We capped off our previous week’s lineup of LEGO news with plenty of updates on sets for LEGO’s Wizarding World. We got plenty of info on the upcoming sets themed after either Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts so we’re well appraised on those products when they come out in July. But there’s still more sets under that product line that we’re still fishing for information. One of them is the LEGO Hogwarts Castle set (71043), of which we’ve been receiving only small-steps news, such as the fact that it’s going to be micro-scale with nanofigures included. We’ll, here’s another related update/rumor.
An anonymous source has sent word to our fellow LEGO news source, The Brick Fan with more information on the micro-scale Hogwarts Castle (71043). That is, we’ve now got an estimate on the number of bricks and elements that will form this set. If the source is on the money, we’re looking at an average of 6,000 LEGO bricks.
For comparison, we return once again to the LEGO micro-scale set we made references of with our previous update on the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043). That was the long-discontinued LEGO Marvel Super Heroes SHIELD Helicarrier (76042). It looked pretty massive at first glance, but is still made up of “only” almost 3,000 pieces.
That just hammers home how massive the micro-scale Hogwarts Castle (71043) will be, and how potentially unfeasible it would have been if the scale were mini instead. Now, the 6,000-piece count is only a rumor until we get official confirmation from LEGO, so we wait.