LEGO's Massive 'Harry Potter' Hogwarts Castle Set Arrives Tonight
LEGO's 71043 Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle set is the biggest Harry Potter LEGO set ever made. At a [...]
LEGO's 71043 Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle set is the biggest Harry Potter LEGO set ever made. At a whopping 6020 pieces, it's one of the biggest LEGO sets ever produced, period (the Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon set currently tops the list at 7541 pieces).
The new Hogwarts Castle set officially launches on Sept. 1st, but LEGO VIPs can order it right here for $399.99 starting tomorrow, Aug. 15th (most likely beginning at midnight EST). If you're aren't a VIP member, don't worry. You can remedy that right here. It's easy and free to join.
The massive Hogwarts Castle set includes towering towers, turret-y turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, the Whomping Willow, Hagrid's Hut, and more. Four minifigures of Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw are also included, along with five Dementors, and twenty-seven microfigures of students, professors, and statues.
LEGO Hogwarts Castle Set Gallery
As you will see in the gallery, the Hogwarts Castle set is absolutely loaded with detail. Don't confuse it with the Hogwarts Great Hall set, which was recently released alongside other Harry Potter LEGO sets. The official breakdown of features is as follows:
- 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; Defense 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.
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