krimimimi

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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Isn't that Dumbledore's office? (No argument on the sticker front.)
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Eh, I was so pleased to have gotten a library (I mean, how improbable is that? Also? Pince! ), that I could forgive them a multitude of sins for Dumbledore's office. And his main office itself was alright. It's those stupid 6x7 (or less) mini spaces they've forced themselves into that they seem to have no better luck making use of than most of us do. PPM was rather brilliant. Play features! Humour! It was small (= affordable <- more of that please), versatile, easily MODed or MOCed. I don't understand why they didn't embrace the earlier series' use of small playsets, updating things like the Marauder's Map set, which was literally the same footprint. Give us 8x16 "corridors" with armour, tapestries and portraits! Places you can get up to no good. And where's the humpbacked witch statue with secret passage? "Even though I won't buy it"... We always say that, and they they come beckoning with lovely sets and lovelier minifigs and those scenes you've always ("Always!") wanted. The next iteration of Dumbledore's office - which is obviously coming, as we've had, what?, three already since the reboot - will have Snape and his doe Patronus and I'll be there cash in hand. And if not the next, the one after... And I still want the Forest of Dean set with the doe, so it'll be a worthwhile mould (or recolour if they used the friends / disney princess one).
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    They've invented the character. I think I've decided the weird little niche in the BoH is for storing the special wands and maybe the smaller "magic" pieces. I can't come up with anything story or build relevant that dictated it otherwise, can any of you? (Alternatively, has anyone picked it up on one of the advanced sales? Have pictures leaked from the instructions?) I wonder if they'll have us stashing the bigger "magic" pieces in the rock behind the fireplace, because I think they used larger flame pieces than they have been lately for fireplaces. There's usually a reason for things like that, and it's obviously not a Floo.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Careful there, @Seaber. Now that they've given us The Sock, perhaps it would be judicious to explicitly state that as sarcasm or a joke. (If we get a Death Eater trunk, I'm blaming you. ) Hey, Lego, affordable army building packs, please. If that's unclear, $70 is not affordable to net only four minifigs. We need Quidditch uniforms, Death Eaters (masked and unmasked), and more school uniforms are always welcome. I like the Galleon. The little chocolate frog 1x1 round tile is also very cute. Does anyone know what the T shaped light grey piece on the side of the Express is called? Or the angle shaped black piece on the side of the front end of the engine?
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    @steam235 I don't think we'll be able to see it until the instructions to BoH are available, because it looks likes it's a picture from them. Or perhaps when updated catalogues hit the stores, they'll have the new set up as well. In the meantime there's a digital model of it up on mecabricks you can toy with. https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/1XjdNKOna8b As far as marketing goes, it's a weird choice that you might not have your overarching plan for your theme's modular series widely published until some of the required sets are off the shelves. Can you imagine not seeing it until you open your Christmas pressies, only to discover Sirius's Rescue, PPM and the Hospital Wing have gone EOL?
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Excellent work, @Textorix! Ya basically gotta post it here, too, as some of us really aren't on other platforms. (Seriously, I likely wouldn't have seen this otherwise.) Thanks for sharing it. One thing it makes clear is how many more of those rocky dungeon pieces we could have used in our sets. #SlytherpuffDormsFTW #EqualityNow! Speaking of, in the midsection of the new BoH set, there are two sides with rock faces. One uses the wotsit (ROUS, but not; it presently escapes me) and the other brick builds it using one of those hollow wall elements, and given the hint of 1x1 plate colour, I'm pretty sure there's a 32952 (Brick, Modified 1 x 1 x 1 2/3 with Studs on Side) holding a plate on the interior. On the rear of the box, we can see how in the right hand section (the brick built one) the inner surface is covered with a tile (sticker depicts what I believe is one of those gargoyle-y sconce holders from the Great Hall). Any whack theories on what might be hidden in the little storage niche it creates? Is there anything that would make sense for the story, or is it just going to be for holding the cup and serving dish when the build is re-configured?
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Nice work, @Alchemist! Welcome to the forum.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I can picture just this being behind revealing the "Hogwarts" plan now. Previous official layouts / stages didn't look at all like the castle and were often greeted with indifference or a strong desire to MOC. By contrast, this does look like Hogwarts, which increases the appeal, and as long as they let people know where the theme is headed while the sets are still available, that's fair, likely to curb frustration and encourage sales of sets before they go EOL. (Like how Sirius's rescue suddenly became a whole lot more appealing. lol)
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    @Textorix Yeah! Thank you! It looks great. Proof of concept. They can easily still add a few sets yet to the monster build of Hogwarts before starting over again. Hopefully they'll be willing to stretch the shelf life of the sets a little in order to give us greater variety in between Hogwarts cycles.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    @NostalgicBricks, the last HE was a TRUs exclusive for the first year or so, until Smyths replaced them and then it was basically a Smyths exclusive for a long time, so it wouldn't surprise me if they went that route again. (May not be true globally, though.) @Textorix, iirc, you have some digital Bell Towers lying around. If it wouldn't be too much bother, could you add them to the new grand Hogwarts layout, behind the Clock Tower and courtyard, maybe with a greenhouse in there, too? I'm betting we could get one or two more sensical years out of the 2021+ modular scheme, particularly if they stretch it with BoH foe sets. (Y'know, the sort of thing they'd need to take it from the Epic Disagreement of Hogwarts (Epic D'oH) to an actual Battle.) I suspect the reason for the releasing the Hogwarts plan at this time is to encourage people to get the sets for the mega build before they retire. I believe PPM is the only one officially retired at this point, and it's still available on many store shelves, but by next year that status should be true for more of the sets. Anything else to come would be added on the edges of the build, like a new Quidditch set (2025?), Bell Towers, Herbology, the wooden bridge, the Forbidden Forest, the Slytherin and Hufflepuff dorms... But I have to agree with so many others, how lego ever thought designing a school with nearly no classrooms made sense... We should have seen those DADA classes with Lupin, and we're long overdue for another one of Snape's Potions classes. (On the other hand, it's fair to say the Moment sets gave us reasonable interiors for those MOCs without too much waste, but still...)
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well we finally have our answer for why the hinges in the Hospital Wing seemed to be on "backwards". It's nice to know it was in service of a plan. We could still see them like we had a Grawp set with Umbridge, or an Acromantula set with Harry and Ron. There's nothing to say they wouldn't tackle it that way and let us mix and match our combatants.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Where are you seeing the interiors, @NostalgicBricks?
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    See that's what I like, that different sets suit different needs, different budgets, both financial and spatial... That strikes me as some good planning for a line of products. I also like when the pieces in a set are basically so well selected that buying two makes for a better single build, without too much left over, and from the look of it, most of these pieces will be useful in larger WWW & Owl Post builds, although I'll reserve final judgment until I see what they're doing with the floor plates. 😋 I would be very pleased to have a B&B as well. @Clone OPatra "Theowl/post shop is pretty funny how small it is." The funny thing to me is that was my exact reaction the first time I saw photos of the Owl Post office in the amusement park. And then I gave it some thought and couldn't really come up with why it should be larger, it's not like they store packages there (and in the WW they would simply shrink them if necessary), so when the lego version was similarly sized, it somehow "fit" with my preconceived notions. It's a glorified bird coop with an employee who rubber stamps your letters in exchange for galleons. You might need some mice and assorted owl treats, perhaps a broom to sweep droppings, but there again, there must be charms for that. Maybe for the lunch breaks when the intern is left to manage the office... 😆
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I love the Umbridge toy.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Good chap, Sammy. You're a "the glass is not completely and utterly empty" type, aren't you?
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    What? They all close with all of the accessories inside, which is a major part of the reason they're permanently close by my workspaces. I really like that about them. Tbf, the minifigs go on those studs on top, though. (Still better than the banners where they don't even do that.) As for @chris6507's question, Icons, for the same reason, the Sirius' Rescue set (because I was looking forward to the remake, it shouldn't be that hard to make either a decent courtyard or a decent tower, and this set flaked on both, especially the "fountain" from the original description), the 2022 HP AC (because nanoscale is some evil stuff, and now it even looks like they're reusing the minifigs after the fact, which grates).
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    @Surge It's the 25th "anniversary" of the Battle of Hogwarts, so a perfect PR opportunity when you're releasing a set literally called "Battle of Hogwarts".
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    @Rolyat24 No clue, obviously, if it's the same piece as whatever they're using for the Patronus Charm, but I imagine for the battle they'd need something or another like that, and it explains the translucent blur nicely. It already comes in trans green and pink. here we go, I think I found the individual part https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=35032e&amp;idColor=0#T=C&amp;C=0 that's the large one, here's the smaller one https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=35032f&amp;idColor=0#T=C&amp;C=0
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I suspect those are the spells he and Harry are casting at each other. Sort of like the things you see used in the super hero sets sometimes. Edit: like the biggest round(ish) one of these https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=35032&amp;idColor=98#T=C&amp;C=98
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Ah, but they can sell me a Borgin and Burkes (and make it all nice and scary with the DE and the cabinet if they need to cover that era, or go back to more innocent times in second year, depending on the minifigs required). Broomstix is a much harder stand alone sale. That would be a reduction of the DA approach to bite sized morsels, that was the sort of logic that led to the inclusion of Scribbulus and the exclusion of Gringotts in the 2020 D2C. Or if it's really just the façade, they can do the tattoo parlour etc, that sort of corner across from B&B that's cool architecturally, all wonky and angled, but where the shops may as well be empty for all we see.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    The sad thing is you're probably correct. I hereby grant you worthless internet points.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Cheers. 😊 Dobby looked better than I expected (I don't know why I doubted, Groot was adorable), the stag looked worse. I'm hoping more detailed pictures will change that impression, because he was a little scary. I'm, with Clone OPatra, I imagine the BoH will fold in on itself. They've been mindful of a set's footprint lately, which matters increasingly as my collection grows... 😆 For the HE, the German promobricks guys had guessed Hagrid and Harry, which look like the only two confirmed figs atm; they said it was a straight up calculation at the time, however. (We haven't seen Hagrid in x, so we're due...) It also looks like young Harry. Not that that has to limit the scenes included, but what do people think will be depicted in the two cars?
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    But they didn't release the final description of the set in that conversation. As far as I can make out there were three information streams, promobricks (German and English) and brickclicker -> Stone Wars (as a couple of bits of information varied, I assume they are distinct), everything else "appears" to have spread from there, and the Clock Tower mention seems to have occurred only with the German vlog / podcast / whatever that format is called. Both of the other two occurred later and yet didn't repeat that rumour, a good indicator it was discredited. At the least it was not reinforced. Familiarity with the theme makes a difference, too, otherwise at some point a tower with a clock becomes a the Clock Tower.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    The 2 in 1 may have just improved the set for me. I wasn't particularly tempted by two mediocre animals, one of which played no role. A decent version becomes more tempting, however, and if they build (hee) on the "build your own patronus" concept, that could be interesting. That said, Hermione's otter or something we see would have made more sense to me. With the blue bricks, there's no issue of colours to rule out many animals. I could see them doing interesting, interactive things with fans on this. "Learn to cast your Patronus", submit MOCs here, etc. The other thing I was thinking about the other day was for all the ability to build whatever you like with lego, a portion of people's disappointment in the theme's lineup seems to come from what isn't covered, and that they'd do themselves a favour including an alt build or two in the castle sets. Encourage people to take them apart, be less precious and get more out of them, or more cynically, maybe even buy more copies so they can display all versions side by side. 😆 @Textorix it also depends on if you're working from a picture or a description. With a picture, regardless how fuzzy, I'd have mentioned the ramparts.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'd tend to agree on that count, squinting it reminded me of MicMac's MOC. (That's sort of satisfying to say... MicMac's MOC...) DMed brickbride the link. If anyone else needs it, just DM me and I'll send it to you too (I'm around most of today). I believe that still fits within the EB leak rules. If not, please let me know.