We all know the LEGO Group loves an anniversary. Whether it’s 20 years of LEGO Star Wars, 10 years of NINJAGO or even 90 years of LEGO itself, the company just can’t pass up the opportunity to acknowledge a major milestone. And nor will it where Harry Potter is concerned – at least if new rumours are to be believed.
The boy wizard’s movies (and tie-in LEGO sets) turn two decades old in 2021, and Promobricks reports that we’re therefore going to see a wave of LEGO Harry Potter anniversary sets in June. In a similar vein to Star Wars’ 20th anniversary wave in 2019, each model will apparently include a unique minifigure – but they won’t be classic yellow-skinned characters.
Instead, these brand new minifigures have been given the Midas touch, and will be cast completely in gold, in step with NINJAGO’s 10th anniversary minifigures that launched in January’s Legacy wave. Read on for the full details on each of these four rumoured anniversary sets, including their projected piece counts, prices and minifigure line-ups.
Remember, though: these are all unconfirmed for now, and that includes their set names, which are likely just placeholders at the moment.
76386 Girls’ Bathroom
Reportedly reminiscent of 75966 Hogwarts Room of Requirement, 76386 Girls’ Bathroom will allegedly consist of a toilet cubicle, three sinks and a mirror, recreating the Polyjuice Potion scene from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets across an 8×16-stud footprint.
Harry, Ron and Hermione will all be present in the 217-piece set, and they’ll have reversible appearances to transform into Crabbe, Goyle and – in Hermione’s case – a cat. According to Promobricks, it’s set to be the cheapest model in the anniversary wave at €19.99, and will include a golden Harry Potter minifigure.
76387 Hogwarts Extension
The past few years of LEGO Harry Potter sets have given us the opportunity to create a huge, connected Hogwarts Castle, one segment at a time. The anniversary wave will apparently achieve the same feat, but within its own brand new ecosystem.
To that end, the three school-based sets in this wave will combine with each other, but not with the likes of 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall and 75969 Hogwarts Astronomy Tower. That means 76387 Hogwarts Extension may only be on your radar if you’re collecting all the anniversary sets – or if you’re feeling particularly nostalgic over 2001’s 4706 Forbidden Corridor, which is seemingly the inspiration for this model.
Again, you can expect to see minifigures of Harry, Ron and Hermione, along with a new rendition of Hagrid’s dog Fluffy, which combines a brick-built body with three moulded heads. The golden minifigure in this 397-piece set – which is expected to retail for €39.99 – will reportedly be Hermione.
While the rest of the anniversary wave fittingly draws on the classic line-up of Harry Potter sets, 76388 Hogsmeade will apparently bring us our very first rendition of a famous wizarding village. You won’t get the entire village, of course, or even anything on the level of 75978 Diagon Alley – but you also won’t have to pay through the nose for it, either.
According to Promobricks, 76388 Hogsmeade will include 851 pieces and retail for €79.99, and will consist of two snow-topped buildings: the sweet shop Honeydukes and the Three Broomsticks pub. You’ll also score a golden Ron Weasley, alongside regular minifigures of Harry Potter, Dean Thomas, Professor McGonagall, Madam Rosmerta, and Honeydukes owners Mr. and Mrs. Flume. (Talk about obscure.)
76389 Hogwarts Castle
While 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall is still available to buy, a second version of the wizarding school’s most iconic section will reportedly launch as part of the 20th anniversary wave. You can expect the former set to retire this summer as a result, but as we’ve already touched on, the new rendition unfortunately won’t connect with your wider Hogwarts display.
If you want a Great Hall that links up with your existing sets, then, don’t sleep on 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall. Otherwise, you can look forward to 76389 Hogwarts Castle reimagining the aesthetic of the original school sets of the early 2000s, with sand green roof elements and simpler structures. As well as the Great Hall and its adjacent tower, the set will reportedly pack in the Chamber of Secrets, the Basilisk and 10 minifigures.
There’s no price or piece count for this one (beyond an earlier rumoured price tag of $129.99), but Promobricks reckons the minifigures will include Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Dumbledore, Nearly Headless Nick, Colin Creevey, Gilderoy Lockhart, Tom Riddle, a teacher, a student and a golden Voldemort.
At least 13 new LEGO Harry Potter sets are rumoured to launch in summer 2021, so even if you’re not interested in this 20th anniversary wave, there’ll hopefully be plenty to look forward to in the months ahead.