LEGO Harry Potter 76382 Hogwarts Moment: Transfiguration Class [Review]

Very often, when we say Harry Potter, we mean books about magic and wizardry, and when we mention books about magic and wizards, of course, we talk about Harry Potter. In today’s popular culture, those two have become synonymous in many contexts. LEGO doesn’t miss the opportunity to turn the phenomena into something both LEGO and Harry Potter fans will love and adore; this way comes the new lineup of Hogwarts Moments — midsized sets designed as buildable books that can be unfolded into Hogwarts classrooms. The first in the series is 76382 Transfiguration Class capturing one of Professor McGonagall’s lectures. The set consists of just 241 pieces and comes with three minifigures. The set will be available in January 2021 for US $29.99 | CAN $39.99 | UK £27.99.

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

The box & packaging

The set comes in a fairly small box, but its design is what will make you stop and enjoy it before opening the set. The front features a vertical artwork full of magic effects, while the back of the box depicts the set in action — and, by the way, it’s a horizontal picture.

It is worth noting that the building guide doesn’t include illustrations or descriptions of any play functions or scenarios. It’s the back of the box that illustrates the set in all its glory. Meanwhile, the building guide includes detailed instructions on fitting every piece of interior inside the book. Once the book is opened, it’s up to you how to use all of it.

New pieces

Although the set contains fewer than 250 pieces, a couple of pieces may be of interest to many builders. First of all, it’s the book covers — two 10×16 plates. The front comes with a stunning print, while the back cover has neither prints nor stickers.

The finished model

Once the build is complete, you put every single piece and accessory inside the book and close it. 8×16 plates are relatively small pieces; this brick-built book is a thick but fairly small volume.

And this is when the magic begins. I had no idea how the designers managed to fit everything between the book covers, but when you start unfolding the model, you can see how tight and neat the inside is.

Thanks to many antistuds on the inner side of the cover elements, you can attach almost all the accessories. Even the book is opened, nothing falls out or falls apart. This set can easily survive even a long trip in a kid’s backpack.

With the walls infolded and the furniture placed beside the set takes more space on a table than I expected. There’s nothing sophisticated in the element’s design, but together they provide extreme playability.

For the play to start, you have to add the minifigures. Each has its own place in the scene, but the abundance of accessories in the set provokes a ton of fun and silly scenarios.

Although some furniture pieces’ design may be a bit on the simple side, the wall of the classroom looks fantastic. It’s a proper castle interior with gothic elements: high narrow windows, multiple arches, and, of course, candles. I don’t even mind the stickers; they fit perfectly inside the rectangular area on the walls and look great in general.

Classroom furniture pieces demonstrate a great variety of basic building techniques. Just like small advent calendar sets, these tiny builds make you smile at how cute and ingenious they are. Smaller stickers used here look very suitable, and I’m applauding the idea of the chairs that can be hidden under the table.

The minifigures

Each of the Hogwarts Moment sets comes with three minifigures: one professor and two students. Today, it’s Professor McGonagall’s lecture attended by Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

While the students’ outfits look familiar, they were slightly updated for this set — no huge changes in the design, but a handful of smaller tweaks like updated fabric creases. On the contrary, McGonagall’s minigifure will be a reason for many collectors to buy the set. First of all, it’s the new hat piece, which is now combined with hair. Secondly, it’s a slightly updated pattern of the torso and, of course, a beautifully printed skirt piece.

Conclusion and recommendation

In this section of each review, we usually summarize the advantages and disadvantages of the product and give a verdict. But as soon as I finished building LEGO Harry Potter 76382 Hogwarts Moment: Transfiguration Class, I knew it is not about the strong and weak sides of the set; you either know you need it, or you have no interest in Harry Potter at all. With this said, I can’t find a single reason to ignore the set when it is finally available in January 2021.

LEGO Harry Potter 76382 Hogwarts Moment: Transfiguration Class includes 241 pieces, comes with three minifigures, and will be available starting January 1st, 2021 from the LEGO Shop (US $29.99 | CAN $39.99 | UK £27.99).

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

2 comments on “LEGO Harry Potter 76382 Hogwarts Moment: Transfiguration Class [Review]

  1. matzebob

    How difficult do you deem it to memorize the right order to place all elements back inside in the right order? Or is it like playing tetris?

  2. Alexander Post author

    @matzebob actually, it’s a lot easier than it may seem! I had no trouble placing the elements back after 5 mins of playing with the set.

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