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Discussion in 'Gaming and PC Discussion' started by Taure, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Warlocke

    Warlocke Prisoner

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    I'm still missing Voldemort, Dobby, Credence, Jacob, Queenie, and Percival Graves. Spent way too much getting duplicates, so I need to get on ebay to snag the rest... and sell the ones I don't need.

    I'm tempted to keep an extra Moody, though, so I can have Crouch Jr. displayed at the same time.

    I was actually given one of the display boxes for Christmas, but it wasn't a full box and, wouldn't you know it, the rare ones were already missing.
     
  2. Anarchy

    Anarchy Totally Sirius DLP Supporter

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    Yeah, I still need to snag a couple loose figs from the new wave. Currently saving up for the big Hogwarts set, but that will happen sooner than later. That's the only set I'm missing from 2018. Had to go a bit out of my way to get the mini-Diagon (which I sitll havent put together) and a really small Harry /w trolly polybag.

    Really looking forward to whatever this year happens to bring. Especially the first Fleur minifigs. Only thing that would make it better is a Bellatrix minifig that doesn't cost $30
     
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    @Anarchy Have to admit I don't know much about Lego but genuinely asking, have they gotten so expensive that you need to save up for sets?

    I remember playing with and losing many as a kid.
     
  4. Warlocke

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    There are drug habits that are probably cheaper than Lego, and I imagine stepping on the paraphernalia is less painful, too.
     
  5. Anarchy

    Anarchy Totally Sirius DLP Supporter

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    It's a 6000 piece set for $400.
     
  6. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Yeah, Lego has increased in price, especially the licensed sets. But Lego was never cheap. Your parents were probably crying every time you lost a piece, @momo
     
  7. Anarchy

    Anarchy Totally Sirius DLP Supporter

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    picked up a (disassembled) tower bridge set for $40 at a garage sale. Lucky me. However, it's covered in dust and cat hair, so it's going to take some cleaning, and I have to inventory on it to see if the set is actually complete. So far so good, and I'm kind of looking forward to spending 2-3 days building it.
     
  8. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    So pictures of the 2019 Harry Potter sets have been released: https://brickset.com/article/43459/harry-potter-summer-set-images

    Will definitely get the Clock Tower as it attaches to the other Hogwarts sets and has all 4 champions. The other sets are nice, but mostly I would get them for the minifigs rather than the sets themselves. As a wave, it actually rather leans towards the "small sets" end of the spectrum, given that last wave we had the Great Hall, Hogwarts Express and Whomping Willow which were all substantial sets.

    Also it's hilarious that in the Clock Tower box art, Ron is dancing with Fleur.
     
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  9. Anarchy

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    worth noting that it's somehow taken this long to get a Fleur minifig
     
  10. Warlocke

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    Fuck me but Lego is a rich man's game...

    Voltron
     
  11. SilverOtter

    SilverOtter Seventh Year

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    Has anyone looked at 3d printed legos at all? I've been considering it so I could build some of the older HP sets that aren't in production anymore, but I'd like to know someone with pictures for references before trying it.
     
  12. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Not a good idea. Lego bricks are very strong and manufactured to a high level of precision (tolerance of 0.002 millimeters). A 3D printed version won't feel like proper Lego bricks nor will it be nearly as "grippy".

    You're probably better off looking into cheap knock-offs which ignore Lego's IP like Lepin, though they got shut down in China last week.
     
  13. SilverOtter

    SilverOtter Seventh Year

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    Well that's a huge let down. I had seen some youtube videos and they looked fairly decent in terms of grippyness, but the quality looked a bit dodgy to me.
     
  14. Anarchy

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    Honestly, you can Bricklink a lot of the older sets and have them come in cheaper than the retail price. Doesn't look like any of them really have any unique pieces, and even if they did, you could likely just skip it or color substitute it. Like, I'm looking at the first gen Hogwarts and you could piecemeal it for under $50 probably, most expensive piece I saw with a quick glance was some tan lion's head column toppers at 50 cents each, and most of everything else is actual pennies. Of course, that's not including the minifigs, which can be pretty expensive. Not like you could really 3D print those though and have them be accurate anyways
     
  15. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    So the new 2019 wave of HP Lego is out in Europe, and I think is coming to the US soon. The sets are:

    Hogwarts Clock Tower

    £85 / 922 pieces

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    Hagrid's Hut: Buckbeak's Rescue

    £50 / 496 pieces

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    Knight Bus

    £35 / 403 pieces

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    Hungarian Horntail

    £30 / 265 pieces

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    Expecto Patronum

    £20 / 121 pieces

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    I've bought the Clock Tower, the Knight Bus, and Expecto Patronum. I might get the First Task set... I'm not too interested in the build, but the minifigs are cool... mostly I just want to have a Fleur with regular legs as well as the one of her in her Yule Ball dress.

    Doubt I will get the Hagrid's Hut set unless I see it at a heavy discount. While I would like Fudge, Macnair, the POA Hermione, and Buckbeak, that set is just ridiculously overpriced.

    Have only built the Knight Bus set so far, as I've no room to put the other stuff... not while I have the 6,000 piece Hogwarts Castle taking up an entire table. The Knight Bus is pretty awesome, though. It displays really well (I love the tall and thin dimensions, and the fact that it is a discrete object rather than a scene means you can just stick it on any shelf), and the chandelier swings nicely when it moves.

    The Clock Tower will attach to the Great Hall and Whomping Willow sets from the last wave like so:

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    A further wave of 2 sets will follow in August, consisting of the Beauxbatons Carriage and Graveyard Duel:

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