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  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,077
    It's been a great couple of days for my Harry Potter Lego collection! I randomly found the Great Hall at a bookstore yesterday. I was a bit stunned to see it, after glaring at 'out of stock' butons on every shop's page and empty shelves at reopened stores for the past month. When I told the associate how excited I was to find it she seemed completely oblivious to the Lego shortage, hahaha. Now I just need the train (still on 'waiting for new stock' on my back order list at [email protected]) and I'm all caught up and ready for the new wave in August! *Silently covets snowhitie's haul there.*
    On top of that, a parcel that had dissapeared into the postal void weeks ago containing a #75956 Quidditch Match set I'd ordered from Amazon randomly showed up this morning. I asked them for a return label (they'd already refunded me for the purchase) and I was told to just keep it. So, now I've finally got two. When I figure out where all of these HP sets are going to live, I'll have the makings of a proper Quidditch pitch. :)
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  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 126
    I received my Knight Bus from Target last week so I am all caught up.  Impatiently awaiting the next wave to be released here although I am currently determined to try to wait for good deals or GWP's before ordering from anywhere.  Also received the Hogwarts Students accessory packs I ordered from [email protected]  Just waiting on my latest BnP order which should have the two new Patronus figures from the Room of Requirements set.  I couldn't believe they were available to order!
    snowhitie
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,077
    There is so much in 'Goblet of Fire' that I wish had made it into the film, just so Lego might produce sets. Like, I would absolutely sell my soul for a Hogwarts kitchen with Winky and Dobby in his tea cozy hat minifigs! Dobby giving Harry a Christmas present might just be the cutest freaking thing. Ever.
    Maybe they'll expand the line to include 'offscreen' sets if it keeps selling so well? I can dream. :p
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,962
    klinton said:
    There is so much in 'Goblet of Fire' that I wish had made it into the film, just so Lego might produce sets. Like, I would absolutely sell my soul for a Hogwarts kitchen with Winky and Dobby in his tea cozy hat minifigs! Dobby giving Harry a Christmas present might just be the cutest freaking thing. Ever.
    Maybe they'll expand the line to include 'offscreen' sets if it keeps selling so well? I can dream. :p
    Totally agree. I've made a kitchen underneat my bigger version of Hogwarts, but it's a bit sad with just Dobby in there!

  • williamj01williamj01 LondonMember Posts: 2
    Huge Fan Of Harry
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 286
    I've built a kitchen under my Great Hall too. I'll just use all the modern Dobbys as generic house elfs and the classic one as the real deal, although you could easily distinguish him by giving him some fun clothes (at the risk of costing yourself your servant).
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  • Voltron86Voltron86 UKMember Posts: 22
    I was trying to complete the first wave of HP sets and noticed that on Lego store UK, they finally released the #30407 polybag which came out in 2018, £3.99. Not a deal but just for anyone else who is trying to buy up the sets before they retire most likely end of this year.

    https://www.lego.com/en-gb/product/harry-s-journey-to-hogwarts-30407
    snowhitie
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,162
    I can't wait to get the Astronomy tower, gonna have to wait for a discount, or Christmas though.
    @snowhitie - yours looks lovely all together!
    snowhitie
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,077
    Aye, they've done a spectacular job with the Hogwarts sets. I do hope they start doing more and more little rooms, like the Room of Requirement. There's a lot of negative space between the larger structures, and it'd be fun to start establishing little crisscross connections. Especially as the general shape of the castle is now looping back around. I can't freaking wait until the new wave comes out here!
    On the reading front, I am really struggling through 'Order of the Phoenix'. I kinda wonder what Rowling was going through when she wrote this one, as every page has me gritting my teeth with all of the cringe. Harry himself was turned into a moody, whiny little git. I repeatedly wish someone would just slap him. Sirius has morphed from concerned godfather into a needy, irresponsible man child. And that horrible Umbridge woman just makes my skin crawl. I have to keep forcing myself to pick it up again. The Black ancestral home would make a fun Lego set though!
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,962
    klinton said:
    Aye, they've done a spectacular job with the Hogwarts sets. I do hope they start doing more and more little rooms, like the Room of Requirement. There's a lot of negative space between the larger structures, and it'd be fun to start establishing little crisscross connections. Especially as the general shape of the castle is now looping back around. I can't freaking wait until the new wave comes out here!

    It is almost the 1st indeed! I did think of you to not share too many pics/details. Too bad you have to wait longer. The Room of Requirement does fit nicely to help with the negative space and I think I might rearagne things a bit more, I already changed it a bit from the 'official picutres'.
    klinton said:
    On the reading front, I am really struggling through 'Order of the Phoenix'. I kinda wonder what Rowling was going through when she wrote this one, as every page has me gritting my teeth with all of the cringe. Harry himself was turned into a moody, whiny little git. I repeatedly wish someone would just slap him. Sirius has morphed from concerned godfather into a needy, irresponsible man child. And that horrible Umbridge woman just makes my skin crawl. I have to keep forcing myself to pick it up again. The Black ancestral home would make a fun Lego set though!
    Umbridge is a proper evil woman isn't she? But yes, Harry was a bit annoying in the book, but then, does not every teenager go through a stage like that? :)
    Mr_Cross said:
    I can't wait to get the Astronomy tower, gonna have to wait for a discount, or Christmas though.
    @snowhitie - yours looks lovely all together!
    The astronomy Tower is under 80 euro on amazon.de ATM, that's a 30% discount for me, but with lower UK retail price then BE retail price + postage probably not the same for you. I bought it at that price too.
    KungFuKennyMr_CrossJ0rgen
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 36
    klinton said:

    On the reading front, I am really struggling through 'Order of the Phoenix'. I kinda wonder what Rowling was going through when she wrote this one, as every page has me gritting my teeth with all of the cringe. Harry himself was turned into a moody, whiny little git.
    I agree, book 5 is a tough slog.  Some time ago I read that JKR wanted to show that Harry had sort of "snapped" after the events of book 4, and when I read it with that in mind book 5 is a lot better.  Over the summer Harry had to watch another kid get murdered in front of him, nearly got murdered by the guy who killed his parents, and then nearly got murdered again by ravenous demonic skeleton ghost things, and his entire fourth year at boarding school was a vast conspiracy intended to end with his cold-blooded murder.  If he's acting out in fifth year because he thinks the whole world is out to get him, he's got a lot more cause for that than the average fifteen year old ....
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  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 406
    I've always related Harry's mood in book five to the same reason he needs to learn Occlumency. Being deliberately vague to avoid being too spoilery. 
    klinton
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,077
    panchox1 said:
    I've always related Harry's mood in book five to the same reason he needs to learn Occlumency. Being deliberately vague to avoid being too spoilery. 
    Yeah, he says as much himself in The Half-Blood Prince.
    The Order of The Phoenix actually did pick up, finally. The last 200 pages or so were highly entertaining. The retribution inflicted on Umbridge by the students' constant pranks was hilarious. I like that Flitwick left a little shrine to the Weasleys. I don't know why they changed Cho's involvement in Umbridge's discovery of the DA for the film? It was all much more enterataining in the book, with her friend on the recieving end of Hermione's enchanted list. The same could be said of her ending up in a catatonic state after being carried off by the centaurs.
    Half-Blood Prince is already highly entertaining.I'm stoked to see how Kreature fits in with the kitchen elves, hahaha. 
    My local Lego Store reopened today! I was there first thing this morning and grabbed Hogwarts Express to finally finish up the first two waves (after waiting on a backorder for near two months now). It was funny: they still had the Easter promo items on offer. It was kinda fun though, getting three unexpected little sets vs no extras if I'd waited out [email protected]
    The train build is all quite a bit larger than I was thinking. At the same price point as the Hidden Side train, I def feel like I got more bang for my buck here. As interesting as the station build is, I'm not sure it's going to remain assembled in the long run. The train itself is brilliant. I'm also pretty stoked to finally have Lupin as well. He was conspicuously absent from my little collection. :)
    Tkattpanchox1
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 542
    @klinton The reason Harry is so moody is not because he is a teen but because Voldemort's anger is seeping into his life and he doesn't know it. At first, it seems like Rowling is just writing an attitude, but it is later revealed to have a nefarious source in this connection he has to his nemesis.

    And on subject...I agree the Hogwarts sets continue to be particularly great. I am still waiting for some kind of Hogsmeade set, though!
    Cymbelineklinton
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,077
    @klinton The reason Harry is so moody is not because he is a teen but because Voldemort's anger is seeping into his life and he doesn't know it. At first, it seems like Rowling is just writing an attitude, but it is later revealed to have a nefarious source in this connection he has to his nemesis.
    Yup. That's what @panchox1 was saying, albeit with a generous helping of vagueness so as not to ruin my reading experience. It's actually confirmed by Harry himself either at the end of that book or in the opening chapters of the next. :)
    And on subject...I agree the Hogwarts sets continue to be particularly great. I am still waiting for some kind of Hogsmeade set, though!
    That would be rather fun! They could branch out a bit and encompass a whole quasi medieval selection of pubs and shoppes. I'd love to see stuff like this down the road. In all honesty, I'd still be perfectly happy with the theme no matter what they do as long as they keep adding new structures to the castle every year. Hogwarts itself was my main draw to the theme. The extra builds have all been top shelf so far though, so I absolutely wouldn't complain if they keep plumbing other locations for inspired sets like the Burrow. :)

    panchox1sonsofsceva
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 286
    Saw a post on Instagram saying the figs in the Advent Calendar will be the trio, both Patil sisters and Krum. From a playability perspective that makes perfect sense, and I'm pretty happy myself. Harry's torso will be used for Roger Davies, and Krum for another Durmstrang student, leaving only Ron and Hermione as true spares.
    Ronyarsnowhitie
  • Casper_vd_KorfCasper_vd_Korf Twente, The NetherlandsMember Posts: 74
    Kill the spare!

    wait, he isn’t included...
    J0rgenpanchox1Ronyardvw2
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 757
    Is there supposed to be a 2nd sticker sheet with the Clock Tower?  One of the steps applies sticker #10, but that doesn’t exist on the sticker sheet I have.
  • Casper_vd_KorfCasper_vd_Korf Twente, The NetherlandsMember Posts: 74
    edited July 4
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,077
    snowhitie said:
    The Cursed Child is an odd one, obiously if you have seen the films you know what happens anyway so I guess you could read that one in between. It's really written as a play so reads quite quickly, but you've got to use a lot of imagination to sort of get a real story vibe. So you might be let down after the fun proze of the last book if you then read that one. difficult one, not sure I would advise keeping it for last or not really.
    I wouldn't keep it for last, I was disappointed. It didn't feel like it properly fit in the universe, nor did it feel like it was actually properly written by J. K. Rowling.
    I’ll echo what others have said- The Cursed Child isn’t really even in the same class as the others in my opinion.  
    Wow, you guys weren't kidding. I read it this evening, and it was... special. I did rather enjoy the bit with alternate reality Snape. I thought that was well done. I may have teared up a bit there. Neville going on to be the Herbology professor was a cute touch as well. I did also gain a whole new appreciation for the Trolley Witch minifig after reading this. I think she will need some minor modifications now, hahaha.
    Outside of those hilights, I found it to be overly smarmy and contrived. Even allowing for the confines of the medium, the story was lacking. It felt like terrible fan fiction, with the retcon on Bellatrix' condition in DH to accommodate the central antagonist being thoroughly annoying. The complete disregard for core tenets in the mythology (like, for instance, the fact that they were all able to find and regard Lily and James' house in Godric's Hollow) was just lazy storytelling. And that horrible Umbridge woman was back! Grrr.
    I do kinda hope Lego decides to visit this story though. It'd be fun to get minifigs of Albus and Scorpius, at the very least.

    snowhitieAyliffe
  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 126
    Man, now you're making me want to dig out my copy of the Cursed Child & finally read it.   It's been many years since I read all 7 Harry Potter books.  I read Fantastic Beasts last year but I still need to read Quidditch Through the Ages & The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 757
    Phew!  Thanks @Casper_vd_Korf.  Bag that instruction book came in retrieved from bin, with the missing sticker!
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  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,206
    Briking said:
    that instruction book came in retrieved from bin
    I think you should have included a trigger warning!
    Briking
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,077
    The 'Magical Treasury' book with Tom Riddle is out today, for anyone who was after this. Riddle's a fun figure to get. He's only got one face, but the smirk is appropriate. it would have been nice if they'd included the diary piece that came with Dobby, but he only comes with a wand (which is black, oddly, as he was using Harry's wand in the scene).
    I've only flipped briefly through the book, but it looks to be the usual pap. Shots of the various sets and minifigs with innocuous little blurbs. The character gallery at the back is probably something I'll actually refer to in the future. I'm constantly forgetting who some of the random students are. :)
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  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 68
    Florean from Florean Fortescue's Ice-Cream Parlour in DA D2C set has leaked!


    flightriskBumblepantspanchox1wardmsnowhitie
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,362
    Roebuck said:
    Florean from Florean Fortescue's Ice-Cream Parlour in DA D2C set has leaked!


    Nice to see confirmation this set is really real. It could be a big temptation to me despite not being a HP collector. I loved the original DA set and still have modified versions of it in my layout.
    Roebuck
  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 126
    I really wish they'd make an official announcement already.  That NES does absolutely nothing for me so I'm impatiently waiting for the DA announcement and pictures of the Advent Calendars.
    flightrisk
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 852
    klinton said:
    That will never happen, hahaha. I've a violent aversion to 'fan fiction'. The presumption of entitlement involved in usurping someone's creation and attempting to bend it to your own desires just annoys me. Just enjoy the little universe for what it is rather than wishing it were something else. That, and from all reports, 99.9999% of it is just smut written by very lonely basement dwellers. I've no interest in stumbling across someone's bizarre fetishes in order to get a Potter fix. I'm all about the official 'canon'. :p
    See, I'm in the opposite boat... I've no longer any interest in the official canon, written by a bigoted old miser hiding away in her castle. The only Harry Potter content that interests me anymore is what those so-called "basement dwellers" have been able to reclaim by taking what they were able to enjoy a long time ago and actually liberating it from the original author's unvarnished prejudice to make it into something worth enjoying again.

    In a sense, fanfiction is arguably the point of Lego... I suppose there are those who seek only to recreate the exact scenes and events of the stories being adapted, but that's not for me. Taking the characters you're provided with and building new stories and experiences for them feels far more creatively rewarding.
    Ayliffe
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,867
    Its very hard to call someone a bigot and not sound bigoted yourself, in the UK will call this the Gordon Brown effect.
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  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 68
    Harry DA style year 1-2 has leaked :D
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  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,077
    Roebuck said:
    Harry DA style year 1-2 has leaked :D
    It's really hard to get excited for yet another Harry (or Ron, or Hermione), hahaha. The face print is kind of cute though. I've already settled on my favorite versions of each of the main characters though, so new ones all just end up ziplocked away as soon as I've completed the set. :p
    I think the only characters I'm really hoping to see in the set are the twins. A random house elf or two would be brilliant as well.

    panchox1snowhitie
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 422
    Lyichir said:

    See, I'm in the opposite boat... I've no longer any interest in the official canon, written by a bigoted old miser hiding away in her castle. The only Harry Potter content that interests me anymore is what those so-called "basement dwellers" have been able to reclaim by taking what they were able to enjoy a long time ago and actually liberating it from the original author's unvarnished prejudice to make it into something worth enjoying again.

    In a sense, fanfiction is arguably the point of Lego... I suppose there are those who seek only to recreate the exact scenes and events of the stories being adapted, but that's not for me. Taking the characters you're provided with and building new stories and experiences for them feels far more creatively rewarding.

    I like her books and that you call her a bigot doesn't make her one.  Nothing wrong with recreating the scenes using sets.
    dpa1
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 852
    daewoo said:
    Lyichir said:

    See, I'm in the opposite boat... I've no longer any interest in the official canon, written by a bigoted old miser hiding away in her castle. The only Harry Potter content that interests me anymore is what those so-called "basement dwellers" have been able to reclaim by taking what they were able to enjoy a long time ago and actually liberating it from the original author's unvarnished prejudice to make it into something worth enjoying again.

    In a sense, fanfiction is arguably the point of Lego... I suppose there are those who seek only to recreate the exact scenes and events of the stories being adapted, but that's not for me. Taking the characters you're provided with and building new stories and experiences for them feels far more creatively rewarding.

    I like her books and that you call her a bigot doesn't make her one.  Nothing wrong with recreating the scenes using sets.
    Of course nothing I say could make her a bigot. Her own words, actions, and the company she keeps make her one. I would love it if she weren't as I quite enjoyed her books growing up but unfortunately she'd rather listen to reactionary trolls than to her current or former fans. The most I can do is avoid paying any more into her fortune than I already have.

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  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,206
    snowhitie said:
    Not seen the leaks but excited for any new stuff coming out, burrow has been (back)ordered with double VIP! 
    Normally I do most of the Lego building in our family, but I was quite jealous that my (almost) 9 year old built most of The Burrow herself this weekend. It seemed like a really great build.

    And then in a house full of Lego and other toys, they must have played with it for about eight hours straight. I'd been tossing up whether to get The Burrow, the Hidden Side castle or the Ninjago skeleton dragon from the Lego store to snag triple freebies. Going with The Burrow was definitely the right choice.

    And yes... my wife loves having a dining table covered in Lego*



    *That might be a lie.
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,962
    edited July 15


    And then in a house full of Lego and other toys, they must have played with it for about eight hours straight. I'd been tossing up whether to get The Burrow, the Hidden Side castle or the Ninjago skeleton dragon from the Lego store to snag triple freebies. Going with The Burrow was definitely the right choice.

    And yes... my wife loves having a dining table covered in Lego*



    *That might be a lie.
    Now that's a great endorsement :) I hope I since have to wait too long for the backorders to be cleared.
    And re the wife, at least your kids were having fun too, that must help :)
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,601
    I have a LEGO table where I also eat.
  • vanvonfullvanvonfull washingtonMember Posts: 78
    That burrows looks great. I’ve never read Harry Potter but I’ve been buying up every set in the last couple years with the assumption that my young kiddos will love them in a few years (one will be born in 2 months). 

    If I’m wrong, I doubt I’ll lose money on my efforts. 

    Also, I’m going to put the new hedwig in our bird themed nursery when I get it next month...





    560Heliportflightrisksnowhitiepanchox1J0rgen
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 422
    Lyichir said:
    Of course nothing I say could make her a bigot. Her own words, actions, and the company she keeps make her one. I would love it if she weren't as I quite enjoyed her books growing up but unfortunately she'd rather listen to reactionary trolls than to her current or former fans. The most I can do is avoid paying any more into her fortune than I already have.

    You think that she's a "bigot" because she believes in actual biology.  I think you're a bigot for wanting her to suffer because of your opinion of her.  You and yours in the cancel culture are a cancer, plain and simple.  Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
    Brikingratical30
  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 313
    People should be allowed to have different views and perspectives without being vilified or labelled a bigot/racist/sexist etc.
    I could write a whole damn lot about why I disagree with this take, but as per usual xkcd hits the nail on the head in less space so I'll just let them do the talking instead:



    Back on the topic of that increasingly likely Diagon Alley set, I can't say I'm super-interested in grabbing one myself thanks to a unique combination of limited space, a decline in Potter interest and JK's recent comments putting me off further. That being said though, I've been looking to build some more old-timey shop fronts so I may end up copying a few of the building techniques if they end up particularly interesting.
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,708
    Lyichir said:
    See, I'm in the opposite boat... I've no longer any interest in the official canon, written by a bigoted old miser hiding away in her castle. 
    Out of interest, did you have any interest in it when she was just an old miser hiding away in her castle?
    ratical30
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,962
    @klinton you could also listen to the main books :) In the UK they are read by Stephen Fry and this is awesome, made me love them all over again, my son has listened to them 10 times now, all of them, and that number might have been higher if we didn't impose breaks :=) !

    In the US it is read by Jim Dale.
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  • 8BrickMario8BrickMario Member Posts: 18
    I only find it difficult to think about the future of this LEGO theme because it's going to give the creator of the franchise more money and extend her platform for harmful opinions which she has refused to hear any criticism for and which have influenced legal proceedings by causing politicians to block protection for the people she has tried to invalidate. I want to enjoy the story, but it's very difficult to ignore the real-life controversy because the creator in question is still alive and profiting and being very vocal. I want to just think about the LEGO sets, but it’s very difficult to ignore because Rowling has done her best to make her statements visible. I like the story despite its faults, but I'm honestly struggling to feel completely happy about LEGO moving forward with this theme. I respect the designers and artists and know there's honest work that goes into the LEGO, but there's still money feeding upward to Rowling.

    Also, I just don't think art and artist can be separated here, since there are several aspects of Rowling's books that demonstrate the ideas she's been criticized for, including a physical description of Rita Skeeter uncomfortably aligning with her recent outspoken opinions. Like I said, she's made it very difficult to ignore the controversy. If you can separate her views while disagreeing with her, I'm a little jealous, but don't try to say people who are upset and reevaluating their relationship with Rowling's work are making a connection that doesn't exist.
    [/rantend]

    On a lighter note, does anyone feel a little frustrated by the minifigures in this line? There are some massive improvements, but there's just some lazy parts like the frequently unprinted dress slopes and some of the faces look worse. The original Bellatrix still stands as one of my favorite figures, and the new one looks dull and unfinished. And then there's minifigures that just didn't get the luxury of new parts. Umbridge had a hairpiece molded specifically for her that was understandably decommissioned in the years since. But rather than make an updated rendition of that style, they used the closest existing piece that had emerged in the interim...but I find that one to be a weak match because unlike the original piece, the wavy short Starlet hair wasn't made for Umbridge. It feels like there's a weird imbalance between excellent improvements and minifigures that got the short end of the stick. Then there's weird inconsistencies like the Year Three-based Hogwarts Express using Year Two faces, hair, and legs and Madame Maxime having two different hair colors in her two sets. As LEGO goes, I like this incarnation of the theme, but the minifigures are all over the place.
    Ayliffe560Heliport
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,708
    I like the story despite its faults, but I'm honestly struggling to feel completely happy about LEGO moving forward with this theme. I respect the designers and artists and know there's honest work that goes into the LEGO, but there's still money feeding upward to Rowling.

    So protest to LEGO. They didn't sign new contracts with The Sun newspaper to giveaway free LEGO after protests. They didn't sign new contracts with Shell to giveaway free LEGO after protests. They haven't done a new Jabba's Palace since the last one retired, and there were protests about that.

    If enough people protest about it, then maybe they will continue doing the current planned sets but not commission new ones in future. 
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,867
    I think this says more about Legos ability to sell polybags for £3.99 than it does about protests.
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 406
    Just got back from my break and picked up the new Magical Treasury book from my local bookstore. Pretty happy to have found it there!
    klintonKungFuKennysnowhitie
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 975
    The Burrow set is great. A great build, great play and actually looks good on display! 

    I've also built the Observatory and Privet drive. For my kids, Privet drive and Burrow sets are the ones they love playing with.

    With regards to the JK controversy. I am listening to all of the arguments. I think that she has been clumsy in some of what she has said but why are the opinions and beliefs of her less than the beliefs of others?! At least in the UK I hear the arguments that JK and others are challenging the possibility that you can self-ID at a drop of a hat. They are saying that's too easy. Anyways, I am a white male and JK would argue that rules/decisions in this country (and most other countries) are being made by men for women. Let's listen to everyone. The whole attacking trans people is poor, although I'm not convinced this is her aim. Let's be honest, trans people will have gone through many struggles in their life so its not easy for them. 

    The whole situation is very complex and there is so much hate around at the moment and over reaction. Let's invite a discussion in society. 

    I will not boycott this theme based on media overreaction and want to learn about the debate from all sides. 
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