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Should you buy it? 75979 Hedwig

After my first taste of the world of Harry Potter with Diagon Alley I am back with my second Wizardy set review.  As part of my latest order from LEGO I decided to add in 75979 Hedwig simply because it seemed to be really popular. It’s also pretty cool looking.

In the opinion of somebody who doesn’t know his butterbeer from his Buckbeak, should you buy it?

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LEGO sent me Diagon Alley – Don’t tell them I’ve never read the books or seen the movies

A few weeks ago LEGO reached out to me with an offer – “Hey Michael, want to review something Harry Potter related?” Sure I said, assuming it was probably going to be the new Harry Potter minifigures. What arrived was the $599.99 Diagon Alley set. So let’s all agree not to tell LEGO that I’ve never actually seen a Harry Potter movie or read one of the books.

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Welcome to a review of Diagon Alley unburdened by concerns about accuracy, powered by quick Google searches and wiki pages.

Diagon Alley apparently has a lot of shops but included here are 6, split across 4 separate sections. You essentially get 4 half-modulars. With the street split over 4 baseplates you do have some flexibility in terms of how you present the finished model.

LEGO Announces 75978 Diagon Alley

I am not sure why they are only announcing this a few hours before it becomes available but here we are…

Introducing 75978 Diagon Alley

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This massive set features 5,544 pieces and when built measures over a metre long.

Based on the first appearance of Diagon Alley in the first Harry Potter film, the set includes an impressive lineup of 14 minifigures: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco, Ginny, Molly Weasley, Ollivander, Fred and George, Gilderoy Lockhart, Lucius Malfoy, Hagrid, Florean Fortescue, the Daily Prophet photographer.

The set includes the following shops: Ollivanders™ Wand Shop, Scribbulus™ Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies, the Daily Prophet™, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, Flourish & Blotts™ bookseller and Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™. This is a modular design so each shop is separate.

There are so many details to this so you really need to check out the images below.

This set will be available here [affiliate link] on September 1st, for an Australian price of $599.99. I don’t know if this will go live exactly at midnight but I’d probably be staying up to check if you really want this one.

I received one of these just a few days ago so stay tuned for my review soon.

Gallery and official set description below.

New Harry Potter Sets Are Here To Magically Drain Your Bank Account

Here is some exciting news for fans of the LEGO Harry Potter range – 6 new sets! These sets have officially been announced today with availability from June 1st. Pre-orders open April 30.

Here’s the detail of each set announced today… (additional box photos at the end of the post)

LEGO® Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Room of Requirement (75966)

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  • 193 pieces
  • The full model, when connected, measures over 2″ (7cm) high, 7″ (19cm) long and 2″ (6cm) deep. The different sections of the set can be attached in a variety of configurations to inspire new ways to play.
  • Includes 3 minifigures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood.
  • $29.99

LEGO® Harry Potter™ Forbidden Forest: Umbridge’s Encounter (75967) harry-potter-2020-sets-3

  • 253 pieces
  • The full model measures over 4” (12cm) high and Grawp stands over 5” (13cm) high, providing a magical large-scale model for use as part of kids’ role-play adventures or on display in their rooms.
  • Includes 3 minifigures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Dolores Umbridge.
  • $49.99

LEGO® Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Astronomy Tower (75969)

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  • 971 pieces
  • The model measures over 15” (40cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 6” (17cm) deep and connects seamlessly with LEGO® Hogwarts™ sets 75953, 75954 and 75948.
  • Includes 8 minifigures Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Horace Slughorn, Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Ron Weasley, Lavender Brown and Draco Malfoy.
  • $179.99

LEGO® Harry Potter™ 4 Privet Drive (75968)

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  • 797 pieces
  • The house measures over 6” (17cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep and the car is over 4” (12cm) long. The large scale and authentic detail make this playset ideal for display as well as hands-on play.
  • Includes 6 minifigures: Includes 6 minifigures – Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Dudley Dursley, Vernon Dursley, Petunia Dursley and Dobby.
  • $99.99

LEGO® Harry Potter™ Hedwig™ (75979)

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  • 630 pieces
  • With a wingspan of over 13” (34cm) and a beak-to-tail measurement of over 7” (20cm), this mechanical Hedwig™ collectible LEGO® set makes an impressive display that is sure to be the center of attention.
  • $69.99

LEGO® Harry Potter™ Attack on The Burrow (75980)

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  • 1,047 pieces
  • The Weasley family house measures over 13” (34cm) high, 8” (22cm) wide and 7” (18cm) deep.
  • Includes 8 LEGO® minifigures: Ron, Ginny, Arthur and Molly Weasley, Nymphadora Tonks, Bellatrix Lestrange, Fenrir Greyback and Harry Potter
  • $149.99

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