sammy_zammy

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  1. sammy_zammy

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Did anyone else think the Lovegood house was a windmill and it turns out it’s just kinda a funny shaped stony tower? Or just me being a fake fan?
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Oh no it’s the otter jokes all over again...
  3. sammy_zammy

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    All this has certainly made me feel less disappointed about missing out on the CNY sets because I waited for Black Friday! Gonna be a lot to buy!
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Perhaps we could get Captain Nemo to add all this to the front page like he did last year?
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    This sounds pretty awesome! However I’m not sure how to feel about Chamber of Secrets being locked behind a set i already have... ah, oh well, I know I’ll buy it anyway! (Dangit, I said I wouldn’t buy any remakes but I’ve walked right into Lego’s trap!)
  6. sammy_zammy

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think it depends how they approach the extra size of Gringotts. Gringotts is probably a single hall, so an extra “floor” could only be 100-150 pieces since there’s no need for extra stuff inside except empty space.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Lol but I bet if it’s what people want to hear they’ll gain tons of followers. I would say “like a certain someone” but maybe it IS a certain someone, resurfacing under a new alias ?
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Maybe we could have a tiny bit of street, just a short wall that goes round a slight corner, like in the Lego game.
  9. sammy_zammy

    LEGO IDEAS - The Medieval Blacksmith

    Yeah I wasn’t entirely clear. I don’t think they’ve made the changes just to make it more marketable towards children (although I’m sure that’s a Partial factor). But many people seem to think that’s what these changes are doing, exclusively i.e. replacing marketing towards adults
  10. sammy_zammy

    LEGO IDEAS - The Medieval Blacksmith

    Lol I just ventured there. I had no idea people would get so upset over a Lego set! “Not realistic”? “Like Duplo”? I can understand preferring the original, but people are just acting like children (ironically, a children’s toy being made more marketable for children is what they’re complaining about). I think people see what they voted for as really good (which it is), ans anything different as automatically terrible. I don’t know about the AFOL community sometimes, I really don’t...
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I know right. I was thinking about getting The Burrow to get the MBoM GWP, then thought to myself - what’s the better deal for me, full price with this freebie or wait for a discount (come on Smyths please discount it eventually lol)? I came to the conclusion the latter was preferable to a GWP that I don’t really care about! That’s outrageous, I didn’t know they could do that ? I’d quite like that (I seem to remember saying the opposite before And that a stand-alone B&B would be weird, but that was before Gringotts was missing from DA lol). I was always one who was for B&B in DA; this is as I’d love them to stuff a set with tons of random creepy artefacts. I wouldn’t see them doing any other KA shops though. In fact, we didn’t really have a “dark” set last year did we? closers was Grawp but Grawp is a nice giant ——— Also hey everyone, been a while, hope we’re all doing OK :)
  12. sammy_zammy

    LEGO IDEAS - The Medieval Blacksmith

    Quite surprised to see such positive opinions here after the bashing this seems to be getting on Brickset. Glad to see as IMO it looks awesome. A lot of people seem to confuse “noise”/“randomness” with “detail”. The original design has lots of random detail, like the roof, and the walls. However there’s not much individual detail to particular sections. From a distance, this probably looks bland, and close up, there’s not really anything contrasting in particular to look at and be surprised by other than an overall effect. Not to mention much of this randomness is probably super tedious to build and very fragile. The official set on the other hand has tons of detail - the sign over the forge, the doorways, the various roof tile colours/gradient, the tree. I can’t wait to see the interior. It has plenty of contrast to look good from a distance but also plenty of interesting details to go “aha!” “Ooooh!” When up close. It just feels so full of life and charm. A lot of people are also complaining that it doesn’t fit with other castle stuff since it’s bright and colourful, not the worn-down “nitty gritty” original. And then they go on to complain it’s shrunken down in size - the original idea would’ve been bigger than half the castles and wouldn’t have fitted at all either! I prefer brightly coloured sets but can understand people preferring the muted colours of the original. There’s a number of subjective things and I can understand people being disappointed especially when compared to the original (although the overall design is exactly the same apart from the scaling down). But for me? No way am I disappointed; the new model is better IMO and won’t hurt my wallet so much.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    About this becoming an evergreen theme: I wouldn’t mind this, and then rereleasing sets would help my wallet a lot! As long as they don’t improve too much so that it’s not Bricklinkable. However as awesome as these sets are, there are certainly amazing sets with bits they could end up drastically improving, such as the Great Hall’s Tower.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    The Dursley’s with wands in 4 Privet Drive say hello Having said that, there must be someone/something that genuinely does that and puts them in minifig hands for the books and Bricktober packs. They must have an extreme case of Lego fingers!
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    The Third Floor Corridor is one of the most requested sets here I think, along with Chamber of Secrets. Hopefully they’re saving them!