WATCH: Why LEGO Harry Potter’s new Hogwarts Express should be dark red

Our latest YouTube short makes a solid case for why LEGO Harry Potter 76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition should really be dark red.

Like every other LEGO Hogwarts Express before it, the newest (and biggest) take on the Wizarding World train is bright red, which matches the real-life train – as seen at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour – to a tee. But what if that wasn’t the version of the locomotive the LEGO Group should be aiming to replicate? And what if a more accurate colour for the new set was actually… dark red?

These are the questions we’re asking (and answering) in our latest YouTube short, which presents a solid argument for recolouring 76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition in dark red. (We’ve even gone ahead and mocked it up, so you can see what it might look like for yourself.) Hit play on the video below to check it out, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more like this.

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What if LEGO Hogwarts Express was dark red?

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76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition launches (in all its bright red glory) on August 31, when it will be available at and in LEGO Stores for £429.99 / $499.99 / €499.99. You’ll find 5,129 pieces and 20 minifigures in the box, including the theme’s first-ever epilogue characters.

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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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