Instagram user 1414falconfan reports that the original rumour was slightly off-key in linking the set to product number 76391, which is thought to carry a direct-to-consumer-level price tag. Instead, the wizard chess model may actually be attached to product number 76392, which will allegedly cost just $59.99.
That would likely bring the scale of the set down to a far more reasonable level, and one that could mean it connects with the also-rumoured third-floor corridor remake. While there were a bunch of rooms between Fluffy and the enormous wizard chess game in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the layout of the larger Hogwarts sets has shown this theme doesn’t need to be 100% accurate to succeed.
Of course, that’s if the set is based on the huge game at the end of the first instalment at all. Just as the Harry Potter theme has already diversified with sets like 75979 Hedwig and January’s Hogwarts Moments, it looks sure to do so again this summer with the rumoured buildable Fawkes and brick-built Harry and Hermione figures.
To that end, we could well be looking at a playable model in the vein of 2015’s 40158 Pirates Chess Set, or 2017’s 40174 LEGO Chess. But given the movies have already provided specific designs for each of the game’s pieces, don’t expect to see generic wizard minifigures (or a whole bunch of Harrys) standing in for pawns.
We’ll keep you updated with more on this rumoured chess set as we get it – but remember, it is just as a rumour at this stage, and as this story proves, information can change from one day to the next.
For now, you can at least take comfort in the fact that if the set does materialise, you probably won’t need to break the bank to get it. But with this new info seemingly freeing up that higher price point, you’ll hopefully be able to build a certain wizarding bank instead…