krimimimi

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  1. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    @BacktoBricks There's a price tracking tool for Germany that allows you to also see what stores have offered a set at what prices for its entire run. DA was occasionally offered at other stores here, all told not a few, generally for more than lego charged, occasionally you'd see a "sale", the best of which I believe was 30 20 EUR below the S@H price, so generally nowhere even close to the discount you'd see from purchasing during a 2x VIP point sale or with a GWP. I assume Gringotts will be the same. eta: correction, the best discounts have only ever been 20 EUR, and very briefly at that. https://www.brickmerge.de/75978-1_lego-harry-potter-winkelgasse click "Preisentwicklung anzeigen" and then "alles anzeigen". I really like being able to look at what prices tend to do over time. It's definitely helped me decide more than once when to pull the trigger.
  2. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    @Huigberts Builds, @JeanGreyForever, @Accio Lego I was still thinking about McGonagall's sleeves and saw this: https://www.picuki.com/media/3297529835406200828 So they could always use flippers... Dark green to match her dress. eta: sorry, I should have tagged @Seaber and not Accio Lego. Apparently I can't remember things one page to the next.
  3. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Next year might make more sense for a Yule Ball AC, so the exclusive or exclusive versions of the minifigs still serve as a draw for the Durmstrang / Beauxbatons set. It's basically what they did the last time, too (Clock Tower 2019 / YB AC 2020). But I'd bet you're right that they'll almost certainly do it eventually, and I think it's a good choice as themes go. As long as they don't cover too much of the same material (by which I mean the minifigs; they can knock themselves out with repeat buffet tables & co.), I'll happily buy it when the time comes. I wouldn't mind repeat Durmstrang minifigs with their cloaks, though. They were such standouts for me in the costuming. That overhead shot of them waltzing made the scene for me. (eta: https://theartofcostume.com/2020/12/23/designing-the-yule-ball-harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire/ midway down that shot of them dancing 🥰; I'll also add that, in sharp contrast to the blogger, there aren't words to describe my loathing of Hermione's abomination of a dress) Some year I'd love to see a revisit of this year's AC, too, but with a different focus. Maybe the DA sign-ups? With Hogsmeade always snow covered, it's just such rich Xmas material. I think this AC was my favourite yet for what it offered.
  4. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    BrickWarriors does a "wizard sleeve" that could conceivably work for McG, or they could go for a whole new arm mould. I'm sure they could get decent use out of it for the princesses, too. As for Snape, I thought the whole costuming gag was AR had weighed in and said the character only needed the one. Now I don't know if they meant that just for his classes and Alltag, and there's a different one for formalwear, or one absolutely. I'm not great at spotting those differences.
  5. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    @BrickMatit, thank you! The thermometer is a good solution, it was very cute as a whole, and the unicorn was adorable. Even knowing what to look for, I was unable to make out the knife and fork, but they're a perfect solution. Or if they really feel parents would take offence, don't include them in the set, but put them in the next castle one. I imagine it's that or a flexi-straw.
  6. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I so want that set. 😆 Firenze seems like an obvious choice. How did they handle the unicorn scene in the HP video game? Because it seems like that would be considered an acceptable way to handle it here, too? For that matter, how was the Quirrellmort shade represented there? Given it's, what, a good 15 years on since the game's release, and the minifig design has really come such a long way in the meantime, how would people want to see the minifig represented? Would it be inappropriate to use the dementor / banshee swirled smoke lower body? And what do people think the chances are of them putting Fang in another set? C'mon, lego, stretch those mould Euros! (Please.)
  7. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    2022 we definitely had descriptions. Remember the problems describing the angled sections of the Library in Dumbledore's Office? That was confusing, and we puzzled over it for quite some time. For 2023, I can remember the attempts to describe the vault sections of Gringotts. "it goes under..." Probably there were more, but those were the descriptions that immediately popped into mind.
  8. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm sceptical of the name as well as it means "our son". While some of the WW names have meaning, that one strikes me as weird. Nevertheless, it's a way of identifying it, so it's a start.
  9. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    The modified Ivan portrait doesn't appear in the English version of the wiki, but here's the Spanish version https://harrypotter.fandom.com/es/wiki/Filius_Noster
  10. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I thought that was supposed to be five characters though? Also James Potter doesn't really appear in PoA. If anything, it's Black, Lupin and Snape meet Scabbers / Pettigrew. Which I guess is five right there. And we already have a Snape BHz. (Thanks @icm and @BrickMatit) Maybe Crooks instead?
  11. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    @ArrowBricks, what's BHz?
  12. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    @Balrogofmorgoth, , touché. Less so with the artwork, however. How many things are the same or only slightly edited? (Which, now that I type it, speaks again to your point...) But the minifig prints as a whole. There's far less diversity than the numbers might lead one to think. In as much as that leads to a visual language and style, that's not entirely a complaint on my part, however.
  13. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    @mark1991t, 4 isn't it. That's a photographer's work that creates HP related art. (article here: https://www.therowlinglibrary.com/2019/05/19/wizarding-portraits-in-the-muggle-world-interview-with-xavier-boldu/) 12 probably won't be Merlin, because we were relatively sure he appeared on the Grand Staircase stickers, and I can't see them reinventing the wheel there when there's sufficient source material to choose from. see sticker here: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=40577stk01&idColor=0#T=C&C=0 lower right, pic 18 Crack theory I'd like to run past you: 4 and 6 remind me of Sleeping Beauty (sans spindle) and Snow White, which if you steer clear of the Disney versions are clearly in the public domain. Both of them exist in the Wizarding World, because we have the stories of the hags that poisoned them (Draught of Living Death for Briar Rose). There was a suggestion that they may have been Muggles, as JKR's fairytale witches are depicted as more proactive, but the Wiggenweld potion worked to revive them. As potions typically fail on Muggles, one has to wonder if they weren't therefore also witches, and so perhaps the subjects of portraits...
  14. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    @mark1991t, 7 is Edessa Sakndenberg and 9 is Damara Dodderidge
  15. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    The stuff on the left looks blue/grey, but the stuff on the right looks green. So much for being able to tell what I am looking at even when I'm looking at it. Lighting matters. I think both roof colours work in the sets, with different strengths and weaknesses, and nostalgia in the 20th anniversary version certainly plays a legitimate role. An interesting aspect about the model: one of the things I like about the green roofs is that there is some contrast to the rocks below; in the model, it's the other way around, the roofs more grey and the rocks more green. Thanks for digging out the style guide, @Ferder. That's an excellent point.