Although the 2019 LEGO Harry Potter sets won’t be available in North America until next month (July 1st is the official release date), they are already listed at the Online LEGO Shop and sold in other countries. This means that we can learn some cool details about them, as well as plan ahead our purchases and layouts. So, let’s talk about this a little bit.
Just to recap, the LEGO Harry Potter line was resurrected last year with some classic LEGO Harry Potter sets, like the #75953 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Whomping Willow, the #75954 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall, the #75955 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express, and the #75956 LEGO Harry Potter Quidditch Match. In addition, we also got a couple of LEGO Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sets. The largest set in the collection so far has been the massive #71043 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle with 6,020 pieces and an overall size of over 22” (58cm) high, 27” (69cm) wide and 16” (43cm) deep.
While the #71043 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle is huge and impressive, it is scaled for micro-figures. LEGO fans were hoping that the structures in the regular, minifig-scale Harry Potter sets will be compatible and connectible for an even larger layout. It seems like this is what LEGO designers had in mind as well because the structure from the #75953 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Whomping Willow and the #75954 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall can be easily connected. And now a third set, the #75948 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Clock Tower can be added as well. If you have these three sets, you can make a pretty impressive LEGO Harry Potter layout. And, I have the feeling that we will be getting more structures to expand the scene. (In the video-review section below, you can see all three sets put together by JANGBRiCKS, as well as a full review of the Clock Tower.)
These three sets also provide excellent design and parts selection for medieval style buildings. So, even if you are not a Harry Potter fan, but you like LEGO Castle, you may consider these sets for building your own custom castle scenes. You don’t even need to modify the sets that much!
The #75948 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Clock Tower is not the only set to look forward to. There are five other sets in the 2019 LEGO Harry Potter line, and some are quite exceptional. The #75945 LEGO Harry Potter Expecto Patronum features a slice of the Great Lake Forbidden Forest with a brand new and beautiful translucent-blue stag, plus four minifigures; Harry Potter, Sirius Black, and two Dementors.
The #75946 Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge includes an updated Hungarian Horntail, a golden egg, and four minifigures; Harry Potter, Fleur Delacour, Cedric Diggory, and Viktor Krum. The #75947 LEGO Harry Potter Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue features a nicely redesigned Hagrid’s Hut, Buckbeak the Hippogriff, and Hagrid, plus a bunch of other characters like Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Executioner, and the Minister of Magic. And look at all those pumpkins! Make sure you check out the video review below to see all the details.
The #75957 LEGO Harry Potter The Knight Bus is another updated set, with an earlier version released back in 2011. The new set features an opening hinged side panel and a removable roof, plus a sliding bed and swinging chandelier that move as the bus swerves and turns. The three included minifigs are Harry Potter, Stan Shunpike, and Ernie Prang. In the video-review below, you can see all the play-features in action.
There are two other new LEGO Harry Potter sets, the #75958 LEGO Harry Potter Beauxbatons’ Carriage: Arrival at Hogwarts, and the #75965 LEGO Harry Potter The Rise of Voldemort, both of which will be released later in the year. To see the currently available sets and the sets released next month, visit the LEGO Harry Potter section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Harry Potter sets? Which one is your favorite? And which ones are you planning to get? Are you planning to connect the minifig-scale structures? What other buildings would you like LEGO to make? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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