Just in time for Harry Potter’s birthday on 31 July, LEGO has announced that it’s transformed the iconic Hogwarts Castle into a ginormous 6,020 piece set.
The wizarding castle comes complete with buildable stained glass windows, Hogwarts house banners and Tom Riddle’s infamous diary. Its gives builders the chance to re-create some of their favourite scenes from the hugely popular film series.
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The LEGO Hogwarts Castle which measures over 22” (58cm) high, 27” (69cm) wide and 16” (43cm) deep is built on microfigure scale (smaller than the usual minifigure scale) to keep the set a manageable size.
With over 6,000 pieces, it’s one of the biggest sets ever produced by LEGO, but it’s still smaller than the colossal 7,500-piece Millennium Falcon set released in 2017.
The Hogwarts Castle will available exclusively at shop.lego.com for £349.99 from 15 August 2018.
Here’s the full press release:
The iconic Hogwarts™ Castle has been reimagined as a detailed microscale LEGO® Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Castle featuring over 6000 pieces, available exclusively from LEGO Stores and shop.lego.com/Hogwarts from 15th August, 2018. Discover the intricate details hidden inside the chambers, towers and classrooms of Hogwarts as well as plenty of other hidden features ready for discovery.
First introduced in 2001, LEGO Harry Potter was extremely popular with fans of all ages. This year, the theme has been reintroduced with all new sets, with the LEGO Harry Potter™ Hogwarts Castle™ being the largest of them all. The Castle features the Great Hall complete with specially created buildable stained-glass windows, as well as the house banners that adorn the walls of the hall during the grand banquets. Recreate fan favourite Harry Potter scenes including facing off against the mighty Basilisk and destroying Tom Riddle’s diary.
Explore Hagrid’s Hut complete with Aragog the Acromantula before venturing out to the Whomping Willow, featuring a buildable flying Ford Anglia car stuck in its spinning branches. This set comes with 27 microfigures including: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Albus Dumbledore and many of your other favourite characters from the Wizarding World.
The LEGO Hogwarts Castle measures over 22” (58cm) high, 27” (69cm) wide and 16” (43cm) deep making this a truly grand model of the legendary Hogwarts Castle. You can attend a Defence Against the Dark Arts class with Dolores Umbridge and take on a Boggart as part of your Hogwarts experience. Step inside Professor Dumbledore’s office, head to the memory cabinet and view your memories from the Pensieve.
Also included within this set are 4 minifigures of Hogwarts founders Helga Hufflepuff, Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin as well as a wide range of microfigures including five Dementors and a buildable Hungarian Horntail figure.
Fans of the Potter films will return to JK Rowlings’ Wizarding World when Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits cinemas in November. Watch the latest trailer below.