In 2018, we got the large direct to consumers (D2C) microscale Hogwarts castle and in 2020 we got the Diagon Alley set. So I had been wondering – would 2021 be like 2019 – with no big set revealed in the second half of the year? Finally, we know the answer – and I like it! LEGO has produced an amazing looking set of Hogwarts Icons, which is coming 2 September to a LEGO store near you.
76391 – Hogwarts Icons
Price: 249.99 EUR / 249.99 USD / 229.99 GBP / 1999 DKK / 399.99 AUD / 29980 JPY / 449.99 NZD / 349.99 CAD
WOW – was what came out of my mouth when I first saw the photos of this upcoming set.
Display pieces like Hedwig and Fawkes have been popular. But this one takes the concept to a whole new level and is a perfect set to finish the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter.
In its press release, LEGO states: The detailed new set follows the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends, capturing some of the most iconic characters and moments in one, single stunning model. The set also includes several famous artifacts found in the Wizarding World over the last two decades.
And as we shall see further down, it is an impressive number of Hogwarts items they cover with this set. It will be interesting to see if the subtitle: Collectors’ Edition will be the beginning of a new line of sets.
The set will be available just in time for the new term at Hogwarts, as the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons Collector’s Edition Set will be available from 2nd September 2021 from LEGO Stores and online from: www.lego.com/harrypotter.
EDIT: LEGO has subsequently advised that the set will become available September 15th in the US, Canada and Mexico, rather than September 2nd as originally planned due to a shipping delay in the US. The set will be available for online only pre-order at LEGO.com beginning September 2nd. The product will be available in LEGO Retail stores on September 15th. In the rest of the world, the set should be available from September 2nd as originally planned.
So what do you get?
As indicated, the set includes a number of iconic Hogwarts items:
- Harry’s wand and glasses
- A chocolate frog
- A tray of potions, including gillyweed, polyjuice potion and felix felicis (commonly known as liquid luck)
- Tom Riddle’s diary
- The Golden Snitch
- A Hogwarts scarf
- Hedwig carrying an admission letter to Hogwarts
- and more…
A rather impressive list of items for sure.
The back of the box shows us in the upper right corner that the scarf is customisable, so you can build it to match your own Hogwarts House.
The Hogwarts admission is made out of three 8×16 sized printed tiles.
The set also adds three more golden anniversary minifigures to your collection: Professor McGonagall, Professor Dumbledore and Hagrid, the Gamekeeper and Keeper of Keys and Grounds of Hogwarts. They come with a beautiful stand and celebratory tile to mark the 20th anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter.
The three minifigures complement the 6 figures we have got from earlier 20th Anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter sets well – and I have got to mention the chocolate frog wizard card, which frame Dumbledore on the stand.
I have previously covered both chocolate frogs and wizard collectable cards in much detail, as I have designed my own models of those, along with a pentagon shaped box to go with them. You can find the story here (and instructions here). My designs used blue colour, but I must say I prefer the dark purple. I hope they will make more bricks available in that colour, so I can redesign my box for these official LEGO designs.
I’m so sold on this set. Hedwig looks amazing sitting there with the letter – and the level of detail thoughout this set is incredible.
So, now we just have to wait for the the release date – matching the first school day at Hogwarts (they use to travel there 1 September, for a school start the following day). In the meantime you could check out the Back to Hogwarts MOC competition, we have just announced.
Should you choose to enter, Build the Magic!