BenderBrau

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  1. BenderBrau

    Looney Tunes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Seems weird without any printing but it's correct. He does wear green in some appearances, but mostly red. The addition of his skirt will definitely flesh him out more. Also he needs a second, angry face, this one doesn't fit his character very much. I'm sure the designer have included it, but we won't find out until the series is revealed
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    Looney Tunes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    He definitely should be, at least I think they should go for something different than "people in costumes" in Disney CMFs. Also there's the fact that it's now only 12 minifigs in the series, pairing the bigger (in size) characters with their usually smaller rivals could be the way to give us a more complete cast.
  3. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    That made me laugh, thank you One problem though, it couldn't be an alternate face, he doesn't have any headgear and thus will never have a seconday expression. Although I wouldn't mind getting it as the main face. I had this idea circling in my mind for a while: would it be possible for Lego to print on the "inner" side of an arm (where the wrist is)? I'm talking of course about giving Death Eaters The Dark Marks. It would be a nice innovation to introduce, most likely in a CMF. I know it's not very practical as minifigs can't twist their arms like humans and you'd have to raise their arms to see it, but I'd love if they included that detail - and obviously printing on the visible side of an arm is out of the question,
  4. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Even worse: Ukrainian Ironbelly sculpture on top of Gringotts' broken dome (without the rest of the building), three out of scale minifigs on top of it. And it's the only DH set we're gonna get, the theme ends this year
  5. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Oh wow, what an eventful evening I think I like them, much too early to tell for sure though. Hogsmeade looks just excellent, I hope final product will not be changed too much, Great Hall with the Chamber is actually better than I expected, a bit weird but I like that the Chamber is spacious enough for the basilisk. Myrtle's bathroom is maybe a bit too simple, but we all know cat Hermione is the most important part. Fluffy I find underwhelming, of course I'd rather if it was fully moulded (and posable like dinosaurs) but this type of build seems to be a standar in this theme, so I won't complain (too much)
  6. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    They made 4+ Star Wars sets, which all are PG12 (I think). It's not about films themselves but ingraining the franchise into the minds, it's just a matter of whether Harry Potter as a franchise is deemed, by marketing executives, "worthy" of that. I could see some 4+ sets, or maybe even Duplo (not likely but who knows), somewhere down the line, that is of course if the theme is to stay a bit longer than we're expecting
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Those hints are giving me anxiety. I could get behind "lowering expectations", which we should always do when it comes to Lego sets, it's way too easy to let the imagination run wild when speculating. But now we are in for a shock (or should I shay, Dobby'sh shock! It'sh confirmed ). I can't imagine they're shockingly bad, so they must be much different than what we're expecting. And we're not too comfortable with different
  8. BenderBrau

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Every time a set is leaked some AFOLs say Lego should officially reveal it because what's the point of keeping it a secret anymore. Here's the thing - Lego has spent actual money on an ad campaign and that's a very good reason to stick to the marketing and reveal schedule. They can't just discard the campaign because some people have already seen it and just want to see the official pictures already. Just be patient, you most likely won't get the the set before it's released anyway
  9. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    This should be fun! DH based: 76395 - $29.99 - easiest choice, tent / locket horcrux battle. HRH, patronus doe. It should be interesting to see how they're going to build the manifestation of Ron's fears buildable creature: 76394 - $39.99 - let's say Fawkes 2018 remake: 76392 - $59.99 - I do like the idea of a better Whomping Willow, so that's my bet as well. We all know it's just about giving us proper werewolf Lupin, regular Lupin (maybe hide a transformation feature inside the tree), Padfoot and improved Wormtail. Maybe give Sirius Moody's hair as it was meant to be. Hermione with zipped jacket before she reveals the Time-turner would be a nice touch new non DH set: 76393 - $119.99 - Grimmauld Place, it has to happen someday. Will likely reuse (but hopefully not) the Burrow figures of Molly, Arthur and Tonks, Lupin from the above set too. The only real draw would be OotP Sirius, possibly Kreacher and maybe new Crookshanks if we're lucky anniversary remake: 76391 - $249.99 (D2C) - not possible with the upcoming Forbidden Corridor remake, but whatever: Philosopher's stone challanges - remake of The Chamber of the Winged Keys and The Final Challenge + the rest, inlcuding detachable chessboard and fully moulded Fluffy. Golden figure - Dumbledore
  10. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yes, I can see it being remade - but now with Ford Anglia for the easier escape And 250$ D2C is Hogwarts Express on viaduct and Ford Anglia "flying" around - such an iconic scene!. Of course both Anglias must be different from previous ones and still not fit Harry and Ron side by side
  11. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's weirdly tough to imagine things that are both disappointing and haven't been done in the reboot yet, especially at 120$ price point. It's probably not the sets themselves then, but again selection and/or execution of minifigures, aka lots of reused faces and lack of leg/skirt prints. Excuse me? That's one of the biggest priorities from DH1. Unless Bathilda reuses Helga Hufflepuff's face depending which scene, but if we're going for disappointment - it's just the trio against Scabior and Fenrir.
  12. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's a bit of a hefty price point even for a large train, unless it comes with Hogsmeade Station and perhaps thestral carriages (it can't be possible that thestrals stay exclusive to that one CoG set, can it?). I wouldn't mind it but it's a small chance, and Gringotts is definitely of higher priority
  13. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Iron Man 3's Mandarin, some figs from Prince of Persia, especially Nizam, some PotC non-pirate characters in old-timey clothes like Gibbs or Henry from the last movie
  14. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Oh thank god, it's not just me then I never get why people complain about the camping scenes being too long, there's only 20 minutes of screen time between setting the tent up and visit to Godric's Hollow, when things speed up. And it neves gets boring to me because of the tension between the trio, If the rumor's true about DH sets not being present in this year's wave, that's a bit disappointing but at the same time relieving in a sense? So far the theme has been largely linear and, as has been mentioned, it definitely would feel like getting to the Deathly Hallows means the theme is ending. And it's too early for that. I welcome the idea of 2021 being the celebration year and the normal schedule picking up next year
  15. BenderBrau

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Not too many, but exactly as many as one can add on top of the core melody. And, as impressive as it is, it's not always necessary, but professionals do it anyway just because they can.