Warner Bros.’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter continues to expand with the addition of five new LEGO Harry Potter Building sets and a long-rumored advent calendar.
Over the past few years, advent calendars have become a staple of fourth quarter toy sales — an additional way to add seasonal cheer to popular brands that appeal to kids and adult collectors alike. The LEGO Group pioneered the category, finding much success with LEGO Star Wars advent calendars, in addition to offerings from LEGO Friends and LEGO City. Following the massive success of last year’s Funko Harry Potter advent calendar — which sold-out months before Christmas at many retailers — the first-ever LEGO Harry Potter advent calendar should be a big hit with families.
LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar (75964)
This 305-piece set allows fans to celebrate Christmas in the Wizarding World with a magical surprise LEGO Harry Potter toy every day for 24 days. Behind each door is a different LEGO Harry Potter holiday gift to open, build and play with. Each day delivers a favorite character, familiar object or awesome accessory from the Harry Potter series, so fans can create Hogwarts holiday adventures of their own!
Includes seven minifigures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Professor McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Professor Flitwick, and the Hogwarts Architect plus a Hedwig figure. Models include a micro Hogwarts Express train, buildable fireplace with Christmas decoration, Great Hall table with accessories, and a statue pedestal decorated with the 4 house crests. For ages 7 and up.
Expecto Patronum (75945)
With this 121-piece set, young witches and wizards can help Harry Potter defend Sirius Black from the Dementors. Based on the Great Lake Forbidden Forest scene in which the Expecto Patronum spell is fired at the Dementors, summoning Harry’s Patronus charm to ward them off his godfather, Sirius Black.
Includes four LEGO Harry Potter minifigures: new-for-August-2019 Harry Potter, new-for-August-2019 Sirius Black, and 2 Dementors. Features a forest scene with a small lakeside build and two buildable trees with a spell-cast shooting function, plus a new-for-August-2019 semitransparent glittering stag figure with room for a minifigure on top. Also includes Harry’s wand to cast the Expecto Patronum spell, as used in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie. For ages 7 and up.
Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge (75946)
The 265-piece set allows fans the chance to stage their own battle one of the most dangerous dragons in the Wizarding World. Kids can help Harry compete against rival students from other schools of magic, as they strive to retrieve the mysterious golden egg —facing a Hungarian Horntail dragon to defeat.
Includes four new-for-August-2019 LEGO Harry Potter minifigures: Harry Potter, Fleur Delacour, Cedric Diggory and Viktor Krum, each with their own wand. Also includes a posable Hungarian Horntail dragon with flames in its mouth and movable limbs and wings, plus a buildable opening tent for the champions to wait their turn in the Triwizard Tournament, as seen in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie. All characters have wands, and inside the tent is a bed, two cups, a small shelf and potion bottle. Also includes Harry’s Firebolt racing broomstick, a rocky environment containing the golden egg, and a chain to attach the dragon. For ages 8 and up.
Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue (75947)
Witches and wizards can recreate magical scenes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with this new 496-piece play set. Fans can explore the detailed interior of Hagrid’s hut, hide behind Hagrid’s pumpkin patch when the Minister of Magic and the Executioner arrive, then rescue Buckbeak the Hippogriff from the Executioner’s axe.
Includes six LEGO Harry Potter minifigures: Hagrid and new-for-August-2019 Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Executioner and the Minister of Magic plus a Buckbeak the Hippogriff figure with moveable wings and head, restrained by a removable chain. Features Hagrid’s 2-section buildable woodland hut with pumpkin patch outside. Hagrid´s Hut’s desk room includes a desk with chair, candle, chest, chocolate frog, Daily Prophet newspaper and a spider. Main room includes a table with two chairs, buildable armchair, chimney with light brick, egg in a bowl, bag, display case, Hagrid’s pink umbrella, shovel, teapot, spoon, pan, meat cleaver, lasso, broom and a bucket. Also includes pumpkins, lantern, axe, three wands, the Minister of Magic’s hat and a removable chain for Buckbeak. For ages 8 and up.
Hogwarts Clock Tower (75948)
Featuring iconic locations seen in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, kids can visit Dumbledore’s office or attend a Defense Against the Dark Arts lesson, travel through time by resetting the tower clock, or unwind at the Yule Ball by operating the ‘dance’ function in this 922-piece set.
Includes 8 new-for-August-2019 Harry Potter minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Fleur Delacour, Cedric Diggory, Viktor Krum, Albus Dumbledore, and Madame Maxime. All figures come with wands and their Yule Ball costumes. Features the three-level Hogwarts Clock Tower, Entrance Hall, Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, Hospital Wing, Prefects’ Bathroom, Dumbledore’s Office, and a section of icy decorations for the Yule Ball. Also features a clock-changing mechanism for kids to create Time-Turner time travel adventures, and a ‘dance’ function to get the Yule Ball really moving. The Entrance Hall includes a chest and the Goblet of Fire. The Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom includes a table, chair, potions, glass case, book, desk with inkpot with a quill, buildable lamp and a blackboard. The Hospital Wing includes two beds and buildable lamps. The Prefects’ Bathroom features a mermaid stained-glass window. Dumbledore’s Office includes a chair and desk with inkpot and quill, the Pensieve and the sword of Gryffindor. The Yule Ball scene includes two icy tables with two glasses, buildable icy sculpture and a Christmas Tree. For ages 9 and up.
The Knight Bus (75957)
Young wizards and witches can snag a wild ride aboard the Knight Bus — a 403-piece depiction of the famous purple triple-decker bus.
Includes three new-for-August-2019 LEGO Harry Potter minifigures: Harry Potter, Stan Shunpike, and Ernie Prang. This three-level LEGO bus features an opening hinged side panel and a removable roof to maximize play potential. Also includes a sliding bed and swinging chandelier that move as the bus swerves and turns. The Shrunken Head and Harry Potter’s chest containing a wand, letter, chocolate bar and a potion bottle add to the play value. For ages 7 and up.
The five new LEGO Harry Potter building sets will be available beginning Aug. 1. The advent calendar will hit stores on Sept. 1.