It’s finally here! LEGO Harry Potter fans rejoice, for LEGO has now updated their servers to include a huge stash of high res images of the much awaited LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043). Rumors were up in the air since last month on what we can possibly expect from this set, most noticeable is the speculation that the set will weigh in at more than 6,000 pieces making it possibly the largest LEGO HP set to date. However, the speculations can finally end since the Hogwarts Castle (71043), as predicted, indeed comes in a mammoth size of 6,020 pieces.
What is also interesting in this LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) set is the fact that this is also the very first LEGO HP set to contain all of Hogwarts’ Founding Fathers (or parents for that matter in the case of Helga Hufflepuff and Rowena Ravenclaw) in their respective minifigure forms.
I guess the downside of such a huge set is on how to keep the build in scale with regards to its characters. I think this is the reason why LEGO opted to have it scaled to nanofigs instead. Based on the images below, it seems that each part of the castle portrays a memorable scene from Harry Potter films, much like how LEGO did it before with the Disney Castle (71040)
The Hogwarts Castle (71043) is not yet officially listed in shop.LEGO.com or any of its regional portals. But we can be rest assured that they will be updated very soon to include their official product description so that we can have a better grasp at the set’s play features. For the mean time, let’s enjoy these images.