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LEGO Harry Potter 12 Grimmauld Place 76408 Building Toy Set for Kids, Girls, and Boys Ages 8+ (1,083 Pieces)

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That being said, for the sheer number of characters who appeared at this location, no two Harry Potter fans will likely agree on the best selection to include in such a set. are not present anywhere, which feels like a missed opportunity because Harry learning that those initials refer to Regulus is important to the story. Fred and George – you’ll need to stare at the names on the box to make sure which is which – have their heads from 75978 Diagon Alley, but feature new striped shirts.

The set consists of a townhouse that transforms to reveal the secret building, just like in the films. The decision to render Reg Cattermole (dark tan mustache) after his run-in with a rainy office also spoils the usefulness of the minifigure prints; it's fun attention to detail, but a light gray suit with wet splotches isn't of much use. I know a lot of that comes down to the dark and moody colour grading, but this set looks a whole lot more like LEGO's imagining of a Ministry amalgamated from books and movies rather than something pulled off the screen.

I like the contrasting colours too, even though that contrast has been exaggerated, relative to the film. With bag 4, we continue with the ground floor, adding it for the houses numbered 11 and 13, while the interior behind still belongs to number 12. Both of these scenes take place in their own massive rooms in the basement level of the Ministry, and there's no room to put minifigures with them anyway, so they feel quite shoehorned in.

Inside the box, we find a bag with instructions and stickers, eight numbered bags with parts (numbered 1-7, as two bags were numbered 5) and one loose flexible string. The prophecy shelving has a decent play feature to simulate knocking it over, but again it's forcing you to play outside of the included room, rather than actually having enough space for minifigures to interact with the room properly. Kreacher appears for the first time with a unique head mold, with a good representation of his hooked nose, and unique printing for his tattered clothing – simple, but there’s only so much you can do with a pillowcase.You certainly can pull the upper floors off if you try to open or close the building holding them, but the lamps make it easy to use the function in the way that works best. Articles may include affiliate links, and when you purchase products from those links, TBB may earn a commission that helps support the site. It’s a relatively simple feature just very well designed in both concept and practice with that simplicity helping to ensure that it is also structurally sound – pull on the lampposts either side to pull out 12 Grimmauld Place, or push together the two outside terraces to push it back in, effortlessly and smoothly. There is a small table with a candle, and two more portraits – an empty silhouette that is likely sometimes occupied by Phineas Nigellus Black, and another Black family member holding a skull.

The play function is central to its initial appeal, but the ability to still offer up a decent exterior design and interior space for play ensures that for both of those standard LEGO Harry Potter theme identifiers it stands shoulder to shoulder with any of the other sets currently available, with little compromise, considering that the outer terraced house interiors are on triangular-shaped plates to allow the model’s internal folding mechanism. This dark bluish grey sheet further distinguishes Kreacher from Dobby and seems accurately worn, including various scuffs and stains. The set will be available for purchase worldwide in June (a little bit later in the USA on June 19th). Information obtained via these service cookies may also be processed further for page analysis purposes.With a small dedicated team of LEGO fans serving your needs, we're sure you wont find a better or more friendly service anywhere else online.

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