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Harry Potter fans and LEGO enthusiasts will want to get their hands on the LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall Building Kit. It’s not the whole castle, just a part of it, but with 878 pieces, it is quite a large set and will appeal to older kids attracted to the more advanced assembly.
There is a lot of detail in this set. It can be played on four levels and provides plenty of scope for kids to recreate their favorite scenes from the movie series. There are not as many pieces in this set as you might expect, but this is because the tower section is made with fewer but larger curved pieces.
You can connect the Great Hall to the Whomping Willow set if you have one or are considering getting one, and of course, it’s compatible with all other Lego building toys.
It includes the tower with the spiral staircase that moves, a treasure room you can build, and a potion room.
Accessories include the sorting hat - great for re-enacting the Sorting Ceremony - magic wands, and the magical creatures Hedwig (Harry’s owl) and Scabbers. You can also build the creatures Basilisk and Fawkes.
There is such a mass of fine detail. The Magical Mirror of Erised at the top of the tower has three alternative mirror images to use. The Hall has leaded windows, house banners with all the different variations as well. You can only see two banners at a time, but they are reversible. You also have benches, candles, goblets, a broomstick, a chest filled with gems - these are just a few.
It has an impressive lineup of new mini-figures—ten of them. In addition to Harry Potter, there’s Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Dumbledore, Hagrid, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrel with a dual Lord Voldemort face and Nearly Headless Nick.
The assembled building is double-sided (see box art below), so it offers plenty of gameplay scenarios to bring the characters alive.
LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall
- 878 pieces with full assembly instructions - 180+ pages.
- Fully featured Great Hall including Potion and Treasure rooms.
- Grand Staircase Tower with spiral staircase.
- 10 minifigures - Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrel with dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore, and Nearly Headless Nick.
- Many accessory items.
- Components supplied in 6 easily-identified packs.
- Stickers sheets.
- Size when built: L11” x W7” x H14”
- Product ref: 75954
- Recommended age range: 9 to 14 years.
The Hogwarts Great Hall building set is a great gift to give to any Harry Potter devotee. At Christmas or any other time.
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