The title may seem oxymoronic, but I assure you it’s all true. LEGO revealed 71043 Hogwarts Castle today. It is gigantic as it is the second largest set ever produced with 6,020 pieces, edging out the Taj Mahal re-release by about 100 pieces. It comes second to the 7,541-piece UCS Falcon. 71043 Hogwarts Castle is the entire castle in microscale size and with it comes four exclusive minifigs and 27 exclusive microscale figs. And the price? Just a whopping $399.99 USD. Quite the bargain if you ask me. I mean, you can try and cobble one together with all of the regular System-scale sets over the next couple of years. Or try and MOC one up yourself using pieces from your own collection and a healthy stream of Bricklink orders. Or you can snap this up and be done with it. I know which way I’m going.
71043 Hogwarts Castle can be purchased starting on September 1st, 2018. There is a spot on the August store calendar for VIP Early Access to a new set. I’m going to guess it’s for this one.
All Of The Pictures
LEGO even took the set to the WB Studios in London for a photoshoot with what I assume to be the miniature scale model used in the movies:
71043 Hogwarts Castle Press Release
71043 Hogwarts™ Castle
Ages 16+. 6,020 pieces
US $399.99 | CA $499.99
Explore the magic of Hogwarts™ Castle!
Make the magic come alive at the LEGO® Harry Potter™ 71043 Hogwarts™ Castle! This highly detailed LEGO Harry Potter collectible has over 6,000 pieces and offers a rewarding build experience. It comes packed with highlights from the Harry Potter series, where you will discover towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, the Whomping Willow™ and Hagrid ́s hut, plus many more iconic features. And with 4 minifigures, 27 microfigures featuring students, professors and statues, plus 5 Dementors, this advanced building set makes the perfect Harry Potter gift.
• Includes 4 minifigures: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw, with a buildable minifigure display stand.
• Also features 27 microfigures: 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 from each of the 4 houses, 2 chess pieces and the Architect of Hogwarts™ statue and 5 Dementors, plus Aragog the spider and the Basilisk figures, and a buildable Hungarian Horntail dragon.
• Features a buildable microscale model of Hogwarts™ Castle, hut of Hagrid™, Whomping Willow™ tree and 5 boats.
• Hogwarts™ Castle features the Great Hall with buildable ‘stained glass windows’, house banners, benches, tables, flaming torches and moving staircases; potions classroom with racks of jar elements; Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom with assorted potion jars, gramophone and a closet containing a boggart; Chessboard Chamber with chess piece elements; Room of Requirement with assorted elements, including the Goblet of Fire and the vanishing cabinet; Chamber of Secrets™ with the Basilisk and Tom Riddle’s Diary; hidden Devils Snare room with vine elements; Gryffindor™ common room with fireplace and seating; Professor Dolores Umbridge’s office with desk, chair and pink furnishings; library with bookcase and desks; and Professor Dumbledore’s office with the Griffin statue entrance and Memory cabinet.
• Hagrid’s hut features Aragog the spider and buildable pumpkins.
• The Whomping Willow™ includes the buildable blue Flying Ford Anglia car in its spinning branches.
• Also includes 5 buildable boats.
• Take a seat in the Great Hall and feast with the Hogwarts™ professors and students!
• Sneak your way into the Chamber of Secrets™ through the secret entrance and face the Basilisk!
• Attend a Defence Against the Dark Arts class to learn how to protect yourself from dark magic!
• Climb the moving staircase!
• Study for your Ordinary Wizarding Level exams in the library.
• Accessory elements include the Sword of Gryffindor™, Helga Hufflepuff ́s cup, wands, potions, house banners, flames, a cauldron and 2 magnifying glasses.
• Microfigure accessories include 2 chess statues and the Architect of Hogwarts™ statue.
• Hogwarts™ Castle measures over 22” (58cm) high, 27” (69cm) wide and 16” (43cm) deep.