The promotion for the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts: Grand Staircase (40577) sold out on the LEGO Shop in North America after only a few days but we finally got our review copy in to check it out. The set has 224 pieces and you had to make a $130 LEGO Harry Potter purchase to get it. LEGO Stores may still have it in stock since the promotion is supposed to run until the end of July.
The set includes a minifigure of Hermione who is in the Hogwarts uniform with a skirt. Her double-sided head shows her with a smile on one side and a scared look on the other.
For the Grand Staircase, it’s a little smaller than I expected but it is able to fit in the current line of Hogwarts sets. There are some Technic pins on the backside that connects to other sections. The main feature of it is that the staircase is able to swivel to two different areas of Hogwarts.
One thing you’ll notice is that there is a lot of stickers for this set, 18 to be exact, all of which are for the Hogwarts portraits for the wizards and witches. The main one being the Fat Lady who is situated on the right wall. I’m surprised there isn’t one for Sir Cadogan and his horse. You can pop out the two larger panels to move them to the empty areas.
As a standalone set, the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts: Grand Staircase (40577) is a decent one but the stickers are a bit much especially for a smaller set like this. The $130 price point to get it is also a little high and to come out this late after all the summer HP sets have already been released and fans already got them is a little irritating.
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