What LEGO Harry Potter sets will we see in 2021? Like many others (I’m sure) I have been pondering upon this for a while. Like I did with the 2020 sets, here are what scenes I think the 2021 sets could cover, now I’ve finally had the time to finish the post I started more than a month ago…
I acknowledge this “guesswork” is much later than my July 2019 post, where I tried to predict the 2020 sets. You can see this post about how well that went. The timing now also overlaps with a lot of rumours of what the new sets will include, some speculative, but also some that appear pretty firm.
Had I posted this in July 2020, I’m sure I would completely have missed the January 2021 Wall art and Hogwarts Moments series. In this post, I’ll focus on the releases mid to late year.
If we follow the trend from the previous three years, the sets should cover the last two movies: Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2. However, in 2020, we saw the Privet Drive set, which covered some of the earlier movies rather than the fifth and six movies, so this may mean LEGO is less strict in following that schedule now.
Guided by previous the years, I’d expect 5-6 sets mid year with a potential second wave of 1-2 sets in September (to coincide with the September 1st “Back to Hogwarts” day).
Based on that, here is my list, covering a wide range of price points as you would normally expect. And while the sets are generally focusing on scenes from the Deathly Hallows movies, I’ve added a couple of sets filling gaps from the previous movies.
Mid year release:
Hogwarts: Armour Gallery: Small add-on section to the modular Hogwarts Castle (similar to the 2020 set Room of Requirement) with a corridor with suits of armour. The set could include Professor McGonnagall, two suits of armour and one or two attacking dementors.
The Horcrux Cave: Medium sized set covering the scene in the Half Blood Prince, where Professor Dubledore and Harry Potter go searching for Salazar Slytherin’s locket, one of Voldemort’s horcruxes. This takes them to the small island in the black lake. But they are not alone in the cave, so Harry Potter and Dumbledore are battling inferi (undead), of which 2-3 are included.
Hogsmeade – Shrieking shack: A medium sized set featuring the Shrieking shack. This would be a much overdue remake of the 2004 Shrieking Shack (set 4756). This would be a good start of a Hogsmeade series (see further down), and include minifigures like Harry Potter, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew and Professor Snape.
Gringott’s Wizarding Bank: I really hope for this one – as the perfect supplement to the Diagon Alley set last year. While I think it would be awesome with a big set including the underground scenes as well, I think it is more likely to be more moderate in size and simply include the Gringott’s building itself and the Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon to place on top of the bank, as easier to integrate into last year’s Diagon Alley set. But I could be totally wrong here.
Hogwarts – The final battle: This large set could be the final addition to the modular Hogwarts Castle that LEGO stated releasing in 2018. Firstly, it should include the bridge, which was a key feature of the Battle of Hogwarts. Other parts of the castle could include the Room of Requirement in the “Room of Hidden Things” version (so you can go searching for Ravenclaw’s diadem, but don’t get caught by the Fiendfyre spell) and to give the model height, maybe the Divination tower (which relates to earlier movies, but haven’t featured otherwise on the previous Hogwarts sets). Key minifigures included in addition to Harry Potter and Voldemort could be:
- Gregory Goyle and Vincent Crabbe (we need updated figures of them).
- Neville Longbottom with the sword of Gryffindor and Nagini.
- Molly Weasley and Bellatrix Lestrange (“not my daughter, you b####”).
Kinetic model: The Hedwig model released in 2020 was very popular, so I hope they will release another kinetic display model, for example of a moving snitch with a small stand with a Harry Potter minifigure in Quidditch dress to go with it.
Later in the year, say around September, I could see a another wave of sets. This is again pure speculation, but this is what I thought could be released:
Tri-wizard tournament: Medium sized set covering the second challenge (I think that is most likely, though we have never seen a third challenge set). This would be an underwater scene with Harry, Cedric, Ron and Cho along with a new version (way overdue) of the Merpeople.
Hogsmeade main street: As a larger premium set (exclusive to select retailers in the various markets) I have settled for Hogsmeade as my best guess. This was one of my guesses for 2020 that didn’t happen, which I have carried over to this year’s list. It could include two of Hogsmeade’s iconic buildings: The Three Broomsticks and Honeydukes Sweetshop. Maybe a train station platform too (useful for any who has purchased the Hogwarts Express set). It would supplement the Shrieking Shack set I’ve suggested above well. As for Minifigures, it could have Harry, Ron and Hermoine as well as Cho Chang,who went to Hogsmeade on her first and only date with Harry (though that was at Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop), Madam Rosmerta (innkeeper) and Rita Skeeter (who often visited The Three Broomsticks).
Other LEGO Harry Potter sets:
I would also guess we’ll see a 2021 Advent calendar and maybe another Harry Potter themed Brickheadz set (or two). My best guess here is a dual set including Dobby (with diary and sock) and Lucius Malfoy. Both are iconic characters that go well together in a pack, and should be easily recognisable. Like the Hagrid and Buckbeak set in 2020, this could be gift-with-purchase set. Another possible option is Lord Voldemort as a single set.
As noted above, this is all speculation and not basedby leaked information. Given the lateness of posting this, we have already heard rumours about what the sets could or should be. While working on this post, I have avoided looking at those rumours so far. I’ll be comparing over the next couple of weeks and see how well my guesses align. Based on 2020, we may not see the sets revealed till April, and only then know for sure if the rumours are true or not.
What sets would you like to see? There are plenty of iconic places it would be nice to see as LEGO sets, such as the Lovegood house or the Shell Cottage, though both see so little screen time, that I find it unlikely these will appear as sets. But maybe we could see a remake of the Durmstrang ship? Or a Ministry of Magic set? or the Leaky Cauldron?
Time will tell…
Till then, Build the Magic!