Ever since the first Harry Potter book was released in 1997, people have fallen in love with the Wizarding World.
That’s why it was an obvious choice for LEGO to produce another Harry Potter advent calendar.
According to the official LEGO website, it features several awesome micro builds and Minifigures, and we’re here today to break it all down for you!
The LEGO Harry Potter calendar is set number 76404 and will retail for $44.99 / £29.99.
It will be released alongside all the other LEGO calendars on September 1st.
Let’s run through all we know about this magical set.
UPDATE: We’ve now posted our in-depth review (with images) of Day 1-24 of the 2022 LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar.
Minifigures in the 2022 LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar
OF COURSE, we were going to get a Harry Potter Minifigure in a LEGO Harry Potter set!
Coming in his school uniform, he sports his distinctive red Gryffindor robes. He also comes with a wand as an accessory.
He’s a shorter Minifigure with what looks like a fixed leg piece which makes him look more ‘child-like’.
Next up we have Moaning Myrtle, the ghost that lives in the second-floor girls’ lavatory, more commonly known as Moaning Myrtle’s Bathroom.
We love the color of this Minifigure, as she comes in a ghostly shade of white or almost very very pale green.
It would have been cool for a clear piece to have been included so she could ‘float’.
We also get Nymphadora Tonks, who is a fan favorite and a cool addition to the set.
While she is similar to other Tonks Minifigures, she’s not the same. She has an open jacket instead of a buttoned-up one, which seems pretty unique. We also love the purple/pink hair piece too!
Also included in the set are Sirius Black, Lord Voldemort, Professor Severus Snape, and Neville Longbottom.
They are all Minifigures that we have seen before, but they all look amazing and add to the set in their own way.
There are a couple of miscellaneous Minifigures included in this set. In fact we’re not even sure you’d call them Minifigures! We’ll let you decide!
Firstly we get Hedwig the snowy owl, who is a tiny, single-piece figure that can sit nicely on the hand of Minifigures to make it look like she’s being held.
Secondly, there is Professor Horace Slughorn as a chair as was seen in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. This is part Minifigure, part micro build.
We’re not sure what to categorize it as, suffice to say we still love it!
Micro Builds in the 2022 LEGO Harry Potter Calendar
As well as Minifigures, all LEGO calendars also include micro builds.
Let’s take a look at a few of the standout micro builds;
We have a set of Quidditch goalposts. This simple micro build contains three distinctive hoops based on the goalposts for the popular wizard game Quidditch.
It’s not as tall as the real thing, but it is in scale with the Minifigures if you want to have a game of Quidditch with them, though!
This iconic Goblet of Fire is a simple little build that includes the goblet itself and a small plinth for it to stand on. Again it’s scaled for Minifigures.
It also includes a piece of paper, presumably with Harry Potter’s name.
One of the most memorable scenes in The Chamber of Secrets is when Harry and Ron steal the flying Ford Anglia.
The 2022 LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar set recreates this vehicle on a tiny scale.
While it may only be minuscule, looking like it is constructed with only several pieces, it’s still obvious what it’s meant to represent.
The grand red and black Hogwarts Express is a magnificent vehicle, and its inclusion in the LEGO 76404 Harry Potter calendar is cool.
For such a small build, it looks to have plenty of detail and play value.
There’s also a platform 9 3/4 at London Kings Cross Station, which you can park the Hogwarts Express in.
Alongside those micro builds, a few of the others that we also get are the Chamber of Secrets, the Knight Bus, the underwater Goblet of Fire scene, The Burrow (Ron Weasley’s house), and Gringots Bank complete with a dragon on top.
LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2022 Set in numbers
|Release date||September 1st, 2022|
|Price||$44.99 / £29.99|
|Number of Minifigures||9 (including Hedwig and Chair Slughorn)|
|Number of micro builds||15|
|Total number of pieces||334|
Does the LEGO Harry Potter calendar look any good so far? Yes!
The Minifigures included are great, and you have a nice spread of both good guys and bad guys.
The micro builds are fun and have a wonderful aesthetic to them, with many being scaled for Minifigures. This means they have some great play value!
We would have just liked to have seen MORE of the micro builds scaled for Minifigure play!
It is well priced and will be a great addition to the Wizarding World of LEGO Harry Potter advent calendars! In fact it’s one of the best, as far as LEGO advent calendars go!
So what are your thoughts?
Let us know if you like this set’s confirmed Minifigures or micro builds. Also, what else would you include if it was up to you?
It’s always great to read your thoughts and opinions!