BacktoBricks

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    <p> Lego Harry Potter </p><p> Lego Harry Potter Great Hall</p>
  • Which LEGO set did you recently purchase or build?
    Lego Hogwarts Castle

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  1. Is this a guess or do you know the contents of the set?
  2. BacktoBricks

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Yep. No sun or new HP Lego for eight months. Dark times indeed. 😥😉
  3. BacktoBricks

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    No problem and thank you for answering. :) I tried searching for the info but couldn't find it. A real mixed bag then, but HP doing the best out of all themes, even beating Star Wars and Marvel. As a Star Wars fan that still makes me very happy because I am loving this theme. I just caved to nostalgia and won an auction for the Fluffy piece from 2001. Really wanted the Forbidden Corridor set as a kid and never got it, so I told myself that getting the old Fluffy couldn't harm as it will still be a while before Lego come back to Philosopher's Stone, if at all.
  4. BacktoBricks

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Taking this years 1-4 idea with a grain of salt considering nothing is confirmed, as much as I want sets (and figs) from the later films as I was in a dark age last time they were around, I also like the idea of infilling from the first few years. Having just re-watched all the films, I have a new appreciation of how well Lego has covered the movies so far with sets and figs, but there is obviously the glaring omission of Lockhart and the Chamber of Secrets from Year 2. Saying that, I can't see Lego releasing a Chamber of Secrets when they have included the Basilisk in the Great Hall, and I can't seem them retiring the Great Hall just yet when the set is apparently selling so well and it plays a major part in the modular castle system they seem to be creating. So I'm not sure about a Chamber of Secrets or any other set that really requires a section of castle (say the troll scene or Forbidden Corridor) coming anytime soon because it messes with that system. Making more sets from the first four movies certainly wouldn't be hard though: Privet Drive, Diagon / Knockturn Alley, The Burrow, Shrieking Shack, the Lake task, Durmstrung Ship etc. They all seem like fair size sets though rather than a wave with a spread of prices. To be honest, as long as the theme keeps going long enough to cover the later films eventually I rather they take their time, but I'm just happy with what we get anyway. The idea of a time with no new Harry Potter Lego seems ludicrous now, but also a scary memory that will surely become a reality again at some point so I want to enjoy it whilst it lasts.
  5. BacktoBricks

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    No problem. I never get good deals in my area lol.
  6. BacktoBricks

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    No not really. They have had discounts in the past, but no more than other HP sets I'd say. Unless you happen to find some lucky super local deal.
  7. BacktoBricks

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Ah okay. Just taken a look at the article. There's a couple of conflicts with Star Wars sets that other 'leaks' say aren't retiring yet, but I agree Stonewars is usually reliable. And I would expect the FB sets to retire soon. In fact I got Newt's Case the other day on that logic.
  8. BacktoBricks

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    I'm not doubting that you're right, but how do you know those sets are being discontinued? I can't see anything on the Lego website saying as such.
  9. BacktoBricks

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    To be honest, I think the only thing that connects the Gingerbread house to the Shrieking Shack is the fact that it is a snow covered building. Otherwise it looks nothing like the movie version of the SS. I think the Clocktower build actually looks closer design wise to the SS than the GH.
  10. BacktoBricks

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Meanwhile, the parents get 71043. 😂
  11. BacktoBricks

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    No that makes sense :) And I think the theme continues to provide that versatility with the Knight Bus, Clocktower, Hagrid's Hut, Graveyard and Horntail. Even if you're not into HP these sets can appeal for other reasons.
  12. BacktoBricks

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    That will have affected sales of the train then I'm sure. But don't get me wrong, I really like the Whomping Willow set for the car, tree and that Filch figure which is a fantastic likeness, and have nothing against it selling well. And to see the Harry Potter sets doing so well in general is brilliant. :)
  13. BacktoBricks

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    I'm just going on my country (the UK). The train has never been an exclusive in the UK and seems to be the one which gets the most interest when there is a sale / on deal websites. The WW on the other hand has received some large discounts at certain times and even been stocked at a gaming store.
  14. BacktoBricks

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    That is very interesting, just as knowing how the theme is selling, but also seeing what sets made the top 10. The GH does not surprise me, but I would have expected to see the Hogwarts Express as the second both on account of it's iconic nature and the fact that it is also a train which even those who don't like a theme often pick up anyway. The Whomping Willow on the other hand has the iconic Ford Anglia, but what looks like a rather unremarkable section of the castle. I'd love to know what drove buyers other than AFOLS to go for that set. Was it the marketing showing the set joined to the GH? The fact that it is cheaper than the train (maybe the train will sell as well in the end)? Or have the statistics been skewed by discounts on certain sets? The fact that 71043 has also sold so well is great because that is not a cheap set so to reach the top 10 is fantastic. :) Can you say what the other sets on the top 10 list were just out of interest?