BrickMatit

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    Hogsmeade Village Visit

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  1. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Starting from march 2024 LEGO has launched a new Hogwarts modular system; this is the third one from 2018: from 2018 to 2021 the first one, from 2021 to 2023 the second one. This third modular system is marketed by LEGO as "the most detailed LEGO brick-built Hogwarts Castle scene ever": the Owlery set and the Castle Boathouse set are part of this scene, as well as the summer 200$ Great Hall. Hagrid's Hut, Ford Anglia, Forbidden Forest and Draco Malfoy in the forest polybag are not marketed as part of this scene, but are in any case part of the new system.
  2. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yes, I didn't remember it
  3. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I imagine any of the March sets is part of the new system. And for the Great Hall I expect it to be open on the internal side, like the 2018 Great Hall... and for stickers, well, there are even in the Gringott's collectors set, so it's an educated guess to expect them even in the Great Hall.
  4. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think Potion Classroom, mainly its outside part, will be interesting from this point, considering the fact, as suggested, that this set could be switched with part of the Great Hall underground section. Will it have an outside part or will it be more a open space set? Will it have rocky outside? Or the rocky cliff will be part of the Great Hall only?
  5. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    That's an interesting idea: leaving the rock exterior part in the bigger and high price set can save pieces in minor sets instead of need to increase prices or reduce details.
  6. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well, it could be possible that the Potions Classroom set has the dimensions to both go under the Great Hall or under future sections of the castle. If it's true that one can switch rooms under the Great Hall, Potions Classroom has to have a full rock exterior, I imagine, and this could work as underground section of others buildings.
  7. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Thanks! I should had imagine it
  8. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    The fact that the Snape's Classroom set is said to have the same dimension of one of the room under the Great Hall set could even suggest a sort of modularity so that one could rearrange Hogwarts sections like in the last 2021-2023 castle.
  9. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    For what I understand, the dungeon will have a secret passage, Hufflepuff common room (maybe the secret passage is the entrance to Hufflepuff section), a corridor and a bathroom (for the Troll scene I imagine).
  10. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    This is really interesting. The Great Hall promises a lot in term of building. I hope the ghost will be one between the Fat Friar and Bloody Baron (the other hopely will be in the Advent Calendar) and it's good to see the return of the Troll. My polish is not so good... I don't know a single word , and Google doesn't help me to totally understand the description (what's the meaning in the context of latające świecie?) It will be interesting to see the Durmstrang Ship return, but I would have expected more in term of minifigures: really lacking. The price is bring up by sails, I imagine. As a long time playset collector I'm not interested in the other sets (just how the Potion lesson interact with the new Castle design and if Advent Calendar have something to justify a purchase), but I gladly give way to new collectors
  11. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    In the comment section of his last video Brick Clicker suggested that we could have updates on Harry Potter sets probably sometime this month.
  12. BrickMatit

    Future Castle Sets?

    It's so... I would say strange... seeing people debating wheter a 180$ set like the Blacksmith or a 400$ set like the Lion Knight's Castle is aimed at kids... I was born in 1990 and as a kid I would have never been able to buy anything so high priced with my money and in no way my parents would have bought it... but probably nowadays kids has better syndicates and higher pocketmoneys . Seriously, I think the Lion Knight's Castle is more a playset, while the Blacksmith is more a display set. I will say that the castle is aimed to adult wallets with kids style while the blacksmith to adult wallets with adult style . And don't forget the black box!
  13. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I've just finished building it and, while I would had prefered something different, being not really interested in the massive underground section, this set is really well done. I really appreciated the building process and the ending result is impressive. As a set I would give it a 9.5/10 rating: it's gorgeous, apart for some minor issues like the "Gringot ts" sticker. Rating decreased to 8.5/10 just for my personal taste. In any case, this set stand over other 2023 sets. Count me too Really interested in seeing what LEGO has reserved for the 200$ Great Hall, even to try to understand what LEGO decided for the following years in term of recreating Hogwarts castle. The return of Durmstrang ship, but I haven't the 2005 one so it wouldn't be a return more a first time for me, is intriguing too. I admit that the Burrow, while being, by the survey, visually appealing, and likely having all the Weasley family, is not something I'm tempted by so much as by Gringotts when we heard about it.
  14. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I haven't built it yet, but I agree with you. Already having Diagon Alley, I really would have prefered if Gringott was paired with other buildings at street level, like Leaky Cauldron and Borgin and Burkes... For this reason, for me, while Diagon Alley is a 9/10 rating set, Gringotts is a 7/10 rating set.
  15. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    The last week I built some sets I had not time to build before; in those there was also the 76423_Hogwarts Express and Hogsmeade Station. Originally I was not sure about purchasing it. I already had the 2018 75955_Howgarts Express and I was not convinced enough by the new set. In the end, I was gift with this set, so I can't compain too much, but I'm not really satisfied by this new Hogwarts Express. Hogsmeade station is a pretty, neat building, for me it's the strongest part of the set. There one minor defects, unavoidable: using glasses for two windows break the harmony of the building, but there are no grates for the 1x2x2 frame. Minifigure selection is obliged by the scene (Philosopher's Stone ending). Nothing special. I appreciate the new Train conductor, but for a long time collector like me minifigures don't justify the purchase of the set. Rails pieces inclusion could be appreciated for exposing purposes and to push parents into buying more rails for their kids but the fact that you can't even put the entire train on the rails is a small minus. What I find really lacking in comparison with the 2018 set is the train. The new locomotive seems, at least for my unexpert eye, more faithfull to the original train but the space for the conductor is so small that not even a kid minifigure could stay in it unless without hairpiece. For playability this is a strong minus. Even the tender has less playability than the 2018 version, in which this part can be opened. And for the carriage... I've read one of the designers saying that roof is lighter in a new train and becames darker for smoke, but I wouldn't have change a long time element of this LEGO train, that has black roof since 2001... and I don't remember ever having seen this light grey for the Hogwarts Express even outside of LEGO. Even the decision of having two carriages instead of one, driven by the request of LEGO fan, while appreciable in theory doesn't end very well in practice. In my opinion the final result is like having a modelling locomotive pulling two toy carriages. I find it really out of proportion in the end, even for a playset, both as a stand alone and in comparison with the 2018 train. Concluding, I find the train a worse version of the 2018, both in term of playability and representation. I save the Hogsmeade station. Probably buying pieces to build the station and purchasing only the train conductor would have been a better idea. But, as I said, it was a gift, so really I can't complain too much Now the 2018 Hogwarts Express is near the Hogsmeade Station in my Hogsmeade section, while the 2023 locomotive and tender with no carriages in King's Cross.