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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I find the furniture doesn't stay in the charms book as well as the others. It close flush if the furniture is lined up properly, it's just a bit tricky.
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    Updating Your Harry Potter Minifigures

    Robes from the anniversary sets are available for all four houses too.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    You've pretty much answered your own question: Lego make accessories that look like lego, not like tiny replicas of the props. That said, a new broom mould is way overdue! Quidditch Draco or Kingsley from the CMFs would have been the perfect place to introduce it, Imo. Lego's priorities confuse me sometimes - like how they made many different specialised body parts for years before finally replacing the sloped brick with a proper skirt piece, which is useful for many different themes! And then they go and make a cat with a Mohawk for The Lego Movie 2....
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I don't see how people think the moulded horse could fit on a 4x4 square. I have one in hand right now, and you would need at least a 6x6 square, if not more, because the top/front part of the horse sits out in front of the back legs, even when reared up. The pieces need to fit fully in one square to play with properly. I'm imagining 4x4 or 6x6 squares with brick built pieces, and no major side builds, as they'll need most of the parts for the chess pieces. I don't see it coming with many minifigs, just the trio and a golden fig, and maybe some minifig parts for the pieces, like helmets and things. I also don't see how people think a full playable chess set would connect with the castle, it would be way to big and wouldn't make sense with scale of the other sets. The interior of the forbidden corridor set is a mystery, it would make sense to have the trapdoor in the tower and the devil's snare and flying keys below, but fluffy looks too big for the tower - but then it wouldn't make sense to have a mostly empty room with a trap door to nowhere below either...
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I put a grey roof on mine to match the rest of hogwarts.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Okay, I've seen the pics now, AFTER reading all the comments, and they don't look as bad as you all make them sound! The builds look pretty final but the minifigs are clearly preliminary - they seem to all use existing parts except for Hermione's cat head, and that's clearly a prototype. I'm surprised how substantial hogsmeade looks for the price and piece count. The Great Hall looks rather small, but I'm glad they didn't use more pieces on it given that the 2018 one is still available - we get more of the chamber and tower this way. You could just get rid of the great hall, put something else there and you've got a random part of the castle. That's what I'll probably do, as I'll likely get this for the basilisk and minifigs - Lockhart, Tom Riddle, Colin Creevey and Sinistra are all new characters for me! The Forbidden Corridor and bathroom, I will wait to see the final pics, as these hinge more on the minifigs since the builds aren't anything special. I was hoping that the obstacles to the Philosopers Stone - the devil's snare, winged keys and chess - would be represented in the Forbidden Corridor. I hope the trio in this set have their outfits from the actual scene and not their school jumpers, and I hope Harry and Ron in the bathroom can be changed into Crabbe and Goyle. Goyle hasn't appeared in the reboot yet and Crabbe only appeared as yellow fig in 2002 - in the original version of the same set!
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I wouldn't be surprised if the polybag is an anniversary one with a yellow Harry. Add sets for the Troll in the bathroom and the forbidden corridor, and it would cover the anniversary nicely!
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Things they haven't made yet... Philosoper's/Sorcerer's Stone: Hagrid's Motorcycle, Vanishing glass with snake, Hut on the rock, Leaky Cauldron, Gringotts, Gryffindor common room and dorm, flying lesson, troll in the bathroom, library/restricted section, forbidden corridor with Fluffy, devil's snare, winged keys and chess. Chamber of Secrets: Dueling club, Slytherin common room, Dumbledore's office (bigger and more detailed), Chamber of Secrets with Girls bathroom entrance. Prisoner of Azkaban: Lupin's class, Hogsmeade with Honeydukes, Zonko's, The Three Broomsticks, Hogs Head and Shrieking Shack, Sirius' escape. Goblet of Fire: Quidditch World Cup, Durmstrang Ship, Second task, Third task maze Order of the Pheonix: Grimmauld Place, Ministry of Magic Half-Blood Prince: Slughorn's house, Quidditch Ron and Ginny, Riddle's Memories, Room of Hidden Things, Inferi cave Deathly Hallows: everything! Malfoy Manor, Seven Potters, Bill and Fleur's wedding, Grimmauld Place, Ministry of Magic, Tent/Silver Doe, Godric's Hollow, Lovegood House, Shell Cottage, Gringotts dragon escape, Battle of Hogwarts, Forbidden Forest... So there's definitely lots of things they can do!
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Actually, Flourish and Blotts is based on the first film, but that building became the Second-hand bookshop in the second film, while flourish and blotts moved to where Ollivanders was, as this was the only shop with a full interior. You can pick of Flourish and Blotts from the first film in the book 'harry potter: magical places from the films'.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I've read your analysis and it's very interesting; I have a few thoughts... 1. Harry Potter was only Lego's second licensed theme after Star Wars, and it wasn't proven like Star Wars was - the first HP sets came out alongside the first movie. It seemed it was one of Lego's most popular themes after Star Wars! As a female myself I can tell you that Harry Potter has always been very popular among girls, whereas Star Wars definitely isn't! 2. I'm continually amazed by how successful this theme is, but at the same time I don't want it to be overdone like Star Wars - one wave a year is enough! 3. Sorry, but I need to correct you here: Warner Bros owns Harry Potter, not Universal. Universal license the theme park rights from Warner Bros and J.K. Rowling. Also, with the theme park being in the US, it doesn't really have much impact in the rest of the world. The movies are definitely the main source for the Lego sets and other merchandise. The theme parks are closely based on the films too; I believe they even had the designers from the films work on the parks. 4. Since Friends first came out, Lego have certainly made more of an effort to make their products appeal to both genders across all their themes, and I love them for it. Girls love role play and acting out everyday situations, and Lego sets tended to be action oriented... girls aren't so interested in things like spaceships or knights battling or Police chasing criminals... the sort of things that dominating classic themes like Space, Castle and City. I've noticed City now has more sets based on everyday life, like the beach, camping, at the park etc. And not just Police, Fire and Rescue all the time. So those are my thoughts, then!
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    My first Harry Potter set was 4842 Hogwarts Castle set in 2011 or 2012, the 2010 - 2011 HP sets were what brought me out of my dark age. I remember seeing the first sets when they came out in 2001, but opted to spend my birthday and Christmas money on other HP stuff instead for some reason. I've been a big HP fan since I was given the first two books around 1999 - they were the only two out at the time! So Harry Potter is pretty much the reason I got into lego, and it makes up most of my lego collection!
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    My ranking: 1. The Burrow 2. Astronomy Tower 3. Forbidden Forest 4. Room of Requirment 5. Privet Drive 6. Hedwig
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Unfogging the Future is seen in the POA movie, it looks like this: So I would guess that is what the green book is meant to be! Between this and the potions books, It's nice to get some different books instead of the same brown book I have several of now! Edit: The blue version is from OOTP. Also, Ginny's Quidditch team is the Holyhead Harpies, the only all-female Quidditch team! I did notice her beadspread is in their colours! ;)
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Big W and Kmart will probably have them for around $120 each... this is why I would't buy anthing from Lego themselves (unless it's an exclusive), their prices are way too expensive here in Australia, Many other stores have them for cheaper. The big D2Cs are ridicuously expensive here though, as usually only Lego and Myer (our biggest department store) ever sell them. Is it like this in other countries though? People here always talk about buying from Lego stores or Shop@Home, but in Australia there seems no reason to unless it's an exclusive ot there's at GWP?
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    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors & discussion

    I think it would be too small, compared tko the microfigs.