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In addition, I wonder if Fawkes will be a new mould as the set description implies he's included; yet isn't visible in any of the images.
A cracking set, and I'd expect that it will be a top seller!
I'm really looking forward to seeing the others...hopefully they'll be of a similar quality.
also if other sets attach to it, that's a good option to have a moderately big castle even if you skip the D2C. in another hand that sounds like a way to sell an incomplete D2C.
Better explanation though than a representation of the chocolate frogs. Reddish brown would suit those better. (Not appeared in that colour since 2013 though)
Im on board, this set looks great, awesome minifigures, new elements and overall nice model. I think it’s a great deal at $99.99 too. TBH, the Basilisk kinda looks pitiful though.
^^True, but you could have Harry and Draco in the context of year one.
New photos from the NY Toy Fair - via FBTB:
There's a few placeholders etc - Fawkes is brick-built.
Same could be said of the big Jurassic set... Awesome parts pack for MOcing... With bonus dinosaur!
The base of the model is thicker, it appears to feature 2 technic wheels - which can be turned to flip Draco or Harry off the table (duelling club, which possibly means the black Basilisk could be the snake Malfoy conjures during the duel). There's a pull-out black square with an image on (possibly a prototype version of the Mirror of Erised). In addition, there appears to be extra segments such as towers and more included in the NYTF version; plus the minifigures are different (McGonagall has the new dress piece, Dumbledore is the Michael Gambon version and more discrepancies). :-D
I really enjoy the change to kids legs for the students but really hope that one day they will remake the part to include leg articulation.
There's a post on Eurobricks from the designer which may be of interest:
'Sorry about the model that was shown at NYTF - it was an earlier version from the time before the price point of $100 was arrived at and there was some chance it was going to be $120 so it's slightly bigger and has a layer of bricks and structure at the bottom which I had to take out. It surprised me to see it in pictures and videos of the event as it's a version I built myself and was on my desk less than eight months ago. Though it's nice to let people see a step from the design process like this, and be able to talk about it, it really shouldn't be at TF!'
It's on my shopping list for 2018.... it will be interesting to see what the UK RRP is!
Remove the Basilisk. Done.
I was a little puzzled by the Basilisk, which looks a bit of something and nothing but was included for playability - looking at the set again that then completely makes sense.
Also he made an interesting comment about the Harry Potter theme including so many new parts that Jurassic World got less than usual.
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Highlight of the set? It includes a Thestral. Getting pumped about these sets now!
LEGO Fantastic Beasts’ Grindelwald´s Escape
132 pieces | Ages 7+ $19.99 USD Available August 1, 2018
• Includes Gellert Grindelwald and Seraphina Picquery™ minifigures, plus a Thestral figure with posable wings.
• Features a buildable articulated carriage with opening doors and a removable roof.
• Flap the Thestral’s wings to make a flying escape!
• Also includes shooting spell accessories on the hands of Seraphina and Grindelwald.
• Recreate iconic scenes from the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Think early August might be a good time to take our little one for his first trip to the LEGO shop!