After that stinker of a set to close out last week’s set of polybags, it’s refreshing to come across today’s set, 30110 Trolley.
I haven’t watched most of the Harry Potter movies and only read some of the books, but even with my limited knowledge, I know this is some scene where he’s about to enter Platform 9¾. And it’s not from the first movie either.
I can tell because Hedwig is included (even though he’s not in a bird cage).
My second clue is his chest is full of galleons which he was only able to get access to after his first year at Hogwarts.
I wouldn’t count the adult sized legs as a clue, maybe as an indication that he’s post-puberty because the year this polybag was released, all of the Harry Potter minifigs had the normal sized legs and not the kid sized legs he should have been in during this scene.
I will give a nod to the double-sided head as final proof of my theory being right. One side is a smirky “I know what to do here” expression. And the other is the determined scowl one must adopt while ramming into a brick wall at full speed.
One thing you’ll notice is that while the contents of the chest are loose, everything else is attached to something: the trolley to Harry, the wand to Harry’s hand, even Hedwig has a proper stud to sit on.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! A solid set based on an iconic scene. Even to a Harry Potter-ignoramous like me, I know exactly where this scene takes place. All it really needs is a brick wall to really make it complete. But on second thought, that would just be a loose item so forget I said that.
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Harry had both Hedwig and access to his money before getting on the train in the first book. When Hagrid first brings Harry to Diagon Alley with the list of things he needs for school, Harry says he has no money. Hagrid then takes him to the bank and Harry makes a withdrawal. That’s when Hagrid says he’s also at the bank about the “you know what” for “you know who” (the stone, of course) and Harry gets curious about it. After, while Harry goes shopping for robes and a wand etc., Hagrid buys Hedwig for him.
If anything about this set is a clue for the year it takes place, I’d guess it was Harry’s blue jacket. In the first movie, I think Harry just had on a plaid shirt. In the third he has this blue jacket (which he does have when on the train in the film, but he has a red shirt on underneath). But the first LEGO Hogwarts Express set had Harry in a blue jacket similar to this, so who knows, it could be year one? That said, I think this is supposed to be from Azkaban, as the dark blue jacket and lighter shirt are what Harry wears most frequently in the film.
[…] say that tongue in cheek obviously, because we just reviewed 30110 Trolley exactly one week ago. Spiritually, they are the same beast, but there are a few slight differences […]
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