Towards the end of last week we caught some small bit of news concerning the recently released and heavily wish-listed LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) micro-scale set. Apparently some LEGO Stores in the US have been processing pre-orders for the set, and LEGO Harry Potter fans were left to wonder, were all US LEGO Stores involved? Did other countries also have the same in-store pre-ordering in their local LEGO brand stores? The answer, as it turns out, is quite positive, even up to north in Canada. LEGO apparently cottoned on to the possibility that in-store LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) pre-orders will be a good measure to determine demand versus supply for this highly sought after set.
It’s most likely that LEGO is trying to get a good grip on how to ensure that supplies are enough in relation to the sheer number of LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) pre-orders, and to preempt complaints like when the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) kept running out in stores and retailers for months.
The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) is already available to VIP members before its general release on the first day of September, which is when all those who have made pre-orders in the US and Canada will receive theirs. One only needs to put down $40 of the $399.99 price and they’ll have a lock on one set of the micro-scale castle in September.