krimimimi

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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Had a rotten summer and the family chipped in and treated me to this set to help make up for it. I'm usually not a fan of microscale and actually had DA on my wishlist instead of this set, but I'm definitely a fan now. The attention to detail... It's been on the dining table for a month and a half, and I never get away with that. The thing is gorgeous, absolutely stunning. (Plus the pink gelatinous cube has turned me off DA for the time being.) Things that could get boring, like the windows or the rocks, are improved by their varying of the design. If you're a stickler for accuracy, that helps keep you on your toes. (And if that doesn't do it, turn the instructions upside down while building. ) Anyway I enjoyed it far more than I ever thought I would, fwiw.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Thanks! I kind of liked the old stackable design, that they often weren't such expensive sets, and the ability to pick and choose the scenes I liked more. For instance I gave Fluffy and co. a pass but got the potions classroom. I've got more money to spend on it now (although less and less space lol), but can still feel the appeal of having smaller scenes on offer. Some of the rooms feel too pokey with the current design, more like they've been referenced but aren't playable or missing relevant bits. (Like Slughorn's office doesn't really matter (aside from repurposing it to be Flitwick's for Dumbldore's death), but Sluggy's lounge and the scene where Ron is poisoned does, but isn't present.) Bellatrix is also in the CMF series 2 (albeit in prison garb, but present). I would love a smallish Malfoy Manor Set, but I think my limit would be 65 as the max, so there's no way they could do more than a scene that way. That said, if they realised that sketch as a set, I'd be all over it. Given we got a basilisk (of sorts) with the Great Hall set and a buildable Fawkes, I can't see them making a CoS era CoS. A DH version maybe. Adding Pansy Parkinson to the list of minifigs I'd like. (Caveat that as the actress changed a couple of times, I don't even know what I think she should look like, but a black bob would be a good start.)
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Hope this is alright for this thread; sorry if not. A friend in the states recently asked me where she could get a box of the new minifigs. I don't really pay much attention to shopping over there (mostly because your prices always seem to be better lol; further advantages to low VAT), but seem to recall seeing minifiguremaddness mentioned a number of times lately. Is that where you'd usually go for a box of figs, or is it because of delivery issues with the usual suppliers? (And do you pay customs fees on top of that? And is the VAT refunded?) Also, does anyone know which store chains carry the blind bags over there (assuming one were willing to risk a run to the shops...)?
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Cheers! Eventually discovered your flickr from the mention on instagram. Glad it's still up there; it's demonstrating that it isn't as easy a solve as I'd've liked. If I want to keep the unequal display windows (and I now do) then the door shifts, and that in turn crowds the window placement on the first floor... Hmm... Perhaps a smaller window on that floor as well? Decisions, decisions... You're a champ for doing these. Thanks again.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Thanks, @Modal. That helps. I thought it was only affiliated fan sites that were forced to.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Hey did you remove it from your instagram? I thought it was beautifully done and really illustrated how to correct some things that bugged, while helping to make clear why some of the design as is decisions make sense. (Unequal windows on the street level help make the DA line-up a little less ordered while also leaving more space for a broom display. (In the film, it only had the one wide window, for instance.) The second small one here gives us a spot to display a mannequin, which is pretty clever. Now that I've recognised that, I'm happier with their design, but still feel like the colour or arrangement of the first floor windows/ roofline needs addressing, and that was something else you had tackled.) Anyway, looking at your photoshopped version was giving me some ideas, but when I went to refer to it today, I could no longer find it. (And thanks for doing it in the first place.) Stonewars.de had captured the specs / description when the Lego site recently inadvertently published them: "Measuring over 11” (29cm) high, 40” (102cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep, this LEGO® Harry Potter Diagon Alley set is crammed to the rooftops with authentic details."
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    According to thebrickfan, it was "available at LEGO Brand Stores and Shop@Home from November 9-21 with purchases of $99 or more".
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Haven't seen anyone mention this yet... According to Stonewars.de there will be two HP GWPs, from the 1st through the 14th or 15th (both were mentioned) (or for as long as supplies last), one with purchases upwards of 100 EUR - the Hagrid / Buckbeak Brickheadz set worth ca. 20 EUR (presently listed in the German shop as a gift article, and unclear if it will be available for regular purchase at a later date), and for purchases of 35 EUR and more, the Harry and Hedwig Owl Delivery Polybag, which has been in shops for a while now. (The latter may be only available as a gift in the Lego stores, though. It wasn't clear yet.)
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    The Leaky (complete with entrance to DA)! Borgin and Burkes, Madam Malkin's (where Harry meets Draco), the Eeylops Owl Emporium (where Hagrid buys Hedwig), the Magical Menagerie (the pet store where Hermione rescues Crooks and Ron goes to get some tonic to pep up Scabbers), Slug and Jiggers Apothecary (Potions), Dogweed and Deathcap (Potions ingredients - that might have been Hogsmeade, though, now that I think about it), and there's also a tea shop... I'm happiest about F&B and Ollivander's, most sorry about not getting B&B, Gringotts and the Leaky, and most disappointed by the gelatinous pink cube. I just knew they were going to give us a large Quidditch store, because the interior is cheap as chips. For the price, I was expecting something else.