Harry Potter Construction Sets Review (LEGO)

Harry Potter Construction Sets
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What It Is

Conjure up all sorts of magical stories with LEGO's lineup of new Harry Potter construction sets. All of the sets are about building out familiar scenes within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. 

Expecto Patronum includes 121 pieces for building a Great Lake Forbidden Forest scene. Help the Harry Potter minifigure defend the Sirius Black minifigure from the two Dementor minifigures. How does he do it? By summoning his Patronus charm, the brand-new-for-2019 Stag figure. There are two buildable trees in this forest scene, one of which has a spell cast shooting function, basically a stud shooter that launches a translucent glittery disc that matches the translucent glittery Stag Patronus. Both the Harry and Sirius minifigures have two faces, and Harry comes with a wand.

The Hagrid's Hut: Buckbeak's Rescue set includes 496 pieces for building a daring Hippogriff rescue, just like in the Prisoner of Azkaban. You get six minifigures: Hagrid, Executioner, Minister of Magic, and new-for-2019 Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and Harry Potter minifigures each with a wand. Plus, there's a Buckbeak figure with moveable wings and head. Buckbeak is restrained out in the pumpkin patch by a removable chain. You also get to build Hagrid's Hut, a two-section model with detailed interior. There are all sorts of accessories inside, including a dragon egg in front of the fire, which lights up when you press a button. 

And Hogwarts Clock Tower comes with 922 pieces for building out iconic locations from Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire. Within the 13-inch tall Clock Tower, you can visit Dumbledore's office, attend a Defense Against the Dark Arts lesson, reset the clock tower by turning the lever to travel through time, and dance at the Yule Ball, complete with icy tables, a Christmas tree, and a spinning dance floor. There's also an entrance hall where the Goblet of Fire is displayed and a prefect's bathroom with a stained glass mermaid window. The clock tower also doubles as a hospital wing with two beds and lamps. There are eight minifigures in this set, and each one wears Yule Ball attire: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Fleur Delacour, Cedric Diggory, Viktor Krum, Albus Dumbledore, and Madame Maxime, who towers above all the other figures. These figures all have two faces and carry wands.



Is It Fun?

With so many new-for-2019 minifigures in this lineup, Harry Potter and LEGO fans will surely want to collect, build, and play with all of these sets. Fans will also really like the detail on each set that helps bring to life the moments from the movies. These look great on display but they also have a lot of playability for kids who want to imagine their own magical stories.

Who It’s For

Expecto Patronum set is for ages 7 and up. Hagrid's Hut is for ages 8 and up. Hogwarts Clock Tower is for ages 9 and up. All of these will be fun for Harry Potter and LEGO fans.

What To Be Aware Of

The lineup of LEGO Harry Potter sets also includes the Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge, not shown in this video review.

It took 25 minutes to build Expecto Patronum, 45 minutes to build Hagrid's Hut, and it took an hour and a half to build the Hogwart's Clock Tower. The instructions for Hagrid's Hut and the Clock Tower were difficult to follow.

Two cell batteries are included for the light brick in the Hagrid's Hut set.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Medium Difficulty


    2 cell batteries required