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Which Harry Potter Lego Hogwarts Express Set is better?
February 4, 2009 5:03 PM   Subscribe

My girlfriend is a big Lego fan and a big Harry Potter fan. (Sadly, yet thankfully, she's not yet a big Ask.metafilter fan.) I'm going to get her the Hogwarts Express Lego set for her birthday. The question: 4708 or 4758? Essentially, Lego put out two versions of this for two different movies. They both roughly go for the same amount on eBay, and have roughly the same number of pieces. Any insight into which one would be more fun? (She enjoys the build taking awhile and having lots of little things that do stuff afterwards. I think less important is which characters come with the set.)

I had to choose between the Hogwarts castles over Christmas and opted for the newer of the two, mostly because it had a lot more pieces. I think that went well, though it's not like I was going to get an honest answer of which she'd preferred.
posted by davebug to Shopping (6 answers total)
 
I say go with the 4758. Wizardwebshop.com says that 4758 comes with "Hogsmeade station, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Professor Lupin, and a Dementor" while 4708 only has the 3 young students. I'd want a Dementor figurine to play with! :)
posted by penguingrl at 5:16 PM on February 4, 2009


Peeron has inventories for both sets: 4758 vs 4708. Choose accordingly.
posted by zamboni at 5:58 PM on February 4, 2009


I say go with the 4758. Wizardwebshop.com says that 4758 comes with "Hogsmeade station, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Professor Lupin, and a Dementor" while 4708 only has the 3 young students. I'd want a Dementor figurine to play with! :)
On the other, I would be heartbroken (and pissed) that the set didn't come with Hermione, so if your girlfriend likes her you might want to go with 4708.
posted by peacheater at 6:12 PM on February 4, 2009


LUGnet also has notes and ratings: 4758, 4708.
posted by zamboni at 6:15 PM on February 4, 2009


@zamboni Well, I suppose a 71 and 72 basically tells me they're the same.

@peacheater Since I got her the 5378 castle, that came with Hermione

I think I'll go with 4758 unless there's any new recommendations.
posted by davebug at 6:38 PM on February 4, 2009


I wanted to clarify my initial comment. 4758 has the 3 students and Lupin and the Dementor. 4708 does not have Lupin and the Dementor. I think peacheater may have misread what I wrote.
posted by penguingrl at 1:52 PM on February 5, 2009


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