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With over 100 LEGO Harry Potter sets released in the last 20 years, and plenty more to come, there’s a lot for fans of LEGO and Harry Potter to like. Better yet, some of the biggest LEGO sets of all time have come in the form of LEGO Harry Potter sets. And so, we figured we’d take a look at the biggest LEGO Harry Potter sets of all time. Hold onto your broomsticks, because we’re going on a magical journey.
1. LEGO Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle
- Number of pieces: 6,020
- Release date: September 2018
- RRP £409.99
It’ll come as no surprise to you that the biggest LEGO Harry Potter set of all time – so far at least – is the absolutely epic Hogwarts Castle. This microfigure-scale set is a replica of the gorgeous Hogwarts Castle, featuring internal details and teeny-tiny versions of Hagrid’s Hut and the Whomping Willow. If you’ve ever seen it in person, then you know just how impressive a set it is.
2. LEGO Harry Potter 75978 Diagon Alley
- Number of pieces: 5,544
- Release date: September 2020
- RRP £389.99
Not far behind Hogwarts Castle in terms of piece count is Diagon Alley, a modular-scale replica of the famous wizarding shopping street. When built and placed in a line, this set is almost a metre long… we have ours on display on the mantelpiece – where it takes up the entire width. It includes famous sights like Ollivander’s wand shop, and the stunning Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, all complete with full interiors. Read our review of the set by clicking here.
3. LEGO Harry Potter 76405 Hogwarts Express – Collectors’ Edition
- Number of pieces: 5,129
- Release date: September 2022
- RRP £429.99
It may only be the third biggest in terms of piece count, but the newest set on this list – the Hogwarts Express – Collectors’ Edition is both the longest and the most expensive LEGO Harry Potter set to date. It’s 1.2 metres long, sitting on a solid constructed track and being made up of three carriages. There’s the engine, the coal holder and the passenger carriage. Not forgetting the cutaway of Platform 9 3/4 and the 20 minifigures that come with the set. It’s huge, but it’s a must-have for any LEGO Harry Potter fan.
4. LEGO Art 31201 Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests
- Number of pieces: 4,249
- Release date: January 2021
- RRP £104.99
Being a LEGO Art set, the Hogwarts Crests has an inflated piece count. Why? Because it can be configured into several different designs. And the majority of the 4,249 pieces are merely studs. But if you’ve seen a LEGO Art set in the flesh, you know they’re fantastic display pieces, and the Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests is no exception. It might not be the biggest LEGO Harry Potter set in terms of dimensions, but it’s still very much worthy of a place on this list.
5. LEGO Harry Potter 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition
- Number of pieces: 3,010
- Release date: September 2021
- RRP £219.99
Although it’s got a slightly peculiar name, we love Hogwarts Icons Collector’s Edition. It’s essentially a large model of Hedwig perched atop a piles of Hogwarts reading books. There’s also Harry’s iconic glasses to be seen, a Golden Snitch, and a Hogwarts acceptance letter. It’s perhaps one of our favourite Harry Potter LEGO sets, and a must for any collector.
6. LEGO Harry Potter 10217 Diagon Alley
- Number of pieces: 2,025
- Release date: January 2011 to December 2012
- RRP £132.99
No, no need to adjust your screen; this is a second Diagon Alley set, albeit one that retired over 10 years ago. This is a much more simple iteration of the wizarding shopping street, although it does feature buildings not seen in the modern iteration, meaning the pair can just about exist alongside each other (aside from the duplicate Ollivander’s of course). If you happen to have this in your collection, it’s worth quite a bit more than the RRP.
7. LEGO 76393 Harry Potter & Hermione Granger
- Number of pieces: 1,673
- Release date: June 2021
- RRP £114.99
One of the most unique LEGO Harry Potter sets to be revealed, these large minifigure replicas of Harry and Hermione are just wonderful. They feature poseable arms and legs, heads that turn and hands that can grip wands. Harry’s even wearing a fabric cape. We really hope LEGO make more giant minifigure models in other ranges. Or even more Harry Potter ones. We obviously need at least Ron to complete the iconic trio. You can read our review by clicking here.