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Attention Potterheads! LEGO releases 5,544-piece ‘Harry Potter’ Diagon Alley set

By Argie Aguja Published Sep 04, 2020 12:00 am

Attention Potterheads! No more tapping a brick wall behind the Leaky Cauldron pub just to enter the magical world of Diagon Alley – where wizards and witches purchase potions and Hogwarts students stock up on cauldrons, broomsticks, wands and other school supplies.

LEGO has just announced a massive 5,544-piece Harry Potter Diagon Alley set measuring over a meter wide, packed with all authentic movie details and 14 mini figures, including four exclusive new characters.

Once complete, the sprawling set includes six beloved shops from the Harry Potter series: Olivanders Wand Shop, Weasly’s Wizard Wheezes, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, Scribbulus Writing Implements, Flourish & Blotts bookseller and Quality Quidditch Supplies.

Aside from the shops, there are 14 mini figures in total within the set. There’s the trio of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, along with Hogwarts mainstays Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Molly Weasley, Ollivander, Fred and George, and Hagrid. It also comes with four new mini figures, exclusive characters not found in any other LEGO set: Gilderoy Lockhart, Florean Fortescue, Lucius Malfoy and the Daily Prophet photographer.

The film-accurate model of London’s most magical secret shopping street captures even the most intricate details from all eight Harry Potter films, from the shops, merchandise, and even the window displays. It can be built four different ways, including closed into a real alley, and will be compatible with the LEGO® Modular Buildings series.

The Diagon Alley set was designed by James and Oliver Phelps, real-life twin brothers who portrayed the Weasley twins on-screen in the highly successful film franchise.

The LEGO website lists the Diagon Alley #75978 set with an official SRP of $399.99 (P19,426).

(Images from LEGO)