Today’s set, 30407 Harry’s Journey to Hogwarts, set feels familiar.
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I 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 between the two
Harry has proper short legs now, pegging him at the start of Year 2 at Hogwarts. He looks great in his Hogwarts uniform.
Call me dense but I never realized until now that this particular hairpiece is molded in such a way as to show off Harry’s famous scar all the time.
Hedwig is in a proper bird cage. Although there is nothing to hang him off of, I do like that they include the mechanical claw at the top to clip it onto a bar so that should you have a MOC or something that has a place to hang things, like a bird cage, this bird cage is ready to go. It’s also pretty nicely built. It looks like a cage without being too bulky.
The trolley cart is way different. First thing you’ll notice is that there aren’t any actual wheels. Why the designer decided to go with plates with pin holes to merely suggest wheels because of the pin holes’ round shape is a bit baffling. The wheel solution from 30110 was more or less perfect and this feels like a gigantic downgrade.
Next the trolley’s contents is just more than a chest full of galleons. There’s a suitcase, a book of magic I presume, and a pot, or a mortar without its pestle. The details are nice. My only complaint though would be that the suitcase and the book aren’t secured between the two panel wall plates so they could pop out with the slightest bump and become… dun dun dun… loose things.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! 30407 Harry’s Journey to Hogwarts is very similar to 30110 Trolley. It does some things better, and some things worse, but generally still a very solid set based on the same scene.
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