Yesterday, we learned about an upcoming the LEGO Harry Potter polybag. But that was not the only piece of news, as LEGO’s website was also updated to include a new Brickheadz set covering no less that four iconic Hogwarts professors. This is what we get…
Set: 40560 – Professors of Hogwarts™
Price: US$39.99, £39.99, €39.99, DKK 349
We’ve seen a number of Harry Potter themed Brickheadz sets in recent years. They seem to be popular collectors items, so it is not surprising to see another one this year.
A total of six Brickheadz sets in the Harry Potter series have previously been released. My reviews of them are available here:
- 41615: Harry Potter and Hedwig
- 41616: Hermione Granger
- 41621: Ron Weasley and Albus Dumbledore
- 40412: Hagrid and Buckbeak
- 40495: Harry, Hermione, Ron & Hagrid
- 40496: Voldemort, Nagini and Bellatrix
The last two sets seemed to be a new series, with one of the sets in particular re-releasing four figures which had previously been covered (Harry, Hermione, Ron & Hagrid). The four characters included in this set are however all new. We will be getting:
- Professor Snape,
- Professor McGonagall
- Professor Moody
- Professor Trelawny
Those are four very iconic characters, which are well recreated and recognisable in their Brickheadz form as seen below.
The new set is listed to be available from June 2022 – expectedly to align with the dates the next wave of sets are due (1 June in most of the world, but North America is later in the month).
This is the first Harry Potter themed Brickheadz set to feature four full-sized figures. With 601 pieces it is also the largest to have been released. In comparison, the 2021 set Harry, Hermione, Ron & Hagrid (set 40495) had Hagrid in full size, but the three students in smaller scale (3 studs wide). That set had 466 pieces (for a price of US$24.99) or while the slightly smaller set 40496 had 344 pieces (and also costed US$24.99). So quite a step up in price, but also in piece count.
Here is the official product information from LEGO:
Here’s an enchanting treat for fans of the Harry Potter™ movies aged 10 and up. LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Professors of Hogwarts™ (40560) presents 4 famous teachers in fun, collectible BrickHeadz form. Perfect for play and display, the figures include lots of authentic details: Professor Snape™ wears a black cloak; Professor McGonagall™ has a green dress, witch’s hat and golden feathers; the Professor Moody minifigure features a weird and wonderful eye; and Professor Trelawny sports a colorful headband.
- Gift for Harry Potter™ fans – LEGO BrickHeadz Professors of Hogwarts (40560) presents buildable models of Professors Snape™, McGonagall™, Moody and Trelawny for young witches and wizards aged 10+
- Authentic details – Snape wears his black cloak; McGonagall has a green dress, witch’s hat and golden feathers; Moody has a weird and wonderful eye; and Trelawny sports a colorful headband
- Designed for play and display – The 4 characters stand over 3 in. (8 cm) tall and come with individual baseplates for easy display. Give as a birthday present, holiday gift or surprise treat
It is good to get these extra characters. We already have Professor Dumbledore and two versions of Hagrid, so now we will have six Hogwarts teachers covered in the series. Will we get more teachers later in the year – or maybe next? Personally I’d really like Dobby though. It will be interesting to see where LEGO takes this next.
Till then, Build the Magic!