"This is another really detailed set consisting of some great scenes from the series. I really liked the table design and attire of the mini-figs as they went to the exclusive dinner party.
My only really down sides to this set was the angle of the connection point when trying to lay these sets out on a shelf. I ended up having to attach it to the room of requirement, which I didn’t connect to the next set as the angle is wrong. I guess if you were putting these on a very wide shelf it wouldn’t matter but I think this wasn’t tested properly to line up on a display shelf.
I’m sure the students in my class will love the addition when they return from lockdown and the scenes have been connecting really well and engaging them as we read the series in class. They loved the sorting hat and finding characters from the book to put it on and then shouting out the house name, we built it up as they slowly lowered the hat onto the mini-figs. The sets are really drawing them into the world of Harry Potter and well worth the money to motivate students reading.
A parent even said their son never read at home and asked for his mum to go out and buy the books, so well done LEGO on helping to engage students."
"I bought one of these from LEGO store and felt the price was a bit over the top for the piece count and what your getting. Fortunately I was able to get 5 more from Kmart who price matched with the target sale at $39.20 AUD each (purely for the centaurs). I feel that would have been a more reasonable price point from the start.
Very easy build that was done in 30 minutes. I also had the issue others have mentioned with the hand holding the mini figs so I got part 64567 (sword or light saber hilt), attached a 1x1 open stud and a bar with plate 1x1 hollow stud which I put in Grawps hand. It was then easy enough to just put the mini figs hand attached to the hollow stud. Obviously all of these parts I have and don’t come with the set so a useless solution for someone just new to LEGO or without a parts collection."