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The Hogwarts Express Is Going To Be Delayed

What is it with trains and long annoying delays?

It seems that 75955 Hogwarts Express was originally destined to be a Toys R Us exclusive. With Toys R Us coming to a close it means that we won’t see a retail release of the Hogwarts Express until November, and then it seems only at specialty toy stores.

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This information comes from Outer Rim Trading Co, one of those specialty retailers that will eventually be stocking the set.

Buying this set directly from LEGO online may be an alternative, although at $139.99 you’ll need to spend more to get to the $200 free shipping threshold. The set will be released online here at some time tomorrow.

Both the Dreamworld Certified Store and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne should also have stock of this set.

There Are 39 Countries Where You Could See The LEGO Batman Movie This Weekend

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According to the release information on IMDB there are 39 countries where you can see the LEGO Batman Movie this weekend. It’s actually more than that because it lists the UK as combined entry.

Unfortunately Australia is not one of those countries.

While the wonderful people of Kazakhstan sit back and enjoy the film with a nice bucket of buttery popcorn those of us here in Australia will have to wait.

Unfortunately Village Roadshow have decided that there is no possible way Australians would see a “kids” movie any time of the year other than school holidays. It seems that the people at Village Roadshow failed to predict that a massive heatwave would hit the East Coast of Australia and send families hunting for any form air conditioning. It really would be a perfect weekend to take your kids to see a movie. I’ve heard good things about Moana.

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For those readers out there with private jets, here are the details on where you can see The LEGO Batman Movie.

February 8th
Belgium, France, Netherlands

February 9th
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Republic of Macedonia, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Ukraine

February 10th
Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Spain, Finland, UK, Indonesia, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, USA, Venezuela

It’s too late to change anything, but if you want to let somebody know you aren’t happy you can find Roadshow Films on twitter at https://twitter.com/RoadshowFilms

Release date information from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4116284/releaseinfo, but I wouldn’t read too much on that IMDB page as it may contain reviews with spoilers.

Australians Will Have To Wait A Lot Longer Than Most To See The LEGO Batman Movie

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Graham Burke, the co-CEO of Village Roadshow, is a liar. On September 9th 2014 Mr Burke told the Online Copyright Infringement Forum that holding the LEGO Movie back 54 days was a mistake. He sat on stage and told the gathered representatives (including now PM Malcolm Turnbull) that it wouldn’t happen again. He lied. It’s happening again.

“We made one hell of a mistake with LEGO. It was an Australian film, we financed it together with Warner Brothers. It was made here in Kings Cross, in Australia. Because it was so important, we held it for a holiday period. It was a disaster. It caused it to be pirated very widely. And as a consequence, no more.

Our policy go forward, is that all of our movies will release day and date with the United States”

Just a few years later and here we are. The Australian opening of The LEGO Batman Movie has officially been confirmed for March 30th 2017. That is 48 days after the US opening. That is certainly not day and date with the US.

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Update: After a few people suggested doing so, I’ve created a change.org petition to see if we can make a difference. You can sign the petition here.