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    <p> I have collected LEGO sets for years and my favorite theme is DC Super Heroes.</p>
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  1. spiderfan2000

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    My first thought was the Batman Returns Bat-Ski Boat to go with the 1989 vehicles, but I'm not sure how likely that is. Maybe it's a new Arkham Asylum or Wayne Manor? I'd be surprised if it wasn't something Batman-centric.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Very difficult to say, seeing as Avengers Tower and the Helicarrier already just got sets last year, leaving no obvious options for such a large price point. From the MCU, I would want it to be an Endgame battle or Asgard set, but I would be highly surprised if it were either of those, seeing how LEGO hasn't demonstrated much interest in going back to making new sets for MCU movies after their release. Maybe it's something for Spider-Man 3? There's not enough information at the moment to determine what the set could be, and the D2C is an even bigger mystery.
  3. spiderfan2000

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Just finished building the three Hogwarts Moments sets I ordered (Transfiguration, Charms, and Herbology). I like the sets more than I was expecting to, and the folding book function that all of them are centered around works neatly. Most of the minifigures aren't very noteworthy, with the crested sweaters being inaccurate to the movies (I am assuming/hoping they are a one-off for these sets. Perhaps they are meant to be an intentional throwback to the older sets for the 20th anniversary?) and Cedric and Cho being odd choices to represent their respective houses considering that the sets seem to be based off the earlier movies. McGonagall is the clear highlight of the minifigures, with CMF levels of detail that elevate it above every previous version. Year 1/2 Flitwick is also a good variant to have, though it would have been better if his hat was included. I now plan on getting the Potions set (the only one I didn't order) so I can have the full wave of sets, and I won't be complaining if LEGO decides to do more sets like these next winter, though I'd hope for more interesting minifigures.
  4. spiderfan2000

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    My LEGO order of three Hogwarts Moments sets plus the two GWP sets has arrived, and three days earlier than the latest tracking estimation gave at that. Building those should keep me busy for a while. The 2002 Basilisk was comprised of molded parts, and I believe it holds up better than the 2005 Hungarian Horntail despite being released three years prior. I think LEGO could do a brick-built version that's just as good or better if they use smart design work. One thing I felt the 2018 version did right was incorporating a ball-joint articulation system, which made it considerably more flexible than the 2002 version despite being a downgrade in practically every other catagory. If they could incorporate that articulation system into a larger and more detailed build (As least as big as the 2002 Basilisk, if not larger), perhaps with a newly molded head, then LEGO might potentially have something great on their hands.
  5. spiderfan2000

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think some creatures can be done well in brick-built style, while others need a mold to be done justice. The brick-built Basilisk in the Great Hall is definitely underwhelming, though I thought I heard a while back that it wasn't originally intended to be included, and was added to the set late in its development, which would explain why it seems so lacking. I think a larger brick-built version with more thought put into it would turn out far better. I do think the 2018 Aragog is an improvement over the previous two versions (especially the 2010 version), and the 2019 Hungarian Horntail is easy to modify to improve its appearance, plus its far more articulated than the 2005 version, which I personally felt suffered from its lack of movable legs or neck. I also think the beasts from the Suitcase set and the Grawp build are also pretty solid. I agree that the molded creatures are great and look pretty spot on to the source material. I think the brick-built style works for larger creatures, where the builds can be large enough to incorporate more texture and details, but molds should definitely be used for creatures that are Buckbeak/Thestral sized or smaller.
  6. spiderfan2000

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    My order for three of the Hogwarts Moments sets and the two GWP sets has shipped and is estimated to arrive on the 11th. Hopefully there are no delays.
  7. spiderfan2000

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Good work! There is clearly a lot of thought put into these lineups and the accessories and I wouldn't be surprised if LEGO follows the pattern you found for a third series. I also agree with this though, as there are a decent number of figures that would be very likely to just show up in sets if we continue to get so many each year. If anything, I think that Year 2 Polyjuice variants of Harry, Ron, and Hermione would be more suitable for a CMF than the variants listed on the spreadsheet.
  8. spiderfan2000

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    The $250 set will certainly be a fun one to speculate on until we get more information. I think Hogsmeade seems like the most plausible option to me, but I could also see it being a Diagon Alley expansion or a Cloud City-style Ministry of Magic set. If the Durmstrang Ship gets a set next year, I would hope that they throw in notable GOF characters such as Rita Skeeter, Barty Crouch Sr., and Amos Diggory. None of those characters really have an obvious set they could be included in, but (with the possible exception of Skeeter) they wouldn't make very interesting CMF figures, and shouldn't need new molds anyways. Assuming this year is Deathly Hallows focused, I hope that we get new molds for Slytherin's Locket, Hufflepuff's Cup, and Ravenclaw's Diadem to add to the Horcrux lineup (I don't expect to see the ring show up anytime soon, unless a DH Dumbledore shows up in a third CMF series or something) Other good candidates for new molds include the Resurrection Stone, the Deluminator, Hermione's handbag, and the Ukranian Ironbelly's head.
  9. spiderfan2000

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm definitely glad I made my order as early as possible. As neat as the Monster Book of Monsters GWP looks, I would not get it if I had to pay those aftermarket prices.
  10. spiderfan2000

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I skipped the Potions set for now because the minifigure lineup was the least interesting to me, with the Herbology set at least having the Herbology outfits, which are nice to have more of. I still plan on getting the Potions set later on, but I don't need it right now.
  11. spiderfan2000

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I managed to do the same. Very pleased that I was able to successfully get the order through with the two GWP sets added. I just wish I didn't have to spend so much time trying to place the order before it worked. Also Happy New Year! After a whopping 744 pages of discussion, now I suppose a 2021 discussion thread will have to be added. I wonder what the odds are that such a thread will reach a higher page count.
  12. spiderfan2000

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Now LEGO's website just goes to a "service unavailable" page that states that an update is in progress. Hopefully it doesn't take long.
  13. spiderfan2000

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    These error messages are getting on my nerves. Hopefully the site allows me to purchase the sets soon.
  14. spiderfan2000

    Marvel Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm glad that LEGO was willing to put in extra effort for the Eternals sets. If the Shang-Chi and Spider-Man 3 sets have comparable levels of detail, then 2021 will be an excellent year for LEGO Marvel.
  15. spiderfan2000

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    All good choices! Pomfrey, Skeeter and Scrimgeour seem more likely to show up in another CMF series if anything, so I am not expecting to see them next year, but I would be happy to be surprised. I am curious to see how many of the 2021 sets will be Battle of Hogwarts themed, as that would impact the amount of room for DH variants of characters such as Percy and Tonks.