The 2021 LEGO Harry Potter sets have given us several collectable items, including a number of golden anniversary minifigures. I have been pondering how best to display those for a while, but with the announcement of the Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition set, the solution seems given. Read on to see the included stand as well as my alternative version of it…
When the 2021 LEGO Harry Potter sets were revealed in April, we learned that the overarching theme was to celebrate 20 years of LEGO Harry Potter. And to mark this anniversary, six of the sets each included a golden minifigure, representing key persons in the early Harry Potter movies.
In my reviews of the anniversary sets, I have repeatedly been mentioning that I thought it was a shame that no proper stands were included for the figures, which just came with a golden 3×4 plate.
Apart from the golden minifigures, the anniversary sets also included a new collectable item: Wizard cards made from 2×2 tiles, each with one of 16 different wizards or witches printed on them. I have created a display stand for the 16 collectable wizard card tiles, with instructions available here.
I had thought of doing something similar for the golden minifigures, but now I’m glad I didn’t, as the Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition set included a great display stand for those, as seen below. The stand came with three new golden minifigures that hadn’t previously been announced: Albus Dumbledore, Miverva McGonagall and Rubeus Hagrid.
In particular, I like the collectable wizard card frame around Dumbledore. But the stand didn’t just fit the three included figures, it came with two extension pieces, to allow it to fit all the six previously released golden minifigures too.
Here is the completed stand with all the figures shown.
It does look pretty amazing, and it is one of many good reasons to get the Hogwarts Icons set (see my full review here).
Some may prefer a more narrow version, stacked in height instead. I’ve tried to create one myself (as it will fit better on my shelves that way). It uses the display stand from the set without the extensions (actually, I used some of the bricks from the extensions to build up the lower parts of my stand).
In case you want to build one yourself, you can find the instructions here.
If you are into building, why don’t you check out our “Back to Hogwarts” MOC competition. See further information on the competition page. Entries are due 1 September 2021.
Till then, Build the Magic!