LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition

 

Rich in details both inside and out, the 118cm long and 5129 piece set includes the steam engine, features light up bricks and  replica of Platform 9 ¾.

The folks at LEGO have shaken the piggy bank and are offering up a pretty decent prize to play, build and stay on a real LEGO Hogwarts Train.  Winners of the competition will stay in a luxury bespoke carriage, enjoy a film screening and be treated to magical moments for the duration. Enter HERE

HP can get their sets signed by LEGO designer Marcos Bessa on 31st August at the new LEGO Store Leicester Square between 5-6pm.

This new set measures in at a shelf filling 118cm long and is, of course, packed with detail. From the steam engine, coal car and passenger car featuring light up bricks to the not so shabby replica of Platform 9 ¾. The full train sits on a track-display-base and includes a turning lever to activate the wheels.

Twenty LEGO minifigures are to be found inspired by fan-favourite film bits with the golden trio – Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger plus a never before seen before adult LEGO Harry Potter.

Marcos Bessa, LEGO Designer commented: “The Harry Potter movies ignite that feeling of magic within us all. When we were working on this set, we wanted to bring to life different moments from across the movies. Whether your favourite is the original trio meeting on the train or moments from movies later in the series, this set really brings back spellbinding memories from all of our favourite parts of the Harry Potter films.”

And so, to the price of this 5,129 set aimed at those of credit card application age. It is £429.99 Key functions and features include:

The steam engine complete with a turning lever to activate the driving wheels, the coal car and the passenger car featuring three bricks that individually light up the three moments featured inside that car

The train sits still on a track-display-base which can be attached to a replica of the Platform 9 ¾ at different points

 

Four iconic scenes all linking to the train or platform:

      • Movie 1: When the trio first meets
      • Movie 3: Lupin saves Harry from the Dementor
      • Movie 6: Luna saves Harry, from Draco’s spell
      • Movie 8: Albus Severus Potter goes to Hogwarts

Twenty minifigures inspired by four fan-favorite film moments:

      • Movie 1: Hermione, Ron and Harry
      • Movie 3: Hermione, Ron, Harry, Lupin and a dementor
      • Movie 6: Luna, Malfoy and Harry
      • Movie 8: Harry, Ginny and their three children, Albus Severus, Lily Luna and James Sirius
      • 2 Hogwarts students: Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff student

Worth the price? If you’re a Harry Fan at a level of naming your first born after one of the characters or your house after one of the places on an HP film it is very likely you’ll be hankering after it, the rest of us, might pass.

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