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I really hope this doesn't just end up being a line of Fantastic Beasts sets.  And if we do get really HP sets - please give us a UCS-level Hogwarts!

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I missed out on the original HP line as I wasn't collecting then. I'd like a Diagon Alley, Hogwarts and Hogwarts Express. But I assume that the hoarders of these sets don't.

 

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Just now, TabbyBoy said:

I missed out on the original HP line as I wasn't collecting then. I'd like a Diagon Alley, Hogwarts and Hogwarts Express. But I assume that the hoarders of these sets don't.

 

We're guaranteed one Express and a Hogwarts. There's so much HP stuff to make into sets but we just keep getting the same sets.

Maybe we'll get a better Hagrid, too.

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29 minutes ago, CM4Sci said:

Maybe we'll get a better Hagrid, too.

Not if the upcoming Yoda's Hutt is an indicator :)

On diff topic, I bet the IP for the HP world is insane. So I'm expecting the sets to be smaller than the last series to maintain responsible MSRP costs.  Plus why make non-exclusive expensive sets if there's nothing new with HP in theaters, books or TV that Little Johnny's parents can buy to maintain interest.

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Is there something new Harry Potter? Maybe just a coincidence but I was at a book store recently and like a quarter of the store was devoted to HP merch, but that may be usual. 

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3 hours ago, jaisonline said:

Not if the upcoming Yoda's Hutt is an indicator :)

On diff topic, I bet the IP for the HP world is insane. So I'm expecting the sets to be smaller than the last series to maintain responsible MSRP costs.  Plus why make non-exclusive expensive sets if there's nothing new with HP in theaters, books or TV that Little Johnny's parents can buy to maintain interest.

I don't know about your last point. I am also in the bucket of people who just missed out on the last wave of sets, and have two kids under ten, and Harry Potter is amazingly sticky with them. The movies are available off and on through Netflix, etc, books are still popular....Lego has to look at the aftermarket prices from the final wave and know there is interest.

A 2500+ pc Hogwarts would be a day 1 purchase for me. Probably better for my wallet if they don't make anything.

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38 minutes ago, DadsAFOL said:

I don't know.   The Instagram guy published every page of the 2018 retailers book and it wasn't in there.   I'll believe it when i see it....

This is for next summer. We'll get our first official look in about 6 months (if they show them at the Toy Fairs.. which I doubt... seeing as there are over 50 hidden items in today's catalog)

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This is much more like it, decent themes have been a bit light on the ground this year after the end of Jurassic World and Scooby Doo last year. This is something that will appeal to a huge market. 

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25 minutes ago, Sprocket77 said:

This is much more like it, decent themes have been a bit light on the ground this year after the end of Jurassic World and Scooby Doo last year. This is something that will appeal to Harry Potter Fans

Fixed that for you..... but do agree with your point

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From the harry potter wiki site. 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - released on November 18, 2016 with the screenplay released the following day.[3]
Film two - set to be released 16 November, 2018, title yet to be revealed.[4]
Film three - set to be released 20 November, 2020, title yet to be revealed.[5]
Film four - release date (likely to be in 2022) and title yet to be revealed.[7][8]
Film five - release date (likely to be in 2024) and title yet to be revealed.[7][8]

Seems like there's plenty of reason to release new and old HP sets in 2018.  

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Val-E said:

I think we have a valid replacement for Nexo.

You do know it’s comments like that, that make people think you’re not being serious.  

Anyway, guess they’ll adopt the SW model.  Movie sets around for 18/24 months or so and original movie sets in more or less permanent rotation.  

First movie release 2001 and book release 1997, so helpful 20/25yr anniversary dates falling in inside that schedule.   
 

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1 hour ago, feed said:

You do know it’s comments like that, that make people think you’re not being serious.  

Anyway, guess they’ll adopt the SW model.  Movie sets around for 18/24 months or so and original movie sets in more or less permanent rotation.  

First movie release 2001 and book release 1997, so helpful 20/25yr anniversary dates falling in inside that schedule.   
 

Harry Potter and Jurassic are incoming for 2018 so some themes are going to have go as well to make room. I´d get rid of Nexo (3 year product cycle), Super Escort Girls (too limited appeal) and TLBM (movie is done)  but I´m not the Lego CEO - yet they seem to have shorter lifecycles than the products do these days, so you never know.

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57 minutes ago, Val-E said:

Harry Potter and Jurassic are incoming for 2018 so some themes are going to have go as well to make room. I´d get rid of Nexo (3 year product cycle), Super Escort Girls (too limited appeal) and TLBM (movie is done)  but I´m not the Lego CEO - yet they seem to have shorter lifecycles than the products do these days, so you never know.

Current info is that we’re getting Nexo (but the schedule may be switched with Ninjago – to capitalise on the movie) but no DC girls. Is there not another TLBM CMF series in the works? (I don't pay much attention to CMF anymore) but I can see a drop in production of the sets.  So that's probably the capacity.     

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Yeah, seems in Europe we will get Nexo early next year but the US market won´t till the summer. I still think they could pull an Ultra Agents on us and cancel the theme in the summer.

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4 hours ago, feed said:

Current info is that we’re getting Nexo (but the schedule may be switched with Ninjago – to capitalise on the movie) but no DC girls. Is there not another TLBM CMF series in the works? (I don't pay much attention to CMF anymore) but I can see a drop in production of the sets.  So that's probably the capacity.     

TLBM is the rumored minifigure series for January release.

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10 hours ago, Val-E said:

I think we have a valid replacement for Nexo.

I'll be the guy to say it... I'd rather have Nexo than Plopper. (Id really rather have a proper Castle and/or Space line. This should be a no brainer for LEGO)

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15 minutes ago, KvHulk said:

I'll be the guy to say it... I'd rather have Nexo than Plopper. (Id really rather have a proper Castle and/or Space line. This should be a no brainer for LEGO)

There are a couple of really great Nexo sets but they are never going to be in as much demand as a premium licence like HP or JW. If TLG give the same love to these themes as they have done with the Ninjago Movie stuff then we will be in for a really good year. If it´s just derivative rehashes then they will continue to flounder on gradually losing steam.

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On 8/22/2017 at 3:16 PM, KvHulk said:

I'll be the guy to say it... I'd rather have Nexo than Plopper. (Id really rather have a proper Castle and/or Space line. This should be a no brainer for LEGO)

I missed Harry Potter the first few rounds of releases.  My daughter loves the books and movies and when I told her of this rumor she said "you have to buy every single set for me" which I likely would if Lego releases them--because who cares about retirement when you can add to your brick collection.  Which means I would need 2 of each. :) With that being said I too would like to see some castle or space lines pop up.  I still love my Blacktron set and I figure castle sets would provide some great background with my LOTR/HOBBIT sets--especially if they are like 10193.

 

 

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A little more leaked info from The Brick Show:

2018 LEGO Harry Potter Sets

75950 – Confidential LEGO Harry Potter (19.1 x 14.1 x 4.6 cm)
75953 – Confidential LEGO Harry Potter (48 x 28.2 x 7.4 cm)
75954 – Confidential LEGO Harry Potter (48 x 37.8 x 7.1 cm)


2018 LEGO Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

75951 – Confidential LEGO Fantastic Beasts (26.2 x 14.1 x 4.8 cm)
75952 – Confidential LEGO Fantastic Beasts (38.2 x 26.2 x 5.7 cm)

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So I take it that this does not include the rumored D2C castle/great hall? If anyone is curious, brickset lists set 71043 as "Hogwarts Castle" as a D2C in 2018, so possibly 6 sets total? I have to say I will be disappointed if it is only the great hall instead of a whole castle

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