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  1. Retro Brick Reviews

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Agreed. Now that Star Wars and Jurassic Park are getting great 18+ dioramas, I'd love to get the same for the Gryffindor Common Room and Dumbledore's Office to get versions that are truly accurate in ways the castle interiors can't be.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    My only issue with the GWP is that the Fat Lady's portrait can't function as an actual door. Between this and the gargoyle in Dumbledore's Office, I really wish LEGO had come up with some way to implement an actual door into the arched wall element.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Eh, just save two sets from this wave for the 15th.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Wow, that promo is FANTASTIC. Looks gorgeous, finally getting an updated Fat Lady is great, and I love that Hermione gets the skirt and socks - I wasn't expecting to see those in normal sets after they were omitted from Dumbledore's Office. Speaking of, I'm definitely buying that on July 15 to get this promo, probably alongside the Hospital Wing from earlier this year. Heck, I'm tempted to place multiple $130 orders to get multiple staircase modules and even more skirt pieces. I hope there is some way to connect it with all the other Hogwarts sets though.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Promobricks just shared on Insta that Gringotts is "coming, but not in a way we'll like it". Considering what's still on the schedule for 2022, it seems likely that we'll be getting a micro build of Gringotts in the Advent Calendar.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    How? The Dark Tower in the movie is a basic round tower with a flat top and a conical prison cell on top. This set is a basic round Tower with a flat top and a conical prison cell on top. I can guarantee that, if we got the Dark Tower in 2019 or 2020, it would look almost identical to this, just with a grey roof. In any case, this is far more obviously the Dark Tower than the 2018 Staircase Tower was supposed to be the Staircase Tower. And then the Courtyard is just unquestionably accurate to the film, it's just missing the inner arches which couldn't really be accomplished with existing LEGO pieces.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    You're right, absolutely no resemblance whatsoever...
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Honestly? While it's really overpriced, I really love the exterior appearance of the new Dark Tower and Courtyard, I think it fits right in with the accurate castle buildings of 2018-20.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Shrieking Shack and Hungarian Horntail are up for preorder on the US Shop@Home
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    It looks like the new Mandalorian Starfighter set just introduced a new skin tone between light nougat and nougat: I could definitely see LEGO using it in the future for Cho, so that she can still have a different skin tone while not being so blatantly inaccurate to Katie Leung's actual appearance. (Also, interesting that this year we've gotten two different new skin tones, one in the Hogwarts Trunk and now one for the Mandalorian. I do have to wonder why this new light skin tone wasn't included in the Trunk as well.)
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Looks pretty good. The new 1x4 print looks great, as does the hat (which includes the feathers, the lack of which are my only issue with her current minifigure), though undoubtedly the coolest part is what seems to be the One Ring in a standard pearl gold for the first time.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Looks like Promobricks just confirmed on Insta that McGonagall is part of the Teachers Brickheadz pack. Not that there was much doubt, but this could mean that a reveal is forthcoming.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    If I had a nickel for every time LEGO released a new tan owl to entice HP fans to waste $10 on a non-HP set, I'd have two nickels. Which isn't a lot, but it's weird that it happened twice. In all seriousness, I think there's a good chance of it showing up in the Hogwarts Express if that set ends up being minifigure-scale.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Unrealistic, it would also have to include a UCS Ford Anglia and UCS Viaduct to go with the microscale Hogwarts Express.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    The problem isn't that the movie is for adults, there are tons of great adult movies, just as there are tons of great teen movies and tons of great kids movies. The problem is that the movie is bad.