Microscale Diagon Alley found in Slovenia

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Diagon Alley

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Brickset member Matic has sent us images of a new Harry Potter set, 40289 Diagon Alley, that he found in his local LEGO Certified Store in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Featuring five models from the street -- Gringotts bank, Ollivanders, Flourish & Blotts, Quality Quiddich Supplies and Weasley's Wizard Wheezes -- it looks as if it will complement the microscale Hogwarts Castle perfectly. It also provides us with a new minifigure of wand-maker Ollivander.

He didn't note the price and it's hard to tell exactly how big it is but I would estimate it'll retail for around $40-$50 or, as is more likely, be a gift with purchase at some point at shop.LEGO.com.

You can view images of both sides of the box, and of it in the store, after the break.

 

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58 comments on this article

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By in Hong Kong,

Wow... another micro scale!! The back comes in different language interesting.. I wonder if it’s going to be a GWP for us here in North America?

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By in Sweden,

We can't really know if this deconfirms any new Diagon Alley sets, and too bad Fred and George aren't included, as this set is basically made to coexist with them. The 2011 Fred and George go for around 30€ each, the fans who desire them will hopefully not have to shell out 60€ just to get them in lego form

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By in United Kingdom,

I hope we get a bigger version.

And if they have to label the buildings it means they have no done a good enough job of making they look recognisable.

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By in Australia,

Are those tiles printed stone plates? That would be useful.

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By in France,

I bet we'll get a new version, rumored at $400-500 with plenty of minifigs. I think this one could be a promotionel set for the first buyer when the new Diagon Alley will be out. Wait and see.

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By in Australia,

Seems a bit underwhelming. Big hp fan but don't have any of the Lego. This doesn't entice me to buy.

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By in Finland,

I am not impressed. They know we want a full-sized set, not something like this.

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By in United Kingdom,

The set number 40289 suggests to me that this is a GWP. 40288 was the BB8 polybag.

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By in Italy,

no dragon... :(

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By in Italy,

no dragon... :(

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By in Taiwan,

I dunno...just seems like a less detailed Architecture set.

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By in United Kingdom,

Loving some of these HP sets. Unfortunately I don't really like Harry Potter but I'm tempted to buy them anyway and throw away the minifigs.

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By in Hungary,

I would prefer to have a minifig-scale version of Diagon Alley. And other supplemental sets to the Hogwarts Castle would be welcome as well. And would love to have some other sets again, including minifigs such as the Weasley family, the negative characters, etc.

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By in United Kingdom,

This looks cool people..

I look forward to seeing a full sized version some day with dragon included:

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By in Sweden,

First off Micro Scale is not my thing, that is not a comment on the set itself, just my preference. I am hanging out for a minifig scale version of Diagon Alley. However I am glad to see where the mysterious Olivander minifig has shown up.

That aside I am confused as to why this set has shown up now? In a LEGO retail store, not part of any wave. Not as a stand-alone large UCS or D2C set. Just a random regular set, not part of a wave of releases. Isn't this odd?

In addition this seems to indicate a new strategy of parallel releases Minifig and Micro scale sets for the same theme. Which is interesting.

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By in United Kingdom,

As others have said, given the size, set number, and general...weirdness(?) of the set itself, it seems more likely to be a GWP later this year, maybe from the 1st of September when Hogwarts goes on general release?

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By in United Kingdom,

Pleased I've waited to get microscale Hogwarts (very unlike me as I have zero patience usually with sets I really want!) - echoing ^Freewheelbricks, perhaps this will be GWP from 01/09? If so, that'll be my day to get 71043.

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By in United Kingdom,

What even is half that stuff supposed to be? Not impressive, LEGO.

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By in United States,

Well I'll be darned.

I honestly thought nothing of those Diagon Alley rumors.

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By in Luxembourg,

Will be pretty annoying for the people who have already bought Hogwarts if this is a GWP from the 1st of Sept.

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By in Australia,

Not super sold on this. Can’t help fearing every time they give us micro scale we’re one step further away from full minifig scale UCS Harry Potter locations.

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By in United States,

As an owner of the original Diagon Alley set, I hope the next one would feature 3 different shops that weren’t covered the first time. But since the new Wizarding World series seems not to regard anything from the old series, I doubt that’ll be the case.

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By in United Kingdom,

Got to say, while I find the microscale Hogwarts really gorgeous, this just looks sort of ugly? Very cluttered and clunky, which is another reason I think this is probably gonna be some sort of low-key store exclusive or a promotional thing. The number lines up with 40288's BB-8 anyway, so that's what I'm hoping.

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By in Canada,

There seems to be 2 (maybe 3) quarter circle piece in light gray at the top of the Gringots bank, that would be a very useful piece to have. They are more readily visible on the back of the box. Also, if the tiles are printed that would be worth it just for that. The castle is interesting but otherwise I'm not very much into microscale.

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By in Puerto Rico,

Looks neat and I wonder if Cloud City should have been made like the Hogwarts Castle with the other set also being released to calm fans.

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By in United States,

40$ to 50$ ? I could make a more realistic one for cheaper.

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By in United States,

I hope they include those printed stone tiles in future sets!

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By in United States,

Just out of curiosity, I wonder what the back of the model looks like, since they don’t show it on the box.

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By in United States,

Not a fan of the microsets at all, however I did get the hellicarrier and hogwarts castle because they were very impressive. I really like the mining so i guess Ill be getting this... i hope this doesn't mean that we wont be getting a scale sized Dragon Alley like we did a few years back.

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By in Poland,

50 $ for this?

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By in Netherlands,

I'm not interested in the set.
But man, I want these tiles!
Perfect for MOC's.

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By in United Kingdom,

At last! The War Doctor!

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By in United States,

Sadly, I'm not impressed with this at all. While I'm not really a fan of the micro sets, I can at least appreciate sets like the Hogwarts Castle, which had an impressive amount of detail. This, to me, looks like a cluttered mess of stores, a few I can't even tell what they are. To me, the only saving graces of this set are the figure and the new tiles (Speaking of figures, I wonder if there are any microfigures in this one)

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By in United States,

AHHHHHG! The horrid microscale sets continue to spit in the face of TRUE Harry Potter fans.

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By in United States,

Tbh I don't really care if there'll be a new Minifigure-scale Diagon Alley or not, because I own the 2011 one.

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By in United States,

@Norikins: Does that mean the huge number of fans I've seen expressing excitement for the Hogwarts set aren't true fans? I hadn't realized that Harry Potter fandom only applied to a particular scale.

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By in Czech Republic,

My brother got this single extra piece in a Pick a Brick online order and I couldn't find it in any database. Now I know it's from the 40289 Diagon Alley and will probably be included in other future sets as well.
https://imgur.com/9YdHTWk

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By in Slovakia,

@candygandhi: I like the banana for scale

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By in New Zealand,

Hello. Huw, you mentioned the microscale Hogwarts Castle. Could anyone tell me what the LEGO code is for that? I’ve not heard of this set and would like to have a look at it.

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By in United States,

I will say it's nice to see Flourish and Blotts included, at least, given it's probably the least likely included set to be released at minifigure scale, and I do love Garrick Ollivander, who looks splendid here. Also nice they didn't shoehorn in Knockturn Alley...

I'm not crazy about microscale though, and to be frank, I don't know if I'd even buy a full scale Diagon Alley - I very much slept on the previous edition.

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By in United States,

At least it's not another BrickHeadz. ;)

I'm not an HP so I can't comment on the authenticity of the source material but I think for the restricted building techniques and parts of microscale it doesn't look too bad. The printed cobblestone tile will definitely be popular. Great find @candygandhi !

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By in United States,

Sadly I'm not too impressed and I love hp. But I'll likely try to get this for the same of ollivander. I want to build my own diagon alley but I never know what lego will release and I don't like building something and then an official set comes out.

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By in Sweden,

I like it and I think TLG should make more microscale sets.

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By in Slovenia,

For anyone wondering, the price in Slovenia is 23€

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By in United Kingdom,

Can anyone in Slovania sell me one?

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By in Portugal,

I love the studios theme, I think it was a very innovative theme and I think LEGO should do it again.

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By in Australia,

I think this looks great, but I am not a fan of microscale in general. Only HP sets I will be getting are the train and carriage. I love the look of the castle, but will need to get past my non fandom of microscale prior to purchase.

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By in Canada,

Like the Brickheadz, I never understood the appeal of microscale. I guess it's superficially appealing, especially because lack of space for display is a major problem for many AFOLs, but having built a few, I found little fun in it, and these constructions only look good from far away, unlike full sized LEGO constructions that usually look good from a distance and from up close as well. Oh well, as long as the LEGO company is making money, I don't really care.

As an aside, this giant Hogwarts castle does not count, for me, as a microscale set. It's only microscale because they tried to scale it to human size and had to use the microfigs. But as a construction, it stands on its own merits.

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By in United States,

Starting to fear that with these microscale sets out (while neat given the scale of these sets typically)that they will not be making more Potter LEGO after this release

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By in Portugal,

Sorry my coment above thas a error.

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By in United States,

I got the original Diagon Alley set, hoping for them to make another so I can add to it!

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By in United States,

It's a bit odd that this isn't in scale with the microscale Hogwarts. If they didn't tell us that this was Diagon Alley, could you really determine it from the architecture? Gringotts is the only recognizable building.

The angled nature of Diagon Alley doesn't really mesh well with the geometry of Lego anyway.

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By in Romania,

I might get this set due to its pieces. It's got so many good pieces for MOCs! I hope this set will be released around my country.

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By in United States,

I'm not interested in getting either microscale set, but this will be a great complement to the microscale Hogwarts!

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By in United States,

I'm not interested in getting either microscale set, but this will be a great complement to the microscale Hogwarts!

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By in Denmark,

I was told by the employee of the Slovenian store, that the price of the set is 23 EUR.

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