After twenty years of modifications to sets and designs the LEGO Harry Potter miniaturefigures have been compared to their modern-day counterparts.
The LEGO Group took to social media to continue the celebrations for 20 years of LEGO Harry Potter ahead of this weekend’s magical mystery scavenger hunt, with images that explore just how much the theme’s minifigures have changed.
The original designs from 2001 didn’t feature the iconic minifigure faces that all LEGO characters are based on today, with a more realistic approach on yellow faces giving them a unique look. Over the past two decades, many brick-built Wizarding World character have seen a lot of facelifts.
You can also compare the changing elements, with hair pieces being redesigned to better fit the minifigures at different ages and to be more like their appearance onscreen. The scar on Harry Potter’s hair is now visible through a crack in the brick, rather than being below the hairline.
The largest character of the group – Hagrid – is the only one whose overall colour scheme has gotten notably brighter instead of darker, with the new coat brick that allows for a pair of shorter legs to be placed at the bottom coloured a lighter brown. The hair element has been changed from black to a more accurate color.
As part of the LEGO Harry Potter 20th anniversary celebrations, the official online store is currently running an offer to grab a free 40452 Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms gift-with-purchase with Harry Potter orders of £100 / $100 / €100 or more. For a detailed review, please visit this page to learn more about the limited-time set.
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