Clone OPatra

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    <p> Lego Harry Potter. I recently purchased the Quidditch set and some CMF.</p>
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    Parts on B&P and BL

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  1. Clone OPatra

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I really don't think it's WB telling them NOT to do Deathly Hallows. I think this comes from LEGO themselves and WB doesn't care to push them in any direction. There's plenty of HP merchandise at large covering all 7 (/8) instalments.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Scabior is more Snatcher than a true Death Eater, but minor point. Of the named ones, I'd love to get him and Yaxley. People say the tent is boring but a transforming magical tent that can be condensed down small and then opened up big would be a lot of fun. Perfect set for Scabior. Really a Ministry Heist set of any size would also be so excellent - could include the trio in their polyjuice disguises, plus at least Yaxley. Depending on size, could have both a floo network fireplace and part of Umbridge's office. Ah well, probably will never happen.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    In my opinion the general leak / spoiler culture has gotten completely out of control from all sides. The fact that these movie companies bank so much on people being "surprised" in the theatre, and that that surprise is just what characters are included or a plot twist, is itself problematic. Make a good film with big emotional beats and it'll be good even if people saw what characters are in the movie through some merchandise. (I'm not saying NWH wasn't good, I haven't seen it - just speaking generally). For instance, the trash compactor scene in Toy Story 3 wasn't less impactful because we saw the characters in a trash compactor in a LEGO set. Disney could've 100% let out that Tobey and Andrew were in the movie, and allowed products on the shelves showing as such, and people would've though "cool, I'd like to see what they do with those characters". Plus then you could go out and buy merch to recreate the scenes right away. Instead, it's like the "secrets" are the motivating factor to make the movie and get the audience, rather than just making an entertaining movie.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I totally get what you mean and I also felt blindsided by their decision to abruptly stop after 6 and circle back to 1&2, but then again, they left a fair amount of gaps during the two-movie-per-year cycle, and I'm cool with those getting filled. I'd also like to see DH done justice, and there are certainly one or two DH-specific characters that it'd feel crummy not to get ever, and yet I still feel more hopeful that we'll get the likes of Xenophilius Lovegood before we get a Shmi Skywalker. But personally if we never get Mundungus Fletcher or the Carrows, I won't lose sleep, though other might not feel the same way.
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    Indiana Jones 2022-Rumors & Discussion

    Ok I don't know what's going on here really, but stop now. And Angelica!
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Have they really diverted it in another direction, though? Ok, so they're doing more Hogwarts stuff (which they were always going to do somehow, be it 18-20 style or a different style), and they're doing more non-playsets, but they're still covering new ground and there's no reason to think they won't keep filling in some of the other missing locations like Gringotts, the Ministry, Shrieking Shack and Grimmauld Place in some form. It's actually way more frustrating to me with Star Wars. In HP we already have nearly every consequential character with lines, and not only that but inconsequential characters with no lines and blink-and-you'll-miss amounts of screen time (Sinestra, Florian Fortescue, the owners of Honeydukes, Daily Prophet guy). Plus, at least the HP line has done sets based on some of the missing locations at one point (two Gringotts sets and one Shrieking Shack). For the Star Wars OT and PT, which LEGO has been doing continuously for over 20 years, we're still missing consequential characters with lines and screen time including Aunt Beru and Shmi Skywalker, Boss Nass, and Kaminoans - and all the locations where those characters have scenes. I have more faith in HP finishing things out than Star Wars at this point.
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    Indiana Jones 2022-Rumors & Discussion

    First hat/hair ever? PotC had hat-hairs before Lone Ranger. I'm excited for more Indiana Jones LEGO (if it comes), whether or not the film is any good. Plenty of ho-hum films have gotten fantastic sets and minifigures from the LEGO perspective.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yes, I have been meaning to add it. Will be done soon!
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    LEGO Monkie Kid 2022

    I'm sad that polybag is a GwP and not for regular purchase. The minifigure and parts are so good, but I'm not interested enough in any Ninjago or MK sets to meet the threshold - which here is Aus is $109, even though it's only $40 in the US!!
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    They've definitely fixed the losing cart issue in the middle of assembling a cart, but the issue of losing it when going forward to check out might remain.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    B&P and Pick a Brick will be merging, with a bit of Build a Minifigure sprinkled in. There is lots more information to it though, which can be read on various sites like Brickset and Hoth Bricks. Here are links: Hoth Bricks shows some screenshots of a test interface, which shows the two search fields from B&P (set and element or design ID), as well as drop down menus for different categories.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Yeah, I think LEGO sends B&P orders in batches to the US, and then USPS once they have landed, so if you get lucky and place an order right before they send off a batch then you might receive it in a week, but I too have had B&P orders not arrive for up to 1.5 months. A couple of my US orders last year got there rather quickly, and even my last Australia order took only a few weeks, but other ones before that have taken much much longer. Overall I'm not sure what to make of this news. I almost feel as though it won't affect me personally much, or any of us who use B&P just to order the cool new parts, since those surely won't be "bestsellers" and hence still dispatch from Billund just like they always did. The news seems to say that those parts might not become available as immediately as in the past, but if they become available eventually, that's fine with me. I don't need stuff right away. It's great that orders will now qualify for GWPs, though does that mean if you place an order that comes from Billund, wherever you are in the world, that they'll throw in the GWP in Billund? I hear what people are saying about LEGO always messing things up, which is true. However, B&P is such a broken service as it is (extremely difficult to simply browse, requires a lot of work to place an order, might lose cart unexpectedly, etc etc), that as long as they don't eviscerate the part availability or raise the prices through the roof, it can only get better. Surely?
  13. Clone OPatra

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Fair. Just checking. If there really becomes no shipping fee (I don't understand this "handling" thing because there's never been something called a handling fee with B&P), then there's nothing stopping you placing two or more orders of 200 unique pieces. Also for those in the US (or I think Europe?) where the shipping price is very low ($2.50 USD), it's not much to bear. Here in Australia where the shipping price has been $15, it's tougher to swallow placing multiple orders when you only want to place one. That's why I personally sometimes make smaller orders to relatives in the US, and one or two larger orders a year direct to me in Aus, so I don't miss out on things but also am not paying an arm and a leg for shipping. Are you sure you don't have this backwards? B&P notoriously takes ages to come most of the time.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    It's not a max of 200 parts, it's a max of 200 unique parts IDs. Was that 75 unique pieces?
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Ah, fair enough. If you're building something it's understandable that it'd be so many pieces. I just mostly order one each of new or interesting Minifigure/animal-related things - this order was about 85 unique parts, 100 parts in total. Unless you're @Megbricks, who would order 500 of the new stuff