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  1. That microfighter is actually really cute. They're not my thing and I won't be getting it, but I appreciate how they managed to fit Boba in the cockpit and still make a micro version that retains the basic shaping of the source material. As a set that is clearly intended for play I think they've got it spot on with this one. As for the 501st, are they using the same blue as for the current 501st troopers?
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think it was that thinking that killed the movies. There were beasts, but it focused on the Grindelwald story which as a HP fan I loved, but for the general movie goer films 2 and 3 would have been less grand in the beasts/fun department. I also just did not get threatening vibes from Grindelwald in 3. Unfortunately the actor switch just didn't work for me in the end. Grindelwald sounded so menacing in the books and yet in movie 3 came across pretty weak to me. I do wonder if we would have had a thestral by now if not for it being an easy movie set for Lego. And then by extension a baby thestral. So FB may have given us those too.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Ah dear. End of an era. I wasn't expecting more sets so nothing changed there. Sad to see it has ended, but can't lie it went downhill after movie 1. Glad we at least got a Niffler out of it. 🤣
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    What I would like to know is, a couple of weeks ago or so Lego updated their website in the UK and attached the 'Retiring Soon' label to Fluffy Encounter, Divination Class, Defence Class, Brick Built Harry and Hermione and the Crests. But according to leakers, all the Moments books will be going at the end of the year, as will First Flying, Attack On The Burrow, Clock Tower etc, but the don't say retiring soon. Now of course they may not retiring, but the leaked lists are usually pretty accurate. If they do end up retiring is there any reason why Lego basically tells people some will be gone, but others they just let switch to Sold Out with no warning to customers who just look at their official website and don't follow third party retiring news etc. Is it a stock level thing that triggers the retiring label being attached. It seems misleading to me to label some and not others.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I loved the first two advent calendars, especially the Yule Ball one. They felt so Christmassy and yet completely relevant to the theme. Last year's was still good and I really like pyjama Dudley and the birthday cake, although I didn't love it as much overall though. But this year's just feels so depressing to me. If you actually look at the characters included you get: an orphan, a grumpy teacher, the ghost of a girl who was murdered, the murderer, a guy in his battle outfit, a prisoner and what essentially amounts to a head. And then none of the builds are Christmassy. It feels very depressing to me and whilst I appreciate getting certain variants that have no place elsewhere it just doesn't excite me at all. But surprisingly I've not heard many people agree so it's interesting to hear the viewpoint of someone else who isn't so keen on it and who also has no desire to get Christmas variants of characters that don't come from the canon. They kind of work for Star Wars as you would never get Christmas versions of those from the in universe material, but I would prefer to get Harry Potter Christmas variants from the source material as Christmas is a feature in every year of the books/films.
  6. I can't help but think that the updated prints they have used on Wicket and the AT-ST Driver in the new 4+ set were unnecessary unless: A) You are trying to get adult collectors to buy the set purely for completionism, or B) a MBS Endor is on the way and they used this set to make newer prints for those figs that can go in the MBS without taking from it's budget and then that could hopefully be put to the rarer characters. Now it's probably just a case of A, but one can dream.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm hoping for a remake of Hagrid's Hut this year. A Philosopher's Stone one preferably with baby Norbert(a) and a new mould for Fang. Would be especially poignant now if we do get such a set this year.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    RIP Robbie Coltrane. So strange that I was literally moving my plushie Lego Hagrid to a new spot in my room when I read the news. :(
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    @BrickBob Studpants Thank you! Definitely a better scale than the other Hogwarts Express. You tempted to display the car flying over? 😉 @Murdoch17 I think you are far more knowledgeable than me about car scales so I'll let you do the math, but I'd say we have a better set up than we did for recreating the battle between the Hogwarts Express and the Ford Anglia. 😃
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    That would be wonderful thank you . I would love the castle as well as the train, but just need to save ... A lot .
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Question for anybody who now owns the new Hogwarts Express: How well does it scale with the latest Ford Anglia?. I'm guessing just from images it might scale pretty well, but hard to judge without owning the set myself.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    @Salix A pixie is shown looking down at Harry from atop a pile of stuff as he enters the Room Of Requirement.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    And yet ... LEGO
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm just guessing, but as it was meant to be officially revealed on 16th August before Lego spectacularly screwed it up, then maybe that is the embargo date too.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think he probably did. However, if he doesn't know by now how his IG comments will be analysed for proof of Gringotts then more fool him.