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Hogwarts Castle

  • Object:

    Construction set

  • Place of origin:

    Denmark (Made)

  • Date:

    2001 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    LEGO (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded plastic and folded card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lego UK Limited

  • Museum number:

    B.100-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a boxed set of Hogwarts Castle, made by LEGO in 2001. It is the first edition of Hogwarts Castle to be released by LEGO, and they have since launched two further designs. This particular set was launched to tie in with the release of the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It has proved to be extremely popular.

Physical description

Card box, printed with photographs of the completed model and Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who plays Harry Potter. It has a liftable lid, though the contents are not visible, as a secondary cover has been sellotaped down. The back of the box also features further photographs of various aspects of the completed model.

Place of Origin

Denmark (Made)

Date

2001 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

LEGO (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Moulded plastic and folded card

Dimensions

Depth: 6.5 cm, Length: 57 cm, Width: 38 cm

Object history note

This is the first edition released of Hogwarts castle made by LEGO. Since the release of this edition, two new editions have been released.

Descriptive line

Sealed card box containing the pieces of Hogwarts Castle, the earliest edition of this set. It was made by LEGO in 2001

Materials

Card; Plastic; Sellotape

Techniques

Folding; Moulding

Subjects depicted

Hogwarts Castle

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys; Games; Construction toys; Character merchandise

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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