Your little cutie is going to love the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Whomping Willow 75953. Helping Harry and Ron reach Hogwarts is going to be action-packed and adventurous, as seen in Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets. Get Ford Anglia into the spinning branches of the whomping willow and help the young wizard escape and make it to Hogwarts to join Hermione. The set comprises potions classroom, dormitory, Professor Snape's office and an owlery. The Harry Potter building kit by LEGO includes 6 Minifigures and a Hedwig owl figure. The set can be put to use to recreate favorite Harry Potter movie scenes.
The set as a whole is very nice, having both a large potions class room and Snape’s office is very good not just for play but for display. I only have one complaint that being Gryffindor Common room is small and only has two beds with nothing else, compared to Ravenclaw Common room which we are getting in the astronomy tower, it is bigger, enclosed and has a store cabinet with two beds as well. I know it seams petty but I wish it was just a bit bigger.
My son was so excited to get this set. He built it and loved it...until it dropped from his hands onto his bedroom rug. It shattered , in tiny pieces, like I have never seen Legos break before. The LEGO pieces turned into tiny shards of sharp plastic. It fell on a rug from a short distance (he is 8). How can this be? He is heartbroken and we are confused!!!!
I love this Harry Potter series, have the Great Hall, Womping Willows and Clock Tower and their quite impressive when you put them all together. Overall it is a fun and like able build with not to many large pieces making it also somewhat challenging. It would be a five star review but for ONE super annoying thing that would seem so EASY to get right. THE STICKERS BACKGROUND ARE NOT THE SAME COLOR AS THE LEGO. First of all, I’m not a fan of the stickers and prefer them printed on the LEGO piece. But come on, at least get the color nuances right so that it has a chance to blend in when on the piece. Now you clearly see it’s a stickers and it looks bad. Sorry LEGO, but please Try to improve on this! Hoping for more great HP sets in the future.
So this one came together so beautifully and was fun to build. The Whomping Willow along is worth it. HOWEVER, I was dismayed when I joined this to the Great Hall and the steps of the Great Hall cannot open fully due to the lantern placement above the potions classroom. This was surprising because of how thoughtful every but of these designs have been. I checked and rechecked and I did assemble all parts correctly.
The set is great. It’s our favorite scene from the movie and the set conveys all the key components of the scene so they can be recreated. The guide is, like all LEGO sets, easy to follow and broken down into easy to follow steps.
My only issue is it is hard to get the figures to grasp onto the tree branch like the photo shows.