Review & Giveaway: “Harry Potter” Quidditch Match LEGO Set!
Before I even opened and began building the new Harry Potter Quidditch Match LEGO set, I felt confident that I was going to love it. Harry Potter LEGO sets have always been a grail for me as a Potter collector. I have been an avid collector for years – I own a myriad of Funko Pop!s, board games, video games, different editions of the books, and sundry other items – but I missed my opportunity to purchase any of the earlier LEGO sets before they were retired and their prices skyrocketed. When LEGO announced a new series of wizarding world sets for 2018, I was psyched to have another chance to build up my collection with the ultimate building toy.
The first thing I thought when I saw the Quidditch Match LEGO set box was, “Yasss, all four Hogwarts Houses are represented!” Although all the LEGO minfigures in this particular set belong to either Gryffindor or Slytherin, each of the four Houses gets its own Quidditch stand. As a proud Ravenclaw who loves Hufflepuffs dearly, I was delighted to see the bright colors of both Houses as soon as I opened the box. The set includes a pack of stickers depicting the different House symbols and crests to add even more detail and House pride. The House crest pieces are interchangeable and attach to the Hufflepuff stand atop an interactive scoreboard to show which two teams are competing. I really hope that LEGO releases Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff Quidditch player minifigures soon so that all four teams can compete against each other!
Speaking of minifigures, I really like the ones included in this set. The set recreates Harry Potter’s first Quidditch match by including Harry, Marcus Flint as a Slytherin Chaser, Lucian Bole as a Slytherin Beater, the dreamy Oliver Wood as the Gryffindor Keeper, Hermione Granger, and Professor Snape. I like that the set includes a couple of characters who aren’t wearing Quidditch robes so they can be used in other LEGO sets. I do wish the set also included Professor Quirrell and Quidditch superfan and commentator Lee Jordan, but overall, I’m pleased with the minifigure selection.
I would recommend this set to Potter fans of all ages (except those under the age of three due to the tiny pieces) because it is involved enough to keep teens and adults entertained and focused, but it is also simple enough for most children to build independently or with a small amount of help. I think a 500-piece LEGO set is the ideal size for beginner and casual builders. The four Quidditch stands are constructed very similarly for the most part, but I still felt a sense of accomplishment and excitement after building each one. Trying to line up the small House stickers on their assigned LEGO pieces may prove difficult or frustrating to young builders, so parents and older siblings may want to volunteer to take on that particular task.
My favorite things about this LEGO set are the hidden surprises that are made possible by ingenious little mechanics. For example, the movable stand in front of the Quidditch rings allows Oliver Wood to block incoming Quaffles from Marcus Flint, whose broom is equipped with an apparatus that actually launches red LEGO pieces! I won’t spoil any of the other surprises so you can discover them for yourself! Read on for details on how you can enter our giveaway to win your very own Harry Potter Quidditch Match LEGO set!
Our giveaway, which will run from August 17 through 11:59 p.m. on August 31, is open to US and Canadian residents. One winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted via email at the end of the contest period. A response from the winner must be received within 24 hours or another winner may be chosen. There are multiple ways to enter via our Rafflecopter below, so don’t hesitate! You can’t win if you don’t enter!
Of course, if you’d rather not take a chance at winning, you can always visit the LEGO website here and guarantee that the next LEGO Quidditch match is held in your own home!