Ferder

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  1. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    You should post some pics! (though maybe in their own MOC thread, not this one)
  2. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Why would it go under the great hall? I get that it's supposed to be subterranean, but it's not accurate to the films or books for it to go there. It could just as well go under any part of the castle. It went under the Great Hall in the original 2001-2002 line but that changed the shape of the chamber to a hallway, having the two chamber walls run next to each other instead of parallel, across from each other.
  3. Ferder

    REVIEW: 71043 Hogwarts™ Castle

    Thanks for the new pics, VBBN! Yup, she sure looks like a giantess in those pics. Although the Viaduct Entrace is a large enough building that it almost works for her scale.
  4. Ferder

    REVIEW: 71043 Hogwarts™ Castle

    I'm curious to see people's attempts to Mod the set for Minifigs. I wish the reviewer had included a couple shots showing the scale of Minifigs inside or outside the set. I know they probably look humongous but it would still be interesting to see, especially given that the figure scale was the biggest source of debate over the set.
  5. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I would also add 5. The set is open-back so adding the rest of the castle to the rear would restrict access to the interior. Looking forward to seeing how the fans do their own mods to complete the castle themselves.
  6. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    What exactly are people meaning by Minifig-scale? Are we talking 1-1 scale like UCS Millennium Falcon? Or more like Disney Castle or Tower of Orthanc where the exterior is one scale, and the interior is vignette-scale, with very small rooms? Hogwarts Castle is a HUGE building, and all versions done to date (including the latest Great Hall set) have majorly sacrificed the architectural detail and scale for the sake of making them minifig-accommodating play-sets. I'm curious how they could design a properly detailed Hogwarts with minifig-sized rooms that didn't end up looking like this monster (impressive but outrageous as an actual set).
  7. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    The long viaduct is only in those two films so maybe they wanted to go with a design that better represents how it's portrayed in the majority of the movies. Personally, I wasn't a big fan of that viaduct design change in the first place.
  8. Ferder

    71043 Hogwarts™ Castle

    The sections in red are what are represented in this set, so there are still lots of areas that could be added on. (this map represents Hogwarts from Goblet of Fire, before the Defense Against the Dark Towers was replaced with the Astronomy tower)
  9. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Doesn't look like they cut out the middle. The viaduct entrance with the four spires on the right side is all there. What's missing is everything to the right of that-- the "Cathedral" section with the big middle tower and the two bell towers on the very right.
  10. Ferder

    71043 Hogwarts™ Castle

    Love the design, they really nailed the scale and proportions and a lot of the architectural details. The minifig-scale Great Hall from earlier this year looked kind of squashed. With this one, they basically copied the silhouette of Hogwarts from the Wizarding World parks, minus the Astronomy tower. So sadly no "cathedral", clock tower, or quads but I suppose that would have restricted the open back of the model and a lot of those sections aren't visible from the front anyway. It would probably take twice as many pieces to add those extra sections at the same level of detail. I've held out from every owning a LEGO Hogwarts set, waiting for them to release something that was more than just an allusion to the films' castle design and now 17 years later I think it's finally time to make a purchase
  11. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, it looks like it's based off the back part of the castle (that was shot at Alnwick Castle), given the crenelations and the archway for the car to drive through.
  12. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Looks like it's based on this tower/wall/arch section but they've cheated it so that it's ground level with the lake (the boat going under the arch) and the Hogwarts grounds (with the womping willow) beside it.
  13. Ferder

    Press Release 10237 - Tower of Orthanc

    After seeing some of the blurry pre-release pics, I was anticipating being let down, but this blows away my expectations. I love how it has a solid enough build that viewed from the right angle, it looks like a complete building, but at the same time has a full interior in the back. I wasn't expecting there to be such more detail in the interior, such as the inclusion of the alchemy room and study. The relics in the attic aren't accurate to the films or books (I'm fairly sure Saruman was being sarcastic when he mentioned the keys to the Two Towers and the rods of five wizards) but they're still a very cool detail. This is the kind of big set I hoped TLC would release when I heard they had the LOTR license. Hopefully there will be more like it.
  14. Ferder

    MOC: Add-on sets for Hogwarts.

    WhiteCat, I think the stone sculpture is supposed to be the head of Salazar Slytherin
  15. The major challenge I see is how could LEGO turn the massive buildings and locations in Middle Earth into affordable playsets.