Diagon Alley is the heart of the wizarding world, more so than Hogwarts, where else are you going to find everything you need to set you up for your magical charms and potions? Where else can you buy an owl just a couple of doors down from a wand-seller and the greatest joke shop in the world? Many Muggles have spent hours dreaming about wandering this street and enjoying all it offers. One way to scratch that itch is to build the street in LEGO form.
That is where the Harry Potter Diagon Alley Lego Set 75978 set can help.
This LEGO set is extensive with more than 5000 pieces. It is seen as a model for teens because of the 16 plus rating. But, younger fans can help when supervised and enjoy playing with the set when complete. There are lots of little stories to tell in each store. Visit Ollivanders Wand shop to get the perfect wand, stock up on school supplies in Scribbulus Writing Implements, polish up your broomstick in Quality Quidditch Supplies, and attend Lockhart’s book signing in Flourish and Blotts. When all the chores are ticked off, treat yourself to something in Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes or a sundae from Florean Fortescue.
Big LEGO sets like this are perfect for adding all kinds of details that are important to the fandom of Harry Potter. The designs on both the exteriors and interiors of the six stores are diverse and in keeping with the movies. Each building has two levels to explore and adorn with intricate brickwork - apart from the taller joke shop. This also means lots of fun accessories, like broomsticks, parchment, plenty of textbooks, dungbombs, and wands. The result is one of the coolest Harry Potter LEGO sets around.
Of course, none of this would work without a strong cast of minifigure characters. There are 14 in total. Many are familiar faces, such as Harry, Hermione, Hagrid and assorted members of the Weasley family. Gilderoy Lockhart, Lucius Malfoy, Florean Fortescue and the Daily Prophet photographer are new for this set.
The Harry Potter Diagon Alley Lego Set 75978 is sure to amuse adults and kids alike for hours on end.
With so many bricks in this difficult Harry Potter set, this is going to be a labour of love for a lot of builders. But, the level of detail, the beautiful designs and the opportunities for creative play make this one of the best Lego sets yet.