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  1. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Show us pics!
  2. Ferder

    [REVIEW] Fun with 2021 Modular Hogwarts

    This Youtube video (in German) shows all the modules combined, including Flying Lesson. It ends up being a great solution to having something to put under Fluffy Corridor, that isn't Lockheart's classroom or a duplicate COS section. All that's left over is the two Flying Lesson roof pieces. I really like it!
  3. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Not quite, the designer mentioned that the several sand green pieces that accented the grey roofs in 2020 Astronomy Tower weren't an intentional foreshadowing of this years' green-roof wave. There was nothing said about what the roof colors would be after this year, but you're probably right that if the modular system continues next year, it would also have green roofs.
  4. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    This Designer Interview has some interesting insight into the reasoning behind this year's Anniversary line. Some key takeaways: The 2018-2020 line was a three-year plan The new Anniversary line is called a soft reboot because it introduces the new modular system, while also keeping the pin-connections from the 2018-2020 wave The goal with the soft reboot "Anniversary" line was to attract new kids to HP (that weren't old enough to be interested three years ago). This explains why the focus is on the first two films, which are more kid-friendly than say Deathly Hallows. Also, the Anniversary is celebrating the release of the first film, 20 years ago. With the 2018-2020 line they had run out of "consumer-recognizable" Hogwarts exteriors, hence a return to familiar locations like the Great Hall. This admission does not bode well for the chance of getting less iconic locations like the Bell Towers The sand-green elements on the Astronomy Tower set were a personal touch by that set's designer, and not part of the official switch to Sand Green for the Anniversary Line. It was just a happy coincidence that it served as a transition between the two lines. All things considered, the future of the line looks like it will be this new Modular Hogwarts system, rather than a return to the style of the 2018-2020 series.
  5. Ferder

    [REVIEW] Fun with 2021 Modular Hogwarts

    I was curious what the new Modular System would look like if the Girls Bathroom was added to the main Great Hall-Chamber of Secrets set and Lockheart's classroom was still connected to his office, so I did this rough photoshop. To fill in the gap under the Fluffy set, I duplicated the portion of the Chamber with the slide and deleted the interiors. One can imagine filling it up with pieces from the Potions Classroom Hogwarts Moment set or perhaps one's own Chamber of Winged Keys or Philospher's Stone Room Even the exterior looks a lot better this way with the windows and rooms all on the upper portion and the rocky parts all on the bottom. Though I cheated here with a mirrored rock section on the bottom-right side.
  6. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Without an official set created to fit in that space, I would consider putting a second Myrtle Bathroom there, but gutting the interior and replacing it with ellements from the Potions Hogwarts Moment set. Snape's classroom is in the dungeons after all
  7. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Plus, it would mean that the full modular build would be completely subterranean at the bottom. Lockhart's classroom just doesn't fit with the rest of the sections with their grey "underground" design.
  8. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    The other set I like from this line is the Flying Lesson. it looks like it could go well with either Castle line (from 2018 or now) and it's handy to have extra connecting walls between the major towers to build out Quads and such. Curious what the interior for that will have.
  9. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Let's talk modularity: I love the concept, and but not sure about the integration of the Forbidden Corridor set. On its own, the Forbidden Corridor looks incomplete. As shown in the box art, the trap down doesn't even align with the lower section with the vines. It works better in the picture of the suggested combined build, with the 16x8 Lockhart Classroom from the main Castle placed underneath the Fluffy section and moving the 8X8 vines underneath the trap door. However, I don't like that Lockhart's classroom is separated from his office, which is now above the Girls Bathroom section. Ideally, Lockhart's Classroom would stack above the bathroom (making for an extra-tall tower beside the Great Hall, albeit an overly boxy one), and a different 8x16 section would be underneath Fluffy's Corridor. A 16x8 Chamber of the Winged Keys set in the shape of the Girls Bathroom set would fit perfectly!
  10. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    The HP Wiki is an excellent resource for this, especially for where the locations are portrayed in the films. For instance, if you look up Hogwarts Library, it tells you at the top which section of the castle it is located (in this case, the Training Grounds Tower, on the other side of the courtyard from the Long Gallery). You can follow the link and see what the Training Grounds Tower looks like, and how it’s changed appearance over the films. https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Hogwarts_Library
  11. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Which part are you referring to as the courtyard? That balcony part on the top third with the crenellations (beside the tower)?
  12. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'd say the new Great Hall looks like a lot more like the 2010 design, than the original 2001 one.
  13. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Anyone have any thoughts how these could be modded to attach to the ongoing modular Hogwarts line? I wonder if the rooms can stand up on their own without being attached to their books (though the books do work well as walls, at least from one side)
  14. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I was going to add it to the Great Hall but it threw off the floor plan shape. I’ll probably end up removing the dancing mechanism and use it as a corner wall piece.