8BrickMario

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About 8BrickMario

  • Birthday March 20

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    Illinois
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    LEGO! I also like Nintendo and everything spooky, creepy, and weird.

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  1. 8BrickMario

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I just picked up Trelawney, and she's lovely. The cup and saucer are also fantastic additions that I can't wait to see more of. It's such an astoundingly dramatic improvement over whatever they thought that older figure was.
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    Ideas for CMFs

    I'm not gonna be so complimentary to the custom work, because it's objectively not that great. But when you've reached that level of influence, it is certainly a great honor for the original.
  3. 8BrickMario

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    The D2C is a very nice model and the founders are excellent. I just don't have the interest in getting it.
  4. 8BrickMario

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    These figures look really nice. Sybill Trelawney is a major standout, especially since we never got anything close beforehand, but I'm also inordinately excited about the new briefcase. I'm glad the cheap "folded=hinged" pieces are being replaced. The Triwizard Cup is pretty lame, though.
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    Ideas for CMFs

    He is an exception.
  6. 8BrickMario

    Ideas for CMFs

    Those would have to be licensed characters; that's how LEGO works. The soccer players are real people, the Batman figures are licensed, so they're not yellow for those reasons. Robert8 is not going to make a fleshie series unless there are licensed figures involved, however, because LEGO does not use flesh tones for non-licensed characters.
  7. 8BrickMario

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, Cho's skin is much too dark. It's not a bad choice for some Asian people, but Cho would be better off with the light nougat skin color. Were it not for the hairstyle, I would have assumed it was Padma Patil.
  8. 8BrickMario

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Oh goodness I need all of these. Finally, a good Trelawney and Moody/Crouch! But Gambon-Dumbledore is great, too, and Dobby is much more LEGO. And then Credence and Graves/Grindelwald? Herbology Neville and Luna too? Very exciting. My inner HP nerd is exploding.
  9. 8BrickMario

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Huh. Is Boggart-Snape the first time they've done a double face with a hat that doesn't cover it? I know some hairpieces don't always cover the second face, but with a hat it'll be even more obvious.
  10. 8BrickMario

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well, there's a lot of money saved. I can't say I expected anything near a complete minifig-scale Hogwarts for that price, but as long as it doesn't include any desirable minifigures to display alongside it, I'm fine with it being the scale it is.
  11. 8BrickMario

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Whoa, I'm surprised by how good that is! The case actually folds up into a proper-looking model and then turns into a playset! The only creature that doesn't look great is the Erumpent, but the Occamy and Thunderbird look good. The use of the pin-stud as the teapot lid is very clever. Hopefully we'll get more magical creatures in the future, though it's nice that we get a screen-accurate invisible Dougal the Demiguise!
  12. 8BrickMario

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think the problem is that Queenie's blonde, but not so blonde that they'd give her a yellow hairpiece. Also, the pink outfit she wears in the film is more clearly a dress, but it looks awkward on the figure. She doesn't exactly have a defining outfit, so the pink one is the one they chose.
  13. 8BrickMario

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Queenie looks great and Jacob is spot-on. I need to rewatch the film now.
  14. 8BrickMario

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I wonder if a new Hagrid's Hut set would be based on the two-room design from PoA onward, as we haven't seen that version before.
  15. 8BrickMario

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think what we have is very impressive (though now the suggestion of a skirt for the female students' uniforms sounds like something they ought to have done). The sheer amount of new molds (new hair and new accessories everywhere) and recolors, as well as long-awaited updates to characters (Quirrell, Umbridge, Boggart-Snape) who skipped the second incarnation of the line, and minifigures for characters who have never been seen in the sets before (Susan, Nick, Slughorn, etc.) is pretty impressive. Everything is a step up in my mind.