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The Harry Potter franchise has become one of LEGO&#;s most popular and enduring themes, having given fans numerous iterations of most of their favorite characters since the line&#;s first wave back in In LEGO pointed their wildly successful Minifigures line at the Wizarding World, introducing a biggest-ever set of 22 characters from Harry Potter as well as from Fantastic Beasts in anticipation of the second film&#;s release with Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts Minifigures. Now LEGO is returning with another wave, though this one is focused entirely on the classic Harry Potter series. Featuring the traditional 16 unique figures in blind bags, LEGO Collectible Minifigures Harry Potter Series 2 are available starting Sept. 1 for US $ | CAN $ | UK £ Despite nearly 20 years of LEGO Harry Potter sets, Series 2 manages to include five characters who have never before appeared in LEGO form, along with plenty of new character designs and a nice selection of new elements.

The packaging

Most fans are well acquainted with the drill by now. Collectible Minifigures are packaged in blind bags, which come in a retail case of Some poking and prodding of the bags can tell you the contents with more or less accuracy, depending on your skill. As usual, we&#;ll be bringing you a handy Feel Guide soon. Like the previous Harry Potter set, Series 2 features deep blue packaging. There&#;s also a small icon noting it as Series 2. While the Wizarding World logo is present, this series focuses solely on Harry Potter characters. As with all the LEGO Harry Potter sets, the minifigures are based on their movie versions, not the books.


With recent series, LEGO hasn&#;t been randomizing the figure placement within the case, meaning that you could have a good idea where to find specific figures simply by the bag&#;s location. Unfortunately, our review case got jostled a lot during shipping, and a lot of the packages fell out of their rows. So we&#;re not able to accurately tell you about the bag placement within the case, but as always, we can tell you about the quantity breakdown for each figure. The good news is that unlike Series 1, there&#;s no rare chase figure, and with just 16 unique figures, there are three full sets per case. Our case had the standard distribution we&#;ve come to expect from CMF series: five each for three characters, four each for six, and three each for the remaining seven. There&#;s no word yet if LEGO will sell this series as a complete case as they have the last several, but buying a full case and splitting it with two friends is usually a good option for ensuring a complete set.

CharacterQTY per caseCharacterQTY per case
Albus Dumbledore5Pomona Sprout4
Griphook5Lily Potter3
Moaning Myrtle5Ginny Weasley3
Harry Potter4Fred Weasley3
Hermione Granger4George Weasley3
Ron Weasley4Bellatrix Lestrange3
Luna Lovegood4Kingsley Shacklebolt3
James Potter4Neville Longbottom3

As usual, each figure comes with a black 4&#;3 minifigure base. All of the characters except Griphook and Moaning Myrtle also include a pair of wands, meaning you&#;ll accumulate plenty of extras (though I suspect if you&#;re already a LEGO Harry Potter fan, you&#;re already awash in them).



Harry Potter

Series 2 bounces around the Harry Potter timeline, picking up characters from wherever they were missing or most interesting, drawing from all five middle movies. This older version of Harry from The Half-Blood Prince might not seem the most interesting at first glance, but recent LEGO sets have focused on the earlier movies so it&#;s nice for newer fans to be able to get a teenage Harry. His head is double-sided with alternate smiling and shocked expressions. He carries a brown wand and a sand blue book. Although it doesn&#;t have the title, the design gives away that it&#;s the Advanced Potion Making textbook Harry borrowed that had once belonged to Snape. Inside is a 1&#;2 tile printed that&#;s re-used from Tom Riddle&#;s diary in the Moaning Myrtle minifigure, which is a disappointment since a unique print relating to potions would have made this otherwise sparse figure a lot better. For a series bearing his name, the Harry Potter figure is the most disappointing of the lot.


Update: After reports from several readers who also have the figures, we realized that our Harry Potter came with the wrong 1&#;2 tile print. Normally we only open one of each figure for the review, and sort the rest by feel as research for our Feel Guide, but we went back and opened the other three Harry Potter packages. Two of them had the same tile error, while the fourth contained the correct tile for the Potions book, which is much more appropriate. We&#;ll be contacting LEGO Customer Service about the error, though we&#;re not sure how they will handle it, as CMF elements are generally not available for replacement. If this issue turns out to be widespread there are sure to be a lot of disappointed fans.


Headmaster Albus Dumbledore

True to the movies, LEGO Harry Potter styles Dumbledore after the two actors who portrayed him. This Dumbledore minifigure is based on Richard Harris&#; version from the first two films and employs a new hat/hair element for the pointy wizard&#;s hat and flowing white locks. Dumbledore&#;s long dark red robes uses a dress element printed front and back with an intricate but subtle pattern. Dumbledore&#;s head is double-sided with open- and closed-mouth expressions that are nearly identical, especially when hidden behind a beard.


Here&#;s the new Series 2 Dumbledore next to two recent versions: the blue-robed Michael Gambon version from Series 1, and the slightly less accurate version of the same design from Hogwarts Great Hall. The two CMF series figures are the best Dumbledores that LEGO has created, and both perfectly imitate the look their actors imbued into the role.


Even more exciting than Dumbledore himself, though, is the return of Fawkes the Phoenix, Dumbledore&#;s magical companion. LEGO first released Fawkes as a huge custom mold in , where it was among the best designs of the early line. More recently, Fawkes was included as a brick-built animal in Hogwarts Great Hall in As beautiful as the original Fawkes design is, it&#;s clearly too large for minifigures, though it does have an elegance that the newest design lacks, looking more parrot-like. As for the brick-built one, well, it probably won&#;t be seeing much use now that the CMF version will be readily available.


Hermione Granger

Hermione and Ron have gone down to Hogsmeade for a bit of refreshment&#;after all, there&#;s nothing like a good bit of butterbeer! Of course, it&#;s hard to get across that they&#;re drinking butterbeer when you take the standard LEGO approach of using an empty cup, so this CMF series introduced what I believe to be a first: a tumbler that&#;s filled. The amber filling is a similar dual-injection look as the Erlenmeyer flasks. The mug has a plume hole on the top of the handle, and accepts a stud on the bottom. The lip of the glass is also of the correct diameter to accept the bottom of a round stud or the bottom of another glass. Hermione is otherwise dressed in regular muggle clothes with a striped sweater, blue jeans, and fur-lined boots. She has the same long brown hair as previous versions, and has a double-sided head with an alternate startled expression.



Ron Weasley

Completing the first of several character pairs in Series 2, Ron is also dressed for an outing at the tavern. Like Hermione, his only accessories are a mug of butterbeer and a wand. Ron&#;s unkempt dark orange hair is the same design used in many recent versions, and he&#;s got alternate puzzled and angry expressions. Ron wears a striped coat and grey jeans.


Here&#;s Ron and Hermione together, enjoying the &#;totally just friends&#; stage of their character arc.


Luna Lovegood

Luna Lovegood&#;s endearingly eccentric antics are on full display with this version of her character, as she wears her enchanted Gryffindor-cheering lion hat. A younger version of Luna appeared in the Series 1 figures, but like several other characters in this series, this older version is from The Half-Blood Prince. Although this isn&#;t the first time LEGO has produced a lion headpiece, this one is a totally new element from the one that the Cowardly Lion wore in The LEGO Movie 2 CMFs. And although it&#;s not pictured on most of the packaging, Luna also gets a regular hairpiece in bright light yellow for when she&#;s not at Quidditch matches. Her head is double-sided, with alternate smiling and frowning expressions.



Griphook

Although a couple of Harry Potter sets have included goblins as far back as , this is the first time Griphook is a named minifigure. Unlike the previous versions, Griphook doesn&#;t have a custom molded head, but instead uses a regular minifigure head and a custom hairpiece with goblin ears, and the result looks far superior. The hairpiece is actually dual-molded with dark grey hair and flesh-colored ears rather than one or the other being painted. Griphook&#;s dressed in his pinstriped banking coat and shirt, including printed sleeves, and he carries a key and the Sword of Gryffindor. The sword is a brand new element that&#;s wonderfully detailed with three inset trans-red jewels on the pommel and crossguard. Griphook has only a single-sided head for a permanent scowl. As the LEGO key comes in pairs on a sprue like the wands, an extra is included.



Lily Potter

Perhaps the most important figures in the Harry Potter stories who haven&#;t previously had a minifigure version, Lily and James Potter finally make an appearance in Series 2. Harry&#;s mother wears a simple blue outfit with a dark blue skirt printed onto her legs, and carries a tiny sand blue swaddled baby who&#;s helpfully labeled with an H. She has alternate expressions of smiling and grinning. Her dark orange long hair has appeared many times in previous sets.



James Potter

At long last, LEGO Harry Potter isn&#;t an orphan, as both his parents are now available in minifigure form. James is dressed in a fine black overcoat and suit with a dark red scarf. The scarf was introduced back in with The LEGO Ninjago Movie CMFs, but has only appeared in a few colors since then, so the dark red brings a welcome new addition. James has a double-sided head with long sideburns and alternate expressions of a slight smile and excited joy, and he carries a 2&#;3-tile portrait of himself and Lily.


Given that Harry&#;s parents are most famous for dying in defense of their son, it would have been obvious to include frightened or angry looks for the alternate expressions. But despite the darkness of the story, it&#;s laudable that LEGO chose to portray them in their happiest moments. It&#;s a poignant counter to the evil that we all know eventually befalls them.


Ginny Weasley

Another character version from The Half-Blood Prince, Ginny is dressed here in the delicate dark-blue dress that she wore to Professor Slughorn&#;s Christmas party. The torso and upper legs are dark green, printed over with an intricate dark blue pattern that yields a lovely deep-sea hue. Ginny&#;s dark orange is a new element printed with a single gold barrette. Her head is double-sided with a grin and a smirk, and she carries a wand and a dish of dragon tartare balls. The dish is a new element and like the butterbeer mugs, it&#;s very nicely designed to clutch a round stud on the top or bottom. It also features a plume hole in the middle of either end.


Fred Weasley

The next pair of figures hail from The Goblet of Fire. Fred and his twin brother George have appeared in minifigure form just once before in &#;s Diagon Alley, though recently the twins have been advertising for LEGO itself. Fred is dressed in a tan coat and beanie and carries a briefcase (the element that was introduced in Series 1) and a wand. The briefcase folds out to become a gambling booth so the twins can take bets on the Tri-Wizard Tournament. The inside of the briefcase lid is printed with their bookie records, and two printed 1&#;1 tiles with gambling chits are included. Each of the tiles have an extra included, so you&#;ll actually get four. Fred&#;s head is double-sided with alternate smirking and surprised expressions.



George Weasley

Always together, George Weasley is ready to accompany his twin brother in their Goblet of Fire antics. Since Fred has the gambling scene, that leaves George to handle the Marauder&#;s Map, though both twins are dressed for the former scene. The Marauder&#;s Map has appeared a few times in previous sets, including a very nice unfolded version earlier this year in the Harry Potter Minifigure Pack. This 2&#;2 tile shows just the map&#;s cover and matches perfectly with the unfolded version. George has a double-sided head with grinning and laughing expressions. The Hogwarts beanie/hairpiece that both Weasleys wear is a new element that&#;s double-molded in dark orange and tan.



Bellatrix Lestrange

Featuring Azkaban prison garb, this version of Death Eater Bellatrix Lestrange is from The Order of the Phoenix, during which she makes her escape, though her hair matches her later, more composed look a little better. The hairpiece has appeared just once before in black, and it was on a previous version of this character from Bellatrix carries her prison number sign, ⤴╧  93, along with a black wand and dark grey handcuffs, a new color for the latter. An extra set of handcuffs is included. Bellatrix&#;s striped prison clothes are printed on a grey dress slope and feature dirty fringes, and her head is double-sided with a wicked smile and a frown.



Kingsley Shacklebolt

Kingsley Shacklebolt plays a role in several of the movies, but up to now hadn&#;t appeared as a minifigure. Kingsley&#;s bright robes make him a hard-to-miss feature, and they&#;re represented here with printing on the purple torso, arms, and legs, as well as with a cloth cape that&#;s blue on the outside and dark blue on the inside. Unfortunately, the soft, unstarched cloth cape doesn&#;t lie very flat against the torso, leaving the cape more billowy than it ought to be. Kingsley&#;s cap is a new element that sits at a slight angle and features a diamond pattern printed all the way around. Kingsley carries a dark brown broom and a black wand. Due to most of it being exposed, Kingsley&#;s head is single-sided.



Moaning Myrtle

A key figure in The Chamber of Secrets, Moaning Myrtle Warren is another character who&#;s never before appeared as a minifigure. The ghost who haunts the second floor girls&#; lavatory, Myrtle appears in pale tones with aqua head and hands, dark blue hair, and a sand blue body and legs. As a younger character she features bendable short legs. Her soft rubber pigtail hairpiece is a new element, and Myrtle&#;s head is double-sided with dual expressions of crying and pouting. Myrtle carries Tom Marvolo Riddle&#;s diary, a simple book that can cause no end of trouble. The black book cover is just printed with Tom&#;s initials, presumably because the full name wouldn&#;t fit. Inside, the printed 1&#;2 tile contains Harry&#;s first words to the magical diary, much more appropriate here than in the potions book. Myrtle also includes a black 1&#;2 jumper and a clear stand so she can float, and an extra stand is included.



Professor Sprout

The endearing Professor Pomona Sprout has had just a single previous minifigure version from the Hogwarts set, and this version is more closer to capturing her character. Head of Hufflepuff House and the Herbology department, this version of Sprout is from The Chamber of Secrets and is ready to teach young students about mandrake roots. Her head/hairpiece is a new element that combines a bent wizard&#;s hat with frizzy dark grey hair and a pair of earmuffs. She carries a dark tan wand and has a mandrake root and pot. Interestingly, the mandrake is a 1&#;1 round brick like the ones from this year&#;s Hogwarts Astronomy Tower set, and not the special element introduced with the Series 1 Neville character. It&#;s a new print from the ones in that set, but doesn&#;t look nearly as good as the special element and it&#;s a disappoint that that piece didn&#;t return. Sprout has a double-sided head with smiling and surprised expressions, and an extra plant stem is included.



Neville Longbottom

True to form, Neville was running late for the lineup of young students in their formal Hogwarts robes that featured in Series 1. Last time we got Harry, Hermione, Ron, and even Dean, but at last Neville has caught up. In addition to his dark brown wand, Neville carries the sentient Monster Book of Monsters from The Prisoner of Azkaban. It&#;s a standard book back with a new cover element for the creature&#;s tentacly fringe. The front is printed with eyes, and the inside gets a 1&#;2 cheese slope instead of a standard tile, which is printed on the edge with pages, a mouth, and a tongue/bookmark.



Conclusion and recommendation

If you&#;ve just read a lengthy review of 16 Harry Potter minifigures, it&#;s likely that you&#;re a LEGO Harry Potter fan. And if you&#;re a LEGO Harry Potter fan, this is an excellent series that you&#;ll want to collect. There are a few figures that might not be worth spending the dough; this version of Harry Potter is extremely forgettable and you won&#;t miss it. You may also not need another version of Ron or Hermione, though the butterbeer mugs might make it worthwhile. The same goes for Ginny and her dish of questionable hors d&#;oeuvres. Pretty much all of the other figures, however, are excellent and represent rarely seen or totally new characters or include great new additions like Fawkes and the Monster Book of Monsters.

The $5 price-point does chafe a bit, and while the company has done an excellent job overall of holding steady prices on a per-piece basis across their entire assortment despite inflation, the Minifigure lines is one key area we can see LEGO&#;s overall costs slowly inching up. Unfortunately, the $5 per figure for Minifigures is probably here to stay, whether we like it or not. The good news is that most of the recent Minifigures series have eventually gone on sale, so there&#;s a chance you may be able to pick up them up for less if you&#;re patient.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Harry Potter Series 2 are available from LEGO starting Sept. 1 for US $ | CAN $ | UK £ each. They may also be available from third-party sellers on sites like Amazon and eBay.

The LEGO Group sent The Brothers Brick an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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Review: LEGO Harry Potter Minifigures Series 2

is yet another massive year for LEGO Harry Potter fans with a whole slew of new sets (like the brilliant Hedwig), the upcoming Diagon Alley set, as well as a second series of collectible Harry Potter minifigures.

Series 2 follows on from the first series which blended characters from mainline Harry Potter, as well as the Fantastic Beasts movie.

With only 16 characters to collect (and no chase minifigure!), Series 2 is a tighter and more focused series to collect, without the distraction of Fantastic Beast movie characters.

The release date for LEGO Harry Potter Minifigures Series 2 is 1 September , and will be available worldwide.

If you&#;d like to check out some of my previous LEGO Minifigure reviews, check out the Minifigure Series Reviews  section in the Review Hub. They&#;re what I would consider my favourite reviews to write and I put in a lot more effort than usual for these reviews 🙂

Here&#;s a look at the individual blind bags, which contain a mystery LEGO Harry Potter minifigure.

To those who are new to LEGO&#;s Collectible Minifigure Series, each minifigure comes in a blind bag, which introduces a sense of &#;randomness&#; to what you&#;ll get. Each blind bag costs AU$ (US$ in the US and£ and € respectively). You can find them at your local toy store, or on LEGO.com or even on Amazon.

For minifigures series like these, I recommend not wasting your time (and money) by just buying a full set online &#; although this particular one isn&#;t too difficult to feel for, outside of a couple of tricky ones.

Here&#;s the leaflet included in each blind bag which contains a character checklist, and some simple instructions for minifigs that require some additional assembly.

Unfortunately, the quality is still paper thin, and good luck trying to remove the adhesive tape without ripping out a chunk of the paper along with it.

These are awful &#; LEGO please bring back the quality of the old leaflets. There&#;s no justifying the price hike of LEGO Minifigures, and subject us to these terrible leaflets.

The box distribution of Harry Potter Minifigures Series 2 is a little erratic from what I&#;ve read &#; I didn&#;t get a whole box, so can&#;t definitively say and word on the street is that boxes are entirely random, judging from reports from Brickset, and Promobricks.

This is very, very bizarre as it seems like it&#;s the first time that LEGO has gone with a completely random box breakdown for LEGO Collectible minifigures, and I don&#;t quite like it as it increases the risk of not getting at least 3 complete set per box of minifigures.

I hope LEGO gets absolutely blasted by its customers for this as it&#;s un-customer friendly behaviour, especially for people who buy entire boxes to split with their friends.

Here&#;s the complete list of characters.

  1. Harry Potter
  2. Hermione Granger
  3. Ron Weasley
  4. Luna Lovegood
  5. Neville Longbottom
  6. Professor Pomona Sprout
  7. Professor Albus Dumbledore
  8. Kingsley Shacklebolt
  9. Griphook
  10. Moaning Myrtle
  11. Bellatrix Lestrange
  12. Ginny Weasley
  13. George Weasley
  14. Fred Weasley
  15. James Potter
  16. Lily Potter

If you click the name of each minifigure, you&#;ll instantly jump to the corresponding minifigure review! For the &#;feelers out there&#;, my reviews also contain a &#;How To Find One&#; section with actual tips on how you can best identify the minifigs in their blind bags.

If you&#;re new to my LEGO Minifigure reviews, I use a 5-point scale review scale to rate each minifig. Here&#;s what the numbers mean!

5/5 &#; I love it
4/5 &#; I really like it
3/5 &#; I like it
2/5 &#; I don&#;t like it
1/5 &#; I didn&#;t really like it
0/5 &#; I hate it

Now all that&#;s done, let&#;s jump straight into the LEGO Harry Potter Minifigures Series 2 review!

Harry Potter

Wand: 11&#; long, made of holly, with a phoenix feather core

Harry Potter is from Movie 6, the Half Blood Prince and is dressed in a grey zip hoodie with a red shirt on the inside, which he wears when the trio hang out at The Three Broomsticks Inn to get wasted on butterbeer. 

His Advanced-Potion Making book accessory is a great nod to the central object of Book 6, and the printed cover is a really welcome touch.

On the inside of a book is a printed tile which has Severus Snape&#;s handwritten notes on a page &#; the details are tiny, but there&#;s a large scribble on top of the page that spells out Sectumsempra, a nasty little curse invented by Snape.

Here&#;s a look at Harry&#;s back printing, and his alternate face which has a surprised expression.

This minifigure is yet another addition to the dozens of Harry Potter variants, but the highly detailed Advanced Potions Making textbook is a nice little nod to the books/movies that will delight fans but on the whole, it isn&#;t terribly exciting or novel.

How To Find One: Feel for the book, and confirm with the 1 x 2 tile.

Minifig Rating: 2/5

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Hermione Granger

Wand: 10 ¾&#; long, made of vine wood, dragon heartstring core

Hermione from the Half-Blood Prince makes an appearance, with her casual muggle clothes &#; a cream and brown-striped jumper that she wears to the Three Broomsticks as the trio hang out with some frosty mugs of butterbeer.

The graphic designers absolutely nailed the costume, but alas, I think it&#;s a massive wasted opportunity that they didn&#;t include an alternate face with Hermione&#;s butterbeer stache.

Instead, we just get a slightly perplexed look for her dual-sided head.

Hermione comes with an exciting brand new accessory &#; a butterbeer glass. It&#;s a cool new design that&#;s a massive upgrade over the existing LEGO cup/goblet accessory, and I love that the amber-coloured liquid is visible inside.

I reckon it&#;s going to be super useful for LEGO bar/pub creations and is a great new accessory in LEGO&#;s repertoire.

How To Find One: Feel for the butterbeer glass, and confirm with her hairpiece, which is fairly large and textured.

Minifig Rating: 3/5

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Ron Weasley

Wand: 14&#; long, made of willow, core of unicorn hair.

Like Harry and Hermione, Ron is also outfitted in casual muggle clothes that he wears to The Three Broomsticks in the sixth movie. His primary facial expression is classic Ron &#; a smug, relaxed and sheepish smirk look on his face.

Here&#;s a look at Ron&#;s striped fleece jacket from the movie, which really just cements how much better fashion sense he has over Harry Potter.

Like Hermione, he also has the new butterbeer glass accessory, and a wand.

While Ron isn&#;t the most interesting or unique minifigure, like Hermione, I do like the attention to detail of getting his movie outfit translated to his LEGO minifigure, with printing on his arms and back.

Ron has an annoyed alternate face which screams &#;the f***?&#;.

Ron Weasley is pretty average, but with Harry and Hermione, you get to re-create a movie-accurate Three Broomsticks Inn scene, which I think will really only appeal to hardcore Potterheads, but hey, at least the new butterbeer glasses are a small consolation.

How To Find One: Ron is fairly tricky as you&#;ll need to identify the butterbeer glass, but make sure that it&#;s not Hermione, who has a larger hairpiece.

Minifig Rating: 3/5

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Luna Lovegood

Wand: unknown

On to a more interesting character, and just like the first Series, Luna Lovegood manages to steal the show once again with her quirkiness.

This version of Luna Lovegood is from Order of the Phoenix, which marks the debut of her Gryffindor Lion Hat, a Luna Lovegood creation that she uses to cheer the team on at Quidditch matches, that roars on command.

Here&#;s a look at Luna&#;s back printing and alternate face, which has a neutral, pensive expression.

Luna&#;s iconic Lion Hat is one of the standout accessories in this series with the designers taking great pains to mimic how it looks from the movies, and I was really impressed by the dark streaks painted on to give it a sense of texture.

Here&#;s the back view of the Lion Hat, where you can really appreciate the level of texture and detail.

Luna Lovegood was my favourite minifigure out of the first Harry Potter Series, and she definitely has maintained her position as one of my favourites in this series.

Luna blends just the right level of quirkiness, and the addition of the Lion Hat which is the most interesting accessory in this series makes for an all around superb minifigure.

How To Find One: Luna is fairly easy to find, as long as you can feel for her Lion Hat, which is large, textured object, with a hole for the face. Alternatively, Luna&#;s hairpiece is also easy to feel for as it has two sharp prongs that extent sideways at the bottom of her ponytail. 

Minifig Rating: 4/5

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Neville Longbottom

Wand: unknown length, made of Cherry, unicorn hair core

Up next is everyone&#;s favourite timid Gryffindor, Neville Longbottom. The presence of his accessory &#; the Monster Book of Monsters dates Neville in book/movie 3, where the book serves as a textbook prescribed by Hagrid for their Care of Magical Creatures class.

Neville is dressed in his Hogwarts robes, which features Gryffindor house colours, which is the first time Neville makes an appearance in his school uniform.

Just like in Series 1, Neville has an amazing selection of facial expressions, a worried/shocked alternate expression, and a timid neutral look, with his buckteeth featuring prominently across both.

One of the things that bothers me about this series is the sheer number of books included as accessories, but Neville escapes criticism with the utterly unique Monster Book of Monsters, which features a printed cover, but the cover is also moulded to incorporate the book&#;s gnashing teeth.

On the inside is another surprise &#; a 2&#;1 cheese slope which has has printing along the vertical side with another set of teeth, and a bookmark peeking out of the pages.

Also, props to LEGO for selecting scenes such as the one above where Neville is viciously attacked by the Monster Book of Monster as the inspiration behind this minifigure.

The Monster Book of Monsters is a real treat, and it&#;s really cool to see LEGO push the boundaries of printing and moulds with these accessories &#; I never knew that cheese slops could be printed on the vertical side, and this does present the case that LEGO can and should be printing across the board instead of resorting to stickers.

How To Find One: Neville is pretty tricky, as you&#;ll need to feel for the Monster Book of Monster&#;s cover, which has slightly jagged/rough edges. Alternatively, feel for the 1 x 2 cheese slope.

Minifig Rating: 4/5

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Professor Pomona Sprout

Wand: unknown

Coming after Neville is his favourite teacher &#; Professor Pomona Sprout, the head of House Hufflepuff and the Herbology Department at Hogwarts.

Professor Sprout is known for her flyaway hair, and is often seen covered in dirt due to her classes and time spent tending to herbs and plants.

Professor Sprout is dressed in earthy tones, with her outfit straight out of the Chamber of Secrets (mandrake potting scene), and comes with a wand, and a potted Mandrake.

Here&#;s a look at the back of her dress &#; it&#;s fantastic to see LEGO finally getting printing on the back of curved slope dress pieces, so her robe details finally extend all the way to the back.

Professor Sprout&#;s headpiece is really neat &#; with a witch&#;s hat that curves forwards, her messy grey hair fused to it, and a pair of earmuffs to go with it. The earmuffs protect her from the blood-curling screams of the mandrake plant.

We get a new version of the Mandrake, which now comes as a printed round 1&#;1 brick.

I swear, the scene from Chamber of Secrets where Professor Sprout teaches the students how to repot Mandrakes fills me with unease each time I&#;m reminded of it.

I found it off that LEGO would create a new variant of the Mandrake considering the one introduced in Series 1 was pretty good already.

Here&#;s a comparison shot with Neville from the very same Chamber of Secrets scene which you can now fully re-enact now that Professor Sprout makes her debut in the new wave of Harry Potter sets.

Professor Sprout has been a long-time coming as this is her first appearance as a minifigure since , so her inclusion is a great use of a slot in this series for fans looking to complete the Hogwarts teaching staff collection.

How To Find One: Feel for the curved sloped dress to shortlist Professor Sprout, then confirm with either the 1 x 1 round brick, Mandrake leaves which has three of them sticking out, with a stick handle, or her pointy witch&#;s hat.

Minifig Rating: 4/5

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Professor Albus Dumbledore

Wand: Elder Wand

We finally get a fitting final tribute to the late Richard Harris who played Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter movies.

This version of Dumbledore features his rich red robes, and wizard hat with stars printed on the brim, as well as his richly flowing white hair and beard.

Similar to Professor Sprout, Dumbledore&#;s minifigure benefits from the use of back slope printing on his robes, allowing for the continuous pattern of his regal robes.

The printing and use of the curved dress piece makes this an instant upgrade to the Chamber of Secrets Dumbledore from last year&#;s Harry Potter Advent Calendar.

As if Dumbledore&#;s minifigure design wasn&#;t excellent enough, LEGO also generously included Fawkes the Phoenix, a brand new upgrade from the version.

Fawkes is an exciting new LEGO animal, and is immaculately detailed, with sharp printing and moulding across his body, as well as an extra-long tail.

Here&#;s the look at the Fawkes from behind, where you can see the depth of textures across his wings and head.

Dumbledore is undeniable one of the highlights of Harry Potter Series 2 with one of the most detailed incarnations of the minifigure yet, a tribute to Richard Harris and the new Fawkes which should send LEGO Potterheards giddy with excitement.

How To Find One: First off, feel for the sloped dress piece, and confirm by trying to feel for Fawkes. His sharp beak is easy to feel out by pinching the bag. Alternatively, his beard-piece which has an easy to feel for &#;ring&#; protruding from it is a useful indicator.

Minifig Rating: 5/5

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Kingsley Shacklebolt

Wand: unknown

Kingsley Shacklebolt, the auror and leading member of the reconstituted Order of the Phoenix finally makes his long-awaited debut as a LEGO Minifigure, in stunning fashion.

I&#;ve always loved how Kingsley was depicted in the books, with his commanding presence, he always exuded power and calmness, and was a formidable foe to Death Eaters and even Voldemort himself.

Kingsley is dressed in rich purple and blue robes (I think it&#;s a boubou), that are a nod to his Nigerian heritage, and even includes a kufi cap which has elaborate prints on it.

The inclusion of fabric robes (be careful when you snip your blind bags open, I accidentally snipped parts of it off) is a great touch and really accentuates Kingsley&#;s overall look.

I do think his choice of accessories, just a wand and a broomstick are a little plain, and I do wish they had included at least a nod or reference to his Patronus ominously warning about the fall of the Ministry of Magic.

That said, it&#;s been a long-time coming for Kingsley to show up in the LEGO Harry Potter world, and many fans will assuredly be very excited to add him to their collection.

How To Find One: Look out for Kingsley&#;s broomstick, which is unique to him. It&#;s long thin handle and enlarged head should be very easy to find.

Minifig Rating: 4/5

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Griphook

Griphook is also another minor character that makes his debut as a named minifigure in Series 2.

It&#;s up for debate if this is the very first incarnation of the Gringotts Goblin banker, as there were 2 goblins included in Gringotts Bank, which could&#;ve been Griphook.

That said, this a massive upgrade over those goblins with blank heads as Griphook&#;s face is printed with a high level of detail, capturing the slightly sinister features of Goblins, as well as a new hairpiece with pointy elf-like ears.

Here&#;s a better look at Griphook&#;s earpiece and back and arm printing.

Griphook is a cool character, but unfortunately, is completely overshadowed by the Sword of Gryffindor &#; which is just an incredible specimen and one of the most elaborate sword designs that LEGO have ever come up with.

I mean, how insane is this sword? From the transparent rubies on the pommel and cross guards, to the subtle moulded details on the hilt.

This is such a step up for LEGO accessories that we now have accessories that fuse multiple types of materials together, and makes me excited to see more to come.

Griphook is cool and all, but boy, oh boy do you want to pick him up just for the sword.

How To Find One: The Sword of Gryffindor is relatively easy to feel for, just look out for a long flat object, with prominent crossguards and hilt, which all feels like a &#;T&#;.

Minifig Rating: 3/5
Sword Rating: 10/5

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Moaning Myrtle

Joining the new minifigure debutants is Moaning Myrtle from the Chambers of Secret. Myrtle is the ghost that haunts the girl&#;s bathroom at Hogwarts, and is famed for being killed by the Slytherin Serpent, as well as helping Harry solve one of the Triwizard challenges while he was taking a bath.

As a Hogwarts ghost, Myrtle has a pale blue hue, and her robes are equally tattered and frayed. She comes with the attachment from the DC Super Hero Minifigures Series which allows you to pose her in all sorts of levitating positions.

Here&#;s a look at her alternate face, which kinda just looks like an angry Harry Potter that&#;s turning blue in the face from lack of oxygen.

Her hairpiece is made out of the slightly inferior rubbery plastic, which I was surprised to encounter as I thought that LEGO had large moved on from using it &#; as such the clutch power between her hairpiece and head isn&#;t the greatest.

Are you tired of book accessories yet? Moaning Myrtle comes with Tom Riddle&#;s diary, which was central to the plot of the Chamber of Secrets, and later on when it was revealed to be one of Voldemort&#;s horcruxes that got destroyed.

The front cover of the diary is printed with the initials TMR (Tom Marvolo Riddle) and on the inside is a page with the words &#;my name is Harry Potter&#; followed by &#;hello&#; &#; a reference to Harry communicating with the remnants of Voldemort&#;s soul.

Overall, like other minor characters, the inclusion of Moaning Myrtle is a step in the right direction for Harry Potter completionists, especially as she&#;s quite central to key plot points but her rubbery hair and accessory leave a lot more to be desired.

How To Find One: Moaning Myrtle&#;s rubbery hair piece is a giveaway, especially if you can pick out the two pigtails. Alternatively, try feeling for the jumper plate, which feels like a 2 x 1 tile, with a stud in the middle of it.

Minifig Rating: 3/5

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Bellatrix Lestrange

Wand: 12¾&#; long, made of Walnut, dragon heartstring core

Prior to the new wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets, Bellatrix Lestrange was one of the most sought after minifigures, with prices regularly exceeding AU$50 on the secondary market.

It&#;s great to see LEGO identify the gap in the market and now in , we have not one but two Bellatrixes available for fans who may have missed out on her.

This version is a nod to Bellatrix Lestrange&#;s Azkaban mugshot, and sees her in chains carrying a movie-accurate prisoner card which has her as prisoner number

It&#;s great to see her signature hairpiece make a return, and I also liked the highly detailed printing across her entire body, even on the back of her prison robes as well.

I love her alternate face &#; which has a sinister evil smirk on it, the exact look you&#;d picture from Bellatrix as she takes joy in torturing her victims with the Cruciatus Curse.

Really happy with the inclusion of Bellatrix &#; the sole villain in this entire series and I think she&#;s a great accessible alternative for people who want to add her to their collections without necessarily having to buy The Burrow to obtain her.

How To Find One: First of all, try identifying Bellatrix by her curved sloped dress, and confirm with the 2 x 1 flat tile.

Minifig Rating: 4/5

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Ginny Weasley

Wand: yew, unknown length and core

Ginny is yet another relatively rare Harry Potter character that&#;s made a resurgence this year. Like Bellatrix, she&#;s also available in The Burrow set, albeit in more casual attire.

This version of Ginny is dressed in a deep green dress, and comes with a wand, and a chocolate sundae.

The minifigure is a nod to Ginny&#;s outfit from the Slug Club Christmas Party from the Half-blood Prince for those of you playing at home, and I love how they even got her hairstyle down pat.

Speaking of her hair, the new hairstyle is really detailed, with long wavy tresses, and a gold hairclip on her right side.

It won&#;t set the world on fire, but I was surprised that Ginny came with what seems to be a new goblet or sundae glass which I&#;ve never seen before.

It&#;s an interesting way to introduce a really useful element, and makes her minifigure slightly more desirable. It&#;s not the most interesting element in the series, but the relative novelty makes up for it slightly.

How To Find One: Ginny&#;s ice cream sundae glass is your best bet &#; it has an hourglass-like shape.

Minifig Rating: 3/5

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George Weasley

Wand: unknown 

Another great inclusion in Series 2 are the Weasley twins, with George leading the way.

The jokesters (fittingly born on 1 April) are a welcome addition, as they were last seen in &#;s Diagon Alley set.

George, the younger of the twins comes with a printed 2 x 2 tile of the Marauder&#;s Map, an enchanted map created by Sirius Black, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew and Remus Lupin that revealed the entirety of Hogwarts and its inhabitants.

George comes with a pom pom beanie with the Weasley&#;s iconic ginger hair fused into it.

For his alternate face, George has an exceptionally happy looking chuckle which matches his cheery personality.

The Marauder&#;s Map is a decent if unremarkable accessory that&#;s more of a reference to an important object than it is something you&#;d get excited about.

But the prospect of not having to spend hundreds of dollars on a set to get a Weasley twin more than makes up for the slightly disappointing package.

How To Find One: Search for the 2 x 2 flat tile, which is the only one of its kind. The Weasley&#;s beanie with its conical head and a bulbous top is also easy to feel for. Just don&#;t confuse him for Fred.

Minifig Rating: 3/5

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Fred Weasley

Wand: unknown

Fred Weasley, as you may expect from an identical twin is dressed almost similarly to George, save for a few minor differences.

While they do have the same headpiece, there are very subtle differences such as the fact that Fred&#;s parka is buttoned close, whereas George is open, revealing his inner shirt.

George comes with a plain-looking briefcase, which when opens up, displays a sneaky surprise. It&#;s a briefcase used to run a gambling booth, to take bets on the contestants in the Triwizard Tournament, and has the odds printed on the inside.

Inside the suitcase are betting tokens with the numbers 3 and 6 on them accordingly. In my blind bag, I also received duplicates of both which was a nice bonus.

Here&#;s the scene in question from the Goblet of Fire.

I never owned the first version of Diagon Alley, so this is the first time I&#;ve been able to own both Weasley twins, which is kind of a big deal. The fact that you can get both of them at such accessible prices is always a big plus in my eyes, and I couldn&#;t be happier.

How To Find One: Try feeling for the individual 1 x 1 tiles, of which there are four, or you the suitcase, which has the same shape as a book, but a deeper compartment. Fred&#;s pom pomp beanie which has a conical shape and a rounded ball on its edge is also fairly easy to feel for.

Minifig Rating: 3/5

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James Potter

Wand: 11&#; long, made of mahogany, core unknown

Another surprise inclusion is Harry&#;s father, James Potter who as you may know, was murdered by Voldemort on Halloween.

James has never made an appearance as a minifigure before, which expands the LEGO Harry Potter universe slightly. He kinda looks like John Lennon, and has prominent sideburns as his most distinguishable feature.

I also really like the inclusion of a dark red scarf, which is one of the nicer neck accessories about.

As an accessory, James comes with a 2 x 3 tile portrait of himself and Lily, probably on holiday and looking very blissfully in love.

Here&#;s his alternate face which has a small confident smile. I think it&#;s a big missed opportunity that the graphic designers didn&#;t include a shocked &#;I&#;m getting murdered by Voldemort expression&#;, but I presume that may have been vetoed due to how morbid it is&#;

That said, James Potter debuting in minifigure form is a great use of a slot in this series and will make a lot of Harry Potter fans very happy.

How To Find One: Try feeling for the 2 x 3 tile which is the only one of its kind.

Minifig Rating: 3/5

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Lily Potter

Wand: 10¼&#; long, made of willow, unknown core

Last but not least, we also have another brand new minifigure &#; Harry&#;s mum, Lily Potter.

She&#;s dressed in a blue vest, and a dark blue top which contrasts very nicely with her bright orange hair.

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The best Lego Harry Potter sets

It's not hard to see why Lego Harry Potter sets are so popular. To state the obvious, Lego is a big deal and so is Harry Potter. The first Lego Harry Potter toys appeared in to coincide with the release of the first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (or Sorcerer's Stone in the US). Things went quiet with the end of the movie series, but since , Lego Harry Potter has returned in style, with a run of excellent sets that improve markedly on their predecessors in terms of complexity, design and imaginativeness.

Lego has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, evident in our round up of the best Lego sets for adults. And Lego Harry Potter is no exception. In this article, we bring together what we consider to be the best Lego Harry Potter sets of the modern era. Whether you're buying for yourself, your children or the Hogwarts fanatic in your life, read on to discover the very best Lego Harry Potter sets available today.

For more out-of-this-world Lego adventures, have a look at our picks for the best Lego space sets.

Lego Harry Potter Castle

The best Lego Harry Potter set overall

Specifications

Age: 16+

Number of pieces:

Weight: g

Minifigures: 4 (+27 microfigures)

Model number:

Reasons to buy

+Complex and detailed+So many film moments

Reasons to avoid

-Not the whole castle-Very expensive

If you're a truly passionate Lego Harry Potter fan, and time and money are no object, then there's no real question about it: you're going to want the Lego Harry Potter Castle. We say "time", because it's going to take quite a while for you to build this complex set, with over 6, pieces. And we say "money" because, well, it's certainly not cheap. But if you are prepared to invest both, then you'll get a lot back in return. Because this brilliant set, which measures around 60 x 75cm once constructed, really does pack a lot of classic Harry Potter moments into its multiple rooms and passageways. 

It would take to long to list every single location and scene represented in this Lego Harry Potter castle, but suffice to say The Great Hall is beautifully realised, with nicely designed stained glass windows, flaming torches, and seating able to house a range of students and staff. Elsewhere you'll find Chamber of Secrets, Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom, Dumbledore’s office, Umbrage’s office, the Transfiguration classroom and plenty more besides.

Given the huge number of scenes represented, many of these rooms are quite minuscule, and so rather than minifigures (of which there are just four), the set is centred around 27 microfigures, which are tiny enough to pose in multiple places. They're well designed and mostly recognisable, but of course they're not nearly as detailed, or satisfying, as minifigures. 

Almost everywhere here, Lego's made brilliant use of space, from the devil’s snare behind a rock to the moving staircases, which are actually rotatable. And that's not all: outside the building you also get a Whomping Willow and Hagrid's Hut to add to the value. 

Please note, though, that this model doesn't actually replicate the entirety of Hogwarts as seen in the movie; it's basically just the front part of it. Lego's aim here has been more about echoing the big scenes rather than anything like an accurate architectural representation of the castle as it appears on screen. Also note that there's a large reliance on stickers to add many of the most important details, such as the door to the room of requirement, and that these can be quite fiddly to apply. 

Beyond these little niggles, though, this Lego Harry Potter set will provide you with endless pleasure, in terms of both the initial construction and the inevitable series of modifications you'll want to make once you're done.

Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express

The best value Lego Harry Potter set

Specifications

Age: 8+

Number of pieces:

Weight: kg

Minifigures : 5 (+ Dementor and Scabbers figures)

Model number:

Reasons to buy

+Removable sides & door+Lovely platform design

Reasons to avoid

-No tracks included-Only one passenger carriage

Book-ending the beginning and end of each academic year, the Hogwarts Express chuntering through the countryside is one of the most iconic elements of the Harry Potter movies. And so we're overjoyed that the latest Lego Harry Potter set to represent it is really, really good. 

The train itself is much more accurate than its predecessors, with much more representative wheels and a nice selection of interior details including fireplace, dials and valves. The carriage is great too; we love that you can remove both the side and the roof, making it very easy to get your minifigures positioned in there. And the platform design is the crowning glory, neatly divided as it is between the muggle and magical portions, with a swinging door to move your characters from platform 9 to platform 9¾.

Do be aware, however, that the headlights don't actually light up, as it portrayed on the box (naughty, Lego!). And that although the train does fit perfectly onto any Lego tracks, there aren't actually any tracks supplied with this set. Otherwise, though, this is a brilliantly designed Lego Harry Potter set that ticks all the boxes, and offers truly excellent value for the price.

Lego Harry Potter Quidditch

The best Lego Harry Potter set that's actually playable.

Specifications

Age: 7+

Number of pieces:

Weight: g

Minifigures : 6

Model number:

Reasons to buy

+Let's you play Quidditch+Very affordable

Reasons to avoid

-Lacks second goal-Lacks stadium structure

A lot of Lego Harry Potter sets are more about "display" than "play", but this excellent Quidditch set scores on both counts. That's because the player characters can actually fire Quaffle pieces, and the keeper (who "flies" on a kind of stilt piece) can be manoevered to protect them from the three goal mouths.

The set also comes with four towers that represent Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff respectively, with room to fit one of the six minifigures at the top. The Hufflepuff tower doubles as a useable scoreboard, too. 

And that, along with some accessories such as a very nice Golden Snitch, is basically your lot. You're not getting a full stadium then, or even a second goal piece, but considering the very affordable price, that's a compromise we feel is well worth making.

Lego Harry Potter Hagrid's Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue

The most cleverly designed Lego Harry Potter set

Specifications

Age: 8+

Number of pieces:

Weight: g

Minifigures included: 6

Model number:

Reasons to buy

+Great design choices+Glowing fireplace

Reasons to avoid

-Expensive for what it is-Batteries not included

You might think the grittier, rougher sides to the Harry Potter world might not mesh so well with the clean, polished and precise nature of Lego but this fantastic set will go a long way to changing your mind. Thoughtful design and colour choices means that Lego has brought a real sense of the earthy and rustic to this depiction of Hagrid's hut, in the scene from Prisoner of Azkaban where Buckbeak is due to be executed. 

This set makes great use of space too. The two sections of hut, which open at the back, are filled with fascinating objects that are easy to both move and remove. And the interior highlight is the fireplace containing a dragon’s egg; a battery-powered lightbrick that brings the fire to life very effectively.

Outside the huts, you also get two sections of pumpkin patch, a pole and tether for Buckbeak, and the hippogriff himself, with a head and neck that can be rotated, wings that can move up and down, and studs on his back to place minifigures. All in all, this set might be a bit pricey considering its relatively small size, but it's beautifully put together and really does add up to more than the sum of its parts.

Lego Harry Potter Rise of Voldemort

The most reasonably priced Lego Harry Potter set.

Specifications

Age: 7+

Number of pieces:

Weight: g

Minifigures: 4

Model number:

Reasons to buy

+Cheap+Voldemort-rises action feature

Reasons to avoid

-Simple look-Not many pieces

The rise of Voldemort in Goblet of Fire is one of the most pivotal scenes in the Harry Potter saga, so it's great that this very affordable set does such a good job of depicting it. Given the price, it's not surprisingly quite basic: no buildings as such, and quite a small number of pieces. But there are some lovely touches, including a Grim Reaper that can be posed to grasp Harry in his clutches, a cool mini version of the TriWizard Cup, and both a baby and an adult version of the chief villain.

A very cool action feature allows you to make Voldemort rise from the dead with the pull of a lever. And best of all, unlike other Lego Harry Potter sets, the box art doesn't mislead you by suggesting features that aren't there: in this case, what you see really is what you get. All in all, this is a great budget buy for anyone wishing to recreate one of Harry's darkest hours . 

Lego Harry Potter Beauxbatons' Carriage Arrival at Hogwarts

The prettiest Lego Harry Potter scene.

Specifications

Age: 8+

Number of pieces:

Weight: g

Minifigures: 4

Model number:

Reasons to buy

+Lovely fairy-tale looks+Clever carriage design 

Reasons to avoid

-Carriage sealed on one side-A little overpriced

If the grimness of the Voldemort graveyard scene isn't your thing, perhaps you'd prefer to recreating one of the franchise's most uplifting and fairytale-esque sequences? This beautifully designed set recalls the scene from Goblet of Fire where a flying carriage from Beauxbatons Academy of Magic arrives at Hogwarts. And it's all quite gorgeous, from the ornate carriage, peppered with attractive little details, to the enchanted equines with their posable wings.

This set is cleverly designed too, especially the carriage, which opens up at the top to offer what is essentially a second storey, complete with beds and furniture. Our favourite part, though, is the very dapper version of Hagrid, dressed in his Yule Ball costume and ready to win over Madame Maxime.

On the negative side, it's a little weird that one of the carriage doors doesn't open, the front harness piece seems a little unfinished, and it might be considered a bit pricey considering the number of pieces. But overall, this is a delightful set that pays brilliant tribute to one of the series' lighter and more uplifting moments.

Lego Harry Potter The Knight Bus

Lots of fun for fans with deep pockets.

Specifications

Age: 7+

Number of pieces:

Weight: g

Minifigures included: 3 (plus shrunken head & Hedwig)

Model number:

Reasons to buy

+Nicely designed elements+Can remove upper floor

Reasons to avoid

-Expensive-Quite small

There aren't many particularly memorable vehicles from the Harry Potter series, but the crazy Knight Bus from The Prisoner of Azkaban is very much the exception. And this Lego set does a great job of bringing the surreal three-storey contraption and its associated characters to life (see our full Lego Knight Bus review).

At 12 x 15cm, it's not as big as you'd expect from the surprisingly high price. But it is cleverly designed to fit a lot in, from the shrunken head and chandelier, which actually swing as you glide the bus about, to the swing chair and bed, which both fit minifigures. It's cool, too, that the side of the bus is detachable, aiding access, plus you can remove the top layer of the bus altogether. 

This design isn't flawless by any means: one gripe is that while the conductor fits on the side of the bus, he won't fit through the bus door itself. And overall, this set is pretty darned expensive for what it is. But as a Lego recreation of one of Harry Potter's wackiest scenes, it's does a very good job indeed.

Lego Harry Potter Expecto Patronum set

The best budget Lego Harry Potter set.

Specifications

Age : 8+

Number of pieces :

Weight: g

Minifigures : 4

Model number :

Reasons to buy

+Very affordable+Patronus piece is beautiful

Reasons to avoid

-Not many pieces-Shoreline is too small

We'll be honest, here: the scene in Prisoner of Azkaban where Harry summons his Patronus is one that hits us square in the feels. So we were instantly attracted to this set, and what we love most is the Patronus piece itself. In a (very un-Lego like) transluscent light blue and speckled with glitter, it really stands out and effectively conveys the magical nature of both the apparition and the moment itself

This contrasts nicely with the (again, very un-Lego like) weird and creepy take on trees, bringing a vivid sense of darkness and despair into the scene. And so while the shoreline piece is, to our mind, a little too small, we think Lego should be applauded for trying something different here that really works. And overall, given the low price, we think that this set offers superb value.

Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar

The best Christmas gift for Lego Harry Potter fans.

Specifications

Age: 7+

Number of pieces:

Weight: g

Minifigures: 7

Model number :

Reasons to buy

+Includes rare pieces+Includes exclusive pieces

Reasons to avoid

-Random feel to some items-Some pieces tough to construct

This Lego Harry Potter advent calendar contains 24 free mini-bags, containing Lego pieces that you can use to assemble Christmas scenes. So to start with there are a lot of accessories, including seating areas, a Christmas tree, cultery, food, snowman, fireplace, and presents. There are also minifigures, a statue pedestal, a Hedwig figure and a micro Hogwarts Express train.

Some of the pieces are very small and hard to put together, which might be seen as a bug or a feature, depending on how much you like a challenge. Meanwhile, some collectors might want this set just for the exclusive (at time of writing) items, such as Hermione in her winter outfit and Harry’s acceptance letter to Hogwart's. There's even an exclusive character in the form of a gold figure of Hogwart’s architect. 

Or maybe you just want something to open each day over the Christmas season, that isn't a disappointingly small square of chocolate. Whatever your reasoning, this is a nice and inexpensive buy for Lego Harry Potter fans.

 

Lego Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Minifigures Series 1

The best Lego Harry Potter set for minifigure collectors.

Specifications

Age: 6+

Number of pieces: 8

Weight:

Minifigures: 22

Model number:

Reasons to buy

+Lots of great characters+That invisibility clock

Reasons to avoid

-Too much packaging-Expensive

This set offers exactly what it promises: 16 minifigures from the Harry Potter and six from the Fantastic Beasts series. Each comes in a sealed ‘mystery' bag together with one or more accessory elements, plus a collector's leaflet and a unique display base plate. Unfortunately, that does add up to a lot of unnecessary packaging, which doesn't quite mesh with Lego's general focus on environmental responsibility.

The Lego Harry Potter minifigures themselves, though, are all very nice, and our favourite inclusion has to be Harry's Invisibility Cloak, which has an iridescent treatment that really shines, both literally and metaphorically. Be warned, though: the set as a whole is very expensive, and so how you feel about the Fantastic Beasts series will probably make a big impact on whether you think this is worth the cost.

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LEGO Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Golden Minifigures revealed!

Thanks to Wizarding World, the official Harry Potter Instagram account, we get our very first look at the all-new LEGO Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Golden Minifigures!

marks the 20th anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter, and just like Ninjago&#;s 10th anniversary, we&#;re getting treated to a whole new series of golden minifigures!

Update: The Summer wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets have been revealed!

Here are the sets where you can find the Golden Harry Potter Minifigures

The Golden Minifigures can be found in the following sets:

We now have our first glimpse of 6 minifigures &#; Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Professor Quirrell, Lord Voldemort and Severus Snape.

It&#;s an odd selection, but it does capture the main characters from the series, and from the Philosopher&#;s Stone.

I hope we get way more golden characters &#; I can just imagine Dumbledore being gated behind an expensive D2C set in the same way that Sensei Wu was included in Ninjago City Gardens.

I&#;m really looking forward to seeing the new wave of LEGO Harry Potter 20th Anniversary sets that will contain these minifigures.

In case you wanted a walk down memory lane, here&#;s a snapshot of the first LEGO Harry Potter sets from with their distinct box designs and minifigures!

Let me know in the comments if you&#;re excited for LEGO Harry Potter&#;s 20th anniversary and these golden minifigures!

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Ever since I first came across this title it struck a cord. I’ve been a collector of Harry Potter back in when LEGO first decided it would make these movies into sets which are based on the popular novels by J. K. Rowling. The characters and worlds she created will forever be a part of every kid&#;s dream that has ever seen the movies or read her books. So it would be unfair of me to talk about which Harry Potter minifigures are rare without first going into each of the LEGO sets released over the years.

And so it begins…

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

This was the book / movie that started them all, so it’s fair to say LEGO had plenty of good material as yet unseen to work with. The actual movie was released on the 16th of November , and was just in time for Christmas.

Again many of these sets were snapped as soon as they arrived, so it’s fair to say they were in very high demand. It created a shortage over Christmas and many kids lucked out that year. I did manage to get all of them due to being here in Australia, it wasn’t as popular, but after the first movie was released, that was all about to change.

There were 13 sets to begin with, Hogwarts Castle being the biggest.

The list went as follows;

  • &#; Sorting Hat
  • &#; The Final Challenge
  • &#; The Room of the Winged Keys
  • &#; Snape’s Class
  • &#; Forbidden Corridor 
  • &#; Hagrid’s Hut
  • &#; Hogwarts Express
  • &#; Hogwarts Castle (best set of the range)
  • &#; Flying Lesson
  • &#; Troll on the Loose
  • &#; Hogwarts Classrooms
  • &#; Gryffindor House
  • &#; Gringott’s Bank

In terms of the rarest figures in these sets, it was basically all of them, but to narrow it down a bit;

  • Snape with his glow-in-the-dark face, 
  • Norbert, the baby dragon, 
  • Fluffy, the 3-headed dog (only ever appeared once)
  • Peeves (only appeared in the books, not on the movie), 
  • Quirrell, with his weird two-sided face,
  • Goblins,
  • Troll (only ever appeared once)

If I had to choose one figure, I’d say Fluffy. Why? Because he was really well made.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

I liked these sets a lot, most had a darker theme about them, these were released in , there was 10 sets in total (alas no Moaning Myrtle).

  • &#; Quality Quidditch Supplies
  • &#; Knockturn Alley
  • &#; Diagon Alley Shops
  • &#; Quidditch Practice
  • &#; Aragog in the Dark forest
  • &#; Escape from Privet Drive (best set of the range)
  • &#; Dumbledore’s Office
  • &#; The Chamber of Secrets
  • &#; Dobby’s Release
  • &#; The Dueling Club
  • &#; Slytherin

Rare figures in these sets included;

The rarest being Fawkes & Vernon, because they only appeared once.

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The Prisoner Of Azkaban

In these sets released in , LEGO was starting to use flesh colours in the minifigures instead of the usual yellow. This made them more sought after and therefore a better figure all round.

With 10 sets in total, this was a much better range of sets & figures.

  • &#; Draco’s Encounter with Buckbeak
  • &#; Harry and the Marauder’s Map
  • &#; Professor Lupin’s Classroom
  • &#; Sirius Black’s Escape
  • &#; Hagrid’s Hut
  • &#; Knight Bus
  • &#; Shrieking Shack (Best Set off the Range.)
  • &#; Hogwarts Castle
  • &#; Hogwarts Express
  • &#; Mini Harry Potter Knight Bus

Rare figures in these sets included;

  • Dementor
  • Remus Lupin
  • Professor Sybill Trelawney
  • Sirius Black & Black dog
  • Peter Pettigrew
  • Stan Shunpike
  • Hippogriff Buckbeak
  • Neville Longbottom
  • Marauder’s Map Statue

The rarest being Peter Pettigrew, Sirius and Lupin.

The Goblet of Fire

With each new Harry Potter set released, LEGO brought a new remake of an older set, which although is not a bad thing, but it also mean’t that each minifigure released was improved as well. So much so that demand for the older figures swayed.

True was said of this range of sets released in in which there were 4 in total.

  • &#; Rescue from the Merpeople
  • &#; Graveyard Duel
  • &#; Harry and the Hungarian Horntail
  • &#; The Drumstrang Ship

Rare minifigures included;

  • Merman
  • Viktor Krum
  • Death Eater
  • Mad-Eye Moody
  • Professor Igor Karkaroff

If I had to pick, it would have to be Mad-Eye Moody, as up to this point he was the rarest of the figures.

The Order of the Phoenix

These sets were released in I say sets, but only 1 set was released that year on this theme, as I think LEGO has decided to give Harry Potter sets a rest for a while.

  • &#; Hogwarts Castle

Rare figures included;

  • Death Eater
  • Dolores Umbridge

Rarest being without a doubt Dolores Umbridge.

The Half-blood Prince

To date, no sets have been made of this book/movie.

I think of 3 sets that should have been made without much trouble and would have sold well, but the powers that be (LEGO) decided otherwise.

It was a much darker movie than the others before it, but I think it deserved some sets, I’ve listed a few ideas below.

  • The Crystal Ball Room Attack
  • Ministry of Magic
  • Sirius&#; Death 

 

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Deathly Hallows

LEGO took a long break before making anymore Harry Potter sets. It wasn’t until before we started seeing new sets arrive. But when they did, they had been worth the wait.

The sets were;

  • &#; The Forbidden Forest
  • &#; The Burrow (best set of the range, for value for money)
  • &#; Hogwarts Express
  • &#; Hogwarts Castle
  • &#; Diagon Alley (best set created of this range)
  • &#; Trolley
  • &#; The Lab
  • &#; Mini Hogwarts Express
  • &#; Hogwarts
  • &#; The Knight Bus

Rare figures included;

  • Bellatrix Lestrange
  • Molly Weasley
  • Arthur Weasley
  • Fred / George Weasley
  • Fenrir Greyback
  • Garrick Ollivander
  • Goblin
  • Narcissa Malfoy
  • Ginny Weasley
  • Argus Filch
  • Professor Flitwick
  • Gryffindor Knight Statue
  • Ernie Prang
  • Professor Pomona Sprout
  • Neville Longbottom

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Again, we had quite an extensive range of figures to choose from and it was a very hard choice to make, but if I had to choose the rarest of the rare, it has to be Bellatrix Lestrange. Why? Well, simply put, she was the most wanted of all the minifigures released so far and I know even today it is extremely hard to find and really expensive.

A New Era

It wasn’t until that Harry Potter fans got the news that a new range of sets and figures would be showing up, and to kick this off, LEGO was releasing a new range of 16 minifigures to get things started to coincide with a new movie released called “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. Unlike previous figures from this range, these would all be revamped, with better printing and accessories, hair pieces etc.

True to their word LEGO created these 16 figures;

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These were to date the best figures of this range, LEGO designers had finally listened to the fans and had looked at what could be done to improve the characters and it was a job well done! Of this range, Luna and Mad-Eye stand out as the best in the range. LEGO also released a new range of sets in to complement these which followed the first 4 movies.

Sets released in

(Harry Potter)

  • &#; Hogwarts Great Hall &#; The Philosopher’s Stone
  • &#; Quidditch Match &#; The Philosopher’s Stone
  • &#; Aragog’s Lair &#; Chamber of Secrets
  • &#; Hogwarts Whomping Willow &#; Chamber of Secrets
  • &#; Expecto Patronum &#; Prisoner of Azkaban
  • &#; Hagrid’s Hut Buckbeak’s Rescue &#; Prisoner of Azkaban
  • &#; Hogwarts Express &#; Prisoner of Azkaban
  • &#; Hungarian Horntail Tri-Wizard Challenge &#; Goblet of Fire
  • &#; Hogwarts Clock Tower &#; Goblet of Fire
  • &#; Diagon Alley (Mini set) &#; (1 figure)
  • &#; Hogwarts Castle (UCS) &#; (4 special original figures.)
  • LEGO Bricktober Harry Potter Minifigure Set (4 special figures.)

(Fantastic Beasts)

  • &#; Grindelwald’s Escape
  • &#; Newt’s Case of Magical Creatures

The figures they offered in these sets were a vast improvement on all others previously, more so  in the special release sets. If I had to make a choice here, then the best and rarest figures are those from these sets would be;

  • Umbridge,
  • Slughorn,
  • Snape (as Neville’s Gran) 
  • Madam Hooch

All from the Bricktober set.

Sets released in

  • &#; The Knight Bus &#; Prisoner of Azkaban
  • &#; Beauxbaton’s Carriage Arrival at Hogwarts &#; Goblet of Fire.
  • &#; The rise of Voldemort &#; Goblet of Fire.
  • &#; Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Off these sets, the rarest figures are those of the carriage as we have never seen these characters before this.

What’s coming in ?

There has been plenty of speculation of what is coming up next year. Most hope that the second wave of Harry Potter minifigures will show up, as there is a few main characters that have yet to arrive in the new sets.

In the characters for example, there has always been room for improvement, as some have never seen the light of day throughout the entire series, characters like;

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  • Madam Poppy Pomfrey
  • Basically any of the Dursley’s 
  • Troll
  • Fluffy the 3-headed dog
  • Nymphadora Tonks (Note! Retired custom version by FireStar Toys)
  • Kingsley Shackbolt.
  • Mundungus Fletcher
  • Kreacher
  • Lavender Brown

What what has been circulating is the 4 new set numbers.

They are;

  • &#; ?
  • &#; ?
  • &#; ?
  • &#; ?

The main train of thought is these are based on the most popular of all time Harry Potter sets, like;

  • Chamber of Secrets, featuring Gilderoy Lockhart, and finally Moaning Myrtle&#;s bathroom, which was sadly overlooked in the previous set and was a very popular minifigure to leave out.
  • The Burrow, a very popular set, worthy of a remake and one that deserved better attention. It has to come with all figures from the original set, no exceptions here!
  • Diagon Alley, this is a must for all the Potter fans out there, but should contain more than what was on offer previously, perhaps made into two joining sets would be the cheaper alternative.
  • The Ministry of Magic or Privet Drive with the Dursley’s. This is long overdue.

I hope this has been informative if nothing more, I had most of these sets at one stage or another, but I grew tired of replacing older sets with newer ones as you can see at one stage it was never ending. I’m glad that LEGO has decided to revisit these and improve the figures, I just hope this time they complete the range and not leave any of the characters out.

 

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