LEGO fans had an amazing selection to choose from in the first wave of Wizarding World sets that saw the triumphant return of Harry Potter to the brick. But what is going to come next? With no new January sets, it looks like fans will have to wait until the summer to find out.
Almost all of last year’s sets were based on either The Philosopher’s Stone or The Chamber of Secrets, so it is not unreasonable to speculate that the sets slated for later this year will be based on the other Harry Potter sequels. As most of the Harry Potter sets have been based on the first four films, Brick Fanatics is choosing five pieces of unused or outmoded material from the later movies ripe for a little LEGO magic…
Hungarian Horntail (Goblet of Fire)
The ferocious Hungarian Horntail is the dragon that Harry Potter has to vanquish during the first challenge of the prestigious Tri-Wizard Tournament. It was last released as a set (4767) back in 2005, and now looks awfully outdated with an over-reliance on moulded parts.
An updated version of the dragon could use ball-joints and plenty of tooth pieces for a much more natural and posable body, whilst still retaining moulded pieces for the head and wings. Harry Potter himself would need to be included in his tournament gear, with an egg piece in pearl gold perfect for the hidden clue.
Beauxbatons Carriage (Goblet of Fire)
One of the rival wizarding schools competing for the Tri-Wizard Cup is the Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, which considering it is central to the story, has surprisingly never inspired any LEGO set. The Beauxbatons arrive in a magnificent carriage in multiple shades of blue, pulled by a team of seven snow white pegasi.
Carriages are quite common in the LEGO Group’s repertoire so would be easy to translate into a set with perhaps two or three of the winged horses. Potter fans could also finally have minifigures of headmistress Madame Maxime and Tri-Wizard contestant Fleur Delacour.
12 Grimmauld Place (Order of the Phoenix/Deathly Hallows)
Twelve Grimmauld Place was the home of Sirius Black, but also doubled as the headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix, conveniently hidden from muggles by powerful charms. A set of the townhouse could take some inspiration from the way 4840 The Burrow was designed – particularly its detailed interior.
The key rooms to include would be the homely kitchen, some of the main bedrooms and the Black family tree which could either use printing or stickers. Quite a few exclusive minifigures could be included such as Sirius’s unpleasant house-elf Kreacher, charismatic Order member Nymphadora Tonks and the slippery Mundungus Fletcher.
Department of Mysteries (Order of the Phoenix)
The dramatic finale of The Order of the Phoenix is when Harry Potter. alongside his fellow schoolmates, must battle the Death Eaters in the sinister Department of Mysteries. Due to the destructive nature of the conflict, many play features could be incorporated, like falling stacks of crystal balls in The Hall of Prophecy and the “floating” door to the Department.
Another location to re-create might be the ominously named Death Chamber, which could include the Veil using cloth. A set based on this scene would also give fans a chance to collect minifigures of some of the more obscure Death Eaters.
Malfoy Manor (Deathly Hallows)
Although it is not seen for any great period of time during The Deathly Hallows, Malfoy Manor is still an integral location. Rather than make the whole building, which would require far too many bricks, the LEGO designers could opt for an architectural façade with only a few rooms inside, much like 75930 Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate.
The drawing room would have to be included with a “falling” chandelier to replicate Dobby’s sabotage, along with the cellar that the Malfoys repurposed into a dungeon. Malfoy minifigures owould star in the set, along with Bellatrix LeStrange and possibly werewolf Fenrir Greyback.
Hopefully some these suggestions will come to pass in future waves of LEGO Harry Potters sets, although no announcements have been made yet about what is coming next. Fans will have to sit tight and patiently wait, or somehow use the magical art of divination…