FrkW

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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Yeah, it really made a huge difference, quite fascinating actually.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Thank you! I actually think it looks pretty good, especially next to the bookshop. The extra row of windows doesn't bother me much, old towns aren't very symetrical. Since I like the interior even thought I'm not a huge Marvel fan I think it might be back on my wish list. Every city needs a secret headquarter, after all.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Please share if you find any good ones!
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    The tree, ornaments and the Duplo Gingerbread House is dropping September 1 according to the Sweden/Euro site.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    New tree is up on the website, 40573. Makes either one 30 cm tall tree or one 23 cm and one 16 cm one. I think it's gorgeous, much better than the 2019 GWP, love the old fashion style and the classical colours. A welcome adition both to the village and my Christmas table centrepiece.
  6. The switch is coming 2023, they're just showing off possible new designs. So series 23 should be fine. But yes, it will change my shopping habbits drastically. We have a webshop here that sells opened minifigs, I assume they will get more traffic. Wonder what the Lego shops will do?
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    According to lego.com it's 32 cm, but some of that will be the chimneys, so it's actually not as tall as it looks. Can't wait to see how it looks displayed next to the modulars.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    The new Sanctum Santorium will certainly find it's place among the the modulars. Best fit for a non series set yet?
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    Lego City 2022 Rumours, Leaks, Information And Discussion

    Hi! New here, usually hang around in the modular and Harry Potter forums but I saw the farm sets and I had to see what everyone is saying about them. I would have preffered a slightly more old fashioned style to the barn and tractor, but I live pretty much all the side builds - and the animals! Now I'm thinking about creating a WWII-era urban farm for my modular city, just need to get a more old fashioned mini scale tractor or truck. Any suggestions? And I actually think the truck is pretty nice, even if it's to modern for me.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    To be honest, I've been low key hoping for a D2C Hogwarts Express since the rebooth. I was hoping for more Diagon Alley this year, I'd be happy for a few more shops to go with Gringotts, and the price does seem a little steep for a train. But having missed out on the last motorised HE as long as it *is* motorised and minifig scale that thing is going up around my Christmas Tree, no question. I still miss the 2018-2020 castle sections, Dumbledors office is alright but not more, but the non castle sets in this wave is nothing short of amazing. Can't believe we got 12 GP, and that it actually folds in.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Yeah, we knew about the theme like August first last year. Lego have certainly cracked down on the leaks.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    The Harry Potter Hogsmede set is a candy shop and a pub. Obviously it's not a WV set but considering the similar architecture and snow covered roofs it would surprise me if we got either of those in the WV set this year.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Last year we heard i was a club house end of july/beginning of August and got leaked pictures beginning of September. Can't imagine they won't make a proper one this year, holiday stuff sells out the moment it hits the shelves and they know WV is always highly anticipated.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Thank you! Might have to get another suitcase...
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    A question for the Netherlanders on here: bol.com is a serious e-tailer, right? I'm here visiting for a couple of weeks and saw they had the Moments sets a lot cheaper than back in Sweden.
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    40516 Everyone Is Awesome

    Just as people might find police sets confronting and confusing. Why is it always the things a certain group finds offensive that's up for debate? If the stance truly is that Lego should "stay away from politics and controversies", why never follow the principle to it's logical conclusion. No police, no Harry Potter, no Jurasic Park, no female police officers, firemen or doctors, no cars (fuel and enviromental concerns), no Christmas. But somehow it's always the LGBTQIA+ sets that cross the line in to "just too political". China have a whole series of sets catering especially to them, so I don't think they feel too forgotten.
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    40516 Everyone Is Awesome

    Well, this is what Lego themselves have to say about it.
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    40516 Everyone Is Awesome

    It's up at S@H under coming soon too, 346 pieces.
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    40516 Everyone Is Awesome

    “Growing up as an LGBTQ+ kid – being told what I should play with, how I should walk, how I should talk, what I should wear – the message I always got was that somehow I was ‘wrong’,” he said. “Trying to be someone I wasn’t was exhausting. I wish, as a kid, I had looked at the world and thought: ‘This is going to be OK, there’s a place for me’. I wish I’d seen an inclusive statement that said ‘everyone is awesome’.” This is Legos stance. You can think what you want about it, but it's definitely canon now.
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    40516 Everyone Is Awesome

    While it's not neccesarily NOT inclusive, fact is every single set that includes a wedding couple, a couple in general or a family shows a heterosexual relationship. Representation matters, and it's easy to forget that when you are a part of the majority because your life is already mirrored everywhere around you. And Lego doesn't "need" to do anything. They do want they want, and what they think makes sense from a business perspective. Lego doesn't owe the LGBT+ community, with or without this set. But it doesn't owe you to stick to your interpretation of their principles either. If you don't like the set, don't get it. If enough people agree with you there won't be anymore. And calling a rainbow family set or two and a few pride sets "pandoras box" is a bit rich.
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    40516 Everyone Is Awesome

    Oh, sorry! Between watching Eurovision, passing the huge rainbow unicorn taking over the main square for Europride and this set I thought it was time to set all our nefarious plans to action. Will return to the secret (but fabulous) planning at once.
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    40516 Everyone Is Awesome

    The fact that the right to be yourself have been politicized in some countries doesn't make it inherently political. Also, it's fun colours! Colours are great. And for everyone. I'm sure the Lego staff won't ask us for gay credentials when we get it, just like they don't ask us if we celebrate Christmas or Easter or Lunar New Year, or are really getting (heterosexually) married when we get any of those sets.
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    40516 Everyone Is Awesome

    Also, while to me it's obvious this is the pride flag, and just in time for pride month, it would surprise me if it actually says so. That way countries with laws against "gay propaganda" would have a hard time motivating a ban. It does make directly linked donations from profit tricky thought, as does the global reach (would it all go to organisations in Denmark? European initiatives? The country where it was purchased? In several countries, unfortunately, LGBT+ organisations are banned). I do think it's a wonderful step even sans donations, thought. Inclusion matters, and Lego have a far greater reach than many which could be said to have gone after the pink money. This can make a difference for kids struggling with their identities, and rainbow families. Also, all those colours!😍
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well, he does have five older brothers, I just figured they where handed down.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    This is brilliant and absolutely seals the deal for me, thank you! I display my castle in a bookself anyway so I'll just put the chamber on the shelf below.