Merch Madness: All Aboard the LEGO Hogwarts Express!
It’s time to grab those train tickets and head to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters! The latest Wizarding World merchandise is sure to excite every fan of the magical franchise with an extra-special replica of the Hogwarts Express, new Funko Pop!s, and much more.
LEGO Hogwarts Express
A new collectors’ edition Hogwarts Express LEGO set will be available on August 31. The impressive set is a 1:32-scale replica of the Hogwarts Express train with three compartments, as well as a section of the Platform Nine and Three-Quarters station wall.
Each of the three compartments of the train features a different iconic scene from the films, including Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s first meeting in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; Professor Lupin fighting off a Dementor in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; and Luna rescuing Harry from Draco’s attack in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The set also includes a depiction of Harry, Ginny, and their children from the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
Once the set is built, the accompanying lever can be used to mimic the motion of a real steam train. The brand-new set also includes 20 minifigures of Potter characters, including Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, and more. The Hogwarts Express LEGO set is currently available for preorder for $499.99.
In honor of the set’s release, LEGO is hosting a competition for fans to win a magical stay on a real-life LEGO Hogwarts Express. The winners will receive a train ride and overnight stay in the Hogwarts Express Common Room Carriage in Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Read more about the competition in the press release below.
Universal Orlando Resort
The Wizarding World theme parks have also debuted some new magical merchandise for Potter fans. An adorable plush rendition of everyone’s favorite Slytherin, Draco Malfoy, is now available for $20 at Universal Orlando Resort.
Joining the plush of Draco is a Death Eater plush, donning a black robe and a white mask, which is available for $20.
Continuing in the Dark Arts tradition is a new Death Eater sign featuring the Dark Mark symbol, with green designs along the sides. The sign includes a strip on the back for hanging. It is on sale for $29 at Universal Orlando Resort.
A stone coaster featuring the same Dark Mark is also available for $12.
What goes better with a Dark Mark coaster than a matching cup? A Death Eater cup, featuring the Dark Mark design and “Morsmordre” written on the side, is on sale for $12.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Over on the West Coast, the newest merchandise highlights the lighter side of the Wizarding World with Hogwarts House–themed offerings at Universal Studios Hollywood. Four new tote bags – one for each House – are now on sale for $45 each.
Each tote bag includes three attributes of the House written on the front and a checkered pattern in the House colors with symbols inspired by the House on the inside. Each bag includes a zipper enclosure.
New Funko Pop!s
Finally, a new series of Funko Pop!s coming this fall will celebrate several moments and characters from Harry Potter. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets film, new Pop!s will include Harry Potter with Skele-Gro, Hermione Granger with a mirror, Dobby holding Tom Riddle’s diary, and Gilderoy Lockhart with his wand. These Pop!s are available for preorder for $12 each.
A Funko Shop–exclusive Pop! featuring Harry Potter using Floo Powder at the beginning of the film has also been announced. The glow-in-the-dark Pop! can be preordered for $15.
Other new Chamber of Secrets–themed Pop!s include a Pop! Ride of Ron Weasley flying the Ford Anglia, which is available for preorder for $25, and a Pop! Town of Professor McGonagall with Hogwarts, available for preorder for $35.
There are also four Pop! Deluxe items on the way, which depict Neville Longbottom at Honeydukes, Madam Rosmerta at the Three Broomsticks, Remus Lupin at the Shrieking Shack, and Albus Dumbledore at the Hog’s Head Inn. These are available for preorder for $30 each.
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