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LEGO releasing massive 5,544-piece set so Muggles can recreate Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley.

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley - All Buildings in set

LEGO is releasing a massive large scale set (5,544 pieces for ages 16 and up) that will let Harry Potter lovers explore the magical realm of Diagon Alley! The set is an expanded edition of LEGO’s 2011 set that contained only 2,025 pieces and 11 minifigures but sold for roughly the same price. The 2011 set ceased production in 2017. Set 75978 is delightfully unexpected news from LEGO.

No need to pass through the Leaky Cauldron. Now even Muggles can shop in Diagon Alley by building this fantastically magical set that includes extensively detailed buildings and 14 minifigures! Measuring more than a meter wide, the impressive model captures the scale and ambiance of the bustling magic-supplies hub. Behind magnificent facades lie intriguing interiors, fascinating features, and familiar characters. Check out the wands at Ollivanders™; drop in on Gilderoy Lockhart™’s book-signing event at Flourish & Blotts™ bookseller; obtain a love potion from Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™; and peruse the products and paraphernalia at Scribbulus™ Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor and the Daily Prophet™.

The set will include a QR code to take you “Through the Bricks” as well as extra features such as a hidden lever to trigger movement of the hat of a statue in Weasley’s shop. The set ill include 14 minifigures, including exclusives like Rubeus Hagrid, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Molly Weasley, Ginny Weasley (younger version), Ron Weasley (younger version), Hermione Granger (younger version), Harry Potter (younger version), Draco Malfoy (younger version), Lucius Malfoy, Gilderoy Lockhart, Garrick Ollivander, Florean Fortescue, and Daily Prophet Photographer.

As to be expected from LEGO, the set is outlandishly expensive at $399.99 but until a worthy LEGO competitor emerges in the market (e.g. Kre-O, Mega Contrux) not much we can do about that.

  • The extensive range of LEGO models and playsets provide fans of the Harry Potter Universe with endless imaginative fun and creative display possibilities.
  • Includes 14 minifigures – not nanofigures as included with the 2018 Hogwarts Castle
  • This large LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) display model gives fans of the Harry Potter movies aged 16 and up a chance to recreate magical London’s most magical shopping street.
  • Includes Ollivanders™ Wand Shop, Scribbulus™ Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, Flourish & Blotts™ bookseller, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™ and the Daily Prophet™ entrance.
  • Authentic accessories and familiar minifigures from the Harry Potter™ movies make it possible to create a ‘living model’ with endless possibilities to rearrange and create new narratives.
  • This challenging and rewarding construction set makes a great Christmas or birthday gift for kids, Harry Potter™ fans, model enthusiasts, and lovers of LEGO® brick building aged 16 and up.
  • Measuring over 11” (29cm) high, 40” (102cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep, this LEGO® Harry Potter™ Diagon Alley™ set is crammed to the rooftops with authentic details.
  • No batteries required. This modular construction set provides a hands-on, fulfilling building experience. Even the famous hat-lifting entrance to Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™ is powered by hand.

Check out photos of the LEGO Diagon Alley set in the gallery below.