The LEGO Harry Potter CMF line has introduced many redesigns of characters that have been seen previously, and I thought I’d create this topic to see how the new figures stack up against the old.
Please note that I will only be including figures I own both old and new versions of, and the new versions will be on the left.
Let’s start out with the Boy Who Lived himself, Harry Potter.
As you can see, the biggest difference is the height. New Harry is one plate shorter with the new Midi legs. Also, new Harry has a more accurate uniform and hair element.
The new wand is superior in every way. The old one was just a long bar.
Now we will move on to Ron Weasley.
As you can see, new Ron uses the midi legs too. He also has a much better looking hair piece, which is brilliant. Scabbers is quite the improvement over the old rat, too.
Next figure up is Hermione.
The first thing that I notice about the new figure is that the hair looks way better. The old one had weird braided hair which looked nothing like Hermione.
The new face print is better too.
Continuing with students we come to Neville.
This version of Neville wears a different outfit than the older Fair Isle sweater version. He also comes with a Mandrake. The new version’s face is more childish as well.
Moving on we have Invisible Harry
The old version had a see through cloak that frayed easily, but the new version is spot on. There’s not much else to say.
Dobby is next
These two are very similar. The main difference is the head mold. I do like the new version better, it just fits with the LEGO aesthetic more. Both came with a book and sock, but I’ve misplaced the older ones.
Dumbledore is next
The new one is an upgrade of an already awesome figure. The flowing robes and hat are captured on the new one, and he has silver glasses. The Pensieve is only included with the CMF figure, and the robes are lighter blue.
The Dark Lord, Voldemort, is next.
Well. That is a huge change. I think I’ll just list them all for You Know Who.
Dark Green robes
Dress or robe element
More realistic face
I like that tue new one is more accurate, and Nagini is amazing, but the old one had a more expressive face.
Finally we have Newt Scamander.
These are also very similar, with minor differences, and major accessory changes.
Dual molded legs
More lines in the face
The new one is much better.
And the Niffler is amazing.
So, what do you think? Do you like new or old better? Leave your thoughts below, and I will leave you with all the alternate faces.
The old figures win here, with all but Voldy and Dobby getting alt. Faces.