Make the magic come alive at the LEGO® Harry Potter™ 71043 Hogwarts™ Castle! This highly detailed LEGO Harry Potter collectible has over 6,000 pieces and offers a rewarding build experience. It comes packed with highlights from the Harry Potter series, where you will discover towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, the Whomping Willow™ and Hagrid´s hut, plus many more iconic features. And with 4 minifigures, 27 microfigures featuring students, professors and statues, plus 5 Dementors, this advanced building set makes the perfect Harry Potter gift.
Includes 4 minifigures: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw, with a buildable minifigure display stand.
Also features 27 microfigures: Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, Hermione Granger™, Draco Malfoy™, Albus Dumbledore™, Professor Snape™, Professor McGonagall™, Remus Lupin, Professor Dolores Umbridge™, Argus Filch, Lord Voldemort™, Bellatrix Lestrange, 3 students from each of the 4 houses, 2 chess pieces and the Architect of Hogwarts™ statue and 5 Dementors, plus Aragog the spider and the Basilisk figures, and a buildable Hungarian Horntail dragon.
Features a buildable microscale model of Hogwarts™ Castle, hut of Hagrid™, Whomping Willow™ tree and 5 boats.
Hogwarts™ Castle features the Great Hall with buildable ‘stained glass windows’, house banners, benches, tables, flaming torches and moving staircases; potions classroom with racks of jar elements; Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom with assorted potion jars, gramophone and a closet containing a boggart; Chessboard Chamber with chess piece elements; Room of Requirement with assorted elements, including the Goblet of Fire and the vanishing cabinet; Chamber of Secrets™ with the Basilisk and Tom Riddle’s Diary; hidden Devils Snare room with vine elements; Gryffindor™ common room with fireplace and seating; Professor Dolores Umbridge’s office with desk, chair and pink furnishings; library with bookcase and desks; and Professor Dumbledore’s office with the Griffin statue entrance and Memory cabinet.
Hagrid’s hut features Aragog the spider and buildable pumpkins.
The Whomping Willow™ includes the buildable blue Flying Ford Anglia car in its spinning branches.
Also includes 5 buildable boats.
Take a seat in the Great Hall and feast with the Hogwarts™ professors and students!
Sneak your way into the Chamber of Secrets™ through the secret entrance and face the Basilisk!
Attend a Defence Against the Dark Arts class to learn how to protect yourself from dark magic!
Climb the moving staircase!
Study for your Ordinary Wizarding Level exams in the library.
Accessory elements include the Sword of Gryffindor™, Helga Hufflepuff´s cup, wands, potions, house banners, flames, a cauldron and 2 magnifying glasses.
Microfigure accessories include 2 chess statues and the Architect of Hogwarts™ statue.
Hogwarts™ Castle measures over 22” (58cm) high, 27” (69cm) wide and 16” (43cm) deep.
Rated 5 out of
Excellent Build, Fun Set, Good Value.The size of this castle is phenomenal. It is truly a breathtaking model. A lot of people on social media critize this build due to its "micro" figure scale as opposed to the traditional "mini" figure scale.
I don't see this as a drawback. I enjoy building something a little different. Having purchased every HP lego since the 2000s ones I've seen sets like the great hall evolve from a paper roof to this truly breathtaking build.
The details are stunning. There are fun unique pieces in the set as well. The build was fun, and not at all tedious for the 6000+ piece build unlike some other larger sets (the london bridge, some of the modulars etc) which become a bit repetitive.
My only criticism is stickers. I hate stickers in lego sets. I understand that its a cost saving measure for sure, but I feel like any set over 200$ should have printed pieces. I'd even be willing to pay a bit more. Over time these stickers will fail and I was almost tempted to not put them on this set. Stickers have begun failing my earlier harry potter sets whenever we rebuild them. There were A LOT of stickers in this set too, but its a small criticism.
at 6020 pieces and 399$ this set greatly surpasses my general 10 cents a piece rule when it comes to legos. Truly a huge value for what you're getting. It's one of the most competitively priced "Collectors" Sets out there.
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 5 out of
What a magical set and experience!I'm longtime Lego fan and own multiple sets but never wrote any review until this one. Because I have to put my joy and gratitude for Lego in writing.
To say that I grew up with Harry Potter would not be an exaggeration of any degree. As a young boy, I dreamed of seeing an owl outside my window with an admission letter to Hogwarts. I dreamed of having my own wand and flying on a broomstick. And I dreamed of living and studying magic in the castle of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And today, Lego made my dream come true.
What an incredible set this is! The details designer Justin Ramsden put into this set is commendable. Like he explained in the Designer Video, one really builds the set as if one's visiting the castle for the first time. Starting with the dock, then the Great Hall, then the moving staircases, and deeper and deeper into the castle. The miniature representation of key locations and events from the books are all very nicely selected. Building the set is like reliving all the adventures that happened in this magical place.
I built this set while first listening to the soundtrack of the Philosopher's Stone, then with the movie the Chamber of Secrets in the background, and finally finished with the audio book of the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was a fantastic combination and I encourage you to do something similar.
Once again, thank you Justin and Lego for creating this set! Owning and building this set is definitely the highlight of my year so far.
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 5 out of
Totally worth itSpending £350 on what a lot of friends and relatives call 'a lump of plastic' was a daunting prospect, but as soon as I saw this set, I knew I had to VIP up and get it, and I'm so glad I did. The level of detail is unprecedented, and creating each little diorama adds to the excitement as the build progresses. I love that Devil's Snare is hidden 'in the depths of the castle' and isn't actually visible intil you pull the two halves apart. The tiny details, such as Tom Riddle's Diary on the floor of the Chamber of Secreats, or the Philosopher's stone at the foot of the mirror of Erised just adds to the overall sense of skill and dedication from the designers.
This is microfig scale, and that is to the model's benefit. Having the set as Minifig scale would have made it unweildly and distressingly expensive. This isn't a playset, it's a model to be created and admired.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of
Favorite LEGO set of all time!This is the first Harry Potter set I have bought, though not the first very large set. As a lifelong fan of both the books and LEGO, I had to go to the LEGO store and grab this set the first day it came out!
I built this over the course of 6 days (didn’t want it all to be over with too quick) and thoroughly enjoyed all the little details that were crammed into this huge set! It’s remarkable how many different things a 1x1 smooth plate can represent. It would be fun to have a few more tiny stickers to make what things are a bit more obvious.
The stained glass windows are beautiful! Now I’m trying to work up a way to light the interior so light will sparkle through the windows to the outside.
The microfigures are cool, but it’s a bit hard to tell who’s who. In any case, the variety is great and now I can set up many of my favorite scenes from the books!
My most favorite element: the tiny flying Ford Anglia, built using only four pieces! And it fits so easily into the branches of the Whomping Willow. Delightful.
I love this set. 100% worth the cost.