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  1. drewdotexe

    Wizarding World 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I hope the person on here who wants a UCS Dobby Sock is somewhat happy with these rumours I've been away for a while now, moving home etc has kind of taken up my spare time. I've largely diverged into just collecting minifigs now due to having less space, plus the castle sets aren't really doing it for me. So I've had to be strict on myself and say no to every set. Although I have bought and have on display the Shrieking Shack and Grimmauld Place from last year. Also got the Ministry but a little bit disappointed with the scope of it. If I had the space and money I'd buy another Ministry and pad it out. Gringotts has me intrigued. I hope hope hope it's in scale with Diagon Alley, and can at least be retrofitted easily to fit the style. The rest I'm tentatively waiting to see what they look like. Lots of potential for new minifigs!
  2. drewdotexe

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'd rather have DH Golden Trio over Goyle if that's what it comes down to :P I hope they put Draco in his suit in the RoR set, so I don't have to pay astronomical prices for it due to it being exclusive to the D2C. Overall this wave seems like a "Bricklink the minifigures" job, unless the sets really wow as setpieces. Had to turn my love for this theme toward the minifigures, I just don't have room for every set going sadly and the Hogwarts modular hasn't beaten the 2018-2020 range for me. Really curious to see how these banner sets shape up. Don't want to jump to conclusions just yet as I found the little books to be surprisingly fun mini builds and easy to display. The Black Lake is the most intriguing to me, I do hope it delivers. Shark!Krum would be fantastic.
  3. drewdotexe

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    For me, at that pricepoint, LEGO can jog on. Think this seems to be a popular opinion. The train itself is really stunning, I can't deny that. Can't really pick fault with it other than wishing it had a couple more carriages. Don't need any more variations of Harry in a jacket, Lupin is cool, the new Ron's are ok. The epilogue is burned from my memory, so the minifigs don't really mean much to me. To see duplicate minifigs in a set this expensive is a bit of a letdown though, but overall makes the decision to pass on the set easier (and tbh what can LEGO do when they've produced so many of the trio's looks throughout the films). Also, really cringing at the forced diversity thrown in as nameless characters, when you could have had Lee Jordan with a tarantula as a nice nod to the books, or Blaise Zabini chilling with Draco. I'm sure lots of young kids are stoked to see themselves represented as "Ravenclaw Student" and "Hufflepuff Student" I know HP isn't the most diverse franchise, but there are named characters that would actually fit in this set, so it's a confusing decision LEGO have made. Instead of the epilogue minifigs, I would have added Lavender Brown, suited Lord Voldemort on the platform, Blaise and Pansy, and Mrs Weasley and Ginny from Philosopher's Stone.
  4. drewdotexe

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    This is a brilliant idea. I really hope they do this actually. I wouldn't even be mad at the inevitable Harry/Draco/Cedric/Cho figures we'd get if it meant more accessibly uniforms and Quidditch bits and pieces.
  5. drewdotexe

    Licensed Lego Ideas - Support & Discussion

    I am thinking a red-haired hair piece might fit Toby better. Going to look for a glum facial expression piece too. For Meredith I am thinking at least a new torso; Amy Farrah Fowlers might work for me. It is Flitwicks hairpiece but I can't tell if it's a shade lighter!
  6. drewdotexe

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Same to be honest the only set I am curious to see how it looks, is Gringotts! And if they ever decided to do the common rooms justice that would be rad. My wishlist is just minifigures now; Bill Weasley and Rita Skeeter being the standouts now.
  7. drewdotexe

    Licensed Lego Ideas - Support & Discussion

    I have got to say I'm chuffed they've given us the (almost) full cast - and a really fanservicey build with tons of easter eggs. I am shocked they are giving us 15 minifigs for around £100! Definite buy for me Andy and Erin should be easy enough to MOC anyway, and I may try and find a different torso for Ryan to differentiate him from Jim. Just to add some nice touches :)
  8. drewdotexe

    [MOC] Hogwarts Library

    Excellent MOC! Did you base the shape off the Library in PS-CoS? Love that asymmetrical design you've implemented.
  9. drewdotexe

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I went for 12 Grimmauld Place and the Flying Lesson which I missed out on last year. The must haves for me now are the Shrieking Shack and the Ministry of Magic. Will be handpicking bits I want from the castle expansions via BrickLink
  10. drewdotexe

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's Amazon Prime Day at least in the UK. Loads of LEGO discounts, Divination Moments is down to ~£16, Hospital Wing down to £30 and the trunk set is down to £37. Some other sets are also a tad cheaper than normal ie DADA Moments is £20, but not technically part of 'Prime Day'. The Hospital Wing... although I don't like the set, to get the parts I want would cost me around £22 on BrickLink so thinking for £30 I might aswell get the full thing. Definitely going to get the Divination set I think.
  11. drewdotexe

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Shell Cottage with a little Dobby grave... I don't think I could handle it! Godric's Hollow is a little bit dark but then it could also focus around a brickbuilt Nagini and blasting wall feature and they could tone down the body horror aspects. The Tent and the Lake would be a great set, you could cram so much detail into that set (would at least expect beds, a radio, a lamp, Hermione's bag, the Sword of Gryffindor and the Silver Doe). Tired ground but once again; Gringotts with the dragon is another iconic scene they could cover (I think this is just a matter of time honestly, I imagine LEGO know this set will sell and are keeping it close to their chest). They could easily go crazy with this and chuck in vaults and all sorts. Cover Hogsmeade with a Hogs Head set perhaps, where Ariana's portrait can swing out and reveal a little tunnel or something? Not sure to be honest, could easily see this being relegated to GWP because the Hogs Head is a bit dull as a set on its own. In terms of the school there's plenty to work with here; the Courtyard Duel, the Covered Bridge (Neville & Seamus vs Scabior and co, throw in a collapsing bridge feature), a Fiendfyre set (buildable fire dragon would be cool), there's also the Battlements which they could incorporate into a larger Hogwarts set too. Not to mention the amount of cool creatures like the trolls and spiders they could make. Speaking of trolls, we haven't had the PS troll set in this iteration of the theme. Wonder if they'll treat us to that sometime next year
  12. drewdotexe

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I had the same reservations. I think the mechanism is clearly the selling point, I remember loads of speculation on 12 Grimmauld Place on this forum and how much detail you could cram in if given the room. I still think a modular or DA style build would have been just as interesting. I am still gonna get it because as a display piece it will look cool. Just a wee bit disappointed with the interiors.
  13. drewdotexe

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Thank goodness for Micmac, a true MVP. An accurate Hogwarts in this scale would be perfect for the space I have 😂 may have to tinker a bit.
  14. drewdotexe

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I saw a YouTube review, I don't think they actually exist!
  15. drewdotexe

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    The more I look at the GWP the more I love it. I think could actually be justifiable as a set, blows last years underwhelming Gryffindor dorm out of the water. If I had the talent I'd do a MOC in the style of the Friends/Seinfeld sets, where the main room is the Gryffindor Common Room with the Fat Lady attached as a doorway. Complete with couches, armchairs, fireplace, Sirius' head in the fire, tapestry, rug, tables, Gryffindor quidditch stuff, noticeboard, a big Christmas tree perhaps. Probably the #1 on my wishlist for now that we're ticking off the big hitters.