This year sees the 20th anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter sets, and there is an extra special set for those who have wished they were the right size to go with their LEGO Harry Potter sets: Icons of Hogwarts: Hedwig, Spelel Books, Potions and herbology samples; Chocolate frogs, Scarves, a Wand, the Golden Snitch, and of course the Letter of Acceptance.
With 3010 pieces, 73691 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons Collector’s Edition Set will be available from 2nd September 2021 from LEGO Stores and www.lego.com/harrypotter at a recommended price of 249.99 EUR / 249.99 USD / 229.99 GBP / 1999 DKK / 399.99 AUD / 29980 JPY / 449.99 NZD / 349.99 CAD.
Most of the images leaked into the wild a few days ago, but I’ll present them here for completeness.
There are a couple of easter eggs to be found in the potion labels, including…
- The Number 250389 on the Root of Asphodel refers to LEGO Designer Marcos Bessa’s Birthday.
- The Gillyweed bottle features the number 4701 refers to one of the first LEGO Harry Potter sets from 2001, The Sorting Hat.
Can you pick any of the others?
Here is the full press release…
The LEGO Group is celebrating 20 years of LEGO® Harry Potter™ with the reveal of the LEGO Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Icons Collectors’ Edition, an intricate display model and a perfect homage to the fan-favourite Wizarding World.
The detailed new set follows the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends, capturing some of the most iconic characters and moments in one, single stunning model. The set also includes several famous artifacts found in the Wizarding World over the last two decades.
Sitting proudly at the centre of the set is Harry’s loyal owl, Hedwig™, clutching the infamous Hogwarts letter. Fans will also find Harry’s wand and glasses, a chocolate frog, a potions tray including five potion bottles and ingredients, as well as Tom Riddle’s diary, the Golden Snitch and a school scarf which is customisable to match any Hogwarts House.
The combination lends itself to a striking display of 3010 pieces, measuring over 44cm high, 50cm wide and 33cm deep, and is completed with a bespoke stand and celebratory tile to mark the 20th anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter.
In addition, the set also comes with a trio of exclusive anniversary golden LEGO minifigures, including Albus Dumbledore™, Minerva McGonagall™ and Rubeus Hagrid™, as seen together in the first scene of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Speaking about the set, LEGO Designer Marcos Bessa commented: “The timeless magic of Harry Potter never leaves you, and this new LEGO set is our way of celebrating 20 years of LEGO Harry Potter and the wonderful people and things found in it.”
“Every item in the set is filled with memories, from winning quidditch matches to iconic potion ingredients, not to mention getting that all-important letter. Building the Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition Set is sure to bring fond recollections back for Wizarding World and LEGO fans alike, with this beautiful centrepiece.”
Just in time for the new term at Hogwarts, the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons Collector’s Edition Set will be available from 2nd September 2021 from LEGO Stores and www.lego.com/harrypotter at a recommended price of 249.99 EUR / 249.99 USD / 229.99 GBP / 1999 DKK / 399.99 AUD / 29980 JPY / 449.99 NZD / 349.99 CAD
This set is sure to pique the interest of many Harry Potter Fans, especially those who have been wondering about further golden minifigures. It does , however, open up other questions: this is labelled a Collectors’ edition of the Icons. Will they be available individually next year? Can we expect more Icons? Only time will tell
Is this set for you? I’d love to know your thoughts about it. Leave your comments below, and until next time,