BenderBrau

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  1. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    This line is getting outrageously expensive if these rumored prices are true (and I mean overall cost to have them all). 250$, I did not expect another D2C (or quasi-D2C like Ninjago City Docks) already. By bet is on Hogsmeade, but I also wouldn't mind Gringotts with a very deep underground section to fit the roller coaster tracks and the Ironbelly that's on par with the Ninjago dragons Same here. Don't mind the stickers for the title and eyes, it's just that the build around them doesn't even try to resemble the actual prop. It could a deliberate choice due to the play feature, but still not a good looking thing.
  2. BenderBrau

    Lego a Christmas Carol

    Somehow I understood a ghost would need a new mold Yeah, a night cap is tricky, although I reckon it's not the only reason the ending scene was chosen. @Karrit nails the reasoning behind this decision, I'd also add it's just easier to make relatively simple minifigs of a boy, his father and an old man in vintage clothes.
  3. BenderBrau

    Lego a Christmas Carol

    What kind of molds? It's supposed to be based on a book, not any specific adaptation. I doubt the figures we're getting are anything more than designer's interpretation, and so would be the ghosts.
  4. BenderBrau

    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I don't think even finally seeing Diagon Alley gave me such a reaction when I saw the Christmas Carol. Sweet baby Jesus, that's a marvellous GWP. I always wandered if Lego would ever make a set based on this story, it's such a staple of Christmas but they already have the WV line and Scrooge's house would hardly fit in there. Making it a GWP was a brilliant idea! Can't wait to have it
  5. BenderBrau

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    35, that's ludicrous. And vast majority of them I'm seeing for the first time! Ideas has gone crazy these past few months. It seems like getting to 10K is not a big deal anymore, you just need to either use a popular licence or make a large detailed building (bonus points if it can be both), then post on post on social media and just watch the votes coming Quick comments on all of them, becuase I have nothing better to do, starting with the oldest: Trabant: that's a better looking model than Lego's Fiat! But it may be too niche of a car, not "cool" enough, plus large scale vehicles are taken by Creator/18+ theme, we haven't had a car in Ideas since Caterham. Chances are slim to none Bangladesh National Parliamennt: Nice little model of a building nobody outside of its home country knows it exists. It would fail to find an audience in the west, plus it's just an architecture set. Chances are basically none Temple of Hermit: I voted on this one, it's a beautiful model and would love to see it made. Some say it may clash with upcoming Ninjago City Gardens but I disagree, there's quite a difference between traditional Japanese architecture and what Ninjago does (besides Temple of Airjitzu). We haven't had a set like this since the mentioned ToA, I'd say chances are decent Caribbean Clipper: it also had my vote, absolutely stunning ship! It's just so unfortunate that in its entire time of gathering support Pirate Bay has managed to reach 10k, be approved and put on shelves. If it weren't for that set, the Clipper would very likely be the one in its place. But now chances are slim to none. House from Up: I will always vote for Up until it's finally made, hopefully Lego will cave in someday. It's hard to tell the chances with projects already rejected, but they shouldn't be too low with a movie that well regarder. BMW: good models, but again it's just a large scale car, Lego already does them. chances are slim, but slightly better than Trabant's due to BMW's wider appeal. Bonsai: another one of my votes, love this Idea. I'm hoping Lego will someday do a tree with a full, realistic looking foliage, Treehouse's was decent but still not on par with some professional mocs. With TLG's recent venture into relaxing building (Forma, mosaics) targeted at adults, I'd say chances are pretty good. HeroQuest: I know some people would love a RPG board game translated into Lego, but I don't think it's a good idea at all. Not if the board is to be played with like a normal board game, which includes ability to pack it all in one box. I could be wrong though, hardcore RPG isn't really my thing. Chances are likely better than I think (which is poor) Portal 2: I'm a fan of the games, of course I'd love to have it. It's just a shame that portal mechanics/play features are physically impossible to translate into the real world, although with Lego's revenue they could invest in the technology Somehow I don't think Portal (and other Dimensions licences) has a real chance, but it would be a nice surprise Sheriff's Safe: really like this one, cool little desk decoration and an actual (simple) locking mechanism should be doable. Hopefully one of the designers will see it as a challenge and make it happen. I'd say it's one of the strongest contenders here Doggos: pure cuteness, although the models in the project are a bit too similar to the small "Year of the (chinese zodiac animal)" sets in size and techniques. if Lego decides to approve it I think they should do something a bit different. Chances are decent, though. The Bakery: beautiful, but it's just a building, too similar to modulars and because of that its chances are mediocre at best. Can't deny though a 19th century city building in Lego form (especially with non modern minifigs) would be a dream come true. Exploratorium: great model, will never believe it's under 3K pieces, but that's not the point. Better chances than previous project thanks to its uniqueness, but If made Lego would very likely trim down its size and functions, potentially losing some of its greatness. Windmill: another fantastic build, kinda similar to Treehouse with "outdoor adventure" theme but still feels unique enough and it's just a grat design. Chances are decent The imperial fortress: it's so obvious it's a result of Barracuda Bay's popularity. Nice looking building with pirates nostalgia, that's it. Almost no chances Gold rush mine roller coaster: don't really like this one, but it could be just me not seeing the appeal of mines, regardless of the setting (Moria being obvious exception ). I don't see it being made, especially as it's clashing with Lego's own Fairground theme Seagull Bay: even more obvious Barracuda Bay wannabe. There's more substance and detail which makes me like it a bit more, but chances are still close to zero Southwest plane: excellent job. Ideas is the only platform (outside of Creator/18+) where something like this can be done, so unless Lego is already planning their own plane this project has a pretty good chance Calendar: another cool desktop accesory, very neatly done. I know I'd love to have it but also I'd be lazy and change the date maybe once month I can see it being approved. Brickwest studios: fantastic project, very clever way of doing western theme by making it a film set. Would love to see it done, but it may not be feasible with how minifig heavy it would have to be. Fast food corner: I like it ok, although it's not as strong an entry as the bakery. Also a modular, chances are close to zero Animal Crossing: haven't played the game, probably never will, but judging by the popularity it could have the strongest chance out of licenced ideas Community: one of the best comedy shows out there, I would definitely like to have it. It maybe "too soon" as Seinfeld was just approved, but we thought the same about Seinfeld Discworld: I've never read Pratchett, but this design is definitely eye-catching. It was rejected once 7 years ago, but today Lego may be more daring. It wouldn't surprise me to see it approved. Ocean House: same deal as the windmill, "outdoor adventure in an exotic setting", with about equal chances; personally I like the windmill a bit more, although the ocean house would surely make for a great set as well 31 Minutos: same as the Bangladesh building, too regional, no wider recognition, no chance Night at the Museum: It's not hard to tell if people voted because they liked the movie or because they want Lego to finally make a museum set, not just exhibits (hint: it's the latter ). It may have a smaller chance due to double licence (movie and the museum, not really sure how licencing such a venue would work), but definitely wouldn't mind it being chosen Avatar: seems to be all the rage right now and would sell like hot cakes. Pretty strong chance if there will be no licencing issues. Naruto: another popular franchise, would find it's audience pretty easily. Wouldn't be surprised if approved Hocus Pocus: it may be the case of YMMV, but I don't think it's as popular IP as Home Alone; it could be populer as a semi Halloween themed set, though. Medieval market: already seeing Blacksmith wannabes? And a modular on top of that? No way it's gonna make it. Beautiful design, though Schitt's Creek: never seen it, but I'd like to someday. Probably about the same chance as other comedy show projects. Starry Night: may be the best of the bunch, such a fantastic Idea with even better execution surely has at least a good chance. But it needs to be done like the project, not simplified like the mosaics or, even worse, those sketches. Ratatuille 2 Or How I'm Goint To Pester Lego Until The End Of Time: we've had reuploads before, but never this fast! It could potentially break the Ideas even further: people will follow suit, start resubmitting failed projects, which should hit 10K no problem (people wlll vote for their favorite project, no matter if it's already been rejected) and suddenly half of ideas in review are ones that we've seen before, circulating wave after wave until they're all approved (or the rules change). Pretty interesting to see what comes of it. Fall Guys: never played it, probably will someday as my nephews want this game. Don't see it having very strong chances, as popular as it is I can't recall any Ideas sets based on current fads
  6. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Don't want to risk it yet, but IIRC previous CMFs had - initially, at the release - limit of 20 (I might be wrong, of course). I think there's a possibility increasing the limit means there won't be full box for purchase on S@H, but still you can get it if you order 60.
  7. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    A dream come true would be Hogsmeade village - Honeydukes, Three Broomsticks, Hog's Head, Shrieking Shack and maybe train station (with new Hogwarts Express). The figs are up, but no full box (yet?). Limit is 60, should I trust a person who will be fulfilling my order will understand that I want to receive the full box if I have 60 in my cart?
  8. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Ooof, now that's revealed the PS Harry is indeed in the set, I'm really tempted. But I promised myself to buy the CMFs first and make some room to display it. Besides my budget is wearing thin after I purchased some of the HP sets from ebay (8 sets at total 33% off RRP, half of them I already have but I couldn't resist since there was Great Hall in the lot, which is near impossible to find at a decent discount in UK ).
  9. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'd love that too. I wish Lego made capes with more substance to it, ie ones that cover more than just the back. I'm thinking something similar to Invisibility Cloak from CMF, but with a bit of open space for hands
  10. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    What would really be the best is the old pink, a bit lighter in tone and not as vibrant
  11. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yes, that is a really nice surprise. Fantastic, although weirdly specific piece, wonder how long it'll stay exclusive to this set, what other uses it may have. I'm loving this, the previous photos made the pink look over saturated, but on those official renders it looks alright. And given how, as pointed out eariler, it's a movie accurate representation of a row of shops (plus WWW), I take back my previous criticism, The set looks gorgeous from both sides. The only gripe I may have is that spiderweb inside DP office, although I probably won't mind it once I build it. The minifigs... still don't feel like they belong in a 400$ set. I expected a few repeats, mainly Hagrid and young Ron and Hermione, but the ones that are supposed to be exclusive are partially done with generic pieces. Not to mention the fact that the trio all use the same torso is just cheap. It's riddiculus that the best looking one is Fortescue, who I didn't even know had a (very short) screen time before he leaked.
  12. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    So what the hell is building the QR code supposed to be for? They gave us a whole week to build it, how nice of them, but what it will give if the reveal is going to be on the same day?
  13. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    it could be revealed on 31st (still monday, aka next week) and available for purchase next day. Knowing Lego it's a viable, albeit terrible option
  14. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I do agree, the old head is still good and it would be fine if they reused it, but I also like and appreciate the new one. Ollivander seemed to be genuinely excited to have Harry as a customer (and did show a restrained smile) so the print fits, fixed sideburns are a nice bonus. Not sure if new torso was necessary though, the print is marginally different. If it really is reddish brown like the previous one (there is a chance it's dark red, it's a little different from the twins' suits which are definitely reddish brown) then it was rather pointless. Probably not an original idea but is anyone else thinking of using the new mosaic frames to display the minifigs? It's not exactly the cheapest option, but I like how customisable they are, you can do 32x32, 48x48, 16x96 and so on. Hopefully their price on BL will drop with time, I don't really want to buy the whole set (read I don't want 3000 studs which I will never use )
  15. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Not sure if it's common knowledge, I mighthave missed it among the billion replies since the leak, but someone on IG has pointed out Ollivander in the DA set is different from the GWP after all. Torso looks to be dark red, his face has a slight smile and it kinda seems like they fixed the sideburns and extended them to the hairline.