LEGO’s an old hand at “everything old is new again.” We’ve seen some of their older sets revamped and renumbered years or even decades later. The latest versions tend to be bigger and more detailed. Compare the LEGO Star Wars UCS’s for Millennium Falcon (75192) and Republic Gunship (75309) with earlier iterations. Now, it looks to be happening again to another major IP done in LEGO, “Harry Potter.” Rumors circulate on LEGO-specific social media about a GWP for next month. It’s said to be a rehash of an earlier LEGO Harry Potter set, reimagined for the licensed theme’s 20th anniversary.
Brick Fanatics reports that Instagram users ac_bricks_03 and 1414falconfan are hyping a LEGO Harry Potter GWP for October-November. They call it the Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms (40452), a gift-with-purchase to buyers of a minimum $100 in LEGO HP sets. Speculations on said IG pages claim that the set will include Harry and Ron minifigs. That sounds awfully like the early LEGO Harry Potter Gryffindor House (4722) set. That one had minimal brick-built reproductions of the Gryffindor Common Room and a student’s bedroom. This alleged GWP set 40452 expands the setting and apparently makes it compatible with the modular 20th anniversary sets.
If so, then LEGO HP collectors who have yet to buy Hogwarts: Polyjuice Potion Mistake (76386) and its brethren are in luck. If they purchase said 20th anniversary sets from October 25 to November 7 then they might score this GWP. That makes for a lot of modular assembly fun in fleshing out the “Harry Potter” story in LEGO. Then of course, word about Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms (40452) is still rumor at this stage. Keep that grain of salt handy as we wait for LEGO to come clean about this.