We’ve just had the official images of LEGO Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle become available on LEGO’s servers, and I’ve got to say, it looks brilliant! It’s due for release on August 15th, with no mention of early access. This date may be the VIP date, as the LEGO Shop Online states September 1 as general release.
I hope you’re sitting down, or at least holding on to something, because as you probably expected, it’s not cheap. It will set you back US $399.99 / DE 399.99€ / UK £349.99. For the Aussies, it’s a crazy AU $649.99!
The full press release is below, with more details, including a list of the 27 included microfigures! I’m very excited about this set.
It’s massive, and all in microscale! Weighing in at 6020 pieces, it’s the second biggest set ever, sitting behind 75192 Millenium Falcon. This is a serious set, and something a lot of fans were hoping we’d get. While their hopes may not have been for a microscale version, it’s still very exciting. There is just so much to look at! Five buildable boats, that beautiful rockwork, the Dementors flying overhead, and the angles of the building!
By the looks of things, there’s plenty of detail inside. I love the tiny little trees! There’s so much to like in this. Below are the images one by one.
A tiny Hungarian Horntail. It’s great that he can attach to the roof.
Potions Room…or is this the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom? It looks like there’s going to be a lot of stickers in this set.
The Mirror of Erised. It’s a shame the students are dressed in black. It doesn’t quite look right.
The Chamber of Secrets, complete with the basilisk (at a perfect scale!)…
The Room of Requirement…
The Whomping Willow, with a Ford Anglia…
The Grand Staircase, which moves, by the looks of things!
I’m guessing this is the Gryffindor Common Room…
An underground chamber with the winged keys that guarded the Philosopher’s Stone…
We’ve also got the four founders of Hogwarts – Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw! It’s a brilliant addition.
I reckon this is Dumbledore’s Office, with what might be a pensieve?
The majestic Great Hall. I love the stained glass! This is my favourite room. It’s brilliantly executed.
Dolores Umbridge’s office…
The Chessboard Chamber…
Hagrid’s Hut, with Aragog.
And the Library…
71043 Hogwarts Castle, 6,020 pieces
US $399.99 – CA $499.99 – DE 399.99€ – UK £349.99 – FR 419.99€ – DK 3499DK
Explore the magic of Hogwarts Castle!
Make the magic come alive at the LEGO Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle! This highly detailed LEGO Harry Potter collectible has over 6,000 pieces and offers a rewarding build experience. It comes packed with highlights from the Harry Potter series, where you will discover towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, the Whomping Willow and Hagrid´s hut, plus many more iconic features. And with 4 minifigures, 27 microfigures featuring students, professors and statues, plus 5 Dementors, this advanced building set makes the perfect Harry Potter gift.
- Includes 4 minifigures: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw, with a buildable minifigure display stand.
- Also features 27 microfigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore, Professor Snape, Professor McGonagall, Remus Lupin, Professor Dolores Umbridge, Argus Filch, Lord Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange, 3 students from each of the 4 houses, 2 chess pieces and the Architect of Hogwarts statue and 5 Dementors, plus Aragog the spider and the Basilisk figures, and a buildable Hungarian Horntail dragon.
- Features a buildable microscale model of Hogwarts Castle, hut of Hagrid, Whomping Willow tree and 5 boats.
- Hogwarts Castle features the Great Hall with buildable ‘stained glass windows’, house banners, benches, tables, flaming torches and moving staircases; potions classroom with racks of jar elements; Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom with assorted potion jars, gramophone and a closet containing a boggart; Chessboard Chamber with chess piece elements; Room of Requirement with assorted elements, including the Goblet of Fire and the vanishing cabinet; Chamber of Secrets with the Basilisk and Tom Riddle’s Diary; hidden Devils Snare room with vine elements; Gryffindor common room with fireplace and seating; Professor Dolores Umbridge’s office with desk, chair and pink furnishings; library with bookcase and desks; and Professor Dumbledore’s office with the Griffin statue entrance and Memory cabinet.
- Hagrid’s hut features Aragog the spider and buildable pumpkins.
- The Whomping Willow includes the buildable blue Flying Ford Anglia car in its spinning branches.
- Also includes 5 buildable boats.
- Take a seat in the Great Hall and feast with the Hogwarts professors and students!
- Sneak your way into the Chamber of Secrets through the secret entrance and face the Basilisk!
- Attend a Defence Against the Dark Arts class to learn how to protect yourself from dark magic!
- Climb the moving staircase!
- Study for your Ordinary Wizarding Level exams in the library.
- Accessory elements include the Sword of Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff´s cup, wands, potions, house banners, flames, a cauldron and 2 magnifying glasses.
- Microfigure accessories include 2 chess statues and the Architect of Hogwarts statue.
- Hogwarts Castle measures over 22” (58cm) high, 27” (69cm) wide and 16” (43cm) deep.