krimimimi

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  1. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    They may yet do so. The one doesn't preclude the other, on the contrary, a D2C might drive more interest in the tent set, but that's if they're even released.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    @dukesofbrickdom, imho @Textorix has one of the better "ultimate Hogwarts" MOC layouts here, but they tend to get buried in the rumours threads. This is one I had bookmarked: but I believe there were more up to date versions that included more of the modulars, so I'd suggest asking at the source. 😊
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    @Accio Lego I believe I had worked out 15/16 and 16/16: Accessories Pack (15/16): 2 lightning bolts Chibi (9): Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, Neville (best guess), Draco, Luna, Voldemort, Bellatrix Spells (4): Expecto Patronum, Incendio, Confundus, Wingardium Leviosa (best guess) Other (2): Hogwarts crest, Deathly Hallows sign One unknown. Desktop Kit (16/16): Chibi (7): Snape, Dumbledore, McGonagall, Hagrid, Dobby, Hedwig, Sorting Hat Magical things (9): Time Turner, Felix Felicis, Chocolate Frog, a (blank) Chocolate Frog card, winged Key (from PS), Quidditch goals, Snitch, Acceptance Letter to Hogwarts, the Hogwarts castle
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named died, Harry didn't (ta, Narcissa), Aragog did (and was buried), as did Colin and +/- fifty more, not sure how many of those were castle (Fred, Crabbe/Goyle) or grounds though. There was unicorn blood slurped (a chance for a Fang and named centaurs), or the scene with the spiders and a battered version of the Ford Anglia we've never had in a set (want). The Expecto Thing with Black. Harry learning to fly on Beaky, the core six... borrowing some Thestrals and bunking off to the Ministry. Oh! Snape's grey pants, and possibly more, were exposed to the world, if we did a time jump. We have not had that particular Snape variant. And perhaps some way to work in the Giant Squid...
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'd love to see both Quidditch and Death Eater accessory packs. Those are automatic purchases in multiples. I can't believe we won't see them eventually, but increasingly it feels like they're going to make us wait. 😕 Star Wars does "battle packs" instead of accessory packs, for what is presently 5 EUR more (20 instead of 15 EUR) that include some small relevant builds. https://brickset.com/sets/tag-Battle-Pack/theme-Star-Wars https://brickset.com/sets/tag-Battle-Pack/page-1 Sorting by year released, there's already one for 2023.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Aside from @Huigberts Builds intriguing idea, has anyone ever seen a MOC of the film version of the Third Task they thought was good? They almost definitely won't give us the book version, and the film version, bizarrely, was far less visual. IIRC, Sphinx & co. were all book only? People were referring to Promobricks, so I assume the original was German? If someone DMs me a link, I'm happy to take look. (I like to think I'm still more reliable than google translate, if only just... 😊) Also, HP was definitely one of the top 5 themes last year, it's consistently been a good performer, and there's still development of the property on other platforms. There's no way lego puts that in hibernate at this point in time. They have not yet milked me for all I'm worth! I still have a few Knuts left. I'm betting that's true for the rest of you as well. 😉 Heresy! (But: yes.)
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    It wouldn't necessarily have to be larger. 76422 ???? $89.99 | 834 pieces is still "unknown" and both of the previous Hogsmeade sets (76388 Hogsmeade Village Visit | 851 pieces and 76407 the Shrieking Shack and Whomping Willow | 777 pieces) retailed for $90 / 90 EUR / £80, so that's in the same range both in terms of piece counts and price. Not out of the question, at any rate. But at that price, I'd expect it to include more than just the Hog's Head. Possibly the Katie Bell scene, for a departure, or some other store, probably Puddifoot's with Harry and Cho. TBF, Gringotts is larger. Making it the same size as Scribbulus would be a bold choice. 😆 (Especially as I still have a supply of those pitchforks somewhere... 😉)
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    That's the Room of Requirement he enters, and we're getting it in March but in a slightly different iteration, the Room of Hidden Things. They're from the almost exactly same time in the story. (They had to boot everyone from the room to be able to enter the other version.) Thanks to magic, there's one location with two very different sets of contents. Anyway I doubt they'll give us another version of the room this wave, especially as they're calling the RoHT set "RoR", and if you were doing that version as well, personally I'd emphasise the difference between them which that obviously fails to. It just goes with the better known catch all name. As one of the presently unknown sets from this summer, I'm hoping they might be giving us another Hogsmeade expansion, and that it might include the Hog's Head pub, which is the beginning of the tunnel to the RoR and where the portrait is located. (Like you, I enjoyed the scene with the tunnel. 😉) They could even work more students into the Hogsmeade end by making an OotP set of it as it's where they form the DA. But that's nothing more than a wish at this point.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    You say this, but I'll remind you that when they finally released an Infirmary in the Clock Tower, they did so without a Pomfrey. I'm not sure our logic applies. 😆 I won't complain too much, though. I prefer when they give us more variety and don't use the same few characters in all sets, even if that means having to bricklink the gaps.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    @strangely, I'm not so sure about the printing, although a better Bellatrix would be very nice. DA had only a single minifig with leg printing, and that was Lucius Malfoy using a piece that had already been released in another property the year before.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I know I'm not the target market because I don't care about ships one way or another, but I doubt I could tell the difference between the Durmstrang ship and one held to a similar palette. On the other hand, the Lovegood house (which I also don't know if I'd want as a set) has an outline I'm unlikely to confuse with another build. So I do think "iconic" is a fair term to apply. Plus it had a fair bit more screen time, and we actually saw the interior, which the designers have said in the past makes it more likely they'll produce a set.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    LEGO Harry Potter Summer 2023 wave: 76414 Expecto Patronum $64.99 | 754 рieces (14+) 76415 The Battle of Hogwarts $84.99 | 730 pieces (9+) 76416 Quidditch Trunk $64.99 | 599 рieces (9+) 76417 D2C Gringotts $429.99 | ???? pieces - presumably autumn release (18+) 76418 Advent Calendar $44.99 | 227 pieces - presumably autumn release 76419 RUMOUR ONLY: D2C Knight Bus $ ??? | 2260 pieces 76421 Dobby the (buildable) House Elf with sock and cake $39.99 | 403 pieces (8+) A Gringotts vault is expected as a GWP, no mention of when though Three Brickheadz sets: 40616 Harry & Cho $19.99 | ??? pieces 40617 Draco & Cedric $19.99 | ??? pieces 40618 Kinglsley Shacklebolt $9.99 | ??? pieces And there are also some Dots sets in the Harry Potter theme due out this year As yet unknown: 76422 ???? $89.99 | 834 pieces 76423 ???? $129.99 | 1074 pieces @Clone OPatra, could we update the post on the first page with the new info? Also, I added the suitable ages as I'd noted from @Falconfan1414's post. If I've made transcription errors, please let me know. Cheers. 😊
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    You joke, but I'm not ruling out 76415 Hogwarts Bridges: Battle of Hogwarts at Hogwarts until it's official. 😆
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    promobricks didn't mention "diorama" as a possibility at all, but then also didn't know anything further about it definitively other than piece count, the price and those two words "Expecto Patronum", so that doesn't rule it out either. We have to work with what they have, so it's still open what kind of set it will be (or at least as far as the piece count permits) and what movie it would be from, although they speculated it might be Aberforth in DH to tie in with the known BoH set. (Was that necessarily a Patronus though? Or non-corporeal if so?) Regardless, it was also a very quick scene, so my guess would be any of the other suggestions people have made here before that one. (Then again, how long is the Durmstrang ship visible? 🤔 Maybe screen time just isn't the factor I think it is.) If you look at the lists @sebastian666 and @NostalgicBricks put together for us, you'll see that none of the new names include the "Hogwarts:" etc. prefixes, so either there are no more castle sets this year amongst the known quantities, which seems unlikely, or we shouldn't read too much into that.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    There's always a chance of a Grimmauld Place AC, and a free Dobby could fit there, although that still wouldn't take advantage of the built in Christmas theme possibilities the location and story offers. Then again, the 2021 and 2022 ACs didn't either.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Malfoy Manor I have difficulty picturing as the scenes are either 1) Burbage gets eaten or 2) Hermione gets tortured, culminating in Dobby's death, both of which seem out of step with the line. If they do it eventually, I picture it less substantial, more playful, like that original concept art sketch or MicMac's MOC thereof. (Or is there a scene I'm forgetting?) What do people think the could include in a film orientated set for the 3rd task? Has anyone seen a good MOC of that?
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Please correct me if I have this wrong, but I thought none of the new set names promobricks listed have the format we've seen lately (Hogwarts™ Courtyard: Sirius’s Rescue), so I assume they're not 100% officially correct, but more a shortened form. Alternatively, I can't believe none of these sets are a castle extension. By the same token, not that a diorama is out of the question, but "Sirius’s Rescue" didn't sound like it would necessarily be the name of a courtyard either. Again, "Expecto Patronum" or "Battle of Hogwarts" could be dioramas, but I'm also not ruling out castles and still more castle sets.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    May still not happen. They've been good about alternating things as the D2C sets go, we've only just seen the super expensive Hogwarts Express, so next year seems more probable than this one for an expensive Knight Bus. I've thought of that, because I still think it's a scene we'll see eventually, but consider it less likely they'd name it from Snape's perspective, if that makes sense? He'd be the one casting the spell after all. Like I don't even know if they'd be likely to even include him in a set of the scene, so naming it after a spell he'd cast feels... off. I think a PoA Expecto Patronum lesson, perhaps with a chance to see Snape take over the class (page 394!) giving us an excuse to see him somewhere in this wave. I suspect we also need to have Dumbledore in there somewhere. Still hoping we'll see a Hogsmeade set as one of the two remaining unknowns. Those are proving reliably good. Absolutely can't believe there are no inexpensive sets except for Brickheadz. "Bloody hell!" as Ron would say.
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Apparently it's not confirmed. Oof. Excellent to hear we'll be seeing the Battle of Hogwarts (25th anniversary of the BoH, it would have been odd for them not to capitalise on it) and the GWP sounds good, but most left me disinterested. I hope there are more than one shop / building in the Gringotts set. I couldn't care in the least about a track system, and would rather not have the dragon included. Nothing to do but wait. The price is making me nervous. I honestly didn't expect them to gate keep such a key set behind that price point.
  20. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Looking at their history, things likely to put in an appearance: one Forbidden Forest set, most likely some means of transportation (speaking of which, Hogwarts Express and Knight Bus are both very high rotation and will be due out again in the not too distant future), Hagrid's Hut, Quidditch / Flying, a Castle extension, and some creature or another... It also looks like Hogsmeade additions / secondary Wizarding locations are a new regular thing right now, which is awesome. 76414 $64.99 | 754 pieces - a Buildable dragon everyone will complain about with the trio and something to vaguely represent the escape from Gringotts. Maybe one of the independent vaults we've hypothesised about, as the inevitable Gringotts should be on the same level as DA. DH2 Harry, Hermione, Ron. 25 years later... Creature, check. 76415 $79.99 | 730 pieces Durmstrang ship. GoF Karkaroff, Krum, Merperson... Ties into the Second Task set. Transport, check. 76418 $???? | 227 pieces - I'm betting this is a $20 set, as that really seems to be missing in the line up this year. Forest of Dean w/ Harry, Ron, doe Patronus, tree, rock, frozen water, Gryffindor's sword OR remake of the Narcissa in the Forbidden Forest scene from DH2 Narcissa, Hagrid, Harry, Voldemort. Forest sets, check. 76421 $???? | 403 pieces - I think it's too soon for another bathroom set, so Troll in Bathroom has to wait. A Quidditch set probably needs more pieces the way they're doing things now, unless it's Quidditch tryouts (Lee and Cormac would be sensible additions). Otherwise med-small Hogwarts extension Umbridge's Reign of Terror and the twin's escape with fireworks, w/ Filch and his ladder and rules plaques OotP Umbridge, Filch, Fred and George, and possibly detention Harry (or they'll need to give us a 3rd CMF eventually). This can also make use of the Fiendfyre serpent in March's RoR to add to the fireworks display. Or Snape's DADA class (actually Lupin's), "turn to page 394" PoA has to appear eventually. Either way, Castle, check. 76422 $89.99 | ??? pieces - Hogsmeade Hog's Head and either another store, possibly either Puddifoot's as part of their efforts to pinkify things or the bridge with Katie Bell and the cursed necklace. OotP / HBP Ties into the Room of Requirement set and could give us a sleeping Cho alt face in one of the few sets she still sensibly belongs. Hogsmeade, check. 76423 $129.99 | ??? pieces - BoH, maybe the Bell Towers (finally) and bridge. I can't picture them skipping the Bell Towers while they're still doing the modular format, as it really lends itself to that footprint, and the modulars can't continue forever, so no better time than the present. We also really need to see some of the faculty somewhere in the summer wave. DH2 Castle, check. They could make this a set from previous years, but then they need to give us a Death Eater Accessory Pack this summer, too, or the BoH is going to be terribly one sided. While we can put McGonagall in the BoH set, Snape is less likely and Dumbledore not at all, and I can't picture a year without them, so while ordinarily I'd say 76416 $64.99 | 599 pieces should be the Hagrid's Hut (PS version), they might need a better way to work in some of the other instructors or members of the OotP. Shell Cottage would get us Bill, finally, and Fleur. We've got Griphook and could use a tie in from the Gringotts escape. Unfortunately it's more likely they'd do a set from PS / CoS. *shrug*
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    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I went back and checked what I answered last year, and was intrigued to see there were a few changes in my ranking. (Your answers were either above or below that, if you want to go back and check.) Overall, as the number of Harry Potter sets I own increases, I'm coming to value compact size / storage more than I had previously. Sets like the new '23 Room of Requirement that store the extra bits and bobs on the set itself while folding together will be forcing other sets out of the ranking next year. 1 The 2018 nanoscale Hogwarts Castle has kept the pole position. A year on it's still displayed on our dining table despite the huge footprint, so it clearly deserves it. (+/- 0) 2 The 2018 Great Hall remains at second place. It was the perfect way to re-launch the series. A minor quibble remains with the basilisk, they should have made it better or ditched it in favour of better fittings in the tower. (+/- 0) 3 '20 Diagon Alley D2C. I still hate some of the colour choices, and some of the too obvious cost cutting measures in the QQS oversize, but I love the details as a whole, the building techniques, and it packs away nicely, so with shifted priorities, it's gone up two notches. (+ 2) 4 '22 Shrieking Shack. I didn't need another Whomping Willow this soon, and they take up quite a bit of space. Without it and at the lower price point (or paired with some other Hogsmeade build instead), the set would have been in third place, but it was an improvement on the one from '18, which it's knocked from the ranking, so... I do wish there were better ways to attach the loose bits, though. (NEW) 5 I was thrilled to see both the '22 Hospital Wing and library with their vastly improved exteriors, but the I prefer the Hospital Wing's compactness and better ability to fit with the '21+ modular system. Having started down the modular path, too many of the builds seem not to have committed to it, thwarting its promise in the process while sacrificing the advantages of the 2018+ system. (NEW) 6 The '21 Hogwarts Moment: Potions set has reclaimed its slot and knocked the DADA set off the list. The DADA set still has the better footprint, but Potions is the one I've bought multiples of, keep close, and use in MOCs; DADA doesn't come close to sparking the same joy. (Side note: the lego artists are true champs.) (+ 1 ) 7 The lego Advent Calendars just make me happy. Even when they lean too heavily into the nanoscale builds and I whinge, it's such a pleasure to combine several of my favourite things as they have, and as long as they make them, I'll be buying them. The ‘20 Yule Ball AC was the best yet, although the 2019 one was also quite good. (new to the list) 8 '20 Forbidden Forest: Umbridge's Encounter w/ Grawp is no longer on permanent display, but rotates with some of the others. It remains an excellent set, however, and I really like the Grawp maxifig and the centaurs, which helps nudge out Harry and Luna and the Thestrals from the list, even though they're currently still on display. (+ 1) 9 '21 Polyjuice Potion Mistake may be the only set to really embrace the modular format and it did it so well. I think I've bought over a dozen of them to MOC now, so it's definitely earned its place on this list. (new to the list) 10 '19 Hagrid’s Hut is still on our coffee table, but I no longer know where the pumpkin patch is, and no matter how pretty and well done it is, it isn't small. I suspect it will be replaced by the Second Task next year. (- 6) 11 '22 Grand Staircase gave rise to much squeeing, and again: I love their artists and the attention to canonic detail. (NEW) 12 '21 Hogsmeade has slipped slightly in the ranking mostly because of little bits that are floating around the house... somewhere, and the less substantial builds for the shops. It's still part of the Christmas Village, though, and one of the things I'd very much like to see more of. (- 4) 13 '20 Astronomy Tower has replaced the Clock Tower in the list because it displays nicely behind the nanoscale castle while acting as my minifig stand. 14 '19 Knight Bus. I'm not usually a fan of the vehicles, but both this and the Express were brilliantly rendered. This wins out as it takes up much less room and thus is on display more often. 15 The '21 Harry and Hermione ultra-maxifigs. Something new I never would have MOCced. It was nice to have. (I could use more hair designs now... lol)
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Are we sure 76418 is the Advent Calendar or are we guessing? The piece count (227 pieces) is way down for an AC and with no price listed as yet, it might be one of those smaller budget sets this year seems to be missing (aside from the gimmicky Banners, that is, and they still aren't anywhere close to the 20 EUR price point). On the other hand if that means no nanobuilds in the AC... 😃 Edit: I was just looking at JB Spielwaren's FB page, and they're up to three sets built now (not sure if the same is true for their IG). I understand the complaints people have with the Room of Requirement/ Hidden Things, but I think it looks great. I'll be very happy to have it, and even like the folding aspect that keeps the footprint smaller. The Grey Lady is a treat (3 ghosts down, 3 to go..). I only had 3 minor quibbles, I was looking forward to two pixies and it appears one is only a sticker; for the door stickers, I'd prefer one sticker that covers the entire door to two of them I'll have problems aligning; and I'll also fight to get the door arch stickers right, but they definitely add something to the build, so... I also like the inclusion of the clear rods to mount things on and give the illusion of characters or Fiendfyre flying about. It's nice to bring more "magic" into the sets. The Second Task neatly exceeded all my expectations, too, and I'll have difficulty holding off until the price comes down. Even the banner looks better than expected. I may warm up to them yet. 😆
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    So off a catalogue excerpt it looks like there'll be HP lego dots next year. I assume those haven't been counted as sets in the other lists?
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Oh that little Grindylow is cute. And I like that it looks like it's from the same design family as the pixie. It makes for more harmonious displays. ETA: @BrickBob Studpants there were six pix of the Second Task on their FB page with two three of the banner set boxes visible in the background. Were there pictures of other sets shown elsewhere? (u. frohes Fest 🎄😊)
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Oh, I need it. 😆 I also think it's unreasonable to expect parents to shell out for a minifig that may have only been released once a decade or two ago so their kids who are now old enough to be interested can play out a scene. Setting it up that way only increases the chances mum or dad source them from knock offs, and that doesn't help the brand as a whole either. If there are gaps, lego, please fill them and take our happily surrendered money. With the improvements to their minifig design over the years, not to mention the extra bits and bobs in the CMFs, I definitely don't mind rereleases / fig updates either. I'd also like to see Snape and Pettigrew from the flashbacks as well. (Although it's odd 21 year old AC Sirius in the flashback outfit is so old looking because he's only arrested in the outfit in the past and doesn't wear it in the "present", but then I guess the 20-21 year old Lily and James CMFs weren't all that young looking either.) I wouldn't even mind unnamed CMF characters in the least, to get some more variety in the head and hair pieces, both for the student body and wizarding population, but they've plenty named ones they can do first.