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Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle - 71043

Updated: Mar 10


The Basics

  1. Hogwarts Castle sports 6020 pieces

  2. Includes 4 minifigures and 27 micro figures

  3. Packed with authentic details from the movies

  4. Measures over 22" high, 27" wide and 16" deep

  5. Accessory elements also included

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Lego Mania Fan Review


Hogwarts Castle, where do we even begin with this enormous piece. The build itself is incredible, full of details capturing a lot of the key moments in the films including Hagrid's Hut, The Chamber of Secrets and the Great Hall. This is the definition of a family build. I am always saying that these models build memories and this is the exact experience I am referring too. Picture this - watching the franchise with your children, siblings, cousins, parents and then working as a collective on this 6000 piece, recreating the scenes within the film and for the big geeks barking out lines as you do so. It is something to reflect on and recreate in the future. Although collectable, this model is geared towards a family build. It focuses more on the characters and the scenes as opposed to the realism illustrated in many of the other models. I love the Christmas feel of this model, the large scale mini and microfigures which allow you to reenact scenes or create new adventures with your family. It is a feel good model ready for a family to explore.


Make magic come alive at Hogwarts Castle!


Return to the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with this microscale model and relive exciting scenes from your favourite Harry Potter films.


From the Manufacturers


Make the magic come alive at the LEGO® Harry Potter™ 71043 Hogwarts™ Castle! This highly detailed LEGO Harry Potter collectible has over 6,000 pieces and offers a rewarding build experience. It comes packed with highlights from the Harry Potter series, where you will discover towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, the Whomping Willow™ and Hagrid´s hut, plus many more iconic features. And with 4 minifigures, 27 microfigures featuring students, professors and statues, plus 5 Dementors, this advanced building set makes the perfect Harry Potter gift.


Includes 4 minifigures: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw, with a buildable minifigure display stand.

Also features 27 microfigures: Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, Hermione Granger™, Draco Malfoy™, Albus Dumbledore™, Professor Snape™, Professor McGonagall™, Remus Lupin, Professor Dolores Umbridge™, Argus Filch, Lord Voldemort™, Bellatrix Lestrange, 3 students from each of the 4 houses, 2 chess pieces and the Architect of Hogwarts™ statue and 5 Dementors, plus Aragog the spider and the Basilisk figures, and a buildable Hungarian Horntail dragon.

Features a buildable microscale model of Hogwarts™ Castle, hut of Hagrid™, Whomping Willow™ tree and 5 boats.



Check out the Scene Features

Hogwarts™ Castle features the Great Hall with buildable ‘stained glass windows’, house banners, benches, tables, flaming torches and moving staircases; potions classroom with racks of jar elements; Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom with assorted potion jars, gramophone and a closet containing a boggart; Chessboard Chamber with chess piece elements; Room of Requirement with assorted elements, including the Goblet of Fire and the vanishing cabinet; Chamber of Secrets™ with the Basilisk and Tom Riddle’s Diary; hidden Devils Snare room with vine elements; Gryffindor™ common room with fireplace and seating; Professor Dolores Umbridge’s office with desk, chair and pink furnishings; library with bookcase and desks; and Professor Dumbledore’s office with the Griffin statue entrance and Memory cabinet.


Huts, Boats and Willows


Hagrid’s hut features Aragog the spider and buildable pumpkins.

The Whomping Willow™ includes the buildable blue Flying Ford Anglia car in its spinning branches.

Also includes 5 buildable boats.

Take a seat in the Great Hall and feast with the Hogwarts™ professors and students!

Sneak your way into the Chamber of Secrets™ through the secret entrance and face the Basilisk!

Attend a Defence Against the Dark Arts class to learn how to protect yourself from dark magic!

Climb the moving staircase!


Specifics


Accessory elements include the Sword of Gryffindor™, Helga Hufflepuff´s cup, wands, potions, house banners, flames, a cauldron and 2 magnifying glasses. Microfigure accessories include 2 chess statues and the Architect of Hogwarts™ statue. Hogwarts™ Castle measures over 22” (58cm) high, 27” (69cm) wide and 16” (43cm) deep.


Customer Reviews of This Build


This model is coming in hot at a rating of 4.9 out of 5 in Amazon and 4.8 out of 5 on Lego. To date, this is the highest rated Lego product I have come across on multiple platforms. The key word used for this model that I loved was that it was EPIC. How fitting for a masterpiece of literature, a masterpiece of cinematic magic (pardon the pun) and a masterpiece of Lego. The microfigures are challenging to use but one clever customer demonstrated how this can be overcome simply by the assistance of a child. Could not be more fitting for what I have been going on about all along.


In Summary


This is a mammoth of a build for a team of different skills. Fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and a dog to hide the parts that were just eh... extras in the box in case we lost some. This is a fun model with its own piece of magic. It requires teamwork, commitment and a detailed prior understanding of the films to build. Get the films watched, get the books read and then get the workman boots and gloves on for a group challenge like no other.


Keep on Building

Much Love



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