Christmas 2022Review: LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collectors Edition

Review: LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collectors Edition


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Here we review the recently released LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collectors Edition.

Capture the magic of the Harry Potter stories with a buildable, 1:32 scale replica of the most iconic vehicle in the Wizarding World. 

The engine features a detailed underside and a lever on the top that causes the train to rock with the motion of a steam train. A tender carries the engine’s supply of coal. The passenger carriage comprises 3 compartments, each depicting a classic scene: when Harry, Ron and Hermione meet in the series’ first film; when Professor Lupin saves Harry from the Dementor in the third film; and when Luna saves Harry from Draco’s spell in the sixth film. The model also depicts Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station, where the adult Harry and Ginny wait with their children, Lily, James and Albus, ready for Albus’s first trip aboard the amazing Hogwarts Express.

What’s in the box?

The box contains 5129 pieces (contained in over 40 bags), which includes 20 Minifigures, stickers and there are 4 very thick build instruction booklets too!

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

The first thing you notice about this set is that it is big, and heavy! Well that’s because there are over 5000 pieces including 20 Minifigures to build!

The Hogwarts Express is a 1:32 scale replica of the iconic steam train from the movies (and the books).

Everything about this set looks amazing, and the attention to detail is second to none. Everything from the engine itself to the carriage has loads of film references in them which is great for any fan of the movies.

There are four classic scenes within the build including a piece of dialogue representing something from the chosen scene. It really brings it all to life!

There is a lever on top of the engine that makes the train rock bringing it to life. The batteries are even included in the box so you have everything you need.

Once fully built, the set is very large – it measures over 10.5 inches high, 46.5 inches long and 8 inches wide – so when you start building make sure you have enough room. And you will want to find somewhere that you can display it properly when it’s fully built too! It really does look amazing on display.

Building the Hogwarts Express is a lot of fun and takes a lot of time – but it’s totally worth it. There are 4 sets of instruction booklets included in the box so that you can build it with a friend or 2 or 3, or you can just keep it all to yourself – but where’s the fun in that?

The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collectors Edition (set number 76405) is available now priced around £429.99 and is aimed at LEGO builders aged 18 and over. If you are a fan of Harry Potter then this set is a must for your collection, you won’t be disappointed.

You can learn more from the LEGO website.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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