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#1722 SET REVIEW: 76403 The Ministry of Magic

Content Warning: Harry Potter

Today we’re reviewing another new concept to the LEGO Harry Potter world: the Ministry of Magic (in Britain, that is). This is a never before seen place in the wizarding world to be represented in LEGO form, and overall, we are very impressed! Besides the obvious repetition in the build, the set uses some creativity techniques to achieve the various angles for the bay window and the roof portion. Unlike some of the other sets of this wave, this one looks like it’s worth the money once it’s built, rather than looking quite small. The minifigure selection is the most notable (and exciting!) part, especially for longtime LEGO HP fans. We get 6 new characters represented for the first time in LEGO and new outfits for 2 repeat characters!

Additionally, we found it interesting that there was a clear censorship decision made by TLG to not use the Deathly Hallows accurate “Magic Is Might” statue that Voldemort’s followers installed during his second rise to power. The “Magic Is Might” statue can be considered not family friendly, as it depicts wizards literally standing on top of Muggles. It is a clear display of the hatred and superiority of this fictitious villain, so it is understandable that it was omitted. This decision seems very much in line with their stance on the darker themes in the later Harry Potter stories, something we covered in our interviews of the LEGO HP Designers in 2020 (see our post #1443 for more information on that topic).

What do you think of this set? Let us know in the comments below!

[Review product provided by The LEGO Group but all opinions are our own]


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