LEGO Harry Potter | 5 Magical building kits for long fun

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  January 1, 2021

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LEGO Harry Potter is a LEGO theme based on the books and movies from the Harry Potter series.

This series follows the lives of the young wizard Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

The group of friends study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Where LEGO Architecture building sets To get the closest resemblance to the real world, this Harry Potter LEGO will take you into a wonderful world full of adventure!

The story of Harry Potter and LEGO

The story mainly revolves around Harry's fight against Lord Voldemort, who murdered Harry's parents with the intention of gaining immortality and taking control of the wizarding society.

LEGO building sets of key scenes, vehicles and characters were designed for the first six films and all released books.

The first sets were released in 2001, coinciding with the release of the first film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

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Later sets were released along with the new films, right up to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

For a number of years no new sets were developed with the Harry Potter theme until the years 2010 and 2011.

In 2018, it was announced that more sets based on the Harry Potter franchise would be released, including new products that would be based on the Harry Potter films as well as the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film and its sequel: Fantastic Beasts. : The Crimes of Grindelwald.

These themes have now been launched and with great success.

Our favorite LEGO Harry Potter building kits

LEGO Harry Potter is a fun and well-known toy theme that will probably please every child.

What are our favorite LEGO Harry Potter building sets for kids now? You can find our top 5 in the table below.

The product that we find most attractive of this LEGO series and we place number one is the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Whomping Willow.

In our opinion, this is a large fun package consisting of 753 parts and six mini figures and that with a relatively very friendly price.

Lots of creative play options for little!

Other customers who have purchased this product are more than satisfied and indicate that it is a durable product of good quality.

Furthermore, it is a package that young and old can enjoy. In short, a package that deserves five stars!

Our favorite number two is the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall.

With this fantastic pack, you'll build Hogwarts College plus the well-known Hogwarts Great Hall where students gather for dining and other important events.

This set is a bit more pricey than the number one, but you get some more building blocks in return and extra mini figures.

With this package you are able to create various magical scenes or act out situations that you can trace back from the many Harry Potter films.

A package that children can dream away with and enjoy for hours on end.

Again highly recommended for true Harry Potter fans, with a great eye for detail.

Our favorite LEGO Harry Potter packages in an overview

Harry Potter LEGO package Images
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Whomping Willow (view more images)
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (view more images)
LEGO Harry Potter Aragog's Lair (view more images)
LEGO Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts Newt's Suitcase of Magical Creatures (view more images)
LEGO Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts Grindelwald's Escape (view more images)

What makes these LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts packages so special? And how do they complement each other beautifully?

And what is the connection between the Harry Potter series and Fantastic Beasts?

Our number 1 - LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Whomping Willow

Build Hogwarts School and the Whomping Willow tree recognizable from the second Harry Potter film.

The pack includes a flying car and six minifigures that are the main characters in the Harry Potter films.

The set consists of 753 parts with many accessories. With this package you are able to replay the various scenes from the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Whomping Willow is an extensive kit that can be put together with no less than 753 building blocks.

Also completing this pack are the six mini figures from the Harry Potter films: Harry Potter himself, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Simon Filister, Argus Filch and Severus Snape, plus a mini figure of Harry's owl Hedwig.

With this pack you will be able to build a miniature of Harry's school of Hogwarts with three floors and a gate, three towers, a dormitory with beds, a chemistry room where potions are made and Professor Severus Snape's office space.

Experience blood-curdling adventures with the Whomping Willow and the Ford Anglia. The Whomping Willow has twisting branches and a hidden passageway to the Shrieking Shack.

Use the flying Ford Anglia to drive Harry and Ron to Hogwarts Castle, but watch out for the moving Whomping Willow!

Unfortunately, the car with Ron and Harry in it gets stuck in the branches of the beech willow tree.

Will you help Harry and Ron fight against the whomping willow tree and get to school safely?

Then take the boys to the dormitory, they need a good rest for their first day of school at Hogwarts!

With numerous recognizable accessories such as potions, suitcases, magic wands, a lantern and broom, children can reenact various scenes from the Harry Potter films.

This LEGO set is designed for children aged 8 to 14 years.

Nice to supplement with Newt's Suitcase with Magical Creatures

If your son or daughter is ready for new toys that fit nicely with this set, then you can optionally choose the LEGO Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts Newt's Suitcase of Magical Creatures.

As discussed in the intro, LEGO has designed various building sets in which the themes of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts are brought together in one package.

Why two series in one and what is the relationship between these two series?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is based on a book of the same name written by JK Rowling in 2001.

The book itself should be the handbook that Harry had to buy in the first novel or movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, as a textbook and was written by the “magizoologist” Newt Scamander.

In the textbook, Scamander describes his travels across five continents and the discovery of 85 magical species from around the world.

More information about the connection between these two series can be found later in this article.

The LEGO set Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts Newt's Suitcase with Magical Creatures is an adventurous set where you enter a world full of animal adventures when you open Newt's suitcase.

Build a foldable LEGO Fantastic Beasts replica of Newt's Case of Magical Creatures, with a ladder, nest, hideout and Occamy egg.

Includes 4 Fantastic Beasts figures: Newt Scamander, Jacob Kowalski, Tina Goldstein and Queenie Goldstein, as well as buildable Erumpent, Occamy and Thunderbird creatures, plus Niffler and Bowtruckle mini figures.

The set contains no less than 694 building parts.

For a relatively low price you have a building set of 694 LEGO parts and four mini-figures known from the Fantastic Beasts films: Newt Scamander, Jacob Kowalski, Tina Goldstein and Queenie Goldstein.

The pack also includes the mythical creatures Erumpent, Occamy and Thunderbird, plus figures of a Delfstoffer and a Tree Truss.

With the mini figures, buildable mythical figures and lots of accessories, this package is guaranteed to offer lots of fun for every child!

The set is intended for children between the ages of 8 and 14, which is another reason that it fits perfectly with our number one package.

Our number 2 - LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall

With this pack you build a part of the Hogwarts castle that you can fold open vertically to gain access to the Great Hall of Hogwarts.

This set comes with 10 mini figures in the form of Harry Potter characters and contains a lot of fun accessories that provide plenty of fun.

The set contains 878 building parts.

We put it at number two LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall.

This package offers a lot of fun moments with the 878 building parts and ten mini figures.

As mini figures, this pack includes Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Suzanne Bonkel, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with Lord Voldemort's double face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and Nearly Headless Nick.

You can also build the Basilisk and get Felix the phoenix, owl Hedwig from Harry and Scabbers (Ron Weasley's rat).

With this beautiful package you build the huge Hogwarts hall and a tower.

The nice thing about this package is that you can, as it were, cut through the building where the Great Hall is located within Hogwarts vertically, so that you can continue playing and building in the Great Hall.

This room is detailed and equipped with various accessories such as tables, chairs, a fireplace, 'floating' candles, food for the students, brooms, the Sorting hat and much more.

The tower that you also build yourself and that is located next to the Great Hall is four stories high and contains the Great Staircase where the steps can move.

On the second floor you will find the chemistry room where students make potions and experiment, one floor above you will find a treasure room with treasure chest and at the top of the tower you will find the Mirror of Erised with interchangeable images.

With this set you can re-enact scenes such as taking students to Hogwarts by boat, make potions with Professor Snape and Harry, use the sorting hat to bring all the students home in the different sections of the school, or have Draco Malfoy fight Harry with the wands.

In short: the many accessories make it possible to simulate and play a lot of exciting scenes from the Harry Potter films.

Creative play is stimulated in this way, children will not get enough of the Harry Potter LEGO sets!

The construction set is suitable for children between 9 and 14 years old, although it is clear from customer reviews that sometimes an older person is needed to help put the set together properly.

With which other LEGO sets can this construction kit possibly be combined well?

Extra LEGO Harry Potter fun with spider adventure

Build Aragog's lair in the forbidden forest of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

The pack comes with a buildable Aragog spider and a tree with spider web shooting function.

Includes 2 minifigures: a Harry Potter figure and a Ron Weasley figure. The set contains 157 building parts.

First of all, we think that is the LEGO Harry Potter Aragog's Lair.

In terms of theme, the packages are similar and they are both packages suitable for children of approximately the same age.

The LEGO Harry Potter Aragog's Hideout set is a fairly simple and very cheap package consisting of 157 parts and two fun minifigures in the form of Harry Potter and his best friend Ron Weasley.

The set includes buildable figures of the creepy spider Aragog from the Harry Potter films and a tree.

The spider has eight posable legs and movable fangs. The tree even has a spider web shooting function!

The set also includes various accessories and elements such as wands, a lantern, a spider web and five mini spiders.

Do you dare to enter Aragog's dark hideout? Help Harry and Ron escape the dangerous Aragog and his army of spiders in the Forbidden Forest.

Have Harry and Ron use their wands to fend off and destroy the spiders!

Another fun option - LEGO Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts Grindelwald's Escape

Build Grindelwald's Escape from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, featuring a carriage with opening doors and a detachable roof.

The set includes 2 Fantastic Beasts figures: a Gellert Grindelwald mini figure and Angelina Picquery mini figure, plus a winged Thestralis.

The set contains 132 building parts.

The number two can also be supplemented with LEGO Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts Grindelwald's Escape.

This set has a great price for the fun you get in return.

The pack consists of 132 parts and two mini figures, namely Gellert Grindelwald and Angelina Picquery, plus a Thestralis figure with adjustable wings.

With the set you build a hinged carriage with doors that can be opened and closed, including a removable roof. The carriage is pulled by a Thestralis.

Help Angelina stop Grindewald from trying to escape with the carriage.

Use your wand and cast a powerful spell before Grindewald goes through!

Additional details such as wands and the shooting spell accessories that are on the hands of the mini figures make this set extra interesting.

Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts, what's the connection?

As briefly explained above, Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts are linked.

The book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that Harry bought in the Philosopher's Stone describes in detail the discovery of 85 magical species from around the world.

There are even characters from the Harry Potter films in the Fantastic Beasts series.

A piece of Harry Potter history

Fantastic Beasts takes place in the great city of New York in the 1920s, much earlier than the founding of Hogwarts College and essentially everything set in the Harry Potter books and movies.

JK Rowling has already revealed that the last Fantastic Beasts movie, the fifth in the series, will take place in 1945 - the year that famous Hogwarts chief Albus Dumbledore defeated the evil Grindelwald in a duel.

Grindelwald is considered one of the most dangerous wizards of all time, even surpassing Voldemort.

At the turn of the century, he planned to create a wizarding army that would take over the Muggles around the world.

He saw their race as superior and did not think that they should hide in the shadows.

This is a pretty big theme in Fantastic Beasts - the gulf between non-magical people and magical people - and Grindelwald's relationship with Dumbledore is crucial to understanding the story.

Grindelwald and Dumbledore

Grindelwald became friends with Dumbledore while studying at the Durmstrang Institute, a school that some may remember from the fourth Harry Potter episode, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

The two friends had plans to become well-meaning leaders together, but their friendship soon fell apart after an accident that led to the death of Dumbledore's sister, Ariana, during a duel.

After these events, Grindelwald left Britain, stole the Elder Wand (one of the first Deathly Hallows created by Death himself) and set up a base in another part of Europe. There he committed a series of cruel crimes and murders.

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Run up to the Harry Potter story

This is the timeline of all the events that took place before Harry Potter came into the picture.

Between 1900 and 1926, Grindelwald was busy tracking down and stealing the Elder Wand so that he could set up his base and rise to power.

Two very important things happened in December 1926, one of these events being the cause that would forever change the course of the magical world: Newt Scamander, the main character of Fantastic Beasts, arrives in America to do more research and Tom Riddle, also known as Lord Voldemort, was born.

The events of the Fantastic Beasts series will lead directly to the period just before Harry's era - the time when his parents were still there.

LEGO Harry Potter - a magically beautiful series

In short: the LEGO packages with the Harry Potter theme are much sought after toys that are highly recommended by the many customers who went before you.

The Harry Potter series is of course world famous and is enjoyed by young and old.

There are currently eight Harry Potter films, and since then two Fantastic Beasts films have been released.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child, he came into contact with everything around games when his mother started the Tin Soldier in Ede. Since 2016, he and his team have been creating helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.