LEGO has created a ton of sets based on movies, and their Harry Potter collection has been quite popular among movie fans and general LEGO collectors. Maybe it’s because many of the sets in the series feature whimsical details that make us wish we were a wizard, too! Have a look at our 10 of the Most Challenging LEGO Sets

10. Chamber of Secrets

Also one of the first sets, it has extraordinary detail with more than 600 pieces that create four scenes from the movie. The massive set comes with a pretty lengthy instruction booklet that’s well worth all the hours. Since it’s one of the firsts, the price is not so cheap. Amazon has it for $383.77. The best lego sets always seem to be expensive.

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9. Snape’s Class

As one of the first sets in the series, it contains Snape’s glow-in-the-dark head and Peeves hiding behind the shelf. Minifigs included in the set are Professor Snape and Ron Weasley. It has 163 pieces in all. Amazon has it for $133.99

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8. Rescue from the Merpeople

This set has loads of colors and 175 pieces that recreates the scene from the fourth movie. It includes Harry, Ron, Hermione, shark-headed Viktor, Merman and more, as well as a secret lever that awakens Ron and Hermione and launches them to safety. Get it at Amazon for $249.99.

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7. Quidditch Practice

It’ a great set and comes with some unique stuff like its quidditch minifigures, golden snitch and Draco’s black broomstick. With 128 pieces, it’s pretty easy to create and an essential piece for any LEGO Harry Potter fan. Amazon has a set for $61.99.

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6. Hogwarts Castle

This is the fourth incarnation and it has progressed in detail over the first three castles. It has Harry Potter, Hermione Grange and 9 other characters exclusive to this set: Lord Voldemort, Albus Dumbledore, Professors Snape, McGonagall, Flitwick and many more. The 1,290 LEGO pieces set is at Amazon for $274.99.

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5. The Burrows

This set  of Ron Weasley’s home has amazing detail. You get 6 minifigures: Harry Potter, Molly and Arthur Weasley, Fenrir Greyback, Bellatrix Lestrange, and Ginny Weasley. Get it at Amazon starting at $174.98.

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4. Shrieking Shack

Taken from the third movie, Harry Potter – Prisoner of Azkaban, the set includes 444 pieces and is one of the sets all Harry Potter LEGOs fans need for their collection. Amazon has a set for $369.99.

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3. Dumbledore’s Office

Even though his office is in the larger Hogwarts Castle, this set is still highly desired, probably for its exclusive minifig of Dumbledore. With 446 pieces, the set comes with Professor Dumbledore , Professor McGonagall , and Harry Potter. Get one at Amazon for $188.98.

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2. Hogwarts Castle

This massive LEGO playset has four levels and so many series-authentic rooms that will make Potter fans rejoice when building it. Rooms include the clock tower, Gryffindor tower, Dumbledore’s office and more! And the set even comes with LEGO Dementors. It’s the first of many renditions and still considered to the best one. It’s $302.90 at Amazon.

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1. Ultimate Hogwarts Castle

This isn’t a set you can buy at a store! The custom Hogwarts Castle build has more than 400,000 LEGO pieces and is so large that it’s said to be able to fit Harry Potter (aka Daniel Radcliffe) inside of it! It was built by Alice Finch and has lots of realistic and impressive details to it.

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Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.

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