Do I need to say more? ...of course I have to. It's fantastic. More so, it's fantastically awesome. Just everything about it. What a great way of LEGO to end this theme.
The minifigures are great: finally we have the Weasley twins! They were the same clothes, but I'm sure their facial exp
ressions are different. Ollivander is also a great addition and so are the newly coloured goblins. We've seen the other figures before, but you won't here me complaining. I'm looking forward to the pictures of the minifigures. I'm going to love it.
The buildings are perfect and I like them all equally. Ollivander's Shop is so detailed, I love the colours. The interior is also nice, with the wand cases. Gringotts, the biggest of the three, looks magnificent also. I can't imagine it being done better, the design looks so good like the film counterpart and the descriptions given. I like the chandelier on the inside, as well as the paintings and the desk. Borgin and Burkes looks very much like its film counterpart with that glass roof. The colours are, again, greatly combined. The interior is a bit bare, but I don't mind and the cabinet has to be placed there. I don't see any flaws with the buildings, like no holes on the outside or anything. Just, perfect. You could just make the other buildings of Diagon Alley in the same style, put them together and you'll have a great Diagon Alley for yourself! That is what I'm going to do when I'm ready with my LEGO Hogsmeade, hopefully. These buildings even fit with the Medieval Market Village set, although they look a bit too modern to go with it, still they would fit.
The street signs, the lamp posts and little shopping stands like with the owls, or the hats (dark red wizard hat!) are also very nice. They replace the other shops a bit and that's a very nice touch. They are nice details.
As for the price, I think it's a good price for a licensed set. 2025 pieces, thats only 21 less than the Café Corner set! And it has the same price, but you get three buildings instead. And 11 minifigures! An a bunch of nice details for on the Diagon Alley street.
A few years ago I tried to make my own Wizarding Wheezes, and with the release of the 6th film I had the idea again. Seems like I'll finally work it out so it'll fit with these lovely buildings when they're out. Of all months, January. January will be a great month for me, I'm pretty certain I'll get this set in that month.
Ah, I love talking so much about LEGO Harry Potter. I just can't help it.
Edited by Matn, 01 October 2010 - 05:38 PM.