Harry Potter has been one of Lego’s most popular licensed brands for some time, so it’s not surprising that so many excellent sets have been released as part of it.
Sadly, many favourites have been discontinued, but some of the best Lego Harry Potter sets we’ve ever seen have been released in recent years. That means they’re still available to buy, either from Lego directly or from third party retailers.
We’ve rounded up some of the best Lego Harry Potter sets you can buy. There’s a range of prices and sizes here; some big, expensive sets and some smaller, more affordable sets. No matter their size, we love them all.
1. Lego Harry Potter 75978 Diagon Alley
- RRP £389.99
- 5,544 pieces
- Age 16+
The epic metre-long Diagon Alley is surely one of the best Lego Harry Potter sets to date. Made up of four separate buildings, each housing familiar shops from Diagon Alley, this is an excellent display set as well as a playset. Though whether you’d want to let smaller hands play with a £390 set is up to you.
Thanks to its bold, bright colours, fantastic window displays and an incredible amount of detail, Diagon Alley is without a doubt one of the best Lego Harry Potter sets currently available. Or ever, probably.
2. Lego Harry Potter 76419 Hogwarts Castle and Grounds
- RRP £149.99
- 2,660 pieces
- Age 18+
Sure, we could have chosen the giant Hogwarts Castle set here, but actually, there’s something about the recent, smaller (and therefore more affordable) Hogwarts Castle and Grounds. Neither set is minifigure-scale, and we love the fact that this newer version is built on a base, making it look like an Architecture set. It offers a better overview of Hogwarts Castle in all its glory if you ask us, and it’s easier to take in all its splendour in one go. And you don’t need quite as much space to display it – although at 35cm wide it’s hardly small itself.
3. LEGO Harry Potter 76405 Hogwarts Express – Collectors’ Edition
- RRP £429.99
- 5,129 pieces
- Age 18+
While we criticised Hogwarts Express – Collectors’ Edition for its sheer size and hefty price tag, there’s no denying just how special it is. This 130cm-long set requires a heck of a lot of display space, but if you’re a Harry Potter fan, it’ll be well worth sacrificing a shelf for. Well, providing you can stomach the hefty price tag, that is.
It’s the most expensive Harry Potter set to date, and so it’s up to you if you think it’s worth it. But with its beautiful cutaway of Platform 9 3/4, a gorgeous three-carriage train and a full passenger interior, there aren’t many other Lego sets that look quite so impressive. The only issue is that it’s not compatible with standard Lego train tracks: this one has to exist by itself.
4. Lego Harry Potter 76391 Hogwarts Icons
- RRP £259.99
- 3,010 pieces
- Age 18+
This set is so-called Hogwarts Icons because it features lots of iconic Harry Potter items: there’s a pile of school books, a golden snitch, a wand and Harry Potter’s glasses, to name just a few. But the centrepiece is of course the beautiful brick-built Hedwig, taking pride of place on top of the set. She’s masterfully created, with her wings outspread, making this quite the show-stopping piece.
We love that it’s something unique: it’s not simply a building from the world of Harry Potter. It’s a completely original design, which is something we don’t often see in branded Lego sets. That, and the fact it looks spectacular, is enough to make this one of the best Lego Harry Potter sets you can currently buy.
2. Lego Harry Potter 76407 The Shrieking Shack
- RRP £79.99
- 777 pieces
- Age 9+
There’s one key reason why we love the Lego Harry Potter Shrieking Shack so much: it almost reminds us of the classic Monster Hunters Haunted House. Yes, it’s a tenuous link, but with its boarded-up windows and ramshackle appearance, it’s about the closest thing you can buy these days.
But even as a Harry Potter set, there’s a lot to love here. We love the selection of minifigures, and the fact that Remus Lupin can take his werewolf form. Turn around the building, and there’s a fully-decorated interior, too, including a fireplace, chair and table. Oh, and the Whomping Willow moves around, just like the real thing.