LEGO Harry Potter set Diagon Alley (75978) launched!

Today (September 1st) LEGO officially released the Harry Potter Diagon Alley set and it is massive! It has a piece count of counting 5,544, has a width of 102.4cm, and contains 14 minifigures, including Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco, Ginny, Molly Weasley, Ollivander, Fred and George, Gilderoy Lockhart, Lucius Malfoy, Hagrid, Florean Fortescue, and the Daily Prophet photographer.

LEGO Harry Potter set Diagon Alley BOX

It isn’t a big surprise this set released as it has been teased on their website for quite a while. But seeing the specifications it sure is a surprise to see a set this big. Diagon Alley is one of the most iconic locations in the Wizarding World. It’s where Harry Potter gets his first glimpse of the exciting new world he is about to join, as he’s guided through the magical shopping street by Hagrid.

A set this massive will set you back quite a bit, but in all honesty, you’ll get something amazing!

LEGO Harry Potter set Diagon Alley

The current prices are £369.99 / $399.99 / 399.99EUR and are available now at your local LEGO shops or online: US / UK / CAN

LEGO Harry Potter set Diagon Alley Box Back
LEGO Harry Potter set Diagon Alley
LEGO Harry Potter set Diagon Alley
LEGO Harry Potter set Diagon Alley

Full news item on LEGO.com:

The Magical Worlds of LEGO and Harry Potter Come Together Again with New LEGO Diagon Alley Set

LEGO Diagon Alley as viewed from the front with all buildings side by side

1st September 2020: Launching today, the spectacular new LEGO® Harry Potter® set allows fans to be transported to the most magical shopping street in the world, now in brick form!

Diagon Alley™ is one of the most iconic locations in the Wizarding World. It’s where Harry Potter gets his first glimpse of the exciting new world he is about to join, as he’s guided through the magical shopping street by Hagrid. And now LEGO and Harry Potter fans alike can build and create the iconic street in their own homes.

The set brings the two worlds together in a magical hybrid: a rich and versatile display model, with a modularity aspect that allows fans to choose how to display the shops (all in a row, swapping them around, or even placing individual shops on different shelves!).

Measuring more than a meter wide and made up of over 5,000 pieces, LEGO Diagon Alley features the famed wizarding world shops packed with authentic details from the movies to truly capture the ambience of the street.

Oliver and James Phelps playing with the LEGO Diagon Alley set

Behind magnificent and detailed storefronts lie intriguing interiors, fascinating features and familiar characters. Fans can recreate some of their favourite moments from the Harry Potter film series including; discovering the wands at Ollivanders™ from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, dropping in on Gilderoy Lockhart™’s book-signing event at Flourish & Blotts™ bookstore from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; or obtaining a love potion from Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™ from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Marcos Bessa, LEGO Harry Potter Design Lead commented: “I love how faithful the final design is to the architectural details in the film. You can barely see some of these buildings zooming past your screen, but we tracked down different photographs from the sets – some of them from nearly 20 years ago – to make sure everything is spot on. Diagon Alley is the biggest set I’ve designed to-date and I am really proud of how it has come together.”

Image of Marcos Bessa, LEGO Harry Potter Design Lead tnkering with the model

The set also includes 14 minifigures, including new versions of lead characters Harry, Ron, Hermione and of course George and Fred Weasley who have their own joke shop in Diagon Alley. There are also minifigures of Florean Fortescue and the Daily Prophet photographer, who have never been seen in LEGO form before.

With Christmas just around the corner, the LEGO Diagon Alley set makes an impressive and inspiring gift for Harry Potter and LEGO enthusiasts alike.

LEGO® Harry Potter® Diagon Alley™ set is available directly from LEGO Stores and www.LEGO.com/EnterTheMagic from 1st September, 2020

Additional Product Info: LEGO® Harry Potter™ Diagon Alley™ (75978)

Age – 16 and up

Model measures:Height: 29cm

Width: 102.4cm
Depth: 13cm
5,544 pieces

Includes 14 minifigures: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco, Ginny, Molly Weasley, Ollivander, Fred and George, Gilderoy Lockhart, Lucius Malfoy, Hagrid, Florean Fortescue, the Daily Prophet photographer

Diagon Alley Set includes the following shops: Ollivanders™ Wand Shop, Scribbulus™ Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies, the Daily Prophet™, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, Flourish & Blotts™ bookseller and Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™

The set brings the two worlds together in a magical hybrid: a rich and versatile display model, with a modularity aspect that allows fans to choose how to display the shops (all in a row, swapping them around, or even placing individual shops on different shelves!)

Measuring more than a meter wide and made up of over 5,000 pieces, LEGO Diagon Alley features the iconic stores packed with authentic details from the movies to truly capture the ambiance of the street.

Price: £369.99 / $399.99 / 399.99EUR

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