Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle: Cast your eye on the magical photos

Harry Potter returns in epic Lego form with the 6,020-piece Hogwarts Castle.

Amanda Kooser
Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET. When not wallowing in weird gear and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.
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Lego Hogwarts at Hogwarts

Lego is enchanting fans of both Harry Potter and plastic bricks with a beyond-epic new Hogwarts Castle set. The 6,020-piece kit covers everything from the Chamber of Secrets to the Whomping Willow.

Here, a completed version of the new Lego Hogwarts Castle poses with a model of the castle that's part of the Warner Bros. studio tour. The photo gives a good idea of the details that went into making the Lego set. 

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Behind Hogwarts

This view of the back of the Lego Hogwarts Castle shows the endless opportunities for storylines. Everything from the Great Hall to the Chamber of Secrets can be accessed here, giving your Harry Potter microfigures plenty of room to romp and explore.

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Moving staircase

A magical (and perplexing to navigate) feature of Hogwarts is the moving staircase. Lego re-created this architectural anomaly in a way that lets you rotate the stairs to keep your microfigures on their toes as they make their way through the castle.

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MIrror of Erised

The Mirror of Erised is a mysterious artifact that beckons you to gaze on its shiny surface. According to Albus Dumbledore, it reflects the deepest, most desperate desire of the heart. You'll have to use your imagination to conjure what that might look like when you stare into the Lego version from the Hogwarts Castle set. 

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Umbridge's Office

Dolores Umbridge's very particular decor scheme is on full display in this mini version of her office in Lego's new Hogwarts Castle set. The shades of pink are spot on, but you'll have to provide your own magical cat plates.

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Chessboard Chamber

Moveable chess pieces are a highlight of this Lego version of the Chessboard Chamber, which is also known as the "human chess game." You'll need all your smarts to make it through to the Philosopher's Stone.

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Defense Against the Dark Arts

No magical education is complete without a study of the Defense Against the Dark Arts. Your Lego microfigures can step right into the classroom, which comes complete with a dragon skeleton. It's up to you to choose which teacher you want to lead the class. The Lego Hogwarts set comes with 27 microfigures.

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Chamber of Secrets

There's a bit of a snake problem happening here in the Lego Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets. This mysterious subterranean area is found near the bottom of the 6,020-piece castle set. 

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Hagrid's Hut

Head out near the Forbidden Forest and go visit Hagrid's Hut in Lego form. Hagrid might be half-giant, but this mini-sized Lego version of his home is downright dainty. The hut is part of Lego's massive new Hogwarts set.

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Hogwarts minifigures

Most of the characters that come with Lego's huge Hogwarts Castle set are microfigures sized to fit into the model castle. The set also comes with four minifigures: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw. It includes a buildable display stand for the figures.

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Hogwarts library

Go check out a book on magic from the Hogwarts library. It's one of many rooms found in Lego's epic Hogwarts Castle set, the most ambitious Harry Potter Lego creation yet.

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Potions class

Hone your magical potion-making skills in this Lego Hogwarts classroom, which is full of colorful containers. 

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Room of Requirement

What is it you need? The Room of Requirement can help you out. Lego included the magical room in its 6,020-piece Hogwarts Castle set. The room is already stocked with quite a few handy items.

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The Great Hall

A lot of Hogwarts life revolves around activities in the Great Hall. Lego's version of it includes "stained glass" windows and plenty of fire bowls along the wall. Your microfigures can catch a bite to eat at the long tables when they're not busy adventuring around Hogwarts Castle.

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Whomping Willow

Don't venture too close to the whack-a-mole-obsessed branches of the Whomping Willow tree. The tree lets you expand the world around Lego's Hogwarts Castle. Yes, that's a blue Ford Anglia up in the branches.

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Dumbledore's Office

Go see the headmaster. Your Dumbledore microfigure can hang out in his very own office as part of Lego's huge new Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle set.

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Gryffindor Common Room

If you've been sorted into Gryffindor, you're in luck. The house's common room is part of the Lego Hogwarts Castle set. It includes some comfy couches and is the perfect place to give your Harry Potter microfigure some down time.

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Moaning Myrtle

Ghostly Moaning Myrtle makes a cameo appearance on the wall just above the moving staircase. 

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The whole Hogwarts

Lego's Hogwarts Castle is one of the largest Lego sets ever created and it will take some time to put all 6,020 pieces into place. But the effort will be worth it for both Lego and Harry Potter fans who want to see plastic bricks transformed into something magical.

Hogwarts Castle will be available starting Sept. 1 for $399.99 in the US£349.99 in the UK and AU$649.99 in Australia

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