Personally, I’ve never been a huge LEGO enthusiast—not because the sets and company itself aren’t noteworthy, but I just simply didn’t grow up building LEGO sets. However, I am a major Harry Potter fan, and have been following the expansion of this franchise for a very long time. So, when LEGO unveiled its LEGO Harry Potter 75978 Diagon Alley, which is, coincidentally, their fourth biggest set on the market, I was beyond thrilled.
This 5,544-piece set was released to coincide with the “Back to Hogwarts” celebrations. Priced at a hefty fee of $399.99, the set comprises six buildings, as well as 14 minifigures and measures well over a meter wide. This set is compatible with the LEGO Modular Buildings series.
As advertised on LEGO’s website, you can “Tap a brick in the wall behind the Leaky Cauldron pub and enter the world of Diagon Alley, where wizards and witches find their potions and Hogwarts students stock up on school supplies like cauldrons, broomsticks and of course, wands.”
If these words mean anything to you, hop over to LEGO and discover what you could do with this world of magic that you may actually be able to build. The set comes with Ollivander’s wand shop (where Harry gets his wand in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), as well as Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes (the Weasley twins’ store that appears in Half-Blood Prince), Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour, and even the entrance to the Daily Prophet offices, among many, many things.
All I can really say is that I’m floored about this and can’t wait to get my hands on it.
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