We know the flow of the story by now. LEGO was gearing up a massive wave of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts sets of the Wizarding World franchise in the middle of the year to celebrate the coming premiere of the Fantastic Beasts sequel. They were supposed to be available in August, but it was moved up to July. That certainly got LEGO Potter-fans into a hype frenzy at a chance to get those wonderful sets early, as did the listing of said products at shop.LEGO.com. When July arrived, these sets were marked available for purchase on the site; all of them, except one – the LEGO Hogwarts Express (75955).
LEGO customers who were interested in the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express (75955) must have been puzzled on Sunday when the set was not listed on LEGO Shop@Home as being available for purchase. It was supposed to come out July 1 with its fellows. What happened then? Quite simply, it was a little bug in the online ordering system of LEGO’s selling portal that day. Thankfully LEGO was alerted and responded accordingly, so now the Hogwarts Express (75955) set is ready for customer orders alongside the others. As of this writing, an order placed today will ship by July 16.
The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express (75955) is a bit of an odd duck among LEGO train sets, as the distinctive locomotive has a station but no tracks. It is however compatible with tracks from said other LEGO sets. It comes in 801 pieces, and includes the minifigures of the Golden Trio, Trolley Witch, Remus Lupin, and a Dementor.