BrickMatit

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    Harry Potter, Castle, Adventure, Pirates
  • Which LEGO set did you recently purchase or build?
    Diagon Alley

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  1. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Wow, you worked hard, but what a great result! I'm so happy to read you're finding out a way to appreciate this wave and building your own Hogwarts I hope other will find inspiration from your layout. In my case, not having so much space, I will simply build two Hogwarts, each on a different shelf But I have to say again, great, great work!
  2. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    In Italy, on Amazon, you can preorder Cos and Hogsmeade, but in a Sammarinese (not Italy, but, well, not really so distant ) online retail I bought from in the past you can preorder also Fluffy and Bathroom.
  3. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I bought the book some time ago and I really prefer this Tom Riddle. I don't like the CoS Riddle, nor his face nor his outfit, mainly the lower part.
  4. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    When thinking about sets (or scenes) we are still missing, it's fantastic how, a part the respect of movie canon material and market considerations, the only limit is Lego designers' fantasy and creativity. I mean, yesterday I was thinking about OOP and I imagined a set that I've never think about before: Fred and George's departure (or escape) from Hogwarts. Lego could create a 4 charachter set (Fred and George, Umbridge and Filch), not necessarly with a somehow recognizable exterior or interior part, with some falling bricks or similar... something with Flying lesson set dimension. Not that I believe they will do this or that it would be a fantastic, unskippable set ... just to say how many things they could do to keep this theme somehow an evergreen.
  5. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    That's exactly my point (well I hope it was clear from my comment , I'm not sure ). That's the reason cause I continue hoping for a unicorn .
  6. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I don't think DH is completely child-unfriendly, but yes some scenes (and not only from DH) can be seen as child-unfriendly. Try considering Malfoy Manor... in this location we had three main events: Deatheaters meeting, with Burbage killed and eaten by Nagini; Bellatrix torturing Hermione; Bellatrix killing Dobby (ok, he doesn't proper die here). Well, not proper child-frienldy scenes So would Lego produce Malfoy Manor set? Who knows? Probably they won't produce Malfoy Manor, but not only for what happened inside. They produced The Rise of Voldemort set, didn't they? In this scene Voldemort use Crucio on Harry, but Lego doesn't seem to have problem with it (but this scene maybe is less dark than those in Malfoy Manor). But DH is also Wedding, Tent, Lovegood Home, Sneak into the Ministry, Gringotts Excape, Last Duel. And I don't find this scenes so dark. So, if Lego want (and why they shouldn't?) they could easily produce some DH sets.
  7. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    This isn't the first time I've read on this forum that some scenes are too much dark for Lego to be produced (I remember this when I wished an unicorn in a Detention in the Forest set). Is it a real strategy? I mean, it would be really strange for me, considering that all Harry Potter movies, in my italian DVD collection (I've just controlled), are marked as "Movie for All" (so without age restriction). Unfortunately I can't remember wheter they had age restriction when first appeared in cinemas.
  8. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think that Lego separated Fawkes set cause this is not an anniversary set, but it continues last year Hedwig set; maybe we will have some other brickbuilt creature next years. Same reason for keeping H&H set separated from anniversary sets: Lego bets and hopes this set will sell well so they would easily continue the next year with Ron (and Dumbledore/Voldemort/...).
  9. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Talking about LEGOs, saying that new castle sections are connectable to the prior 18-20 sets is, in my opinion, a small lie I mean, put two holes and two pins at the right height and you could say the same for a Star Wars set and a City one. This new style is really different from the old one. And that doesn't mean you can't put them together with satisfation. In my opinion, Lego took advantage of the 20th anniversary as a breaking point in the theme, using it as a new starting point. I'm not saying it's not legit! Lego, by the way, is an enterprise and so it will keep alive the Harry Potter theme (and license) as long as it will be profitable, it will try all legit strategies to broaden the buyers audience (with new type of set, like brickbuilt megafigures , art sets, reboot/remake) and try to make all of them somehow happy. I haven't a crystal ball (or I'm using Sybill's one), but I think in the next years (if this year sets will sell well and the theme will go on for other 3/4 years) we will see new style sets (so more focused on interior and with a more playable space) from PS, CS, PoA, GF, OF (Winged Keys Room and Final Challenge, Durmstrang Ship, Fred and George escape, Ministry of Magic battle...), beside to new not playable sets (Ron Megafigure), remakes (Hagrid's Hut, Hogwarts Express, Quidditch Pitch...) and some HPB or DH sets (Hog's Head, DH Tent, Gringotts escape...). My 2 cents, of course
  10. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yes, it cannot work properly as a stand alone set. And, in fact, cunningly , they put two different arrangements on the front and the back of the box.
  11. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Nice thing, I'm thinking to iconical locations we miss too. In the outside we miss: - Long Gallery and Tower Bells; - Owlery; - Main Courtyard; - Boat House; - Forbidden Forest (we miss PS Detention scene and DH scene); - Lake (we miss Durmstrang Ship and Second Task); - Third Task maze; Talking about the outside focused old style/system, I would consider only castle architecture, so the first four points. And the only part that I can see as a good adding to 18-20 model is the Long Gallery and Tower Bells one. But Great Hall will be retired this year, won't it? And what main, iconical scene could Lego put in a Long Gallery and Tower Bells set? No, I don't think we will see again the old style. This anniversary could be a breaking point in the theme and work as a new starting point. I don't see so impossible, next year, one set taken from PS with Winged Keys Room+Hogwarts Chess+Final Challenge with Quirrell to go with this year Fluffy set. Well, you'll have to do a lot of rock foundations work but I think it will look really nice. In my case, not having so much space to expose all Hogwarts on a single row, I will simply keep two separate Hogwarts on two different shelves.
  12. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well, that's somehow a 1 million $ question I find this year sets very different from past years ones. But who knows what Lego will do the next year ... continue with new style sets; return to the old style; go for only DH part I sets, with no Hogwarts sets... Anyway, I think that with more or less big modifying work one can put new and old style Hogwarts part together. It really depends on how you want to create your Hogwarts, how much faithfull to movies, if you want to see the interior or exterior part... I'm somehow lucky... because I have no space for exposing all my sets So I will keep two different Hogwarts, each one on a different shelf. Maybe I will slightly modified the new one: I don't really like having Lockhart's classroom below Fluffy Corridor.
  13. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Maybe they lacked for proper set to celebrate 20th anniversary in 80$ range price and so they chose Hogsmeade. Of course, they could have saved Hogsmeade for a bigger future set and chose, for example, Hagrid's Hut . Probably it would have disappoint a lot of us, but it would have been an understandable choice in the anniversary frame. .
  14. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I understand your point Probably Lego point too
  15. BrickMatit

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    mmm... I like Hogsmeade Village Visit, but when we first heard about 250$ set I thought it would be a perfect winter Hogsmeade, with Three Broomsticks, Honeydukes Inn and Hog's Head Inn (or Shrieking Shack). Something like this Lego Idea https://ideas.lego.com/challenges/fa395293-eda9-4603-83cc-aac44c1052cb/application/9a0b44ec-21df-4dd6-b83d-e279b19fa8e4#idea-tabs