Harry Potter is one of Lego’s most popular franchises, so it should come as no surprise that its collection of Harry Potter minifigures has been a runaway success. In fact, there have been three different series of Lego Harry Potter minifigures released so far. The first was in 2001, with the second coming in 2010 and the third in 2018. If you’re looking for a full set of Lego Harry Potter characters – or just your favorite – you’ll want to know which series each figure is from before you start buying.
We can help. Here’s our guide to the Lego Harry Potter minifigures series, including how many figures each set offers and what they cost.
Lego Harry Potter Minifigures are now available to buy, with the collectible series including 16 new characters - but with no indication on the blind bag packaging of which character is inside, you may be wondering how to ensure you get your hands on all the minifigs.
There are four different ways to get your hands on a complete set, and some will be more effective than others depending on how much money you're willing to spend, and how much of a rush you're in. For example, it may take longer to receive a full set if you go down the cheapest route (buying a complete set from an online auction site), and if you want your Lego Harry Potter Minifigures as soon as possible (and don't mind paying above face value for them), you'll have better luck hunting down each minifigure at retail.
LEGO Harry Potter has been a consistently popular theme among collectors and fans of the Wizarding World since its inception in 2001 (two years before the first film release). In August 2010, LEGO released their first ever blind-bag series, which they called the "Minifigures" theme. This series proved hugely successful, and set a precedent for future blind-bag themes like The Simpsons, The LEGO Movie and Disney. The first series of LEGO Harry Potter Minifigures was released in March 2018, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the original novels by J.K. Rowling. This series featured 22 iconic characters from all eight movies and books, including Albus Dumbledore, Lord Voldemort and Harry Potter himself.
On the other hand, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has a huge fanbase, and a series like this will undoubtedly be popular with kids and adults alike. It's also a great opportunity to get some characters from the Fantastic Beasts story that we haven't seen before.
This is a relatively safe bet in terms of sales, especially as it follows in the footsteps of an incredibly successful series that could attract collectors for another round of blind-box fun.
This series is also not too expensive - $3.99 per pack is the same price as Series 17, although that was two years ago now so this is probably more of an increase than it looks. As such, it's not a bad choice for those who don't want to spend too much on this hobby.
So which one is best for you? Let's have a look at your options:
The cheapest way to build up your collection of Lego Harry Potter Minifigures is by buying - or bidding for - sealed sets on an online auction site, such as eBay. You should be able to find a full set of the new Lego Harry Potter.
The wait is finally over! The new LEGO Harry Potter Minifigures are now available to buy and we've been lucky enough to get our hands on a full set of the new characters. This year's series features a wide range of fan favourites from the world of Harry Potter, including Professor Flitwick, Mad-Eye Moody and Ron Weasley in his dress robes.
If you're already planning on buying the entire set, then good news – there's a leaflet included with each blind bag that reveals all 20 characters, so you'll be able to compare the contents of each packet against their silhouettes before you make your purchase.
However, if you're hoping to collect just one or two of your favourites, then you'll have to do things the old-fashioned way – open every packet until you find what you're looking for. You can always sell or trade any doubles with other fans once you've got your collection complete...
Lego Minifigures are a great way to get a lot of characters for a relatively low price. They're Lego's answer to the blind bag craze, where you can buy bags or boxes of figures and have no idea what is inside until you open them up.
The set is made up of 20 different characters and contains only a few repeats. Most of the figures are based on characters from the Harry Potter movies and books, including Harry Potter himself.
There are also several characters who were not featured in the movies or books, but were included in the set because they are popular among fans of the series.
1. The Golden Snitch
2. Harry Potter's pet owl Hedwig
3. Hermione Granger (the female version of Ron Weasley)