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  1. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    4 Griphooks? Excellent. I was sure that was going to be one of the least common per box, and subsequently be hard to find because everyone will want the sword of Gryffindor. (Not saying that there won’t still be people snatching up all the swords but at least this way there are more to go around to start with)
  2. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I mean, it doesn’t really look like a reindeer to me, but classic ‘Santa’s Reindeer’ are often depicted looking more like whitetail deer than actual reindeer anyway. And given when it’s leaking you’re probably on to something with the winter village idea. Wonder if we’ll ever see any normal otters or hares.
  3. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I mean, if the designers slapped down everyone spouting random information claiming its leaks then they would practically be saying ‘this is true’ whenever they didn’t call someone out. I suspect the fake tile piece was a special case because A) it’s a picture of an physical piece that someone is claiming came from a set, and one that’s surfaced multiple times before. And B) it’s actually based off a piece of fan art rather than official art for the movies. If a large number of people actually started thinking it was real, Lego could’ve caught some heat for using a fan made design without the original artist’s permission, not to mention WB wouldn’t be particularly happy either.
  4. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Nobody knew what the Hogwarts Express was, but we did know that there was a second store exclusive set coming alongside the Quidditch one. There was actually some rumors going around that it was the knight bus at one point. Just like last year - we knew there was a $20 and a $50 set coming in August, not a single hint it was the Beauxbatons Carriage, but we know the set numbers and prices. So yeah, we’ve never had any Harry Potter sets pop up out of absolutely nowhere before.
  5. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    You should be able to sign up online without purchasing anything. https://www.lego.com/en-us/vip this is the link to the US VIP site, if the link isn’t working or you’re in another country it’s pretty easy to get to from the shop@home homepage. Just open the drop down menu and the link saying ‘VIP’ with a little crown should be towards the bottom.
  6. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I mean, at the very least they can’t put off the official CMF reveal longer then that. And at this point I’m hoping the CMF reveal is being coordinated with the Diagon Alley reveal - it’s the only reason I can see putting it off so long when the figs have already escaped into the wild.
  7. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    There’s no guarantee we’ll actually get a gwp at this point. Sure it’s possible but by no means certain.
  8. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, grammar is the thing most likely to get screwy with translation programs like whatever that Japanese description was put through. That might be part of it, plus I suspect they’ll be going with the theme park version of Fortescue’s and featuring a giant ice cream cone on the facade (it would explain why we only see a specials menu on the leaked sticker sheet - Lego isn’t cruel enough to make us apply stickers to a cone), so that will be pretty distinctive as well. Incidentally, both those stores are probably better known for featuring in the Orlando theme park then their appearance in the movies. In fact, the only stores in the set to not have an actual location that you can go in and buy things from is Flourish & Blotts and the Daily Prophet offices.
  9. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think we can safely say that coordination between different departments/offices and cutting edge digital platforms are not LEGO’s forte.
  10. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yes that is where they first appeared, and since the only other time they appear in the movies is on the Hogwarts Express it makes sense that this would be the only set they could possibly appear in. Frankly, that would be even better than getting Arnold as an accessory for Ginny in a CMF, since it would mean getting multiples in pink and purple. I mean, it was put up before the set was officially announced and taken offline shortly after, so that’s probably exactly what happened.
  11. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    While it’s a bummer Gringotts doesn’t seem to be in the set, out of all the buildings they could have skipped over it’s certainly the one most likely to get its own set, probably next year in fact, so it’s something I’ll begrudgingly accept. The fact that this seems to confirm the ice cream parlor as being a fully realized storefront is pretty awesome though. And the phrase “includes your favoritecharacters, magical creatures, familiar places, etc.“ sounds very promising.
  12. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Not necessarily, it specifically says “There are lots of famous shops that appear in movies, such as the entrance!” Perhaps they simply left out the name?
  13. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    5,444 does sound pretty great for DA if it’s true. That would give it around 1000 pieces each for WWW and Gringotts (which better be included for that piece count), 650 each for Ollivander’s and F&B (since they need interiors), 450 each for Scribbulus, QQS, the Daily Prophet offices, and Fortescue’s, and a couple hundred left over for some roadway and a brick wall play feature to represent the entrance.
  14. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    If you bought a complete series through amazon it was probably a reseller. There will likely be plenty of people selling complete sets at a markup like that on amazon, ebay, and other sites like that. Those of us who are talking about buy a whole box are considering it because they typically would have done so anyway or the COVID crisis in our area has made our normal bag feeling methods untenable and we’d rather buy a box and sell the extras ourselves than buy a full series at a markup.
  15. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Basically, the headlining characters of the series are all Gryffindors. As far as students go, the only main characters not in Gryffindor are Draco Malfoy and Luna Lovegood. It’s probably hard to squeeze in random students in Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff/Slytherin robes when you’re working around half the slots already filled by Potters, Weasleys, and Grangers - that’s why so many people were receptive to the idea of a CoS polyjuiced trio, it was a good opportunity for Slytherin robes.