[US] New Wizarding World sets available now!

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Hogwarts Great Hall

Hogwarts Great Hall

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Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and their Hogwarts friends and enemies come back to brick form with a whole new wave of sets based on Years 1-3. Those living in the United States can now get their hands on the sets at shop.LEGO.com, Brand Stores, and more.

In Canada, Europe and other territories, fans will have to wait until August to find the main minifig-scale lineup in stores, unfortunately - as well as the worldwide release of the CMF series.

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By in United States,

They show backordered for 30 days right now

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By in United Kingdom,

Why are they delayed in the UK? It's not like the books/films are set mainly in the UK, and written by a British author, with most of the characters being from the British Isles...

I don't normally find this stuff annoying, but considering we're having to wait for Incredibles 2/Ant-Man 2 because of the World Cup as well, I'm already irritated.

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By in United Kingdom,

As much as I'm excited to get these, I'm actually quite pleased we don't get them in the UK til August as I really need to save up some money for them!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Jack Rizzo - I believe Target requested a period of exclusivity for the Wizarding World sets in the US, from the 1st to the 30th of July. LEGO presumably agreed to that so has also advanced the release on its own website and in brand stores.

Having said that, I do think LEGO should release products at the same time worldwide. There are some instances of geographically specialised items having an early release, as in the case of 10258 London Bus or 21042 Statue of Liberty, which do not bother me but entire waves of sets should be released consistently around the world in my opinion.

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By in Poland,

CapnRex101 - Ninjago is released diffrently because it premieres differently in different countries.
It also prevents Lego overproduction.

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By in United States,

I wasn't going to buy anything but upon seeing the Aragog set I immediately saw another opportunity to add to my Savage Land creatures and both Harry and Ron can attend Strange school.

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By in United States,

Yet again, LEGO managed to foul up the release of a highly anticipated set, the Hogwarts Express.

I was able to pre-order all of the sets just after midnight here in the US, but when I attempted to add the Hogwarts Express, I received the "sorry but there has been an unexpected error" or whatever it said message. After several more attempts, the product page then stated that the Hogwarts Express was NOT AVAILABLE IN MY COUNTRY.

Furthermore, it was removed from my Wish List AND if you attempt to search for it under the Sets option, you can find it if you check the box "X_NOT-FOUND" which I have never seen before. And despite hitting the "Add to My Wish List" button and receiving the little heart confirmation on the product page the it has been added to my wish list, it DOES NOT get added to my wish list.

Even on the Target website here in the US, the page for Hogwarts Express kept stating "Coming Soon" with a release date of July 1, 2018. It now says the product is out of stock - even though it was never in stock to be ordered.

I emailed LEGO customer service, but have not yet received a reply.

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By in United States,

Every Harry Potter set besides BrickHeadz are on backorder right now!!! ??????

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By in United Kingdom,

I just hope Jang has got hold of them :)

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By in Australia,

What happened to the Hogwarts Express, the one set I am most keen on buying when it is available here (Australia) in August ?

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By in United Kingdom,

Ironic it's releasing late in the UK considering the franchise was pretty much born here, but still a fair tradeoff considering we got literally every single other summer set two months early this year. I can easily wait.

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By in United Kingdom,

Fantastico... I've been expecting you lego upgraded Harry Potter theme!
And the fantastic Beasts sets too..

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By in United States,

Ironic when people in Europe complain about setting sets late. Don't seem to mind when you get sets earlier than the USA like with NinjaGo.

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By in Australia,

Do we know if the Hogwarts Express is motorizable or otherwise designed to run well on train tracks?

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By in United States,

MJS MD, I had the same experience, and was wondering if others had the same happen to them. I was rather confused, but am glad to know it's not just me. Please let us know if/when you hear from Lego customer service. It is pretty amazing that the set isn't even listed on their website anymore!

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By in United Kingdom,

@lordofdragonss - That may be a factor, although the animated series usually airs in the US before it does in Europe. The sets, on the other hand, are often available in Europe first.

@David1985 - I recognise that we more often get sets early in Europe than you do in North America, at least on an official basis. Nevertheless, I believe sets should become available internationally at the same time, benefiting everyone.

@jonwil - 75955 Hogwarts Express does fit on train tracks and we have been informed that it can be motorised, although I am not sure exactly how.

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By in United States,

@Jack Rizzo Really? I'd imagine Incredibles and yet another Marvel film would garner more attention than the World Cup, then again it is the WORLD cup and here in America sports aren't nearly as interesting.

I can't wait to get my hands on these babies! I'm probably going to end up waiting till the 15th when I'm out of town and can buy them in person. I missed out on the last run save Hagrid's Hut and a magnet set so this is well wanted, and the Great Hall would look great in my college dorm when I get there in August.

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By in Canada,

Oh shoot here I was hoping they would be available today in Canada as well. Alrighty then will just have to keep on waiting.

Thanks to @CapnRex101 for your informative answers. Appreciate the insight.

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By in United States,

This was quite botched in the US.
If the sets beyond Brickheadz were never going to be available at Lego on July 1, then why state that they were? If the Hogwarts Express was never going to be available for order, then why list that date for July 1either??

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh poo. I got excited for a second there.

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By in United States,

This seems very funny considering the backlash on the backorder (I understand it can be very frustrating), but I actually don't mind waiting as it gives me more time to let my allowance recharge (I don't have a job as of yet and even if I do, there's a fair chance the money I get will go towards my college funds), so I really don't mind waiting considering my allowance is how I get most of my sets.

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By in United States,

I had a hard time even finding the sets on the Lego site. Didn't seem like they had a category yet in the sets menu. Maybe my eyes are tired this morning.

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By in United States,

I just hope they're not out at the Lego store.
That would really be lame as I'm going out there today

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By in United States,

The online backorder essentially means they won't ship them until August anyway, although they will take your money now. Seems like an odd arrangement, but I'm sure there's some financial reason to do so.

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By in United States,

They have plenty of stock of Hogwarts Express in the NYC Flatiron store. Just picked one up.

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By in United Kingdom,

Intrigued to see how Hogwarts Express could be motorised, even with the Powered Up system requiring less space then Power Functions. Can’t quite see where the motor block would go - both the front set of wheels and the tender seem to be too short...

And as I’m in the UK I’ll just have to be a bit more patient :)

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By in United States,

@evangotlib ... some of us do not live any where near a LEGO store and rely, misguided and naïve as that may be, on the online shop to make available products when they say they will be available.

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By in United States,

Glad to see 'an unexpected error' isn't just happening to me. Is it just me, or does LEGO's site choke under double VIP every time?

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By in United States,

Yet again [email protected] fails again to deliver an anticipated release. If it is true they're just going to ship August 1 anyway then why even tease your loyal fan base? Does [email protected] only stock literally 10 sets or something? Another annoyance that Lego continues to accept as normal business practice

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By in United States,

Just picked up the Great Hall, Whomping Willow, Aragog, and the Brickheadz at my local Lego Brand Store. I was second in line at the door before opening, grabbed my sets and proceeded to the register. By the time I was finished, the Great Hall and the Brickheadz were already sold out!

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By in United States,

Was able to get all the sets including the train at my local lego store! I was possibly the 4th or 5th person after the store opened. There certainly was interest in the new sets! Nice to see these after a long time

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By in United States,

For everyone who is upset about backorder, just order from the target website. they are all in stock and certain stores also have some of the sets.

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By in United States,

It's funny how "Wizarding World" is the new "Harry Potter ". I'm laughing.

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By in United States,

Water Tower Place in Chicago had all sets except for the Whomping Willow. Are the CMFs coming out August 1st?

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By in United States,

MOA Store in Minnesota had everything when I was there (to wait in line!) People ravaged the shelves.. interesting experience! Lotta people buying everything at once.

I personally watched both PS and CoS while building my sets (funnily enough I finished Whomping Willow and moved onto Aragog RIGHT as they went into the forest!) and I love them! So many good minifigs.

Can't wait for the CMFs

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By in Canada,

Went to the states to target just to get them. Managed to find them all except the hogwarts express. Didn't even bother trying the Lego store

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By in United States,

For all of you folks complaining about Lego being out of stock, go to Target.com all but Hogwarts Express and Ron and Dumbledore sets show available!

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By in United States,

BUMMER when I got to the lego store they were OUT

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By in United States,

The “sorting” on Lego.com has never worked well for me. For instance, sorting newest first in the “new” submenu never changes anything. Very annoying.

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By in Australia,

Yanks get everything first as usual. If the 'worldwide' release is August, these sets will probably not appear to around December 2018 or even January 2019.

All sets should be released at the same time around the world, even if this means shipping to say Australia 2 months earlier then America so that stores get sets at the same time.

And I have never understood this random thing how City for example will be released in December of the previous year in America and then Americans might have to wait 3 months after everyone else to get say, the latest superhero sets. (This applies to all countries)

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By in United States,

I hadn't realized that these sets were all based on Years 1-3 until you pointed it out in this post. Hopefully we get another wave covering Years 4-7 before too long, since those are the parts of the story that never really got much representation in LEGO the first time around. Year 4 got only four sets, Year 6 got literally no sets, Year 5 I think only had one, and Year 7 had maybe 2 or 3 if I remember correctly. Years 1-3 each had quite a few sets before, with some even already getting remakes the last time we had a wave.

Tl;dr: We need more sets based on the later HP books and movies since those really haven't been done before.

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By in Germany,

@Jack Rizzo: "Why are they delayed in the UK? It's not like the books/films are set mainly in the UK, and written by a British author, with most of the characters being from the British Isles..."

Not trying to burst your bubble, but did you consider that LEGO doesn't give a sh** about its customers and small independent toy stores, but only to its retail "premium partners"?
If Target or (insert favorite retail behemoth) "asks" LEGO for some exclusive deal, LEGO will crawl into their behinds and fulfill whatever their "partner" wishes. After all, LEGO is on the way down (as in slumping sales figures, set or theme disappointments - Nexo Knights, Duplo, Technic, Constraction, Boost, even Friends and some of Star Wars lately) and they are desperate to get their sales up again.
Who cares under such circumstances if customers in certain regions rigthfully feel they are treated like second class.

Either LEGO should release all their sets in all regions at the same time or they can keep their stuff. Their output has turned inflationary in recent years anyway. Remember the days when we had one catalog per year with a reasonable amount of sets per theme? Now we get two catalogs a year, and both almost rival the phone directiories or encyclopedias of old in size, just like the dumbed down instructions, especially when it comes to Technic.

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By in Denmark,

^ It seems like AP is into the wrong hobby.

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By in Germany,

^It seems some people jump to conclusions too easily.
@iriz: I am quite happy with my hobby. Doesn't mean I have to like the way LEGO (as a company) has evolved in recent years, does it?

On the contrary, exactly because I love my hobby so much I am very unhappy about the direction the company is moving, which is ever further away from its customers.
Plus, putting out ever more outlandishly overpriced and/or mediocre sets/themes can someday threaten the existence of the company, just as it did at the turn of the century. And I wouldn't want that to happen.
Would you?

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By in United States,

The Hogwarts Express is NOW available in the US on Lego.com. Not on backorder yet either and double points!

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By in Switzerland,

Pretty annoying, not only is everything cheaper in the us, they even get stuff earlier... Way to piss on the old continent Lego..

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By in United States,

^Eh, don't feel too bad about it. As others have pointed out, just because they're listed as available here doesn't mean they're actually physically existing to purchase here.

There's a Lego brand store about 2 miles from my work & I'm planning to call them during lunch but can pretty much guess the answer to my question about stock already anyway =)

Meaning: "We had 1 case of 3 this morning but they sold out. Try back on Friday when we get our next truck.."

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By in United States,

@MiniFigFiend...same here. I got there way early...rushed in to grab the big three. Then I took a few minutes to sweep the store & take a look at the PaB Wall. I get in line & the shelves where the Hall & Express was we’re both empty.

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By in United States,

I'm sure that at least part of the reason LEGO staggers the release dates is to smooth out production schedules... which means that to release everything at the same time everywhere would cost more. Is this what we want?

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By in United States,

@brobert: While the US often gets things earlier than other countries, on the whole the UK seems to get the most deals and the most early releases. For example, we in the US are still waiting for Ninjago and Unikitty until Aug. 1, which was released overseas way back on June 1. This is often the case with the Super Heroes and Star Wars as well. We also certainly don’t see the lowest prices, just look at the recent Solo: A Star Wars Story set prices for an example.
We tend to see City and SOME of the licensed lines first. Why? I have no idea.

I feel I should also mention to all: Only the Harry Potter side of the “Wizarding World” line seems to be available here in the US. Does anyone have any idea when we can expect the two Fantastic Beasts/Crimes of Greundewald sets?

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By in Switzerland,

^ I don't want to get too off here, but check your facts man, solo sets are also priced 1:1 EUR to USD which is BS. Some of them are even 10 EUR more expensive. Where I live it's even worse...ofc if you want to buy from Lego directly. TRU usually prices a few percent lower.

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By in United States,

^^MiniFigFiend - Beasts/Grindelwald sets will be out August 1. I checked at Target, where I managed to snag a few of the new sets before they were gone, and they have those listed as street date 8/1, along with the minifig series. The date should be consistent with Walmart as well, since last time I hunted for Jurassic World 2 sets, both Walmart and Target in my area had them in stock on the street date, though neither of them had the sets out. If that's the case, I will just hunt down someone who works at either store and have them grab the sets from the back.

I was pretty bummed that none of the stores in my area got the Hogwarts Express. Hopefully they will get it in stock soon, since I'm not going to order direct from Lego.com. Knowing my luck, I will place the order, and then get a message that the train is on backorder as well. I do love the hunt, though!

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By in United States,

@brobert: Fair enough regarding EUR prices, but the UK still tends to be cheaper. Take a look at the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon: £149.99 as opposed to $169.99. Just one example of course but there are plenty of others.

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By in United States,

@gtvManager: Thanks for the heads up!

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By in United States,

^^Not trying to get involved in a debate, but regarding your example of £149.99 as opposed to $169.99..

Per Google as of right now a British pound is equal to about $1.32 US so that's actually like our friends across the pond paying $197.49 there vs $169.99 here..

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By in United States,

^^ I agree: this is a bit off topic, but I am of course aware of the currency exchange and our current economical climate. Yes, 150 pounds is worth more than 170 dollars if there were currency exchange involved. However in reality, if you live, feed mouths, and pay rent with one type of currency, then it’s all relative. I don’t have access to pounds. All I know as the consumer is 170 dollars is a lot to pay for that set in the US, while 150 pounds to someone in the UK is rather more reasonable. So relatively, in the case of the Falcon, the UK pays less from their pocket than we do in the US.
That’s just the monetary reality we live in, and I promise you Lego is well aware of this as are all major corporations.

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By in United States,

^I see what you're getting at, except if I earn 50,000 relative spending units per year over here then somebody getting paid the exact real world equivalent over there only gets 37950 relative spending units per year. So they relatively have less relative spending units to spend =)

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By in United Kingdom,

@minifigfiend & @kinto
150 relative spending units is not a reasonable price for that piece of junk.
I do wonder why anyone would pay RRP for it, and many other sets, when Amazon is always cheaper.

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By in Germany,

I don't think anyone would pay RRP...if they know of and have access to cheaper sources.
Then again, everyone should at least know of cheaper sources. Having access to them might be a different story. I can't even remember when the last time was that I purchased a set at RRP. Unless it's a set totally exclusive to LEGO [email protected], but which set is really that exclusive any longer? Even sets that used to be exclusive, like the new MF, are now readily available at many standard retailers (and with their standard discounts).

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By in Finland,

@Geødav
Year 7 had 2 sets
Year 6 had 1 set
Year 5 had 1 set
Year 4 had 5 sets
Year 3 had 12 sets
Year 2 had 11 sets
Year 1 had 15 sets
(According to the brickset database)
(Not counting Wizarding World sets)

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By in United Kingdom,

It might have been nice to get these with double points.
Nevermind.
I expect there will be discounts at some shops later this year.

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By in United States,

When I was stationed in South Korea I would see sets 1.5 months earlier. It is the perfect place to do set reviews. Forums online would not be posting yet at that time. Hollywood movies like avengers or anything else for that matter would be out a month in advance of the U.S which always perplexed me.

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