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71043-1 Hogwarts Castle


Hogwarts Castle

Hogwarts Castle is LEGO set 71043-1. It has a score of 94. This is good compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 4 reviews, based on 5 scored reviews and 15 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 2.49% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2018, and it is categorised in Harry Potter.

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Average rating



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Recomended 67%




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Price Per Part (PPP)

Average PPP for System in 2018 is 0.13. PPP for this set is 0.08, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

Average PPM for System in 2018 is 14.3. PPM for this set is 17.09, which is worse.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

Brick Architect Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.8 / 5 → 96 / 100 Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 → 94 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

Blocks Magazine Recommendation: yes 88 / 100 → 88 / 100

Unscored reviews

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The Brothers Brick

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HispaBrick Magazine Recommendation: yes


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Set information

Set ID: 71043-1
Name: Hogwarts Castle
Parts: 6020
Minifigs: 28

Retail price (USD):
Original: 469.99
Inflation adjusted: 478.51

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.08
Inflation adjusted: 0.08

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 16.79
Inflation adjusted: 17.09

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Brick Architect

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 by Koen Van Der Hoeven

This set contains everything that people could reasonably expect out of a LEGO model of Hogwarts Castle. Despite the few concerns regarding the use of stickers, inconsistencies with room placement, and some minor scale concerns, we can see that a lot of work was placed into the design of this set by the design team. As an iconic building of modern cinema and a set that people have been asking for over the years I can comfortably say that my expectations were met. This set blew me away with the large variety of unique parts, varied building techniques and wonderful price per part ratio.

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Recommendation: meh 4.8 / 5 from 281 reviews

Revived this as a Christmas present from my husband. I'm a huge HP fan. Never really owned my own lego set as I just typically help my 5 year okd daughter build her sets, but so happy to have this. The details on each section are amazing. As each section began to take form, I got more and more ezcited. Such a wonderful experience building this. I'll now add more to the start of my HP collection!

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 281 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 from 133 reviews

Lots of fun to build. I love Lego sets and I love working with my hands. This fills all my cravings. The only thing that I don't like is the Lego logo. I have a slight case of OCD, and it's been going haywire trying to put this set together. I've been putting the set together with the Lego logos going in two distinct directions, but some pieces I don't have a choice and the logo goes every which direction. However, this is my own little problem that will likely make no sense to anyone else. Still, its driving me crazy.Regardless, this set is so intricately detailed and the time and effort the design and engineering teams put into this is obvious. Well done, Lego!

This score from is an aggregate of 133 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes 4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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Recommendation: yes 88 / 100

71043 Hogwarts Castle was reviewed in issue 50 of Blocks Magazine.

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by CapnRex101

Hogwarts Castle is a spectacular location within the Wizarding World and my expectations for 71043 Hogwarts Castle were therefore exceptionally high. Fortunately, this model does not disappoint. Not only does its exterior look absolutely magnificent in relation to the source material but the set is packed with fun references to the movies, particularly on the inside.

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by Simon

After building this truly magical set, I now realize that LEGO is, in a certain sense, my personal Philosopher's Stone. Nothing gets transformed to pure gold, but who need cold heavy metal? What use has gold, other then having wings and flying away from you, so you can play the Game and win when you catch that Golden Snitch. But LEGO does allow me, with some guidance, to transform a hint of an idea and a large pile of bricks into a gold-winning model, a beautiful, exhilarating proof of ones own innate creativity, and a reminder of the rewards of perseverance and skill. It might not make me immortal, but for sure, it makes me young again. One can't ask for more.

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This would have to be one of the best building experiences that I have ever encountered in a large model and it is doubly rewarding if you are a Harry Potter fan. I would definitely recommend this even if you are a HP fan as you would have so much fun building this with your fellow Potterheads. One word of caution is that this is primarily a display piece so it is quite fragile.

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The Brothers Brick

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by Andrew

Regardless of certain imperfections, 71043 Hogwarts Castle is still an amazing, excellent set that may teach even experienced builders a few techniques for building round structures, off-grid building, and more. It may seem odd to recommend a $400 set as a pure parts pack, but for architecture aficionados in particular, new elements in large quantities at a great price-per-parts ratio are certainly strong attractors. Overall, then, Hogwarts Castle lives up to the anticipation as well as the hype, and will make a magical addition to any Harry Potter fan's LEGO collection.

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by caperberry

Phew, 71043 Hogwarts Castle is a very large set and building it will take a lot longer now that I have opened all the numbered bags up to look for new elements and mixed everything up! 6,020 elements looks rather intimidating when you pour it into a large pile. I'm looking forward to taking a closer look at how Justin Ramsden uses these new elements to create his microscale version of Hogwarts Castle.

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The Brick Fan

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by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

The LEGO Wizarding World Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) is a sight to see. Just the sheer size and time to build it was more than enough to warrant the price of it. It took about 17 hours to complete while during seasonal hours at work so I didn't have that much time per day to build and it added up to a few months in total. There's lots of little details throughout that fans will be able to enjoy including the exclusive minifigures of the Hogwarts founders. The microfigures are a nice addition as well and the printing on them are very distinguishable to what character they represent.

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HispaBrick Magazine

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Recommendation: yes by Satanspoet

Without a doubt, this is a great set for Harry Potter fans. As you build it you remember details and scenes of the movies, thanks to the great level of detail and realism i the set. I would like to highlight the Ford Anglia, the Whomping Willow, Hagrid's Hut and the small field of pumpkins, the Chessboard and the stained-glass windows in the Great Hall.

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It's important that you know what to expect with this set- it's a very, very expensive Architecture set, modeled after Hogwarts, with some extra attention paid to the interior. That's really what it is, It offers that same level of interesting build technique and produces a great looking final model. It's got a ton of nano-figures, some very nice exclusive mini figures, a mind-boggling variety of parts, and offers you a build that's both exhausting but also engaging throughout the whole model. If you want a Hogwarts set, this is it. It will not get better than this, plain as that. I'm sure we will see more Hogwarts sections to be added to the Great Hall in future minifigure-scaled sets, but already that pales in comparison to the accuracy this set has.

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by CapnRex101

An enjoyable building experience is integral to the success of larger LEGO sets and 71043 Hogwarts Castle fares quite well in that respect. Numerous interesting techniques appear throughout the model, perhaps the most notable of which are the angled plates that form a spire above the Marble Staircase Tower and the stained-glass windows.

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