LEGO Harry Potter is Back!

Well, Harry Potter's return has been announced with a bang. The Hogwarts Great Hall set will be released August 1st, 2018. It comes with 878 pieces, 10 Minifigures and has a price of $99.99.

This set looks fantastic! I love all the new figures and molds. There are at least 6-7 new molds in this set. I love all the detail in the figures. The new Hagrid is fantastic, the new mold is so much better than the old one. The sorting hat has a new mold as well. The new wands are excellent, you can actually point them out from a Minifigure! We also finally get Nearly Headless Nick in a set, and the updates for Dumbledore, Quirrel, and all the students are amazing. I think the departure from the sand-green towers is a nice update. I think the weakest point of the set is the Basilisk. This is also supposedly connectable with the Whomping Willow set. Here is the official LEGO description: 

Welcome to magical adventures at the Great Hall at Hogwarts!
Build and recreate magical scenes from the Harry Potter movies with this detailed 4-level LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall play set, featuring a fireplace, benches, tables and reversible house banners, plus a tower with a spiral staircase, potions room, treasure room, sorting hat, Mirror of Erised and lots of assorted magical artefact accessory elements. Includes 10 minifigures and buildable Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, plus Hedwig and Scabbers figures.
Includes 10 minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and Nearly Headless Nick, plus buildable Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, and Hedwig and Scabbers figures.
Features the buildable Great Hall and a tower.
The Great Hall features tables, head table with seats, fireplace, 2 reversible house banners and 4 ‘floating’ candles, food (turkey leg, ice cream and a small cake) brooms, trophy cup and a teapot
The 4-level tower features movable Grand Staircase spiral steps at its base, potions room, treasure room with chest and a turret featuring the Mirror of Erised with changeable pictures and roosting spot for Fawkes.
  • Also includes a boat with hanging lantern.
  • Place the pupils in the boat and sail to Hogwarts Castle.
  • Help Hermione and Susan create magical potions.
  • Feast in the Great Hall, then use the sorting hat to select the pupils’ houses!
  • Welcome the new students with Hagrid, Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall.
  • Use the magic wands to pitch Harry against Draco in the Dueling Club!
  • Swoop Fawkes into battle and help Harry battle the giant Basilisk serpent.
  • Gaze into the Mirror of Erised with Ron and change the picture.
  • Turn Quirinus Quirrell into Lord Voldemort by rotating his head!
  • Recreate iconic scenes from the Harry Potter movies.
  • Accessory elements include 7 wands, 3 tumblers, umbrella, lantern, broom, sorting hat, cauldrons, potions, candles, 2 wizard brooms, food, trophy, teapot, chest and a spider.
  • Build even bigger adventures and combine with 75953 Whomping Willow.
  • Hogwarts Great Hall measures over 14” (37cm) high, 6” (17cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep.
I am really looking forward to this set's release. I am highly anticipating the wave of Harry Potter sets coming out. What are your thoughts? Share them in the comments. Thanks for reading!