Ferder

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  1. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    My theory is that Whomping Willow provided the perfect medium-sized set that parents could buy as a gift for their kids who were Harry Potters fans, without having to break the bank on one of the more expensive castle sets like the Great Hall. Parents: "Look Little Danny, we bought you Hogwarts Castle, just like you asked!" Little Danny: "I was hoping for the UCS, but this will have to do."
  2. Great review! I am curious what the combined Hogwarts Layout looks like with the modular pieces re-arranged. For instance how does it look with the Clock Tower on the opposite side of the Great Hall (instead of attached to the Whomping Willow set), with the Yule Ball section sandwiched in between.
  3. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    As Graupensuppe posted, there's no exact canonical arrangement since there's still a lot of the castle that isn't represented (and probably never will be). Roughly, the Clock Tower should be arranged behind the Great Hall, at a 45 degree angle, achievable with the hinged modules on Yule Ball module. If the Whomping Willow modules are kept attached to the Great Hall set (instead of on the other side of the grounds like on the map) and a future Hogwarts Castle set includes another small tower and wall piece, it could complete the Quad that lies between the Great Hall and the Clocktower.
  4. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Disappointing that there's no official image of the combined caste sets, but not surprising considering that all pretty much all of the Press Release images had already leaked.
  5. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Love the return of the Clocktower (my favorite Hogwarts location in the films)! Can't wait to see how it looks connected to the Great Hall and Whomping Willow sets.
  6. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    Also, Since Lego already released a extremely movie-accurate (albeit incomplete) model in this series, I wouldn't be surprised if they were less concerned about matching the movie castle too faithfully with their playsets. Based on the Womping Willow model and what we've been told so far about the Clocktower, the playsets seem to leans more towards general representations of Hogwarts castle based on certain iconic castle elements (towers, walls, clock towers), without necessarily a specific one-to-one match with the movie model . The fact that the Yule Ball is taking place in the clock tower and not the Great hall already tells us that the play sets are going to be very liberal with representation.
  7. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & discussion

    This minifig list changes everything I had assumed about this set. I had assumed it was the Hogwarts Clock Tower. But since that location is mainly featured in Prisoner of Azkaban, why would it contain so many Goblet of Fire characters? It makes more sense that this set is the viewing platform from the 2nd Task on the lake. That platform is literally a watchtower (where someone can watch the second task from) and a clock tower (the clock counts down the time left for the challenge). It fits both descriptions much better than the Hogwarts Clock Tower.
  8. Ferder

    [MOC] Hogwarts Castle: The Clock Tower

    Fantastic work. It's cool to see all your different takes on the same locations throughout your various Hogwarts dioramas (Dumbledore's office, Gryfindor common room, DAtDA Classroom). Each version is unique while still containing the essential identifying details.
  9. Ferder

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    You should post some pics! (though maybe in their own MOC thread, not this one)
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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).
  15. 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.