Way back in August, LEGO fans who were watching the Designer Video for the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle set (71043) saw something blurry but very interesting in the background. That peculiar thing turned out to be another LEGO Harry Potter set albeit on a microscale level: the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289). This still yet to be released set microbuild also includes an exclusive Ollivander minifigure.
Potter-headed LEGO enthusiasts were pleased at this revelation (though there are some who has contrary feelings about it), and one question remains: When will it be released? A rumor has popped up that it might be next around month, and not for sale, but as a promotional or gift with purchase (GWP) set. Check out the box art images below as sourced from eBay.
A source intimated to fellow LEGO news source The Brick Fan that the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289) micro-scale set is going to be offered as a promotional starting November 9 for a minimum LEGO purchase of $99. But what is strange is that it’s not listed on the November 2018 LEGO Store Calendar. If the rumor ends up being true, then LEGO is probably putting a wider degree of control over at the promotions in case that the microscale Diagon Alley might prove to be popular among LEGO Harry Potter fans. True enough, better expect this offer to be short-lived, running in a few days to say the least.
Now as before, any rumor that we post on The Brick Show should be treated as such until The LEGO Group releases official information to confirm or debunk it. It’s still early in October so we have until the end of month to see of indeed the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289) ends up being our next LEGO Shop@Home promotional. Stay tuned.