The LEGO Group seems content to keep its three biggest Wizarding World sets on shelves concurrently for the time being, as 71043 Hogwarts Castle, 75978 Diagon Alley and 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition are all slated to retire by December 31, 2024. That means you’ve still got plenty of time to pick up each and every one of those gigantic models – handy when saving up for them requires some effort.
It also means 71043 Hogwarts Castle will soon join the ranks of the LEGO sets with the longest shelf lives, having originally launched all the way back in 2018. If you’ve got your eye on the 6,020-piece microscale model, though, there’s still a good reason to push it up your priority list: at least in the US, it’s due to increase in price by a blistering $70 on August 1. There’s no word yet on whether we’ll see a similar price increase in the UK and Europe, but waiting to find out could prove expensive.
And what of the latest wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets, which runs the gamut from the Prisoner of Azkaban through to the Deathly Hallows? It’s a fair mix of retirement dates all in all – some are currently due to depart shelves by the end of 2023, while others will hang on into 2024. 76403 The Ministry of Magic, meanwhile, is (for now) the only LEGO Harry Potter set from the current batch that will be available in 2025.
So, no immediate rush on those – more pressing are the 15 sets retiring this year, among which are the likes of 75980 Attack on the Burrow and 76392 Hogwarts Wizard’s Chess. It’s unlikely we’ll see repeats of those two in the near future, so they could both be savvy purchases for budding investors, and should be equally targeted by collectors hoping not to pay premium prices on the aftermarket.
December 31, 2022
31201 Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests
75948 Hogwarts Clock Tower
75955 Hogwarts Express
75980 Attack on the Burrow
76382 Hogwarts Moment: Transfiguration Class
76383 Hogwarts Moment: Potions Class
76385 Hogwarts Moment: Charms Class
76387 Hogwarts Fluffy Encounter
76392 Hogwarts Wizard’s Chess
76393 Harry Potter & Hermione Granger
76394 Fawkes, Dumbledore’s Phoenix
76395 Hogwarts First Flying Lesson
76396 Hogwarts Moment: Divination Class
76397 Hogwarts Moment: Defence Against the Dark Arts Class
December 31, 2023
40560 Professors of Hogwarts
75968 4 Privet Drive
75969 Hogwarts Astronomy Tower
76386 Hogwarts Polyjuice Potion Mistake
76398 Hogwarts Hospital Wing
76399 Hogwarts Magical Trunk
76400 Hogwarts Carriage and Thestrals
76401 Hogwarts Courtyard: Sirius’s Rescue
December 31, 2024
71043 Hogwarts Castle
75978 Diagon Alley
76388 Hogsmeade Village Visit
76389 Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets
76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition
76402 Hogwarts: Dumbledore’s Office
76406 Hungarian Horntail Dragon
76407 The Shrieking Shack & Whomping Willow
76408 12 Grimmauld Place
Remember that these dates are subject to change, so keep an eye on Brick Fanatics for regular updates.