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Episode · 11 months ago

LEGO Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

After a huge push in the first few waves of LEGO Harry Potter, the 4th installment in the series saw a huge step back with a limited run of sets back in 2005 and remakes from 2019. How is the quality of the Goblet of Fire sets from LEGO? Stream the latest episode of Brickology to find out! 

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. Part might know me is Lego. We are Lego lead through tonight and from facebook, instagram, twitter, Youtube, Patreney name, I'm all over this thing we call the Internet and this is the brick Ology podcast, the study of small plastic bricks. Thank you so much for joining me today. It is so hot. I record in the closet because I don't have a crazy podcasting studio yet, hopefully in the future, and there is no vents in my closet and it's a North Carolina and it's the summer and it's like one hundred degrees outside and I am burning up, burning enough for this podcast, but it's worth it because I gets a record brick ology for all of you and we are almost done with season five. This is episode fifty seven of Brick Ology. That's so many episodes. I cannot believe we've been at this far. The streams have been doing really well. I love the feedback I've been getting on this podcast. Thank you all. Seriously, I need to just give you guys so much thanks. I wouldn't be able to do this without you. Thank you to everybody who supports me and this show, who is a fan or a listener of this podcast. I really do appreciate it and that's what keeps me going. Now I do kind of have an announcement. The podcast will keep going, don't worry, but some future episodes might get delayed in the schedule, might be altered a little bit, and I will be sure to let all of you know about that. The reason I can't really say yet. I will reveal it at some point in the future, but I can't really say yet. But there are some big things happening in my life that might end up kind of altering the flow of brick oology. But do not fret, the show's not getting canceled or anything. I'm not going to take a two month highest like I did when I have my internship back in the day. Don't worry, I'm going to try my hardest to get you guys as much brick ology content as I possibly can. And they're still our few topics left for this season that I can't wait to talk about. And this week it's another installment and one of my many different miniseries here at brick ology. This series I started in season two when I talked about the first Harry Potter stuff based off the sorcerer's last philosopher stone. This is the fourth Harry Potter episode, which means we're halfway done with Harry Potter after today and obviously means it's the fourth Harry Potter movie, which is the Goblet of fire. I'm very excited to talk about this. I know this is a very popular Harry Potter film and I am joked talking about the Lego sets from this film. But first, before we get started, to shamelessly plug myself, go like my facebook page. Follow me on instagram. I post updates of the show over there all the time. Definitely go check that out, follow me on twitter, subscribe to my Youtube Channel and maybe consider becoming a patreon supporter. Any donation, literally like one buck a month, goes a long way for more content like this being released. Additionally, I have a couple of other podcasts. I have one called the very manly my butt show that I host the buddy of mine from college. That should have a third episode coming out here very, very soon. I also have my entertainment and pop culture podcast called, are you not? That is streaming on spotify and Apple. Both of those podcasts are streaming and you can follow them on Instagram as well. Are you not? As about entertainment and pop culture? I talked about stuff like the new low key TV series, newly releases like Black Wadow, Star Wars, all that fun stuff. So go check out those podcasts if you want more of my beautiful voice. But that's all it is for shameless plase. Let's now transition and talk about Lego, Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire. If you're a longtime listener of the show, you know the drill. I give a little bit of backstory to whatever we are talking about before I move on to the products that, like a made themselves. If you're a first time listener, I would suggest go listening to my other lego Harry Potter episodes. You get a lot more information about the history of Lego, Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Lego,...

...all those brands together. They'll give so much do the context to the rest of this episode, because I don't want to waste your time and reiterate stuff I've already said in the past, but here is a really really brief summation if you are first time listeners to give you just a hint of context, but definitely go stream those episodes as well. Lego really pumped a lot into their first few years for Harry Potter, which makes sense. The movies were a Hu mongus deal in the early and there was tons of merchandising, including big waves of Lego sets. and to even kind of add to that, each of the first three waves of Harry Potter sets, the first three movies, the philosopher, sorcerer stone, the Chamber of secrets and the prisoner of Ascuban, which are the episodes I've already done on brick oology. All of those got at least ten sets, if not up to fifteen sets, and their initial waves and following ways. So there are really big push for Harry Potter, which makes what I'm about to say very shocking. Goblet of fire, which came out just one year after the prisoner of Azkaban, only got four sets. We went from ten sets for the prisoner of Ascuband, if you include the poly bag for the miniature night bus, ten sets, double digit sets, to less than five. We only got four sets. Now this can be attributed to a couple of things. There's no real confirmed reason why. They're just kind of my theories and some of the People's theories that I have looked up online. Essentially, Lego was in the midst of their dark age. I've mentioned this a number of times on brick ology. Lego in the late s early to mid two thousands was not doing too hot. It was definitely a low point for the company in their sales weren't great and apparently the sales were pretty low for the sets based off the prisoner of Azkaband and the reason I've heard the reason that why those sales weren't good for prison of Ascuban is because Lego made sets in two thousand and one and two thousand and two for Harry Potter and then in two thousand and three there was no new Harry Potter movie because no new movie came out and meeting there were no new sets for Harry Potter that year did not continue the theme into two thousand and three. So they had a pretty long break between Harry Potter movies, meaning there was a long break between lego merchandise based off said movies, and then they kind of, you know, come up with the big way with prisoner Asku band sets in the summer of two thousand and four. The coincide with that movie, but some of the audience that kind of lost interest in Lego and legos marketing for it at the time was extremely poor. I've mentioned this before in the prisoner of askumant episode and some episodes of Star Wars. For some reason, and like two thousand and four, two thousand and three, Lego decide to make all of their boxes look the exact same. They all had this really generic kind of blue border and then had like one logo to differentiate it from all the other lego products. But all the boxes look the same. Who did not look Harry Potter specific at all, which I definitely think probably hurt some sales because people really didn't know exactly what was going on and they were not good looking on shelves. So, like I said, none of this is really confirmed, which is a theory of mine, but that is maybe the reason why prisoner of ascupan sets might have sold poorly. And then Lego looked at the sales for prisoner of asking band sets I was like well, shoot, well, we're going to do let's only do a small way for goblet of fire and it gets even worse from their. Stay tuned for the next Harry Potter Episode About Order the Phoenix and then the half blood prints. It's going to completely collapse from there and Harry Potter's lego history gets very muddled from that point, which is very, very strange. So those are some weird details about kind of why there are only a few sets in the initial wave based off goblet of fire. Now, thankfully, Lego actually fixed an issue they had, like I mentioned with those prisoner of Azcaband sets, and that is giving the sets a movie specific box art, which was very cool. Now there were no small sets from this line. Every set was up some Subsett of value. The smallest one was twenty and the biggest one was fifty. So a bunch of medium size sets and...

...obviously these sets were kind of rare. They didn't make a big push for them and there weren't too many of them meeting. They are super expensive now, completely shut up in value. It's hard to find these sets new sealed, the mini figures, the creatures, all the exclusive mold and that fun stuff. It's really hard to find. So these sets are very very valuable and I personally don't own any of them. I really wish I did. I wasn't super into Lego Harry Potter at this specific point in time, so I did not get any of these sets and I regret that tremendously. And one more weird note about this way was there are no hogwarts sets. that a single section of the hogwarts castle came out with this wave, which I believe makes it the only wave of Lego Harry Potter ever to do that. I might have two fact check myself, but I believe that's correct. There's never been another way of Harry Potter that not have hogwarts in some shape or form, which is very bizarre. So those are kind of the specific details in the history of leg of Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire. Let's now jump in and talk about that first goblet of firewave in two thousand and five. Our first goblet of fire set here is the rescue from the Murr people. This was the smallest set of the bounch and actually, to this day is still the smallest goblet of fire set in terms of peace count and it is the rescue from the Mer people. Was Twenty dollars with a hundred and seventy five pieces. The figures included here now with a lot of these old goblet of fire sets, these figures are completely exclusive to all these sets because they have very specific variants of popular and new Harry Potter characters and some creatures alike, making the value go up yet again. So the first figure in this set here is Harry Potter. Obviously Harry Potter comes in almost every lego Harry Potter set, but this is the Gilly weed version of Harry Potter. After in the movie, unlike the book. In the book, I believe, Dabby gives Harry the Gillie weed, but in the film Neville gives Harry Gillie weed which, when he eats it, it basically gives him gills and flippers like he is a fished man. It's kind of a weird seem the movie, but I think it works out pretty well and Lego recreated that here with this Harry Potter figure who has the Gills printed on his face, which is a completely exclusive Harry Potter face print it. Additionally, he does have flippers that were molded and orange. They really should have been a skin tone. It looks a little bit off to me. Another thing that looks off is his legs. His legs were basically the Lego waiste piece and black and then kind of plane flesh colored legs with no additional printing, making it look like he's kind of just wearing a Speedo, which is not really what he wears in the movie. I think they could have done something different with the legs here. Looks a little bit awkward in my opinion. I'm assuming now look up, probably due mold, the legs to them look a little bit better, but back in the day it looked very, very strange. One more detail about this Harry Potter figure and the other hairy figures from this first line of Goblet of fire sets, as he uses the same hairpiece Lego introduced with for Harry Potter back in the day and like I love that hair piece of worked pretty well for the first few ways of Harry Potter sets, but in this movie Harry's got long hair. He legitimately has hair like down to his shoulders and this is not a long hairpiece. It looks very inaccurate to me. So that is definitely a missed opportunity on legos part. Now the other figures, including with this set we get Ron Weasley and Hermione granger, who are in some relatively plain hogwarts robes. However, both of them have a sleeping faces because in the film, if you remember, they basically take somebody who matters to one the champions. So, for example, they take Harry's best friend Ron and put him at the bottom the lake, when you think of it as a pretty messed up thing to do to a person, and then they take hermione grange, who is Victor Crumb's most valuable person because he has a big crush on her, and put her at the bottom of the lake. So it's cool to get variants of those characters here. That is really nice. And speaking of Victor Crumb, you get him in this set with an awesome headpiece. Then, of course, is his shark headpiece, because the way he breathes under water is by shape shifting the top...

...half of his face into a shark. Not really sure how that works, but it looked pretty cool in the movie. Especially love the scene when he shapes shifts back into a human. It's a hilarious looking see your minds me those like animorph books back in the day, and it's a very cool figure that comes an exclusive shark head mold only in this set. That's molded in kind of a sandy blue color and has some great mold of details. A really cool figure. And one more figure included with this said here, of course, is a Mer person, a really creepy figure using the old murmail tailpiece that is in dark green. Her skin is gray and her hair is kind of dark red. Very creepy figure and I really hope Lego kind of remakes this set at some point to get a more updated version of some of these characters. In five figures for a twenty dollar set is an absolutely fantastic value. However, about half the characters from this scene are still missing. We don't have our other two champions in floor, delaqueur and said your degree, and we don't have the people they're trying to rescue as well. So it's very confusing. I've definitely think that kind of mess this up a little bit in terms of accuracy, but this is a small set, so I get why there aren't as many figures as there are in the actual scene. As for the builds of this set, get small renditions of the underwater platforms from the movie divided into three different distinct sections. The first one is a small stare will that leads up to a platform with a crab piece that can fold up to reveal a hidden knife, and there's also a trapdoor piece without the door that's raised up with an octopus on it. Now these creatures don't really make sense. These are like deep sea creatures. This is in a lake, so not really sure why exactly they have these creatures here, but I guess it kind of helps to set the underwater scene in some ways. The Second Section is very small and it has some rocks with a seaweed piece and has a little cave with a Red Scorpion on the inside. I'm guessing this Red Scorpion is supposed to be a lobster, and honestly it works out pretty well because those creatures in real life look fairly similar. And there is a technic rod on the back of this cave that you can push and it will launch the lobster Scorpion piece out of there, which is a fun, I'll be it, very simple playability feature. And the third section is kind of the main section here where you can put Ron and her mind is stand as the champions to rescue them, and there's a feature that can launches them out like it happens in the movie. It's definitely a little bit Finnicky, but I like the effort here and there are some very cool dark green and dark blue colors being used and I think it kind of captures that underwater esthetic pretty well. Additionally, there's a one final build for this said that, it is a small side build of a rowboat. That is an add almost nothing to the remainder of this set. Definitely a wasted side build in my opinion, but overall a decent set that I just wish were a little bit bigger and honestly, lego remake this please. We all want to remake of this set. Make it way bigger. Had maybe the above see platforms included, include like ten figures, it could be an awesome like eighty two, one hundred doll set. I think this set should be a bigger set and I really hope like a remakes it at some point here in the near future. Next up here is the thirty dollar, five hundred and forty eight piece set. Yes, that is actually the price or piece of this said, the price for piece here is off the charts good. And this is the graveyard duel after the third Maze Challenge, which in the film. Now the figures included here are Harry Potter in his final challenge outfit, which is a torser part that is split in the middle between red and black, a very goodlooking hairy figure, again with an inaccurate hair piece. You also get the first ever appearance of Voldemort in Lego form, besides the Tom Middle figure and the back of Lupe's head, but like the main version of Voldemort here is included in. It's a very cool looking figure. He has a glow in the dark head similar to this snake figures, and it still doesn't really makes sense why there should be a glow in the dark head here, but you know what, I'll kind of it it slide because voldemort dead had a very like creepy white skin in the movies. I think the glow in the dark actually works out a little bit better for this character, and he has a...

...cloth Cape piece. You also be lucious mouthfoy kind of in this set, technically leguatus or ferces figure as a quote unquote death eater, but it does had the lucious Malfoy headpiece. I'm just going to go ahead and assume this is actually supposed to be malfoy himself. And finally, you get a Peter pedigrew figure, which is the first ever appearance of this character in Lego form, and a couple of skeletons are included as well to help kind of set the scene for this graveyard dual. Interesting liquor does not include set your degree in this set. Obviously he infamously dies in this scene, which would be a pretty morbid figure to include with this set, but it's also a notable exclusion in the figure line up for accuracy sake. Now, as for the builds of this set, there are a lot of built in this set. Most of them are tombstones, which makes sense because this is a graveyard. The main one, of course, is for Tom Riddle, which has a creepy wigged skeleton at the back and features a playbility feature for voltimort to rise out of the ground, which is pretty fun. There's three additional tombstones included as well. One is pretty decent in size and features a playability function where a skeleton can pop up out of it. The other two are kind of small and they have these hinges that can fold back to reveal a lego skeleton on a sticker underneath it, which I found to be a very interesting playability function and little added detail that Lego through and there. There's also a gait included with this set which helps set the scene and the front doors can open and it does have some hinges of its own, so it kind of wraps around, kind of setting the scene a game. This think a little bit more shape, which I do enjoy. Additionally, you get a mausoleum in the say like makes sense for a graveyard. Not much detail here's some clips on the wall, has some tools and a trash can. The trash can kind of throws me off. It feels very out of place with this set, but I don't mind the design for this mausoleum at all. It looks pretty good in the background. You also get a wagon in this set, which feels kind of ran into me, but of course it has four wheels and it can roll around. And finally, you get a creepy looking tree with no leaves and it features some black owls, some bats and a spider on our just kind of adding to the Halloween ask esthetic of this set. Overall. This is a great display scene and has great pubblity functions, really good mini figures included and so much stuff is in this set. The fact this set was only thirty dollars back in the day for the other pieces included here is ridiculous to me. And clearly this set had an effect on you as well, because this was voted the best Lego Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire set and honestly, looking at a lot of these sets here, it's really hard for me to disagree with that because it's said, is pretty much great and every single individual category, especially for its time, this is a fantastic set. The next set, which is also thirty dollars with two hundred and sixty five pieces, so almost three hundred less parts for the same prize compared to the last set which is talked about, is Harry and the Hungarian Horn tail. This it includes Harry Potter in a special road for this challenge. You also get a new version of Dumbledore and you get our first ever appearance of Madey Moody in Lego form. Very cool mini figures included here and obviously the main kind of figure here is a big fig creature design for the Hungarian Horn tail itself. This is a special mold. It has nice shaping for the head, with a great print for his eye, and I'm really glad like a used print for this character because before most of the Harry Potter creatures had kind of molded designed. It was nice to see a printed one here. It features big dragon wings often seen in castle sets, and there's no movement besides the wings and the jaw, but it looks very accurate. It has a nice shape overall, especially for a two thousand and five model. As for the builds of this set, you get the stadium,...

...which is made mostly from Big Ugly Rock Pieces, Aka burps as they're known in the Lego community. There is a catapult that can launch Harry on his broom, which is a pretty average play buddy feature. There's also a small platform with the Golden Egg, which was a pretty cool piece included here, and then, of course you get these stands, which seats for Dumbledore and mightim Moody and the entire thing can be knocked over, just like it happens in the movie, which is a pretty fun play ability function. And the build this set was accurate enough. I mean it kind of resembles the think from the movie, which ultimately is just a stadium with a lot of rocks in it, but it doesn't make for a super attractive looking build. So clearly the highlight of this set is the Dragon. If it weren't for the Dragon, that set would be pretty ugly, but the dragon definitely helps and makes this set all around. The final set from two thousand and five four Lego Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire is the dorm string ship. This is the biggest set of the bunch. It is fifty five, hundred and fifty pieces and includes to mini figures. It comes with Victor Crumb, not the shark version, just the normal version of Victor Crumb, and we also get eager carcaff, the only ever appearance of that character in Lego form. And that is all she wrote for the figures in this set. It's a rare Harry Potter set to not include Harry Potter, which, honestly, it is accurate. Harry should not be on this ship, so it makes sense not to include him here, but it's still kind of weird. It's kind of strange to me we only get two figures in this set. It definitely stands a little bit lacking for a fifty dollars set. As for the build of this set, you get the ship and it's a very large ship. According to bricks it's about twenty three inches tall, which is really big for a set of this price. It has all the essentials you'd expect from a ship of this sort. You have a hole and deck made some very specialized pieces. The deck has a plank, like any good ship of this sort. It looks very nice from the outside. There are some really good colors being used here, including a combination of black, gray, Tan, light blue and dark red. Really Fun and unique color scheme that I quite like a lot. And, like I said, it's a very tall build. It has really big masks that were quite huge and kind of bent over like they are in the film. The back section has some knights of bridge areas as well and a few different levels. You can actually lift the top level off and it kind of swings open to reveal a nice interior, some shelves and tables and storage, and there's some more hidden storage underneath that as well. Over all, a great set. It looks really good for the time and I really hope, kind of like the other set from this line with the Murk people, I want Lego to remake this at some point in time. And speaking of remakes, our next set of sets includes a couple of remakes of these sets and then some other scenes from goblet of fire. But it took fourteen years for us to get any more stuff from this movie, a very large gap in between sets based off this film. But let's transition talking about the more modern Lego Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire sets. One weird fact is all the sets from the goblet of fire released either in two thousand and five or two thousand and nineteen. No other year has any goblet of fire specific sets just from that film. Technically, the two thousand and twenty, like a Harry Potter avan calendar, is based off the yell ball but it also has some references to things that aren't, you'll ball specific, so we're not going to include that on this list. Just goblet of fire specific things here today. And the first one is the thirty dollar, two hundred and sixty five piece set of the Hungarian horntail try wizard challenge, and at that price and piece count sounds similar, is the exact same prize in the exact same piece count as the set from two thousand and five that is absolutely insane to me. I can't think of any two LEGO sets based off the exact same scene for that to happen. That's a ridiculous coincidence,...

...in my opinion. I cannot believe that's how it ended up. Now, the figures included here were actually different and this is a slightly different rendition of this scene. The figures here you get Harry Potter and his challenge outfit and finally he has an accurate length of hair. He has a long hair piece in this set, which is great to see, and he has mid legs, which are introduced for the reboot of Harry Potter and two thousand and eighteen. It's basically in between short legs and long legs, kind of like teenager size legs, which is very cool. You also get setter degree in this set, who has huffle pup style quidditch robes. Really Nice to get him here. You also get Victor Crumb in this set, has a great torso print and a hair piece that makes no sense to me and a face that's reused from other lego themes. That does not resemble the the actor at all. In the movie Victor Crumb has like facial hair and basically a buzz cut. He has very noticeable hair and the lego figure and no facial hair and eyebrows that don't match his hair color. It's a terrible face print. Leg I really dropped the ball on not giving us a new face print for Victor Crumb here. Additionally, you also get floor de Liqueur, our first ever appearance of this character and Lego Forum, and she looks pretty solid and has a torso with a great print here. That looks pretty cool. She does reuse some faces and hair pieces, but I think it works out pretty well for this character. Now the builds of this set. You get a small side tent build which is accurate in shape to the movie but not in scale. It's very, very downsize. It does open up to reveal a bed in a small table with some cuts and some stickers with logos on the wall, and that is it. Nothing to write home about here, and it's all made in a really plain tan color. Now the main build of this set is the Dragon, and it is a build. This is not a big FIG creature design. This is a brick built dragon. There is no stadium in this set really besides a very small piece of it with the Golden Egg and a train for the Dragon. I love the Golden Egg here. It's kind of a metallic gold color reases that piece from the angry bird sets. That is a great inclusion. But no other semblance of the stadium is included here. And the Dragon. It has way more articulation than the version from two thousand and five. They used Mixel ball joints, EXO forced joints, bionical joints and all sorts of hinge connection pieces to get this thing ample amount of movement, which is Great. His Jack and open up. There's so much posability here, which is fantastic for playability sake. Now some of the joint pieces are kind of gray and stand out to me, but besides that it looked really good and I especially love kind of these spikes they have for his details here, and they actually re use the exact same wing pieces from the two thousand and five olders in a sightly different color, which works out well here as well. But then there's the the head. The head, oh my gosh, they you basically re use a headpiece from the fantastic beat set and the headpiece in Pantaca beast is supposed to be for these bird like creatures. Not a dragon, a bird, and it's got a beak and looks very birdie to me and it does not look anything like a dragon. And just spite, legos graphic designers working their butts off and giving us a really good print that does resemble the Dragon. It's still at the right shape. It looks way too small and isn't accurate at all. I think it looks awful. It's a humongous dropped ball and I don't understand why, because they given us so many new creature molds for other Harry Potter sets and for some reason the Hungarian hartail, one of the most iconic creatures from Harry Potter, doesn't get that treatment at all. They should have given us a specialized head mold. It would have looked fantastic and me this set so much better. But as it stands, we got an absolutely disgrace of a head for this dragon. I hate that about this set and I really think Lego drop the ball here. So overall I kind of hate this set. It's...

...one of the worst Harry Potter sets Lego has ever made. It has good Mani figures and it wasn't a bad value, but the dragon was just the hume Mongot disappointment. I was waiting for a Renake of this dragon for many years and Lego to not deliver with a here that is definitely a bad egg. Among these lego Harry Potter sets. A much better set is a twenty dollar set called the rise of Voldeme wort, with one hundred and eighty four pieces. This set includes the figures here of Harry Potter in his final challenge outfit and Weird and never'm actually made a set of the final challenge just this scene in direction made a maze set, which is kind of interesting if you ask me. You also get voldemort in this set, who was no longer glow in the dark but does look very cool, and a baby version of him is included, which is a hilarious printed piece. I love the inclusion of baby voldemort in this set. Additionally, you also get Peter Pettigrew in this set, who is a great update of the character. They nailed the face print for him, and you get a death eater in this set, who has a great face print, and this is just kind of a generic Diet Theater, is not supposed to be any specific character. So it's basically the exact same figures as the two thousand and five set, which I find pretty interesting. As for the builds of this set, you get a very large and nice representation of Tom Riddle's tombstone here, which is an improvement on the two thousand and five version, and it does have a grim reaper looking character that can hold Harry and place, just like in the movie, which is a nice playability function and a good function for display as well. It's also kind of a small terrain style platform and has a feature for Voldemort to rise out of the ground and it does have the cauldron here, which is kind of the spelled the youth to bring voltimort back to life. With the baby voldemort piece, you also get a bone, a hand which is Peter Pecker's hand, and a red translucent eyepiece which I'm assuming it supposed to be a drop of blood like in the movie, which is pretty dark like it doesn't no normally include anything like blood related in their sets, so that's pretty dark for Lego, which I really do like. As for the side builds, here get some small tombstones. One has the deathly hallow symbol on it and there's also a brick built goblet of fire included here that I think looks pretty good, but not super accurate and my opinions. So overall it's not as good as the original version because it's not nearly as expansive, but for a twenty dollar set has great playability functions it looks really good on display. This was a great twenty dollar set, but it kind of pals a comparison to the original version. Our next set here is actually a brand new thing Lego had never made in all their years making Harry Potter sets at this point in time, and that is the Bobaton carriage arrival at hogwarts. This was a fifty dollar set with four hundred and thirty pieces, and include the figures here of floor Delacour in her light blue suit with the hat that she wears in the film, the kind of outfit that all these characters are introduced to us with makes all the hogwarts teenage boys fawn over a very good looking figure. You also get her little sister, Gabrielle, who has a double sided face where she is sleeping, which is odd to me because it made a new face print for this character and she's sleeping because in the movie she's the person floor has to try and rescue from the Mer people. So basically that's kind of hinting at like a making a new Mr people set. But it's been two years since this set was released and we still have no updates on a potential remake of the Murr people set. So it's tbd if we're ever going to get that set. But they have the perfect face print here for this Gabrielle character. So kind of interesting and hopefully that means that some point we actually get that set and Lego form. Also included with this set here is our first ever appearance of Madame Max sine, the head mistress of the Boboton, and this is a very, very, very cool figure that uses a long slope piece as her dress because she is a very tall woman in the movie, as Shamas says. Oh that's one tall lady, very cool...

...looking figure, and she has a black hair piece, which I normally wouldn't note, but we'll talk about that here at just a second with the next set on this list. Additionally, you get Hagrid in this set, who is an exclusive version of Hagrid wearing a tie. Now this is not actually accurate to this scene. He wears the tie in a different scene at the you'll ball and I'm not really sure why it's actually decide to include this version here, but it's a nice variant to get in this set. Not that the exact same haggard figure we've gotten in other sets. Now there is no Harry Potter included with this set, so yet again another Lego Harry Potter set without Harry Potter himself, which is very interesting. As for the build of this set, you get the carriage, which is basically a horse drawn or this case a pegasus drawn carriage that can fly, and they have basically just the normal lego horse pieces introduced with the Lord the Ring Sets Act Two thousand and twelve, with some added wings. That looks very cool, and the carriage itself looks amazing. It's made out of light blue, dark red, gold and Tan. It's very ornate and design and it uses some fantastic studs, not on top AKA SNOT techniques, to accomplish its shape and it has some stickers. It all looks very good and actually has some pretty good playability function as well. You can take off the roof that kind of folded up to basically represent the anterior, have a little tea time, some space for a mini figures and it makes her a nice little display scene and the back section actually has a small crate with storage for your tea cuffs. So very, very cool overall. Definitely a random scene for Lego to make, but I think they nail with the design and I was honestly a blown away with the build here. One of my favorite Harry Potter designs out there. It's a really good set. Last but certainly not least, here is finally a hogwarts set to talk about from the Harry Potter sets based off the Goblet of fire, and that is the hogwarts clock tower. This set was ninety nine hundred and twenty two pieces, so a very good value and all of the figures included here are in there. You'll ball attired. This is a you'll ball specific sets. You get Harry Potter and his dress robes, get ron weasley in his iconic kind of ugly dress robes. That looks very cool. You get Hermione here and obviously one of the most legendary parts that movie is seeing Hermione in her pink dress for the you'll ball, and it's a great looking figure out the exclusive hair piece and they actually to kind of faith with the mid legs size of these characters. They printed her dress onto a brick piece, which I think actually ended up working out pretty well. You also get our three additional champions here such such a degree in his dress robes. You get Victor Crume here with a red jacket and first scarf, but still has that awful face and hair combination that looks nothing like Victor Crumb and the movies. You get floor Delacour here, who uses a dress piece from the solo sets that was introduced in two thousand and eighteen. It's actually a gray dress and in my opinion, floors dress and Universe looks pretty average. I think you could have picked something a little bit better for this occasion. You also get dumbledore here in exclusive very with some violet robes. That looks really nice. And you get Madam Max sine wearing a white and pink dress and she has a brown hair piece here, which is weird because Mana Max sine in the last set. We just talked about had a black hair piece and those sets are released at the same time, so I've no idea why. But for some reason the two different Mada Mac sine figures Lego made at this point in time have completely different colored hair pieces. Very strange inconsistency between those two figures. And as for the built of this set in particular, you get the hogwarts clock tower. Now the clock tower does appear briefly in like one or two shots in goblet of fire. I always think all the clock tower being iconic from the prisoner of ascaband. This section the castle is very prominent in prisoner of Azkaband, so it kind of makes more sense. I should have been our prisoner of Azkaband set, but I'm not really going to...

...complain too much about that. And we did get our last version of this clock tower in the prisoner of ascaband wave in two thousand and four. Kind of just adding to my little thing about this being a more prisoner of Azkaband centric structure in the films. But this is a goblet of fire specific set. The exterior here it's a very nice size. It has some great shaping from the outside and of course the clock uses some printed dish pieces and a small printed cats in America Shield piece with some really ornate and awesome looking graphic designs on there. I really love the clocks included with this set. If you also get a couple of side sections here. For this clock tower, there is kind of a wrap around section with a small turret and this, of course, can connect to other hogwarts set and then kind of transistution to the interior of this set, which first off, our first kind of main thing you see in the interior is a small rendition of the you'll ball itself, which has an interesting feature us and kind of those flat gear pieces introduced with the Lego movie part two sets that kind of spin around, making it look like the characters are dancing, which is a really cute and fun playability function, and it has kind of the Whitey snow esthetic of the you'll ball. That looks really cool and actually a couple of tables with that kind of esthetic and a Christmas tree are included on the side as well, which helps set the scene and I really do like that. The rest of the inside features the girls bathroom with a big bath and a stick or of the Mer people on the wall, which, if you had the golden egg from the dragon say can kind of re enact that scene to an extent. All the moaning myrtle was not included with this set and we don't have a shirtless Verien of Harry Potter, but whatever. Odd Digress about those little and accuracies. You also get a really tiny version of DUMBLEDORE's office here. That is small and crammed and honestly I think Lego needs to make a bigger hogwarts set to make a better rendition of Dumbledore's office, because it's a very cool room. In the set. They made it really cool set of it with the Chamber of Secrets Line. I think like it make a much cooler set of Dumbledore's office. The bottom floor of the main section has a tiny goblet fire that is honestly kind of pathetic. It's just a simple goblet piece with a flame coming out the top. I don't really understand why it looks quite like that. You also get a storage create. The second floor is a simple classroom and the top floor appears to be the medical wing, the hospital wing of Hogwarts, which has two beds. It's small, but it all works out and I just realized I muself something. There's not a goblet of fire. That comes in the Great Yard set. It's a try wizard cup. So there's two different cups, which kind of gets a little bit confusing. The Trick Wizard Cup comes with the Great Yard sets. I'm going to kind of amend what I said. They're that set comes with the Transer Cup. This one comes with a version of the goblet of fire. Neither of them look particularly good in my opinion, and overall it's a great looking piece. It has lots of limited rooms, really well done and one of my personal favorite Hogwart sets Lego has made to date. And overall there's not that many goblet of fire sets. I just talked about. Eight sets told, that's all we have from this movie and I would love to see some updated versions of these scenes from the movie at some point in the future for Lego Harry Potter. Maybe next year we'll see some of that stuff being released. So that's my conclusion for this review. Thank you so much for listening. I hope you enjoyed this episode. Go check me out online, follow me on spotify, apple where, if you're listening, give me some feedback on this podcast. Find me on all those sites. I mentioned. I could be a fantastic rest off your weak God bless peace out, but by.

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