BrickMatit

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    Harry Potter, Castle, Adventure, Pirates
  • Which LEGO set did you recently purchase or build?
    Hogsmeade Village Visit

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  1. BrickMatit

    Hogwarts Castle MOC, Harry Potter (Work in Progress)

    “Oh, and keep an eye on the staircases. They like to change...” Nice to see your building update again. I think you're doing a really great work. Oh, well, I knew that the Grand Staircase Tower was big, but I didn't imagine sooooooooo big . A challenging challenge! I can't wait to see how you'll build it, but take your time!
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    [MOC] Tower with a hidden chest

    Very, very nice. Interesting how you realised the flask. Your making me growing the desire of pulling the game out of the cupboard and playing it again! Flipendo!
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    It was Marcos Bessa, answering a question on Instagram last year in April. "The “grated” plate is cheaper and allows me as a designer to include other details in the model instead of having to pay more for a regular plate that would do basically the same job".
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    For what we've seen until now, I wouldn't bet on LEGO remaking these sets. In this new reboot, we have only two major locations that are remakes of the previous edition: Great Hall, that appears in the Great Hall 2018 set and in the Chamber of Secrets 2021 set; Infirmary and Clock Tower that appear in the Clock Tower 2019 set and in the Infirmary 2022 set. But in neither case LEGO has remade the same scene, just the same location. Said that, I think that you should also consider the availability of these sets in the secondary market. If you want them, it wouldn't be nice if LEGO didn't make them and you couldn't buy them. Just my two cents.
  5. BrickMatit

    Hogwarts Castle MOC, Harry Potter (Work in Progress)

    It's always a pleasure to see your progress in this building. In the end, I suppose you could put a statue depicting you near the Hogwarts architect one . If building with LEGO is a lot about fantasy and considering fantasy is at home in Hogwarts, why don't use fantasy to fill all the empty places within the well recognizable Hogwarts architecture? A long sentence just to say that I like that you personalised Hogwarts adding Jafar and his hideout. It's a nice easter egg... is he plotting to take the control of the school or is he just the new alchemy professor ? I wish you a happy new year and a good time building with LEGO .
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well, this a reason to use grilles instead than baseplate, but this doesn't appear to be the reason for LEGO to use them as you can read in this message from the old thread.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Here something I've noticed from the price list in the first page of this thread. I suppose at the moment we cannot be sure about any statements over future sets, but if assumptions on 76404 are correct the 2022 Advent Calendar will cost more than the 2021 one. As you can see on Lego shop (LEGO® Harry Potter™ Advent Calendar 76390 | Harry Potter™ | Buy online at the Official LEGO® Shop US) the 2021 Advent Calendar was $39.99. I think that all of you knows about 2021 lack of resources and inflation. $5 difference between the 2 sets is an increase of 12.5%. I don't know if LEGO is really increasing prices on its products, but increased price could bring to 1) sets with the old price but with less pieces or the same amount of pieces but less expensive ones (we already seen grilles instead of baseplates); 2) sets more expensive, but with the usual number of pieces and expensive pieces; 3) ... If it's the case, I suppose that they will go with a mixed strategy (some sets costing more, some sets having less pieces or less expensive pieces...) What do you think? PS: Just as an example, Diagon Alley was $399.99. With a 12.5% price increasing it would cost $450.
  8. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Totally agree with you. For Christmas I received Fluffy Encounter set (and also Hogsmeade Village). When I first saw the set images some months ago I though the Fluffy set wouldn't be so good, but when I started building it... damn it's even worse (just my 2 cents opinion ). The main part in the set is, obviously, Fluffy. When I had finished building it I had to admit this is the ugliest thing I've ever built from 2018. Related to it even the small and the almost insignificant Devil's Snare looks like as piece of art . Yeah, I don't like Fluffy.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Hi @thecallumread I'll try to answer you, for what I know, hoping I don't make errors At the beginning, Lego had a 3 years project for Harry Potter theme. So, basically, what you've called 2018-2020 theme has ended. The 20th anniversary of Harry Potter first set was the occasion for Lego to make a new beginning with a very different style from the previous one. Fans reaction is difficult to estimate for me, because I can talk only about what I've seen on this forum and, anyway, these are just my impressions. For what I've read, this 2nd series of sets (2021-...) at the moment has generated less entusiasm than the 1st one (2018-2020). There's also a bit of disappointment because LEGO decided to close the 1st series without facing DH movies (the fact that LEGO refers to Warner Bross/Harry Potter movies is something to keep strongly in mind when talking about possible future sets, in my opinion). And talking about DH sets, in the past a LEGO designer, if I remember correctly, said expressly that they decided to not cover DH. But there's always the hope they will change their mind. At the moment I think we know nothing about a possible future 3rd Harry Potter CMF. For what we've seen untill now for the future: - you can expect almost surely continuation of the new series with the 2021 style; - you can probably expect (or hope about) new sets with some remakes and something new; at the moment no 2021 set is a pure remake of a 2018-2020 set: there's always something different like scenes depicted, focus or characters (the Great Hall remake, for example, is now just a part of a bigger set focused on the Chamber of Secrets; the future Hospital Wing set is the remake of just a part of the 2019 Clock Tower set, is focused on the Timeturner scene from PoA and has Mrs. Pomfrey as a completely new character); - if LEGO is following the same pattern of the 2018-2020 series, there's the possibility that 2022 sets will cover PoA and GoF movies; - there's the new Fantastic Beasts movie and it's impossible to say if LEGO is going to produce sets related, how many and how big. New style is different from the old one, but it's not impossible to merge old series sets with new series ones. @Textorix has realised a digital model you can see here. Anyway, sets like Hogsmeade Village and any future sets located out of Hogwarts can easily be put near the 2018-2020 sets without problem, I believe.
  10. BrickMatit

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Oh, well, you're asking too much to my poor analysis abilities I suppose both your suggestions, more information earlier and less appealing set design, could be seen as explanation. There's also the opportunities created by leaks. More leaks (or, if you prefer, supposed leaks ) generates more replies. And there's the type of set: a CMF give a further opportunity to write down your own wishlist or guesslist. Furthermore, a lot of us got burned this year (do you remember the low your expectations slogan for 2021 wave). Last year there were also the Hogwarts Moments novelty. Talking about the 2018-2020 wave I would reward it with a 9/10* rating, while 7/10* for the 2021 wave. 2021 wave, for me, is positive anyway, but still less exciting than the former cycle. My heart sufferd a bit, my wallet less... no it's not true , cause I discovered BrickLink and bought some old Harry Potter sets that I wanted when I was a kid . Diagon Alley was the icing on the cake. Who knows? Maybe LEGO will surprise us this summer * Only considering sets I'm interested in (no microfig, no animal models, no art sets, no macrofig, no icons)
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Just for a not too much serious comparison: Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion thread reached 745 pages, 18602 replies and 1.685.320 views, while Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion thread closed with 454 pages, 11344 replies and 1.055.690 views. Well, good 2022 Wizarding World Thread to everyone !
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    mmm... 470$ is a lot (well, at least for my pockets ). As always, for set so expensive, my hope is that it would be a yes/no choice. Luckily, for me Diagon Alley set was a yesset : I appreciate Diagon Alley (and I slowly built and enjoy it with my brother, taking almost a week to finish it), even if I had to change Daily Prophet section to make it fully satisfing. If LEGO will produce a minifig set for 470$... well they'll have to realised something really nearly perfect if they want my money . I suppose that a four building set, like Diagon Alley one, with at least Gringotts (taller than the other buildings), a dragon over the roof and Leaky Cauldron, would justify the increased price. We'll see. For now, keep low your expectations
  13. BrickMatit

    Hogwarts Castle MOC, Harry Potter (Work in Progress)

    Finally I had the time to see your new updates and I fear I'm going to be repetitive cause I really like your building. Particularly I appreciate the two colour brick pattern you released for the exterior part; I think that it gives the building a touch of realism. If I understood right you're thinking about going on with great stairscase tower... a very important challenge ! For the moment I think that you did a very good work and when you'll finishing Great Hall and Main Courtyard you'll have reached a notable milestone . Great Hall plus Main Courtyard would work very well even as a stand alone.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    And Quirrel's one, with the big pot
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    So in the end I had time to look at the catalogue images about March sets. I'll wait clearer images to judge the sets, but there's a thing I can say: Madam Pomfrey, finally! It's on my please-LEGO-do-it list since the beginning (well, on the list of a lot of us, I suppose). And saying beginning I mean 2001. When I was a kid I had very less LEGO sets and minifigures and very less opportunity to buy or receive sets, single minifigures, single parts. So my Harry Potter characters team was made by a lot of generic and somehow strange minifigures, with surprising use of parts, and a lot of fantasy. As for Madam Pomfrey she was simply the Chess Queen from 4704_The Chambered of the Winged Keys Oh, well, I and my little brother and sister had fun anyway . Thanks!