sebastian666

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  1. sebastian666

    Jurassic World 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    The Dilophosaurus in that set is supposed to be a juvenile - like the one that killed Nedry and the one that is “on the loose” in the LEGO Legend of Isla Nublar miniseries. If you are looking for an adult dino, I highly recommend set 75931 Dilophosaurus Outpost Attack. The Dilophosaurus that comes in that set is my favorite dino that has been made to date. Everything about it, from the size to the mold to the colors, is perfect to me:
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think the Beauxbatons Carriage set (which is also one of my favorites) exemplifies the shift in LEGO’s marketing strategy for Harry Potter: get more girls to buy these sets. LEGO probably learned after the first wave’s release that girls make up a large percentage of the Harry Potter fan base and marketing some of the sets to them presents an opportunity to increase sales. Look at both of the big new castle sets. The focus is not on conflict and action features, but rather on galas and dance parties. Same with this year’s advent calendar. Consider even the room of requirement set. That set is really all about Hermione and Luna. Why Luna and not Ron? It’s a very smart strategy and it appears to be working, but I wonder if that’s why we have yet to see things like a big nasty troll, a basilisk, or even Fluffy. I realize I’m perpetrating problematic gender norms here, but I think it’s safe to say that the current lineup of sets is, well, a bit girly. No complaints from me - but I wouldn’t be surprised if next year’s sets are more focused on scenes like Fleur’s wedding than a big Battle of Hogwarts set. I hope they do strike a bit more of a balance though. Maybe we will still get the Durmstrang ship but it will be heavy on the mermaid minifigs and light on the cannon firing action features. I would be well happy with that!
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I only have Bag End, but I’m dying for Orthanc and a few more. Your wish for a LEGO LOTR reboot may come true sooner than you think! Next year, Amazon Prime is launching it’s LOTR prequel series - it’s one of the most expensive television deals in history - and there are already some huge names attached. JJ Abrams is advising and JA Bayona (Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom) is directing. Production began back in November but had to halt this year due to Covid19. If there was ever a reason to reboot LEGO LOTR, this would be it!
  4. sebastian666

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I would love an Azkaban prisons set! And I think James and Lily can fit easily into a Mirror of Erised scene in the Great Hall set, or a (admittedly morbid) scene before Hagrid and Dumbledore deliver Harry to Privet Drive, etc.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Even though you can’t put Bellatrix in a specific set, she greatly enhances the Burrow set, because she features a new Bellatrix face print which can be swapped out for the horrible Mantis face that she comes with.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Oops! I knew one of those little guys got killed. Maybe this is a sign we will get Malfoy Manor next year too!
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Regarding the debate over the CMF figure selections, it’s apparent to me that LEGO chooses figures that will enhance the perceived value and playability of the existing Harry Potter sets. With one notable exception, each and every one of the figures in this CMF wave can fit perfectly into a scene that revolves around a currently available set. That exception - Griphook with the sword of Gryffindor the key to the Gringott’s vaults - is extremely exciting to me because I can see him fitting perfectly into an Escape from Gringott’s set with the Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon in 2021. As poor Griphook gets toasted to death by the dragon in that scene, he would never be included in a LEGO set based on it. Similar to poor Cedric (who didn’t fit neatly in an existing set in 2018) from the CMF series 1 who fit perfectly in the Rise of Voldemort set that come out the next year. I’m curious to hear what other folks think about this. Do you think LEGO plans that far ahead with CMF selections? I know there are also other considerations to make a successful blind bag series (like including a couple lame figures so kids keep buying more to get the figures they really want), but I wonder how much advance notice they have on future sets.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    You have to send a direct message to them on Instagram
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    @lucky_lego_store is selling them right now with priority shipping from Romania Now that we have a clearer picture - I think you might be right. There is definitely something tan printed on his blanket though. Whether it’s a letter or an H I am not 💯 sure.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    There are some new close up shots of the pamphlet on Instagram, and @lucky_lego_store (the shop in Romania that has Series 2 in stock) just posted a better pic of the box art. You can clearly see the note printed on Harry’s blanket there, too.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    If you zoom in really closely to baby Harry, you can see that he not only has a tiny mark above the left eye, but he also has a little note printed on him to look like it’s tucked into his blanket. I think he was really designed as an accessory for the new Dumbledore minifig so fans can recreate the very first scene in Harry Potter.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    To be fair, @Falconfan1414 identifies as a leaker. If he makes an authoritative comment - like a character’s inclusion in the CMF is “necessary” - it’s natural for us to think there is something more to it! Of course, we’re always appreciative of any info he shares here. Even if I am a bit confused by the “necessary” comment and even further befuddled by the additional explanation...
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Personally, I have no problem with the fact that the twins are included. My problem is with their design and execution. Their faces are cartoonish and horrible and they look like they’re wearing creepy trench coats. I absolutely love all of the other minifigs in this series though.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I take this as a confirmation: our prediction that Weasley Wizarding Wheezes will NOT be included in the D2C Diagon Alley was correct. Unpopular opinion, but I never wanted WWW to be in this set, nor did I think it would make sense. I’d much rather have a more detailed and accurate Diagon Alley from years 1-3 than one that tries to squeeze in all the fan favorites. Give me the Leaky Cauldron over WWW any day! I do still think we will get WWW as a stand-alone set, though.
  15. sebastian666

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Zavvi is the best! They made my quarantine so much more bearable. I’m only ever ordering from them if the US gets delayed releases again.