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  1. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Hufflepuffs will not be happy But at least Hannah had speaking lines (in a deleted scene, but still) She might have a chance if there were to be another quidditch themed set seriously, any form of people/starter/battle pack would be great to get charcters like these, who fit neither bigger sets nor CMF, the Spider-Man one (40343) seems to be well received, we can hope Lego will do something similar with HP
  2. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    You missed Hannah Abbott, though she'd be in the 'unlikely' category. Also... Nigel. But do we really want him? I sure don't
  3. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Yeah, no surprise here, it was just a matter of whether it'll be 2020 or 2021. Better for us it's sooner than later Aside from the trio? Could be anyone, but probably again on the more famous side, with little chances for characters like that hunchbacked guy from PoA or the singer of The Weird Sisters
  4. BenderBrau

    DC Superheroes 2019 - Rumours & Discussion

    Let's hope you're not right, although given it's size - 29cm, longer than 76119 - that's a possibility. But if it's really a GWP as the set's number implies - holy WOW, that's a thing of beauty! Definitely a must have
  5. BenderBrau

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    Thought you were referring to pieces in general, e.g. why have another curved slope or wedge when there are so many already I don't know if it's popular or not, don't see it discussed here, but I HATE big figs, mainly their semi squat pose which you can't change, way too comical and too different from a minifig.
  6. BenderBrau

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    I don't see how this is unpopular. I'm not against BHs themselves, it's just that vignettes have so much charm and go well with the "main course", Winter Village sets. At least they could do one Brickhead, one vignette (and not just for Christmas). Again, hardly unpopular, especially on forums mainly occupied by adults My opinion: some of AFOLs vastly overestimate their power, clamoring that if classic themes were to come back, they would outsell any other theme, bring back the company to former glory etc. Just becaue they would buy them, doesn't mean it would be enough to consider such a revival succesful. Also with the new standards, pieces and techniques, it's guaranteed they wouldn't be fully satisfied, because the sets wouldn't look and feel the same.
  7. BenderBrau

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    If their review was simply postponed, I think it would be mentioned in the message and closing comment sections wouldn't be necessary. I searched for other instances of archiving an Idea project, it happened many times but always because of an existing licence or a licence belonging to competition, and never after it achieved 10k. The reason for archiving was always clearly stated in the message, but not this time. Hopefully we will find out soon, in this thread on Reddit Coosey_Goosey said he'll discose it if Lego will allow.
  8. BenderBrau

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I think it's fair they informed us. It's not that these projects were simply not approved after the review, it's that they won't be reviewed at all. If it was kept a secret, you'd be thinking they were tested properly like the others, when in fact they weren't. Something must have happened that hasn't before which resulted in premature rejection of both projects. The weird part is that we're not given the actual reason, in fact, given the closing of comment sections, we're not supposed to know.
  9. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Having Gringotts on top at least makes sense in terms of play value, because of the dragon climbing upwards right through the bank. I also mentioned earlier that in this configuration the building should be detachable if you wanted it with the rest of DA. Sort of? But Rancor pit + Jabba's palace is what I'm really thinking of. It's not the prettiest thing but realistically it's the best solution in a standard set and as long as both sections are separable, it's not really a problem, it's just up to a consumer which way they prefer
  10. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    8 sets? I'm talking about 4. And yes, Gringotts with the vaults would be twice as large as others, but it wouldn't be D2C expensive. I imagine the vaults themselves could be about Batcave sive (to accomodate the dragon), plus Gringotts on top, altogether creating about 1500-1700 pieces set. It's a bit much, but not unheard of
  11. BenderBrau

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    One building per wave could potentially work if we knew for certain there would be two waves a year. With 6 main locations (I'm not counting on Lego to recreate anything that wasn't in the movies) this subtheme would be finished in 2,5 years. A good course of action would be to combine the less important (to the plot, i.e. Quidditch Supplies ans Flourish & Blotts) with the more prominent. It could go like this: standalone Gringotts (with the vaults, so already large enough for one set), Leaky Couldron + Quidditch, Ollivander + F&B, Weasleys Shop + Borgin & Burkes. Ideally Gringotts would be detachable from the underground section
  12. I don't think Disney Castle was ever discounted, at least in UK. Some D2Cs are priced down, but usually before retirement. For the train it could happen in 2022 or even later for all we know.
  13. Another stickers galore I wonder if the red curtain pieces are printed though, but it's hard to tell on a close up. The detail all around is pretty great, I especially like the handcuffs on the roof and the mini models. It's a really nice surprise we're actually getting conductor Mickey, recent minifigure leaks fooled us with the Disney Castle version. Don't like the UK price, though. I know it's justified by train tracks and PU motors, but it really shouldn't be more expensive than the castle...
  14. An empty building in a modern set will just not do. Heck, they packed interior detail in a structure that's not even a building (the gates in JP D2C), I'm sure the station has something. I quite love it, although I don't particularly like the fact that it's a train - because I simply have no room for full set of tracks. I'd have to display the train without them, which would make spending extra for the PU motors rather pointless I'll try to think of something but for now I have to put it on hold
  15. BenderBrau

    new VIP system

    Well, for someone like me - visiting Lego store two, maybe three times a year, mostly buying online during double points / GWP and almost always sure of what to get, the new system is not really that different, it just moves the choice to redeem the points to before I browse the sets. But I do understand why it would be a hassle for casual or impulse buyers. Yesterday I had trouble getting any service, I had to ask Lego employee which local wi-fi is the best. I redeemed the points the day before just in case, but logging to my account on the phone in the store definitely wouldn't be that easy.