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  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,065
    CCC said:

    Anyone can predict it is coming at some stage and claim their sources are correct with that type of information. It means nothing.
    Ooh, I’ll play!

    According to my sources, we’ll be seeing a new Diagon Alley soon. Just remember that I called it and you heard it here first.
    CCCLobot
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 741
    I heard there will be a new diagon alley coming soon. It will contain plastic pieces which will be separated in numbered bags and will be packaged with a printed instruction book inside a cardboard box.
    HugeYellowBrick
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,523
    If someone reports on a Knockturn Alley, or more unlikely a Horizont Alley or a Carkitt Market, and they are true then credit to them.


  • MinifiguresPlusMinifiguresPlus Member Posts: 217
    We now have a limited quantity on hand for those who did not get to pre-order and are still wanting to buy (or for those who just want another box or set).

    Unfortunately these did cost us, but here are the prices:

    Box = $229
    Set of 22 = $114
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 496
    I'm expecting several sets from "Goblet of Fire" - Harry vs. Hungarian Horntail complete with Golden Egg; Harry takes a Bath, with Harry, Egg and Moaning Myrtle; Harry at the Bottom of the Lake, with Harry in a bathing costume, Krum with a bubble head or Sharks head, Fleur attacked by Grindelows, and wet, tied up versions of Ron, Hermione and Gabrielle; Battle in the Graveyard, with Harry, Cedric, Triwizard Cup, Voldemort, Nagini, Wormtail, cauldron and the Riddle Grave. Plus a second set of CMF featuring all the known Death Eaters.
  • UmandraugUmandraug Doomstadt, LatveriaMember Posts: 77
    I wonder if they’ll delve into the more expanded canon? How much of a crossover is there between hardcore HP fans and FOLs?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,197
    iso3200 said:
    CCC said:

    Anyone can predict it is coming at some stage and claim their sources are correct with that type of information. It means nothing.
    Ooh, I’ll play!

    According to my sources, we’ll be seeing a new Diagon Alley soon. Just remember that I called it and you heard it here first.
    Did someone contact @SMC? He keeps track of these things and ensures Forum intergrity.
  • playwellplaywell UKMember Posts: 2,272
    edited August 2018
    ^ Yep very simple system, common sense some might say. Rule one - did the rumour come for a reliable source?

    There have been rumours of a Diagonal Alley set. Someone said 200-400 bucks but this came with a leak of other sets. We dont tend to get info on D2Cs at the same time as normal sets, we dont tend to get 200$-400$ normal sets. This makes the whole thing very questionable, including the recent set lists. Also lets use Rule one, do you remember what it is @SumoLego? Is the source reliable, no have no idea where it came from.

    More interestingly at around 4.30 in the design video for the castle, you can see something that looks like Diagonal Alley. Rule one again, is the source reliable, well yes its Lego.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    A little heads up on the Bricktober Tru Sets, in Germany they are scheduled for the the Week 27.08.-02.09. for every order (online at Tru) of 40€ and up! The week after is Jurassic World, than Ninjago and finally Super Heroes!
    stluxsnowhitieLostInTranslationMr_CrossKerreSumoLego
  • LegolisLegolis Leeds, UKMember Posts: 248
    Any word on if we're getting them in the UK yet? I need that Harry Potter one and I quite like the look of the Jurassic World one too. 
    Mr_Cross
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 599
    Gonna need them all.  Hopefully it won't just be Germany. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,197
    SMC said:
    There have been rumours of a Diagonal Alley... Diagonal Alley...
    Perpendicular Place?  Straight Street?  Curve Circle?  I didn't realize Euclid was one of the Harry Potter wizards.
    Baby_YodaJern92
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,523
    SumoLego said:
    SMC said:
    There have been rumours of a Diagonal Alley... Diagonal Alley...
    Perpendicular Place?  Straight Street?  Curve Circle?  I didn't realize Euclid was one of the Harry Potter wizards.

    You'll be thrilled when we get Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azerbaijan sets ...

    Gooker1BumblepantsSwitchfoot55BrainsluggedpharmjodSumoLegoPitfall69
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 555
    @SumoLego I thought it was Diagonal Alley as a kid (the pun is the same in Norwegian) until one day my grandmother read to me and kept insisting it was «Diagon Alley». It took a bit of time for me to accept it.
    SumoLego
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 528
    CCC said:
    SumoLego said:
    SMC said:
    There have been rumours of a Diagonal Alley... Diagonal Alley...
    Perpendicular Place?  Straight Street?  Curve Circle?  I didn't realize Euclid was one of the Harry Potter wizards.

    You'll be thrilled when we get Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azerbaijan sets ...

    I think the whole mood of the series was really set by Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Tone.
    560HeliportSumoLegoBillyBricks84Baby_YodaBrainsluggedPitfall69RedbullgivesuwindLEGO_Dad77sklamb
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,197
    Gibbo1959 said:
    I think the whole mood of the series was really set by Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Tone.
    I thought it was odd that Voldemort had a Funky Cold Medina.  Now it makes sense.
    gmonkey76bandit778Gibbo1959LEGO_Dad77
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,712
    edited August 2018
    In the B&N thread, but apparently in the US, B&N will have the LEGO formerly TRU bricktober sets. AS to how they will distribute them or what promo it could be, unknown right now I believe
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,394
    Sounds like they only have Harry Potter.
  • InnesInnes AberdeenMember Posts: 7
    edited August 2018
    Leaked image removed.

    Leaked image of Diagon Alley has surfaced, a miniature version. 
    DoctorMcGannmadforLEGOFowlerBricksSeanTheCollector
  • DoctorMcGannDoctorMcGann NashvilleMember Posts: 37
    That's awesome! Good to finally know how to get Ollivander.
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 740
    ^ think someeone had a seizure whilst designing that mess...
  • LegolisLegolis Leeds, UKMember Posts: 248
    What a weird looking set. Might be the first of the new HP stuff I don't actually want!
    Mr_CrossLego_Star
  • milambermilamber Mayenne, FranceMember Posts: 637
    If it's real, it's truly awful. I hope it's a joke.
    Mr_CrossLego_Star
  • InnesInnes AberdeenMember Posts: 7
    It's a promotional set, not the full sized version we will also be getting. 
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,576
    I feel like this is like the mini modulars sets. It may come as a GWP on a new Diagon Alley or just be free with a Harry Potter spend amount.
  • playwellplaywell UKMember Posts: 2,272
    edited August 2018
    SumoLego said:
    Did someone contact @SMC? He keeps track of these things and ensures Forum intergrity.
    SMC said:
    More interestingly at around 4.30 in the design video for the castle, you can see something that looks like Diagonal Alley. Rule one again, is the source reliable, well yes its Lego.
    So other than writting diagonal!!! How did I do?

    Yes it's this set you can see in the design video.
    SumoLego
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 361
    All I need now is a Percival Graves. Got the last three today, but all the cases I found had been picked through already so Graves was gone, naturally. Why did LEGO make this particular figure as one per case? I think I would have preferred Dumbledore or someone found in one of the sets to be made the limited release like Newt. Graves is actually at least highly sought after as far as I know.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,659
    I won't be happy having to buy this to get Ollivander. That is just ugly, I'll part that out without building, which is about as damning as I get. I reckon they knew this was a massive dud and that's why they put Ollivander in... why they've taken this to market at all is totally beyond me.

    This is the one that will be worth hundreds in about five years time.
    BrickByBrickLego_Star
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 599
    This would be a cool GWP.  I'm hoping that's the case actually.  But speaking of mini-modular, it's high time they start working on the rest. :)
    BrickByBricksklamb
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,499
    I'm not convinced that is a real set. Looks like someone's moc and a decent handle on Photoshop. 
    LostInTranslation
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 741
    It's not even mini modular style, look bottom left, it has an interior.... Probably the worst move made here...
  • kbwkbw NCMember Posts: 421
    Just saw the images. This just doesn’t look real to me.  
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 1,010
    snowhitie said:
    Starting on motorising the express. I've seen jangbricks's video of this, other people done it yet?

    Haven’t yet but will be. We picked up more track and a second-hand Power Function and RC yesterday in preparation.
    Let us know how you get on...
    And a list of additional parts you used (not see on Jang’s video) would be very helpful.
    Goodluck with your project.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,576
    I went with a different options than what you're going for @snowhitie. I have the train motor under the tender with the battery box sitting on top. The IR receiver is inside the first 2 studs of the front section. I also found that mine works better using a 5l technic beams to connect each section when running as I find the 3l technic beams too tight on the turns. I'm also changing the LBG frictionless pin that connects the very fromt wheels to black as the LBG ones allow it to jump a little. I'm away from my lego at the minute so can't post a pic. I also built an extra carriage from spares and a small bricks and pieces order.

    It's my first time to do a mod like this but I'm liking where it's going. I'm still in the think it out phase of having the Weasley Ford Anglia car following the train....
    omnium
  • milambermilamber Mayenne, FranceMember Posts: 637
    I went with a different options than what you're going for @snowhitie. I have the train motor under the tender with the battery box sitting on top. The IR receiver is inside the first 2 studs of the front section. I also found that mine works better using a 5l technic beams to connect each section when running as I find the 3l technic beams too tight on the turns. I'm also changing the LBG frictionless pin that connects the very fromt wheels to black as the LBG ones allow it to jump a little. I'm away from my lego at the minute so can't post a pic. I also built an extra carriage from spares and a small bricks and pieces order.

    It's my first time to do a mod like this but I'm liking where it's going. I'm still in the think it out phase of having the Weasley Ford Anglia car following the train....
    I did the same with the Christmas train last year. Much neater to have everything in a slightly extended tender rather than wires from the tender to the locomotive. I've not had any issues with the tender pushing the locomotive rather then the locomotive pulling the train.
    omnium
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,659
    edited August 2018
    Looks like the "Diabolical Alley" is real, it's ON THE FRONT PAGE!

    Box art is all kinds of wrong, especially the back, "Attack of the 50ft Old Man". It's so bad they've had to label it in eight languages.

    This is unusual for me, my reactions aren't normally this strong but I really don't like that set.
    Lego_StarBaby_Yoda
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,659
    #40289 follows the BB8 #40288 giveaway, so I'm thinking this is a GWP, and suddenly I don't dislike it as much...
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,075
    Thanks for the input about the train, I was thinking it looked bad with the wires but worried there might not be enough power putting it under the tender. Will do some more fiddling later and might have to order a couple of pieces.

    Re the set, if it's real I'm going to need that Olivander!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,499
    Huh. Well I guess it is real. If those 2*4 tiles making the pavement are printed those will be in high demand!
    LostInTranslationstluxgmonkey76MynattSumoLegoLego_Star
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 599
    Huh. Well I guess it is real. If those 2*4 tiles making the pavement are printed those will be in high demand!

    I'm gonna need to get my hand on those tiles!!  Surprised this isn't a GWP.  $40-50 seems kinda high no?
    SumoLego
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,659
    Gooker1 said:
    Surprised this isn't a GWP.  $40-50 seems kinda high no?
    ^^^^ I reckon it is a GWP. Check the set number... ? maybe?
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM IrelandMember Posts: 993
    Not sure if it's been discussed here, but I was interested to see Jang point out an issue with the new Hogwarts Castle:



    I think I would have assumed I made an assembly mistake and spent ages trying to figure out where I went wrong, but it does look like a design issue. Did it stand out to anyone here who has built and bought it?
    FowlerBricksSeanTheCollectorBaby_Yodacatwrangler
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    I suppose if you're really concerned about it, you could always just straighten that sub-assembly. After all, like Jang said, it's only a very, very slight angle.
  • CaptainPirateManCaptainPirateMan MichiganMember Posts: 353
    snowhitie said:I
    Starting on motorising the express. I've seen jangbricks's video of this, other people done it yet?


    I also plan on motorizing it. We bought 2 sets plus all the stuff to motorize it, just haven't gotten around to it yet. So I'm all ears for any thoughts anyone has on this.
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    I'm still collecting the HP CMF set (I've got Graves, so the hardest is done), and I've noticed that Hermione's cat doesn't hold to the display stand well - it just pops off, even when placed on 2 studs. My brother has the same issue with his copy. It's mainly the front legs of the cat.
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 2,171
    ^My cat does that as well. I also vaguely remember someone else mentioning that on these forums when the CMFs were first released.
    Ronyar
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,712
    Yeah, still need to finish my CMF potter set, as well as get a Hogwarts express set, or two, or three.....
    Mr_Cross
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 1,010
    Woa - you should see the mark-up here in Harry Potter Studios...
    Aragog’s Lair is £16
    CMFs are £3.50

    Lucky for me no one was interested in the CMFs so managed to find Percival Graves.
    the_creative_boxMr_Crossblakusdk
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    LuLego said:
    Woa - you should see the mark-up here in Harry Potter Studios...
    Aragog’s Lair is £16
    CMFs are £3.50

    Lucky for me no one was interested in the CMFs so managed to find Percival Graves.

    £2.99 each is pricey enough, though I've seen CMFs on sale for £3.99 at motorway services (WH Smith).
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