With all the rumours of upcoming Harry Potter sets for 2019, I’ve closely been following news from the American International Toy Fair in New York. So far, unfortunately no news on that front, however some good news emerged regarding the 2018 sets.
Back in November, The Toy Association announced the 123 finalists for the 2019 Toy of the Year Awards.
Nine of these were from LEGO and three in particular covered the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The winners were announced yesterday at the Toy Fair in New York, and these three sets all won their categories:
- LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Minifigure Series won the Collectible of the year award.
- LEGO Harry Potter Great Hall won the Construction toy of the year award.
- LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle won the Specialty toy of the year award.
(Interestingly, the same the sets are all in the top ten of most popular set reviews in 2018 by Brothers Brick).
LEGO got a fourth award for the LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster in the Playset of the year award, while the remainder, including the LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron failed to win their categories.
Still LEGO got four trophies for the “trophy room” back in the office in Denmark, its highest number ever. Well done to all involved in the development, including Justin Ramsden I got to meet last year.
Overall, LEGO’s Harry Potter sets seems to have been doing particular well in 2018 with the Great Hall set reportedly being their best selling licensed set that year. Combined with the awards, let’s hope this translates into new Harry Potter sets for this year, such as the rumoured line-up previously discussed.
So let’s keep our fingers crossed!
Build the magic!