Comprised predominantly of three (hopefully printed) 8×16 tiles, and what’s presumably a bunch of hinges to get it to ‘fold’ like a real sheet of paper, the iconic Hogwarts letter very much looks the part. The only thing missing is the addressee – but that’s where you come in. As long as you’re happy to deface your LEGO bricks, anyway.
The official imagery for 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition – which you can check out in more detail here – includes a shot of the model writing her name in the space provided on the Hogwarts letter, to the horror of purists everywhere. (Someone should probably tell Yolanda that markers generally don’t wipe away.)
Designers often turn to 1×1 tiles printed with letters for customisable names, but that obviously wasn’t a practical solution for the 8×16 tiles used here. Of course, you don’t have to write on your copy of 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition when it arrives in September – you could just leave the letter blank – but at least you have the (unorthodox) option of adding your name, if you so choose.
And in fact, that’s a level of personalisation we haven’t really seen across any other Harry Potter set to date, if only because the opportunity hasn’t really presented itself. The LEGO Group has seized on this one, though – even at the peril of polarising the community.
Click here to learn more about 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition ahead of its launch next month, including its price and piece count, and head here to browse through a full gallery of official images.