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The best Lego Harry Potter sets for Black Friday and Christmas 2018: Fantastic toys and where to find them

T3 logo T3 09/11/2018 Matthew Bolton

Lego Harry Potter sets have always been a big hit, and even though the boy wizard story came to an end years ago, we still love the joy of putting together a giant Lego Hogwarts Castle, or great little Hogwarts Express set.

And with new Lego Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sets coming out in the run-up to the latest film, expect these to be some of the hotter Lego gift sets for Christmas in 2018 – especially the new Lego Hogwarts Great Hall, which is going to be a smash hit for certain.

If you want to get the Christmas shopping in early, Argos has a great 3 for 2 on toys offer right now, including Lego sets! Our pick would be to grab the Great Hall, Whomping Willow and Hogwarts Express sets (see below for info on all those) for under £165 total – that's a steal.

If you want more great discounts in the run up to Christmas, be sure to keep an eye on our best Black Friday deals 2018 page!

If you’re wondering what sets are available for building a wonderful wizarding world of your own, let’s dive straight into the coolest Lego Harry Potter sets you can buy!

a close up of a church © Provided by Future Publishing Ltd.

The new Lego Hogwarts is a huge (69x43x58cm fully built) recreation of the movie version of the castle, all more or less to scale with the 27(!) included microfigures (teeny Lego characters even smaller than the usual minifigs). The last big set built to microfigure scale was the awesome Lego Saturn V rocket, and this looks even better. The film-mimicking model has everything from the Great Hall to the Chamber of Secrets, Dumbledore’s office, Room of Requirement, and loads more cameos from the series, as well as separate Hagrid’s Hut and Whomping Willow areas. And yes, the staircases move. The figures include assorted students, teachers, villains and a set of Dementors, and it comes with a scale Aragog the spider and dragon for good measure. This is the ultimate Lego set for Harry Potter fans, bar none. 

Pieces: 6020

a close up of a church: Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall © Provided by Future Publishing Ltd. Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall

Don’t have space for the giant Harry Potter Hogwarts Lego, but love the idea? Scale it back with the Great Hall set, which has a similar movie-ready look but is a fraction of the size (and price). It includes 10 minifigs, including Hagrid, Nearly-Headless Nick, and more students and teachers. As well as a recreation of the Great Hall, you get a tower with a moving staircase and Mirror of Erised. There’s even a Basilisk and little Fawkes figure. This is going to be massive this Christmas, make no mistake.

Number of pieces: 878

a close up of a toy: Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express © Provided by Future Publishing Ltd. Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express

Start your Hogwarts journey at, well, the start with this lovely recreation of King's Cross Platform 9 3/4 and the Hogwarts Express. The platform has a moving section of wall for the minifigs to pass through, naturally, as well as teeny Lego Daily Prophet newspapers. The train itself looks great, but you can also pull away the side and roof of the carriage to create a little Express playset. You even get a minifig of Trolley Witch, everyone’s favourite nameless sweet salesperson, and where else are you going to find that?

Number of pieces: 801

a close up of a toy: Lego Harry Potter Quidditch Match © Provided by Future Publishing Ltd. Lego Harry Potter Quidditch Match

Create the excitement of magical match day with this sharp little set. Aside from the adorableness of it coming with Lego-ised Quidditch gear – including quaffle, bludgers, Golden Snitch and characters in their team gear on broomsticks – you get a set of goals complete with a controllable clear stand to wobble your plastic Oliver Wood in place for clutch saves. There’s even way to fire bludgers into the air, which seems excessive, but makes for a pretty complete playset. Each house gets its own support tower, and the Slytherin one has some pop-up fire, for recreating pyromaniac-based movie moments. At under £40, it’s nice smaller set to gift, with such iconic pieces in.

Number of pieces: 500

a close up of a toy: Lego Harry Potter Newt's Case of Magical Creatures © Provided by Future Publishing Ltd. Lego Harry Potter Newt's Case of Magical Creatures

If you’re looking for your Lego Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fix, then, we’ll we’ve got this fantastic set and you can find it in the links below… In a very cute bit of theming, you build Newt’s case here, which folds out into a playset with areas for taking care of the buildable animals contained within. It comes with four movie figures and five creatures, giving kids loads of scope for replaying or remixing their favourite movie moments.

Number of pieces: 694

Lego Harry Potter Whomping Willow © Provided by Future Publishing Ltd. Lego Harry Potter Whomping Willow

Like the Hogwarts Great Hall set, this is a another little slice of the Wizarding school, with six minifigs (plus Hedwig), a flying Ford Anglia with opening doors and boot, and the great whomping willow, which has spinning branches to mulch bystanders (but also a secret tunnel, naturally). The castle part of the set doesn’t look big from the outside, but actually squeezes in a Potions classroom, Snape’s office and a student dormitory in the other side. Combine it with the Great Hall (and Quidditch set), and you’ve got a wide-ranging portion of Hogwarts to play around with, and that all look fab on display together.

Number of pieces: 753

a close up of a toy: Lego Harry Potter BrickHeadz © Provided by Future Publishing Ltd. Lego Harry Potter BrickHeadz

Lego’s rival to the omnipresent POP Vinyl figures has you building large-headed characters out of bricks, with frequently adorable results. This is a great little Lego Harry Potter gift, because you build yourself a suitably floppy-haired Harry, complete with a very-much-not-to-scale Hedwig. Harry’s about two inches tall once built, and the figures sit on little display stands, for perching on your shelves next to your other memorabilia.

Number of pieces: 180

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