LEGO sets don’t come much bigger than this! Coming in at 6,020 pieces, this highly detailed version of Hogwarts’ castle from the Harry Potter films is absolutely drool inducing. Generally speaking, I try to keep my toy purchases limited to Star Wars (I literally have room for nothing else), but I can’t help but feel a deep need for a LEGO set this damn cool.
Make the magic come alive at the LEGO® Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle! This highly detailed LEGO Harry Potter collectible has over 6,000 pieces and offers a rewarding build experience. It comes packed with highlights from the Harry Potter series, where you will discover towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, the Whomping Willow™ and Hagrid ́s hut, plus many more iconic features. And with 4 minifigures, 27 microfigures featuring students, professors and statues, plus 5 Dementors, this advanced building set makes the perfect Harry Potter gift.
Hogwarts Castle features the Great Hall with buildable ‘stained glass windows’, house banners, benches, tables, flaming torches and moving staircases; potions classroom with racks of jar elements; Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom with assorted potion jars, gramophone and a closet containing a boggart; Chessboard Chamber with chess piece elements; Room of Requirement with assorted elements, including the Goblet of Fire and the vanishing cabinet; Chamber of Secrets with the Basilisk and Tom Riddle’s Diary; hidden Devils Snare room with vine elements; Gryffindor common room with fireplace and seating; Professor Dolores Umbridge’s office with desk, chair and pink furnishings; library with bookcase and desks; and Professor Dumbledore’s office with theGriffin statue entrance and Memory cabinet.
The set includes:
Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin, and Rowena Ravenclaw in minifigure form.
27 microfigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore, Professor Snape, Professor McGonagall, Remus Lupin, Professor Dolores Umbridge, Argus Filch, Lord Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange, 3 students from each of the 4 houses, 2 chess pieces and the Architect of Hogwarts statue and 5 Dementors, plus Aragog the spider and the Basilisk figures, and a buildable Hungarian Horntail dragon.
Highlights in the castle include the Chamber of Secrets, the Goblet of Fire, the Great Hall, Professor Umbridge’s office, and the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom.
Along with the microscale model of Hogwarts, fans can build the Whomping Willow and the hut of Hagrid.
The Hogwarts Castle will launch on September 1st, coming in at $399.99. While that may seem steep, considering all that comes with it, and the hours worth of guaranteed build/play time, it doesn’t seem that bad. Will you be trying to pick this one up?