BacktoBricks

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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    O ye of little faith. If there is something coming, you can bet Lego will let us all know about it ... several days after it's leaked.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think that kind of shows that if it did somehow turn out to be Gringotts, Lego would be on the money (pun completely intended), but they could be referring to the free GWP we all know is coming for all we know because Lego has a history of hyping the underwhelming.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's Dragold isn't it. I mean, what more would we need. 🤣 (On another note, I cannot afford nor keep displaying / storing this amount of HP Lego 😂)
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    As they've gone there with these buildable statues I really hope they do release a Ron. However I don't think it will happen because Lego is the king of inconsistency and doing the illogical, plus unfortunately I don't think Ron on his own would sell as well even with the lower price point for the single figure. I think Harry is probably the draw of the set for the majority of buyers; I myself would not normally have gone for this type of set as I love minifigures and location based sets, but it was Harry in his cape that got me. As it is I just display him rather than the duo, but if I could get Ron I would definitely display them all together. In the UK the set is only available through Lego direct or exclusively from a toy store called Smyths and I picked mine up from Smyths when they had the set reduced from £120 to £90. I must say that even that felt a little expensive, so I can see why the set might potentially not be shifting well at RRP.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Lego must know how well a Quidditch minifigure pack would sell surely. Kids would love it because of the 'battle' and 'game' potential, AFOLs would love it for the figure MOC and amassable potential. It seems like a no brainer, unless they want to make it a small but pricier set like they're effectively doing with the SW Dark Trooper set.
  6. The rumoured Death Star Fight Scene set could well be from TROS, but Disney's moved on so Lego will probably just throw in a token set here and there like with PT stuff.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Me too, although I do understand the reasoning in terms of letting characters sit down for play. Still, Moments Sprout with legs was a downgrade for me compared to CMF Sprout with skirt, whereas McGonagall was an upgrade primarily because of the skirt and then the hat/hair was just the sweet icing on top. I don't see why Trelawney has to sit down in this set anymore than McGonagall in the Transfiguration class book, but .
  8. From what I've heard, there had to be a build element to their product if they were going to sell it. Hence why 20th anniversary Obi-Wan poly could be sold because it had a buildable stand, but other individual figure polybags have been GWPs.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I mean I don't normally read much into them, but I just find it strange that with this one, Ron's outfit is the only 'made up' thing. Which is why it has me questioning if it is 'made up'. Otherwise it just annoys me that a kids' activities book can have DH references despite the comments about it not really fitting their brand.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    So I've just got the Official 2022 yearbook with Lucius minifigure and what I found really interesting / totally ironic, is that one of the activities in the book is a 'find the right path' game to help Ron, Hermione and Harry reach Bellatrix's vault. The accompanying picture also shows the Harry minifigure in the Grawp and The Burrow sets, Hermione's AT head and hair combo on Bellatrix's body, but Ron gets a new outfit. Now I'm not sure if the outfit is made of parts from another theme, but I don't recognise it. That being said: 1) Why include this DH reference considering the comments about it not fitting with their branding so well? It could have just been help Harry find his own Gringotts vault ... And 2) Considering that all other characters pictured in the book are either from current sets / CMFs, one from an old set (Narcissa Malfoy), or they are just students pictured in the generic Hogwarts uniforms, could Ron's outfit and the inclusion of this puzzle suggest a Gringotts is coming in 2022, seeing as this is the 2022 yearbook? It could just be that they needed a picture of Ron in DH Gringotts attire to go with the puzzle, but like I said I find it a totally ironic decision if so. Interested to see what you all think and if anyone with the book recognises that torso from anywhere else.
  11. Rey and Dark Rey, or Rey and Kylo on the Death Star ruins?
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    It could be an error, but Promobricks has three of the Moments books on its recent end of year EOL list; the Potions book is now on the list too. So that would leave just the Transfiguration book. Thought I'd mention it in case anyone still wants that one and thought they had more time.
  13. I think you're on to something there. I'm surprised we're not getting a baby Wampa *cough* ewok.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    The chess set was a Lego shop exclusive for the UK at first, but it has now become available, in I think about the last month, as an exclusive at the department chain John Lewis. Fawkes has always been available at the Lego shop and exclusive to Argos in the UK since release. Since the supermarket Sainsburys and Argos are the same company, Fawkes can also be found on Sainsburys' shelves. I can't comment on the chess set as I don't go into John Lewis, but my local Sainsburys does seem to sell the Fawkes pretty quickly.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    In the advent calendar.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Ah thank you. Sounds like an appropriate colour.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Is this a guess or do you know it will be black? Black would be cool, but Promobricks didn't say as far as I can find.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I know, but I think people thought they might reuse those pieces anyway.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah like I said, it's not just the fact that they chose a 'dark scene' featuring a killing curse, but from the general chatter on this forum Moody's DADA it's not the most memorable DADA scene either. People were expecting Lockhart and pixies or Lupin and Boggart. Add that to the fact that the Moments seemed to be aimed at the younger audience, choosing a scene which focuses on torturing and killing a spider rather than say, conquering pixies or 'fear' seems questionable and how this translates to any more memorable or marketable than a DH set I don't know.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Probably Helga Hufflepuff's
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I doubt it. The Clocktower was a part of POA and it helps visualise the time turning aspect. A clock on the outside of the building will help to create a 'play feature' for an otherwise quite basic castle section.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I hope one of the 'sweets' is a Skele gro bottle even if that was from COS.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm glad we get a Pomfrey although we are clearly recreating the castle again when the old Clock Tower is still on the market so that just seems like a recipe for consumer confusion.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I love it. DH is too dark or not as memorable, but the first thing that sprung to most peoples' mind when they think DADA book was Lockhart and Pixies or Lupin and Boggart ... So Lego do the darker, clearly less memorable Moody unforgivable curses scene.