Wizarding World Harry Potter Magical Minis Hogwarts Express and Diagon Alley Review
No matter where you want to go in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Spin Master has playsets to take you there.
Catch the train to Hogwarts with the Wizarding World Harry Potter Hogwarts Express playset. It comes with figures of Hermione and Harry, and it looks like Harry is holding a chocolate frog. Speaking of chocolate frogs, you’ll find more of them on the sweets trolley, along with Fizzing Whizbees and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. Now, back to those chocolate frogs. Just like in the books and movies, you can make them hop around the train car and even attach them to the train via the pegs on the train walls. The playset has a luggage rack for storing Harry’s trunk. And the young wizards can’t go anywhere without Hedwig the owl and Crookshanks the cat. We wish the figure’s knees bent to make it easier for the figures to sit in the train seats.
Head to another favorite Harry Potter location with the Wizarding World Harry Potter Diagon Alley playset. This actually has three locations in one. Play inside Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Eeylops Owl Emporium, and Florian Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor. There are opening and closing doors to each shop, and they can be attached or played with on their own. There’s an ice cream counter and bowls of ice cream with a table inside of the ice cream parlor. Pick from one of the three owls and pay at the cash register inside the Owl Emporium. And climb the stairs of the two-story joke shop to explore the practical joke gifts on the shelves. You’ll even notice Pygmy Puffs attached to the staircase and railing. Press the button at the bottom of the stairs to make the love potion light up and play magical sounds. The playset requires three AAA batteries, which are not included. Poseable figures of Hermione and Fred Weasley are included.
Should I get it?
Harry Potter fans will like bringing to life some of their favorite characters and locales with these playsets. Each one captures the look and feel of the location, from the jumping chocolate frogs to the crooked look of the Diagon Alley buildings. You can even move the arms of the giant storefront sign. All of these playsets will be fun for fans to collect and will inspire imaginative play.
- Capture the look and feel of each location
- Each includes two figures
- Fun to collect
- Imaginative play
- Hard for figures to sit in the train seats
- Batteries not included for joke shop