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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.

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.

75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow

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.

75955 Hogwarts Express

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.

75956 Quidditch Match

You can read the official set descriptions below.