Clone OPatra

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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Has anyone else noticed that the temporary Lego.com listing has the set as 16+, not the new "adult" 18+? Does that mean it'll come in a pleasant HP-style box and not the all black "for adults" packaging? That would be interesting given the piece-count/size.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    If the theme continues past next year, when they'll have done one through of the films, I think the chance is higher than 0% but no more than 50%. It wouldn't be a semi complete building like the ones we'll probably get in the DA, but I could see a Leaky Cauldron in the style of this year's Privet Drive happening. Tables etc downstairs, room where Harry stays upstairs, etc. In any case, since it's sealed off from the rest of DA with a brick wall, I can see why LEGO didn't include the Leaky Cauldron just for aesthetic reasons. I reckon this set is going to be one long streetscape.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    In a way, not including the two most iconic and/or important parts of Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron and Gringotts, is a nice move for consumers and especially kids. Yes LEGO is a premium expensive item but the fact of the matter is that the huge sets like Diagon Alley will be out of reach for a lot of people. Gringotts and the Leaky Cauldron can both work as standalone sets, which means more people and more kids will be able to access those important, recognisable locations. This big set is going to be like a replica of the studio Diagon Alley. There are a lot of unrecognisable shops, but it's for devoted fans after all.
  4. Rumored details for the new, large Harry Potter set 75978 Diagon Alley are emerging fast, including a piece-count and full description of what's included. Click here to read all of the potential details of this massive set, and share your thoughts!
  5. While adults wait for LEGO to pull back the curtain on the more hotly anticipated sets in the final quarter of the year, LEGO has officially revealed a new flagship City set: 60271 Main Square It comes with 1517 pieces and 14 minifigures, and should launch September 1st retailing for 199.99 USD, 229.99 CAD, 179.99 EUR´╗┐ (varies), 279.99 AUD, 319.99 NZD. It can already be found on LEGO.com in most regions. What do you think? Love it? Feel mislead by the box-art since it doesn't contain elevated track for the tram? Click here to join the discussion in our Town forum.
  6. Thanks to forum member Micmac, we have pictures of all of the new CMF 71028 Harry Potter Minifigures Series 2 right here on Eurobricks! (Besides Neville Longbottom - sorry Neville) Click through and scroll down through the Harry Potter discussion topic to see all of the fine details of this glorious new series.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Definitely only one. Promobricks would've mentioned if there were extras, as they did with the wands.
  8. After the first packet image for the second series of Harry Potter minifigures appeared months ago, promobricks.de has now found them in the wild in Romania. See promobricks' full article here and click through to our Harry Potter 2020 discussion to join the ongoing discussion. Read the full first post for all of the upcoming HP 2020 details if you're not already across them
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Nope it's quite a similar shape, but with smoother curves all around. A completely reinvented parrot mould would be nice though, perhaps one with wings spread like Hedwig.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    This series looks pretty good to me. The level of detail is extremely high across all of the figures and there are a lot of new parts, many of which are quite generic. Can't complain about that! Like others, I'm slightly concerned about some characters we're missing. The likes of Rita Skeeter and Madame Pomfrey aren't really going to fit in any set and are best suited to CMF anyway with their designs (and Rita's quill). Personally I would've rather seen certainly Lily & James swapped for characters that have more interaction with other characters, and Neville is a bit of a dud but I get why LEGO wants to include a set of Gryffindor robes in a series and the accessory is good. Lockhart can be done justice in a set I think, so I'm not worried about him, yet.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    The colour choice might be odd but it's clearly the design/pattern of Cho's dress, not Ginny's.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Enough of the JK Rowling stuff. I get why people think it's relevant, I really do. At the same time, as a MOD it's my role to keep these discussions both on topic and pleasant for everyone. Therefore: stop with the JK Rowling and all not directly LEGO talk. First and last warning. Thanks.
  13. This is exactly what I was going to say about the Tie Bomber comment ("excuse") in the interview. It's not that the Tie Bomber isn't do-able, it's that LEGO themselves have backed themselves into a corner with their outlandishly large/complex/overpriced TIE designs to the point that they can no longer do a bomber to match at a reasonable price point. It's a case where the team really needs to look at itself and say, ok, we need to do a standard TIE to hit a $50 USD price point, and a Bomber could be 65-70. But when they're releasing a Grevious Starfighter worth $50 at most for a bollocks $80 USD, we know it's not going to happen. LEGO has now designed and priced itself out of doing desirable models apparently. Once again that interview I feel makes things worse than having no interview at all.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    In addition to @Guyon2002's answer, to me it seems also that the CMF was done by different designers than the minifigures in the sets, because the trio especially use a different "design language" for their faces and look. They're almost like alternate versions of the characters and not meant to seamlessly match up with the versions in the set, the plus side being that one can easily use their parts for different characters (besides Harry's head) without muddling things. We were all confused by the discrepancies in leg length used as well, but that too seems down to the designers going more for consistency within a wave of sets or CMF than consistency across all of the waves. On a different note, the three brick-pattern stickers applied to the long rounded SNOT section that goes up the front of the Astronomy Tower have already started peeling on one edge after one day. I applied them pretty straight and in the position that the instructions show, so that's disappointing. Has this happened for anyone else?
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Now that I have a couple of these in hand, I've got to say I find the very obviously rendered box art quite off-putting. I don't know if the previous waves used actual photos or digitally created ones on the boxes, but they looked a lot more photo-real and so much better. The box-art for this wave looks kind of like a knock off. It's a minor gripe I know, since what matters is what's inside the box and these sets are great, but it's just odd.
  16. Yes of course. I'm just pointing out that sometimes reading such non-answers is worse or more frustrating than having no answers at all. Silence is better than BS. Doing bigger and more detailed vehicles is a fair enough reason though, even if they weren't strictly necessary.
  17. Wow most of the answers in that interview seem so rubbish. "It is not necessarily the sort of set we would typically design but the demand was very clear." - They wouldn't typically design a set with minifigures of a particular specific faction? What about sets as recent as... the Inferno Squad battle pack, a faction with a likely very limited fanbase? Or the Sith Trooper battle pack? Why'd they make it bigger than a battle pack? $$$ Also a shame that they had access to Clone Wars Season 7 material in advance and all we got is a 501st BP (which isn't even S7 specific really) and Ahsoka and one Ahsoka-helmet clone.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah I noticed that. Shame that Target Australia is going to be shuttered and phased out, especially when it comes to LEGO prices! Target Aus had the AT for 20% their full price, but their full price was listed as $10 below full RRP, so it was actually 25%. Doesn't usually get better than that.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I know this is old news for everybody who is in or sourced sets from the UK/Europe, and not helpful for people still waiting in the US, but the sets have finally started to show up more widely in Australia with some immediate discounts and I've got the Astronomy Tower and Umbridge sets on order. I'm so excited to finally crack into these sets! I haven't looked forward to a LEGO release this much since.... the 2019 wave
  20. That new Stormtrooper helmet still looks horrible and will look horrible to me to the end of time. They took what was a perfectly good and well-proportioned for a LEGO minifig piece and swapped it for a massive bobblehead that can't even turn. Hate to break to to you, but the AAT with Ahsoka is 40 euro. And somehow even though it's wider and has one more minifigure than the last Episode I AAT it doesn't have many more pieces for $15 USD / 10 euro more. Oddly I've seen some YouTubers say the last one was $30 USD, when it was actually $25, though it was 30 euro.
  21. Thanks so much for this mock-up! For me personally the thing they most need is the black hips. There's just not enough contrast without them. I thought the blue arms would be necessary too but looking at the options, white arms surprisingly look fine to me once the hips are swapped. People have already covered most thoughts I might have had. I'll just say, the Soulless One price reads to me like a data entry error. Person 1: "Whoops, who put $80 in the system for this??" Person 2: "Ah well, just leave it, we've been selling other starfighters for around the price, no one will ever know." There are issues also with "pricing for discount". First, it makes the LEGO store and LEGO online irrelevant if that's the point of the pricing, or it disadvantages people who go to those outlets for their LEGO. Second, not all regions of the world get the same scale of discounting as goes on in the US, so once again the entire world besides the US is screwed over by prices that are set overly high in order to be discounted. The AUD prices are a bit wonky to begin with: for some reason the Soulless One and Night Buzzard are priced the same in Oz ($120), while the ITS and Final Duel which are the same price in many regions are $10 apart, with the ITS actually being the cheaper of the two despite having more pieces! The same weirdness happened with Harry Potter this year, so I'm not surprised, but it's still weird. Overall this wave should come across as spectacular given the broad range of sets covering source material from many eras, some including desirable figures that people most certainly want, but the aspects that are a let down unfortunately aren't insignificant.
  22. And here in Australia where there are only Certified Stores and not LEGO-owned stores, BAM is a whopping $20 AUD a pack as compared to $6 full retail price for a CMF, but some stores sell them for $5 from the get go. So CMF is a better value here for sure.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    It has been discussed, and I think it's still a leak, so I have to remove the video. Someone correct me if I'm wrong about that though?
  24. Just goes to show how different people's tastes can be - the Viking and Pajama Girl are the only two I really want from this series (though I still haven't gone out shopping to get them), and the 80s musician is tied with the Diver for my most meh of the bunch!
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Yes it is. At this point it shouldn't really be in Licensed anymore, and the topic title is wrong, but then again so many people who have been frequenting this thread for quite a while are used to it being here and I wouldn't want to confuse them either. Welcome to the B&P mania!