Collectors claimed that they were buying the set at Barnes & Noble in October for $7.99, but the retailer contacted Brick Fanatics to explain that this was not the case – the set has not been sold at Barnes & Noble for $7.99.
Originally, the set was due to be a Toys R Us exclusive as part of the annual Bricktober promotion.
As well as the LEGO promotion, Barnes & Noble will be holding a host of Harry Potter themed activities. Every purchase of the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald screenplay available will get a free gift card, 10% off select Harry Potter merchandise and new Chocolate Wands will be on a three for $30.00 deal.
Four characters are included in this new Harry Potter set – Madam Hooch, Horace Slughorn, Dolores Umbridge and Professor Snape (Boggart). Fans who are collecting Potterverse characters in the Collectible Minifigures line and the sets will want to track this box down to complete the line-up.
Brick Fanatics understands that the four window boxed Bricktober sets – 5005254 Harry Potter minifigures, 5005255 Jurassic World minifigures, 5005257 NINJAGO minifigures and 5005256 Marvel Super Heroes minifigures – will be made available at shop.LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.