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Today My eyes and ears perked up when I learned that there was going to be yet another Harry Potter LEGO set released this summer. LEGO 75958 Beauxbatons Carriage Arrival At Hogwarts is going to come out in the summer of 2019 LEGO wave, along with a bunch of other Harry Potter sets.Continue reading LEGO 75958 Beauxbatons Carriage Arrival At Hogwarts
I just saw this new Harry Potter set pop up on several of the websites I follow for new LEGO Sets. Based on the information included (piece count, pricing, release dates) as well as the high quality box and set photos I thing we can look forward to a brand new Harry Potter LEGO Set – 75965, The Rise of Voldemort
This set is based on a classic scene from the Goblet of Fire, the 4th book (and movie) in the classic Harry Potter Series. I’m not sure why LEGO is releasing new Harry Potter sets this year, the next movie, the 3rd one in the Fantastic Beasts series isn’t going to be released until Nov 20, 2020, but we will have this new Lego set later this summer. Keep reading for more details
LEGO 75965 Pieces & Minifigures
There are 184 pieces in this set, including 5 minifigures. Harry Potter, Voldemort™, Voldemort™ in baby form, Peter Pettigrew and Death Eater LEGO Minifigures. I don’t see the baby Voldemort in this photo however.
The set seems to have some cool play action items, including gravestones a cauldron, a Tom Riddle Headstone (I sure hope this is a printed piece and not a sticker). I looks like there is also a platform that might lift up revealing something underneath.
I like the Tom Riddle Statue, the Death Eater grave marker, and the darker color plant pieces. This set would be a great one for a draft, too, based on the minifigs and pieces included.
LEGO Rise of Voldemort set price
This set is priced at 19.99 Euros, which is about $20 according to current exchange rates
LEGO Rise of Voldemeort Release Date
There are several new Harry Potter sets coming out in the Summer of 2019, and I understand this set will be Released on August 1, 2019 along with the others.
If you want to see when I open the set and build it in real time, follow me on Instagram where I frequently do live feeds and Lego Instagram Stories of new sets.
For several weeks, this set, LEGO set 75952, Newt’s Case Magical Creatures, sat in my to be built pile. I didn’t know how cool this set was until I actually saw the movie. Once I did, I know I had to build the creatures. That’s how it started.
This set comes with 4 minifigures, 3 brick built creatures, and a cleverly designed case to hold them all together. I don’t want to give away too much about the movie, or the different creatures. Let me give a little back story, that should help clear some things up, and explain more about this set without giving away any spoilers.
This set is based on the 2nd movie in the Fantastic Beasts storyline. It comes about 60 years before the Harry Potter books we all know and love. This movie, “The Crimes of Grindlewald” has a bad guy – Grindlewald, who isn’t part of this set. Of course there is a “good guy” too – and that is Newt Scamander.
Newt is an amazing wizard. Not only does he know lots of different spells, but he really has a soft spot for animals. Not just any animals, but special magical creatures. He takes them in, so they won’t be hunted or hurt. He befriends them and they trust him. Of course they are still wild, and cause some mischief, but I’ll save that story so you will have a great experience watching the movie.
Anyway, I had this set just sitting on my shelf with a bunch of other sets that I figured I’d get around to building some day, or selling after they were retired and increased in value.
But then after I saw the movie, I knew these builds would be perfect for Instagram Photos. Be sure to check out my IG page for more.
Here’s a YouTube video of my build.
Building Bag 1
In the first bag, there are 2 minifigs, and 2 flying creatures. Newt Scamander with his Niffler, and Tina Goldstein holding a white teapot.
The first creature to be built is an Occamy. It’s egg shells are made of silver, and it has the ability to grow (or shrink) into the space available to it. That means if it is in a big room, it is a HUGE creature, or it can shrink to fit inside a teapot.
The other Creature in bag 1 is the Thunderbird. It has 3 sets of wings – that can, according to legend flap strong enough to create a storm.
Building Bag 2
There are about the same number of pieces in bag 2 as in bag 1. There are also 2 minifigures in this bag – Queenie Goldstein, and Jacob Kowalski, plus an Erumpment.
An Erumpmet is a cross between an elephant and a rhino – but has a magical power where it can inject lava (or something like that) into trees and other such things.
On a side note, I got to meet Alison Sudol, the actress who plays Queenie at LeakyCon in Dallas this last summer. I gave her one of the new (at the time) minifigs of her character, and got her signature in return.
Building Bag 3
Bag three begins to build Newt’s magical suitcase.
When I used to play Dungeons & Dragons so many years ago, one of the first possessions I received, and my most treasured one was a bag of holding. It was a small bag, big enough for my hand to fit into, but could hold whatever I put into it.
Newt’s suitcase is exactly like that, but more. When he opens his suitcase, a whole different world is inside. It’s basically his own personal zoo, with different environments suited for each creature he has rescued.
Building bag three of this LEGO set hints at that zoo. It is also similar to the recently published LEGO Pop-Up Book, however instead of using the SNOT technique it is more of a traditional plate build.
There is a cool little house built into one side and the roof opens to show what’s inside.
Building Bag 4
Bag 4 finishes off Newt Scamander’s case. There are basically four parts: The house, left and right sides, and the top. Tons of great details built in. Each section is hinged, and the entire case folds closed for transport.
Inside it is minifigure scale, but unfortunately it’s not big enought for all the figs and creatures to fit inside (that would be super cool).
Overall, this became my second favorite set from the new release of the Lego Harry Potter Incredible Beasts sets. My favorite, of course is the Hogwart’s Express, but only because I LOVE LEGO trains.
Earlier this week, My wife got me tickets to see the new Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts movie “The Crimes of Grindlewald” a few days before it’s general release.
Suddenly all the new LEGO Harry Potter sets began to make sense.
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About half of the new Harry Potter Lego sets were based on the Classic Harry potter scenes – Quiddich, the Hogwarts Express, and the two builds of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizzardry.
But two sets are based on new characters in the Fantastic Beasts Series, Newt’s Case of Magical Creatures and this set – LEGO Set 75951 Grindlewald’s Escape.
With 2 minifigs, a Thestral, and a black Carriage there aren’t a lot of pieces, but the minifigs are exclusive, as is the magical horse.
The first minifig is Gellert Grindelwald. He was a very hard to get minifig in the blind bag series, and here he is a bit different (and better if you ask me). The other is Seraphina Picquery, who has a one of a kind purple wand. There are also some blue trans fireballs that can be launched directly from a minifigures hands which are pretty cool, and pretty easy to loose.
Originally introduced in “The Order of the Phoenix” Thestrals are invisible horses that are classified as dangerous, but can be tamed. Also they can only be seen by people who have witnessed death. They are only currently available in this set.
The final, and biggest build is the carriage. Black (of course) with a removable top and opening doors, there is room for a minifig inside on a red seat, and another in front in a brown chair. The front two wheels are attached using some Technics Bricks and that allows them to turn side to side, as well as rotate.
Overall I like this set a lot- I did quite a few shots with it on my Instagram account when the movie was released, and I think I’ll leave it together and find a spot for it in Brick Land.