LEGO Harry Potter 12 Grimmauld Place 76408 Building Toy Set for Kids, Girls, and Boys Ages 8+ (1,083 Pieces)
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While there's certainly play to be had around the set and with all of the included minifigures, the cramped rooms would still hamper play. For the first two bags of the build, we created the base which has the mechanism (two angled technic beams) for Number 12 to appear with a simple and effective sliding action. the skin peeking out on this torso unfortunately suffers from the same light print on dark base issue whereby the outcome makes it it’s decidedly lighter than intended. The clear case is placed over the model and is located on the base, protecting your model from dust. Such consistency is effective and I like the black bands, resembling drainpipes, that separate these properties.
One of the most important aspects of 12 Grimmauld Place is the fact that, to the non-magical world, it simply does not exist. For a first visit to this location in LEGO form, this is something that sees 76408 12 Grimmauld Place well and truly deliver on the wow factor. The decision to render Reg Cattermole (dark tan mustache) after his run-in with a rainy office also spoils the usefulness of the minifigure prints; it's fun attention to detail, but a light gray suit with wet splotches isn't of much use.Kingsley is better – with some more colours and the rather detailed printing extending down onto the legs as well. This 3-level building is bursting with amazing adventures and spectacular scenes from the Harry Potter™ films.
She has a pigs nose from the time she was joking around with Hermione and Ginny at Grimmauld Place, and changed her nose into a pig nose resembling Dudley’s.Of course, that limited space is also problematic and reflects the surprisingly small size of this structure. The metallic gold highlights are appealing and I like Kingsley's hat, although the decorated version from his Collectable Minifigure was superior. Perhaps the most memorable feature of the Black's ancestral home is their ornate family tree tapestry, which covers multiple walls. Ingot pieces and half-stud spacing with jumper plates give the steps appealing texture and spacing, while several bright colors help to tile the pieces of the mechanism that will be hidden.
This display case designed for the LEGO ® Harry Potter 12 Grimmauld Place set, will make a great addition to your collection. The LEGO Group will also point to how some of those not in 76408 12 Grimmauld Place do appear in other LEGO Harry Potter sets currently available.
While perhaps disappointing, the size is roughly equivalent to the buildings from 75978 Diagon Alley, so they look good together and some simple modifications could ensure total consistency between them. Fred and George – you’ll need to stare at the names on the box to make sure which is which – have their heads from 75978 Diagon Alley, but feature new striped shirts. I think casual collectors, or LEGO fans who aren’t Harry Potter fans, will probably want to let this one pass.