"A small set representing a memorable scene in the film / books for great value. What more can I say? Not much... Aragog looks good and is able to move his legs which is great for the kids; he also looks great on display for us bigger kids! The tree has a nice build and the other spiders complete the scene nicely. Good for a quick build and those with a small budget and also good for those wanting to put it on display or add it to a larger Hogwarts scene."
"Deciding between the Womping Willow and the Great Hall set, I opted for this set mostly due to price and the different elements included. The set includes the Womping Willow, the flying Ford Anglia and a portion of the castle including: the potions class, Snape’s classroom and the Gryffindor Dormitory.
The flying car is easily the highlight of this set. It looks great for display, it can carry Harry and Ron and even has room for their luggage. I don’t think there is much more kids would want. The Womping Willow is also great as it holds the car and the feature mimicking the moving branches is also well thought out.
The castle looks good. I would say that it would probably be better attached to either the Great Hall or a moc as most of the build is either side of the large archway; which is good for kids playing with the car. The interior of the castle is mostly good; the potions class and Snape’s office are done well and fits in with the scene in the books / film. The minifigures are well chosen and as always are of high quality.
My only (minor) groan about this set is the dormitory which is two beds and a Gryffindor sticker. I appreciate Lego has to consider budgets / playability and other numerous things when designing a set but the dormitory to me seems to be filler and out of place. It is a tough one because it completes the scene in a small space but I just wonder whether the dormitory is worthy of being somewhere else, maybe with the Gryffindor common room? But I guess that’s the beauty of Lego you can change what you don’t like which is probably what I will do at some point. Overall, I think the playability of this set outweighs the display value but it is a good build and I would recommend it to any fan of the Harry Potter line."
"I bought this as part of another order and it's a nice add on as the parts inside are ideal for any city or populated scene. Unless I was in a store I wouldn't buy this as a stand alone item online as it is simply not worth the delivery cost unless of course you're bulk buying for a moc ! For those wondering/ shopping for others; this is NOT a stand alone set but it IS a great addition to another Lego set or classic box."
"I bought this online to bulk up my brick collection and due to it being on offer it was a great buy. This is great for builders like myself looking to bulk up their parts or builders just starting out as the variety of bricks, minifigs and accessories allow you to build a wide range of things. It's for this reason I buy and recommend the classic boxes, even more so when there on offer !"
"Having grown up with Harry and friends and the disappointing releases for the Star Wars summer line, I switched my attention to the Potter Line and what a good move it was ! The station has lots of nice features and the printed newspaper tiles are a nice touch. The train ( my first Lego one ) is impressive and is great for display. I would certainly recommend this to others.
I only have two grumbles : 1 / There is only one carriage. I apperciate cost concerns but two would make it more of an express. More annoying is that going on pick a brick not all the parts for the carriage are available online so I can't replicate a second.
2/ The minifigs... Don't get me wrong the ones in the set are great and I know the main trio is a must particularly for those whose first Potter purchase this is... BUT a generic driver would have been nice and a few students from the other houses as the line including the separate minifigs ( which I also love ) seems to be Gryffindor heavy.
I know as with any company a balance has to be struck and not every fan's want can be satisified but overall this IS a great set and well worth every penny. Personally, I can't wait for more from the wizarding world. Keep building magic for us Lego !"