Random set of the day: Draco's Encounter with Buckbeak

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Draco's Encounter with Buckbeak

Draco's Encounter with Buckbeak

©2004 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 4750 Draco's Encounter with Buckbeak, released in 2004. It's one of 12 Harry Potter sets produced that year. It contains 36 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$8/£5.99.

It's owned by 2200 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


19 comments on this article

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By in United States,

one of two sets that year to contain Buckbeak.

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By in United States,

Ahhh good ol Buckbeak mold.

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By in United States,

“This book is useless; I’m tired of it; plus it’s a boring read”

*Kick*

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By in Australia,

I will say, though, that I'm glad they upgraded the Buckbeak figure, this year.

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By in Turkey,

I usually try to get at least one set from each theme, but I skipped Harry Potter theme altogether. I don't hate them, just not a fan of Lego Harry Potter.

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By in United Kingdom,

A rare Harry Potter set without Harry Potter in it

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By in Norway,

A big rare animal mould, a owl, a printed book, a small tree build and a minifig (that is not Harry); so this set has fantastic value :D
If Lego make a similar small set now I would buy a lot of copies!

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By in United Kingdom,

Well, it delivers what it promises.

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By in Netherlands,

Save that book Buckbeak! Eat Draco after!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Zordboy, I respectfully disagree. I have the old and new hippogriffs in my display collection and like them both. But if I had to pick a favourite, I would say the old one. It’s more LEGO-y, i.e. it conforms more closely to the stylised, wooden toy aesthetic.

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By in United States,

This set, which I got for Christmas, marked the beginning of my journey of collecting new and vintage Harry Potter sets! Recently, I was able to grab its complementary Hagrid's Hut for the retail price in eBay!

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By in Latvia,

I will be honest, I quite like this old Hippogriff mould

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By in United States,

Back when pumpkins were simply heads.

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By in United States,

Can you imagine Lego releasing a set with, say, the sabretooth tiger from the arctic theme in its own small, pocket-money set? Would never happen nowadays...

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By in United States,

@oldfan Lloyd's Journey.

I like paid around $25 for this in 2015 to get Buckbeak after no Harry Potter revival ever seemed to be coming. If it was going to return, I was expecting it to be along with sets for the Fantastic Beasts movie. Buckbeak has fallen in price on Bricklink from $20 to around $3 after the unanticipated reboot last year! Though I do have to say I do not regret it. Then old mold is just much more charming in some way, and I like the molded feathers continuing onto the body. The new one, in comparison, looks... shaved (and more like a Friends animal mold style).

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By in United States,

Classic example of good introductory sets.

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By in Australia,

Well I own both Buckbeaks, and I honestly much prefer the new one. This one just looks like a statue, the new one looks far more like an animal.

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