Retro Brick Reviews

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  1. Retro Brick Reviews

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Wow... The eyebrow quality control on those Götze heads isn't great. Still a big improvement over the official Krum face.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Where did you learn about this? I was intrigued, so I spent the past 20 minutes searching around the internet and wikis and found nada.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Welp, I just paid for a copy of the new 2021 McGonagall. It'll be great to have it so far in advance, and, since I will be getting the Transfiguration Book when it releases, it'll be nice to have a spare. I think I'll display this figure in front of Privet Drive with Dumbledore and Hagrid, to reenact the first scene of the movies.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well, the black robes would be perfect for a Battle of Hogwarts set, so they could be saving that variant for that.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Interesting. I imagine GWPs, since I don't see how a Brickheadz would work for an anniversary set. It would be cool if one of them was like the new Charles Dickens promo, where it could be a buildable book of Philosopherceror's Stone with a scene built on top (such as Harry being left at the Dursleys, or maybe just the scene shown on the cover rendered in 3d building). Oh, and perhaps the accessory pack could be the long-anticipated Quidditch pack?
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well, they say they're selling the figure for that amount, but it isn't on their site and they haven't replied to my DM, so they may have just had the two shown in the pictures.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well, Neville will almost certainly have a new face due to being our first non-CMF young Neville, and I could see some characters that have been a bit lackluster in the past getting new faces, such as Seamus and Cho. That would be glorious. My biggest issue with the minifigures in DA is that, not only is it inaccurate for the trio to have their school cloaks in the scene, but that they aren't even the correct uniforms because they have the red trim, which wasn't added until PoA.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    ...Your post made me realize that the DC CMF was only this past January. It feels like years ago. ...Also, McGonagall's alternate face leaked. It's basically just the 2018 alt. face plus glasses, so it isn't the best likeness to Maggie Smith, but that front face (and the rest of the figure, for that matter) definitely more than make up for it. This is literally the first 2021 minifigure we've seen, and yet I already have confidence this is going to be one of the best.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Okay, that McGonagall might legitimately be my new favorite minifigure... PERIOD. Then again, my previous favorite had been Harris Dumbledore from CMF2, so the two best figures can go together perfectly! Seriously though, she looks like a CMF figure. Truly fantastic.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    That sounds absolutely incredible. I imagine it'd be one more well-known shop alongside a more obscure but still interesting choice (say, Madam Malkin's or Eeylop's opposite the Apothecary or Pottage's), and that would create such a nice display piece- in fact, I'm now worried that if they reveal a set like that next spring, I'll end up putting off purchasing the main DA set for far longer, because I'll already be getting a cheaper slice of everyone's favorite magical strip mall. If after that they release just one more set with the Leaky Cauldron alongside one more shop, I think this new Diagon Alley could go down as one of LEGO's best collections.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I agree with this. The $120 slot most certainly won't be another big Hogwarts section (since we're already most certainly getting one already in the $130 set, or vice versa), and the only other set I can think of at that price value that we haven't had yet is the Durmstrang Ship, and I've given my thoughts previously on why that doesn't seem all too likely just yet. (I also suppose it could be a DA expansion, but I think a $250 Gringotts is enough for one wave.) As for the calendar, seeing as our options are Grimmauld Place/Burrow or making even more pointless Slug Club figures, Weasleys are the obvious choice. As for specific selection, I think Grimmauld Place could have Harry, Ron, Ginny, Hermione, Sirius, Lupin, Tonks, Mad-Eye, and Kreacher; while the Calendar could feature Harry, Sirius (Christmas ver.), Molly, Arthur, and, of course, the hotly anticipated and hopefully finally coming Fred & George in their Weasley sweaters.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    While I do agree that we could be getting multiple DA expansions and that $250 is too low for a complete Hogsmeade but too high for an incomplete Hogsmeade, I'm pretty sure the leaker you mention was just some one-off guy on Insta with no credentials, so I'd take that with a grain of salt. I think Gringotts is more likely to be three floors, but that it'll have a much larger surface area, being set on a 32x32 baseplate (though the actual structure would be more like 24x24, with empty alleyway space in the front and sides). This would allow it to be the full width of the two-sided Alley, while also having the desired depth for a detailed entrance hall.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Monster Book GWP just leaked
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, it does rather suck, doesn't it? I have every set from 2018 and 2019, including big boi Hogwarts, and I'll have every 2020 set once I get my hands on DA and the rest of the CMF. But, unfortunately it looks like the January wave will be the last that I'll be able to 100%.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Going off of this price list, I'm just editing my predictions into @Guyon2002's post, as I'm too lazy to type it all out. Keep in mind that these are in no way based on fact and/or logic, and are but the ramblings of a madman. I believe that sets 76386-76391 will be part of an early summer Deathly Hallows wave, and 76392-76395 will be a second, late summer/early autumn wave. This is also going off of the assumption that there won't be any 4+ sets, which, considering how many we're getting next year and how popular this theme is, there very well could be. Also, RIP me having the financial capacity to 100% collect this line. Sorry about that