Diagon Alley Lego Set 10217 Review – The Harry Potter Toy

I have been reading Lego Diagon Alley Harry Potter Set 10217 reviews online, and I am quite sure that it would be a great addition to my collection of Lego playsets.

What made me more excited about it is that it belongs to the Potterverse. I am a huge fan of the books and the films which is why I enjoy building Lego sets that are designed for these movies.

I am quite sure that the Diagon Alley building toy will be a great addition to Lego’s amazing models and games.retail box

Realistically Built Street

Go with Harry, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger as they shop for school supplies on the Alley stores.

You will no longer have to pass through the Leaky Cauldron to reach the place where both wizards and muggles shop for items they will need in Hogwarts.

This new model is fantastically built and designed according to many Diagon Alley Set 10217 reviews that I have read in magazines and online.

The collection includes 3 finely detailed buildings where you can visit famous shops like Ollivander’s, Borgin and Burke’s and Gringott’s Bank.

Buildings that are included in the Lego building set #10217 are intricately designed to make people feel that they are indeed in the place.

If you are shopping for a wand, drop by Ollivander’s where the extensive selection is offered. It also includes storage shelves and a step ladder to allow Ollivander to get wands that are placed on the top floor. The front desk even comes with an “exploding” feature which comes into effect when a spell goes wrong.

Borgin and Burke’s shop also features glow-in-the-dark elements and even a scary skeleton. There is a fireplace attached to the Floo Network and a Vanishing Cabinet which dark wizards can use to sneak in.

The Gringott’s Bank is a two-story building that has double doors. It can be opened to make it a more massive building or closed to have a smaller structure. The interior of the bank includes a removable vault, a clerk’s desk, a chandelier and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Box Contents

It will be a lot of fun to play with the Lego playset as it includes 11 minifigures:

  • Harry Potter,
  • Ron Weasley,
  • Hermione Granger (each with a magic wand),
  • Fred and George Weasley,
  • Rubeus Hagrid (with his umbrella),
  • 2 Gringott’s goblins,
  • Mr. Ollivander,
  • Lucius Malfoy (in his Death Eater disguise),
  • Fenrir Greyback,
  • 4 new and decorated owls.

Consumer Reviews

This toy is rated highly among consumers.

There are a lot of Diagon Alley set reviews saying that it is a must-have in any Potterverse collection.

There are some who did say that they wish the buildings were a bit bigger to make playing more fun.

That aside, people said that the toy building set is a fantastic playset to build, display and play with.

The Lego toy is a behemoth with over 2000 elements for you to put together with the family. You’ll probably have to put aside a few weekends for this one like many reviewers have mentioned doing. The finished product is well worth the effort, and an excellent addition to any room for décor.

Several dozen reviews mention the brilliant attention to detail this toy exhibits. A few have called this a must have for every Potterhead, given just how chock-full it is of little references and props from the books and movies that will have you over the moon. It’s gratifying to be the first to notice one more tiny detail that others haven’t caught on to yet.

Some reviewers express concern for the younger children who will not be able to build this toy on their own. The box does come with an age suggestion of 14+ years old, so those who are younger should have help with building from an adult.

The price of the toy is something that many reviews comment on, given it is much higher than most others. However, numerous reports are defending this, saying it is justified given how this is the best set of the entire LEGO Potterverse and has made for quite a bit of fun for the whole family.

Unique pieces that many customers have loved are the newspaper The Daily Prophet and also a small poster of Sirius Black.