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Today we will be looking at Harry’s Journey To Hogwarts Polybag set 30407. This set came out in 2018, has 40 pieces and was designed for people 6 and up.
The set is based on the very first time Harry Potter goes to Kings Cross Station to find platform 9 ¾, where he will catch the Hogwarts Express and start his training as a wizard.
For those people who are big fans of Harry Potter and want as much accuracy as possible, this minifigure will disappoint. Harry is dressed in his school uniform and it is the same minifigure found in the larger Great Hall set 75954. However, the minifigure by itself is well done. The short kid legs are nice for the young Harry Potter as he starts school and the detail on the torso piece is amazing. The lines used for stitching on the bottom and top add realism to the clothing and the time taken to include the Gryffindor colors shows the care taken in its design. I was especially impressed at how they were able to get this color pattern on the tie. Harry does come with two facial expressions. There is Happy, because he gets away from the Dursleys and starts studying magic. There is also a petrified expression, because the wizarding world can be scary...especially when you are numero uno on You Know Who’s hit list.
The Hedwig creature piece is nice but the same design used since 2010. His cage is a nice build. The use of dark brown, dark red and gold might not represent the move, but the color pattern matches the LEGO theme very well. While I loved this build individually, it was a little too big and awkward to blend in with the overall polybag set. The cage is as big as Harry and not going to fit on his Trolley. This is not the fault of LEGO, but a logistical issue that can’t be avoided with the size of the owl piece itself.
The Trolley is the same style used for Ron and the Trolly Witch in the Hogwarts Express set 75955. It uses the Modified 2X2 Plates with pin holes for the wheels and 1x2x1 grey panels with rounded edges for the sides. Of course you need a lot of supplies for school, so his trolley is packed full. A standard suitcase is a must for clothes, he needs a cauldron for potions class, and I believe the red brick in front is supposed to represent another Trunk filled with supplies. My favorite piece of luggage is the spell book, which when opened reveals a 1X2 tan tile piece with the Wingardium Leviosa...a….oh well Hermoie will know. But the wand and floating feather guarantee we have the right spell.
Overall, this was a nice little set for people who want a Harry Potter minifigure, but don’t want or can’t afford the larger sets. If you plan on getting any of the larger sets, you could probably pass on this purchase.
Unless you need the Wingardium Leviosa spell for magic lessons