The Burrow — Harry Potter’s “home away from home” (more like a true home, in fact). This fascinating little building is held together by love and magic, and, of course, in this version, LEGO bricks. Let’s check out the LEGO 4840 set, The Burrow!
LEGO 4840 The Burrow
Released on October 1st, 2010, LEGO The Burrow set is the first and only version of this building. With six minifigures and 568 pieces, it’s as faithful a representation of the Weasley home as we’re likely to get. The look of the building takes inspiration from the appearance shown in the sixth book.
In fact, this set bases itself on that book. The setting is the Death Eater attack to The Burrow, and this set includes marshlands with catapults to that effect, as well as Death Eaters Bellatrix Lestrange and Fenrir Grayback.
LEGO The Burrow includes cool features such as a Floo Network interactive fireplace, with a handle that turns the minifigure away from the fireplace, simulating Floo travel. The building itself is three stories high and around 28cm high. This LEGO Harry Potter The Burrow is perfect for the Potterhead in your family, or even for children you want to introduce to the franchise (or who love it themselves).
What’s in the box?
- 568 pieces
- Accessories such as sink, dishes, long table, swivelling chairs, beds, Harry’s trunk, and more
- A pig and owls, including Harry’s own, Hedwig
- Six minifigures: Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Arthur Weasley, Molly Weasley, Bellatrix Lestrange and Fenrir Grayback
How much does it cost?
The LEGO The Burrow set is retired and as such, the price will vary according to availability and rarity in your area.
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LEGO 4840 The Burrow Review
The LEGO Harry Potter The Burrow replicates the building in the books and movies in all its crooked glory. This build has no back wall, which enables access to its inside. The building includes a pig pen to the side and three stories.
The top story is Ginny’s room, and it includes a bed and a lamp. The middle one is Ron’s room, which Harry uses, and includes his trunk. The lower and bigger room is the kitchen, which includes a long table and a sink, as well as cooking utensils, plates and goblets.
While the interior is relatively simple, especially compared to larger builds such as, for example, the LEGO Simpson’s House, it’s very effective. This set is relatively small but still very playable and interesting, as well as full of character. It perfectly captures the home feeling the Burrow has.
The Floo Network fireplace is separate from the main build and has a clever mechanism that hides the minifigure in it and shows the emerald flames typical of the Floo powder. It’s an interesting playable feature that matches the one in the LEGO Diagon Alley set.
Beyond this, this LEGO The Burrow set also includes a marshland part where one can play out the attack on the Weasley’s home by the Death Eaters. This not only improves playability but also adds value to the set as a whole. The marsh is a cute build in itself, with grass and a catapult to launch torches from.
Where this set truly shines is the minifigures. Not only the number of them, but three are unique to this set!
This is the only place you’ll find Molly Weasley, Arthur Weasley and Bellatrix Lestrange. Mrs Weasley in special is wholly new, with a unique torso, face and hair. There is a lot of detail to this minifigure as well. Mr Weasley isn’t balding but he is a ginger like in the books and movies.
Bellatrix is very faithful to her character and comes with a double face, as do Mrs Weasley, Harry, Fenrir and Ginny. The hair and expressions perfectly fit the character in every way. She wears a dress as well, a black one detailed in silver, fitting her personality.
While Ginny and Harry aren’t exactly exclusive minifigures, this is the only set where Ginny appears in casual clothes, so it’s unique that way. This version of Harry also appears in the LEGO Diagon Alley and LEGO Hogwarts Express sets, but in this one, he wears black pants.
This set is simple and sweet and works very well by itself, even to people who do not enjoy the Harry Potter series. This build itself is cute, especially its inside, and it comes with several minifigures which help to create a play scenario. Even without them, the house is cute enough that it could work out of context as well. The LEGO 4840 set also has a sizable number of unique minifigures, making it very much worth it for the Harry Potter LEGO fan.