Harry Potter is as popular as ever and with new movies coming out there is almost no chance that the popularity will drop off anytime soon. LEGO has, over the years, always found a way to take something popular (think Star Wars) and turn it into something kids love. And they’ve done it again with the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle.
Essentially, this set will help your child bring the Hogwarts castle to life in your own home. You’ll get 11 characters total including naturally Harry and Hermoine, but you’ll also get characters that are exclusive to this set only. No where else can you get Professors Snape, Flitwick and McGonagall. You also can’t find Argus Filch and his cat, Mrs. Norris, Lord Voldemort, Albus Dumbledore and 2 dementors anywhere else either.
As for the castle, it has some built in areas designed to create intrigue. Enter Gryffindor’s common room and you’ll find a fireplace with the face of Sirius Black appearing in the fire. Head to Dumbledore’s office and you find Gryffindor’s sword, the Sorting Hat, a Basilisk Fang, and a set of secret sliding stairs. Search harder and you’ll find, hidden in the knight’s armor, Tom Riddle’s book. Everything inside the castle is fully detailed. If you check out the library’s restricted area or the Great Hall you’ll find them decorated in Gryffindor and Slytherin colors.
But of course how the castle is set up is entirely up to your child. And there are no limits here since the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle comes with a whopping 1290 pieces. And they all fit perfectly as any LEGO product does, making this castle very easy to play with. Build it according to the design and you get a castle that is about 23 inches by 15 inches. And your child is not left on his own here. The castle comes with 3 instruction books designed to guide him through the intricate process.
If your child is a Harry Potter fan, he will love all the adventures that are possible with the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle. He’ll likely start out by recreating some of the movie’s more famous scenes, but will quickly move on to using his imagination to create his own adventures. Just like the movie, there is always something intriguing or some mischief happening within the walls.
If you really want to go all out and have the money to spend you can get a more sophisticated version of this set. But it’s not cheap. It will run near the $500 dollar mark. But you’ll get some incredible features not found in the basic set. Although calling the set basic is somewhat understating everything that’s included. But in the second set you’ll get things like a mechanical clock tower with a pendulum that moves with the moving of the gate. It also comes with things like trap doors and staircases that move.
If your child likes Harry Potter, he will love the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle. He’ll escape within it’s walls for hours of fantasy and fun.
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