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Harry Potter 2018 Rumours

kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 791
edited January 4 in Collecting
There are rumours going around for a new wave of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast sets to be released later this year.

Set List:
#75950 Aragog in the Forbidden Forest - $14.99
#75951 Newt Scamander's Briefcase - $24.99
#75952 Unknown Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Set - $29.99
#75953 Ford Anglia Escape - $69.99
#75954 Hogwarts Great Hall - $89.99
#71043 Hogwarts Castle - $500
*Not official set names, just descriptions*

There's also rumours of a $500 Hogwarts Castle and a CMF wave; make of that what you will.
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  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 570
    Not a Harry Potter fan..but a rumoured castle is a castle all the same...even one at that price...maybe!
    dmcc0
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 431
    redarmy said:
    Not a Harry Potter fan..but a rumoured castle is a castle all the same...even one at that price...maybe!
    Could always sell on the minifigs to offset the cost a little
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 608
    At $500 it better be more than a facade like the Disney Castle. It needs to be complete at that price.
  • pmcguirepmcguire Helsinki, Finland.Member Posts: 1
    Ford Anglia Escape!! Hoo boy, sign me up.

  • SapmiSatanSapmiSatan Member Posts: 106
    Apparently the Ford Anglia set will feature the Whomping Willow, and I've seen it described as film 2/3. Could it feature both the car and the minifigs from the climax of the third film? Seven minifigs (Harry, Ron, Hermione, Snape, Lupin, Sirius and Wormtail) would be reasonable for 70$.
    wardm
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO USMember Posts: 8,656
    I doubt LEGO would make a licensed set with 7 figs for only $70.  The $500 castle interests me because for that price you should get a fair number of figures with it.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,881
    I am just beyond thrilled with the sheer possibility of any HP, but in particular a large D2C set. 
  • SapmiSatanSapmiSatan Member Posts: 106
    @madforLEGO Ok, maybe not all seven in the set. Maybe five in the set and the rest in the minifigure series. Speaking of the minifigure series, I hope there's a dementor, Umbridge, Quirrel, Lockhart, Tonks and Mad-Eye Moody in addition to the Harry, Ron and Hermione variants. Oh, and Luna with her lion's head hat is a must!
    wardmFizyx
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 9,480
    Considering the first foray into the 'Wizarding World' made $800M+ worldwide at the box office, nobody should be surprised at a JW or LotR sized deal.  (Or even an Angry Birds.)

    But LEGO really hedged their bets by not coordinating the reintroduction of the theme with the first movie.

    Their market is probably different than the dinosaur-heavy JW, but HP was always a good seller.  (Maybe some Hobbit hesitancy?)
    Yodaliciousdmcc0Fizyxkiki180703
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 791
    edited January 13
    Leaked descriptions from a reliable source on Instagram.
    It appears that the leaker has used a translator, although if true, these do sound promising. :-D

    #75952 Unknown Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Set - $29.99
    Description:
    • "Oh no, Grindelwald managed to escape from the Macus! Help Dumbledore and Newt to catch the evil wizard! Use magic and grind Grindelwald into a trap, but beware of Grindelwald's henchman *MISSING TEXT*".
    Additional Information:
    • Probably use of a large mechanism and new translucent parts.

    Minifigures (x4):
    • Gellért Grindelwald
    • Newt Salamander (different clothing from #75951)
    • Dumbledore
    • Unknown grindel of Grindelwald

    #75953 Ford Ford Weasley - $69.99
    Description:
    • "Try to catch up with the Magic Express! *MISSING TEXT* But quickly jump into Ford Weasley and soar up! *MISSING TEXT* Oh no, ahead of the obstacle - Weeping Willow! Fix Ford on the branches of the Willow and with the mechanism swing them to *MISSING TEXT*!"
    Additional Information:
    • A mechanism is used to swing the Weeping Willow branches.
    Minifigures (x3):
    • Harry Potter
    • Ron Weasley
    • Unknown character

    #75954 The Hogwarts Hall - $89.99
    Description:
    • "Visit the magical hall of the Hogwarts School! Receive points from Dumbledore and use the clever mechanism to unfold the flags of the faculties, but be careful - the cunning Volan de Mort *Voldemort* is trying to destroy the castle! Stop him from doing it with a team of friends!"
    Additional Information:
    • Perhaps among the minifigures will be Hagrid, in the set there is a function of the destruction of the wall.
    Minifigures (x14):
    • Harry Potter (school uniform - mantle in the form of a cape is possible)
    • Hermione Granger (school uniform - mantle in the form of a cape is possible)
    • Ron Weasley (school uniform - mantle in the form of a cape is possible)
    • Draco Malfoy (school uniform - mantle in the form of a cape is possible)
    • Neville Longbottom (school uniform - mantle in the form of a cape is possible)
    • Professor McGonagall
    • Professor Albus Dumbledore
    • Professor Severus Snape
    • Filch (attached as an accessory to the cat is Mrs. Norris, made in a new detail)
    • Dementors x2
    • Lord Voldemort
    • Unknown characters x2
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 791
    More Information:

    #75950
     Aragog in the Forbidden Forest - $14.99
    Includes Aragog, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley (Year 2).

    #75951 Newt Scamander's Briefcase - $24.99
    Includes minifigure scale brick-built beasts.

    #71043 Hogwarts Castle - $500/€485
    D2C December 1st 2018.

    Rumoured J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World CMF Series - $3.99/€3.99
    August 2018 Release.
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 343
    ^^Bummer - seems all the school uniforms will be Gryffindor & Slytherin again. Has anyone checked out the custom printed Ravenclaw & Hufflepuff torsos from minifigs.me? Perhaps this will be an option to get all of the houses? I'd much prefer official stuff of course.

    I am also hoping the we get minifigures of Jacob & Queenie with the FB sets. Both characters seem to be returning for the sequel.
    MattPetersen
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 9,480
    kez said:
    #75953 Ford Weasley
    My Ford Weasley gets terrible gas mileage.
    YodaliciouskezM_BossBumblepantskiki180703
  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 379
    Im so excited for some HP Collectible minifigs! My three dream figures in it would have to be Moaning Myrtle, Quirrell, And Prof. Slughorn.
  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 155
    Any idea on a rough UK price? The pricing has been off lately; for example the ship in a bottle, so I dread to think of how much i'd have to pay to get them all :D
    gifinim
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 786
    Something seems a bit off with these, The prices don't seem right, not just the great hall but the crimes of grindalwald set, $30 for a large mechanism, new trans parts and 4 minifigs? Hope so but unlikely
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 396
    with the large D2C set and the CMF series there HAVE to be some ravenclaw and hufflepuff figs, no? 
  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 155
    wardm said:
    with the large D2C set and the CMF series there HAVE to be some ravenclaw and hufflepuff figs, no? 
    I really hope so, it's so frustrating that so many years later they are still absent from the Harry Potter line. Fingers crossed they put them in the CMF series as then I can have a whole army of Ravenclaws :D
    wardmMegtheCatToysWorldkiki180703
  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
    I'm really interested in the Castle set, but wow that price is high. I hope it's going to be more than what we got with the Disney Castle.
    And I'm a bit bummed that it's just going to be Slytherin and Gryffindor again. I would also like to see some Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw stuff in there. 
    wardmMegtheCatkiki180703
  • the_creative_boxthe_creative_box SwedenMember Posts: 89
    Not really into HP, but since there are no castles out there I might get the Hogwarts Hall set. If there are 14 minifigs in the set, it's too good of a deal.
  • mnbvcmnbvc Member Posts: 134
    I am trying to temper my excitement with a healthy dose of scepticism.

    I desperately want this to be true, but...
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 558
    The one thing that has kept me from buying in on this 100% is the 14 minifigs for the Great Hall set.  14 in a set for 90$?  That seems crazy!  I admit, it's likely the rest of the hall is not that brick heavy, probably some tables and the teachers dais or something, but still, 14 seems like too many, especially considering the solid rumors of the HP CMF line for later this year.

    I hope it's right, but it's just hard for me to believe.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO USMember Posts: 8,656
    edited January 14

    I can't see there being 14 minifigs in a licensed $90 set. 14 CMFs in the US would cost $56. 
    Guessing the 500 USD Castle has the 14 characters.
    tamamahmFizyxmustang69dougtskiki180703
  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 155
    Guessing the 500 USD Castle has the 14 characters.


    Seems more likely, wish they could swap out Filch and the dementors for other teachers though :)
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,881
    Right. That was my immediate assumption when reading. (That these are the Castle minifigs...That or these are the CMFs. ) They are not going to have 14 minifigs and a significant build in a set below $100.

    I am just thrilled we are getting HP!!!!
    I told my one kid. These were an instant Christmas and bday request. 
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 558

    I can't see there being 14 minifigs in a licensed $90 set. 14 CMFs in the US would cost $56. 
    Guessing the 500 USD Castle has the 14 characters.

    It's funny because, unless the castle build itself was super amazing, I think I'd be a little disappointed if that set ONLY had 14 figures... It would be like "the Ninjago City set has SIXTEEN figures and costs 200$ less, come on now LEGO!" :P 

    (I kid, I kid.  Having missed all the previous HP sets due to dark ages, I will take basically any and all HP Minifigs I can get :D )
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    Descriptions sound great. Prices are all over the place so I'm pinching the salt. 
  • dawiddawid Member Posts: 3
    edited January 14
    Fizyx said:
    It's funny because, unless the castle build itself was super amazing, I think I'd be a little disappointed if that set ONLY had 14 figures... It would be like "the Ninjago City set has SIXTEEN figures and costs 200$ less, come on now LEGO!" :P
    The modulars have only 5-6 minifigures and the Disney Castle has also only 5, so this could also be the case, especially when there is a whole Harry Potter CMF wave (the same thing with the Disney Castle and the Simpsons House)
    Fizyx said:
    (I kid, I kid.  Having missed all the previous HP sets due to dark ages, I will take basically any and all HP Minifigs I can get :D )
    Haha, me too! But now I'm back in the game and will take everything we get!
    Fizyx
  • dawiddawid Member Posts: 3
    Now I will have to start saving for the Castle.
    The price of the Hogwarts Castle - 485€ doesn't equal 500$ so mabye they will lower the Euro price :/ [But I don't think they will. Almost all lincenced sets have a 1:1 exchange rate. I don't really know why they do, but this is how it is...]
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 1,795
    @dawid Keep in mind that the quoted EUR prices always includes VAT, in contrast to the USD ones which never include the local sales taxes.

    Let's assume that EUR 485 will be the German price, so excluding their 19% VAT that's approximately EUR 408. At today's FX rate that makes USD 499.

    So if the rumoured prices are accurate, this set would actually cost approximately the same on both sides of the Atlantic. Not that this is always the case...
    dawid
  • Jeloshot112Jeloshot112 StatesMember Posts: 7
    This is a dream come true for me as I was in the deep slumber of the dark ages during the original HP sets. I gave up after cobbling together a few sets from EBay for $$$. Sad to say these new sets with the D2C and minifig series for $700ish is a deal.

    Now who wants to bet the whomping willow and the great hall connect to the castle? 
    bobabricks
  • LegolisLegolis Leeds, UKMember Posts: 148
    We’re just getting our Lego collection started and I had been looking longingly at the old HP sets. So this news is very exciting! That castle is a must. Can’t wait!
    Jeloshot112
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,610
    I won't be making the same mistake I've made with all the other LEGO Harry Potter sets released between 2001-2011, they've all pretty much tripled or gone higher in value.

    I'll be purchasing every single J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World products that LEGO releases between 2018 and beyond. Might even pick up extras and an entire box of Collectable Minifigures too. I made sure I picked up both Fantastic Beasts packs that were released in 2016 several months ago.
    Jeloshot112
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 16,211
    Adzbadboy said:
    I won't be making the same mistake I've made with all the other LEGO Harry Potter sets released between 2001-2011, they've all pretty much tripled or gone higher in value.

    (i) That was before LEGO reselling really took off (although the tail end was) and (ii) they weren't redone when the LEGO boom happened.
    BumblepantsMattDawsonmadforLEGOMAGNINOMINISUMBRApharmjodkiki180703
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,197
    I wonder if we're going to get a Hogwarts Express. I only had the first one, and I'd love to build an 8-wide one...
  • CaptainPirateManCaptainPirateMan MichiganMember Posts: 276
    I wonder if we're going to get a Hogwarts Express. I only had the first one, and I'd love to build an 8-wide one...
    Agreed. I don't have the Hogwarts Express, but have had it on my "wish list". So a new, motorized one would make me happy.
    sonsofscevaBitsyww2kiki180703
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 791
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    "distributing hat" :)  more Russian translations perhaps? 
    Mynatt
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 16,211
    Is 16 meant to be Fat Friar? As Thick Monk has another meaning.
    Muftak1
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 791
    CCC said:
    Is 16 meant to be Fat Friar? As Thick Monk has another meaning.
    Yes it will be the Fat Friar haha, 11 is Rolanda Hooch (Quidditch Instructor) and 17 will be Moaning Myrtle. :-D
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 9,480
    That seems like a pretty non-diverse list of CMFs.
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 558
    "distributing hat" :)  more Russian translations perhaps? 

    Yes.  Also, this is a super early and unconfirmed leak.  Soooo... I would definitely take it with a grain of salt for now :P
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 4,671
    I’m going to say I don’t believe that list at all. Given that the ghosts barely featured in the films I can’t imagine slots going to the Bloody Baron and fat friar.
    catwrangler
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    Might link to the new film though. 
  • LegolisLegolis Leeds, UKMember Posts: 148
    A child with a zipper print on his forehead? Sign me up! :) Just kidding, but in all seriousness this set sounds amazing. I’m going to need to start saving.
  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 155
    Very disappointed :( No Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff uniforms.

    Also confused about the ghost additions, I would have thought the minifigures would be more well know characters. I know some people want the obscure ones but there's no Voldemort, Luna, Neville, Hagrid, Dobby etc.
    catwrangler
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 932
    Shib said:
    I’m going to say I don’t believe that list at all. Given that the ghosts barely featured in the films I can’t imagine slots going to the Bloody Baron and fat friar.
    They did give us a Peeves minifigure though, and he wasn't in the movies at all. 
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 166
    Well, there are plenty of Wizarding World minifigures who have only appeared in Lego Harry Potter 1 and 2 and Dimensions.
    Harrymattpotter
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