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Few things were as unpopular as Sweden on the 3rd of September 1967, early Sunday morning when everyone had to pull over to the opposite side of the road for 10 minutes... and then after 10 minutes were up Sweden joined the rest of continental Europe and switched from driving on the left side of the road to driving on the right side of the road... 😲
It makes things like LED lighting and roundabouts seem like chicken sh*t... 😳
My understanding of turn signals/indicators is that are a optional extra on all BMW's.
Lego, not so much...
Two dormitories, the Chamber of Secrets, various offices and classrooms are missing, but how would LEGO design the exterior for those sections? Each model needs to be recognisable from the outside, portraying a famous part of the castle, but not many such areas were left. The negative reaction to nondescript buildings like #76387 Hogwarts Fluffy Encounter is probably telling.
- Great Hall
- Marble Staircase Tower
- Astronomy Tower
- Clock Tower
- Dumbledore's Office
- Slughorn's Office
- Snape's Office
- Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom
- Potions Classroom(s)
- Gryffindor Dormitory
- Ravenclaw Dormitory
- Hospital Wing
- Prefect's Bathroom
- Room of Requirement
Also, how would the underground Chamber of Secrets link with earlier sections, which are above ground? I expect those problems preceded the change of direction for 2021 and seemingly beyond.
What they should do is list all of the major external and internal features of Hogwarts and decide how to divide them up in advance, perhaps over the course of around five years. Maybe that is what they have done this time.
I do agree they needed to list everywhere they wanted build and then work out how to divide it. Which to be fair they have clearly done this time.
Roundabouts are another idea I’ve already explored with the new road plates on stud.io — even without any specialized curve pieces you can make a pretty decent single-lane roundabout using standard road plates and wedge plates/tiles, though ideally you’d want some unique printed parts for the road markings. I will see if I can share some pics of my stud.io mock-ups once I’m back on my computer!
Sometimes the Latin alphabet can be a challenge for Chinese factories... but I'm not sure I want to speculate how these lights work in conjunction with LEGO?? 😮
Of course they will make what they want to make, but just because they did a pirates IDEAS set then a pirates Creator, then a medieval IDEAS set followed by a Creator one, I don't think they will necessarily do a large Vikings set if they do a Creator one.
To me, the Creator pirates and castle sets have more in common with each other than they do with the IDEAS sets.
Maybe more of such on Ideas and fewer pseudo Modulars or other repeats of existing IPs might give LEGO a nudge in that direction.