As some of you may remember, a few months ago, Chris and I realized women are less likely than men to have the kinds of hobbies as kids that make them feel more comfortable later in life doing DIY. At the time, Chris bought me a big set for my other birthday (I’m adopted, so I get two). Even though that was in March, I spent the last few months basically ‘practicing’ with easier sets after finding the Doctor Who set quite hard. I am glad I did. By working my way up through different age sets and even building an old 16+ Eiffel Tower set of Chris’s, I felt ready to really get the most out of building the main setting of one of my favorite book series of all time.
This set was just lovely. It came with several of the main characters and about half of the castle itself. I would say it was a cross section given it doesn’t fully close up like the Simpson house or the Ghostbuster fire station. It included half the common rooms, the two more prominently featured in the story, Gryffindor and Slytherin. We also get Dumbledore’s office:
I do wish they kept these around a little big longer. I’d probably get the lot if they were currently being produced by Lego, but Lego really does appreciate better than gold, so even only being 7 years old, that really raised the price. If anything, it has gone up by about 75 dollars or so on Amazon since Chris ordered this in February. The Harry Potter sets from when the first movie came out in the early 2000s are ridiculously expensive now. Maybe one day HBO will get the rights, make a brilliant series the length actually appropriate for the length of the books and Lego will have to do them all again. One can dream, no? 🙂
Here’s the video: