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Combining LEGO Harry Potter sets & more!

by admin on June 18, 2019

in Other LEGO Themes

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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Håkan June 18, 2019 at 10:43 AM

This pin connection technique was used in the Castle sets from the 80’s. Old School!

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admin June 18, 2019 at 10:12 PM

It was? That’s pretty cool! 😀

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Håkan June 19, 2019 at 7:33 AM

Yeah, so you could collect your way into a huge castle, in a similar fashion.

If I’d find an article or something, I’ll try to remember to post it.

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Håkan June 19, 2019 at 7:57 AM

Here’s an old blog post featuring a rundown of the Classic Black Falcon sets, commenting on pin connectivity and other things.

http://legosteveblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/lego-black-falcon-sets-1984-1992.html

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FrenchToast June 18, 2019 at 12:55 PM

Ohhhh… I love this! I hope they will continue adding compatible sets for a whole layout! Thank you, lego!

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Joseph D. June 18, 2019 at 1:59 PM

I’m really happy about this too. You can build a much more cohesive display without having to modify the sets. It’s almost like, the HP version of the modulars.

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Legostuff14 June 18, 2019 at 1:08 PM

I can’t wait to get my hands on these sets. I had to make sacrifice though, I’m using the money I saved originally for City Space sets theme but, I decided I need to get the Great Hall from last year . I don’t know if you remember I was toying with the idea of have the Hogwarts Great Hall set mix in with the new .but, as we all knew the color scheme of the roof was different ( and it showed ) . So, I broke down and bought the new Great Hall set. I’ll probably will use the old Hogwarts set for my castle theme. Maybe for a wizard convention. ( have Gandalf , Dumbledore and other Wizards from other themes meet up.) Lol!

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admin June 18, 2019 at 10:14 PM

I do like those old sand-green roofs from the old HP sets. There must be a way to combine them all, but maybe it would be too confusing. I haven’t seen anyone do it yet. It would be interesting to hear your opinion on comparing the older and newer sets, since you have both. 🙂

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Håkan June 19, 2019 at 7:59 AM

Hmm, tan seems to be a common enough color. Would it be possible to tweak the sets to make the roofs more uniform, or are there necessary parts only available in one of the two colors?

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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi June 18, 2019 at 3:11 PM

I love this! We may be able to build a giant HP castle, like Alice Finch (I think that’s her name) did. Well, maybe not that big, but close enough? 😀

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admin June 18, 2019 at 10:14 PM

Yep, the giant Harry Potter castle is the work of Alice Finch. It is massive! 😀

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brickmaster June 18, 2019 at 4:24 PM

I was suspecting they will do this when I saw the first two sets fitting together. I’m glad it’s now confirmed. I wonder what they are going to add next!

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Legostuff14 June 18, 2019 at 7:04 PM

The other different between the older Hogwarts sets and the new one is the older set had more depth than new one . The new one has the length and the walls are shorter. I would say that interior is about the same. Nevertheless, I still want it . After all it is Harry potter.

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admin June 18, 2019 at 10:16 PM

Hm… interesting. Someone else also pointed out that this is happening to other buildings as well; wider front, but narrow interior. I guess this method has plusses and minuses.

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Rob June 18, 2019 at 11:00 PM

I’m trying to tell if the clock face in the Clock Tower set is the same one as the Big Ben Creator Expert one.

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Legostuff14 June 19, 2019 at 4:49 PM

Did you ever notice that Hagrid’s hair color is either black or brown in the movies. In the book it’s black as well as the earlier Hagrid minifigures and now Lego decided to have it brown. Confusing isn’t it. Lol! 🤔

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