As we mentioned at the beginning of the month, the #76405 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition set is now available. Although LEGO released the Hogwarts Express several times in the past, this is the largest and most movie-accurate version of both the train and the train platform.
We talked about the set already, (see: LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition), however, a few days ago, LEGO released the designer-video for the set, which you can watch below. LEGO Master Designer Marcos Bessa and LEGO Graphic Designer Peter Kjaergaard talk about many of the interesting features of the set and also demonstrate the moving functions and play-features.
The #76405 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition is a 1:32 scale 26 cm (10.5 in.) high, 118 cm (46.5 in.) long, and 20 cm (8 in.) wide replica of the famous train and the set comes with 5,129 pieces. Key functions and features include 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 the highly detailed Platform 9¾ at different points. Below are some additional fun facts and stats about the set.
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
If you would like to check it out, the #76405 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition set is now available at 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 what do you think of the features and functions discussed by the designers? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below!
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