Well the cat is well and truly out of the bag with this one, with LEGO accidentally shipping some of these instead of the Lion Knight’s Castle yesterday, but here it is! The official announcement of 76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition. It’s incredible, and something I didn’t realise was LEGO on the first look.
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We’ve not really had a decent train set for a while, and this? Well this is more than decent. This is beautiful. It sits on a length of track, with a lever to turn at the top to get the driving wheels moving. The passenger carriage features light up bricks, and there’s also a portion of Platform 9 ¾, which can be moved around a bit too.
There’s also 20 minifigures included, spanning across four movies – The Philosopher’s Stone, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Half-Blood Prince, and the last scene of Deathly Hallows Part 2. These are all able to be used to recreate four iconic scenes from the movies – when the main trio first meet, when Lupin saves Harry from the Dementor, when Luna saves Harry from Draco’s spell, and finally when Albus Severus Potter goes to Hogwarts.
The minifigures include:
- The Philosopher’s Stone – Harry, Ron and Hermione, plus the Train Conductor and the Trolley Witch
- The Prisoner of Azkaban – The trio plus Remus Lupin and a Dementor
- The Half-Blood Prince – Harry, Luna and Draco
- Deathly Hallows Pt 2 – Harry, Ginny, Albus Severus Potter, Lily Luna Potter, James Sirius Potter, a Ravenclaw student and a Hufflepuff student.
After last year’s 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition masterpiece, I’m really excited for this one, and am hoping there’s more to come. Wow.
LEGO® HARRY POTTER™ HOGWARTS EXPRESS™ SET – PRODUCT PRESS RELEASE
ALL ABOARD THE NEW LEGO® HARRY POTTER
HOGWARTS EXPRESS COLLECTOR’S EDITION!
The LEGO Group has revealed a stunning new rendition of the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express train. The new 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 9 ¾, 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-favourite film moments, including the golden trio – Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and 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 favourite 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.”
The LEGO Harry Potter™ Hogwarts Express™ Collector’s Edition set is available from 31st August 2022 via LEGO Stores and www.lego.com/howarts-express, at the recommended retail price of £429.99 / €499.99 / $449.99