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  1. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I absolutely agree with you there. I still stand by my previous sentiment that the set is nice both for what it is and for the target market, but as an adult and someone who has been getting HP Lego since 2001 I do wish they'd based the set off of the scene from the first film and included a centaur. It would've been a lot more expensive, though. LEGO must really like the Aragog scene given that this is the third Aragog they've made over the years.
  2. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I agree with most others here about the Aragog set. It's a good little set for what it is, and a nice entry point to the theme. That said, I personally won't get it because I'll be getting my Rons and Harrys in the two Castle sets revealed so far, but I absolutely don't fault a set that does it's thing perfectly and still doesn't give me any reason to need it. Not every set out there needs exclusive figures, especially when we're talking about drastically different price points.
  3. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    You have quite rightly called me out! One or two extra special minifigures can work wonders, though, in convincing me to buy a whole set when it's one with a low enough price. I'll concede the Quidditch set would be brilliant on display as it is, but without new minifigures I care about, I can pass like I said. Let me remind everyone - now that there is actual set information and pictures to discuss, please keep wishlisting to an absolute minimum in this thread. Thank you!
  4. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I totally get where you're coming from and I too am excited to see all of the characters that the CMF will give us! However on your second point that I've quoted here, while it's true they're recreating scenes, most sets thus far are still a mashing together of different scenes from different films - the train is a bit of 1 and a bit of 3 really, the Great Hall is mostly 1 with the Basilisk from 2, the Whomping Willow is mostly 2 with the exploding cauldron scene from 1. It is nice of them to include the Trolley Witch and she does make perfect sense. I was just saying that they seem to have prioritized some very minor (albeit appropriate) figures. Quidditch should have included Hootch in my opinion. And while I get that it is Seamus, he doesn't even have a soot/covered face to really recreate the scene, so he's a bit lackluster compared to some of the other characters.
  5. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm not sure how to feel about the newly revealed sets, which leaves me a bit sad. I love HP and got most of the 2010-11 wave, and still think the new Great Hall set is absolutely fantastic. I just don't have that same tingly, totally jazzed feeling that I had when the Great Hall was revealed with the rest of these. My favourite would be the Whomping Willow. The tree is a bit funky but cool to get anyway, the car is good, and the castle interiors are decent. Snape and Filch make sense for the setting, but I don't think we really needed another Hermione in this set and I'm totally perplexed by "random Griffindor student no.12". Random Ravenclaw student no.x would've been best to round out the houses, but if they weren't willing to do that then why not Crabbe and Goyle? They're quite a presence in the first two films and missing thus far. I probably find Quidditch unexciting just because I have the other two, so that's my personal bias. Getting stands for all four houses is nice, but the minifigure selection doesn't excite me much, so for me personally it's an easy pass. The Hogwarts Express is technically good and Lupin is fantastic, but I'll likely just BL him the same way I BL'd Luna from the last Hogwarts Express, and put my money towards Castle/other future structure sets instead. All in all on the minifigure front, the Great Hall set made me think they were going all in on the figures and giving us most, if not all important/distinct characters from the first two films, but in the end we get tons of Harrys, Rons, and Hermiones and random characters like that Gryffindor boy, the sweets trolley lady, and Quidditch players who are nice but not very memorable or important. I'm still very pumped for the two Castle sets we've seen and eagerly await that last set of the wave yet to be revealed and the CMF. Just thought I'd share my slight disappointment.
  6. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Personally I liked the second Dementor design (grey skeleton with posesble arms) better than I like this new one. With the skeleton one you could actually make it hover over and bend down to give the Dementor's Kiss to your minifigures, and it looked skeletal as Dementors should. This new one looks a bit too... fat.
  7. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Only 75954 Great Hall - 878 pieces.
  8. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Ah, thanks. I totally missed him. That would be quite a random inclusion if it is Seamus. And if it's a Ravenclaw (like it very slightly looks like, though it's hard to tell), who could it be? There are not a lot of Ravenclaws in the films, and especially not Ravenclaw boys in the first couple. They could always name it as a character from the books, or just call him Ravenclaw Student, though that too would be odd. Time will tell, like with everything! Personally, I don't think all minifigures need leg printing, and the Quidditch players and Olivander are characters that look just fine without it. Of course that's my subjective opinion, but really it comes down to colour blocking for me and both of those characters look pleasing and fine with no leg-printing (though knee-guards on the Quidditch players would be fantastic). Some Superhero characters, like Black Manta and Wasp, however, have so much printing in a bright colour on their torsos that it just looks weird to not have any additional colour balancing the designs out on their legs. A lot of recent leaks do have leg printing, though: Filch, most of the characters from the Great Hall (who we'd seen before), Mera, Aquaman, that new Batman. Indeed most of the HP figures revealed so far do have leg prints.
  9. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Where does anybody see Seamus? Are we still talking about that one banner image? I see the backs of Malfoy and Susan Bones in the boat, which comes in the Great Hall. They've moved figures around - I doubt a boat comes in the Willow set.
  10. DC Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Please end this discussion about leakers and what information they can give. Furthermore, treat others with respect. To reiterate guidelines we have stated before - people with insider information are free to give what they want to or can give, and we ask others not to pester them for more. By the same token, we ask people who have some information not to toy with others and needlessly draw out the information that they are willing to give through guessing games or slowly dripping out one tiny morsel of info at a time.
  11. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    That leaked minifigure being discussed is absolutely Beckett. It even has the same head as the already-released Beckett in Imperial disguise minifigure. So, let's move on!
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  13. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    To be fair, there's very little to discuss at this stage. Two sets revealed, some credible information out there, and some less credible information. Once some more pictures come out I think we can try to stick to our usual "discuss the sets only" rule, but in the meantime, I don't see the point in shutting down discussion as long as it's mostly focused on Wizarding World sets/rumors of sets.
  14. Unikitty! 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    These look very wacky and fun - and I like that all of the characters are pretty much made from regular Lego parts or new regular Lego parts (unlike something like Angry Birds for instance), making customizing so easy! This will also be the first truly blind blind-bag series, apart from being able to differentiate between sitting and standing Kitty and between Kitty and Pupper, but since they're all so cute I can see myself picking up a few. It's not for everybody of course, but overall I feel like Lego has done an excellent job!
  15. Stranger Things Sets! Spring 2019

    I agree that this smells quite fake. Maybe, just maybe someone could have barebones info for a theme that's a year out. But leaked images, as the OP claims? I think not.