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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,330
    @shib - and a unicorn! How do we not have a Lego unicorn yet? 
    I feel like LEGO could also but out a Collectable Fantastic Beasts line of blind bag animals - perhaps having larger animals like centaurs, unicorns, thunderbird (Frank from Fantastic Beasts) as ones or two or three little creatures like Cornish pixies and nifflers.
    catwranglerLEGO_Dad77
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,359
    Yeah Amazingbricks has a very bad track record of being wrong so I would wait for someone else to say something 
    FollowsClosely
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,568
    @CM4S - well anything you'd care to share with us then? ;-) 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,864
    Yeah, can't imagine that they wouldn't do Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Neville, McGonagall, Draco, Dobby, Ginny, Snape, Fred and George. 
    That's almost a full CMF series right there!
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,328
    Add in a couple of different outfits for the main characters, and you *have* a full CMF series. 
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,568
    edited August 2017
    Yeah :-/
    You could ditch a Weasley or two I suppose but I still think there would be only be one or two new characters in a series of 16. If there were 20 figs per series we might get more new ones. 
    I'd buy them all no matter what anyway. 

    Odds on someone wearing the new scarf mould in House colours? Prob Gryffindor.

    Ah the joy of speculation 
    Shibwardm
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,330
    To be fair Fred and George could be represented by one figure :-P

    Ultimately I think a Potter CMF would be best done to supplement a wave of sets so hey could use it for some more obscure characters while the main cast are more represented in the sets.

    if the timing of this ties in with the release of a Fantastic Beasts film I could imagine a single wave of sets and a CMF line working really well.

    but as ever with rumours, speculation and wishing is fun but I never believe anything until I see solid evidence.
    LostInTranslationsid3windr
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Lego did do two series of the Simpson CMF.  Since HP is widely more popular, I would think that two series of 20 each would do very well. Some updates and some new characters. 
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,874
    ecmo47 said:
    Lego did do two series of the Simpson CMF.  Since HP is widely more popular, I would think that two series of 20 each would do very well. Some updates and some new characters. 
    Umm, is there a reason you're so sure Harry Potter is more popular than The Simpsons? Google Trends seems to pretty decisively suggest otherwise: https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?q=/m/07c72,/m/078ffw

    I say that as somebody who's never really liked The Simpsons but definitely loved Harry Potter when I was growing up. The Simpsons has been around many years longer than Harry Potter, and licensed Simpsons merch is still pretty ubiquitous. It also puts out new media content with more regularity than Harry Potter, which helps keep it in the public consciousness.
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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,568
    Maybe I'm not reading it right but those top trending regions for the Simpsons don't look like big markets for Lego, as compared to HP (UK, US, Germany..). Also, I'd ask what age demographic is more likely to be interested in Simpsons over HP. It'd skew older I bet, whereas HP has a broad age span - kids literally grow up with Harry over the course of seven (some rather hefty) books and then many retain their love of the stories into adulthood. It's not the ubiquitous phenomenon it was when the books were still being released and the films were in cinemas. But Harry Potter has already lasted twenty years and I can't see that the books are going to lose their magic any time soon. 
    Plus I heard somewhere that HP is the theme most requested by customers to Lego via store/online feedback....
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,359
    Plus I heard somewhere that HP is the theme most requested by customers to Lego via store/online feedback....

    Is it really? I find it kind of weird cause what if they make new Harry Potter stuff in like 2024.. doesn't it get kind of old? 
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,048
    ^They've managed to keep SW sets going long enough ;-)
    CM4Secmo47
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 413
    I was at Universal Studios in California a few weeks ago. By my observation the Harry Potter attraction was probably the most popular. There were countless people of all ages in Hogwarts robes. They also seemed to be selling a large amount of collectable wands which go for about $50. 
    I've also recently seen new Harry Potter merchandise at Target, perhaps another clue to it's resurgent popularity.
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 700
    Only last summer there was the Harry Potter Expo in Brussels and it had sold out so quickly that they had added a lot more months to the expo than they originally intended to. Here as well, there were so many merch things flying of the shelves
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,864
    HP is also huge with Asian tourists to the UK. There always seem to be crowds at the attraction at Kings Cross.

    A new store opened in York a few months back. Sometimes there are queues of 50-60 people just to get in.

    https://www.yorkmix.com/shopping/magic-harry-potter-shops-opens-real-diagon-alley-shambles-york/

    legonut80
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,048
    stlux said:
    Add in a couple of different outfits for the main characters, and you *have* a full CMF series. 
    The four-armed Garmadon and the St. Batricks CMFs will be a letdown.
    sid3windr
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,233
    Expert or just very large D2C Hogwarts Castle? Yes, yes please! Major scenes from all books/movies... like the Death star, and then some. Make it modular so it can be shifted about to suit your own display needs. Sorry, nearly dived off into a wishlist there!
    wardm
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,330
    So I had a little bit of time and decided to do a bit of nerdy hypothesising...

    IF LEGO were to do a one and done Harry Potter theme, what would it look like? 
    heres a snapshot of a few other recent one and done licences themes...



    (I realise there were other themes I could have added but this was just a small sample for reference - I also took out promos and ploys as they muddy the water a bit)

    Based on this 6 sets seems logical, in terms of size it could range quite a bit, but my suggestions would be:

    Battle of Hogwarts - 11.99 - Small Battlepack type set with small builds such as tables etc as scenery for battle. 4 figs; Kingsley Shacklebolt, Harry (Battleworn), Belatrix Lastrange and a death eater.


    Quiddich match - 19.99 basically a rehash of #4737


    Whomping Willow - £29.99 - brickbuilt tree with some sort of mechanism to move and the flying Ford Anglia - minifigures Harry, Ron, Professor Lupin and maybe a black dog

    Hagrid's Hut - 44.99 - because LEGO seem to love it so much they'd have to include another - Minifigures- Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid (could also include a Fang, Norbert and Buckbeak.


    Ministry of Magic Showdown - 69.99 - main open lobby area could have floo powder play feature as well as he obvious breakaway battle features etc. Minifigures - Harry, Dumbledor, Voldemort, Sirius Black, Death Eater.


    Hogwarts Express - 79.99 - self explanatory and could contain quite a range of figures e.g Harry, Ron, Hermione, Nevil, Draco, Luna

    Which would also leave the possibility of a large D2C Hogwarts or Diagon Alley type set.

    Now if I could have free reign to design a wave of sets it would be quite different...

    Hogwarts Battle Pack - 11.99 - build similar to above - Kingsley Shacklebolt, Molly Weasley, Ravenclaw Student, Hufflepuff Student

    Death Eater Battle Pack - 11.99 - Similar build but include a brickbuilt Nagini -  Belatrix Lastrange, Lucius Malfloy, Alecto and Amycus Carrow

    Carr of Magical Creatures Class - 19.99 - basically a smaller way of getting some cool stuff typically associated with the Hagrids Hut sets of a more fleshed out versions of #4750. Minifigures: Harry, Hagrid, Draco plus a Buckbeak, monster book of monsters and any other animals LEGO would care to throw in (new spiders in black would be great)

    Whomping Willow - 29.99 - basically as above

     Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes - 49.99 - shop facade with interior to act as a playset, could include some fun play features - also a good way to get all the Weasleys as minifigures :-P

    Hogwarts express - 69.99 - as above - I just can't imagine them not doing a Hogwarts Express, regardless of how many have been done already.



    in all honesty I think I could easily come up with ideas for several waves!
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  • legonut80legonut80 UKMember Posts: 314
    My eldest boy is 11 next week and pretty much everything on his birthday list is Harry Potter. He's currently reading the books as are a lot of his friends year 6 going into year 7. So I'd say there's lots of new Harry Potter fans out there that would love some new sets.
    wardmcatwrangler
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,864
    ^^ of course the other ones that might be comparable are The Simpsons (plus CMF) and Disney (plus CMF).
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,963
    For kids?? I can not think of any kid I know across a range of three different grades that has had a passion for the Simpsons.  HP?? Percy Jackson? Ninjago? Star Wars? Doctor Who? Super Heroes? Most definitely have met many kids with a passion for those themes.
    ecmo47
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,864
    No, possible comparable ranges. That is one or two big, detailed sets plus a series of CMFs.
    SumoLegoWhiteDove
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,048
    It would be a lot easier to speculate if Lego released specific sales data.
    wardmcatwranglerryjay
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 700
    If we get new sets, I hope Hagrid comes with a dual molded pink and brown umbrella (the same mold as the one that they used for TLBM Penguin)
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,770
    If people really want to know what Potter sets would be redone, just look at the same sets between their first run and their second run, and you will have a good idea of the sets that would take up the slots for the new line.
    So:
    Hagrid's hut
    Hogwarts Express
    Knight Bus
    Hogwarts Castle (or make Hogwarts a D2C and make something like Diagon Alley in a 'smaller' set)
    A few fillers, likely cheapo sets, and unlikely to have many 'rare' characters. LEGO usually saves those for the larger sets (which I think is why Forbidden Forest is so pricey now).
    I could see the D2C Diagon Alley (again) or a Hogwarts Castle that is a large castle layout to encompass many of the books and would have quite a number of figures in it I would imagine (Especially if they go in the Death star route which is make it 499.99 and have 10-12 characters in it)
    OR they could simply go the 'PoTC' route and do one giant Castle that is D2C
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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Yes, a Death Star style Hogswarts castle would rock!
    catwranglerwardm
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,653
    edited September 2017
    Hogwarts School Sculpture by Noble Collection
    (https://www.noblecollection.co.uk/product/10083/hogwarts-school-sculpture)

    I'm hoping for something similar to the Hogwarts School Sculpture by Noble Collection, something showing a full Hogwarts Castle in a model layout. The play experience comes in when you can detach all the sections such as the Great Hall, Astronomy Tower, Dumbledore's Office individually and have play access to each one.

    Hogwarts Express by Noble Collection
    (https://www.noblecollection.co.uk/product/10751/hogwarts-express)

    Another concept for a D2C set would be a large scale Hogwarts Express, including a similar display stand to the Noble Collection one.

    Final Challenge Chess Set
    (https://www.noblecollection.co.uk/product/10291/final-challenge-chess-set)

    Final Challenge Chess Set would be the dream set but given the complex shaping of the pieces in such a small area it would look very odd and dull, I don't recall it being pulled off successfully in a MOC.

    Finally something to complement the first #10217 - Diagon Alley would be fantastic! Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, Quality Quidditch Supplies, Flourish and Blotts to name a few. Maybe similar concept but with Hogsmeade instead? Damn, this theme has so much potential, hopefully it sticks around for a while and we get some fantastic sets! My wish has always been Harry Potter (or Wizarding World J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World) would be an annual theme like LEGO Star Wars.
    catwrangler
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,912
    As much as I like the Simpson's Harry Potter would have been a much better choice to do two cmf lines and two DTC sets with. An annual set would be pretty cool.
    SumoLego
  • nolatronnolatron Member Posts: 39
    I'd be all over some new Harry Potter sets and a CMF series or 2.  
    SumoLego
  • Glacierfalls265Glacierfalls265 USAMember Posts: 254
    I wouldn't mind another Hogwarts Express, if only they could make two passenger coaches and a more detailed locomotive! :) 
    sid3windr
  • OrmskirkBricksOrmskirkBricks England, UKMember Posts: 265
    Well, the first Harry Potter book is 20 years old this year, the first film was released in 2001, so lets be honest given its success and continuing popularity, there is a chance of further spin-off films or they may even re-make the movies at some point. #Reboot
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,452
    I wouldn't mind another Hogwarts Express, if only they could make two passenger coaches and a more detailed locomotive! :) 
    2 coaches is just a matter of buying 2 sets! ;-) I'd love a nicely detailed one, say "Emerald Night meets Hogwarts". Would save me the trouble of One Day(tm) MOCing one up.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,458
    edited September 2017
    I wouldn't hold my breath for two coaches. Even the freight trains these days are mostly flat cars with either a wheelbarrow or a helicopter stuck on top. I suppose it has to do with the extra cost of magnets/motors/wheels etc but trains really seem to be bare bones these days.
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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    I like the one-a-year D2C idea. Recreate Diagon alley one building at a time - modular style (except break from the 32x32 stud metric) . Full sized buildings with complete interior. Being that it is HP world, you could have some very whimsical and colorful builds.
    OrmskirkBricks
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 438
    edited September 2017
    I wasn't able to grab much HP.  I got the castle and Diagon Alley, but I accidentally sold the Diagon Alley.  Def would like to grab the train too.
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 777
    PapaBear said:
    I wasn't able to grab much HP.  I got the castle and Diagon Alley, but I accidentally sold the Diagon Alley.  Def would like to grab the train too.
    How do you accidentally sell something?
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  • readersamreadersam USAMember Posts: 62
    The sets I wanted from Harry Potter are a Ministry of Magic set (to include the Department of Mysteries) and a Number 12 Grimmauld Place.
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 984
    Loved that comment @iso3200
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 438
    dmcc0 said:
    PapaBear said:
    I wasn't able to grab much HP.  I got the castle and Diagon Alley, but I accidentally sold the Diagon Alley.  Def would like to grab the train too.
    How do you accidentally sell something?
    I had a few of them.  I thought I had two left, so I sold one.  Then I realized that was my last one.  The other one must have been the castle.
    dmcc0
  • LexcortinLexcortin Delta VilleMember Posts: 16
    This is one of my sought-after collection that I haven't started yet. I'd been looking for pre-owned harry potter in the web but I can't find one.
  • CoyotelilyCoyotelily God's Own County, UKMember Posts: 659
    A member of staff at a Lego store mentioned that they had heard a rumour from a trusted non Lego source that there would be new Potter sets coming soon. 
    PapaBearwardm
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,864
    Lexcortin said:
    This is one of my sought-after collection that I haven't started yet. I'd been looking for pre-owned harry potter in the web but I can't find one.
    Try bricklink, there are loads available.
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 700
    I hope the sets will be detailed enough and not too small. I might even like one big detailed D2C Hogwarts best. Or just sets from every movie with all the minifigures we need (and please, a new Umbridge mf) 
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 777
    PapaBear said:
    dmcc0 said:
    PapaBear said:
    I wasn't able to grab much HP.  I got the castle and Diagon Alley, but I accidentally sold the Diagon Alley.  Def would like to grab the train too.
    How do you accidentally sell something?
    I had a few of them.  I thought I had two left, so I sold one.  Then I realized that was my last one.  The other one must have been the castle.
    Ah, ok.  Wasn't clear from your post you had multiples.  Thought it may have been a "seller regret" moment :-) 
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,328
    A member of staff at a Lego store mentioned that they had heard a rumour from a trusted non Lego source that there would be new Potter sets coming soon. 
    So that Lego Store staff member reads this forum and/or Eurobricks? ;)
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  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    As long as the new line of sets has a Harriest Potter included to go along with my Darthest Vader, I’ll be happy. 
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  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    wardm said:
    I hope the sets will be detailed enough and not too small. I might even like one big detailed D2C Hogwarts best. Or just sets from every movie with all the minifigures we need (and please, a new Umbridge mf) 
    I would probably buy a Hogwarts D2C set in a heartbeat, as long as it's under the $300 mark.
    Jern92catwrangler
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 438
    @dmcc0 Sorry, I guess it would have been more accurate for me to say I accidentally sold my last copy of DA while I thought I still had one left.
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