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

  1. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Yeah I'm still missing Credence and Graves but I've made my peace with those. Which 6 are you missing? I have a couple duplicates, could potentially send them to you for the price of postage.

    Yeah the NES in particular is pretty cool. Though it did occur to me that they could have done a Lego build with a NES Mini inside the Lego shell and then you would actually have a functional Lego NES.
     
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    Voldemort
    Dobby
    Jacob Kowalski
    Queenie Goldstein
    Credence Barebone
    Percival Graves

    Sadly, I have neither Credence, nor Graves; those bastards were the very definition of short-packed.
    I have extras (and in some cases multiple extras) of Newt, Tina, Harry (regular and invisibility cloak), Draco, Moody, Cho, Cedric, Dumbledore, and Hermione.

    At least with Moody, if you have two of them, you can have one displayed with the Moody face and one with the Barty Crouch Jr. face. The others just represent money I shouldn't have spent.

    If I decide to collect the next set, I'm going to buy an unopened box, open them all up until I have them all, and just sell the extras: Unless you have the devil's own luck, it's the cheaper option.

    Sounds like a job for the Raspberry Pi...
    I wonder if there's enough room inside it for one (ventilation might be tricky, though).
     
  3. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I think I definitely have a spare Dobby, and maybe a spare Voldemort (unless I already gave him away...). Will have a check later.

    For the upcoming set, what I will probably do is buy maybe 10 blind bags, see where that takes me, and then try to fill in the gaps with targeted purchases or else another set of blind bags. I've found buying individual figures does vary dramatically in price. I got the Elsa and Anna from the Disney set a while back for £4 each, which isn't even that far off the price of a blind bag.
     
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    Is this the first appearance of the Sword of Gryffindor in Lego form?

    It occurs to me that Warwick Davis is now one of the small group of people who are represented in Lego form, multiple times, for different characters (Wicket the Ewok, Filius Flitwick, and Griphook - oh, and the Leprechaun from 'Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood').

    What do you suppose is in Ron and Hermione's goblets? They don't look too happy...

    Step 1: Take the baby Harry that comes with Lily and remove his face.
    Step 2: Stick it on the strudel that came with Queenie.
    Step 3: Foam at the mouth and invoke Kafka?
    Step 4: The sleeper has awakened. My skin is not my skin. I am desert power.
     
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  5. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    With Lily, James and baby Harry, I think I will have all the figures I need to recreate Halloween 1981: Voldemort and Pettigrew from the graveyard set, Sirius from the Patronus set, Hagrid from various sets, and Snape from Whomping Willow.

    All I need now is an exploding house and a flying motorcycle...

    Re: Ron and Hermione's goblets, I believe that the official description (per leaks) is that it's butterbeer.
     
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    This isn’t HP LEGO related, but as I‘ve mentioned before in the TOMD thread, I rediscovered my passion for LEGO during lockdown earlier this year. Since then I‘ve mainly built smaller sets, plus the 42096 Porsche 911 RSR, which I got at a reduced price (as I wasn‘t about to pay 150€ for it).

    Earlier today, I arranged the smaller sets on my desk:

    578A5751-C830-4564-BECD-F94C74577062.jpeg

    Left to right:

    76896 Nissan GT-R NISMO
    76895 Ferrari F8 Tributo
    76897 Audi Sport Quattro S1
    76898 Panasonic Jaguar GEN 2 & Jaguar I-PACE
    75892 McLaren Senna
    75276 Stormtrooper Helmet

    You can see the switch in width from the earlier Speed Champions sets (like the Senna) to the newer ones, which are considerably wider. That makes the cars look a lot better, IMO.

    My favourites from these are probably the Audi, the Jaguars and the Stormtrooper helmet.

    The Audi is iconic, I love the aesthetics of the FE car and the helmet has a nice, flowing build and looks quite good.

    I‘ll try and take a nice pic of the Porsche at the next opportunity.
     
  7. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Much clearer image of the new HP CMF:

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    There's also a rumour that the expensive upcoming Diagon Alley set will have the following buildings:

    Daily Prophet Head Office,
    Ollivander's,
    Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes,
    Quality Quidditch Supplies,
    Flourish and Blotts,
    Borgin and Burkes,
    Florean Fortescue's Ice cream,
    Scribbulus,
    Leaky Cauldron

    If that's true, that's a lot of buildings. Only really Madam Malkin's and Gringotts missing. Makes you wonder whether each one will be fully realised (and the set absolutely huge) or whether they will be squashing them into smaller spaces (e.g. like the different floors of modular buildings).
     
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