krimimimi

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  1. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Thanks. If they do the Duel again in 2021+ format it will be worse than either version we've gotten so far, and that includes the rollback they did in 2018's GH from what they'd envisioned and put forward at the toy fair. (I forget which one it was, but I'm sure you've seen the pictures.) The rooms are just too bitty and you need the ceiling height.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    But even the JLBricks build is 8x8 towers, though. Basically in the original the lower level is ho hum (2021+ would nail that ) and then there's one interesting level, then some spires and the roof. It's doable in the 2021 modular style if they didn't completely chince out on the exterior (obviously not a given), but I have hope. @Seaber you've forgotten the Hufflepuff dorms. If we're having the other three Houses, let's not forget the Puffs. What's the Hideout? Duelling club scene has been covered (more or less) in both Great Halls. Agree some representation of the moving stairs and all the portraits would be lovely. It needn't be super detailed like some of the MOCs out there, but even more streamlined versions do a lot to unite disparate castle pieces.
  3. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think I count the castle sets separately, too, in part because they tend to be different kinds of builds. The tree builds just come together differently than Hogwarts itself does, and for me Hagrid's Hut has more in common with Hogsmeade than Fluffy Encounter, say, which is how I tend to group them mentally as opposed to their physical locations in the stories. Have to agree with @Retro Brick Reviews that I'd hoped for more scenes from the modular series (especially as the designers themselves had emphasised that as a feature of their concept), but maybe the summer sets will end up being groups of scenes. The castle section could include Lupin's DADA classroom as well as the damaged Fat Lady's portrait and Sirius' escape with Buckbeak, for example. Looking forward to seeing what they end up doing with that, especially as we seem to be getting the named part of the castle in the winter sets (clock tower). Admittedly that makes me less hopeful we'll see something resembling the Bell Towers this summer... Thanks @Brickroll & @BrickFunatic for the answers.
  4. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    If the buildable creature were a flapping Buckbeak, scalewise, how do you suppose it would compare to the gargantuan Harry fig? (That was supposed to be the $50 set.) I also seem to recall seeing talk that there were two sets designated as "play sets", but could only confirm that for 76407 / 777 pieces / $90. Does anyone know if there was a second, and if so, which one?
  5. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    As far as completionism & the space question goes, lego has radically changed some of their approach in the past couple of years, most notably around the HP and Star Wars lines. The nano-scale Hogwarts was the second largest set by piece count at the time of its release, and Diagon Alley the fourth largest. Only a year and a half after DA's release, they are now 5th and 7th largest respectively. That's a drastic shift in the size of the sets produced in recent years. (It's probably also very telling of how they view the HP theme that they awarded two such coveted spots to a theme that only a short time before had been retired.) So maybe instead of the sprawl of the 2018+ castle, the thinking was AFOLs spend roughly the same amount on the more condensed nano-scale build and / or the even further reduced DA footprint and that those of us with budgetary or space constraints pick and choose amongst the sets. At least viewing it that way makes it easier to accept when they don't seem to be meant to appeal anything like equally to the same consumer. I'm happy for Hogwarts trunks if it just keeps the sets coming... Thanks, @BacktoBricks.
  6. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Unclear, tbh. I'll definitely need more surgery, but it can be postponed until the hospital capacity situation is less volatile. The bigger issue, as for too many others I imagine, seems to be proper risk assessment for overall treatment under uncertain conditions, but then we can't change that either so there's really little point whinging. Like you, I just try to avoid stationary treatment where possible. I do however now have a very good natured doctor / nurse minifig from the lego store's PAB figs (complete with most comforting star-topped magic wand ) who accompanies me when I can use a spot of luck. And when not, she resides in the Ravenclaw dorms, presently the only yellow-fig to do so. (I suspect a jinx went wild.) Realistically, she'd probably be a Hufflepuff, but... I'm not sure if I'll count the upcoming trunk as properly rectifying that shortcoming or not. And of course now I'm eagerly anticipating a Madam Pomfrey of my own. (Side note, how long before they make a proper mask piece do you reckon?) Very sorry for your loss. Don't get me wrong, I was very much in favour of the restrictions, not in the least because it protected the (non-lego) nurses and doctors we all rely upon. I'm just also aware it makes things that are already difficult, like surgeries and convalescences, more so. As problems go, that at least is somewhat addressable simply by recognising it. As for completionism, someone here had made a remark that stuck with me, that if a set didn't give you that spark of joy, it might be better to give it a pass. That struck me as a great way to approach it. Presently I'm passing on the Chess Set, and for the same shelf space I'm eyeing the new Hotel with the cab GWP instead. (The cab is *very* cute.) And I think the space consideration has bolstered the Moment sets' ranking in my esteem as well.
  7. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Spent far too long in hospital last year, which with covid restrictions sucked more than usual / necessary. If you need an ear or just a distraction, feel free to PM. I mean that. And on the plus side, I can blither both lego and HP fairly fluently... Best of luck tomorrow.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    *presses refresh, presses refresh* Narrator: And so Mr No inadvertently caused a DDoS attack on the unsuspecting promobricks site...
  9. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Thanks, @lego_guyon02 and @mark1991t I finally found the piece from the interview. Mind, it's been translated back and forth twice now, but here it is from stonewars: Somewhat confusingly, it forwards to the link mark1991t provided. No, no, we most certainly wouldn't want to do that. And definitely not by using the link above. Definitely not.
  10. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Correct, I conflate things upon occasion, and megacorps all look alike from where I'm sat. Thanks for clearing it up. @mark1991t, thanks for the link, that seems to be the entry for a contest, however? The designers had suggested that fans submit suggestions for sets they'd like to see... somewhere, I'm just at a loss for the where.
  11. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Speaking of, does anyone have the link where they said we could make requests? I got the feeling the designers wouldn't mind doing some of the sets we'd like to see, but they're kind of stuck sometimes wrt Universal. That maybe suggestions might help them plead their cases?
  12. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Now that I think about it, wasn't Stan Shunpike under an Imperius and he flew with them in the BotSP? Honestly, I'd love most of the named Death Eaters. And I really hope they include Scabiour, I found him well menacing. He left a bigger impression on me than most of them did. I'm greedy. Four masks, four torsos, maybe a printed skirt or two, and hood or two, pointy hat, maybe a couple of hair pieces (or were there other good hat pieces?), and my Death Eater Army could be realised. Really I'm not asking for much at all. Put them in an Accessory Pack and I'll buy several. The rescue scene with Buckbeak and Sirius could be part of a castle set. Perhaps with Lupin's DADA classroom, Boggart cupboard, and the Snape Boggart, which at present is the only thing they haven't repeated from the minifig 4 pack. Frankly I'd like either that and Neville, or the jack in the box clown and one of the twins, both of which seem likely given lego's current character preferences. I'd really love Voldemort with his Drinkingstraw of Doom (he's evil enough, it's probably plastic ) and a unicorn, but given that scene is one of the only chances I think we'll see Fang, I can't see it being the $20 one, or else having all the things I'd want in it. Unless they included Fang in a new Hagrid's hut version... Hmm... Hi, @Slytherin Alumni, welcome to the forum. I'm not sure how likely it is we'll see such a range of films covered in one year, but I'd hope we see most of those eventually. I'd really love a ghosts pack, but I was just re-listening to an interview from May where they poo pooed the notion of re-releasing Peeves. We can hope, though. He appears in other formats. Then again, their deal is apparently with Universal. Which of those sets would you most like to see?
  13. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    In addition to Voldy (and nominally Snape), we've got Lucius, Bellatrix, Pettigrew, Crouch Jr. and Greyback. Oh, and Draco, too, for that matter. But I agree we could use more. And Narcissa too while we're at it. I keep hoping we'll get an Accessory Pack we can mix and match to make more of them, with luck maybe 12-16 variations. I do kind of like the Klan DE, but admittedly he isn't great for a broom fight.
  14. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    But like the Great Hall, Privet Drive is relevant every year / film (except DH2 for PD). Sure a few details from the set are PS / CoS related (the envelopes and owl, the room under the stair to re-create the first year, the upstairs room with barred window, floating cake and Dobby and the Anglia rescue from second year) but the lion's share of the build is unchanged throughout the years. For example, at this point we should have enough Harrys and the CMF figs to stage an (extremely one-sided) Battle of the Seven Potters if we like, or the farewell scenes with the Dursleys. The only significant thing missing at this point is Hagrid's / Sirius' motorcycle to re-creating Harry's arrival at and leaving of Privet Drive. PD just is not a PS / CoS set in the same way a thing like the Knight Bus is that literally has no appearances outside of a single film (PoA).
  15. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Sorry, that was a Freudian slip, I meant HBP. (Three guesses what I wanted instead. )