LEGO Harry Potter news for the second half of 2020

Just a word to tell everyone who has written to me about the pre-order of the new LEGO Harry Potter items for the second half of 2020, initially announced for April 30: The sets are now available for pre-order with an effective availability date. announced as scheduled for June 1.

About the lower prices of certain sets indicated in the article relating to the announcement of these new products: These were the public prices in €, communicated by LEGO, which are, as often, those foreseen for Germany. I modified the prices in question later in the day when the various sets concerned were posted on the French version of the official LEGO store. There was no discreet price increase in France during the day.

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29/04/2020 - 23:19 Lego harry potter Lego news

lego harry potter combine hogwarts sets 75948 75953 7594 75969

This is the topic of the moment: the extension of the modular playset of Hogwarts in LEGO version, a set of constructions inaugurated in 2018 with the two sets 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall (109.99 €) and 75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow (74.99 €), then extended in 2019 with the set 75948 Hogwarts Clocktower (99.99 €) and which this year finds a new extension with the marketing of the set 75969 Hogwarts Astronomy Tower (109.99 €). We could also take into account the set 75966 Room of Requirements (19.99 €) which is also obviously designed to connect to other modules.

I intentionally left this last set aside and I tinkered with the assembly above which gives you an idea of ​​the size of the shelves you will need to buy in your favorite DIY store to stage the complete model. Plan a little wider, we are not immune to future extensions even if it seems to me that the essential is there.

I arbitrarily installed the different modules depending on what the official visuals allowed, but you already know that you can organize the different elements as you see fit, to create the version of Hogwarts that you think is closest to the construction seen on the screen or one that allows you to fit this frieze of walls and roofs on your shelves.

Speaking of which, I'm curious about your choices when it comes to the placement of the three different modules already available. Do not hesitate to also indicate where you plan to integrate the Astronomical Tower.

29/04/2020 - 14:58 Lego harry potter Lego news

lego harry potter old new sets compare

Just for fun, here's what to compare three of the LEGO Harry Potter sets announced yesterday with references on the same theme or almost already marketed in the past: on the one hand, the new products for 2020 75967 Forbidden Forest: Umbridge's Encounter (253 pieces - 29.99 €), 75968 4 Privet Drive (797 pieces - 74.99 €) and 75980 Attack on The Burrow (1047 pieces - 109.99 €) and the other sets 4865 The Forbidden Forest (2011 - 64 pieces), 4728 Escape from Privet Drive (2002 - 278 pieces) and 4840 The Burrow (2010 - 568 pieces).

If most of the minifigs delivered in the boxes sold since the switch to flesh color can easily compare with those created over the past three years as part of the reboot of the Harry Potter range, we can especially measure here the progress made by the designers when it comes to the constructions that accompany the different characters, thanks in particular to the arrival of new pieces, new colors and the implementation of ever more creative techniques, not to mention the fact that the 2020 versions contain much more elements than the sets dating from the early or mid-2000s.

The fact remains that it is often difficult to struggle with nostalgia or childhood memories and that some fans will continue to prefer the sets of their youth to the current reissues. In any case, those who missed or did not know the original sets have in my opinion no regrets to have and those who have played a lot in the past with the oldest references of the range do not will probably not hesitate for long before deciding to invest in these new versions to complete their collections.

If you are a fan of the Harry Potter universe who was able to access the first official LEGO sets on this theme, I am curious to hear your thoughts on the evolution of products derived from the saga. Do not hesitate to express yourself in the comments.

lego harry potter 75967 forbidden forest umbridge encounter 2020 vs 4865 forbidden forest 2011

lego harry potter 75968 4 privet drive 2020 vs 4728 privet drive 2002

lego harry potter 75980 attack burrow 2020 vs 4840 burrow 2010

28/04/2020 - 14:00 Lego harry potter Lego news

LEGO Harry Potter news for the second half of 2020

LEGO takes back control today and "officially" unveils the six new boxes of the Harry Potter range which will be available for pre-order from April 30 on the official online store with effective availability announced for June 1. No blurry micro-visuals or short pixelated video footage, the manufacturer is providing a full set of high-resolution images to accompany this ad.

Anyone who set out to assemble the ultimate Hogwarts modular playset using the sets 75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow75954 Hogwarts Great Hall et 75948 Hogwarts Clocktower already marketed will be happy to be able to further develop the overall model by integrating the new reference 75969 Hogwarts Astronomy Tower and possibly adding the small module of the set 75966 Hogwarts Room of Requirement.

The and 75966 Hogwarts Room of Requirement (193 pieces - 19.99 €) offers a compact reproduction of the Room On Request as it appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with a movable panel that reveals the entrance. It allows you to obtain the minifigs of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger & Luna Lovegood, Hermione and Luna being accompanied by their respective Patronus (an otter and a hare). We will also assemble a Mechanical Death Eater.

75966 Hogwarts Room of Requirement

75966 Hogwarts Room of Requirement

The and 75967 Forbidden Forest: Umbridge's Encounter (253 pieces - 29.99 €) reproduces the meeting between Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Dolores Umbridge with Graup and the centaurs of the Forbidden Forest, a scene seen in the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. We will assemble a tree with integrated hiding place and a large figurine of Graup, the half-brother of Rubeus Hagrid. This box allows us to obtain Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Dolores Umbridge (Dolores Umbridge) and two Centaurs.

75967 Forbidden Forest: Umbridge's Encounter

75967 Forbidden Forest: Umbridge's Encounter

The and 75968 4 Privet Drive (797 pieces - 74.99 €) reproduces, as the title of the set indicates, the house of the Dursley family, here delivered with a copy of the Ford Anglia identical to the version seen in the set 75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow. This box allows you to obtain six minifigs: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Dudley Dursley, Vernon Dursley, Petunia Dursley & Dobby. In the box, we will also find a copy of the new figurine of Hedwig with his wings spread seen in the polybag 30420 Harry Potter & Hedwig and also delivered in sets 75969 Hogwarts Astronomy Tower, 75979 Hedwig et 75980 Attack on The Burrow.

75968 4 Privet Drive

75968 4 Privet Drive

The and 75969 Hogwarts Astronomy Tower (971 pieces - 109.99 €) is a new expansion of Hogwarts to combine with the references 75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow75954 Hogwarts Great Hall et 75948 Hogwarts Clocktower already marketed. The construction culminates at 40 cm in height and in this LEGO box delivers 8 minifigs: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy (Draco Malfoy), Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom (Neville Longbottom), Horace Slughorn and Lavender Brown (Lavender) Brown).

75969 Hogwarts Astronomy Tower

75969 Hogwarts Astronomy Tower

The and 75979 Hedwig (630 pieces - 49.99 €) offers a sculpture of the white owl offered to Harry by Rubeus Hagrid for his eleven years. The construction with a wingspan of 35 cm by 17 cm high takes place on a nice presentation base and it is accompanied by a second display which features Harry Potter in Gryffindor house attire and the Hedwig figurine who will also be present in the sets 75968 4 Privet Drive, 75969 Hogwarts Astronomy Tower, 75980 Attack on The Burrow and in the polybag 30420 Harry Potter & Hedwig. Note the crank that moves the wings.

75979 Hedwig

The and 75980 Attack on The Burrow (1047 pieces - 109.99 €) reproduces the scene seen in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in which Bellatrix Lestrange and Fenrir Greyback attack the home of the Weasley family (the Burrow) and burn it down. This box allows you to obtain 8 minifigs: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Arthur & Molly Weasley, Nymphadora Tonks, Bellatrix Lestrange and the werewolf Fenrir Greyback.

75980 Attack on The Burrow

75980 Attack on The Burrow

As you will have noted, LEGO is not communicating for the moment on the second series of 16 LEGO Harry Potter characters in collectable bags (ref. LEGO 71028) scheduled for the next school year. Thanks to a visual of the bag available for a few weeks already, we currently know 9 of the 16 characters planned: Pomona Sprout (Pomona Sprout) with a mandrake, Luna Lovegood with her lion hat, Albus Dumbledore with Fawkes, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Neville Longbottom (Neville Longbottom) with The Monstrous Book of Monsters, Bellatrix Lestrange with her identification from Azkaban Prison, Harry Potter with the Half-Blood Prince's Book of Potions, Moaning Myrtle (Mimi Whine) and Griphook (Gripsec).

We are also talking about a big box Direct To Consumer (D2C) which would be an expanded version of Diagon Alley in the spirit of the 10217 Diagon Alley set released in 2011. Nothing has been confirmed yet.

22/04/2020 - 13:30 Lego news Lego harry potter

30420 Harry Potter & Hedwig

There will be at least one new polybag in the LEGO Harry Potter lineup in 2020, and that's the brand JB Spielwaren which allows us to discover the content of the reference 30420 Harry Potter & Hedwig.

The minifig delivered in this 31-piece polybag is not new, it is the one already seen in the bag 30407 Harry's Journey to Hogwarts and in the set 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall. More interesting: the new figurine of Hedwig with its wings spread which will undoubtedly not be exclusive to this bag and which will be delivered in one or more of the sets planned this year.

This new polybag is announced by the German brand for next July at a price of 4.99 €. To see if it will be offered by LEGO on the occasion of the launch of the new products of the LEGO Harry Potter range. The polybag 30407 Harry's Journey to Hogwarts was indeed offered on the official online store in October 2018 and then in June 2019.

30420 Harry Potter & Hedwig