RogueTwo

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  1. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Anyone have any idea when Diagon Alley might come back in stock in the US? I keep ordering it and changing my mind, and now I really shot myself in the foot, seeing as it might be gone for months again.
  2. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I started thinking seriously about the omissions from last year's 75978 Diagon Alley. It's almost 100% certain that we'll be getting a Deathly Hallows Gringotts Escape set next year. Honestly, I think $250 would be the perfect price, if not a little too pricy to do the scene justice. For a $300-400 price point, I think they could randomly throw in the Leaky Cauldron, but I hope there isn't another LEGO Harry Potter set that's so expensive. I just can't see the Leaky Cauldron happening as a standalone set, at least not until this theme is old and grey. Not because it's a pub (we all know LEGO doesn't care about that) but because it's a dark, dingy, and fairly generic building. Borgin and Burke's seems much more likely, possibly at the $80-ish price point. Other shops, such as the Magical Menagerie and Eeylop's Owl Emporium, will probably never ever see the light of day, and honestly I'm okay with that.
  3. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Sadly, that number seems more accurate than what Textorix estimated above Thanks, both of you, for your quick replies!
  4. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Has anyone been able to figure out exactly how many grilled 8x8 dark tan plates are present in the upcoming wave? I would like to Bricklink solid replacements for some of them. Thanks! Oh, and Textorix, you're one of those people on the Internet who just astonishes me with their ingenuity and brilliance. Your layout just made it even harder for me to wait until June
  5. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's really strange that different regions have different sets available for pre-order. The conspiracy theorist in me thinks that the US gets Fawkes, Wizard's Chess, and the giant buildable figures because demand is expected to be lower for those sets, and LEGO can therefore more easily meet that demand. That said, my even-more-conspiracist-side also wouldn't be surprised one bit if the rest of the sets go up for preorder in all regions on Wednesday, after the Double VIP promotion ends.| EDIT: Against my better judgment, I preordered Wizard's Chess for myself and Fawkes for my girlfriend. She is also interested in the giant buildable figures, but I won't pay full price for those things without a special occasion to do so.
  6. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I agree, but it's odd, because I think the new Basilisk is one of the best LEGO molded creatures ever made
  7. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm in the same boat! Except I'll be Bricklinking the old Fluffy. I kept holding out hope that the new one would be better, but...nope. The generic minifigures and poor build seal the deal for me. This is the first time I'm passing up a Harry Potter set because I want to, not because I can't afford it.
  8. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Occam's Razor says that "Hogwarts Moments" is just the codename for Gringotts
  9. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Thanks :) Yeah, it's hard to justify that set, even on sale, when Fluffy is going straight in the parts bin. Even when it's present as an essential part of the modular Hogwarts display, the Forbidden Corridor build easily stands out as the weakest link. I mean, I'll probably still buy it, but only after the rest of the wave (minus the enormous minifigs, which I have no space or use for).
  10. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Are there any exclusive minifigure parts in the Fluffy set (other than the golden Hermione, obviously)? It looks to me like Harry and Hermione have the same torso as Neville in the Flying Lesson and Ginny in the Chamber of Secrets; and Ron has the same torso as Harry in the Chamber of Secrets. It's all a bit confusing, but from a minifigure point of view, it should be easy enough to skip the Fluffy set, right? Thanks in advance. I really hope someone can help me answer this question.
  11. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    In the US, the Flying Lesson is the only August set, for reasons best known to someone other than I
  12. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I disagree. I'm sure it will thrive. This is one area where LEGO can learn from their mistakes. Having said that, my feelings have somewhat soured after the initial joy of new pictures. Here is my ranking now: 1. Hogsmeade (not perfect, but as good as I could hope for at the price point) 2. Hogwarts Polyjuice Potion Mistake (better than the subject matter has any right to be) 3. Hogwarts First Flying Lesson (surprisingly sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing for...a wall) 4. Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets (chock-full of detail, minifigures, and accessories, but the build is a step back. Comparatively <insert that tiresome argument>--let's see if Eurobricks still censors that word) Edit: Yep, they did 5. Fawkes, Dumbledore's Phoenix (the design is lifted mostly from Hedwig, but I can't really complain with what's there) 6. Hogwarts Wizard's Chess (this set is not structurally sound, and it appears incredibly boring to build) 7. Hogwarts Fluffy Encounter (the Forbidden Corridor from 2001 was a better set) 8. Harry Potter and Hermione Granger (technically well-designed, but I suspect these will be in every Target clearance aisle by Christmas; next to the freakin' Chamber of Secrets, and at a mere $10 price difference, who would choose this?)
  13. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Ah, I see. Thank you for clarifying!
  14. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Jedi Jac Penguin has set # 40500 listed some kind of minifigure pack. And I thought some other reliable leakers had confirmed that it was Quidditch with Harry, Cho, Malfoy, and Zacharias Smith, or something like that. But maybe it was fake, I don't know.
  15. RogueTwo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    So no news yet on the Quidditch Minifigure Pack yet, huh? That's odd. Or not. I don't remember what time last year we first saw an image of the Students Pack.