krimimimi

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  1. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    The Elder Wand seems like it would be a good selling point for yet another Dumbledore if they ever get around to an HP CMF 3. Cursed hand version. Set includes the red-handed Harry, too, post Umbridge. If they ever get around to printing the hands, then he could have a "must not tell lies" version. They could also dual mould the snake head one for a walking stick for Lucius...
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Thanks, @Black Falcon, I think you've got it. Wishful thinking on my part, more than once I've wanted that 1x3 jumper, and solving it with 1x1s (2 tiles and 1 plate) just isn't so chic.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Hey, I'm looking at the closed version of the Potions classroom shown on the back of the box and it looks like in between those "arches" there might be a new 1x3 jumper piece (dark tan) with a single stud. (Presently we have 1x3 with 2 studs.) In the middle it has a 1x1 dark grey flat tile, and to either side, there's a dark grey cheese piece attached at a 90* angle to the original 1x3 piece. That should only work if there's a flat tile beneath it, though, right?
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think this is the first leaked photo from this wave I'm excited about (although I think I'll get Aragog as well). This looks like a great Christmas addition. Yeah, the brick built House mascots are a little odd, but I can't say it sours me on the lot. It really brings the House pride, and I'm very pleased to get the new House jumpers.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    The X-mas decorations we can see in the pic we have are 5 pieces of holly and four Christmas puds, for a total of 10 very Christmassy decorations with a potential additional 8 if the cupcakes are deemed too x-massy. (And possibly the turkey leg if that's included.) At that count, it shouldn't be much of a problem to remove them and replace it with something else, they could include several pumpkins, maybe some Halloween coloured cupcakes or a cake, chocolate with orange icing, and perhaps a few bats or something. That would get you an equivalent result. According to the information we had from the Polish website from mid-March, the Advent Calendar is supposed to complement the GH set. We know it will have a tree and some gifts, I could see that being additional trimmings so Flitwick (also included) can go all out decorating the Hall for the hols. I can't picture it being Halloween decorations, though.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Good grief, time dilation! I could have sworn that was 2023. Well I suppose it's time to start jonsing for the 2025 leaks then. This will end well.😆
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Aragog looks great. Well, and terrifying, but mostly great. Nice job there. IIRC, there was a price adjustment for Aragog to an estimated $15. Does anyone recall if that's correct? Thanks for the GH dimensions, @MaxHeadroom. That helps. Nice spot on the book, @BacktoBricks. It looks like it's going to be a different version of Hagrid's hut Harry, just with a happier face. As it isn't a particularly original minifig, I'll assume it's from Ameet and not DK. Does anyone recall if we've seen this year's DK PR? Which minifig we're getting? And a last thanks @mark1991t for providing the account names. That made them findable. (And if you're still looking for the box pix, cmf6169_leaks had posted them as well. )
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    DMed. 😊 Hospital Wing and RoR are also two of my faves. I loved the library, and even Dumbledore's Office wasn't toooo bad, but the form was all wrong. Primarily it was good for reusing elsewhere, which hardly seems the point. I'm not sure I agree as to footprint, as space is dear, but I at least want more detail, more creativity, and the interior of the 2024 GH seems to lack both beyond the Christmas puds. As for the rest, you're speaking from my heart. lol It's odd, because they've come so far in set design, but often that seems not to apply to this theme, particularly when they reinvent the wheel in short intervals, or see Madame Malkin's, say. Can anyone make out the interior depth of the Great Hall?
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    It looks like they've finally give Snape the proper legs! w00t! Those extra, nonsensical lines always drove me bonkers. Lucius' (and seven other HP characters') legs instead of the one from hp134. @Gorilla94 they still seem to be BURPing heavily and in dire need of a Tummy Soothing Tonic. @brickbride PPM was brilliant. I've got at least a dozen of them modded in my castle. Fluffy Encounter was the same wave, though, iirc, from 2021 anyway. I remember the pandemic era interview with the poor FE designer where he was trying to explain to a non-Potterhead just why the room was empty and how putting the turkey leg in there was such a departure. I really felt for the gent. @Mordarch, @Brickwraith @chris6507, @SoupOrFishOil, @Gorilla94 (sorry if I forgot anyone) For those like me who don't have IG accounts, you can use the IG mirror picuki.com (with all the adblocking stuff you have and then some ) and the same hashtags as on IG. The snag is they generally only update once a day, and if it gets triggered too early, you're SooL until those 24 hours are over. (So kindly don't trigger it until you see concrete word of a leak so I don't regret sharing. ) For those who'd like to help us, it's still possible without IG accounts to view a few entries, but only a few. If you'd only name the acct like @Darth Shadowthrone did (cheers! ) - I think that's still within rules as long as you're not posting links? - then we can go directly to their IG pages and usually still see the relevant posts. That works as long as they haven't made more than nine posts since. Plus the poster gets the hit, which is always nice.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm sorry to hear that, but thank you for mentioning it. It makes me feel less taken advantage of as a Harry Potter fan.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    No, it's nice to know I'm not alone. I take your point on the smaller DA-lite shops. While I do appreciate them making them accessible to different budgets, if they never turn around and offer DA2 with a proper Malkin's, Owl Post, Eeylops, etc. then I'll remain displeased that such a small amount of new set is dangled as temptation to get those DA-lite sets instead. That's the thread, not much new on offer, but give us all your monehs. @Gorilla94, unfortunately the shipping adds up when you bricklink the lot. but you're right that it's cheaper than trunks and Banners. @Virginia_Bricks, they could run through annual packs of all four House cardigans, Quidditch uniforms, House jumpers, robes open, robes closed... give us four or five heads, four or five hair pieces, and allow us to mix and match to create the student body or sig figs. I don't need dozens of Harrys & Lunas etc, although that's still closer to my ideal than having to get them from trunks or bricklink. They should do the same with Death Eaters, you could mix and match, with four of each, hair, heads, torsos, that's 64 different possible combinations, double that if it's got a 2nd reverse face.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm not feeling it. The description for the Potions set was it was a single modular unit, and I very much hope it's wrong. How can that be worth 40 EUR? And either these modules come without castle framework, in which case they're apparently far too expensive and they'll take too much shelf space to store, or we're getting soaked on the exterior framework. They're still no wider than the ones we had in the 2021+ system, we remain stuck at 16 studs, although it looks like they may have some of the necessary added depth, they're doing this at the expense of walls that can actually be useful for details in the build, and yet still cost us that area in much needed floor space with those odd pony walls. You see that in the Hufflepuff common room. We've got a small couch, a table, a bog standard chair piece, a fireplace and that's it. Try a making a classroom, to not look stingy you need 4 studs per row of desks and seats, with fourteen to work with, that's two jammed back to back, two studs free and then the teacher's desk, and no real room for a chalkboard, or you skip the teacher's desk, but that's also weird and not suited to every class. And it's only two studs free because the hair of the back row of students and the teacher extends into the "wall" / doorway space. Sixteen was always just that bit tight. As a whole, I'm getting really nervous about the direction they're taking. Too much previously covered ground in the sets, only very marginally improved, if at all, too few new additions to justify them this soon, and the prices... Previously we had pivotal scenes (like the trio bonding as they battle the troll (albeit a few minifigs shy)) available for small money, in small sets. Now we need to buy a very pricey set to have that scene. (Or everyone bricklinks the troll.) The price per unit in the D2C DA, even after the price hike, no discounts applied, is 112 EUR for Ollivander's and Scribbulus. Here Ollivander's (despite the lovely new wands) is so pared back, and now compare Madams Malkin's to Scribbulus and ask if what's on offer is worth the 12 EUR saved? And nowhere in all of this are we seeing the Quidditch and school uniform Accessory Packs anymore that Star Wars seems to enjoy. If you want those other Houses, you need to buy into expensive sets, those ridiculous trunks, or something like the Banners, which still aren't a remotely good way to come by other House uniforms. I'm not sure how to phrase this, but as a fan, I don't feel respected by many of these choices, if that makes sense? I'm not an ATM. You do need to deliver something enticing for the price. Sorry for being a downer. It's just I was so looking forward to this, and now I'm disappointed.
  13. krimimimi

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well IG is back to showing only nine pix without an acct. That's just enough to see the troll. (Brilliant! Very well done!) Could someone DM me the pix, too, please? Cheers. Thanks.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Odd choice. 1. May is a bank holiday for most of Europe (not Switzerland apparently). Falling as it does in the middle of the week means plenty of people will take the first two, last two, or full week off (we are), leaving many offices short staffed. lego have 4. May fixed in their calendars, on a Saturday, no less; it seems odd to deliberately plan things for the week if they aren't forced to. If so, here's betting on Monday or Tuesday for HP to spread the workload.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Ack! The dreaded Mandela effect! So now I had to go check. Only counting the leaked pix for the summer waves, 2023 the leaks were about the 28th, 2022 the 8th, and 2021 they were 16. April. The dates for the previous years are proving more difficult to nail down right now. Edit: The official lego press release was on or before 28. April 2020. Haven't found the leaks for that year yet. We had official pix for half the 2019 summer wave 25. April, and lego released them all on 29. April (including the 2019 HP AC). 2018 was the relaunch of the theme, and I'm not sure it should count, but I found some early official pix of the Great Hall (not even the toy fair version) from 16. February 2018 on brothers-brick. Going off their reporting, the rest seems to have been officially press released 16. May. Soooooo impatient.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    How many of the rest of you keep refreshing your damn browsers? When have we last been so late in the year for pix of the summer sets? This feels really late. My impression was lego has started following the leaked pix shortly after with official releases (presumably as damage control and to take away from the leakers' thunder), if so, we're still dependent on those leaks for the timeline. I am feeling so let down by their lack of leakiness...
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Iirc, part of the issue with epilogue Hermione & Ron in the Deluxe HE was "where do you stop?" because they didn't feel you could include those two and then not include Rose and Hugo as well, especially if you had Harry & Ginny's kids in the set (that's now nine just between the 2 families), and then maybe you go for Draco & Astoria, and then you need Scorpious... (that's twelve between the 3 families) Throw in the trolley witch and engineer, and they'd have been well on their way to having enough characters just in the epilogue alone to fill the set, which presented a problem if they wanted to stick to their various scenes through the ages plan. I think that might have been from an interview with Marcos. That was one of his last HP sets.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    @Gorilla94, ooo, right you are, in Dumbledore's Office. I'll fix it. Cheers.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Just looking at the lego HP video game, years 1-4, there are a number of missing minifigs, still. From the named ghosts, in addition to the Fat Friar and Bloody Baron, we also have Prof Binns and Peeves. Among the Slytherins, there's Millie and boy, girl, and Prefect. From the Ravenclaws, there's Anthony Goldstein, Penelope Clearwater, and boy, girl, and Prefect. Hufflepuffs: Ernie Macmillan, and boy, girl, and Prefect. Gryffindors: Katie Bell, Alicia Spinnet, and boy, girl, and Prefect. Staff: Prof Vector. Death Eaters: Crabbe Sr, Goyle Sr. (We've had Macnair, but he wasn't named.) Amos Diggory, Barty Crouch Sr, generic Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students. (Doris Crockford went unnamed, Madam Malkin and Igor Kakaroff should put in an appearance this summer.) Tom the innkeeper. Dragonkeeper, shifty wizard, witch, wizard, boy, girl. And finally the Muggles: the Masons, Aunt Marge, and for completionism's sake, the milkman and station guard. Also, Firenze, the Weird Sisters, Mrs Norris, the Giant Squid, and Bowtruckles
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I doubt it. They have more appeal if they aren't generic. Would you rather have "random Hufflepuff number 2" or Zacharias Smith, say? The same goes for the professors. As long as they have named characters to draw from, I expect them to. As for the ghost discussion, usually I prefer things to match, but there's something nice to the diversity of different coloured ghosts, too. I've been using the green Banshee as an extra ghost in my Hogwarts as well.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    We waited 22 years for a Lee, do you honestly think we'll see a second one any time soon?
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Another good example of that for me is the Lee Jordan minifig. While I was very pleased to finally get him, it makes no sense to me that they didn't use Mateo's (Dreamzzz) dreads hairpiece for him.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    @Murdoch17 that looks nice. I had combined both sets too (also presently boxed and unfortunately no pictures), but it didn't look as nice as yours does. As far as the connections go, I think I actually prefer it with the 'pathway' in between the graves as it appears in your picture.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    To add to @BrickMatit's reply, the new naming convention is to prefix the castle sets with "Hogwarts Castle", which both the Owlery and Boathouse do. Of the nine Harry Potter sets released in the winter 2024 wave, five of them are found / located on the Hogwarts' grounds. Those two Hogwarts Castle sets, and Hagrid's hut plus the two Forbidden forests sets (/ polybags). [Correction: all but the Owlery] of those five has the clips I mentioned earlier to permit you to connect them to each other. Based on the shapes, I wouldn't necessarily call the ones we've seen so far "modular" however. It feels like more of a storage / display aspect. On the other hand, the new Great Hall set is supposed to have removable rooms that can be swapped with others (like the Potions classroom), and that sounds very modular indeed.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    It has the same 34816 Brick, Modified 1 x 2 with Bar Handle on End - Bar Flush with Edge and 60475 Brick, Modified 1 x 1 with Open O Clip (Vertical Grip) - Hollow Stud arrangement the other new sets from the winter 2024 wave have (as opposed to the technik pins from the 2021+ modular system), so I'd say yes, not that it matters. It's an easy and cheap thing to swap out and isn't attached to the castle at any rate. Hagrid's hut uses the clips to attach Draco's tree stump and the very miniature pumpkin patch to the main build.