BacktoBricks

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  1. Me neither, but the fact is, if this is the best they can do then I am not supporting it. Seems like they can't see the wood for the trees as the saying goes. Speaking of trees, they look like they've been struck by lightning. Maybe the Emperor wasn't happy with the minifigures either.
  2. 'Figures that look like a twelve year old took Sharpie too them.' (M&R Productions) Lol he's not wrong, especially for Luke. The figures don't even look good from the front to me with Luke's black swathes of printing and Leia's olive green boots, let alone the sides and back. Sorry, but 'Chasing the details' is hilarious; they really do lead themselves into criticism.
  3. BacktoBricks

    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    No problem. Like I said above, I don't see how the set can be even half the building like in DA as the piece count is literally half of what WWW is in DA. I can't see how it would be more than an interior playset, so I hope it will be good for those who have DA to use as an expansion and for those who don't to get some aspect of the shop.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Oh goodness you have some patience! I think you did pretty well overall.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Okay thank you. I don't use any building software so didn't know if someone had done something like you have and built WWW in the program for reference.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    How do you know the WWW piece count by the way @NoOneOfImportance? Is there a tool or site that has that info?
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    If that's the case then again even more so it can't be a very substantial build.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    The only redeeming factor I can think of for the theory that DA might not be getting outright replaced is that the piece count for 76422 is supposedly 834 pieces, whereas DA is 5544. So each building of DA is roughly 1350 ish pieces. So going on those piece comparisons, then this new set can't possibly be a more fully formed Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes building or even be as detailed as the DA version. There's a roughly 500 piece difference, so the most I think it could be is more of an interior playset with a little bit of a fa├žade, but not even really a full outer shell. After all, there's not much you can do to make the DA WWW simpler external wise, not enough to save 500 pieces. If this is correct and it can then slot on the back of the current WWW to make it more fully formed that would be most appreciated.
  10. BacktoBricks

    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    It does doesn't it. Granted if each shop was more detailed it would have it's benefits, but at the same time, DA is beautiful and could be expanded rather than replaced. The little archway to Knockturn Alley for instance feels like the perfect way to add on a Borgin and Burkes. It will really take the magic out of it if DA is being somewhat replaced, piece by piece. I theorised on where redoing all current buildings would lead when the D2C Burrow picture emerged, and speculated on how it could turn into a quick redoing of DA, but I didn't actually think it would happen this quick. Buying D2Cs no longer feels like a reward now, the big set you had to save up for, valued because that content rarely gets covered in Lego form. It's too easy come, easy go.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Unless of course you are drawing your info from a crystal ball and it is all essentially hocus pocus, then any info is appreciated. From your hints I'm guessing it's Diagon Alley: Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    If DA becomes effectively obsolete with this new set and Gringotts is compatible with this new build and not DA I will be very sad. A lot of people have invested in DA now and I think it would at least be an acknowledgment of that to wait until that one is off shelves before they release another iteration of it. Our set guesses, Durmstrang Ship, Lovegood House etc show that they are not yet out of new material and therefore bound to be rereleasing everything. Having seen a recent marketing video for the Warner Bros Studio Tour, it seems like they now have a build of The Burrow in the back lot which would explain why Lego might be going to a D2C of that quicker than we might have expected, but in general rereleasing sets that have only just been, or indeed are still on, shelves for no better words takes the magic away from the sets they 'replace'. I will not pass overall judgment on the new set until I see it, but I really hope it is compatible with and expands DA rather than diminishes it by effectively redoing parts of it.
  13. If children like this Young Jedi Adventures set then that's fine, set target met, but it's not for me nor, I would think, a lot of AFOLS. Personally Yoda looks horrific, but it's clearly meant to encapsulate a different graphic style.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    So if part of the DA expansion is for WWW and that is right next to the entrance to Knockturn Alley ...
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Apologies. Well someone's going to be happy, jut not you.
  16. BacktoBricks

    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Now I get what you mean. Hogwarts Express with Hogsmeade platform. Different enough to not make me regret the D2C though. Did you not want a Hogsmeade platform? I could be getting you mixed up with someone else it's been so long now.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Because they are determined to keep the theme going as long as possible and fill up your empty shelves.
  18. BacktoBricks

    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Okay thank you for the clarification. I bought the Hogwarts Express D2C.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    So the two unknown sets are a DA expansion and a Hogsmeade expansion?
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    DA is my display piece so if it adds to it and enhances it then that's excellent.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Interesting. If that's the case I hope it really does add on to DA not make it look akward.
  22. BacktoBricks

    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm guessing they mean a remake of DA as in a variant of sorts of what is on shelves with different shops. If so hoping for Borgin and Burkes and Leaky Cauldron. I can't see how it could be a remake of the current DA shops when that expensive set is still on shelves for another year or so. And bRickbRat said 'expand' DA not replace.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Ooo now I do like the sound of that.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Going on what is currently on shelves, I can only imagine that it would a Great Hall and Astronomy Tower remake from that. Or maybe another Privet Drive as that is retiring. Your crystal ball seems to have been spot on so far, so we'll see I suppose. Neither would really interest me, apart from minifigure potential, but I must admit the thought of only needing to purchase Gringotts straight off this year is a bit of a wallet reprieve.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's been 5 years since the last release of a playset Hogwarts express, but it only retired at the end of last year so I hope they give it at least a year's break without one on the shelf. Not that I think a Collectors' Edition and a playset can't be on shelves at the same time as the market for each product is undoubtedly largely different, but surely the fact that some people will have already purchased the collectors' set would put them off purchasing yet another express so soon and there is also a small overlap of consumers who will go for the Collectors' Edition over a playset. But give it a year or two and they might be ready to purchase another playset express, maybe just for the minifigures, to 'downgrade' from the larger one to free up space, because they have saved some funds to do so etc. Of course Lego often does stuff that seems to make no sense so that's just my thinking. Same here. Although the Expecto Patronum set remains in the back of my mind, but it has been relegated to a doubtful purchase as I'm not sure it's going to be a playset. I really hoping the Durmstrang Ship is one of them, because whilst I know it has negligible screen time, it has more book mentions and it would really help to complete the Goblet Of Fire sets. Plus I really want a Karkaroff! It's been over a week since new information was teased so I hope they follow through soon.