71043 Hogwarts Castle press release

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Hogwarts Castle

Hogwarts Castle

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Here's a press release for a direct-to-consumer Harry Potter set that'll be available next month:

71043 Hogwarts Castle, 6,020 pieces
US $399.99 – CA $499.99 – DE 399.99€ – UK £349.99 – FR 419.99€ – DK 3499DK
Available from 15th August.

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; Defence 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 minifigs, Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw, are the founders of Hogwarts. It's very cool that they've been included.

You'll find dozens more images on the set details page.

The set will be available to VIP members from the 15th of August and to everyone on the 1st of September.

143 comments on this article

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By in Germany,

Crikey!!!

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By in United States,

Must have

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By in Austria,

Holy Dumbledore!

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By in United Kingdom,

That has to be the best price per piece ever! Instant buy!

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By in Luxembourg,

Very happy with this and especially the price.

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By in United Kingdom,

I feel a little disappointed it's not minifig scale . It looks stunning (from a distance) but why use 6000 pieces and not be able to display it or attach it to the other HP sets already released. A reluctant pass for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

So want, but have no where to put it.

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By in United Kingdom,

What's with the mynock on the turret?

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By in United States,

So pleased that the price is lower than expected, and the four minifigs of the Hogwarts founders was a genius idea!

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By in Canada,

It's an absurdly amazing price per piece ratio. I sympathize with those who have just purchased the new minifig scale sets- there does seem to be a level of product cannibalization here. That said, whenever a set of this size, price, and level of detail is announced, it turns heads. I think this will be an amazing display piece and collector's item.

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By in Netherlands,

^Bluey2000 don't let the ppp fool you. Most parts will be the size of a 1x1 plate or brick because of the immense detail. That can really inflate the ppp count.
^^Speed champions fan That's no mynock. That's a DRAGON! A Hungarian Horntail mini model.

Woah! It's like seeing all the 2001-2002 sets combine into a castle that is actually cohesive and finished! The detail in this is off the charts! It has pretty much every major location (although it probably misses a few, I can't see every detail right now). It's beautiful! I'm not sure I like those tall, slim towers at the back (maybe a bit too fat), but that's a minor nitpick. And I've noticed that it still appears to only be half of the castle model. (reference https://images.ctfassets.net/bxd3o8b291gf/4G4JaPAS0gKWAqUw8YAME/d3ab4cf0e51425dc17212c20d7703bf1/Hogwarts_castle_model.jpg?w=1200 )
But I guess it's not even that noticeable and the model is very faithful, as far as I can see.
But 400 euro? There's no way I could ever afford that much for the model! I'd love to own a model this beautiful, but it's definitely a step up from even the 300 euro price bracket that has appeared more and more the last few years.

Oh, and that 'basilisk' is genious! It scales just right in microscale!

Still, it looks amazing! Whoever designed this did an amazing job! Kudos!

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By in United States,

Micro scale? What a disappointment.

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By in United States,

I do think for play and figures, the two cheaper sets beat this one. But as far as display goes... this one would look awesome on a shelf next to the Disney Castle (small irony since in the theme park world Hogwart's Castle is one of the icon's of Disney's competitor: Universal Studios. The castle also houses the Forbidden Journey Ride at Universal which is a great attraction). And those minifigures of the Hogwarts founders, and the microfigures of the Harry Potter cast will become instant collectors items.

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By in United Kingdom,

All those crying out for a minifig scale version - get real! How big a set do you want

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't even like Harry Potter or watch it at all but hell, even I'm going to buy that lol!

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By in United States,

Oh my goodness! This looks amazing. Having the four founders of Hogwarts as the minifigs is genius. I must have it!

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By in Canada,

Not a HP fan, but was hoping for a nice Minifig scale castle I could use...too bad. I do like how they provided the founding wizards though.

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By in United Kingdom,

I love that lego keep churning out big sets! day 1 buy for me

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By in Finland,

Looks great, shame once again about the price disparity between Euro countries (€450 really?!)

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By in Sweden,

The backside is just breathtaking in all its details, amazing job by designers and the microscale is perfect, best display set ever.

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By in United States,

Dear lord it’s magnificent, if I wasn’t saving for the falcon...

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By in United States,

That cute lil' Hungarian Horntail!

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By in United Kingdom,

Fantastic! Absolutely fantastic!
@one wag - exactly! On minifig scale this would be 20k pieces and probably £1200.

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By in United States,

This is exactly the type of thing many Lord of the Rings fans wanted from the LOTR range . . . the closest we got was the Tower of Orthanc, which was amazing but it's not exactly an iconic location, like Minas Tirith, Rivendell, The Tower of Barad-dûr, etc . . . Such a shame that most of the sets were from the awful Hobbit films and The Lord of the Rings never got the sets it deserved. Hopefully they revive it down the line like they're doing with Harry Potter.

As for the price-per-piece ratio. It's good, but it's hardly the best. Just this last year there was the "Go Brick Me" set with over 700 pieces for $30. Big Ben is $250 with over 4000 pieces. Those are just a couple examples off the top of my head.

That said, even though I'm not a huge Harry Potter fan, this set is still pretty dang impressive. I love how they were able to incorporate characters, scenes, and iconic elements in microscale.

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By in United Kingdom,

The 'price per piece' measure is deeply flawed. How about weighting the piece price with the availability of that piece (i.e. how many other sets it's in). Would make a much better measure of value.

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By in United Kingdom,

I love how the people portrayed by stickers (e.g. Moaning Myrtle) are also rendered as microfigs. But am dreading the numbers of complaints we will now see about there being a zillion stickers rather than prints.

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By in United States,

Oh my gosh I want it sooo bad, too bad it's out of my budget range!

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By in United States,

OK so I was moaning earlier about the rumors of a microscale Hogwarts... but I must say I really do like this now that I've seen it. The level of detail is just incredible - especially love the back with all the rooms and features! The microscale figures are not my favorite, but do love the Rowena Ravenclaw, etc. minifigs! Nice touch. Of course it would have been prohibitively expensive to do something like this in minifig scale. Kudos to the designers!

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By in United States,

Holy jeez this is awesome.

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By in United States,

Everyone that says this is such a good price per piece set, this is just a bunch of really small pieces like in the Big Ben set. It's smaller than you think.

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By in United States,

Stunning! probably super expensive though...

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By in United States,

Far better than I imagined; I really like it. I don't see how something reasonable in system scale could be done without overlapping the other sets, or just being parts of the Castle not represented elsewhere. This is a good option especially if you DON'T want the system scale sets.

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By in Netherlands,

I've got to say: Godric Gryffindor totally looks like Thormund Giantsbane from Game of Thrones.

The amount of detail is amazing. This will negate the need to buy the separate cheaper sets as this one fulfills all my Harry Potter Lego needs.

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By in United Kingdom,

OH BOY! AND THIS RELEASES THE DAY BEFORE I GO TO BILLUND...BETTER LEAVE SPACE IN MY BAGS!

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By in United States,

Darn, as beautiful as it is, I have no interest in non-mining scale sets. Oh well, money saved.

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By in United States,

The price was rumoured to be $500+ so this is a nice surprise. Not that I will ever buy it, but it is very well done.

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By in United States,

Oh My G-o-s-h

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By in Norway,

Fun with the unique minfigs, but as they are hardly described or in the stories sort of “whatever”

Was hoping for something similar to the Disney set, building out a proper tower for Gryffindor and Headmaster office to add on to the “main” sets - with all the 1x1 this doesn’t look useful for MOC either

But great for the architecture and mini scale ship collectors out there

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By in United States,

Better buy the castle while it lasts in the lego stores; those sticker sheets would be darn expensive because they add so much amazing details to the castle.

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By in United States,

I have been waiting for this day with so much anticipation and I gotta day I’m a little let down. Don’t get me wrong, there is so much to love about this set and they have done an amazing job with how they chose to do it, but I really wanted it to be minifig scale not micro. Like I said, it’s amazingly well done and I love the inclusion of the 4 founders minifigs but I would have liked to be able to incorporate it into the rest of my HP sets. And this is a small gripe, but for the price we have to pay couldn’t we have less (preferably 0) stickers and more printed pieces? Probably still a day 1 purchase, although it’s gonna hurt the wallet having just purchased Voltron and several of the other new HP sets

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By in United States,

I agree with those that are disappointed with the micro scale. It looked extremely impressive until I noticed it was micro scale. I wish they'd make more sets that you could combine together to get the get the ultimate Hogwarts castle like they did with the first Harry Potter sets or Jabba's palace.

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By in United States,

The second largest LEGO set of all time, this set includes 6020 pieces for the excellent price of $400. As a comparison, the $400 Ninjago City includes 4200 pieces. It is a 100% accurate model of the school, complete with around 20 nanofigures. The interior is open and allows you to recreate nearly every scene from the books and films. It is truly and completely perfect, blowing everything else out of the water.

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By in Norway,

Also, looks like the pricing once again opens up room for some nice arbitrage efforts for those so inclined - DKK 20% higher than UK based on current rates

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By in United Kingdom,

Just seen this Master piece on brick fanatics aswell, Wow... Its all kinds of special and its worth the RRP too:
I look forward to seeing this on display in a lego store.

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By in United Kingdom,

OMG seriously a must get and i don’t even like Harry Potter that much, and for only £350 it’s not bad as you get 6000+ parts overall.

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By in United States,

@Mr. Thrawn,

Wut. Ninjago City is $300 and has almost 5000 pieces.

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By in Belgium,

After a poor 12 months of mediocre and, well, crap releases, Lego finally came up trumps. Looks incredible. My only criticism from the pictures is that there's too much light bluish gray in the rocks.

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By in United States,

@Mr. Thrawn not sure what your source is but your measurements for Ninjago City are off. It’s $300, not $400, and 4800 pieces, not 4200.

I’m pleasantly surprised by TLGs unprecedented(?) move to make this set microscale. It looks absolutely stunning.

I put all my D2C/exclusives on display anyway so I think it would be awesome if microscale D2Cs became a thing in other themes. There’s too many great locations that are too big to be affordable minifig scale sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

If you really want a minifig version you would have to buy 400,000 bricks, give or take a few.
To recreate the Alice Finch version from 2012.
You would also need a 4m x 4m room in which to build it!

This 6000 piece set is a reasonable compromise by TLG.
I want one, but not at the RRP.

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By in United States,

@Mr. Thrawn- Ninjago City is $300 with 4800 pieces, and this castle is not 100% accurate. It's still missing about a third of Hogwarts including the Astronomy Tower, and the interior doesn't have any of the common rooms.

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By in United Kingdom,

limited to 1 per customer. this will be on back order pretty quickly and I hope there won't be supply issues like the falcon/Disney castle/Saturn V

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By in United States,

I can already feel my hands cramping up from building that many intricate things with so many tiny pieces... but bravo, can’t wait!

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By in United States,

Oh wow, I had the feeling this new wave of HP sets would make me wanna buy one. I'd never considered it before, but in all honesty this scale is the only way this would work. A minifig scale one will always be beyond the scope of a set we could buy. Looks lovely, but no way I'll have the funds for it for a year or two. Might have to hold out for a while, but it looks excellent.

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By in United States,

Looks neat, but I'm actually glad it's micro scale.. That'll save me 400 bucks.

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By in Russian Federation,

Holy Jesus! (c)

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By in United States,

This set is absolutely incredible. I’ll admit to being a little disappointed at first that it isn’t minifig scale, but that feeling quickly subsided when I dove into the pictures. Absolutely incredible.

The one complaint I do have is the inordinate amount of stickers. Yikes.

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By in Canada,

Not complaining I love the larger sets but think I'll have to sit down and decide exactly which ones I want and decide to pass on others. This is a beautiful set and though I wasn't a huge Harry Potter fan I do have fond memories reading the first several books with my daughters. I think it just looks like a cool castle on display.

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By in United States,

@GoldenNinja3000 it is accurate to Year 1, and includes Gryffindor Common Room. The exterior is accurate.

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By in United States,

Really great set but i'm not interested in micro scale.

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By in United States,

I like it, and the price is fine. I was really expecting a $499.99 price point like the current Death Star.

That being said, and I know this is always a complaint every time a big collector's type set gets released, but the number of stickers seems a bit over the top. In particular, I strongly feel that at least the house tiles could have been printed.

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By in United States,

I seem to be in the minority but I find this hugely disappointing that it isn't in minifig scale, price be damned. I suppose it would look good on a hilltop display with some forced perspective in a Monty Python and the Holy Grail style.
"Hogwarts!"
"Hogwarts!"
"Hogwarts!"
"It's only a model."

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By in United States,

I think my dream of collecting all microfigures stops at $400. :)

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By in Canada,

I love it, don't get me wrong, but so many things look hilariously oversized next to those microfigs :)

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By in United States,

It is a nice looking set but I was hoping for a minifig scale PORTION of the castle with the rest to come in other sets that could be added on. The plan was to collect the line in hopes this set would be an anchor for the other sets. I may just drop the line at this point as I'm only in for two sets thus far. Like I said, great looking design, just doesn't fit my collection.

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By in United States,

@Mr. Thrawn- It isn't accurate to the final model used in the last movies and in the Fantastic Beasts films. They essentially cut out the middle third of the castle and squished the ends together. It looks great and I'm not complaining that they didn't cover the whole castle, but the exterior is not 100% accurate as you claim.

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By in United States,

Not a HP fan but I love the price and the design. I understand not going with a minifig scale as it would've been too cost/space prohibitive. Come on S@H don't screw this up like always. You can't possibly only stock a very limited amount of sets for something popular like HP.

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By in United States,

I seriously doubt this will actually be available to most people on the 15th of August. In reality August 15 will just be another horrific Lego website crash a la September 14, 2017. Hopefully I'll be able to get one sometime in 2019.

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By in United States,

@Mr. Thrawn
Ninjago City is $300, not $400.

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By in United States,

@Mr. Thrawn
Ninjago City is $300, not $400.

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By in United States,

I think it’s great, and even in micro scale it would be hard too 100% how it looks in the film.

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By in Denmark,

@GoldenNinja3000, it is based on the movie model that is still on display in the amazing Warner Brothers Studio Tour just outside of London :)

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By in United States,

This thing of beauty comes out less than a day after my wife tells me "you need a second job to pay for your LEGO." Even if I could afford it (or half of my small fortune's worth of "wanted list" sets), I've got no idea where I'd put it. So I'll dream and as long as I'm dreaming I can dream MOC it into minifigure scale. Why not? Unlike my budget and space there is no limit to my imagination :)

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By in United States,

This thing of beauty comes out less than a day after my wife tells me "you need a second job to pay for your LEGO." Even if I could afford it (or half of my small fortune's worth of "wanted list" sets), I've got no idea where I'd put it. So I'll dream and as long as I'm dreaming I can dream MOC it into minifigure scale. Why not? Unlike my budget and space there is no limit to my imagination :)

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By in United States,

I think a lot of the people who wanted minifig scale for this are not really taking into account just how big that would be. A minifig is about 3x the height of one of these microfigs. That means a minifig-scale version of this would be 3x bigger by height, width, and depth, or 27x bigger by volume. In other words, you'd be looking at a $10,000 Hogwarts model over five and a half feet tall, six and a half feet wide, and four feet deep!

Anyway, I think it's great that LEGO is offering two separate options: this set for people who want a more movie-accurate replica, and smaller sets like Hogwarts Great Hall and Hogwarts and the Whomping Willow for people who prefer minifigure playsets where the scale can be fudged a bit.

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By in United Kingdom,

Simply stunning set hands down!

Challenge for me now though is you could get the Great Hall, Whomping Willow, Hogwarts Express and the Quidditch match with nearly 30 minifigs in total for nearly £100 less (which could go towards a lot of collectible minifigs!)

Still, nice dilemma to have!

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By in United Kingdom,

As the great philosopher of our age Ronald Weasley once said; “Merlin’s Pants!”

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By in United Kingdom,

Aapologies for the triple post. I blame my internet connection

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By in United Kingdom,

And again...

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By in United States,

Oh my bricks, it is missing Buckbeak but it is a wonderful Lego set. Thankfully I am not buying it.

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By in United States,

Awesome build. Literally have no interest as I’m not a Harry Potter fan.

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By in France,

Waow. I am not a fan of HP movies, books neither lego sets. But this is one of the most beautiful and stunning set I have ever seen! There are so many beautiful details packed into this! UCS ++ price of course, but I don't even imagine what HP fans now feel like seeing these pictures. I am very impressed by the quality and level of printed details on the microfigs. This is Lego. Stunning.

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By in United States,

Not especially a Potter fan, but man oh man this looks good. Imagining if they did the exact same thing for, say, Minas Tirith, with all of those Microfigures and, say, Denethor, Sauron, Faramir, and the Witch-King of Angmar...

I think I can simulate a Potter fan's excitement.

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By in Italy,

Nice piece, looks great, but...
I don't like harry potter.
I don't like microscale.
Lot of money saved :)
However Lego is pushing too hard, too many 300-400 eu sets!
Fortunately by now, I didn't have to chose, and I was always able to purchase any expensive set I wanted. But my Lego budget it's not unlimited...

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By in United Kingdom,

wonder how sought after these 4 minifigures will be? I remember when the disney castle came out and tinkerbell was selling at £75. (ridiculous I know)

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By in Netherlands,

Wow, I don't know a single thing about Harry Potter, but what I do know is that this set looks absolutely astonishing!

There's only one thing that bothers me:
71043 Hogwarts Castle, 6,020 pieces, DE 399.99€
75192 Millennium Falcon, 7541 pieces, DE 799.99€
Is a license for HP so cheap or is a SW license so extremely expensive?

I would like to see an article of some sort about price comparison for licenses of different franchises, if that hasn't already been published.

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By in United States,

Those micro figs better be good!

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By in United States,

How is this $400 but the UCS Millenium Falcon is $800?

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By in Sweden,

I have absolutely no idea where to put this, even while it's still boxed. But I definitely want this! And I don't even own any other HP sets...

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By in Ireland,

@Creativetim. I’m really surprised by how reasonable this HP range is. Having said that, I’d be curious as to the make up of this set, how many of those 6k pieces are small elements. Just looking at the minifigs, Hogwarts does seem like a much smaller set in terms of mass vs the Falcon.

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By in United Kingdom,

Big Ben is cheaper £179.99 for 4163 makes that 4.3p, but many high piece count sets often have lots of small 1x1 parts, this set does seem reasonable at 5.8p per piece as it appears to have much larger pieces in it so may end up being a good parts set overall.

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By in United States,

Oh man, that looks so epic, and all the cool references to the books and movies are great. But I already picked up my expensive D2C set this year, so I can't really afford this one. (Will admit, I'm slightly disappointed that Ninjago City got knocked down to 5th or 6th largest set now. Lego keeps upping their game every year!)

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By in United States,

I'm not a fan of Harry Potter but I was actually getting excited when I first saw it. From a generic fantasy/castle point of view, it looks quite nice. Then I realized it was micro scale. For $400. I won't be buying it but I look forward to seeing some up scaled mocs based on this.

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By in United Kingdom,

5 Boats and 0 Horseless carriages. Disappointing.

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By in United Kingdom,

Very glad it's not minifig scale so I don't have to cry about how I can't afford it. I don't really care for the microfigs. I do enjoy the design of the castle and hope to see it in person at the LEGO Store but I happily will not cop.

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By in Netherlands,

Wow this is a beautiful set! I love how movie accurate it is proportion- and layout-wise, there are so many detailed rooms in this. Also I spotted some new small half-arch pieces in the great hall, looking good! Even the price is very affordable considering the size of it, and I love the added printed microfigs, they work well on this scale. The other large detailed buildings (Big Ben, Taj Mahal and Tower Bridge) didn't contain this many microfigs so their addition is a nice bonus. Secretly I'm hoping for another set which contains the other half of the castle, but we could always design our own right? All in all, amazing design, definite purchase and congratulations to the designers!

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ Swmartijn - I'm thinking the same! Had been very much looking forward to getting all the individual cheaper sets however having this as a complete model is more appealing to me for display purposes... gives me a couple of extra weeks to save money too! And MAY mean I'm not lured into the minifigure series...

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By in Portugal,

OMG this is one of the best sets ever.

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By in United States,

There's no way I'll ever buy this, there are so many sets at lower price points that are more interesting to build, interact with, and even display (for example, all the large Ideas releases) that I would rather have.

That being said it is an extraordinary model, I love that it's in microscale because it won't mess with people collecting all the minifigure scale sets... this is much more expensive and harder to find than those, so separating it from the pieces of the castle that combine together is a very clever move on their part. I wasn't big on the Helicarrier set having nanofigures but I think it works well here, it conveys very well how vast the rooms look in the movies without actually being of a completely ridiculous size.

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By in Canada,

by far not the greatest price per piece; 40174 Lego chess has a PPP of 0.38 USD/0.48 CAD, and it's quite a big set, containing 1450pcs
For sets containing over 2,000pcs, 5526 Skyline has a PPP of 0.47 USD.
71043 Hogwarts castle ranks 11th in sets containing over 2,000pcs.

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By in United States,

@Brick Dangerous- the Great Hall attaches to the Whomping Willow set, which also has attachment points for more sets. I think it’s quite clear that they’re planning on creating a large minifigure Hogwarts with future waves of HP sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks great but I don’t think I will ever be able to afford it.

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By in United States,

Like others said, I wasn't too excited about microscale, but after seeing it all together I think it works better and looks amazing.

I still can't believe that there are so many people waiting and willing to throw down $400 on some plastic the day it comes out. If any of these 1st day buyers complain about prices I might have to slap them as they are high because of the message they send LEGO. And even though 6000 pieces sounds great, it would be interesting to see the weight difference to lets say the Millennium Falcon or the Ghostbusters' Headquarters.

Oh well.. you can't make people stop and think, but I guess I will wait and wait and score a deal later after the crazies all get their sets like I did with the Falcon.

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By in United States,

Lego is getting ridiculous with these massively overpriced sets.

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By in Australia,

Will look great once depottered.

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By in Sweden,

It was at this moment. I knew, I am soon broke.

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By in Australia,

... wow, Godric Gryffindor really does look a lot like Tormund Giantsbane. There's an interesting crossover.

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By in Japan,

I just want the 4 minifigs... oh Fuck... What should I do..? :(

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By in Poland,

I wonder how long will it be available

getting my first set THAT big would be HARD (I dreeead the PLN price... it's always weird)

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By in United States,

Awesome set! Would have liked it to have include characters in Microfigure and mini figure size though

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By in United States,

Beautiful set. Definitely a great display piece , and the micro figures are a nice bonus.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks ace then saw those awful micro figures

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By in Australia,

It will be a nice display set!! wonder how it looks like next to the Disney Castle.

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By in United States,

Holy cow, that's only 2 thirds of the usual PPP. That's 200$ cheaper on a massive set!

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By in United States,

For those who want to complain about stickers, look at the 27 exclusive microfigure prints. Lego has made plenty of printed parts already just for this set.

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By in United States,

There are a couple of new arch pieces in there. Plus a ton of existing arch and window pieces… this is an amazing parts pack for castle builders!

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By in United States,

I'm torn on this set. It looks all well and good, but I was planning on getting the Great Hall and Whomping Willow anyway. Hopefully we'll get more castle segments in the future to expand the minifig scale castle.

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By in United States,

I wonder if they would ever do a Star Wars microscale set of this magnitude? Lots of folks have been clamoring for a Cloud City UCS set, and microscale is the only way I can see them doing it justice.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hagrid's Hut but no Hagrid...?

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By in Austria,

Geez, do they think we all live in mansions with lots of space? ;-) Where the heck am I going to put that? I've already sacrificed my dinner table for Ninjago City.

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By in Belgium,

I see a lot of people complaining about the piece count of this set getting messed up because of all the small parts, but have you seen how many larger panels and BURP pieces this model has? And the tower parts? Those parts are very large and more expensive and I think they make up for all the other small parts. Also I'm guessing the window pieces included in this set are printed and I think the stickers add a lot to the set.
I wasn't planning on getting this set when I heard it was going to be micro-scale, but I just can't resist. I love Harry Potter way too much to just ignore this huge display piece! I love every single bit of it and now I've seen and scanned through all the pictures I can't see any other way they could've had a very movie accurate (not completely) huge Hogwarts Castle.
Oh and I'm still getting the smaller sets as well. Poor wallet.

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By in Australia,

^ what, you haven't built your Lego room yet? Lol.

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By in Germany,

As I see this set I am reminded so much of 10253 Big Ben.
The colour scheme, the build, the insane amount of 1x1 pieces.
And having suffered through that build I can image how similar it will be with this one.
But what does it matter in the end, when you have (like with Big Ben) such a beautiful display piece after the ordeal?

Otoh, my space is also limited. I haven't even got a clue yet where to put my Anio MOC Venator Star Destroyer, and am seriously thinking about dismantling both the Technic Porsche as well as Disney Castle to make room for this. Somehow feels like a theme park like Phantasialand that has to demolish older rides, even though they might have been cool and well-loved, to make room for new ones because there just isn't enough space for expanding the existing real-estate.

First world problems indeed... ;-)

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By in Australia,

I don't even particularly like Harry Potter and I want this, such is the quality of the execution. What a magnificent set and what an excellent idea to make it micro-fig scale to maximize the detail and function while keeping the price relatively low. I hope this does well and leads to other sets being done this way. Maybe an accurately scaled Star Destroyer or Tantive IV or even an affordable Falcon?

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By in Australia,

Unfortunately, I love it.....

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm never gonna be able to afford this, but... dang, it's been a long time since a Lego set has exerted so much 'want' power over me. The attention to detail in the design looks incredible... and to be honest, if I ever did get this, I think I would be satisfied on Lego FOR LIFE xD

Also, love that they included Ginny and Luna amongst the microfigures; those two often feel neglected to me in Lego representation ^^

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By in United States,

NEEEDDDDD

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By in United States,

@florespete
This has 6020 for $400
Death Star has 4016 for $500

This is very well priced.

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By in United States,

@Anachir
a giant $10,000 hogwarts Is kind of dumb, because even non lego fans could have a lego hogwarts display.
I do wish however, and maybe lego would be doing this in later years, that we got smaller, more detailed pieces of hogwarts that you connect to each other.

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By in Belgium,

The price in Belgium is ridiculous compared to other European countries: BE 450€ ; FR 420€ ; DE 400€, why do they do this?

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By in United States,

Why does Lego keep making these ginormous sets? They’re amazing, but I don’t just have $400...

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By in United States,

I do not usually say this about a licensed set, but damn... I want this.

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By in United Kingdom,

I wouldn’t normally spend this much on a set which is not minifigure scale but...
I also collect all the nano figures, and I bet trying to get all 27 off bricklink, will end up costing me nearly as much as the whole set!
And it’s just SO good, I guess it’s time to cash in all my VIP points, or sell a kidney.

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By in United States,

Anyone else think the Godric Minifig looks like Tormund from GOT?

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By in United States,

Holy Helga ! Great Godric! Wow.

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By in United States,

As others have said above, I was hoping for a minifig scale castle! In all reality though that would probably be impossible unless they were to top the price of the UCS Falcon, which I don't see them doing. Still, I think this looks like an amazing set, and the inclusion of the 4 minifigs of the founders of Hogwarts is super cool. I will definitely have to consider getting this one. I'm just hoping the whomping willow and great hall sets satisfy my needs for a minifig scale version!

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By in Canada,

@one wag It would be the exact same size and price, just with the interior design tweaked.

I think it should've been minifig scale.

Also, they screwed up the color for the Hufflepuff crest. It should be a more subdued color that matches the founder's clothes, like the other three.

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By in United States,

@Ender37: There'd potentially be room to fit minifig-scale dioramas in the interior (though you couldn't fit nearly as many), but the scale of outdoor subjects like the courtyard, bridge, and boathouse would be comically out of proportion (even with the microfigures the boathouse in particular is pushing it).

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By in Russian Federation,

wow thats it? Microscale? pass

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By in United Kingdom,

Will this be available to order from midnight in the UK?

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