Ferder

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  1. Ferder

    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    When the designers showed that the Barad Dur-tower section was modular and could be stacked it made me curious how the scale compared to the tower as shown in the film. I made a few size comparisons in photoshop. As it turns out the Lego Model is very much in scale with the film model, except, yes, the top section of the tower should be a bit taller. But not two sections worth. More like .5 section worth. So good news for those wondering if you'd have to buy two of these sets to make it the a more accurate size. Much cheaper to brick-link the extra parts you'd need, as it is only for half of that one tower module.
  2. Ferder

    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    It’s actually kind of nice to not have to squint over blurry leaked pictures and go straight to hi-res product images— assuming there’s still no leaks before tomorrow.
  3. Ferder

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Speaking of Advent Calendar I had never seen what Great Hall 75954 looked like with the Yule ball accessories from 75981 Advent Calendar and the ball sections of 75948 Clock Tower. This is what they looked like combined https://i.imgur.com/56DZJXn.png
  4. Ferder

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    The Advent Calendar box says "compatible with 76435" and while one could obviously swap out the tables and the contents on top of them, I wonder if that set has room for the statues and fireplace too. Speaking of statues, the ones of the badger and lion look like reared-up caterpillars.
  5. Ferder

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Imagine if they released a few different Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom modules that you could swap out depending on which Year/Teacher you wanted for your castle.
  6. Ferder

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I agree, I'm not seeing the compatibility. The hat is as tall as the figure!
  7. Ferder

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    You're right! I forgot about those. I never owned those sets. I did have a motorized train with lights though.
  8. Ferder

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    The sound brick seems to have made the sorting hat a pretty expensive set, so it's for the best that it's left out to keep the price down. Besides, there are enough noisy electronic toys out there. We don't need LEGO to join. Lego has gotten by just fine on people using their imagination to make the sound effects.
  9. Ferder

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Just saw this Brickset designer note on the Talking Sorting Hat If anyone buys the hat and already as the Buildable figures I'd love to see how they look combined.
  10. Ferder

    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    Staff looks great! Now Lego just needs to design a mold with his hair and hat combined.
  11. Ferder

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Thanks, I’ve been trying to recall that name. All I could find was the style guide with his pictures. It really explains so much about those original HP minifigures like Snape’s green face, Dumbledore’s pink robes, Ron’s hair…
  12. Ferder

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    The green roofs perhaps came from the 2001 Harry Potter Style Guide which governed all the designs for Harry Potter merchandise (since the designs from the films were still in-progress and top-secret). Check out this toy of Hogwarts from that time. Here's another quote from Mark Stafford: "Of course it's a subject tackled before by some of the best LEGO Designers so I had to find a way to be fresh and try to find a new visual language. The first thing I argued for was the grey roof. The sand green roof only ever existed in the LEGO versions, the books and movie both have grey slate roofs and that's what I wanted." Basically, Lego Hogwarts first had green roofs because early-merchandise Hogwarts had green roofs. The model in the film has slate grey roofs which can appear blush-ish on screen and in person. The 2020 Hogwarts went back to green because it was remaking the 2001 sets for the 20th anniversary.
  13. Ferder

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I've posted this before, but Lego had mocked-up designs for a complete Hogwarts as far back as before 2018.
  14. Ferder

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    76435 Hogwarts Great Hall, 1732 pieces, $219.99 This is the fourth version of the Great Hall and from the teaser in the booklet this is promising to be the best version yet. I know many love the 2018 one but it always looked a bit too squat. This one seems like it will have better portions and a courtyard. Will the Grand Tower be included too? Guess we'll just have to wait and see. 76440 Durmstrang Ship & Beauxbatons Carriage 1229 pieces, $139.99 People have been clamoring for a Durmstrang remake for ages. Will be interesting to see how the Beauxbatons carriage compares to the last one, considering it hasn't been too long. 76439 Ollivanders & Madam Malkins, 744 pieces, $99.99 I assume these will be to the scale of last year's Weasley Wizards Wheezes shop. Does this mean Gringott's is the last shop we'll see at the bigger scale with cobblestone baseplates? Regardless, it will nice to finally have a shop from the other side of the alley. Hopefully we'll see Potages, Eeylops and Wiseacre's in the future. 76427 Buckbeak, 723 pieces, $59.99 Will this be like the Hortail, Owl and Phoenix sets, with flappable wings? 76433 Buildable Mandrake, 579 pieces, $59.99 Yay, an ugly screaming plant baby doomed to be sliced up into medicine. Just what every person wants displayed in their home. 76431 Hogwarts Potions Class, 397 pieces, $37.99 It's possible that this will be the rocky base to go under the Great Hall (like how it was way back in 2001). Not counting the collectable book, we haven't seen a playset of this classroom since 2018's Whomping Willow set. 76434 Aragog Forbidden Forest, 195 pieces, $14.99 This is the third iteration of this set and the fourth appearance of Aragog. It will likely be a lot like the 2018 version but with a tree matching the new Forbidden Forest creature set and snaps to connect the two.
  15. Ferder

    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I mean, technically it's at least round five if we count 2001-2007 as all one Castle collection and 2010-11 as the second.