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15 Best LEGO Harry Potter Sets Ever Ranked (September 2022)

15 Best LEGO Harry Potter Sets Ever Ranked (September 2022)

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Harry Potter is one of the most beloved and successful franchises in cinema (and literary) history, so today we’re going to delve into 15 of the very best LEGO Harry Potter sets out there.

From large and expansive shelf-busting sets to small and simple builds, we have considered them all!

So without further ado, let’s take a look at what made the cut!

15. Hogwarts Castle

Hogwarts Castle LEGO Harry Potter set
Hogwarts Castle LEGO set

Set number: 71043
Movie: The Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
Release year: 2018
Number of pieces: 6020
RRP: $469.99 / £409.99
Number of Minifigures: 28 (Albus Dumbledore Statuette, Argus Filch Statuette, Bellatrix Lestrange Statuette, Draco Malfoy Statuette, Godric Gryffindor, Gryffindor Student Statuette x3, Harry Potter Statuette, Hermione Granger Statuette, Helga Hufflepuff, Hufflepuff Student Statuette x3, Professor Dolores Umbridge Statuette, Professor Minerva McGonagall Statuette, Professor Severus Snape Statuette, Ravenclaw Student Statuette x3, Remus Lupin Statuette, Ron Weasley Statuette, Rowena Ravenclaw, Salazar Slytherin, Slytherin Student Statuette x3, and Voldemort Statuette)

We’re going to start off BIG with this absolute beast of a set! The 71043 Hogwarts Castle would make the ideal centerpiece for any LEGO Harry Potter collection.

Not only are there multiple towers and turrets, but there are bridges and courtyards that add a bit of ground-level detail. And speaking of details, this LEGO set is not short of them!

From the tiny windows on the towers to the craggy gray rocks at the base of the set, there is plenty to feast your eyes on.

We love the inclusion of the tiny row boats, as well as Hagrid’s hut and the Whomping Willow.

These tiny little accessories help build the world out a bit more and provide a bit of playability to a set that is fairly static.

Minifigure-wise, we get 28 of them, many of them are unique to the set and can’t be found elsewhere.

While they aren’t scaled for the set itself (and as such, you can’t ‘play’ with your Minifigures in the castle), it’s still great to get so many familiar characters.

Overall, this huge set is an absolute winner. Whether you get it as a display piece or you intend to incorporate it into your play, the Hogwarts Castle ticks a lot of boxes!

14. Grindelwald’s Escape

Grindelwald's Escape LEGO Harry Potter set
Grindelwald’s Escape LEGO set

Set number: 75951
Movie: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Release year: 2019
Number of pieces: 132
RRP: $19.99 / £19.99
Number of Minifigures: 2 (Gellert Grindelwald and Seraphina Picquery)

We’re jumping over to a Fantastic Beasts set next with the 75951 Grindelwald Escape. (Hey, this is our list, and it’s still all in the Harry Potter Universe, so it counts, okay?!)

It includes an articulated cartridge that you can remove the roof of and insert your Minifigures.

It is being pulled by a black Thestral that also has hinged wings, so you can make it fly!

As well as the Minifigures coming with wands, they also come with special ‘shooting spell’ pieces that can be held in their hands. That means you can recreate an exciting wizard battle between the two characters.

Overall, this is a simple and small LEGO set, but that in no way means it’s a bad set. In fact, for the price, we’d say that you get some pretty awesome stuff.

13. The Ministry of Magic

The Ministry of Magic LEGO Harry Potter set
The Ministry of Magic LEGO set

Set number: 76403
Movie: The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Release year: 2022
Number of pieces: 990
RRP: $99.99 / £89.99
Number of Minifigures: 10 (Albert Runcorn, Arthur Weasley, Corban Yaxley, Dementor, Mafalda Hopkirk, Mary Cattermole, Pius Thicknesse, Professor Dolores Umbridge, Reg Cattermole, and Ministry of Magic statue)

We do love a good vertical set, and the 76403 Ministry of Magic provides you with that. This set is actually one of the most understatedly impressive Harry Potter sets out there.

The green and gold coloring is fetching and really stands out against the other Harry Potter LEGO sets that are generally more bright and vibrant.

It has some great play features, for example, you can explore the offices of Umbridge as well as several other Ministry of Magic rooms.

The set also comes with a telephone box that allows you to enter the Ministry itself.

The Minifigures are all great and pretty rare, and several of them come with alternate heads for when Harry, Ron, and Hermione transform into them.

Overall, the Ministry of Magic set looks fantastic, has some great play features, and some highly sought-after Minifigures. It’s definitely one to get your hands on if you get the opportunity.

12. 4 Privet Drive

4 Privet Drive LEGO Harry Potter Set
4 Privet Drive LEGO set

Set number: 75968
Movie: The Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Release year: 2020
Number of pieces: 797
RRP: $79.99 / £69.99
Number of Minifigures: 6 (Dobby, Dudley Dursley, Harry Potter, Petunia Dursley, Ron Weasley, and Vernon Dursley)

If we’re going to talk about the iconic NON-magical places from the Wizarding World, then there’s none more recognizable than 4 Privet Drive.

The 75968 4 Privet Drive set recreates the small suburban house that Harry Potter grew up in. And it really does look great, considering it’s only a house!

Flip the set around, and you get a living room and a set of stairs leading up to a bedroom.

There is also Harry Potter’s small bedroom under the stairs that is accessible by opening up the wall on the side of the house.

On top of all that, you get a cool little street sign AND Ron Weasley’s magical flying Ford Anglia, which seats 2 Minifigures.

And speaking of Minifigures, this LEGO set is all scaled for perfect play.

You get a nice and appropriate selection of Minifigures, from Harry’s adoptive family to Ron and Dobby the elf.

Overall, this set might not look too exciting, but it has a lot of play features and fun accessories that really do elevate it!

11. Forbidden Forest: Umbridge’s Encounter

Forbidden Forest: Umbridge's Encounter LEGO Harry Potter set
Forbidden Forest: Umbridge’s Encounter LEGO set

Set number: 75967
Movie: The Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Release year: 2020
Number of pieces: 253
RRP: $29.99 / £24.99
Number of Minifigures: 5 (Centaur x2, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Professor Dolores Umbridge)

The 75967 Forbidden Forest: Umbridge’s Encounter LEGO set depicts Hagrid’s giant half-brother Grawp in his woodland home.

Not only do you get a tree and a nice range of Minifigures, but you get a giant character build, with it standing 5 or 6 times taller than the other characters.

It’s clever how they recreated the LEGO Minifigure head look on Grawp by using two half-pipe sections and then putting them together to create one rounded head.

The Face printing is just right too, being representative of the character without being TOO detailed.

Looking at the Minifigures, we love the inclusion of two centaurs, both of which carry bow and arrows.

Would it have been cool for them both to have been slightly different? Yes, of course! But it’s still awesome that we got centaurs at all, so we’re not complaining!

Overall, the main draw of the Forbidden Forest: Umbridge’s Encounter LEGO set is the giant Grawp build. It has a lot of points of articulation and gives you the opportunity to create some fun scenes.

10. 12 Grimmauld Place

12 Grimmauld Place LEGO Harry Potter set
12 Grimmauld Place LEGO set

Set number: 76408
Movie: The Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Release year: 2022
Number of pieces: 1083
RRP: $119.99 / £114.99
Number of Minifigures: 9 (Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Harry Potter, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Kreacher, Molly Weasley, Nymphadora Tonks, Ron Weasley, and Sirius Black)

We’re heading to another house LEGO set now, this time with the 76408 12 Grimmauld Place set.

It’s similar to the 75968 4 Privet Drive set in that it has the facade of a house on one side, and when you flip it round it has three different levels of rooms and playability.

The two side walls fold inwards to provide a bit of stability while it’s sat on your shelf.

You can also make the facade of 12 Grimmauld Place disappear completely, just like in the movie!

Simply push the grey-bricked building backward slightly, and the two red-bricked houses slide neatly in front of it.

This allows you to recreate its magical appearance and disappearance and adds an extra element of fun to the set.

There are 9 Minifigures included in this set, all of which look amazing. But for us, the standout Minifigure is Kreacher.

You can find alternate versions of the other characters in other sets, but Kreature remains completely exclusive to 12 Grimmauld Place.

Overall, this set combines extensive playability with great looks and unique Minifigures. It certainly makes for a captivating LEGO build!

9. Diagon Alley

Diagon Alley LEGO Harry Potter set
Diagon Alley LEGO set

Set number: 75978
Movie: The Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Release year: 2020
Number of pieces: 5544
RRP: $449.99 / £389.99
Number of Minifigures: 17 (Daily Prophet Photographer, Draco Malfoy, Florean Fortescue, Fred Weasley, Garrick Ollivander, George Weasley, Gilderoy Lockhart, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter x2, Hermione Granger, Lucius Malfoy, Mannequin x2, Molly Weasley, Ron Weasley, and Rubeus Hagrid)

An extensive, exciting, and colorful set, the 75978 Diagon Alley LEGO set gives you so many different options.

It comes in 4 sections, each depicting 2 different locations (Ollivander’s wand shop and Scribbulus writing implements / Quality Quidditch Supplies and the Daily Prophet / Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor and Flourish & Blotts / Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes and Knockturn Alley).

Each shop section is reversible and has fun play sections on their rear sides that replicate the insides of their respective shopfronts.

You can position these pieces in whichever order you want to make your Diagon Alley look as interesting as you want. You’re not stuck to any set order!

It also comes with 17 LEGO Minifigures, 15 of which are unique to the set! So if one-off Harry Potter Minifigures are your thing, then this set is a fantastic choice!

Overall you can see a lot of time, effort and love went into creating this particular set, the colorful and fun vibe makes it totally worth picking up and a worthy addition to this list!

8. Expecto Patronum

Expecto Patronum LEGO Harry Potter set
Expecto Patronum LEGO set

Set number: 75945
Movie: The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Release year: 2019
Number of pieces: 121
RRP: $19.99 / £19.99
Number of Minifigures: 4 (Dementor x2, Harry Potter, and Sirius Black)

Up next is another super small LEGO build, this time it’s the 75945 Expecto Patronum set.

It might only have 121 pieces, but it used those pieces to great effect, building a tiny lakeside scene that you can add alongside larger sets.

The Harry Potter and Sirius Black Minifigures are great, and the dementors are always a win.

But the inclusion of the astral shimmering blue stag Patronus figure is what takes this set to the next level.

This is one of the LEGO Harry Potter sets that is extremely affordable, even for those that are on a budget.

Overall, it might not be much to look at, but the Expecto Patronum set is surprisingly good and exciting, if only for the Minifigures and stag Patronus, if nothing else!

7. Quidditch Match

Quidditch Match LEGO Harry Potter set
Quidditch Match LEGO set

Set number: 75956
Movie: The Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
Release year: 2018
Number of pieces: 500
RRP: $39.99 / £34.99
Number of Minifigures: 6 (Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Lucian Bole, Marcus Flint, Oliver Wood, and Professor Severus Snape)

Some of the most exciting set pieces of the earlier movies came when Harry was playing Quidditch.

The 75956 Quidditch Match LEGO set aims to recreate the high-speed excitement in one medium-sized build.

Not only do you get the four towers that represent all four of the Hogwarts houses, but you also get the three tall Quidditch goalposts.

Harry Potter, Lucian Bole, Marcus Flint, and Oliver Wood all come with broomsticks and can be attached to the long transparent moveable pole in front of the goalposts.

Small cannons at either side of the pitch can fire black studs, meant to represent the violent bludgers that fly around the stadium during the Quidditch games.

It would have been cool to have some other thin transparent poles that could be attached to the other Minifigures to make them fly too, but that’s only a minor gripe.

Overall, this colorful set is an easy build, it has a lot of play value, and it allows you to partake in your own little Quidditch match!

6. Hungarian Horntail Dragon

Hungarian Horntail Dragon LEGO Harry Potter set
Hungarian Horntail Dragon LEGO set

Set number: 76406
Movie: The Goblet of Fire (2005)
Release year: 2022
Number of pieces: 671
RRP: $49.99 / £44.99
Number of Minifigures: 1 (Harry Potter)

Dragons are some of the wildest and most dangerous creatures in the Harry Potter universe, and the 76406 Hungarian Horntail Dragon LEGO set is unique in the fact that it actually inspires a little bit of dread and fear!

The size of the dragon when compared to the Harry Potter Minifigure is huge, and it is perfectly scaled for play.

The wings, neck, legs, and tail are all fully articulated, too, for perfect positioning.

He even has a long flame piece that comes from his mouth. Usually, flame pieces are a split yellow or orange, so it’s cool that this one faces from a cool blue to a fiery orange.

We love how they used a fabric wing to provide a little extra flexibility and make it look even more dynamic. It has the added bonus of making the dragon look even more real.

When it comes to displaying this set, it comes mounted to a rocky outcropping with a golden egg at the base – the same egg that Harry needed to retrieve in the Goblet of Fire.

Overall, this set is exciting and looks intensely awesome. LEGO has included some great features that enhance both this set’s playability and looks.

5. Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak Rescue

Hagrid's Hut: Buckbeak Rescue LEGO Harry Potter Set
Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak Rescue LEGO set

Set number: 75947
Movie: The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Release year: 2019
Number of pieces: 496
RRP: $59.99 / £49.99
Number of Minifigures: 6 (Executioner, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Cornelius Fudge, Ron Weasley, and Rubeus Hagrid)

Hagrid’s hut is one of the most prominently featured locations in the early Harry Potter movies, and the 75947 Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak Rescue set faithfully replicates it.

From its thick wooden door to its rustic and worn interiors, LEGO made sure that they got every bit of this set just right.

We love how old, tired, and ramshackle the building looks, just through the use of slightly different colored bricks.

The pumpkin patch and chain are a cool little addition, allowing you to tether Buckbeak to it.

Minifigure-wise, we have a handful of decent choices. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are standard by now, Hagrid less so, but the executioner and Cornelius Fudge Minifigures really make it special.

One of the things that we love most about this set, though, is the inclusion of Buckbeak, the hippogriff.

It’s always cool to get weird and wonderful animals, and this is no different!

Overall, the Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak Rescue LEGO set is a great little compact set that allows you to reenact all kinds of scenes or dream up scenes of your very own.

4. Hogwarts: Fluffy Encounter

Hogwarts: FLuffy Encounter LEGO Harry Potter set
Hogwarts: FLuffy Encounter LEGO set

Set number: 76387
Movie: The Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
Release year: 2021
Number of pieces: 397
RRP: $39.99 / £34.99
Number of Minifigures: 4 (Harry Potter, Hermione Granger x2, and Ron Weasley)

Another very simple yet effective LEGO build is the 76387 Hogwarts: Fluffy Encounter set. It is basically just a section of the Hogwarts castle and some Minifigures.

We realize that doesn’t sound too exciting, but it actually is!

The castle looks grand and impressive, and there are many other sets with sections of the Hogwarts castle that you could add it on to, making it a modular set.

The four short Minifigures work well and portray the three main students in their first year at the school. One of the Minifigures is painted gold, too, making it that little bit extra special.

Much like the 75947 Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak Rescue set, the main draw of the Hogwarts: Fluffy Encounter set is the animal that’s included.

This time it’s the huge three-headed dog that guards the trapdoor down into the bowels of Hogwarts.

The three heads are all moveable and can be positioned however you want. You even get the harp that magically plays all by itself and keeps the beast asleep!

Overall, if you want a LEGO set that works both as a modular piece or as a standalone, fun adventure of a set, the Hogwarts: Fluffy Encounter is a wonderfully exciting choice.

3. Attack on the Burrow

Attack on the Burrow LEGO Harry Potter set
Attack on the Burrow LEGO set

Set number: 75980
Movie: The Deathly Hallows (part 1) (2010)
Release year: 2020
Number of pieces: 1047
RRP: $99.99 / £49.99
Number of Minifigures: 8 (Arthur Weasley, Bellatrix Lestrange, Fenrir Greyback, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Molly Weasley, Nymphadora Tonks, and Ron Weasley)

We do love a more vertical set, and the 75980 Attack on the Burrow LEGO set really scratches that itch.

In fact, it’s one of the most intense and cool-looking LEGO Harry Potter sets out there!

LEGO did a great job at making the Burrow look wonky and mismatched, giving it a homely and hand-made vibe.

That’s not an easy task considering most of the LEGO bricks have 90-degree corners, so strange angles really are a challenge!

Luckily though, they managed to pull it off and make the build fun and in-depth, perfect for play with your Minifigures.

Speaking of Minifigures, as this is an attack on the Burrow, we do get some rarely seen bad guys, for example, Bellatrix Lestrange and Fenrir Greyback aren’t Minifigures that you see often.

In fact, in the case of Fenrir Greyback, he’s not in any other set.

There are flame effects to make it look like the Death Eaters are really destroying the Burrow and setting it ablaze.

Overall, the Attack on the Burrow LEGO set leans into the fact that they have mastered making buildings look slightly off and wonky.

The result is a pretty vertical build that looks both delightfully homely and off-kilter.

2. The Knight Bus

The Knight Bus LEGO Harry Potter set
The Knight Bus LEGO set

Set number: 75957
Movie: The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Release year: 2019
Number of pieces: 403
RRP: $39.99 / £34.99
Number of Minifigures: 3 (Ernie Prang, Harry Potter, and Stan Shunpike)

Now we come to the 75957 Knight Bus, one of the most exciting-looking sets on this list.

We’re not sure whether it’s the bright purple coloring or the fun playability, but this set ticks a lot of boxes.

This is one of those LEGO Harry Potter sets that is just good fun! Brightly colored and fascinating looking, you can open it up to find chandeliers that swing and beds that slide backward and forwards.

Plus it moves! Its wheels aren’t static; they actually turn and can easily roll the Knight Bus along.

It drives smoothly and doesn’t cause any issues. You can even hear the bed sliding inside if you go fast enough!

This is a massive upgrade on the 4866 Knight Bus, released in 2011. It takes the same basic idea and just refines them and improves them in pretty much every way!

The Minifigures included are also very unique and ultimately fun, and there’s even a shrunken head included that hands from the rearview mirror.

It’s a nice little touch that just adds a bit of special sparkle to this set!

Overall, the Knight Bus is a classic set that is eye-catching and has a lot of play value. It’s not the biggest set ever, but it’s certainly a fun one!

1. Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition

Hogwarts Express Collector's Edition LEGO Harry Potter Set
Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition

Set number: 76405
Movie: Various
Release year: 2022
Number of pieces: 5129
RRP: $499.99 / £429.99
Number of Minifigures: 20 (Albus Severus Potter, Dementor, Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter x4, Hermione Granger x2, Hufflepuff Student, James Sirius Potter, Lily Luna Potter, Luna Lovegood, Ravenclaw Student, Remus Lupin, Ron Weasley x2, Train Conductor, and Trolley Witch)

We’ve finally made it to the end of the list, and in first place is the 76405 Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition.

This gigantic set deserved to be in the lead for one good reason: it truly does look fantastic!

With more details than you can shake a stick at, the Hogwarts Express consists of the main train plus a coal cart and a passenger carriage.

The carriage can open up and accommodate several Minifigures, meaning that while it is an incredible display piece, it still has some play value.

There are also multiple accessories and bits and pieces that really up the play value of this spectacle of a LEGO set.

Also included in this set is a section of Kings Cross Train Station platform 9 3/4, which the Hogwarts Express can neatly dock into. It’s truly an attractive way of displaying the set.

Minifigure-wise, we get 20, but the most fun and interesting thing about them is that they span across all eras of the Harry Potter movies.

For example, we get a shorter Harry from his early years at Hogwarts, a taller teenage Harry from his middle years, an older Harry from the final films, and even an adult harry from the epilogue where he sends his own children off to Hogwarts.

It was a great and effective choice from LEGO!

So yes, overall, the best LEGO Harry Potter set ever is the 76405 Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition.

It’s very easy to see what’s so special about this set, and it’s definitely worth paying the high price tag for something so display-worthy AND play-worth!

Read more: In-depth Review of the 2022 Harry Potter Advent Calendar

The 15 Best LEGO Harry Potter Sets Ever…in numbers!

So we’ve taken a deeper dive into the 15 best LEGO Harry Potter sets ever, but we thought we’d make things a little easier and simpler for you!

Take a look at this table to see how the sets stack up against each other!

Set numberSetReleasedRRPNo. of Minifigures
71043Hogwarts Castle2018$469.99 / £409.9928
75951Grindelwald’s Escape2019$19.99 / £19.992
76403The Ministry of Magic2022$99.99 / £89.9910
759684 Privet Drive2020$79.99 / £69.996
75967Forbidden Forest: Umbridge’s Encounter2020$29.99 / £24.995
7640812 Grimmauld Place2022$119.99 / £114.999
75978Diagon Alley2020$449.99 / £389.9917
75945Expecto Patronum2019$19.99 / £19.994
75956Quidditch Match2018$39.99 / £34.996
76406Hungarian Horntail Dragon2022$49.99 / £44.991
75947Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak Rescue2019$59.99 / £49.996
76387Hogwarts: Fluffy Encounter2021$39.99 / £34.994
75980Attack on the Burrow2020$99.99 / £89.998
75957The Knight Bus2019$39.99 / £34.993
76405Hogwarts Express: Collector’s Edition2022$499.99 / £429.992

Final thoughts

As you can see from this review list, there are some absolutely incredible LEGO Harry Potter sets out there.

They cover all the different movies and allow you to recreate your favorite scenes as well as dream up new ones.

What we did notice is that, unlike larger franchises that LEGO works with (i.e., Star Wars, Marvel, etc.), Harry Potter sets are relatively cheaply priced, making them very affordable for collectors.

Yes, we did include some huge and expensive sets in there, but there were also several sets that sat below $20 / £20, and the amazing thing is, they’re just as good and have just as much playability as the large sets.

The 76405 Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition totally deserves that number one spot because of how grand and detailed it is, but in all honesty, we could have put the rest of them in any order, and this list would have worked.

Each of the LEGO Harry Potter sets is special and unique in its own way, and we love how affordable and fun they are.

In fact, you could say that it’s a kind of magic!