LEGO announce a massive Hogwarts set coming this fall

LEGO announce a massive Hogwarts set coming this fall

Did you not get a Hogwarts acceptance letter?  Were you one of the many, many young people who never got a chance to test their mettle among the wizards roaming the halls and corridors of the famous school? 

Well, take heart, because we didn't get a chance to go either.  Thankfully, the good folks at LEGO are here to give us our Harry Potter fix, as they've announced a truly impressive new Hogwarts Castle set.  Totaling a staggering 6,020 pieces, the set will have over two dozen microfigures (though Neville Longbottom is sadly absent), multiple rooms with great features (there's a boggart!), the Whomping Willow, and even Hagrid's hut.  Check out the details of this amazing looking set below.

Per LEGO:

71043 Hogwarts™ Castle

Ages 16+.

6,020 pieces

US $399.99|CA $499.99

Available 9/1/2018

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; 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.

The Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle set will be available on September 1.

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