WATCH: The new LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express is slightly too big

The newly-revealed LEGO Harry Potter 76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition is the biggest build of the train to date – but if anything, it’s slightly too big.

At least for a certain demographic of LEGO fans, anyway, who may find themselves slightly put out by the scale chosen for the latest Harry Potter direct-to-consumer set. Weighing in at 5,129 pieces, this gargantuan Wizarding World model includes a GWR 4900 Class engine, tender and carriage, along with a small slice of Platform 9¾ and a huge black base on which to display it all.

There are also 20 minifigures in the box from across the Harry Potter saga, including our first-ever characters from the Deathly Hallows’ ‘19 Years Later’ epilogue. It all adds up to a massive set stretching 118cm long, with a price tag to match – but that required investment isn’t the only reason you might be slightly put off by 76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition’s ambition. For another very valid reason, check out our latest YouTube short.

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The new LEGO Hogwarts Express is slightly too big

? original sound – brickfanatics

If you can get past that niggle in scale, you’ll be able to buy 76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition from August 31 for £429.99 / $499.99 / €499.99.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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