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  1. Accio Lego

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, I definitely plan on picking up the red D&D tiny dragon. I’m also hoping we get either that or the little Ninjago dragon in blue, green, and brown so I can have my first task champions holding their dragon models.
  2. I think the issue with a groom minifig would be what makes it worth putting in a cmf? Lego has done plenty of tuxedo torsos over the years, so what could the designers do to make customers feel like they’re getting their money’s worth with him? Especially since the groom doesn’t carry an accessory like the bride typically does. The only way I could see it being worthwhile is if they did some new parts specifically for a wedding cake accessory, but even then it’s been so long since series 7 that it’s more likely we’d just see a remake of the bride.
  3. Accio Lego

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    We’ll almost certainly get a new character in the Burrow – so far the only D2C not to feature multiple new characters is the Icons Collection (which was not a Minifigure compatible set and instead gave us 3 exclusive gold versions of existing characters) – but the new characters a far more likely to be Bill Weasley (who actually appears in the movies), and Charlie Weasley (who is mentioned multiple times in the movies and would complete the family). The ghoul from the attic, whose mentions in the books probably couldn’t even fill a single page all together and doesn’t rate a mention in the movies at all, is not going to be prioritized over actual family members. Especially since if you did the ghoul you’d also have to do the attic and use up valuable interior space that I’m sure the designers would rather devote to the bedrooms. If those Polish sites are right about the number of minifigs (which I’m dubious about since neither gives a full list of characters and it’s just the same number that was in the survey leak image) then it’s a matter of who the tenth character will be. In the survey image it’s clearly Hermione’s hair present, but we shouldn’t rule out it being switched to Harry. And if those leak sites are full of hot air (impossible to rule out at the moment) we could always get 11 characters with both Harry and Hermione (or for that matter, 9 characters with only the Weasleys).
  4. Accio Lego

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    It’s a ghoul not a ghost. And I highly doubt it will get included since 1) it doesn’t even get mentioned in the movies like Ron’s older brothers do, and 2) it lives in the attic, and the designers almost certainly want to prioritize literally every other room in the house.
  5. Accio Lego

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    If they stick to the time period suggested by the survey leak minifigs, there’s a good chance that the characters will be GoF based and Percy will be in professional wear.
  6. Accio Lego

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I seem to recall a couple of sets getting double points promos back in 2018 when they started the reboot, but nothing stands out in my memory since then. It would be nice if we could get a Harry Potter double points promo for back to Hogwarts day like Star Wars gets for May the Fourth though.
  7. Accio Lego

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    If you look at the survey leak picture it’s pretty easy to see eight redheads plus a minifig with Hermione hair on the ground, and if you look closely you can see a shorter redhead with the hair typically used for Ginny on the upper balcony. That can’t be what they were going for in the preliminary image - Hermione wasn’t in that scene. She doesn’t even visit the Burrow until GoF. Remember everyone, this was just a survey leak. It’s so not-set-in-stone that all the characters are represented by blank white minifigs. The final set could have Harry replacing Hermione, or Harry added for 11 minifigs total, or Hermione removed for just the 9 Weasleys. We won’t know anything until either reliable leakers get ahold of more detailed information or pictures drop of the actual set. Until then, we just have to reassure ourselves with the fact that the designers clearly want to give us the full Weasley family, so we have decent odds of getting Bill and Charlie finally.
  8. Accio Lego

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Technically the big D2Cs have almost always released at the beginning of September since the reboot - they just finally thought to market it as back to Hogwarts day last year. The gwps haven’t always coincided with release days though, so it’s nice they seem to be sticking with that now.
  9. Accio Lego

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    The polybag typically gets bundled in as a lower price point gwp whenever the actual 40XXX gwp promo is run - although sometimes that’s only in store and not online. The leaks say that this year’s Borgin & Burke’s promo will start September first so I imagine anyone as yet unable to find the Draco polybag will be able to snag it then. If memory serves, polybag thresholds are usually pretty low (below the price of this year’s advent calendar for instance) so anyone wanting to snag it for free should be able to do it pretty easily.
  10. Accio Lego

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Personally, I’d prefer a revisit of the Magical Menagerie to be at the playset scale seen with last year’s WWW and this year’s Malkin’s+Ollivander’s. The multiple custom WWW products from last year and the new multi-wand pack in two colors this year show they’re willing to give these sets the budget to actually feel properly stocked even if the architecture is lower than D2C standards. With WWW being HBP based and this year’s set being based on SS, I can easily see the next couple of years being, say, a CoS Flourish & Blott’s+Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor and a PoA Magical Menagerie+Quality Quidditch Supplies (featuring the Firebolt).
  11. Accio Lego

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Presumably it will include the Harry head with the alternate sooty+broken glasses face that’s so far been exclusive to the Diagon Alley D2C. It will probably mostly feature the Floo fireplace with whatever new play feature they’ve devised for it, but with any luck there will be enough leftover pieces to do a display of Borgin & Burke’s merchandise. It sounds interesting but I am a little bummed that there’s a high chance we won’t see and collectible portraits in the gwp since the main Diagon set for this summer doesn’t include them. On the bright side, this does support the subtle clues in the survey leak that suggest the Burrow won’t be CoS based. The fact that Hermione’s there at all indicated it had to be a later movie because she only visited the Burrow at the beginning of the 4th, 6th, and 7th movies, but a rare CoS Harry variant being in the gwp - which wouldn’t be exciting at all if he ended up being in this year’s D2C as well - makes the argument for a later year even stronger. Personally, my bet is on a GoF based minifig line up. There’s enough redheads in that survey image to suggest we’re getting ALL the Weasleys, and while they never all appear in one place in the movies, we do in the GoF book. Add in that Hermione and one of the redheads having mid legs (only used for 3rd and 4th years) and the fact that Percy becomes estranged from his family starting in OotP, and putting a book spin on the GoF scene is Lego’s strongest option.
  12. Accio Lego

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Lego wouldn’t even have to work completely from scratch. Hogwarts Mystery has a pretty solid design for Charlie already - the hair on his adult model matches up pretty closely with the piece used for young Ron, so no need for a new mold or recolor. And he even wears a dragon head shaped pendant, filling the same roll as Madam Malkin’s tape measure and identifying him for anyone not familiar with that part of the extended Wizarding World.
  13. Accio Lego

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    The survey leak is still one of the first results you’ll get if you google ‘lego burrow survey leaks’ despite Lego doing their best to scrub it from most platforms. It’s definitely still in the planning stages though, the minifigs are all just plain white with different hairpieces. We already know from other sources that this year’s Harry Potter D2C is number 76437 and it’s 2405 pieces, which seems to fit the leaked image. So while the final set will probably have some adjustments it will likely look very much like the leak.
  14. Accio Lego

    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    Yeah, that is a bit of a surprise. The only Harry Potter sets we haven’t seen yet are the D2C Burrow – which is a good candidate for a ‘new’ owl but that would be a return of the great grey color and print (the only 2010/11 owl that hasn’t been brought back yet and a perfect match for the Weasley’s owl Errol) – and the 40695 gwp that we only have the number for so far. And none of the Harry Potter gwps since the reboot have included animals, so I’m not holding out hope there. It’s worth noting that both the butterfly and small songbird molds have likewise been included in Friends sets without specialized prints, so maybe the smowl got lucky and the designers decided it was small enough to work in both systems unchanged? Whatever the case, I’ll always be happy for more owl variants.
  15. Accio Lego

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I suspect there might be an Easter egg in this year’s Madam Malkin’s and Ollivander’s set – it’s got a signpost with a sign for Gringotts pointing to the left (backwards in most western writing systems) and signs for Flourish & Blott’s and Quality Quidditch Supplies pointing to the right (aka forward). We got the Gringotts D2C last year so might this be a hint at getting the other two next year?