The new LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition set measures more than 2 feet long and is made up of 5,129 pieces. When built, the set includes the steam engine, the coal car, the passenger car, and a replica of the magical train platform at King’s Cross station. These train components are packed with interactive features, including a turning lever that activates the steam engine’s driving wheels and light-up bricks in the passenger car.
The highlight of this new collector’s set, however, is the fact that it includes *20* minifigures. Fans can use these figures to recreate four iconic movie moments that relate to the train:
- Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone: When the trio first meets. Minifigures for this moment include Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and Harry Potter.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: When Professor Lupin saves Harry from a Dementor. Minifigures for this moment include Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Harry Potter, Professor Lupin, and a Dementor.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: When Luna saves Harry from Draco’s spell. Minifigures for this moment include Luna Lovegood, Draco Malfoy, and Harry Potter.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: When Albus Severus Potter goes to Hogwarts. Minifigures for this moment include Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, and their three children: Albus Severus, Lily Luna, and James Sirius.
The remaining two minifigures in the set are a Ravenclaw student and a Hufflepuff student. Fans can set up all four of these scenes at once for display: The first three live within the passenger car of the Hogwarts Express, while the fourth is on the platform.
To celebrate the announcement of this new set, LEGO is also hosting a “Stay and Play” competition that offers fans a chance to stay on a real LEGO Hogwarts Express train. To enter, you must take a Harry Potter quiz and answer all of the questions correctly. The winning families (up to two adults and two kids) will get an overnight stay on the LEGO Hogwarts Express in Yorkshire, UK; a Harry Potter movie screening; LEGO Harry Potter sets to take home; and more.
The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition costs $499.99 and will be available at lego.com and in LEGO Store locations starting on Aug. 31. Fans can visit lego.com/hogwarts-express to learn more and to enter the competition.