Next up on my reviews of the summer 2021 wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets, we’ll be checking out the Hogsmeade Village Visit (76388). It has 851 pieces and retails for $79.99.
There are seven minifigures in this set, Harry Potter, Dean Thomas, Professor McGonagall, Madam Rosmerta, Mr. Flume, Mrs. Flume, and Golden Ron Weasley. Harry Potter is in his blue jacket that was seen in The Prisoner of Azkaban. He has a double-sided head showing him with a smile on one side and an angry expression on the other. His accessory is a dark brown wand.
Dean Thomas has on a casual winter outfit with his striped red sweater. His hands are blue to represent his mittens. He has a double-sided head with two happy expressions. His accessory is also a dark brown wand.
Professor McGonagall has on a very detailed green dress with some nice printing on both sides of the torso and going down the dress piece. Her double-sided head shows her with a smile on one side and a stern look on the other. Her accessory is a black wand.
Madam Rosmerta runs The Three Broomsticks pub and she has on a brown shirt with a brown jacket with some fur on the collar. Her double-sided head shows her with a stern look on one side and an angry look on the other. Her accessory is a black hammer.
Ambrosius Flume runs Honeydukes with his wife and he wears brown shirt and a nougat colored jacket. His double-sided head shows him with a smile on one side and puckered mouth on the other. He has a lavender colored cap to complete his look.
Mrs. Flume wears a pink and purple outfit with some candy printing on both sides of the torso. Her double-sided head has two happy expressions.
Lastly, we have Golden Ron Weasley who is in his Gryffindor outfit and is completely pearl-gold down to his wand and baseplate. The back of the torso shows the 20 years of LEGO Harry Potter.
There are four Wizard Cards in this set and the ones I got were Albus Dumbledore (silver border), Nicholas Flamel, Gilderoy Lockhart, and Olympe Maxime. LEGO says these cards are randomly inserted into sets so you may get ones different from mine.
Aside from The Three Broomsticks and Honeydukes, there are also a couple of small builds for the outside which include a lightpost, a bench, and a wanted poster for Sirius Black. The lightpost and bench aren’t too interesting but the wanted poster uses a couple of clear stickers on a window pane.
The Three Broomsticks is two stories tall and there are lots of details packed into it. The entrance has a sticker of the Three Broomsticks logo as well as a pair of antlers above it. There’s also a sign next to the door that says “The Three Broomsticks is proud to present a most festive meal known to any wizard or witch the Christmas meal using all feast season.”
The bottom floor is where the pub area is and one side of it has a bar and the other side has a table with food and drinks including butterbeer. On the door, there’s a sticker of the three Shrunken Heads.
The top level is the inn area with a fireplace. There’s also a couch and a table where you can recreate the scene where Harry learns more about Sirius Black. One side has a stickered tile of a starry night overlooking Hogwarts and the other side has a stickered tile of The Three Broomsticks logo.
One thing I want to mention about the exterior is the fragileness of the roof areas, especially the two side ones. They are on hinges and the step number you add it on makes it a little hard to put on. The middle roof area aren’t too bad to put on.
On to Honeydukes, it’s a bit more colorful than The Three Broomsticks even on the exterior. The windows uses cylinder pieces which have large stickers for the window panes and the store name. Above the door is also a sticker for Honeydukes.
The interior is also two stories tall. The lower level is the actual store that is filled with candies and confectioneries. Each of the walls are stickers that shows jars filled with different kinds of treats. The left side has a register and behind it is a shelf filled with more candies. The right side of the store is similar and there’s also a display case with some detailing on two sides which again are stickers.
The top floor seems to be just a little storage area with a box and bucket. It also has a double fireplace, one of which is lit.
Overall, the LEGO Harry Potter Hogsmeade Village Visit (76388) is actually a fun set that allows you to expand on your Hogsmeade display. Both buildings are highly detailed on the insides even though they are fairly small buildings. One qualm that I have about it is the roof areas on The Three Broomsticks. It’s a good technique to show the steepness of it but it’s finicky. The minifigure selection is also pretty good since it does have some exclusive characters that haven’t appeared in any other sets.
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