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GWP at the Lego Certified Store in Ljubljana. According to the article, Promobricks has been told it will also be GWP at [email protected] Time an how much you'll have to spend TBC.
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E.g - Fluffy in #4706 or buckbeak in #4750 & #4753 look really dated next to the Threstral in #75951. And both are significant to the stories in their own way.
Thinking about this made me realise that for the most part the new sets are less specific to individual books/films and more general locations to the series in general. If you take the figures out then most could be used for almost all the films. Hogwarts Express and Great Hall are very general (if you take away the figs and basilisk/mirror of erised)
Whomping Willow is only made specific to Chamber of Secrets by the inclusion of the Ford Anglia, otherwise its just more general Hogwarts scenery.
Quiddich is only made specific to Philosophers Stone by the figs and Snape on fire feature, he bulk of the set is made even more general by adding the Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw score cards.
To my mind Aragog's Lair is the only set that is completely specific in its entire content to only one of the stories.
Given that the implication has been that the focus of these sets is the early years it does make me wonder what set ideas were passed on. I'd like to think there's enough content missing from the earlier stories that they aren't done with them yet but maybe it's just wishful thinking in wanting more moulded fantastic beasts ;-)
I think the Diagon Alley was just conceived along side the Hogwarts castle in the same scale more or less.
I imagine it'll be around in Lego form for at least the foreseeable future.
To my mind #71043 Hogwarts Castle being available along side #75954 Great Hall and #75953 Whomping Willow proves that. No matter what people who were disappointed with #71043 say, LEGO could never do a full minifigure scale Hogwarts justice without charging at least double the UCS Falcon - another example of LEGO having no problem with multiple sets of the same content at different scales on the shelf at the same time.
Like many I get the feeling that we will probably see the Wizarding World theme continue alongside the Fantastic Beasts film, but admittedly I also wouldn’t be surprised if the theme is done next year - I always find with LEGO it’s best to expect the worst and be surprised when anything better happens.
My theory on the strange CMF series numbers is that LEGO might have been avoiding a Series 2 until they were absolutely certain it was worth it - with slow Simpsons series 2 and LEGO Batman Movie series 2 triggering the caution. Also LEGO has frequently made army builder type figs harder to get in greater numbers, so having one Dementor in a set makes perfect sense as they’d rather people shell out more to get multiple sets than make it easy to get loads from CMFs. Dementors are an easy villain to add to a lot of possible sets to increase playability for kids and desirability for collectors - I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see dementors included in future sets for this reason.
the inclusion of Fantastic Beasts in the CMF night also have been from a condition of the licensing agreement, but that’s something we’ll likely never know.
Based on rumors, it sounds like there is at least one more line coming in winter/spring 2019. That said, I imagine we'll keep seeing Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts sets throughout the length of the FB movie franchise. Based on browsing Amazon/Hot Topic/Barnes & Noble, there's more HP merchandise available now than there was when the films were released. Additionally, with the return to Hogwarts in Crimes of Grindlewald, I'd be willing to bet we'll see a couple sets from 1920s Hogwarts--perhaps the DADA(?) classroom with Dumbledore.
It looks like the sets are selling well and Lego have put a lot into the line with a CMF line and a very big D2C. On the other hand the sets do look like greatest hits and you would think if the line was meant to last for years and years they would have held some things back.
In other words its really hard to tell what Lego are planning and even then there plans could change depending on the sale figures.
I have had kids obsessed with HP for the past...mmmm.. eight or so years.
I have never ever seen as much HP merchandise as there is this year. Ever.
Target has toddler/pre-K clothes, girl clothes, bedding and room decoration supplies. There are purses, and pins, stuffed animals and talking hats.
Kohls has HP clothes... sweats, shirts, hoodies, sweaters, hats, etc.
PotteryBarn Teen has backpacks,lunch boxes, bedding, mirrors.
It really is crazy.
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Wave 5 we get springy NBA player legs?!?!
Since Dinosaurs still exist alongside people in the LEGO world I don't think the use fossil fuels for their vehicles so smog is right out. Considering the numerous compact models and tiny polybagged sized vehicles I'd imagine they're very efficient fuel users, probably relying on methane from all the dino fecal matter they have to deal with, or possibly a combination of methane fuel sources and electric.
Jurassic World in the LEGO universe didn't create extinct creatures, they just rounded them all up into a convenient place for a zoo/theme park to avoid all the complaints of public roadways needing to be cleaned from roaming wildlife.
That's easy. With so few pass times LEGO People have begun to seek greater thrills in life and so LARP a lot of Cops vs Robbers. They see if they can outwit their friends in jolly sport The Who Dunnit crowd has quite a massive following and is a very profitable industry, they charge at least 200 LEGO Dollars a person to get them into the fanciest of accommodations.
Either that or Voldemort and the Wicked Witch are brainwashing hoards of LEGO citizens to sow panic amongst the masses.
The minifigs from 75954/75955 started really high and have dropped quite a bit, though they weren't ever in the realms of stupidity like the castle set ones. It subsidises the castle set quite nicely if you want it, but not by enough to make me want it. Castle on it's own doesn't go for enough to buy it just for the minifigs though.
TL;DR: The plot of The Lego Movie 2