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  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 646
    I noticed that the wands that come with the sets are packed differently in the more recently produced sets. Back in august, you really had to pull the wands to get of the plastic bit holding them together, but now I've recently bought another Quidditch set (to get a more complete pitch) and some more random CMF's I've found randomly, they are way more easy to pull of the plastic and it looks different as well. 
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,935
    ^ I was just going to make the same point. The latest Great Hall set I've opened up has different spruces for the wands:
    New one on the left.
    wardmLittleLoristluxBaby_Yoda
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 500
    ^The new one was in my Diagon Alley set. The box got crushed in shipping and since one end was nearly open I decided to build it.
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 829
    That's odd. All my Harry Potter sets (Diagon Alley included) came with the sprues on the right
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,339
    Aaaaaand another contest. Please. :)
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 973
    Random question: Does every character have a different coloured wand? I'm really not a huge HP fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed the FB films and decided to grab the two sets. I was hoping to leave some of the sprues in tact to more easily keep track of extra wands in the (inevitable) event that some get lost... but of the six wizards (including Ollivander from the promo set) I've acquired, they all have uniquely coloured wands. Is this the case across the line? That is some serious dedication on Lego's part, hahaha. 
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,381
    not really, while each wand is individual and they are all different many are made from the same wood, so if it is just colour then many of the characters would or could have the same coloured wands, but they would not all have then same colour?
    klinton
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 975
    According to BrickLink, there are 8 different colours of the new wand!
    klinton
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,858
    not really, while each wand is individual and they are all different many are made from the same wood, so if it is just colour then many of the characters would or could have the same coloured wands, but they would not all have then same colour?
    I think @klinton meant in the sets. If so, the answer to that is no:
    • Susan Bones, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, and Queenie Goldstein have Black wands
    • Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Neville Longbottom, Dean Thomas, Sybill Trelawney, Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, Dolores Umbridge, and Garrick Ollivander have Dark Brown wands
    • Ron Weasley, Cho Chang, Cedric Diggory, Luna Lovegood, Filius Flitwick, Quirinus Quirrel, Remus Lupin, Horace Slughorn, and Tina Goldstein have Reddish Brown wands
    • Hermione Granger, Albus Dumbledore, Rolanda Hooch, Seamus Finnigan, Percival Graves, and Gellert Grindelwald have Sand Yellow wands
    • Newt Scamander has a Dark Orange wand
    • Serephina Picquery has a Medium Lilac wand
    • Hagrid has a Light Purple (Bright Pink) wand/umbrella
    klintonstluxbandit778Baby_Yodabrickventures
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 973
    Oh, geeze. It never even crossed my mind to hit Bricklink. Thanks guys! :D
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 646
    You forgot the hogwarts founders! They each have a different colour as well!
    Jern92
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 269
    And Voldemort has a white wand. It's the main reason I'm considering getting that CMF, as I prefer the old version of him.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,858
    klinton said:
    Oh, geeze. It never even crossed my mind to hit Bricklink. Thanks guys! :D
    To be honest, I tried looking this up on both BrickLink and Brickset, and found it a bit tricky in some cases since the inventories don't really tell you which colors go with which characters, and the set photos don't always show the wands at a good angle to compare colors. For everything besides the collectible minifigures I ended up consulting the sets' instruction manuals on LEGO.com. Nice that for once the colors were easier to differentiate in the online instructions than they were anywhere else!
    Baby_Yoda
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 973
    @Aanchir, wow! Thank you for going to all of that effort. :D

    Is it weird that I now kinda want to get at least one character with each colour? Perhaps I need to dig into the CMF series after all (I still need a Credence anyhow, who wasn't included in either of the proper sets). 
  • texaspetetexaspete U.K.Member Posts: 56
    @snowhitie there is a Professor Sprout. She was in #4867.
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 897
    Pebbles said:
    A life size Niffler, and that is all. :D
    I will just leave this here.   https://flic.kr/p/SGXvXs
    snowhitie
  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 173
    Aghhhhh @nexander I want it! I assume it's not for sale though. :(
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 897
    Pebbles said:
    Aghhhhh @nexander I want it! I assume it's not for sale though. :(
    Don't think so, he isn't mine! Him and his builder attend shows around Scotland though.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,460
    That Hedwig sure is better than this entry of "Harry Potter with Hedwig on top" in the Ideas HP contest:




    Although I'm rooting for this model of Hogwarts Great Lake to be the winner:


    What I feel about this one ... I cannot even put it into words.



    Bumblepants
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,259
    edited December 2018
    The first one is almost adorable in a weird kind of way. More like a Headwig am I right? The trans orange scar on the forehead is a unique take
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,430
    CCC said:

    Although I'm rooting for this model of Hogwarts Great Lake to be the winner:


    What I feel about this one ... I cannot even put it into words.



    and it's been submitted by SumoLego !
    Baby_Yoda
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 396
    I gave up on Ideas because you had to go through so much complete crap before you found anything good.  Not worth the time, IMHO.
    gmonkey76
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,160
    ^You've just triggered me! I need to go and find a safe space so I can forget I saw all that Lego being exposed to the elements and the thought of small parts getting knocked off into the snow.
    BumblepantsBaby_Yoda
  • milambermilamber Norfolk UKMember Posts: 623
    J0rgen said:
    Winter has come for my Hogwarts:


    Snow looks great. Get something like that once every 25 years if we are lucky.
    SumoLego
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 269
    @Brainslugged Sorry about that! If it makes you feel better, I completely stripped the interior before taking it out, so nothing would go lost. I can assure you every single spire made it back inside, where I am currently drying it all off.
    RonyarcatwranglerFowlerBricksLEGOFan2
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 971

    Time to start a new 2019 thread?

    https://www.brickfanatics.com/lego-harry-potter-summer-2019-set-rumours/

    Expecto Patronum
    Tri-wizard Challenge
    Hagrid’s Hut
    Knight Bus
    Hogwarts Watch Tower

    CM4SSeanTheCollectorBaby_YodaPitfall69herbyderbybrickedinLostInTranslationthenos
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 778
    I know my kid will be happy to see the watch tower and Hagrid's Hut, assuming they fit in with the newer Hogwarts sets.
    Bitsyww2
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,614
    edited January 2019
    Here is to hoping the Expecto Patronum set is a 14.99-19.99 dollar set with Harry, Sirius, and a Dementor or three
  • bulbathorbulbathor UKMember Posts: 47
    I wonder if this is true if the watch tower will connect to the great hall/whomping willow sets
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,960
    Nobody here has ever understood the obsession with the Knight Bus. With so many possible sets to make they always come back to that one. 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,259
    tamamahm said:
    Nobody here has ever understood the obsession with the Knight Bus. With so many possible sets to make they always come back to that one. 
    Lego loves vehicles and there are few to be found in the Wizarding World. I agree though, it does seem a bit over done.
    gmonkey76
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,614
    tamamahm said:
    Nobody here has ever understood the obsession with the Knight Bus. With so many possible sets to make they always come back to that one. 
    Just be thankful LEGO does not make a HP Knight helicopter
    pharmjodwardmBaby_Yodatamamahmlegomental
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 269
    That is a sensible selection, so I believe it. I wonder if there will be a white stag in the Expecto Patronum set. The Tri-Wizard set will probably be the dragon. Hagrid's Hut and the Watch Tower will probably be based on Azkaban.

    The «obsession» with the Knight Bus is very obvious: It's one of the three iconic vehicles in the series, it's very playable, and it's been seven-eight years between each of the (only) three versions they've made.
    stluxpharmjod
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,307
    tamamahm said:
    Nobody here has ever understood the obsession with the Knight Bus. With so many possible sets to make they always come back to that one. 
    Lego loves vehicles and there are few to be found in the Wizarding World. I agree though, it does seem a bit over done.
    The Knight Bus is simply iconic in the HP universe, almost on par with some of the key locations. Case in point, Wrebbit has the following Harry Potter themed 3D Puzzles: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, The Burrow, Hogwarts Express and The Knight Bus.

    Those puzzles are static models, so it's not like they included the bus for it's play/swoosh factor ;)
  • SecretSquirrel18SecretSquirrel18 United KingdomMember Posts: 25
    Lobot said:

    Time to start a new 2019 thread?

    https://www.brickfanatics.com/lego-harry-potter-summer-2019-set-rumours/

    Expecto Patronum
    Tri-wizard Challenge
    Hagrid’s Hut
    Knight Bus
    Hogwarts Watch Tower

    With the release of these new 2019 sets, do we think they will retire the current sets on sale?
  • Golem25Golem25 Western EuropeMember Posts: 33
    Lobot said:

    Time to start a new 2019 thread?

    https://www.brickfanatics.com/lego-harry-potter-summer-2019-set-rumours/

    Expecto Patronum
    Tri-wizard Challenge
    Hagrid’s Hut
    Knight Bus
    Hogwarts Watch Tower

    With the release of these new 2019 sets, do we think they will retire the current sets on sale?
    Hard to say, we don't have a historical precedent for this line seeing as it just went through its first wave. The only thing I would dare assume is the continued appearance of Newt's Suitcase, as there is no Fantastic Beasts set to ostensibly replace it.
    Seeing as Hagrid's Hut and the Watch Tower sound like they will be complimentary to the Great Hall, I would also expect that set to remain on the market. Jury's out on the rest.
    pharmjod
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,460
    tamamahm said:
    Nobody here has ever understood the obsession with the Knight Bus. With so many possible sets to make they always come back to that one. 
    It sells well, it is a popular set. It has been done twice (ignoring the polybag), 2004 and 2011, so the gaps are easily long enough compared to the frequency for which we get Star Wars sets. It is not really any different to Hogwarts Express, Hagrid's Hut, etc. They know what kids like.

    Luckily I have just finished selling the main parts to my old one (2011) on BL. The parts have been going for a premium price indicating the popularity of the set.

    And with Hogwarts Watch Tower, it seems they are going to release Hogwarts at minifigure play scale a bit at a time.


    Golem25pharmjod
  • Golem25Golem25 Western EuropeMember Posts: 33
    CCC said:
    Luckily I have just finished selling the main parts to my old one (2011) on BL. The parts have been going for a premium price indicating the popularity of the set.
    Agreed on the timeframe, I reckon we're overdue for a third minifig scale rendition.

    But to play devil's advocate on the parts front, they are delicious purple and rather rare; this I'd consider a major contributor in their price, rather than the popularity of the bus itself.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,449
    Knight bus is the only HP set I'll be buying, because while I do like HP I like buses more...
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,460
    Golem25 said:
    CCC said:
    Luckily I have just finished selling the main parts to my old one (2011) on BL. The parts have been going for a premium price indicating the popularity of the set.
    Agreed on the timeframe, I reckon we're overdue for a third minifig scale rendition.

    But to play devil's advocate on the parts front, they are delicious purple and rather rare; this I'd consider a major contributor in their price, rather than the popularity of the bus itself.
    I sold just about all the parts of my old set to three people; all three bought lots of the parts for the bus, and two mentioned that they were building it. The parts that took longest to sell were the 1x4 and 1x2 dark purple bricks, I guess as these are fairly common now.
  • Golem25Golem25 Western EuropeMember Posts: 33
    CCC said:
    I sold just about all the parts of my old set to three people; all three bought lots of the parts for the bus, and two mentioned that they were building it. The parts that took longest to sell were the 1x4 and 1x2 dark purple bricks, I guess as these are fairly common now.
    Thanks for that footnote, didn't expect them to be (re)building their own Knight Busses. You learn something new every day huh?
    If I was to have input on the design of the Bus 3.0, I would definitely move to include a more detailed interior for once. I readily concede it is a bit hard to pull off with the moving beds and all, but surely we are beyond the standards of the previous two busses now (for the record, my brother owns the first Knight Bus but we never had the second).
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,460
    Golem25 said:
    CCC said:
    I sold just about all the parts of my old set to three people; all three bought lots of the parts for the bus, and two mentioned that they were building it. The parts that took longest to sell were the 1x4 and 1x2 dark purple bricks, I guess as these are fairly common now.
    Thanks for that footnote, didn't expect them to be (re)building their own Knight Busses. You learn something new every day huh?
    If I was to have input on the design of the Bus 3.0, I would definitely move to include a more detailed interior for once. I readily concede it is a bit hard to pull off with the moving beds and all, but surely we are beyond the standards of the previous two busses now (for the record, my brother owns the first Knight Bus but we never had the second).
    They (2011 version) are quite hard to find here and then go for about £60-70 used. On BL currently there are 5 sellers in Europe with them, 2 with used ones, 3 with new ones.
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 777
    I keep changing my mind on whether to keep my older harry potter sets or just sell them.  Figured once the new stuff came along they'd all plummet in price so would just hang onto them, but seems never realised the Knight Bus went for so much.  Expert that'll maybe change if a new version comes out.  
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,259
    dmcc0 said:
    I keep changing my mind on whether to keep my older harry potter sets or just sell them.  Figured once the new stuff came along they'd all plummet in price so would just hang onto them, but seems never realised the Knight Bus went for so much.  Expert that'll maybe change if a new version comes out.  
    I imagine the new one will look a lot better than the old one with the current range of purple parts available. So many more curves and slopes for designers to work with. 
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 973
    I hope that list is inaccurate. Or even that the Watchtower set is accessorized to reflect the FB era. I was hoping for at least one more FB set in the wave. :/
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,259
    edited January 2019
    klinton said:
    I hope that list is inaccurate. Or even that the Watchtower set is accessorized to reflect the FB era. I was hoping for at least one more FB set in the wave. :/
    It is possible retailer exclusives are not on the list. Most leaks come from retailer catalogs and exclusives are not included in those.
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,339
    klinton said:
    I hope that list is inaccurate. Or even that the Watchtower set is accessorized to reflect the FB era. I was hoping for at least one more FB set in the wave. :/
    Sorry. Nope. 

    klinton said:
    I hope that list is inaccurate. Or even that the Watchtower set is accessorized to reflect the FB era. I was hoping for at least one more FB set in the wave. :/
    It is possible retailer exclusives are not on the list. Most leaks come from retailer catalogs and exclusives are not included in those.
    No FB
    gmonkey76
  • BOBJACK_JACKBOBBOBJACK_JACKBOB ScotlandMember Posts: 537
    Wouldn't the Fantastic Beasts sets be grouped seperately from Harry Potter? Or are they all under the Wizarding World banner now? The post with the list does state 'Harry Potter' sets.
    Another possibility is that the FB line will only be released to coincide with the films, at the moment.
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