaw torso then DA list/dress piece) so I don't think we can expect too much in the way of new characters. I'd not be surprised if we got a repeat of Snape and McGonagall from the moments sets or a Lupin/Filch from the summer wave. In terms of new characters I don't think Binns/Pince would be doable with one new print/piece. I think a Lockhart in duelling club attire would be great - a good pairing with Snape for playability and not something we'd likely get elsewhere (already had a duelling club reference in last year's great hall). A Grubbly-Plank figure feels double with the scarecrow hat piece and perhaps the torso of the short guy from the Home Alone set.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Love these kinds of questions! 1. Diagon Alley 2. Clocktower 3. Astronomy tower 4. Burrow 5. Hogsmeade 6. Hagrid's hut 7. Knight bus 8. Hogwarts Express 9. First advent calendar 10. Hogwarts Chamber of secrets And a bonus shout out to the Umbridge's encounter set that was way better than I expected.