New brick built LEGO Harry Potter sets revealed

In 2020, LEGO surprised us (well, at least me) with the release of Hedwig. Not being minifigure scale, this model was designed for display by Harry Potter fans, maybe building on the success of the Brickheadz series of figures. The set seems to have sold well, because in 2021 we will two new such sets. Read on for details…

The eight LEGO Harry Potter series of sets to hit the shelves in mid 2021 have now been revealed. Six of those are in a special 20th anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter series, and consists of minifigure scale sets, suitable both for play and for display. These are discussed in a separate post.

The two remaining sets are for display only and targeting LEGO Harry Potter fans, one being model of Dumbledore’s phoenix Fawkes and the other consisting of two brick built large scale “minifigures”.

Let us hurry on to the detailed descriptions of the sets. The following with be updated with prices in other currencies as they become available.

LEGO Harry Potter: Fawkes, Dumbledore’s Phoenix

Set 76394 – 597 pieces

Price: US$39.99 / €39.99 / £34.99 / AU$69.99 / 349 DKK

This buildable model of Fawkes with moving mechanical wings surprised me somewhat. I had expected LEGO would release another display piece, with some kinetic movement, but had guessed it would be something different, like the Golden Snitch. This is basically the 2020 Hedwig set in new colours. It is not that I don’t like it – I had just expected something different.

With 597 pieces, the completed model has a wingspan over 14 in. (35 cm); and is over 9.5 in. (24 cm) from beak-to-tail. It comes with a small stand with Dumbledore and Fawkes in minifigure scale, similar to the 2020 Hedwig set, which had Harry Potter and Hedwig included on a similar stand.

With its bright colours, it looks amazing, and I must admit I think it will look great next to my Hedwig set.

Available exclusively from Target in the US, and LEGO.com and LEGO Stores globally. 

LEGO Harry Potter: Harry Potter and Hermione Granger

Set 76393 – 1,673 pieces

Price: US$119.99 / €129.99 / £119.99 / AU$199.99 / 1199 DKK

Of the new series of 2021 sets, this set is probably the one, I am most surprised by. I didn’t see this coming. It is a large set, allowing you to build to large scale “minifigures” of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger.

With 1,673 pieces, it is by far the largest of the 2021 sets revealed. The two buildable models stand over 10 in. (26 cm) tall. But it will be interesting to see how many will need these for their collection, given the cost.

Overall, I really like the look of them though, I could easily imagine getting these to decorate my LEGO room (though finding space is increasingly being an issue). The only thing that bothers me is how the face appears to “pop out”. It may simply be the way they look on photos, so I’d like to see them in real life.

Available exclusively from Target in the US, and LEGO.com and LEGO Stores globally. 

Conclusion

This post completes the coverage of the mid 2021 sets for now. Remember to check out my other post about the 20th anniversary series of minifigure scaled sets.

Once released, I will of course provide reviews of the sets. Till then, I have a number of other posts planned, including revealing the winner of the 20th Anniversary MOC competition. Life has been busy, so that is probably another week away.

Till then, Build the Magic!

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