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LEGO Reveal – Harry Potter Talking Sorting Hat 76429


Harry Potter Talking Sorting Hat 76429

“Hmm, difficult. VERY difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind, either. There’s talent, oh yes. And a thirst to prove yourself. But where to put you?”

After several online leaks, LEGO have now officially unveiled the legendary Sorting Hat from the Harry Potter series in LEGO brick form. The opinionated, slightly creepy headpiece was first introduced in The Philosopher’s Stone when Harry and the rest of the first years were separated into one of the four Hogwarts houses based on their personalities and individual merits – Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin.

With the inclusion of a sound brick, Harry minifigure, and a display stand, this looks to be a magical model. Let’s take a closer look…

LEGO Talking Sorting Hat 76429

What Is the Release Date for LEGO Talking Sorting Hat 76429?

The new Wizarding World Sorting Hat set will be available from 1st March 2024, along with other Harry Potter models arriving on the same date.

How Much Is the LEGO Harry Potter Sorting Hat?

The new set is priced at £89.99 – see it at LEGO online.

What Is the Brick Count?

The LEGO 76429 set clocks in at 561 pieces, including plenty of brown elements!

LEGO Harry Potter Sorting Hat

How Many Minifigures Are Included?

Talking Sorting Hat 76429 comes with a young, first-year version of Harry Potter, with his own miniature sorting hat to wear on his head.

LEGO Harry Potter Sorting Hat

Talking Sorting Hat 76429 – Features

“Ah! Another Weasley. I know just what to do with you... GRYFFINDOR!”

If you like brown LEGO bricks and want to build almost a whole model from them, then Talking Sorting Hat 76429 is the Harry Potter LEGO set for you. The myriad of brown pieces combine to form a recognisable version of the strange character, complete with furrowed brows and the mouth that form the most eye-catching part of the magical object’s features. 

The model also includes the first-ever sound brick used on a Harry Potter set, with plenty of notable phrases heard in the books and movies. After popping the hat on their heads, collectors are treated to the dry, slightly cranky voice of the hat, which will either sort them into one of the four Hogwarts houses, offer a sharp comment, or even break into the occasional rendition of the Sorting Hat’s song.

LEGO sound brick

It’s always fun to see an interactive element introduced, and the battery-operated brick undoubtedly contributes to the high price for a replica not produced to scale. At the same time, considering the price – and the LEGO listing’s instruction to place the model on your head – it feels disappointing the hat is not presented in the baggy, large size seen in the movies.

The inclusion of a LEGO stand is a welcome addition, however – especially the four Hogwarts house crests, which greatly enhance the display potential of the model by adding a collectible element to the overall build. Enthusiasts will also be keen to get their hands on the unique version of Harry Potter to add to their LEGO Minifigure collection.

LEGO displays


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