When you read the list of features in the new Harry Potter Hogwarts™ Icons - Collectors' Edition Lego Set , it is easy to wonder how they would all fit together. But, the designers of this impressive new set have been very careful to create a collection of key items from the Harry Potter universe that don’t look completely out of place with each other. The end result is a display piece that will look great in any collection, but equally as good on a writing desk. It is also the sort of piece that other Potter fans will marvel over as they pick out the details. The attention to detail is such that there is some realism to the items, even though they transport you to that fantasy world.
There are so many interesting items to add to this impressive display.
It all starts with the main piece of the build, Hedwig carrying an invitation to Hogwarts. The 3D structure of this unmistakable snowy owl is tactile to the point you want to stroke her so she will drop the invitation in your hand. Sadly, the invitation nor the owl are actually real, but you can still have a lot of fun with the challenge of creating this large bird of prey. The complexity of this advanced design continues with the array of miscellaneous items around the base. Harry’s wand and glasses are there, suggesting that this came straight from this own desk in the Gryffindor dorm. There is also a shiny golden snitch, a tray of potions, and even Tom Riddle’s diary. It is all finished off with a house scarf. While the items may seem random, they are all different enough to allow for different shapes, textures, and types of bricks to make the build more interesting.
The set is a brilliant way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter.
This unusual set is a love letter to the Harry Potter world to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the first LEGO Harry Potter set. That is also why there are some new golden minifigures in the form of Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagal, and Rubeus Hagrid. This is a nice extra touch for keen collectors, as is the design of the display stand. The Harry Potter Hogwarts™ Icons - Collectors' Edition Lego Set is a brilliant addition to the extensive LEGO range, especially for adult builders that want more of a challenge and static display piece.