Lego has just revealed two new sets from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: one from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, featuring Aragog the spider, and another from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald, which is the latest of the sets being released for this November’s new movie (following 75951 Grindelwald’s Escape). These sets should be available this August as part of the summer wave.
We’ve been slightly giddy about the return of LEGO Harry Potter, especially after our chance to get a close-up look at the Fall Preview Event 2018 in New York. Well, now we’ve managed to get our hands on a copy of 75956 Quidditch Match and we’ll see if this set at least lives up to our high expectations of the returning line…
Live from the LEGO Fall Preview 2018 event, we’re bringing you our hands on experience with the newly revealed Harry Potter line, scheduled for release on August 1st. From first glance, it looks like the Wizarding World is being given the star treatment, so let’s dive in.
It’s been 17 years since the very first lineup of LEGO Harry Potter sets hit store shelves and 7 years since the theme was discontinued. To be honest, we missed the magical world of Harry Potter so badly, and finally the pictures of the new sets are here! Although, we still unable to drag our gaze from LEGO Harry Potter BrickHeadz sets unveiled the day before, but the new sets unveiled today look as sweet as they can be!
The magical world of LEGO Harry Potter is returning in 2018 with several sets to be released late Summer including the stunning 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall. We could hardly imagine a set better than the Hogwarts castle, but 3 brand new LEGO Harry Potter Brickheadz sets have just been unveiled and they are magically cute! The characters include Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, and adorable snowy owl Hedwig.
Recreating something faithfully in LEGO can be difficult and complicated, but if what you are recreating is simple, sometimes only a handful of bricks can do the job surprisingly well. Hachiroku24 has recreated two very iconic items from the Harry Potter series and the simplicity of his replicas is much of their charm — just as the stories!
The wand is very simple in its construction, but the builder really captured the shaping of a Potter-esque magic wand. The glasses, on the other hand, use some clever parts, especially the thin tyre pieces as the glasses frames. Holding a life-sized LEGO nostalgic gem like these in one’s hand must feel incredibly satisfying!
With the return of one of the most anticipated franchises around the corner, LEGO has started preparing their site for the reveal of the Harry Potter original series along with the new Fantastic Beasts series. We’ve already gotten a look at the much-anticipated Hogwarts set, both with an official announcement and a hands-on examination, but we know there are more sets still coming. We’ll be sure to bring you more information as soon as its available.
If you are granted a wish by Death itself, does that count as a deathwish? Even though it probably does not by definition, The Tale of the Three Brothers sub-story in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows does indeed (spoilers!) end in death. Aaron Newman Has taken inspiration from this story to build this symbolic recreation.
The landscape is just enough to represent the setting, with the focus on the composition and the large figure of Death. Using monochromatic expressionless minifigures is always a sure way to shift the viewer’s attention to the symbolism and the thought behind the build, and Aaron has used this to full effect. Death itself is especially imposing, as it should be. The few features that can be recognized through its black cape are amazing, most notably the teeth that are made using dark gray clips, carefully shadowed to look like fangs. This is not the only presentation trick to bring out the most from this build; take a look at the minifig in the center, which has been partially photoshopped to appear as though it is really wearing a cloak of invisibility.
Along with the Hogwarts Great Hall set from Harry Potter revealed at the New York Toy Fair, today LEGO announced another new set from the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The set will be called 75951 Grindelwald’s Escape and features a Thestral-pulled carriage, two minifigures of Gellert Grindelwald and Seraphina Picquery, and several new pieces.
The set will have 132 pieces and will sell for $19.99 US, beginning August 1st. Several more sets from both Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts will be revealed over the next few months, so stay tuned to The Brothers Brick for all your LEGO Wizarding World news.
This microscale scene by Nicolas Kolbeck is instantly recognizable to any Harry Potter fan as the eclectic wizard village found on the other side of a brick wall behind the Leaky Cauldron in London. Even more impressive than the many details that stand out, like the angled windows of Olivander’s shop and the leaning pillars of Gringot’s Bank, is how recognizable the various miniature characters are. Notice the fez part used as a skirt for Hermione, and see if you can name the rest.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is probably one of the most famous schools thanks to J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series of novels and subsequent movies. Joshua Wray has captured the school and it’s surroundings in LEGO and there’s a lot of detail in this fantastic microscale creation. While not everyone will sanction such a thing, I did notice that Joshua has been busy painting some of his LEGO pieces! Look carefully and you will notice a few coloured parts that do not exist in LEGO’s current parts list.
Yesterday, news that LEGO Harry Potter is coming back took the world by storm. Today we got our first in-person look at 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall at the New York Toy Fair and here are our first impressions. The set includes 878 pieces and will retail for $100 starting in August.