LEGO 4738 Hagrid’s Hut Set Review

Hagrid is one of the first characters we meet in the Harry Potter saga, and a fan favourite! It’s no wonder LEGO Hagrid would be the same. Let’s check out the LEGO 4738 Hagrid’s Hut.

 

LEGO 4738 Hagrid’s Hut Set

Hagrid’s Hut is the setting for many Harry Potter adventures. Like the Hogwarts Castle and even Diagon Alley, it’s mostly a fun, rewarding place to be. The groundskeeper’s hut, located near the Forbidden Forest, houses one of the most lovable characters in the series and all sorts of interesting… “pets”.

Released October 1st, 2010, this is the third LEGO Hagrid’s Hut set, preceded by sets 4754 and 4707. This set, though, is larger than both of them, with 442 pieces. This may not seem like much, but this set is the first one in the Harry Potter theme to feature a light brick — which makes it even more special, of course.

What’s in the box?

LEGO 4738 Hagrid's Hut Box

  • 422 pieces
  • Four minifigures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and Rubeus Hagrid
  • Norbert, a baby dragon minifigure, redesigned in bright green
  • Aragog the Acromantula, as well as three regular spiders
  • A rat and two owls
  • Accessories such as pumpkins (which double as jack o’ lanterns), a clear cup, a plate, a fish, a turkey leg, an axe, a black broom and more

How much does it cost?

The LEGO Hagrid’s Hut set is currently retired. As such, prices may vary according to local availability and rarity.

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LEGO Hagrid's Hut Fireplace
The LEGO Hagrid’s Hut fireplace is the first set in the Harry Potter theme to come with a light brick.

LEGO 4738 Hagrid’s Hut Review

This set is fairly simple, but effective. It doesn’t fit any one scene in the Harry Potter books or movies, but it an all-purpose building. The presence of Aragog and the spiders recreate moments from the second book, with the dragon Norbert accounting for the first and the rat for the third.

The hut’s furniture is in proportion to Hagrid’s giant size, and the whole thing is more well-detailed inside. The building opens in half for play, making the inside readily accessible. Outside, the building counts with stickered details rather than printed bricks. Some might consider this a “downgrade” from previous versions of the hut, which had printed bricks.

Nonetheless, the LEGO 4738 set has its own special characteristics, such as the light-up fireplace. It’s the first set to come with a light brick in the Harry Potter theme because of this. This adds a lot more light and charm to the interior of the hut.

The inside also has a lot more browns compared to previous versions and looks more livable as well. The back of the flat pieces used for the roof double as nice inside ceiling details. The lattice window opens, as well as the two doors. Like version 4754, this LEGO Hagrid’s Hut has a quadrilateral design. It’s bigger, however, at around twenty by eighteen studs in size. The surroundings of the hut include pumpkins made of minifigure heads and mushrooms, as well as a three-leaf plant.

It also comes with several accessories, such as a plate, an axe, a broom, a cauldron, potion flasks, and more. As a whole, they make the hut look more like a rustic, cosy house than a mere hideout.

Minifigures

There are more minifigures in this LEGO Hagrid’s Hut set than there are in previous sets. None are new or unique, although they do come with the new uniforms. Ron Weasley’s hair is the same as the one in the LEGO Diagon Alley set. This minifigure is unique to this set, however, in this particular combination.

The Hagrid minifigure is the same as the previous ones in structure, but slightly different in accordance with the 2010 redesign. This version appears in two other sets, namely the LEGO 10217 Diagon Alley and the LEGO 4865 Forbidden Forest sets. Ron, Harry and Hermione also appear in their redesigned 2010 uniforms as well.

LEGO Hagrid’s Hut Moc

Many thanks to Mark who shared with us that he made his own creation of Hagrid’s Hut by sourcing parts independently and using LEGO Elves instructions.

The building is mostly unchanged from the original LEGO Hagrid’s Hut, except for the blocking up of the back door. There is a colour change to walls and roof. The grounds grow herbs and plants for the potions, with a scarecrow in the back and a statue of an old familiar. Potions fill the large shelf above the fire place where another potion is on the brew. The kitchen is well stocked, including a dragon egg! Bottles fill the shelves in front of the window and books line the walls. The table is covered with ingredients and another potion in preparation. Treasure and valuables fill the boxes under the bed, including a rare essence.

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Conclusion

This LEGO Hagrid’s Hut set improves on previous versions quite a lot, with more furnished interiors and more minifigures. While it keeps the standard appearance of the previous, 2004 version, it has its own unique character. It’s also a great opportunity to get all three of the main characters at once, for people not very much into collecting, plus Hagrid, himself a rather uncommon minifigure.

This set fits not only the Harry Potter theme, but it can also fit quite well in other sets where such a hut makes sense — whether it’s Ninjago, Castle, Winter Village or any other medieval-looking theme.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I made a variation of this building sourcing parts independently and downloading instructions for my daughters Lego Elves. Cost about £50.00. As its Harry Potter it will always be a big hitter!

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