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Episode · 7 months ago

LEGO Harry Potter 20th Anniversary

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

20 years ago today, the iconic books of Harry Potter made their silver-screen debut with Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone! To celebrate the anniversary of the series, LEGO created a plethora of 20th-anniversary special edition sets, including collectible gold minifigs, homages to the original sets, and more! On the latest episode of Brickology, LegoLee explains these special LEGO Harry Potter sets in detail! 

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, whenever wherever you are listening. Thank you so much for making me a part of your day. My name is Lee parmy. Might know me as Lego Lee or Lego Lee. Three, two, nine from facebook, instagram, twitter, Youtube, pature on your name it. I'm all over the Internet. In this is the brick Ology podcast, the study of small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I sincerely hope you're having an absolutely fantastic day and welcome back to brick ology. Not Quite once a week in terms of the you know, being seven days apart, but I believe this is the third straight week with an episode of brick oology. I am very excited to be getting back on a slightly more consistent schedule and one of the reasons that I'm able to record an episode of brick oology this week is because today is Veterans Day. Today I am recording brick ology. Won't be posted today, but I have work off. Shout out to my company for giving us all of the federal holidays off. That is a huge plus and definitely helps me get time to record these episodes of the show. So that is super exciting and about an hour or so I'm going to go see eternals again in theaters. If you want to hear my thoughts on the Lego eternals, marvel super heroes sets stream the last episode of Brick Ology, and one of the reasons I want to see the movie again is to kind of finalize my thoughts on the film before I record an episode of my other podcast, are you not. So look forward to, hopefully this weekend, a review for the movie of eternals on the are you not podcast. Now this is the episode that, I think for a couple of weeks here I have kind of been teasing ever ecology. I've been saying there's going to be some topical surprise episodes of the show. The reason that they weren't exactly planned is because I was hoping to have, you know, completed this entire season of brick oology by this point. However, that is not how the cookie crumbled. So I am now kind of reorienting how I'm doing season six of brick oology. There's going to be, I believe, about four additional episodes added to this season, going along with the planned episodes I had on my original schedule, meaning this season is going to be massive. It's going to be like a seventeen, eighteen episode season. I am super excited about that and this is a fun episode today because it continues on with the series I've done on pretty much every season of brick oology besides the first one, I believe. But it's a very special thing and I will explain that here in just a minute. But before we get started, I want to say something. I'm doing this podcast a little bit different because this is a bonus episode that I wasn't originally planning on doing at this point in time. I figured maybe now is a better time than ever to experiment with the way I record these episodes. Basically, when I write a script for Bricology, it's not word for word what I end up saying in the PODCAST, but it's an extremely detailed outline. I essentially treat brick oology kind of like a lecture. That's basically what this podcast is. It's a Lego history lesson lecture and I have like ten to fifteen pages of notes for every single episode and it takes a long time. Man Like writing one of those scripts can take like four to five hours. It is an intense process. Getting all of those details down. And you know what, my are you not podcast has very few notes. The very mainly muppet show has even less notes, and I think here, you know, I'm pretty good at ad libbing. I think that's one of my best God given talents, and I was like, you know what, Lee, let's try and add Lib brick ology a little bit more, because obviously I've struggled to make these podcasts consistently...

...over the past few months or so since getting my new job. So essentially what I'm going to try and do here is Adlib a little bit more. I have some very basic notes, but then I'm going to flip over to brick setcom, the Lego Internet database, and look at the pictures of the sets and kind of Addlib off of that rather than writing everything down on my notes. Now there could be awful, this could go horribly and I don't explain things well and I miss a bunch of stuff and if it sucks, it sucks and I'll go back to my old style. However, if it goes well and I'm happy with it, this could become the new normal here on brick oology. We'll just have to wait and see how that goes. But if it does become a new normal, I'll probably be able to consistently upload episodes of this podcast, more so than before. But, of course, before we jump into this week's topic, let me shamelessly plug myself here for just a minute. Go find me online. You can follow me on Facebook, instagram, twitter, Youtube and you consider supporting me on Patreon, Lego, lead through to nine on all of those pages. I've also already alluded to my other podcast. There is are you not, which is about entertainment and pop culture, and then there's the very manly muppet show goes. Find those podcasts as well streaming, and they're both on Instagram, to and finally, whatever streaming service you are listening on, hit me with the follow. If you're on spotify, if you are on apple podcast, subscribe and maybe consider writing a review for this show. You can write a written review and rate me out of five stars. I would love to hear your feedback about this podcast. All right, announcements plugs out of the way, let's jump in and do this special episode of brick oology. So one miniseries that I've been doing for five seasons now originally started in season two of brick oology is, of course, Lego Harry Potter and I had been working through Lego Harry Potter in Chronological Order within the film so I started off with the first Harry Potter movie. On the last season of brick ecology I talked about the goblet of fire, the Fourth Harry Potter movie, and for this season I do have a Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix episode planned, and that episode will still happen. Don't worry, I'm not like completely canceling that episode of brick oology. However, Lego did kind of a weird thing this year. For the past few years, since they brought Harry Potter back in two thousand and eighteen, they'd essentially been doing sets based off the movies in orders. The first year was mostly sets from the first two Harry Potter movies and then in two thousand and nineteen it was like here's Harry Potter sets from three and four, and last year it's like here are sets from five and six. There have been a couple of exceptions to that rule. Hasn't been one hundred percent completely that way, but for the most part they've been following that rule. So I think most people thought this year for Lego Harry Potter was going to be based off Harry Potter's seven and eight, which, obviously, for the book is just seven, but for the movies there is a seventh and then eight, which are they first and second parts of the deathly hallows. However, that is not what happened. Instead, Lego did this entire twenty anniversary collection of Lego Harry Potter sets. Now, Lego has been no stranger to anniversary stuff here lately. This year also just so happened be the ten inner nursary of Ninjago, and then a couple of years ago, in two thousand and nineteen, we had the twenty anniversary of Lego Star Wars and they've been doing a bunch of special precoke, you know, kind of fun stuff for the twenty anniversary of these themes, and Harry Potter got a lot of stuff for the twenty anniversary. Now, technically these sets came out all the way back in June. However, the twenty anniversary of the sorcerer stone premiering in theaters for North America is the date I'm uploading this episode, and that is November sixteen. Two Thousand and one. Technically, it came...

...out two days earlier in the United Kingdom on November fourteen, and then I believe it premiered like November fourth or something, but that was the world premiere. I'm go ahead and guessed that none of y'all were actually at the royal premiere of Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone all the way back twenty years ago. However, I am going to date myself a bit now. One the reason I'm using the American release state is because, well, I'm American, and the way I'm going to date myself here is I remember seeing this moving theaters. Now, technically I have been told that I saw star wars episode one in theaters in ninety nine. Same thing with toy story too, in ninety nine. However, I actually have like a weird memory in the back of my head of going to see Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone in movie theaters when I was only four years old. I was not very old at the time and definitely dating myself here just a little bit. And now you guys can struct a theorize about how old Lego Lee actually is. And One more thing that I'm going to use to date myself, and I believe I told this story when I did my first Harry Potter episode about the Sorcerer Stones Sets. Is I remember my uncle buying me and my brothers the original two thousand and one Lego Harry Potter hogwarts set for Christmas that year and I don't know if we ever really built it in full, but we definitely messed around with this set a good bit. So, all of that being said, obviously leg a Harry Potter is very important to me. I have tons of memories about Harry Potter and the Lego sets based off of it, so I was very excited for this twenty anniversary of Lego Harry Potter. Now, if you want to hear more of my thoughts on the original lego Harry Potter sets that these new sets are kind of alluding to, please go check out the other episodes of brick Ology I did about Lego Harry Potter one through four, because well, that was a horrible voice guy one through for I'm gonna leave that in, but that was ridiculous. But Co check out those episodes of brick oology. Now, most of the newer stuff, prisoner of Azcab and beyond doesn't really matter to today's episode of Brick Ology. There is one specific prisoner of Azkaband set, but most of it is based off the original to Harry Potter movies and they're definitely kind of alluding to the the original Harry Potter films as well. And lego really went all out. They made more sets than they did for the twenty anniversary of Star Wars. There are more collectible mini figures, there's a bunch of these crazy little card pieces that are turned in throughout all of these sets. For today's episode I'm not going to talk about every single two thousand and twenty one Lego Harry Potter set. They have the book sets as a couple of sets. It don't really fit within this theme. Those sets technically really aren't the twenty anniversary sets. I'm only going to talk about this sets that come with the cards, but not even really the cards. Mostly I'm going to talk about the sets that come with the collectible gold mini figures. Those are the twenty anniversary sets particular that I'm going to talk about here today, and they really make you buy a lot of sets for a lot of money to collect this entire collection because there is a ton of stuff going on. A couple of sets here that are kind of part of the twenty anniversary collection but for time's sake I'm not going to focus on today. Is One there is a polybag that comes with Hermione and a small desk in an owl and like a candle, nothing crazy'd write home about, but this poly bag that does include one of these chocolate frog cards and essentially what those are is Lego in these sets through in these chocolate frog cards. Obviously, if you've watched the movie, that's one of the candies they get from the trolley. The chocolate frog itself comes to life and jumps away and there's always a collectible trading card inside. And Lego made sixteen different cards with some famous wizards on them and they include random ones in all of these...

...sets. I still haven't even finished that collection. I believe I have thirteen out of sixteen. I need to order the ones I'm missing off brick leak at some point. But the sets include a different varying number of them. So like the smaller sets come with one or two, the medium size sets might come with for and then some of the bigger sets might come with like six and each to collect all of those cards sets, and they are thrown throughout a lot of these sets. And the small polybag, which is, you know, obviously only a five dollar polybag, does come with one, which does make it a little bit easier to collect, so that is pretty cool. Also, there's a couple of the cards included with the advent calendar, but there is no anniversary figure in the Advancundar. So I will not be focusing on that set here today. But let's jump in and talk about the twenty anniversary set themselves in particular. The first set we're going to talk about here today is the twenty two, hundred and seventeen piece set of the hogwarts poly juice potion. Mistake. This set, oh my goodness, this set one definitely a highly requested scene for Lego to make from Harry Potter and it comes with a figure that a lot of people wanted Lego to include, perhaps in a Harry Potter Blind Bag Seires, which side note I still haven't completed Harry Potter series to minifigures. I have no idea why. I really need to get on that, but weird side out at the way, this is definitely a scene and there's a figure included with this set that people have been dying for. And this is a small set but it packs so much punched. So the figures included here, of course, are the big three, Harry, Ron and Hermione. However, they're all exclusive variance because they are all wearing slytherin robes, because they do take over slithering people and additionally, they have doubles headed faces so they can turn into those characters from Slytherin. So obviously Harry and Ron turn into crab and Goil, and then Hermione is supposed to turn into millicent. Both strolls, I believe, is her name. However, she gets a cat hair and then becomes the iconic cat Hermione, and they made a brand new piece that's kind of like a helmet. It goes over a minifigure head, so it looks a little weird, but it does have the cat Hermione ears molded in with the hair. It's a great looking figure. I Love Cat Hermione here. As for Harry and Roun, they get additional hair pieces, which is very cool, and of course you can kind of recreate the scene in the movie where like they're kind of half turning back into those characters are gaining like getting their red hair and their scars back, and you can mix and match the different hair pieces and face prints, which I really love. As of course, with all these sets, like I alluded to, we are getting these twenty anniversary gold mini figures and the gold figure included with this set is Golden Harry Potter. Really cool that. Of course, the most iconic character comes in the smallest set, so he is very easy to get. As for the build itself, it's just one room of hogwarts and that, of course, is the abandoned girls bathroom where morning myrtle gets killed by the basilis way back in the day. You get one little bathroom stall where, of course, Cat Hermione can hide, which is pretty cool. The rest of the build is pretty much just the sink, or less a piece of the sink. It looks cool, has some nice kind of mirror stickers on a nice design. It's very cramped and there, but it looks pretty good and there is a playability feature where you can lift it up to go into the chamber secrets. Now, obviously the Chamber of secrets is not included in this tiny twenty dollars set. However, Lego with all of these new hogwarts sets, they made a modular system to connect them together. Now you're probably like, well, Leo, thought they did that what the other hogwarts sets? Yes, the hogwarts sets from two thousand and eighteen through two thousand and twenty have had a modular style,...

...but not in the way these sets have. Lego essentially has modernized the modular style the original hogwarts sets from two thousand and one and two thousand and two had, where they kind of stack on top of each other to build a bigger hogwarts display. They do the exact same thing here, just with some more modern building techniques. Now a lot of people were kind of mad about this because they've been kind of dedicated to this new style of hogwarts sets in the past few years and then this way doesn't really fit in with that style. And I kind of agree with you in some ways, because it's like, well, now we have these hogwart sets that are all new, but they're kind of mixed and matched and don't all fit together. However, I do love and have tons of nostalgia for this style of little vignettes that kind of stack on top of each other. And you can rearrange and make a big hogwarts display. And now that I have all of these new hogwarts sets, I'm very happy. With a display itself, I will say it doesn't look particularly attractive from the outside. The other new style of hogwarts sets do. Those sets look great from the outside. These ones don't look great from the outside, but the individual rooms themselves art full of tons of cool designs and playability, which I do really like. So I'm actually displaying this hogwarts from the inside and not from the outside, which is very interesting. And this is just one small chunk. It has no roof or anything, but it does have technic connections to connect it to other sets and it has some places you can connect it to other sets on the top and of course it can from the bottom as well. And overall, for a twenty dollar set there's a ton of stuff included here. You get some great poly juice and material, great pieces, great mini figures, two of the cards, a golden figure and, of course, a brand new mold for cat hermione's head. This set is fabulous for twenty dollars. I absolutely love it. Moving on to twice the price, here we have the hogwarts fluffy encounter a forty set with three hundred and ninety seven pieces, and this set is kind of a direct remake of the fluffy set from two thousand and one, and this set is not very good, unfortunately. I really think Lego drop the ball when it comes to this set. First off, like I said, these new style of hogwarts sets don't look great from the exterior. This set looks so plain from the exterior. Does not look like a two thousand and twenty one lego design. It's very plain and ugly and uninspired. Now when he moved to the Interior, it somehow doesn't really get that much better. There's basically the main room here, which is where fluffy is, and that's great. Obviously there's a room for fluffy. Now. The fluffy design here is not a big FIG. It is a brick built character, but does have a brand new mold for his three heads. The head mold looks fantastic. I love that. The rest of the body one there's some weird black and great pieces that stick out like sort of thumbs and make it look awfully robotic. So that's not great and it just looks weird. It doesn't look organic. It doesn't work super well as a brick built character and I think Lego should have made this a big figure, a custom creature mold like they did back in two thousand and one head looks great. Articulation is a little bit better, but besides that, nothing to write home about. And the room with fluffy is literally just a trapdoor in a completely empty room, which makes some sense, and the trapdoor does lead to Devil's snare, which legos attempt a devil snare here is like three vine pieces. It's very underwhelming. And the other room is like a balcony where you can put the brick built...

...harp, which is like comically large and looks silly to me. Not Crazy about that. And then you have one tower spire that has some stickers and some interesting pieces in the side and accessories, which are nice. But overall this is just not a very attractive looking set and it is not a great design and the mini figures, which I say for last here, are so boring. You get the big three, but they're just in typical hogwarts robes. Nothing crazy about the figures included with this set either, but of course you do get the highly collectible Golden Hermione figure, so that is nice. But all around I think this is definitely a missed opportunity of a set and one of the worst like a Harry Potter sets they have done here in recent memory, doubling in price yet again. We have the Hogsmead village visit, an eighty dollar set with eight hundred and fifty one pieces. This is our first set, of course, based off the prisoner of Ascaband, and you get two separate buildings from hogs mead. You get the three broomsticks and which's of course like the pub and hogs meade. Would they serve the iconic butter beer? And you get honey dukes as well. But before we talked about that, let's talk about the mini figures included here. You get Harry Potter and his prisoner of Azkaband street clothes. He has come in a number of sets. The rest of the characters here are pretty unique. You get mcgonagall here with her hair piece and not her hat. Uses the Suma Wrestler hairpiece and kind of a dark Tan. That works pretty well. You get Dean Thomas, who is not a super common character in Lego Harry Potter sets. He has a really nice kind of windbreaker print that I quite enjoy and the other three characters here you get Mrs flume and Mr Flume who, of course are the owners of honey Dukes, I believe, and they look great. Fantastic prints for them. And then finally you get Madam Rose Merta, I believe I'm saying that correctly, who is the owner of the three broomsticks. She uses this a garding worriver hair piece from the ghostbusters sets. She is a great looking figure as well. And for additional accessories you also get three of the chocolate frog cards for of the chocolate frog cards, which is a nice inclusion here to so overall the selection of figures here is great and of course also you get the Golden Ron Weasley collectible figure for the twenty anniversary, which I really like. As for the builds here, there are three small side builds. One is a bench with some snow, the other one is a lantern lamp post in the street, and then finally you get a small stickered sign of a serious black wanted poster. That looks pretty cool. But the side builds are just kind of to make scenery for the main builds here, which these main builds look fantastic. They're definitely a little bit undersize, obviously, but they look so, so good. In my opinion. Honey Dukes is something I've wanted to see and Lego for a very long time, since the original prisoner of Azkaband way back in two thousand and four, and I think they did a wonderful job here. Yeah, it's small on the inside, but they pack a ton of punch and there's a cool thing where some of the extra candy display stands can be removed to fit minifigures inside. That is very cool. The roof has a great shape. There's a nice storage uptop as well. Overall, great look for honey dukes. And then the three broomsticks has a nice sticker on the door for those shrunken heads, which I believe they're drunken heads, actually curse and that movie, which surprises me because it is a PG rated movie for the prisoner of Azkaband. The rest of the interior for three broomsticks looks really plain. It's very blocky and kind of looks like what you'd took an interior from like a two thousand and ten leg a Harry Potter set, looking like so not my favorite, but I love the roof again. The second floor has a nice fireplace and some...

...good additional detail and overall I think the exterior here looks a little bit better than the interior, but the interior is not something to poop Poo on. It's still pretty well done. And the price, they're not super big build so it kind of feels a little bit over priced. However, the price to part ratio is great and including the golden figure you get seven figs and this set, and a lot of them, are brand new and exclusive characters that I believe Harry Potter fans will be super excited to add to their collection. So overall I think this is definitely one of the more complete sets from this wave and it's not bogged down by the weird new style of hogwarts set. This set can stand on its own even if you have collected the older style of Lego hogwarts sets. So overall, Hogsmead village visit is a really solid set. The price range for these sets goes up drastically yet again. Not Quite double this time, but we go from eighty bucks to one hundred and thirty for the hogwarts chamber of secrets now. Ever since they started making new leg a Harry Potter sets, I have been clamoring for a new chamber of secrets. We got that awful basilisk design with the two thousand and eighteen hoguarts great all set. That was a complete joke. This set makes up for some sins of the past and gives us a new chamber of secrets that is definitely a good allusion to the two thousand and one and two thousand and two Lego Harry Potter sets. But of course the mini figures here. There are so mini figures included with this set, starting off with Harry Potter, who does include the sword of Godrick gryffindor great figure here. Surprisingly, there is no ron or Hermione, but you do get a ton of really cool hogwarts students. Obviously, when you have a chamber of secret scene you get all the characters that are petrified, and literally every single petrified character is included with this set, besides Hermione, so that's kind of interesting. But you do get Jenny Weasley here with Tom Riddles diary. That is very cool. You get Colin Creevy with his camera, which is great to see. You get a nearly headless nick glow in the dark figure. Definitely not necessary because they made a version in two thousand and eighteen, but this one does go on the dark, which is very cool. You also get a young Luna love good. She does not appear in the movie, but you know obviously she would have been at hogwarts at this time and it's cool to get a young version of the character here. That is a great addition to this set. You also get Justin Finch, fletched Lee, who is really only seen in this movie dilt during that dueling scene when Harry Potter makes a snake appear and, you know, talks parcel tongue to it. Very cool figure included as well. To the student figures here are fantastic. The adult characters are great to you do get Tom Riddle included with this set, slightly different than the version that came with the book a couple of years ago. Nice Tom Riddle figure included with this set. As for some of the professor's here you get dumbledore and a very pink robe. That looks pretty nice to me. You get Professor Lock Cart, a different version than the one that comes with the diagon alley set from two thousand and twenty. No cake for lock cart, but a nice torso print and I love his face print as well. A brand new figure that has never come and any lego Harry Potter's head before, is Professor Aurora Sinestra. She looks great. I love her hair hat combination and some great printing all around. So that is ten mini figures plus, of course, the golden mini figure of Voldemolt Volti Molte Volti Molt Voldemolt, great gold voldemort figure included here. It's kind of weird because obviously voldemort himself in this form is not in the movies until the fourth film. But overall I think it's a great figure to get in gold form. And in...

...addition you also get two Cornish pixies, which are brand new molds and I absolutely love them. So so many creatures here. There's a couple of owls included as well. And then finally you get a brick built basilisk. Now this basilisk is brick built in like the midsection, but the tail and the head are very specialized serpent looking pieces and the new head mold looks great. It's not a super big basilisk. I think it could have definitely been a little bit bigger, but overall I think it works out pretty well and is a big improvement on the other versions of the Basilisk Lego has done in the past. Moving on to the build of this set. Here the bottom floor, of course, is the chamber of secrets. You get a big brick built version of the head of Salazar Slytherin. That is a very cool design because it mimics the look of a Lego minifigure head but in a very big way, and the mouth can open up to have the basilisk slide through. That is a great detail. There's also a great use of the Ninjago serpent face piece on the side. That looks very cool. As for the rest of the bottom floor, you get this kind of small side build for the door to the chamber of secrets that uses some in Jago pieces yet again, looks pretty cool, but it also doesn't really connect to the rest of the build in a natural way, so I'm not entirely sure what that's about. And you do get a slide piece. Now for this set the slide piece is completely useless. However, if you attach the bathroom set on top, you can line the two up and jump in from the bathroom into to the slide and it goes down to the bottom floor with some bones, which is a fun accurate detail. Doesn't really work if you only get this set, but of course if you get other sets you can expand the whole thing and make it very cool, which is a nice playability function. As for the other floors, you get kind of representation of the Great Hall, which is also supposed to be kind of like the dueling classroom. Nothing crazy here. You get you dumbledore with his pedestal, with the Golden Owl, which I like, some Nice printed serial pieces and there is a feature to flip the table. So That's interesting but overall not my favorite version of the Great Hall. And then you also get the defense against the dark arts classroom, which is way too small if you ask me. I love the sticker of the portrait of lock art painting a portrait of himself. That is fantastic, but besides that just a couple of small desks, nothing crazy going on there. Up Top you do get kind of a smaller presentation of an astronomy tower with a telescope and then you get Lockhart's office with all of his self portraits and his desk. So over all, the other floors here are amazing, but I think for the most part they did a pretty good job representing the Chamber of secrets and it definitely can be expanded on and made better, considering getting the other sets, which I did do, and that definitely makes it a little bit cooler in my opinion. It's very expensive. It's not the best hogwarts set out there, but I do think for the most part it was a win. Moving on from that, now we have all of the retail exclusive sets from the twenty anniversary, but also include gold figures. I believe this set was an exclusive at target, and that is hogwarts wizard chess. It includes the big three here, but in their specialized outfits they wear during this wizard chess scene in the movie. I love the look of these figures, they're all exclusive and that it's a great inclusion. And you get the gold figure here of Snape, a great character to get in this form, which is very cool. Three of the cards are included as well, and...

...the build is literally a chessboard. This set has one of the goodest play features of all time because it's a sixty four by sixty four chessboard with every single piece. So literally you can actually recreate the scene from the movie of playing chess, but you can also just use it as a chess board itself and played the real game of chess and Lego form if you want to. And I especially love the ponds using the two thousand and eleven mining helmet piece. That is a very fun part. Usage the rest of the chess pieces are a little bit small. I think they could have been slightly bigger to be more accurate to the film. Not Crazy about that. You can't really put Ron convincingly on one of the nights. It's not amazing in my opinion, but overall it gets the job done. It looks very cool and it's just a fun novelty to have this set. And this set was a great deal. Sixty Bucks, eight hundred and seventy six pieces. That is a fantastic priced apart ratio, you get four really good figures and you get a very large and playable chess board. I really love all of that about this set. So this set here is a win and my opinion, finally, for kind of normal sets, we have the hogwarts first flying lesson a thirty dollar set with two hundred and sixty four pieces. That was a retail exclusive at coals. Coals has only been selling Lego for a couple of years now. Ever, since toys are as kind of shut down, they kind of jumped in and try to sell some Lego for themselves and they had their first ever exclusive lego set with this one. Now, this set here is part of the twenty anniversary collection. You get two of the chocolate frog cards. You get a gold figure of professor coral. Um. I don't understand this one. I mean Professor Coral, I believe, is the first lego figure ever to have a double sided face. So He's important for the history of Lego and he is an important villain as character in the original movie. But I feel like there are so many other characters that could have gotten gold figures and they gave one to coral over, I don't know, like serious black. That's just one character, or maybe DRACO malfoy. I don't know, man. It feels very weird to me that quarrel is one of the nine characters that got an anniversary figure. The rest of the figures include with this set here one there's no Harry Potter, which they are very few like a Harry Potter sets. It did not include Harry Potter and Harry Potter is in this scene in the movie, so it's kind of weird that he's not included with this set. But you do get a young version of Neville long bottom, a young version of DRACO malfoy and then Madame hoops here, who was a little bit different from the pack. She came in earlier in like two eighteen nineteen, I believe, for Bricktober, and she looks very good and has a great double sided face. So the figures are good. It's just weird to not include Harry Potter. Now the build of this set here is a small exterior piece of hogwarts. There's some transparent clear rods to make the figures look like they're flying on broomsticks and you do get a number of broomsticks included here. And you also get all of the quidditch gear, including like the snatch and all the budger's and quaffolds and all that fun stuff. So that is very cool. You also get a printed head piece that's a transparent clear color of the remember which, of course, noble holds in the film. That is a great piece included here and there's an additional figure kind of of the statue that nivel gets kind of caught on with the two swords. That is all cool and the exterior actually looks really good. And the weird thing is this is in the style of the other hogwarts sets. This set is the style of the two thousand and eighteen to two thousand and twenty hogwarts sets and can connect to those. It does have removable roofs, but besides that it's not really the style of these other new hogwarts sets and doesn't really connect to them in a natural way. So it's very odd to me that...

...this set doesn't fit with these other sets. But it's still under the twenty anniversary line and comes with a twenty anniversary figure. I don't know, very weird inconsistency with this set. Now the interior of the set here has a very nice trophy case with James Potter's name on it, which of course, Harry Potter sees. There's also some storage as well on the inside and an opening door. So over all a pretty solid three dollar set, but it doesn't quite fit with the rest of this collection, which makes me slightly more iffy on it very, very bizarre if you ask me. But there is only one more twenty anniversary set that comes with gold figures. Before we talk about that, there's another set that is not include gold figures and it was a recent promotion and that is the Griffin door dorm. Has a hundred and forty eight pieces and it comes with two bunk beds, young versions of Harry and Ron that are available in other sets, and you basically get this big eight by eight piece you can put all of the different wizard cards and then there are four wizard cards and lad with this set. So this essentially is just a fun way to display all of your chocolate frog wizard cards. Besides that, the build is something to write home about, but it does fit the style of the rest of the sets. So it was a nice addition to add with the overall bigger hogwarts thing. And this would have been a pretty solid twenty dollar set and ended up being a very solid promotional set as well. And this set that I bought to get that promotional set is one of the biggest, like a Harry Potter sets of all time and that is the hogwarts icons collectors. Addition a two hundred and fifty dollar set with three thousand and ten pieces. This set is really weird and it's hard set to describe. It's essentially real scale. I think it's guess the way to put it. It is not mini FIG scale. It is almost to scale with like real people from a bunch of different items from the Harry Potter films that are iconic. Obviously. That's why it's called hogwarts icons. And there's one main build that is a bunch of smaller builds kind of stack on top of each other to make this big display, and then there's a number of side builds. The side builds here one you get a brick built chocolate frog. That looks very cool and I really do love the design. You get a brick built version of Harry Potter's glasses. They don't have lenses but you can wear them, which is really fun. You get a small little vial of Felix fellecies, which is a course appears in Harry Potter and the half blood prints. Very cool little piece included there. And then you get four different kind of potions included here. One of them is pologue potion. You also get Gillie will weed and a couple of other ingredient potions that are kind of weird because they are like transparent clear bottles with stickers on them and you put a bunch of stud pieces inside to look like liquid. That is very interesting. And then the main build here is the bottom base of it, is Tom ridle's diary, which is a pretty cool design. They make really good use of some pieces to give it kind of that like book page esthetic. On the diary is a brick built version of Harry POTTER'S ICONIC WAND. That is very cool. And then also on that build you can have a hogwarts scarf kind of appearing underneath it and they give you options to make the scarf and whatever color your house is. So I'm a Raven Claw, so I built mine and kind of the gray and blue color, but of course you can do it in Griffin doorsill there in our hobble puff as well. So that is a cool customizable play feature. So you get that. On top of the diary you get two more books secked up. One is kind of dark blue and gray, the other one is dark red and dark Tan. There is kind of like a little crate where you can hold those potions I mentioned before, which is neat and then there's also a small brick built golden snitch kind of flying off to the side and the main build is a large...

...version of head wig in brick built form. Now, yes, a couple of years ago, I said it was just last year between twenty the did make that other brick built version of HEADWIG. This one is very different. It is much, much bigger and looks a lot less mechanical than that version. Does Not have the fun wing play feature, but it has a great head design that can move three hundred sixty degrees and there are lots of points of articulation throughout his tail, wing and his legs and it looks very, very cool. And he is holding a hogwarts acceptance letter, which are those big eight by sixteen plates that has some nice exclusive prints on them and it says dear blank. So I guess you can write your own name and I'm not going to day my fine lego piece by right in my name in but it is an option and it has all the text printed on there in the bottom it has professor mcgonagall's signature. That is all very cool. So a really cool big Ming Bill. This is on top of my Harry putter shelf and it looks very neat. But one of the main reasons I got this set is to complete the twenty anniversary collection of Harry Potter minifigures. You get three different gold figures in this set. You Get mcgonagall, you get Haggrid and you get professor Dumbledore. Now dumbledore has his own version of basically what looks like the chocolate frog card in the movie, built up in three dimensions and Lego form. And they also include an extended giant display base for all these figures. So if you have all the other figures from other sets, you can put all nine on this base for one big long display and it looks pretty sweet. In my opinion. Is Death are going to be one of like the headland displays for my Lego Harry Potter collection. So that is very, very cool. And this set overall was a really fun build, a very unique build. I don't love this kind of stuff as compared to mini figure scale stuff, but over all I still think it is extremely cool. And that is it for the twenty anniversary of Lego Harry Potter sets. What do you think about this collection? Lego went all out. They gave us a ton of cool stuff for lego Harry Potter this year and I had a lot of fun collecting it and recording this episode. And please let me know how you thought this episode was. I'm being completely honest, I haven't listened to the recording back again. I feel like I was a little bit off and stumble a little bit more without my extensive notes, but let me know if you think this is a good enough style for me to can continue doing or if I should go back to my original style. This could just be a one off experimental episode, but thank you so much for listening today's episode of Brick Ology. Please go find me online, follow this podcast, follow all my basic other platforms on the Internet. Thank you so much for listening. Have a fantastic rest of your day, week, month, whatever it is for you. PEA stops. God bless bye. Bye.

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