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75978-1 Diagon Alley

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Diagon Alley

Diagon Alley is LEGO set 75978-1. It has a score of 86. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 5 reviews, based on 6 scored reviews and 10 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 21.54% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in Harry Potter.

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Average rating

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Recommendations

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A review is considereded a recommendation when its score is above the reviewers median score or if it's explicitly said so in the review. Read more in our article about recommendations.

Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2020 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.07, 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)

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Average PPM for System in 2020 is 16.19. PPM for this set is 23.53, 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

BricktasticBlog Recommendation: yes 91 / 100 → 91 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.4 / 5 → 88 / 100

True North Bricks Recommendation: meh 88 / 100 → 88 / 100

Just2Good Recommendation: meh B+ → 80 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: yes 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Unscored reviews

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: yes

New Elementary Recommendation: meh

The Brothers Brick Recommendation: yes

Brickset News Recommendation: meh

Set information

Set ID: 75978-1
Name: Diagon Alley
Parts: 5544
Minifigs: 17

Retail price (USD):
Original: 399.99
Inflation adjusted: 399.99

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.07
Inflation adjusted: 0.07

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 23.53
Inflation adjusted: 23.53

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BricktasticBlog

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Recommendation: yes 91 / 100 by John

This is one heck of a set. It took a long time to build, but I enjoyed every minute of it. It's chock full of detail and is just enormous! I would have loved to have seen Gringott's Bank included, but the buildings they have got are superbly executed.

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Brickset

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Recommendation: yes 4.5 / 5 from 1 review

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LEGO

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Recommendation: meh 4.4 / 5 from 121 reviews

Certainly a bit on the pricey side, but - in this reviewer's opinion - very well worth every penny! The level of detail is almost on par with the Expert Modular series (which is what drew me to this set in the first place) and includes some more 'advanced' building techniques usually seen in more adult oriented Lego sets. An "expert" builder (somebody who regularly builds Expert sets without difficulty) could easily finish this set in around a day -- the piece count is a bit misleading since there are plenty of very small pieces to construct minuscule details. One of the BEST features of this set was the ability to "team build" it. Since the set comes with four distinct buildings, each with their own books, my wife and I were able to divvy up two buildings each and had a blast sharing!! Overall, tremendous set - highly recommended; even by somebody like me, who is not a Harry Potter fan!

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 121 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 88 / 100 by Tom

As a LEGO® build, Diagon Alley (75978) is worth the purchase. The price tag is high, but you get a lot of bricks, build time, and Minifigure accessories for the cost. Additionally, the designs of the buildings are amazing.

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Just2Good

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Recommendation: meh B+ → 80 / 100

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Eurobricks

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Recommendation: yes 4 / 5 by Oky

I had a magical time building this set while rewatching all the movies and the end result looks amazing. It's a great combination of scenes from different movies to give you a timeless recreation of this iconic location from the world of Harry Potter. The fact that you can easily integrate it with the modular buildings is a nice option and finding the secret bonus set inside was a very peasant surprise.

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Brick Fanatics

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Recommendation: yes by Rob

Every aspect of design is carefully considered, every brick included is needed, and every possible detail relating to the story, characters and location has been captured in 75978 Diagon Alley. In many ways, it's just like every other LEGO Harry Potter set for achieving that, but, on a truly massive and unique scale.

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New Elementary

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Recommendation: meh by Tim Johnson

Diagon Alley is a great set. I had a lot of fun while building. The shops are often just bricks on bricks, but with enough details and interesting techniques sprinkled in to make it an entertaining build. Especially if you are into Harry Potter, the shops bring back the memories from the movies and the scenes that werw played there. Here and there the set has minor flaws, but I feel like there are also exceptionally good sections to make up for it. Whether it's worth the £369.99 / US$399.99 is hard to say. That's just a lot of money, but you will also get a lot of bricks in return.

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The Brothers Brick

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Recommendation: yes by Alexander

With a light heart, I can recommend it to anyone — to a LEGO fan, to a Harry Potter fan, to a child, to an adult, or anyone else. Finally, it's a set that you let you kind of ignore the price tag. Yes, it $400 in the US, but actually a collection of highly-detailed] themed buildings for less than $100 each, plus an exclusive collection of 14 minifigures, four of which can't be found in any other LEGO set. And, hey, there's even a surprise box!

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Brickset News

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Recommendation: meh by CapnRex101

Almost one hundred Harry Potter sets have become available since 2001 and 75978 Diagon Alley is undoubtedly among my favourite examples! Each building includes exceptional detail and demonstrates tremendous accuracy when compared with the movies. The distribution of references throughout the set is equally enjoyable, although I believe there are some missed opportunities for even more.

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