LEGO fans, it’s time to dust off those wands, grab your broomsticks and raid your vault at Gringotts, because there are new Harry Potter sets on the horizon.
In July, the wondrous wizard world will be celebrating its 20th anniversary and with love for the ‘Boy who lived’ as strong as ever, thanks in part to the Fantastic Beasts spin-off franchise, as well as the Cursed Child play, LEGO is bringing the theme back to life.
Three sets have been announced, though I think it is safe to say that more are likely on the way in the not too distant future. While we await further announcements, here’s a rundown of the sets we do know about.
Quidditch Match (75956) – 500 pieces – $39.99
Jump on your broom and enter the LEGO® Harry Potter 75956 Quidditch Match! Join Harry, Hermione and Professor Snape for some magical mischief, and experience the thrill as you fly through the Gryffindor house tower hatch and onto the pitch. Score a point by throwing the Quaffle past the keeper and through the ring! Fire the Bludger to knock your opponents off their brooms and catch the Golden Snitch to win the match! Whether you’re a Keeper, Seeker, Chaser or Beater, there’s always plenty of fast-action fun at the Quidditch Match!
Includes 6 minifigures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Severus Snape, Oliver Wood, Lucian Bole and Marcus Flint.
Features Gryffindor house tower with an opening hatch, Slytherin house tower with a pop-up fire spell function, Ravenclaw house tower with a removable megaphone element, Hufflepuff house tower with the scoreboard, and a base with 3 goalposts and rings, moving Keeper function and Bludger stud shooter.
Hogwarts Whomping Willow (75953) – 753 pieces – $69.99
Travel to Hogwarts castle with Harry and Ron in the flying Ford Anglia but watch out for the LEGO® Harry Potter 75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow! Too late—the flying Ford Anglia has crashed and is caught in the branches. Make your escape and sneak into Hogwarts before caretaker Argus Filch and Professor Snape spot you. Run to the dormitory, jump into bed and get ready for your first day back to learning spells, mixing potions and lots more fun Harry Potter adventures.
Includes 6 minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Seamus Finnigan, Argus Filch and Severus Snape, plus a Hedwig owl figure.
Features the buildable Whomping Willow tree, Flying Ford Anglia car and Hogwarts castle section.
Whomping Willow features spinning branches and the Shrieking Shack tunnel entrance.
Flying Ford Anglia features 2 opening doors and an opening trunk with suitcases.
3-level Hogwarts castle section features a gate, parapet walk, 3 turrets, dormitory with 2 beds, potions classroom with a worktable and Severus Snape’s office.
Hogwarts Express (75955) – 801 pieces – $79.99
All aboard the LEGO® Harry Potter 75955 Hogwarts Express! Vanish through the brick wall on Platform 9 3?4 at King’s Cross station and join Harry, Ron and Hermione on their journey to Hogwarts. Find your seats in the carriage and get a chocolate frog from the Trolley Witch, but watch out for the Dementor! Luckily, Remus Lupin is at hand to cast a powerful spell and shield Harry from the terrifying creature, so you can get back on track for more magical Harry Potter adventures.
Includes 5 minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Remus Lupin and the Trolley Witch, plus Dementor and Scabbers figures.
Features the iconic King’s Cross Platform 93?4 and Hogwarts Express train.
The platform features a railway bridge with a clock, steps that lead to a moving brick wall entrance, newspaper stand with 2 Daily Prophet newspapers, and a ‘Wanted’ poster.
The Hogwarts Express train includes a carriage with 4 seats, removable side panel and roof, plus the Trolley Witch with sweets trolley.
Though no official date has been given for the release of these new sets, the expectation is that they will be hitting store shelves in August so keep your eyes peeled.