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Trainspotting: Where To Get Your Hogwarts Express

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Over the last few days quite a few of you have got in touch with me to let me know that the Hogwarts Express has been spotted in the wild. The set was originally intended to be a Toys R Us exclusive but has now been set for a general release. With so much interest in this set I’m going to have a look at the various buying options for this set.

The set has an official RRP of $139.99

LEGO Online – Backorder with a bonus

If you are not in a particular rush for the set then ordering it from LEGO online is one option you may want to consider. You’ll be paying RRP but a new promotion has just launched that will see you also get an exclusive Diagon Alley promotional set. The set is on backorder but should be shipping this week according to the website.

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The only issue with buying from LEGO online is that you’ll need to add $10 extra to your order to qualify for free shipping. With shipping at $12.50 it cheaper to get more LEGO rather than pay for shipping. You can find the product listing here.

Target – $139.00

Scanning the barcode for the set with the Target app reveals that Target’s asking price is just below RRP at $139. If you can find one in-store and want it today then this isn’t a terrible option. There is no bonus though. You can find the Target product page here, but the set is not available to buy online.

Big W – $139 (or $149)

The Big W app shows the price as $139 but I have heard from multiple people that they were asking for $149 for the set. It’s possible that they have since updated their pricing or the in-store system is showing an incorrect price. You should be able to easily get it at $139 (their own app shows that price) but it might be a little more work than Target. This set is not currently listed on the Big W website.

Kmart – Unknown

I am not aware of any Kmart sightings at this stage. Expect to pay $139 here too but it’s possible that Kmart may go a little lower. It’s not currently listed on the Kmart website.

Myer/David Jones – RRP Probably

Both Myer and David Jones generally charge RRP for sets. If David Jones has a sale then it may be included as they aren’t as tough with exclusions. Expect the set to be excluded from any Myer sales as Harry Potter has been left out regularly.

Dreamworld or LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Both of these stores should be stocking the set. For Queenslanders the Dreamworld store does currently have a bonus Christmas Carousel offer that you’ll get with the Hogwarts Express.

If you spot this set at a store not mentioned above let me know in the comments.

Win A Percival Graves Minifigure

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Despite the fact that everybody seems to hate the idea LEGO decided to release the Harry Potter minifigure series with another chase minifigure. This time there is only one Percival Graves minifigure per box, which as we all know makes finding them a pain. I know that some of you out there are still looking to complete your collections.

Luckily I’ve been keeping an eye out for new boxes and managed to track down a couple of these guys to give away. There are two minifigures up for grabs.

All you need to do to win one of them is to enter your details in the form below.

71043 Hogwarts Castle Now Available For VIPs

I know you’ve been mashing the refresh button all day, but 71043 Hogwarts Castle is now available for LEGO VIPs.

Until an owl shows up with your acceptance letter this giant LEGO set may be as close as you get to Hogwarts, so don’t miss out.

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You can get yours here for $649.99.
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71043 Hogwarts Castle Designer Video

The LEGO VIP release of 71043 Hogwarts Castle is this week and if you were unsure whether to get one or not this designer video may help you make that decision.

The set will be available from here on Wednesday August 15th
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Pricing Guide For All The August Releases

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It’s August 1st which means that everybody is currently going nuts for the return of Harry Potter LEGO sets, but there are actually quite a few other sets that are officially launched today.

I spent the morning trawling through the data in an attempt to compile pricing from the major retailers for all the new releases. There are some gaps in the data but unfortunately not every retailer is amazing at updating their online stores. It’s possible that the gaps also represent retailer exclusives (I’m waiting for confirmation as to what sets are exclusives).

The Big W prices were retrieved this morning and will be 20% cheaper from tomorrow. Amazon may also adjust their prices based on what the other retailers are doing.

RRP links will take you to the LEGO Online store product page. I have also included links for Amazon listings as I was able to automate these.

If you have spotted a price missing from the table below let me know.

There are also some other releases not included in the table – Voltron is now available for non-VIPs as well as also now being available at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and Dreamworld. The App Controlled Bat Mobile is also now available online, LLDC and Dreamworld.

71043 Hogwarts Castle Is 6020 Pieces of Magic

Did you think we’d seen all we were going to see from the return of Harry Potter? Chances are you didn’t see this coming – a 6020 piece microscale Hogwarts Castle.

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No official announcement yet but hopefully now that LEGO have uploaded these images more information will be released soon.

Update

Australian RRP confirmed at $649.99 with a release date of September 1st.

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The set features a huge lineup of microscale figures, as well as minifigure versions of the original Hogwarts house founders.

Check out the full image gallery below. No Australian pricing at this stage.

New Harry Potter Set Details

Harry Potter fans may want to open a savings account at Gringotts because there are new sets on the way and they look great.

We’ve already seen that a Hogwarts Great Hall set is coming but these new sets are also looking like must haves for Harry Potter Fans. These sets should be hitting stores in August.

First up is 75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow. The set contains over 750 pieces and comes with Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Seamus Finnigan, Argus Filch and Severus Snape, plus a Hedwig owl figure. Of course you also get the Whomping Willow itself and the flying Ford Anglia. There is a decent sized section of Hogwarts castle wall that appears to connect to the Hogwarts Great Hall set.

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Next up is 75955 Hogwarts Express featuring the iconic red train and platform 9¾. The set again features Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. You also get Remus Lupin and the Trolley Witch, plus Dementor and Scabbers figures.

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The final of the three new sets is 75956 Quidditch Match. This set features a Quidditch field and a tower for each house. The minifigure lineup includes Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Severus Snape, Oliver Wood, Lucian Bole and Marcus Flint.

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You can read the official set descriptions below.

LEGO Announces Harry Potter BrickHeadz Range

The LEGO BrickHeadz theme doesn’t show any sign of slowing down, with a new range of Harry Potter themed sets announced overnight.

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You will be able to get BrickHead versions of the three main characters – Harry, Hermione and Ron. There is also a BrickHead version of Dumbledore and Hedwig.

The characters are split up over three sets. Harry and Hedwig come in one set, Ron and Dumbledore are together in the second and poor Hermione is by herself. It would make a lot more sense for Ron and Hermione to be together in a set and putting Ron with Dumbledore seems like a business decision more than a logical one.

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I personally like the BrickHeads and I think these ones are some fantastic designs.

No Australian pricing at this stage but I am going to guess the following: $20.99 or $24.99 for Harry and Hedwig, $15.99 for Hermione and $29.99 for Ron and Dumbledore. The Harry Potter one is a bit hard to price because Hedwig is smaller than a regular BrickHead.

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Via Gizmodo

LEGO Harry Potter Is Back

With the New York Toy Fair about to kick off LEGO have confirmed a rumour that we all hoped was true – LEGO is returning the wizarding world with a range of new sets.

The sets will cover both the original Harry Potter series and also the new Fantastic Beasts film.

The first set that has been shown off is 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall. This is a fantastic looking set with a lot of interior styling. Unfortunately the exterior seems to have some heavy sticker use.

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This set features a pretty impressive minifigure lineup; Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and Nearly Headless Nick, plus buildable Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, and Hedwig and Scabbers figures.

It’s great that the set includes all three main characters. Often they are split over multiple sets.

There is no Australian RRP released but with a US price of $99.99 I think it’s safe bet that it will be at least $150 here.

You can see additional images and read the press release below.

71348 Hermione Fun Pack Announced

LEGO Dimensions have used the Harry Potter celebration in Orlando Florida to announce details of the 71348 Hermione Fun Pack.

The pack will feature a Hermione minifigure wearing her outfit from Deathly Hallows and a brick-built Buckbeak. Fun packs are the cheapest of the packs on offer so this is a great chance for people to add the popular character to their game without having to spend a fortune.

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A preview video has also been released showing off some of the gameplay you can experience with the character.

No information on Australian release date as yet.