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This custom LEGO Hogwarts could be the template for a rumoured summer set

A new microscale LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts set is said to be on the way in the summer – and it could look a little something like this…

71043 Hogwarts Castle is still on shelves, and not currently due to retire until the end of 2024. But that apparently isn’t stopping the LEGO Harry Potter team from launching a second microscale interpretation of the school of witchcraft and wizardry – at least if the rumour mill is to be believed. 71419 Microscale Hogwarts Castle & Grounds is said to be coming this summer, priced at $159.99 for 2,660 pieces.

That’s some way off 71043 Hogwarts Castle’s price ($469.99) and piece count (6,020), suggesting this second school will be considerably scaled down. But that might also offer the opportunity for the LEGO Harry Potter team to – paradoxically – go even bigger, covering more ground than in the much larger Hogwarts. It’s something the rumoured set alludes to in its mention of the castle grounds, too.

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Where the 2018 castle concentrates on building up a huge rendition of Hogwarts’ most iconic buildings, such as the Great Hall, an even smaller-scale model could encompass areas like the Forbidden Forest, the Quidditch Pitch and the Great Lake. For an idea of what that might look like in practice, we only need look to Joshua Wray’s magical microscale Hogwarts build.

Wray published images of his design to Flickr all the way back in February 2018, months before anyone knew what 71043 Hogwarts Castle looked like – but may have inadvertently predicted a future LEGO Harry Potter set in the process. His build is situated on a black base, not dissimilar to those we’ve seen across recent 18+ sets (albeit on a much bigger scale). And it incorporates a far wider picture of Hogwarts than the current microscale model.

Where 71043 Hogwarts Castle has to pick and choose which parts of the castle to replicate, effectively ignoring half of the structure as seen in the films (which Wray has also tackled), this model is able to offer a much more complete recreation of the wizarding school. And if the rumoured LEGO set ends up looking anything like this, it could explain how and why the LEGO Group is choosing to release it alongside the larger set.

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That’s because it would naturally offer a very different concept to its bigger sibling, and at a much more accessible price point – one that doesn’t cannibalise your entire LEGO budget, nor require giving up an entire shelf to display it. And in an age of increasingly huge LEGO sets, more affordable alternatives are nothing to sniff at.

76419 Microscale Hogwarts Castle & Grounds is still just a rumour at this stage, so don’t put too much stock in its existence until the LEGO Group officially reveals the rest of the 2023 Harry Potter range. For now, here’s a snapshot of how the Wizarding World theme is shaping up so far this year – including the six brand new sets that have just hit shelves.

Every LEGO Harry Potter set confirmed and rumoured for 2023

Set name Price Pieces Release date
76409 Gryffindor House Banner £29.99 / $34.99 / €34.99 285 March 1, 2023
76410 Slytherin House Banner £29.99 / $34.99 / €34.99 349 March 1, 2023
76411 Ravenclaw House Banner £29.99 / $34.99 / €34.99 305 March 1, 2023
76412 Hufflepuff House Banner £29.99 / $34.99 / €34.99 313 March 1, 2023
76413 Hogwarts: Room of Requirement £44.99 / $49.99 / €49.99 587 March 1, 2023
76420 Triwizard Tournament: The Black Lake £39.99 / $44.99 / €44.99 349 March 1, 2023
76414 Expecto Patronum $64.99 754 Summer 2023
76415 The Battle of Hogwarts $84.99 730 Summer 2023
76416 Quidditch Trunk $64.99 599 Summer 2023
76417 Gringotts Bank $429.99 TBC Summer 2023
76418 Advent Calendar $44.99 227 Summer 2023
76419 Microscale Hogwarts Castle & Grounds $159.99 2,260 Summer 2023
76421 Dobby the House Elf $39.99 403 Summer 2023
40616 Harry Potter & Cho Chang $19.99 TBC TBC
40617 Draco Malfoy & Cedric Diggory $19.99 TBC TBC
40618 Kingsley Shacklebolt & Nymphadora Tonks $19.99 250 TBC
76422 TBC $89.99 834 Summer 2023
76423 TBC $129.99 1,074 Summer 2023
30651 Quidditch Practice £TBC / $4.99 / €TBC 55 March 1, 2023

Featured image: Joshua Wray

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