Random set of the day: Knockturn Alley

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Knockturn Alley

Knockturn Alley

©2003 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 4720 Knockturn Alley, released in 2003. It's one of 2 Harry Potter sets produced that year. It contains 209 pieces and 2 minifigs, and its retail price was US$20/£19.99.

It's owned by 1779 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


9 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like Harry’s shoplifting

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By in United States,

Bad Harry! Tsk, tsk.

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By in Australia,

I bought this set, but I was always torn about it. On the one hand, it's a really nice parts pack, full of interesting little bits and bobs that you didn't find in many other sets (and were perfect, for inclusion in a dark magic store). On the other ... the set was indicative of all the design problems that the Harry Potter line had (and a lot of lines still have).

It isn't a good building, it's a wall and half a roof. That annoyed me, so much, as a kid. The most interesting part of the building is the turret, above the main shop, and even that's just a facade, there's no second floor (just an angled plate with no extra space at all).

I remember dismantling the flue-network chimney, and using those pieces to actually give the shop two walls and a decent ceiling (thus making it a lovely dark magic shop for my Lego city).

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By in Australia,

The first Harry Potter range was one of the most nostalgic. 4708 Hogwarts Express was one of my first and I was amazed on the box, that you could connect the sets to create the castle. The range conveyed mystery; through hidden details and passages; spookiness; through traps, skeletons, knights and cosiness through fireplaces, torches and locations.

An excitment of earlier LEGO sets was that they included exclusive and rare pieces. The Hand of Glory is exclusive and the brain in jar is very rare, appearing in one other; 1382 Scary Laboratory.

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By in Finland,

I have this, but it was used when I bought it and not in a very good condition. :(

The head piece printed with a brain is one of the coolest parts ever.

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By in Australia,

The hand of Vecna!

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By in United Kingdom,

there's more to knockturn alley than just borgin and burke's you know!

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By in United States,

Awesome! I have this one, one of the only few HP sets I own. The fireplace function was a cool idea.

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