Today’s polybag, 30111 The Lab, is probably the least exciting Harry Potter polybag in existence. I’m going out on a limb a bit with that claim. I haven’t reviewed all of the HP polybags in existence, but I feel pretty safe about this claim.

Harry here looks pretty disappointed in this lackluster polybag as well.

He has a double-sided head and that is probably the most exciting thing about it.

The “lab” part just looks like a bookshelf with potion bottles on it. There’s a spider taking up residence on the top shelf. Good luck getting the lemon and strawberry Fanta bottles off from up there. Boris the spider won’t like that. There are three more bottles on the bottom shelf.

Inexplicably, there’s a hidden storage compartment under the shelves. There’s a letter and a tooth which I think is supposed to be a quill or something. I haven’t watched all the movies nor read all the books, so I’m unsure if this was a significant scene or plot device. Was there a secret message that was relayed via a trick book shelf, or potion shelf if I may? I guess I’ll have to watch the movies or read the books to find out.

And that’s about it. You get Harry and a trick bookshelf. It’s really not that fun.

Does It Suck or Does It Rock?


This set sucks! I doubt this is actually based on a scene from the movies. And if it is, it must have been one boring ass scene.


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