Limited Edition LEGO DC Wonder Woman (77906) Officially Revealed

DC FanDome’s first half of its virtual comic-con may all be over, but it seems the excitement doesn’t stop there. Following the reveal of the new Wonder Woman 1984 trailer which gives our first look at Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah, now comes a new LEGO product listing that celebrates the film’s classic comic book roots. LEGO Shop@Home has now listed the limited edition LEGO DC Wonder Woman (77906), scheduled to be released on October 1st.

LEGO DC Wonder Woman

Right off the bat, the LEGO DC Wonder Woman (77906) set follows the recognizable Comic-Con style box art reminiscent of previous SDCC offerings. This strengthens the notion that this may probably be intended to be offered as a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, but because of the on-going pandemic, LEGO has to do some contingency plans on how this may be offered to the market. This vignette type of set is very much reminiscent of that to the LEGO Captain Marvel and the ASIS (77902) and the LEGO DC Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903) both exclusively offered during last year’s SDCC.

Some things worth noting here are first, LEGO opted to have this listed for pre-order, helping TLG determine how much sets will it need to produce within a month before its official release in October. And second, it looks like the set will only be offered in the US, which is not really good news to other LEGO fans across the globe. Frankly, I’m still a bit puzzled on how LEGO comes across with some of these geographical restrictions, while still committing on the idea of doing away with its regional exclusives. Whatever is the case, I think fans will appreciate it if LEGO clarifies these things.

Here are the product details of the new LEGO DC Wonder Woman (77906) including some official images. This set is expected to retail for $39.99 in the US and comes with the minifigure versions of the classic Wonder Woman, her arch-nemesis Cheetah, and Wonder Woman’s trusted confidant Etta Candy. You may click on the following affiliate link if you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist. While you’re at it, you may also like to check another tie-in set which is the LEGO Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157), currently available at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Wonder Woman (77906)

255 pieces | $39.99

LEGO® DC Wonder Woman™ (77906) brings together 3 classic characters from the Wonder Woman comic book in a buildable, play-and-display action scene. Hands-on Wonder Woman display set Superhero fans of any age can build their own recreation of a superhero battle between Wonder Woman™ and Cheetah™ – as seen on the cover of the classic Wonder Woman comic. As the model features the same iconic characters as the Wonder Woman 1984 movie – Wonder Woman and Cheetah – it’s also the ideal gift for fans of the blockbuster movie. The 3 collectible minifigures are displayed in an outdoor environment set on a sturdy base. The completed model will add a great conversation piece to any room. Popular action minifigure toys from LEGO DC construction toys let children role-play as their favorite characters in good vs. evil conflicts to save the world! With legendary superheroes and cool gadgets, LEGO DC building sets make great gifts for kids, inspiring individual and group play that never ends.

What We Know So Far About The New LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) Set

After the news came out of another LEGO Harry Potter set that is being still being kept under wraps, the LEGO fan community was quick to share several box art images of the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) over unofficial channels (aka leaks). As always, we’re not going to share these images here out of respect for LEGO’s established embargo. However, these are some of the things that we know so far about this very exciting set.

It’s the second-largest, and next most expensive LEGO Harry Potter set as of to date.

Though the title holder for being the largest LEGO Harry Potter set in terms of piece count still belongs to the Hogwarts Castle (71043) coming in at 6,020 pieces, the latest brick rendition of the Diagon Alley comes in second place with a total of 5,544 pieces included in its set. What is interesting here is that the latter comes with a similar price tag of $399.99 even if it comes short of around 400 pieces. This is probably because a lot of baseplates are used in this set, especially when you realize that it is primarily a modular set, which leads us to our second observation.

It follows a modular design and plenty of baseplates.

If you were following the trail of bread crumbs over at Instagram (#legoleaks), you will immediately notice that this latest LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) observes a modular design that highlights the following locations. These shops are designed in pairs, giving the set four distinct modular builds.

    • Ollivanders Wand Shop and Scribbulus Writing Implements
    • Quality Quidditch Supplies and The Daily Prophet
    • Flourish & Blotts Bookseller and Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor
    • Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes and Knockturn Alley

Each module seems to rest on a singular baseplate, which may be one of the reasons why it is similarly priced to that of the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle. It is also interesting to note how LEGO designers opted for this ‘dual’ approach in creating these shops to somehow maintain a balance between showing as many details as they can about the famous Harry Potter marketplace, and offering it within a reasonable retail price. This is a good decision, in my opinion, considering also that they were able to package this for LEGO fans 16 years old and above.

The Minifigures

The minifigures in this set does not disappoint as well. I’m personally glad that LEGO opted to offer actual minifigures in its LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978), instead of opting for nanofigures as what they did with the Hogwarts Castle back in 2018. Based on what we’ve seen so far, these are the 14 minifigures included in this set:

    • Rubeus Hagrid
    • Fred Weasley
    • George Weasley
    • Molly Weasley
    • Ginny Weasley (younger version)
    • Ron Weasley (younger version)
    • Hermione Granger (younger version)
    • Harry Potter (younger version)
    • Draco Malfoy (younger version)
    • Lucius Malfoy
    • Gilderoy Lockhart
    • Garrick Ollivander
    • Florean Fortescue
    • Daily Prophet Photographer

Those who knew their LEGO Harry Potter minifigures will immediately point out that the last two in this list are first-ever LEGO minifig renditions of the said characters. It may be said that they only had a brief moment in the Harry Potter universe, but I love how LEGO pays attention to these details and even gave such random characters like the Daily Prophet Photographer the LEGO treatment that they deserve.

Will it come with a gift-with-purchase set?

Yes, the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) will certainly come with a gift-with-purchase or GWP set like other new LEGO HP sets slated to arrive next month. As I’ve mentioned in an earlier report, these promotional freebies will come in the form of a polybag and the LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412). There’s seems to be no specific freebie unique for the Diagon Alley, but having these promotional items thrown into your shopping carts are certainly a welcomed gesture.

As a final note, LEGO has not yet announced an official release date for the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) as of this posting. I hope an official press release will be out by next week, and I’ll keep my radars up until then.

LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028) Now Up At LEGO Shop@Home

After their official debut a couple of days ago, LEGO has now updated their home shopping portal to now include the LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028). This latest magical wave of LEGO CMF series is scheduled to arrive on September 1st, retailing for $4.99 per blind bag. Check out the official product description below, and if you wish to add them to your LEGO wishlist, you may click on the following affiliate link as well.

LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028)

$4.99 per blind bag | 16 to collect | Launching on September 1, 2020

LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2

Magic can be found everywhere! Kids and fans will love these awesome LEGO® Minifigures (71028) Harry Potter™ Series 2 collectible bags. Each mystery bag contains 1 of 16 different toy characters from the Harry Potter series.

Amazing character lineup for creative activities
Fans young and old can collect, play with or display some great character toys from the Harry Potter series, including Harry Potter, Hermione Granger™, Ron Weasley™, Ginny Weasley™, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Luna Lovegood™, Moaning Myrtle, Griphook, Headmaster Albus Dumbledore™, Professor Sprout, Neville Longbottom™, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Bellatrix Lestrange, Lily Potter and James Potter.

Cool accessories and collectible toys
Each of the finely crafted, highly detailed minifigures comes in a sealed mystery bag with 1 or more accessory elements to add to the action, including some never-before-seen accessories for certain characters, plus a collector’s leaflet with character information.

  • Immerse fans in wizarding role play with these cool LEGO® Minifigures (71028) Harry Potter™ Series 2 sets. Play starts straight out of the bag! These make great gifts and collectibles for fans of any age.
  • What’s in the bag? Kids can find characters from the Harry Potter™ movies to add to their LEGO® Minifigures (71028) collection or Harry Potter sets. Each minifigure comes with 1 or more accessories and an information leaflet.
  • These awesome minifigures are great for imaginative play, where kids can adventure with their favorite characters in current sets that they own, make them part of new stories with other models or collect them to display.
  • Any Harry Potter™ fan will love these unique collectible toys. The detailed LEGO® Minifigures and their accessories will thrill any kid and make a great gift for boys and girls aged 5 and up.
  • Small yet mighty! These mystery bags each contain 1 of 16 awesome Harry Potter™ universe minifigure toys, complete with one or more accessories. Totally portable and ready for play or display.
  • Are you Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Gryffindor? Powered by a child’s imagination for hours of fun! Battery-free toys help boost kids’ creative and group play skills and lets them imagine new stories on their own.

New LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) Set Arriving Very Soon

Here’s another delightfully unexpected news coming from the LEGO Harry Potter front. In what seems to be an accidental listing over at LEGO Shop@Home Japan portal (the said listing has been taken down as of this posting), eagle-eyed fans caught glimpse of what seems to be this year’s largest LEGO HP set. Coming in at more than 5,000 pieces, the new LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) set is slated to arrive soon.

The LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (10217) that was released back in 2011. The featured image used in this article is also from the box art of the said set.

If you recall back in 2011, LEGO has released it’s first, should I say, comprehensive rendition of the famous Harry Potter marketplace coming in at 2,025 pieces. This LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (10217) consists of smaller brick builds of famous stores such as Ollivander’s, Borgin and Burke’s, and Gringott’s Bank. As impressive as this direct-to-consumer (D2C) set back during that year, there are still plenty of fascinating shops that we wish could have been included.

And after 9 years since its debut, it looks like we will be having our next LEGO version of this magical marketplace with an impressive piece count of 5,544 pieces.  We do not have official images yet of this set understandably, but based on its now removed listing, we can expect the following shops to be included in this set: Ollivanders Wand Shop, Flourish & Blotts bookseller, Scribbulus Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch Supplies, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, The Daily Prophet, and my personal favorite Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. Though it would be nice if LEGO included a rehashed version of Gringot’s for good measure, I think with 7 shops included in this modular set, I certainly don’t have any qualms against it.

Here’s what we can find from the now-taken down description of the new LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978). This set is expected to have a whopping price tag of $399.99 and is intended for builders 16 years old and above. I wouldn’t be surprised though if LEGO will opt to include it under its 18+ collection given its piece count and retail price. Be sure to be on the lookout for LEGO’s official announcement which may happen any time soon. Hopefully, the release of this new brick version of Diagon Alley will be released alongside that of the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigure Series 2 (71028) coming in September.

Special thanks also to The Brick Fan for the heads up.

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978)

5,544 pieces | $399.99

Iconic stores packed with authentic movie details

Measuring more than a meter wide, the impressive model captures the scale and ambiance of the bustling magic-supplies hub. Behind magnificent facades lie intriguing interiors, fascinating features, and familiar characters. Check out the wands at Ollivanders™; drop in on Gilderoy Lockhart™’s book-signing event at Flourish & Blotts™ bookseller; obtain a love potion from Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™; and peruse the products and paraphernalia at Scribbulus™ Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor and the Daily Prophet™.

  • Cool collectible building toys
  • The extensive range of LEGO models and playsets provide fans of the Harry Potter Universe with endless imaginative fun and creative display possibilities.
  • This large LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) display model gives fans of the Harry Potter movies aged 16 and up a chance to recreate magical London’s most magical shopping street.
  • Includes Ollivanders™ Wand Shop, Scribbulus™ Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, Flourish & Blotts™ bookseller, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™ and the Daily Prophet™ entrance.
  • Authentic accessories and familiar minifigures from the Harry Potter™ movies make it possible to create a ‘living model’ with endless possibilities to rearrange and create new narratives.
  • This challenging and rewarding construction set makes a great Christmas or birthday gift for kids, Harry Potter™ fans, model enthusiasts, and lovers of LEGO® brick building aged 16 and up.
  • Measuring over 11” (29cm) high, 40” (102cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep, this LEGO® Harry Potter™ Diagon Alley™ set is crammed to the rooftops with authentic details.
  • No batteries required. This modular construction set provides a hands-on, fulfilling building experience. Even the famous hat-lifting entrance to Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™ is powered by hand.

LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028) Officially Revealed

LEGO has officially revealed its upcoming LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028) via its social media channels earlier today. Though this is not the first time that we saw this highly anticipated CMF series, it’s nice that LEGO has removed the embargo on these collectible minifigures allowing us a better appreciation of what to expect from them.

Take a closer look at each of them as posted over on Facebook.

LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2
Fred and George Weasley
Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter
LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2
Griphook and Bellatrix Lestrange
Moaning Myrtle and Luna Lovegood
LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2
Neville Longbottom and Professor Pomona Sprout
Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley
LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2
Kingsley Shacklebolt and Albus Dumbledore

Missing from these images are those from the minifig versions of Lily and James Potter. They were probably left out unintentionally so I’m pretty sure that LEGO will issue an update very soon.

Needless to say, there are plenty of new and interesting pieces that are included in these series. On top of my list is that new and lovely Fawkes figure that comes with Dumbledore, the Sword of Gryffindor included with Griphook, Neville’s Book of Monsters, and those exquisite Butterbeer glasses. These LEGO pieces are very much desirable next to their minifigure counterparts if I may say so.

All in all, there are a total of 16 characters to collect, with 60 blind bags included in one entire box. It was also reported that the complete box of the LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigure Series 2 (71028) may also follow a pre-determined sorting arrangement similar to its predecessor. Additionally, it looks like LEGO steered away from the idea of offering a sort of a chase minifigure in this series. I believe this is a good move from LEGO since this will allow more completionist fans to enjoy their complete collection of LEGO Harry Potter figures without resorting to those ridiculous aftermarket prices set by scalpers.

The LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028) is expected to arrive in LEGO Stores and over at LEGO Shop@Home this September, retailing for $4.99 per blind bag. And in case you missed out on the previous LEGO HP CMF Series 1 and other LEGO CMF series for that matter, I recommend that you check out what Collectible Minifigs has to offer.

Which LEGO HP character are you most excited about in this upcoming Series 2? Let us know in the comments below.

Take a Look at the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) Package Insert

Earlier this month, we had a fairly good grasp of what to expect from LEGO’s next Collectible Minifigure Series. Though the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) is still slated to be released in September, it seems that some retailers are already pushing for its sale as early as now. This is what Promobricks eventually discovered as they went out of their way to track down what probably could be the very first retailer that sold this highly anticipated minifig series. Their hunt eventually led them to Romania where local supermarket chain Carrefour, had the LEGO CMF series put on sale already.

A close up of the new LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) blind bag. Image courtesy of Promobricks.
LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) on display at a store in Romania. Image courtesy of Promobricks.

And since this is a legally acquired product, all is fair when Promobricks posted its full package insert, showing all the 16 characters in the series. Take a look at what to expect from its blind bag insert.

LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2

Looking at the above checklist, we can now have a better look at each of the characters included in the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028). Beginning with:

  1. Harry Potter with the Book of Potions
  2. Albus Dumbledore with Fawkes the phoenix (this latest version of Fawkes is a must-have!)
  3. Hermione Granger with a glass of butterbeer accessory (this is a new-for-2020 element)
  4. Ron Weasley with a glass of butterbeer accessory.
  5. Luna Lovegood with a lion topped hat accessory as first seen in the Order of Phoenix.
  6. Griphook with the Sword of Gryffindor and a vault key. These are new LEGO elements as well. 
  7. Lily Potter with Baby Harry
  8. James Potter with a printed tile showing a portrait of him and Lily.
  9. Ginny Weasley in her Slug Club dress outfit, and what looks like to be a new chocolate sundae accessory. This minifigure is a reference to the Slug Club’s Christmas Party.
  10. Fred Weasley with a cap accessory and his signature Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes case. The case itself seems to carry two unique 1×1 printed tiles based on the leaflet.
  11. George Weasley with a similar cap like that of Fred’s and the famous Marauder’s Map
  12. Bellatrix Lestrange in her Azkaban prisoner’s outfit, handcuffs, and prison ID as a new printed tile.
  13. Kingsley Shacklebolt with broom accessory. The purple color scheme for his robes is visually appealing.
  14. Moaning Myrtle with Tom Riddle’s Diary. The diary also features a unique 1×2 printed tile.
  15. Professor Pomona Sprout with a mandrake and flower pot
  16. Neville Longbottom with a Book of Monsters.

I’m pretty sure that this 2nd Series of LEGO Harry Potter CMF is winning the hearts of fans already. I also appreciate the fact that there is no chase minifig in this series, unlike the first where we have LEGO throwing in just one minifig of Percival Graves/Gellert Grindelwald in each box of 60 blind bags. It is also yet to be seen if this next Series will also follow a similar, pre-determined sorting per box as we’ve discovered from the first LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series (71022).

The LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigure Series 2 (71028) is scheduled to arrive in LEGO Stores and at LEGO Shop@Home on September 1st, and is expected to retail for $4.99 per blind bag.

All images posted here are courtesy of Promobricks.

Here’s More Info on the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294)

Yesterday, I mentioned a new LEGO Star Wars set that was a long time coming. Building instructions for the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) set was made available online via LEGO’s Customer Service Portal, hinting on the fact that the set will be making a physical appearance anytime soon. However, as it turns out, the set itself will be available not at LEGO Shop@Home, but on another retailer’s website.

Bespin Duel (75294)

Toys R Us Canada (yep, TRU seems to be doing well up north) has now listed the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel set as a TRU exclusive. Retailing for $49.94, the set comes in at 295 pieces and interestingly carries the 18+ branding. This is by far the smallest set to be labeled and marketed as such with LEGO adult fans in mind. I also find it curious how LEGO determines when a set should be branded as an 18+ set. I always have this notion that it has to do with the complexity and size of its build, and the aesthetics that go with it.

Bespin Duel (75294)

Bespin Duel (75294)

But perhaps the larger question in my mind is that why would LEGO opt for this long-awaited set to be a regional and retailer exclusive? I’m no fan of such marketing strategies since I’ve always felt that it severely limits access for well-meaning fans, and it creates an artificial and a kind of exploitive inflation of its value for collectors and scalpers. I also feel that this is like backpedaling on LEGO’s part since they made it a point before to limit, or do away with regional exclusives. I also understand that this set may have been originally intended as an event-exclusive, but still, I think LEGO is capable of producing more of these sets for the benefit of the larger fan community. I just hope that LEGO will reconsider releasing this set over at LEGO Shop@Home to allow more fans to have access to this LEGO Star Wars gem.

Anyways, let’s hear what TRU’s Canada’s website has to say about the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294). Please take note that as of this posting, this set is currently out of stock in just less than 24 hours after it was listed over at the site. So if you’re looking forward to this, then perhaps your last resort will be eBay for now.

Let me know in the comments below how you feel about this set, and if in case you spot this at your local retail stores.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294)

295 pieces | $49.94

R Exclusive, only available at Toys R Us Canada. Disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nostalgic Star Wars memories with this detailed Bespin Duel build-and-display LEGO model (75294). Marking the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, it cleverly recreates the iconic Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader Cloud City duel scene. Build and display This fun, creative construction set features Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader LEGO minifigures with lightsabers. It also has a display stand with a 40th-anniversary nameplate to complete a wonderful centerpiece for your home or office. And don’t worry if you are a LEGO newcomer – step-by-step instructions are included so you can enjoy a stress-free building experience. Mindful relaxation The LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the Star Wars universe since 1999. This building set for adults makes a super gift for yourself or Star Wars fans and hobbyists in your life looking for a mindful way to unwind from the daily grind.

  • Take time out to relax, reawaken nostalgic Star Wars memories and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in LEGO style with this Bespin Duel (75294) build-and-display model
  • With this construction set, you can recreate the iconic Cloud City duel scene on a stand with a nameplate, adding lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader LEGO minifigures to complete a classic display piece
  • This beautifully detailed Bespin building set makes a great addition to Star Wars fans’ memorabilia collections, and any LEGO enthusiast will love to show it off alongside their other creations
  • This 295-piece Star Wars construction kit is great for solo building or sharing creative fun with your friends. It also makes a super birthday or holiday gift for the Star Wars fan or hobbyist in your life
  • The buildable model measures over 8″ (20cm) high, 9″ (23cm) wide and 4″ (11cm) deep – it doesn’t need a huge amount of space for display, but its striking, authentic details are sure to grab people’s attention

 

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) Makes Its Appearance

Here’s another surprise from the LEGO Star Wars front. The LEGO Customer Service Portal has been updated to now include a new set of building instructions, inadvertently revealing a new Star Wars set that is still being kept under wraps. Here’s a quick look at the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294).

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

To be accurate, this is just a single image of the very first brick version of this iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back. But it’s enough for us to see what to expect from this commemorative set. As the image suggests, LEGO and Disney intend this to be a LEGO Star Wars set that will mark the 40th anniversary of the film’s release. Furthermore, as Brickset reports, LEGO has intended this to be an SDCC 2020 exclusive. But since the annual Comic-Con event as we know it has been effectively canceled, it’s still unknown how and when this commemorative set will be released.

It is also interesting to note that the building instructions have features that may suggest it is a limited edition set. It has a dedicated small space at the bottom right of its first page presumably intended for the SDCC logo. The building instruction also comes with a special message from LEGO Star Wars Creative Director, Jens Kronvold Frederiksen.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

“No. I Am Your Father.”

This Darth Vader reveal quote is probably the most poignant line from any of the Star Wars films; the defining moment when Luke Skywalker learns the devastating truth about his family heritage – and chooses his path.

Now you can build this iconic scene from the Star Wars Saga, released as an official LEGO model for the first time, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.

The set comes in at 295 pieces and includes, of course, minifig versions of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The set does not seem to offer any significant play feature and is primarily intended to be a display set. As a commemorative set, I just hoped that LEGO opted for a unique printed piece instead of that 4×4 plate with knobs. But for what it is, LEGO opted for a sticker on this one.

For what its worth, I guess its still a good move for LEGO to come up with its first official brick rendition of this classic scene. Let’s just hope that the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) will eventually land on LEGO stores and LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon. And for the latest, LEGO Star Wars sets that are out now, be sure to check them out right here.

Thanks again to Brickset for this tip.

All LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) Characters Revealed

A couple of months ago, we managed to share a partial listing of what to expect from the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) where we looked at an initial roster of who’s who in this anticipated Collectible Minifigure Series. And if you’re closely following the trail of virtual bread crumbs (aka leaks) on this CMF series on social media, you probably have an idea on what to expect from this follow-up licensed series. Same as before, we’re not allowed to post its images here, but if don’t mind some spoilers then just go ahead and navigate your way through Google or Instagram.

In the meantime, read on to know what you can expect from the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028). For starters, what we’re sure of is the fact that LEGO already confirmed its arrival in September, and that there’s a total of 16 Harry Potter characters to collect from this series. Here’s a brief description of each of the characters included, as they appear in the series’ minifigure checklist.

  1. Harry Potter with Advanced Potion-Making book.
  2. Professor Albus Dumbledore as seen from the Chamber of Secrets, together with a new (and far better) LEGO version of Fawkes the phoenix.
  3. Hermione Granger with a butterbeer glass accessory and striped clothing.
  4. Ron Weasley with a similar butterbeer glass accessory and striped shirt.
  5. Luna Lovegood with a new lion hat accessory (unlike that from the lion costume from TLM2 CMF 71023).
  6. Griphook in his Gringotts outfit, and an interesting new Sword of Gryffindor piece.
  7. Lily Potter with a Baby Harry Potter figure in contrast to that Baby Voldemort figure that came with the LEGO Harry Potter The Rise of Voldemort (75965) set from last year.
  8. James Potter holding what seems to be a 2×4 printed tile depicting the couple’s photo.
  9. Ginny Weasley on her Slug Club dress outfit during the club’s Christmas Party. This minifigure version also has a sort of wine glass accessory.
  10. Fred Weasley with a cap accessory and what looks to be his signature Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes case. It will surely be nice if the case comes out as a printed piece.
  11. George Weasley with a similar cap accessory and the iconic Marauder’s Map.
  12. Bellatrix Lestrange in her Azkaban outfit, handcuffs, and prison ID.
  13. Kingsley Shacklebolt with broom accessory. The cap and the robe is a nice touch for this minifigure.
  14. Moaning Myrtle with Tom Riddle’s diary.
  15. Professor Pomona Sprout with a mandrake figure.
  16. Neville Longbottom in school robes (unlike that from 71022) with a Book of Monsters figure.

What we can also confirm is that the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) will also come with the same angled bar with stud pieces that were first introduced in the LEGO DC Super Heroes CMF (71026).  As you may know already,  this particular piece allows for some dynamic posing of the minifigures when they are placed on their respective stands.

Since the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 is slated to be released next month, then we can expect some news from LEGO anytime soon. Similar to previous offerings, we can expect each blind bag to be retailed at $4.99 each. We’ll give you more updates such as box distribution and other details once they are available.

Thanks to Stonewars for the heads up.

A First Look at LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412)

LEGO has a new surprise for its LEGO Harry Potter fans. Thanks to Hungarian online store Kockashop, we now have our first look at the upcoming LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412). If you recall, we first mentioned this set back in January as part of LEGO’s repertoire of 2020 BrickHeadz offerings.

LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak

Coming in at 270 pieces, this latest BrickHeadz duo is LEGO’s 5th Harry Potter offering under this collectible theme. The set features a brick-built Hagrid with a lantern and umbrella accessory (which happens to Hagrid’s favorite umbrella by the way). Buckbeak, being the hippogrif as he is, comes in a four-legged brick version that cleverly retains all the features of a typical BrickHeadz build. I like how LEGO designers reimagined Hagrid’s look especially the way his hair was shaped in this set and the emphasis on Buckbeak’s signature white plumage and characteristic front legs.

Here’s a rough Google translation (with some editing) of Kockashop’s product description of this set.

LEGO BricHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412)

270 pieces | Expected retail price: $19.99

LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak

The LEGO BrickHeadz  Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412) is a magical gift for fans of Harry Potter movies and collectors of BrickHeadz models. Hagrid is unmistakable with his big black hair, long brown coat, lantern in one hand, and his favorite pink umbrella in the other. Buckbeak has distinctive white plumage from the top of the head to the beak. Both collectible characters stand on a durable baseplate, making them perfect for both play and decoration.

This next Harry Potter themed BrickHeadz set is not yet listed at LEGO Shop@Home but I’ll update this post once they make their debut in LEGO’s online shopping portal. As I mentioned, this latest LEGO BrickHeadz Harry Potter offering follows other sets in the theme such as:

The abovementioned sets are now practically retired, and if in case you’ve still missed out on these sets, you may try clicking on these Amazon affiliate links if you still need to add them to your LEGO Harry Potter collection.

Special thanks to Bouwsteentjes for the heads up.