LEGO has just announced a new Harry Potter advent calendar for 2019, and it looks like possibly the best thing anyone has ever invented, ever.
They announced the news in a Facebook post earlier today (May 13), and people can’t seem to get enough already. Even though it is currently May.
One person said: “Great to get for December but I feel it should have Ron in this set to go with Harry, have xmas Ron with his R jumper and Harry with his H jumper”, while another added: “Holy forking shirtballs if I dont have one of these I will cancel xmas!!! Xxxxx”.
LEGO is sorting the Gryffindors from the Slytherins with its brand new Harry Potter line for 2019. Up there with the likes of Star Wars LEGO, muggles and wizards alike just can’t enough of those tiny plastic bricks.
While we recently celebrated 20 years of Star Wars LEGO, the wizarding world is slowly playing catch-up. After taking a brief break from being part of J.K. Rowling’s world, LEGO is back with more magical memories.
New for this year, you can build the likes of Knight Bus and Hogwarts Clock Tower until your heart’s content. These five new sets are based on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire. They look like the perfect additions to your ever-growing LEGO Potterverse.
The Expecto Patronum! (£19.99) set focuses on the iconic Prisoner Azkaban scene where Harry sees the Stag Patronus. It comes with Sirius Black, Dementors, Harry, and the first time the Patronus had been made in LEGO form. Elsewhere, the Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge (£29.99) is based on the famous dragon challenge from The Goblet of Fire and includes Harry Potter, Viktor Krum, Fleur Delacour, and Cedric Diggory minifigs.
There are no prizes for guessing that The Knight Bus (£34.99) involves. The legendary Prisoner of Azkaban vehicle is made in a vibrant purple and includes minifigs for Harry Potter, Stan Shunpike, and Ernie Prang. Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue (£49.99) homages Buckbeak’s execution scene (pumpkins included), while Hogwarts Clock Tower (£84.99) has an impressive 922 pieces.
Last year, LEGO released a 6,000-piece Hogwarts Castle set. Sure to a pain in the backside if you lost a brick, the Hogwarts set was a Hagrid-sized mountain to climb.
How magnificent is that? Stood right in front of the Warner Bros. studio tour’s very own castle, lucky owners of the LEGO set will own something that rival’s the interactive museum’s version.
Take yourself on a journey as you build the Great Hall (complete with stained glass windows), and continue on to the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, Dumbledore’s office and the Chamber of Secrets. Each intricate bit is definitely going to take you some time – so you’ll probably be working on this for a WHILE.
Hogwarts Castle was available for $399.99 in the US, £349.99 in the UK and AU$649.99 in Australia. While the price does sound VERY high, if I show you the number of things that you actually get when you buy the Castle, according to LEGO’s official website, you won’t be disappointed.
As well as four minifigures for Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin, and Rowena Ravenclaw, there are another 27 microfigures including the likes of Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco, and Dumbledore.
The new additions are sure to be a hit. In particular, the Hogwarts Clock Tower can connect to existing Harry Potter like the Hogwarts Great Hall and Whomping Willow sets. A big pull of the Hogwarts Clock Tower is minifigs of Harry, Ron, and Hermione, Fleur Delacour, Cedric Diggory, Viktor Krum, Albus Dumbledore, and Madame Maxime.
Either way, we’re ‘bricking it’ with excitement for the new Harry Potter LEGO lovelies. All these sets will be available from June 1.