Is LEGO Giving a Hint About an Upcoming Harry Potter Diagon Alley Set?


By now we would have seen and heard all that needs to be known about the ambitious LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) micro-scale set. A great deal of what we have learned was courtesy of the requisite designer video for it, with the heads of the LEGO design team. However, starting from around this week a new wave of questions and speculation has arisen regarding the Hogwarts Castle (71043). It’s not about the set itself but rather, something spotted in the designer video background. The prevailing theory is that the object, which was blurred, might be another Potter set.

From a quick read of the comments for the LEGO designer video on YouTube, it seems that inquisitive viewers are seeing the same thing: at the 4:30 mark, behind the LEGO System set box are what appear to be brick-built buildings. One is shaded blue-purple and orange, familiar colors to Potter-fans.


The rumor that sprung from this view of the Hogwarts Castle (71043) is that LEGO’s working on possibly a building set for the Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes shop in Diagon Alley. You can see the similarly colored building above. Does it match the blurry figure in the clip? You tell us.

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Some of the ongoing rumors mention that LEGO has pulled this method of advance teasing before. Is it really a tease in this case? Remember that this is a rumor for now, at least until LEGO comes clean about it. But wouldn’t such a set be magical in the future?

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