Shopping for school supplies in real life is usually a bummer when you’re a kid. It’s a stark reminder that summer vacation is over, and that it’s time to go back to the grind. But for the students at Hogwarts, back to school shopping is always like Christmas morning thanks to the magical supply shops of Diagon Alley. And Diagon Alley just got a little more whimsical because LEGO has announced a massive new Harry Potter Diagon Alley set, which we first spotted at /Film. The set looks to sprinkle a little magic on this year’s back to school season. And this year, we need that little bit of magic more than ever.
Set to arrive on September 1st, the 5,544-piece Diagon Alley set includes several beloved shops from the Harry Potter series. Included in this massive LEGO set are Ollivanders Wand Shop, Scribbulus Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch Supplies, the Daily Prophet, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour, Flourish and Blotts, and Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. It’s one-stop shopping. Or brick building.
According to LEGO, the set is somewhat of a magical hybrid. It’s a rich and versatile display model, but it also has a modular aspect that allows fans to choose how to display each shop. One can display them all in a row or choose to swap them around. Wizarding World and LEGO fans can even place individual shops on different areas. The Diagon Alley set measures more than a meter wide and contains over 5,000 pieces. It features the iconic stores packed with authentic details from all eight movies in the film series.
The Diagon Alley set comes with 14 minifigures in total. They include Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Molly Weasley, Ollivander, Fred and George, Gilderoy Lockhart, Lucius Malfoy, and Hagrid. The set also comes with Florean Fortescue and a Daily Prophet photographer—neither have had a LEGO minifigure before. This set will set you back $399.99.
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