Now that the 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collector’s Edition has officially been revealed, I can finally share some more content of the packaging and set, ahead of the full review!
UPDATE: Check out my early review of 76391 Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons Collector’s Edition to see more of the set!
If you follow me on Instagram, you’d have seen this photo of me and the box, and last year’s Hedwig for scale – I did say that the box was huge! As you can see, upon receiving my Hogwarts Acceptance letter, I am all but ready to start my wizarding curriculum at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
This is THE big and exclusive LEGO Harry Potter set released this year, and I’ve had the set in hand for some weeks now, and all I can say is that it’s one of the most pleasant surprised of the year so far.
While I can’t share my full review until the 15th of August, I can showcase the unboxing experience and contents of the set as a sneak peek!
If you prefer videos, I uploaded a video of the unboxing experience on the Jay’s Brick Blog Youtube channel if you’d like to watch that instead!
The set contains a plain inner white plastic box, and has 22 plastic bags on the inside.
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons Instruction Manual
This is a 3,010-piece set, so the instruction manual is appropriately hefty, and I really like the flatlay design, which gives you a bird’s eye view of the set’s contents.
Over on the inside is this lovely timeline commemorating 20 years of LEGO Harry Potter.
And on the next page, is a lovely tribute to the entire design team of the Hogwarts Icons set – led by Marcos Bessa. I loved seeing more of the design team represented, as it’s truly a team effort bringing your favourite LEGO sets to life.
Alas, there are stickers in use for the set – mostly for the labels for the potion bottles. Not the hardest so I’m not that bothered by them.
Senior Graphic Designer Djordje Djordjevic has hidden plenty of Easter Eggs in the graphics here, including special dates in the labels – can you try and guess them all?
The last loose elements in the box are these 8 x 16 “UCS plaque tiles” – in tan that make up the Hogwarts Acceptance letter.
The writing on the letters are printed (thankfully!) which was a nice surprise, and I also believe that this is the first time this element makes an appearance in tan!
I can’t wait to share my full review of the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons Collection on 15 August – it’s an absolutely magical building experience, and a very special set that’s one of my unexpected favourites this year.
To see more photos, be sure to check out the official reveal and be sure to keep an eye out on the blog for the full review!
If you’d like to see more unboxings and first impressions of the set, be sure to check out Swiftbricks and PotterMinifigPals on Youtube – they’re two LEGO Harry Potter experts, and my go-to sources for anything to do with the LEGO Wizarding World.
76391 Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons Collector’s Edition will be available on 2 September 2021, and will retail for US$249.99 on LEGO.com and your local LEGO store.
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