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  1. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Those did spring to mind as well - along with Cedric - although their presence at least had more impact on certain movies. Madam Hooch from the bricktober pack is another example. When you think about it, some characters on loads of people’s series 2 wishlists - like Professor Sprout, Madam Pomfrey or Rita Skeeter - are also pretty inconsequential narrative wise. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the popularity and appearance of a character is more important when making a cmf lineup, and frankly, the inclusion of Fantastic Beasts characters in series 2 will have more to do with whether or not Lego plans to continue that them than whether they think the characters they’d be making were ‘important enough’.
  2. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    I mean, Flitwick and Dean arguably have little to no development and screen time as well, and they were in series 1.
  3. Accio Lego

    LEGO IDEAS - Dinosaurs Fossils Skeletons

    I am so excited for this set to hit the shelves! I’m worried though, in the past Lego has scaled back sets like this with multiple builds. There are 8 skeletons in the approved proposal: Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Dilophosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Dimorphodon, Plesiosaurus and Tyrannosaurus. Clearly T. rex has made the cut, and I hope the others all have as well.
  4. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    The thing is you can’t actually judge the longevity of a theme based on the number of characters there are to make. Take this year’s line up for example, of the seven sets only four have characters unique to them and some (like Sirius in the Expecto Patronum set) will almost certainly show up in later sets. The biggest set this year didn’t have a single unique character, the exclusiveness of those figs comes from their Yule Ball outfits. We got Harry in all but one set and in three of those he was wearing the same outfit. This will apply in future waves as well. We’re going to get a lot of different versions of Harry, Ron and Hermione, with several other characters like Dumbledore joining them in being staples. I expect we’ll have at least half a dozen characters in the second cmf that were already in the first, simply because you can’t sell a licensed cmf without versions of the franchises main characters. You’re right, Harry Potter can’t churn out multiple waves a year indefinitely like Star Wars or Superheroes, because unlike them its source material wasn’t written with the express purpose of making toys. However, if Lego keeps it to one wave a year it would be pretty easy to keep the theme going for a while longer.
  5. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    The bulldog definitely isn’t Harry Potter. In addition to the angry expression he’s also got a gold tooth. Clearly meant to be a specific character (and not Ripper). My guess is Hidden Side, since it’s got a similar feel to their quirky original characters. The owl might be hidden side as well, since owls sort of fit into the whole ‘spooky’ theme. I can’t think why it would be winking like that for a Harry Potter set. For that matter, has there been any announcement about a Halloween set other than the ghost brickheadz? The new owl would work well in something like that, but it seems to close to the holiday for it.
  6. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    What tag are you seeing the bulldog in? I’m not seeing it in the usual ones I check. I’m not 100% sold on the winking owl being Harry Potter related. The strange expression means it’s more specific than just filling up space in an owlery, but it doesn’t look like any of the owls featured in the films. It’s nice to get the piece in a new color though.
  7. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    The only Weasley we currently have from the theme reboot is Ron, so the remaining family numbers more than just ‘a few’. Likewise, Bellatrix is hardly the only Death Eater we’re missing - with Lucius Malfoy being the most obvious but several other named DEs being prime candidates for villain fodder. There’s also loads of student characters, who are going to be popular for their uniforms, and Susan Bones and Seamus Finnigan making it into sets last year means that we all have the right to hope our favorite minor students will sneak into the line ups as well. There’s also a handful of ghosts and teachers that haven’t been made yet to round up the Hogwarts crew. Not to mention Tonks, Kingsley and the rest of the Order of the Phoenix who were all sadly skipped over during the theme’s first run through. Add in little incidental characters like Rita Skeeter or Xenophilius Lovegood or Griphook or the Dursley’s or Mrs. Figg - well, you get the idea.
  8. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    I definitely agree with you. It would be great if the theme stays strong for years to come so the can swing back and do things like the 2nd Task, Shrieking Shack, Chamber of Secrets and Forbidden Corridor. But ultimately, all of these sets that are ‘missing’ were done by Lego over a decade ago, and for the immediate future I’d rather Lego focus on making the sets for movies that never got proper attention back then. The highest sets on my wishlist for next year are Grimmauld Place, a Hogwarts set featuring a DA meeting (with plenty of uniform torsos and hopefully some patronuses), and Weasleys Wizarding Wheezes.
  9. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Since everyone else has been posting guesses/wishlists I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring as well. 1. Harry Potter (polyjuiced as Goyle) 2. Ron Weasley (polyjuiced as Crabbe) 3. Hermione Granger (polyjuiced as cat, NEW hairpiece with cat ears, NEW short cat tail) 4. Luna Lovegood (Quidditch fan [NEW lion hat piece] OR ravenclaw robes) 5. Draco Malfoy (Slytherin robes, NEW ferret piece) 6. Ginny Weasley (Quidditch robes, NEW quaffle piece) 7. Moaning Myrtle (NEW low pigtails hairpiece, Riddle’s diary [undamaged]) 8. Madam Pomfrey (NEW headdress piece, bottle piece in cream w/ printing) 9. Rita Skeeter (quill piece in green, printed tile) 10. Professor Sprout (NEW hat+hairpiece, mandrake) 11. Werewolf Lupin (NEW head piece, satyr legs in grey, possibly Padfoot [dog mold in black]) 12. Tonks (OotP appearance, multiple hair colors+alt face w/ duck bill or pig snout) 13. Justin Finch-Fletchley (hufflepuff robes, cobra piece in black) 14. Gilderoy Lockhart (printed tile with self portrait or NEW pixie piece) 15. Firenze (NEW centaur legs) 16. Young Tom Riddle (monochrome flashback version) 17. Young Newt Scamander (Hufflepuff robes, baby crow [songbird piece in black or dark grey]) 18. Leta Lestrange (printed tile with family tree) 19. Theseus Scamander 20. Young Dumbledore (coat and hat appearance, printed tile with safe house address) 21. Nagini 22. Nicholas Flamel (Moody hairpiece in white, philosophers’ stone or communication book)
  10. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Nagini and Skender have both been hinted at having larger roles in future films. Kama’s backstory isn’t really much darker than Harry or Neville’s, and the feather Newt uses to track him or a printed tile with his research into the LeStranges could be accessories. Rosier is just a more visually interesting character that has more fan interest than Abernathy. Oh, I hope the alcohol thing isn’t actually true. I’m not worried about getting Tom the Barman, but Madam Rosmerta is a fun character and Aberforth Dumbledore is actually rather important in the final movie. It might help that despite them all running pubs we never actually see them serving anything alcoholic on screen.
  11. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    I think that ‘celebrity’ and ‘well known historical figure’ might legally be defined differently in this case - speaking as an American who sees an obnoxious number of cartoon presidents slapped on advertisements during certain times of year... Not to mention the ‘Nicholas Flamel’ of the story might more accurately be considered a fictional character inspired by a historical figure, as opposed to a realistic depiction of the historical figure himself.
  12. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Remember, the first series had 22 characters, and if they had to cut it to 16 for whatever reason, I’d expect them to just get rid of the Fantastic Beasts characters entirely, since their sets haven’t been selling as well as the Harry Potter ones. I also don’t think we’re likely to get another Umbridge, we already got her in the bricktober pack and we’ll likely get her in an OotP set too so it would be a wasted slot. Abernathy is way down the likely characters list behind Nagini, Kama, Rosier and even Skender.
  13. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Given that there was never a price hike before, even with the Disney series, it’s possible it’s something specific to the DC license for some reason. Otherwise we just have to cross our fingers and hope it hurts sales enough for Lego to put it back before the Harry Potter series releases.
  14. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Except Lego has been leaving the more simplified animals behind recently, just look at the new rat mold. Sorry, but it’s impossible for those two animals to share a mold without one or both looking bad. Also - polyjuiced cat Hermione (paired up with polyjuiced Harry and Ron).
  15. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Why on earth would they hike the price like that? Hopefully it’s either because of a specific licensing thing or you’re right and Lego will walk the price back by the time the Harry Potter series 2 comes out.