LEGO accidentally sent out copies of the unannounced #76405 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition set to LEGO fans that recently placed orders for other sets at the Online LEGO Shop. Because of this blunder, they allowed LEGO fan sites to publish the official press-release ahead of time, which you can read below.
Capture the magic of the Harry Potter stories with a buildable, 1:32 scale replica of the most iconic vehicle in the Wizarding World! The LEGO Group has revealed a stunning new rendition of the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express train. The new #76405 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition set measures a whistle-blowing 118cm long and is your ticket to a magical LEGO adventure at Hogwarts.
Rich in details both inside and out, the model includes the steam engine sitting on a track-display-base, a turning lever to activate the driving wheels, the coal car, the passenger car featuring light-up bricks, and a spectacular replica of Platform 9¾, which can be attached in several different places.
What’s more, the magic continues! This set features an impressive twenty minifigures inspired by four fan-favorite film moments, including the golden trio – Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and more.
Uncover iconic scenes and quotes from the movies that all link to the train or the platform as you build a magical LEGO Harry Potter world. The set will transport you through the journey from when Harry, Ron, and Hermione first meet in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, through to when Albus Severus Potter goes to Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Marcos Bessa, LEGO Master Designer commented: “The Harry Potter movies ignite that feeling of magic within us all. When we were working on this set, we wanted to bring to life different moments from across the movies. Whether your favorite is the original trio meeting on the train or moments from movies later in the series, this set really brings back spellbinding memories from the Harry Potter films.”
Here are some additional stats: The model measures over 26 cm (10.5 in.) high, 118 cm (46.5 in.) long, and 20 cm (8 in.) wide, and comes with 5,129 pieces. Key functions and features include the following: The steam engine complete with a turning lever to activate the driving wheels, the coal car, and the passenger car featuring three bricks that individually light up the three moments featured inside that car. The train sits still on a track-display-base which can be attached to a replica of Platform 9¾ at different points.
Four iconic scenes all linking to the train or platform:
- Movie 1: When the trio first meets
- Movie 3: Lupin saves Harry from the Dementor
- Movie 6: Luna saves Harry, from Draco’s spell
- Movie 8: Albus Severus Potter goes to Hogwarts
Twenty minifigures from four key moments of the history of Harry Potter:
- Movie 1: Hermione, Ron and Harry
- Movie 3: Hermione, Ron, Harry, Lupin and a dementor
- Movie 6: Luna, Malfoy and Harry
- Movie 8: Harry, Ginny and their three children, Albus Severus, Lily Luna and James Sirius
- 2 Hogwarts students: Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff student
The #76405 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition set is going to be available from the 31st of August 2022 via official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop. Prices are as follows: £429.99 / €499.99 / $449.99. For more information and pictures, visit the LEGO Harry Potter section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like this Collector’s Edition of the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express? Do you have any of the previous versions of the train? And are you planning to get this one? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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