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All The Hogwarts Castle LEGO Sets Released So Far


Hogwarts Castle LEGO Sets

The Harry Potter saga remains a publishing and film phenomenon that has seen the kind of success that only comes around every few decades – and few franchises other than Star Wars, Marvel or Lord of the Rings have matched or exceeded the Wizarding World’s position in pop-culture consciousness.

The books remain as popular as ever, enchanting new generations of children who dream of attending the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and new spin-offs and computer games continue to be released to this day – the series has even inspired an entire theme park area at Universal Orlando Resort, as well as a Warner Brothers Studios backlot tour.

Naturally, it was only a matter of time before the LEGO brand teamed up with the magical world, and the first Harry Potter LEGO sets arrived in 2001 (coinciding with the cinematic release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone). Since then, we have seen over 130 sets released, including several versions of the iconic Hogwarts Castle in one form or another.

LEGO Hogwarts Castle 71043

A magical home centrepiece – the LEGO Hogwarts Castle 71043 on display in iDisplayit’s 6mm acrylic display unit.

Hogwarts Castle – A Stunning LEGO Gift For Any Fan

There’s something inherently Christmassy about the Harry Potter series. Each book usually includes a winter/yuletide scene at some point, with plenty of magical Christmas traditions and decorations. Many of the films were also originally released at that time of year. The setting of the ancient castle feels like it belongs to medieval Christmases of yesteryear, with its snow-capped turrets and dark forests. Perhaps, for this reason, Harry Potter LEGO sets remain popular gifts and stocking fillers – although it can be hard to decide which one to buy if you are not a regular LEGO collector.

In this blog, we’re taking a closer look at all the LEGO versions of the famous Hogwarts Castle released over the years. Whether you’re looking to start your Harry Potter collection or find the perfect gift for that special someone, these epic models are certainly worth consideration.

Hogwarts LEGO sets

Early LEGO Hogwarts Castle Sets – 4709 | 4757 | 5378 | 4842 | 4867

Price: varies on resale sites

Release dates: 2001 | 2004 | 2007 | 2010 | 2011

Brick count: 682 | 928 | 943 | 1,290 | 466

LEGO released plenty of sets entitled ‘Hogwarts Castle’ between 2001 and 2011, though none could truly claim to be a definitive, large-scale version of the entire fortress.

LEGO 4709 Hogwarts Castle was the earliest release, coinciding with the first film. Though it was fairly humble in size, it did contain plenty of locations from the castle, including the Gatehouse, Gryffindor Tower, the Owlery and the Great Hall. LEGO also introduced Sand Green roof tiles for the turrets, which have become synonymous with Hogwarts architecture on future sets.

LEGO 4757 was the second rendition of the castle, based on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This set was unique among Hogwarts Castles, featuring motorised elements to open the entrance and swing the pendulum on the clock tower. It is also the only set to include a moving grand staircase, as the stairs were always stationary on other releases.

LEGO 5378 was based on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and offered collectors a wider model than previous releases, with plenty of spread-out interior rooms, including the Room of Requirement, Entrance Hall, Astronomy Tower and Gryffindor Common Room. It also included the exterior Greenhouse, where Professor Sprout’s lessons occurred.

LEGO 4842 was the largest of the retired sets, encapsulating elements from all the films. The set included modular sections between each tower, allowing display flexibility and the chance to rearrange and expand the build. LEGO 4867, released a year later, was also designed to be combined with this set, focusing on the courtyard location seen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 during the Battle of Hogwarts.

Hogwarts Castle – 71043

Left: the original LEGO set. Right: the model pictured inside a display case with a night sky printed background and Great Lake floor panel.

Hogwarts Castle – 71043

Price: £409.99

Release date: 1st September 2018

Brick count: 6,020

This is widely regarded as the definitive Hogwarts Castle model, and it’s hard to imagine a future set topping it anytime soon. The castle exterior is instantly-recognisable, with all the locations and features seen in the familiar establishing shots in the movies. This includes the Great Hall, with its cathedral-like layout, the Astronomy Tower, complete with an attachable Hungarian Horntail dragon, and the courtyard overlooking the Great Lake.

The castle includes intricate details spanning all the Harry Potter films. Eagle-eyed fans will spot the Whomping Willow, familiar decorations in the Great Hall, Hagrid’s Hut, and even the Chamber of Secrets and the resting place of the Philosopher’s Stone hidden below ground. This underground section is perhaps the most intelligent part of the design, taking collectors on a journey full of nostalgic detail from the book and film which first introduced them to the world of Harry Potter.

The set features a whopping 27 minifigures, enough to bulk out any collection. Here’s the complete list: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore, Professor Snape, Professor McGonagall, Remus Lupin, Professor Dolores Umbridge, Argus Filch, Lord Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange, 3 students, 2 chess pieces, the Architect of Hogwarts, 5 Dementors, Aragog the spider, Basilisk figures, and the Hungarian Horntail dragon.

71043 Hogwarts Castle is still available to purchase, although it is rumoured to retire at the end of 2024. We recommend saving up your knuts, sickles, and galleons and getting this spellbinding set before then.

Hogwarts Castle and Grounds – 76419

Hogwarts Castle and Grounds – 76419

Price: £149.99

Release date: 1st September 2023 (pre-order online).

Brick count: 2,660

This upcoming micro-scale version of Hogwarts wisely refrains from trying to be a carbon copy of the previous model. Thanks to the smaller scale, the model is able to pack in extra details into a smaller build, ideal for collectors with less space to fill.

Unlike the previous release, the Hogwarts Castle and Grounds fits in more of the rocky hilltop the castle is situated on, along with the waters of the Great Lake, which glow with a stunning mix of deep and shallow blues. There’s also the fun inclusion of the Durmstrang Ship appearing from below the surface in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Other tiny references include the flying Ford Anglia stuck in branches of the Whomping Willow and the puzzle chambers leading to the Philosopher’s Stone recreated below ground. There are no interiors visible on this model, so this set will be more of interest to fans of other LEGO Architecture Micro-Scale buildings.

Hogwarts Castle

Are There More LEGO Hogwarts Sets Coming Out?

There’s no news at present beyond the microscale Hogwarts Castle and Grounds 76419 set but never say never. With the success of games like Hogwarts Legacy and prequel films such as Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, it would be interesting to see the ancient castle depicted in a timeframe outside of the Second Great Wizarding War depicted in the films.

If you can’t get enough of Hogwarts, there are also plenty of modular Harry Potter LEGO sets which can be combined to form the castle. Check out this YouTube video showing some of the below models connected together!

The Battle of Hogwarts 76415

Hogwarts: Room of Requirement 76413

Hogwarts Courtyard: Sirius’s Rescue 76401

Hogwarts: Dumbledore’s Office 76402

Hogwarts: Hospital Wing 76398

Hogwarts: Chamber of Secrets 76389

Hogwarts: Astronomy Tower 75969

Do you own any of the Hogwarts LEGO sets? Added a magical lighting kit? We’d love to see your sets on display, so send in your pictures or tag us on socials!

Hogwarts LEGO display case


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