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  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 490
    I've come to terms with buying the Quidditch set at RRP from [email protected], because I haven't seen it on sale anywhere. Will probably do it to get the minifig pack if it becomes a gift with purchase there.
    Onebricktoomany
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 833
    Looking forward to seeing your progress on this! :) 
    Maybe a tip for the Quidditch Pitch: I wouldn't put the same colours of towers next to each other. I think they'll look better if you put 4 of each on each end of the Quidditch Pitch. 
    Good luck modifying your sets! 
    snowhitie
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 490
    @snowhitie How did you get the minifig pack?!
    Lego_Star
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    @wardm Fairly certain bunching them together is more accurate to the film (or the books, at least).
    That looks awesome and it'll just get more amazing as you add to it. I have to keep resisting the urge to buy the Hogwarts Express and Whomping Willow immediately...
    snowhitie
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,060
    @J0rgen with the toysrus.de promotion 2 weeks ago.
    Think it was mentioned in this thread at some point but don't think they exported to Norway. If I hear of them again I'll let you know.
    Lego_Star
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 490
    Thanks! I've checked with customer service at Toys R Us and LEGO here, and the guy at Toys R Us didn't know about Bricktober this year, while LEGO gave me a cryptic answer full of Potter references, that made it seem like it might be available with them at some point.
    CM4S
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 833
  • daewoodaewoo DFWMember Posts: 731
    What?!?  Actual factual evidence?!?  I don't know how to process this...
    snowhitieBaby_Yoda
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 505
    Just reminding you guys to buy as much Harry Potter LEGO as possible.  The more successful the theme the more sets we will get out of it
    snowhitieBaby_Yoda
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    Wanting to get all the new sets with at least a small discount on price.  So I'm on Amazon.  No Quidditch set available.  Walmart, none available. Target, none available.  Barnes and noble, none available.  Was able to find all the others except the Quidditch set.  Is available on shop at home and I ordered from there but was wondering if anyone new something about production for the set...  
    Is the quidditch set a target exclusive? 
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,760
    #75956 has started showing up in CT, I expect it will be available at more Target stores very soon. The Target I was at yesterday had a whole pallet of Lego waiting to be put on the shelves.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,060
    @Baby_Yoda and @wardm I'm adapting the towers to have 4 in the end so it doesn't matter for my display :) But I am enjoying the discussion!
    wardm
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 355
    pharmjod said:
    Wanting to get all the new sets with at least a small discount on price.  So I'm on Amazon.  No Quidditch set available.  Walmart, none available. Target, none available.  Barnes and noble, none available.  Was able to find all the others except the Quidditch set.  Is available on shop at home and I ordered from there but was wondering if anyone new something about production for the set...  
    Is the quidditch set a target exclusive? 
    I was under the impression that it is. 
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    wardm said:
    Finally, an excuse to go back and read all the books and watch all the films again!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,305
    PapaBear said:
    Just reminding you guys to buy as much Harry Potter LEGO as possible.  The more successful the theme the more sets we will get out of it
    I'm not sure that is the case. While there is the possibility of ending the line if sales are not what is expected, whether or not they extend could be down to contracts already agreed. Plus any extension doesn't always mean more sets, but the possibility of repeated sets (just like OT SW).
    gmonkey76
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    In this case, repeated sets is more or less the same as new sets. I'd say most folks would be happy if they re-did all the previous Harry Potter sets. It's not like they have been redoing the same ones every 2 to 3 years. It's been 7 years since we've seen anything. 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,305
    This time, yes. But if sales are good now and they start repeating on a 3-4 year loop, then it will become like SW. While good for the new consumer, not so good for collectors.

  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    ^ If it ends up like Star Wars, there'll be enough sets released every year to make non-must-buys a blessing.
    sklamb
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,305
    Yeah, which then leads to the downfall. I recall complaints about 2010/11 sets such as #4736 Freeing Dobby, #4865 Forbidden Forest, etc and these were available very cheaply in sales.
  • BiggiSnibbiBiggBiggiSnibbiBigg GreenlandMember Posts: 31
    Do you think a release of DC2 Diagon Alley modular style is realistic?
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 967
    Do you think a release of DC2 Diagon Alley modular style is realistic?
    Maybe? I suppose it COULD be done, at a similar scale to Assembly Square, but I'm not sure whether it'd be the ideal way to lay out the shops in a set. It'd necessitate using a fair amount of the piece count on the cobblestone alley itself, and unless they planned to make it an ongoing series I feel like there'd be very little benefit to making it modular.
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 490
    I think another D2C of Diagon Alley, similar to the one from 2011 would make the most sense. Perhaps even in two helpings. The last one could have used a «Part 2» companion set, featuring WWW, Flourish & Blotts, and The Leaky Cauldron. Gringotts alone could also be a good candidate for a D2C, but not unless they start doing «Deathly Hallows».
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    A Modular Diagon Alley could be done and a building could be released along the same lines as the current Modular series, but maybe 6 months apart. They could start with Gringott's Bank and then maybe Olivander's right after. 
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,780
    ^I agree, but would start with Olivander's. Every wizard needs a wand. Not every wizard needs to go to Gringott's for banking, and most of the best scenes happend under the bank in the vaults. That would be hard to pull off in a "standard" modular building. Don't get me wrong depending on price I would probably get both.
  • WhiteDoveWhiteDove AustraliaMember Posts: 88
    Pitfall69 said:
    A Modular Diagon Alley could be done and a building could be released along the same lines as the current Modular series, but maybe 6 months apart. 
    This would be a very smart move by Lego and make lots of AFOLs very happy.

    And poor. But happy. 

    My vote would also be to start with Olivander’s.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,305
    Pitfall69 said:
    A Modular Diagon Alley could be done and a building could be released along the same lines as the current Modular series, but maybe 6 months apart. They could start with Gringott's Bank and then maybe Olivander's right after. 
    If they did, I'd expect them to be open backed facades rather than full modular style buildings. Buyers would get twice as much frontage for the same part count, so they'd look better value.
    Baby_Yoda
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,294
    I doubt they would make a series. Too many casual buyers would be uninterested in a single building off the Alley. It would already be expensive to get if it was any good so better off making it a big something that is impressive with several shops.
    Baby_Yoda
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,618
    #10193 = Hogsmeade (just about).
    I'd be happy with Diagon Alley done in a similar vein, in short, a simple update of the last version.
    CCCSwitchfoot55tamamahmJern92mustang69LittleLori
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 329
    @gmonkey76 you cant buy a wand without the money first
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,780
    ^ yes but like I said you don't need a bank to get money.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    After spending 20 minutes touching packages - are people just out looking for Dumbledore and Queenie?

    200+ packets, only one of each.  What gives?
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 490
    @SumoLego I found Queenie among the three sole bags left in a box ;)
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 505
    SumoLego said:

    And I credit the GB/European market for not requiring a specific warning to not feed LEGO CMFs to children or the elderly.  Or for those that like to huff or snort LEGO.
    So do they just naturally know how to play LEGO or do their parents teach them?
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 2,052
    My local Lego store (Metrocentre) told me they had sold out of all their HP minifigs and wouldn't be getting any more. They said demand had been nuts. I'd been quite patient for once intending only to pick up minifigures to help push me over minimum spend thresholds. Now I'm gonna have to track down the ones I'm missing from elsewhere and not even get VIP points!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    PapaBear said:
    SumoLego said:

    And I credit the GB/European market for not requiring a specific warning to not feed LEGO CMFs to children or the elderly.  Or for those that like to huff or snort LEGO.
    So do they just naturally know how to play LEGO or do their parents teach them?
    Less Lawyers.  (Or less litigious lawyers.)
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,478
    gmonkey76 said:
    ^ yes but like I said you don't need a bank to get money.
    Yes, that is what the 7-11 is for. (ok now I see why there are so many cops in LEGOland)
    SumoLego560HeliportstluxBaby_YodaBumblepants
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    Aragorn sighting!
    PJ76ukBumblepantsSwitchfoot55davetheoxygenmandmcc0
  • amokamok Istanbul, TurkeyMember Posts: 56
    SumoLego said:
    Aragorn sighting!
    Nice catch! There is also a Ringwraith right across him that can't be seen in this photo :)
    SumoLego
  • OnebricktoomanyOnebricktoomany United StatesMember Posts: 346
    amok said:
    SumoLego said:
    Aragorn sighting!
    Nice catch! There is also a Ringwraith right across him that can't be seen in this photo :)
    Well then, please remedy!
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 806
    Went to look for the Donut set at Target and found this instead. Dunno if this has been spotted but the Dpci is 204-00-2207 for anyone wondering. 
    CM4SwardmBrickByBrick
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,305
    SumoLego said:
    Aragorn sighting!
    Not to be confused with Aragog, who is really a Shelob-wannabee.
    dannyrwwPapaBear
  • homersollyhomersolly LeicestershireMember Posts: 25
    Does anyone know if the Harry & Hermione portrait offer with Hogwarts will ever come to the UK?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,305
    Does anyone know if the Harry & Hermione portrait offer with Hogwarts will ever come to the UK?
    I doubt it. They did a similar one for Iron Man which was SG ad Malaysia only.

  • homersollyhomersolly LeicestershireMember Posts: 25
    Thanks CCC. It's a shame as they look pretty impressive.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    CCC said:
    Does anyone know if the Harry & Hermione portrait offer with Hogwarts will ever come to the UK?
    I doubt it. They did a similar one for Iron Man which was SG ad Malaysia only.

    I thought (and many did as well) that the The Lego Batman Movie Batpod was a Malaysia only exclusive and I was very wrong.
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 882
    Thanks CCC. It's a shame as they look pretty impressive.
    They're pretty much just 1x1 plates and a 48x48 baseplate. If you like I can scan the picture and send it to you.
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