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LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition

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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  • Mr :) August 11, 2022, 8:43 AM

    I ordered the galaxy explorer wonder if I have a chance at this in stead . Probably not though do to the size difference :-1 .

  • Mr :) August 11, 2022, 12:36 PM

    Read about it a bit more, looks like it was a one time mistake .

    • Henry August 11, 2022, 8:47 PM

      From what I have seen on Instagram and facebook, lots of people got the wrong set. It was probably a mislabel of the boxes or something?

      • Håkan August 11, 2022, 9:12 PM

        Seems to have been a snag with the distribution in New Zealand. Surprising that a mixup could happen with such a wide scope of customers affected.

        • Thita (admin) August 15, 2022, 9:34 PM

          We were told via the LAN that it was likely a mislabel of the boxes. But I’m surprised nobody caught it. I thought they packed the boxes by hand.

      • Mr:) August 13, 2022, 8:48 AM

        Wow I was completely off .set came I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Håkan August 14, 2022, 7:48 AM

          What? Did you get #76405 in the mail? Are you expected to swap it in?

  • Robert R. August 15, 2022, 9:23 PM

    It seems like this train doesn’t come with standard tracks. But does it fit standard tracks? And can we motorize it?

    • Thita (admin) August 15, 2022, 9:30 PM

      Unfortunately no. The train base is wider than what would fit on standard tracks. I suppose they made it this way to be able to add a lot of details for the interior. As far as motorization, I’m sure it could be done, but then again, you would need wider tracks to make it work.

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