It’s no secret that Harry Potter has captured the hearts of fans all over the world, and the LEGO Harry Potter sets based on the franchise are no exception. In fact, the popularity of LEGO Harry Potter sets has grown exponentially since the release of the first one in 2001. With intricate details, familiar characters, and a magical touch, it’s no wonder that these sets have become a go-to for both Harry Potter enthusiasts and LEGO collectors alike. Plus, let’s be real, who wouldn’t want to bring Hogwarts to life in their own home? From minifigures to full-on castle sets, the LEGO Harry Potter collection has something for every fan, young or old. A new addition to the collection is LEGO 12 Grimmauld Place, the extraordinary townhouse which conceals the exhilarating headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix™. So, whether you’re reliving your favourite moments from the books and movies or just enjoy building blocks, it’s safe to say that LEGO Harry Potter sets are a magical addition to any collection.
LEGO 76408 the Harry Potter 12 Grimmauld Place is a captivating play-and-display set, suitable for ages 8 and above. Comprising of 1083 pieces, it stands at an impressive height of over 28 cm and is adorned with authentic details and captivating features. Builders can prepare to experience a moment of pure astonishment as the guise of a normal-looking townhouse seamlessly gives way to unveil the legendary headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix™. Inside, young explorers can embark on thrilling adventures alongside beloved characters such as Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, Sirius Black™, Nymphadora Tonks™, Kreacher™, Molly Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, and Kingsley Shacklebolt™. Immerse yourself in the magical allure of Sirius Black’s room, the iconic Black family tree tapestry, and witness Ron and Hermione practice playing the piano. With the aid of the free LEGO Building Instructions app, children can witness the model come to life as they build, providing an unparalleled sense of immersion and engagement throughout the construction process.
|12 Grimmauld Place
|Order of the Phoenix
We certainly do not need to cast any spells on the Investabrick editorial team to get them to buy Harry Potter LEGO sets. With a magical 5-year projected increase in value and very solid annual growth this was always going to be a set to unravel the data on as retirement isn’t too far off in the future. Also, with it currently only available at back order at LEGO it’s definitely the time to start thinking about whether this is one to add to the portfolio.
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|Launch Price per piece
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|Sub Theme Growth
Just to emphasise the LEGO Harry Potter theme is very strong. We looked at a couple of sets within the main theme. The three sets featured in the table above have seen impressive returns due to their popularity and rarity – the LEGO Diagon Alley set has increased its value by 136%, the LEGO Hogwarts Castle set has increased 121%, and the LEGO Motorised Hogwarts Express has grown 781%. These returns are particularly impressive when you consider the annualised growth, ranging from 8-13%.
|Motorised Hogwarts Express
Comparable Set Analysis
When looking at comparable sets we wanted to use a different strategy and while we wanted to highlight another blockbuster investment in LEGO 5378 Hogwarts Castle that was released in December 2007 and has since seen an incredible return rate of 646%, with an annualised growth rate of 14%. We also wanted to share some recently retired Harry Potter Sets that haven’t performed so well, we have Set 75966 LEGO Hogwarts Room of Requirement was released in December 2021 and currently is showing no growth though this is likely to increase in years to come. The Return on Investment (ROI) for Set 75967 Forbidden Forest: Umbridge’s Encounter has been poor also with a return rate of only -4% and an annualised growth rate of -2%. Despite this, investing in these sets can be profitable over the long term, as they are likely to increase in value due to their rarity. Additionally, these sets can be enjoyed for many years, as they provide an opportunity to recreate some of the iconic scenes from the Harry Potter movies.
|Hogwarts Room of Requirement
|Forbidden Forest: Umbridge’s Encounter
We do feel it is important to show that not all LEGO Investments are a great addition to your portfolios and this article shows some of the weaker recently retired sets. We have projected 5 year value of LEGO 12 Grimmauld Place to increase by 26%, with an annual growth of 8% though. The good news is though even the theme and sub-theme growth are estimated at 9% and 7% respectively, making it a very steadily increasing investment. As such, LEGO 12 Grimmauld Place is an excellent option to consider but maybe one not to get carried away with particularly if you are looking for short term profits. This is an Invest. You can buy it at LEGO now!