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Today we quickly overview the contents of the LEGO Harry Potter set 76432 Forbidden Forest: Magical Creatures, a small box of 172 pieces available at the public price of €29.99. You read correctly, this box is sold for €30 despite its reduced inventory, being a fan of the Harry Potter universe in a LEGO way is very expensive.

As you can imagine, this small set is very quickly assembled, there is nothing here to satisfy your thirst for construction techniques or to relax for more than a few minutes. The forbidden forest is symbolic here and you have to make do with a few vaguely detailed modules which can be clipped together and rearranged as you wish.

We will salute the relative modularity of the product so as not to seem to systematically denigrate it too much. We will also note the presence of a few phosphorescent pieces which save the furniture a little within this forest which is not really one.

What remains on arrival are two minifigs, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and three creatures if we don't count the phosphorescent spider or the bat: Buck the Hippogriff, a baby Thestral and a Cornish elf exclusive to this box . It's almost correct for a set of this size but the public price of the product remains in my opinion much too high despite the presence of these three creatures from the bestiary of the franchise.

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It will perhaps be possible to combine this somewhat bare forest edge with other future products on the same theme, the principle already being at work thanks to the polybag 30677 Draco in the Forbidden Forest which allows you to add an additional module to the diorama. It's then up to you to possibly expand on things by building a few trees.

There was undoubtedly room for improvement regarding the decor which serves to stage the two characters provided and the three associated creatures, as it stands, everything really remains too basic to offer any assembly experience and guarantee a satisfactory exposure potential.

This is minimum service at LEGO this time, we are in the spin of the Harry Potter license accompanied by an intensive recycling of existing elements more than in the desire to offer something really convincing.

There is therefore no reason to buy this box at full price, it is already available at Amazon for less than €24 which brings us closer to the acceptable price for an uninspired product located in the soft underbelly of the range :

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Today we are quickly interested in the contents of the LEGO Harry Potter set 76430 Hogwarts Castle Owlery, a small box of 364 pieces available since March 1 at the public price of €44.99. The price of the product seems frankly exaggerated given the limited inventory delivered in this box, it remains to be verified whether the subject has been correctly covered to try to determine whether this set can become a must-have in the range or whether it will remain on the shelf. essential products even for the most dedicated fans.

It must be admitted, the Hogwarts aviary is not a chestnut tree in the LEGO Harry Potter range and even less so in the form of an independent building. It has already been seen attached to other walls of the wizarding school in the past but this is the first time that LEGO has dealt with the thing in isolation, as in the films of the saga. The result is necessarily a little surprising, the large tower here becoming a simple playset for children, both not very architecturally inspired but sufficiently accessible.

The model proposed here, however, seems to promise yet another modular Hogwarts playset and we therefore assemble the large tower installed on its rocky peak while waiting for something better. Everything here is symbolic and summarized to its simplest expression, we should not expect an ultra-detailed construction of the premises even if the whole still peaks at 37 cm high.

The assembly does not hold any surprises and does not require any particular talent. We stack, we pile up and in a few minutes the trick is done. For the required budget, you're bound to be a little disappointed, even if the packaging doesn't promise anything more than what it contains.

The rock is minimalist and the half-tower itself obviously does not offer all the numerous niches that accommodate the birds seen on the screen. We will have to make do with this very simplistic interpretation of the place and be satisfied with the few winks proving that the designer and the graphic artist responsible for designing this product have done their homework.

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We will note, for example, the presence of a box of owl food from the brand Eeylops Owl Emporium nicely pad printed or the possibility of rotating the base of the aviary basement. There are no stickers in this box, which is a notable detail.

Nothing crazy at the end, there's not really any fun in "replaying" the scenes that take place on site and we'll have to wait to see if this model really finds its place in a more substantial playset for judge its relevance, knowing that it is a building that is isolated from the rest of Hogwarts.

As for minifigs, collectors get here new versions of Harry Potter and Cho Chang, but they will have to make do with the version of Argus Filch already seen in the LEGO Harry Potter set 76402 Hogwarts: Dumbledore's Office sold for €89.99, minus the character's pad-printed legs. It's thin, but it's still a good deal.

This set is also a good provider of owls, with a rather interesting selection. From there to spending 45 € in this box however, you will undoubtedly have to think a little before giving in.

We also obtain one of the 14 collectible portraits, installed for the occasion under the roof of the aviary, this is always a lpus for the most complete collectors with the possibility of possibly subsequently carrying out exchanges between fans to bring together all the existing portraits.

So there is nothing here to talk about for hours, the contents of this box, a little too expensive for my taste, will not revolutionize the genre or the Harry Potter range. Those who have been impatiently waiting for the aviary in the form of an independent construction finally have one on hand, the others can wait to see what the range has in store for us in June before getting started.

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76424 lego harry potter flying ford anglia 1

Today we are very quickly interested in the contents of the LEGO Harry Potter set 76424 Flying Ford Anglia, a small box of 165 pieces sold at the public price of €14.99 since March 1, 2024. The vehicle is a chestnut from the LEGO Harry Potter range, it is sold here alone in an even improved version which should easily find its audience.

An ever more accomplished body, a lighter color and an overall more convincing design with the possibility of installing two minifigs in the passenger compartment, this version is a real notable evolution in the adaptation of the vehicle. There remains the usual problem of slightly dull pad printing on the doors which breaks the line of the car, but we will make do with it for lack of anything better.

LEGO also manages to impose on us some stickers for the license plates and the dashboard, it's a shame in a set like this which focuses exclusively on the vehicle and which could have done it with a little more panache (and pad printing).

Harry Potter and Ron Weasley can therefore be installed in the vehicle, but you will have to raise their arms so that the figurines can hold in place. It's always better than nothing, once the doors are closed we no longer see that the two characters are in fact standing in the passenger compartment, the fault of the short, non-articulated legs used here. Hedwige can join the two young students in the car, Scabbers will have to make do with the trunk alongside the suitcase provided.

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Fans will have a feeling of déjà vu when observing the minifigs provided, this is not the first time that LEGO has released the two characters in these outfits. These latter are evolutions of those already seen in other boxes, it is correctly executed and the most diligent collectors will perhaps appreciate adding variants to their display cases. The heads used are classics from the LEGO catalog, just like Hedwig and Scabbers.

This set won't revolutionize the genre, but it only deals with one subject and does it quite well. It is an accessible entry point for any new fan of the Harry Potter franchise, it allows you to obtain four characters including two figurines and it offers a few satisfying minutes of assembly which results in a lovely version, undoubtedly the best to date. this day, of the vehicle seen on the screen. For €15, it's already very good.

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Onward to a very large handful of new products which are now available on the official store with many ranges affected by this spring launch.

As is often the case, there are some nice things in this wave, but the majority of these boxes will be available quickly for much less expensive elsewhere. As usual, it is therefore up to you to decide whether you should go ahead and pay the full price for these boxes or whether you should show a little patience and wait for the inevitable reductions that will be offered in the weeks and months to come at Amazonon FNAC.comat Cdiscountat Auchan and at a few other resellers.

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Today we quickly take a look at the contents of the LEGO Harry Potter set 76429 Talking Sorting Hat, a box of 561 pieces which will be available from March 1, 2024 on the official online store at the public price of €99.99.

We cannot say that the hat, 20 cm in diameter and 21 cm high (excluding base), was unanimously appreciated by fans when it first appeared, the promise of having a more or less interactive product in their hands. did not really stand up to the questionable aesthetics of the thing and its announced public price considered by many to be too high.

It is very quickly assembled with on one side the exterior surface of the Sorting Hat and on the other the internal mechanism which will trigger the sound sequences either by pushing on the tip of the hat or by pressing on the growth which protrudes under the hat. 'object. The assembly process remains interesting and there are only two stickers for the damaged parts of the hat.

The four coats of arms placed around the black base are therefore pad printed and they are nicely executed. The sound brick is embedded in the planned mechanism which will also synchronize the movements of the eyebrows and the opening of the mouth, it will then remain accessible via a hatch which will allow the three LR44 batteries provided to be replaced. I doubt you'll ever have to change them, we'll probably only play with this Sorting Hat for a few minutes before putting it away in a corner.

We can discuss the aesthetics of the object, I personally find it very ugly and a little sloppy but it's very personal. The fault undoubtedly lies in the chosen scale which does not really allow us to go into the detail of the texture of the hat and which requires us to simply interpret the broad outlines in a somewhat crude manner.

The base of the accessory is too flat and smooth and the rest reminds me more of the Great Crado from Fraggle Rock to the Sorting Hat seen on screen in the Harry Potter saga. The textured and pleated fabric or leather effect is definitely not there and the eyes are too symbolic when they are in reality made up of folds of the material of the object.

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The classification of this product in the "18+" category therefore seems a little pretentious to me, we are far from having on hand a convincing reproduction of the Sorting Hat and I have the impression more of being dealing with a vaguely interactive toy for very young children. The latter will also be the only ones able to place the object on their little heads to reenact the scene; this hat is much too compact not to appear ridiculous on the head of an adult.

Inside the Sorting Hat, the designer still managed to slip in a more or less explicit nod on this scale to the relics of the four founders of Hogwarts with Godric Gryffindor's sword, Helga Hufflepuff's cup, which vaguely resembles Rowena Ravenclaw's tiara and Salazar Slytherin's "locket". These artifacts will still be visible after assembly if the need arises, but some parts will have to be removed.

The sound brick combines 31 different sequences ranging from a simple grunt to a few sentences indicating in which house the students concerned will find themselves, including a singing sequence. These are combinations using reference sounds recorded in the brick to produce audible sentences but of far from impeccable quality.

If you only know the different houses via their French names, you will have to get used to hearing Gryffindor instead of Gryffindor, Slytherin instead of Slytherin, Hufflepuff instead of Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw instead of Ravenclaw. The sound brick only “speaks” in English and you will have to make do with it.

The Harry Potter minifigure in the first year student version only offers one new part: the head with its two facial expressions including a face with closed eyes. The torso was already delivered in the sets 76390 Advent Calendar 2021 et 76405 Hogwarts Express Collector's Edition and the Sorting Hat is a rather common piece within the range.

Concerning the public price of the product, one could imagine that it is the small sound brick provided which inflates the price, but here we are faced with an accessory from another age that we already found in the talking dolls of our childhood and In my opinion, there is no truly innovative technology here that justifies making us pay a high price for the element.

It is an understatement to say that I am not very enthusiastic about this product which in my opinion does not win on any of the grounds: the aesthetic aspect is in my opinion far from convincing, the integrated functionality is technically outdated and too limited and the high price requested by LEGO seems unjustified to me upon arrival. It is not a product for adults even if LEGO claims the opposite, it is just a toy for children without great possibilities but which will undoubtedly entertain them for a few hours.

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Thierry S - Comment posted the 19/02/2024 at 18:44