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Hogwart castle or Medieval market village !? which to choose?

nerick906nerick906 Member Posts: 429
edited September 2011 in Collecting
which one you guys would suggest to buy? both of them I don't have any others from the collection. Before i was collecting Pirates of the Carribbean & I bought Atlantis temple as well.
As I can see both sets on sale one quite fine price on :

this one has quite good bricks and around 400 more pieces than Hogwart but looks a bit more 'girly' (as lego putted it in recomended for girls){644320}+c{2317}+&urlrefer=search

but Hogwart has more minifigs but from the other side slightly more boaring.
But as a display it can go quite well if I will buy other sets from harry potter as an extensions.

If you have better deals and revievs about those sets I will be grateful.
Thanks a lot,



  • YpresYpres Member Posts: 200
    I own both but if I was in your shoes I'd take Medieval Market Village over Hogwarts. I personally think Hogwarts is simply "okay" design wise and find its most redeeming quality its minifigures. Hogwarts is a good set (probably for those who have the money and love the movie/book) but when compared to MMV it doesn't come close.

    The Medieval Market Village is, in my opinion, the best Lego set ever. The detail is beautiful and it somehow manages to look even better than in the pictures. For me an asking price of $99 US is a steal for the greatest set ever.
  • BeardedCastleGuyBeardedCastleGuy Member Posts: 127
    I'd lean towards the MMV as well. One of the points for me is the fact that Hogworts is licensed and thus has 'fleshies' instead of 'standard' minifig's. They're not bad in and of them self but i don't like to mix the two types as it just doesn't look right to me and the bulk of my collection is the standard 'figs.
    Plus the MMV was voted the The Greatest Castle Set Ever. Granted it was over on Classic Castle but the folks over there DO tend to be passionate about the subject.
    Personally I own a MMV but not the current Hogworts ( I have a 2001 version packed away), so I've voted with my wallet already, I'm wanting a second MMV as it is just a cool set.
    If you are into Harry Potter more than general Castle or into 'fleshies' type 'figs, or even wanting the tan pieces then go with Hogworts, otherwise get the MMV.
  • RavenhookRavenhook Member Posts: 70
    I'd go for MMV as well, although the comparison is really apples and oranges. Which do you actually LIKE?!

    Some other points:

    - A large chunk of the price of a licensed set is the licence. That's partly why the piece count of MMV is higher at the same price.

    - The "recommended for girls" is a silly classification. Many girls who bend it like Beckham could kick the a*** of boys who play with LEGO. :P

    Anyway, I'd bet more girls read HP than boys (educational performance skews that way), and MMV comes both with swords for the manly knights to cut off peasants heads with, along with a hairbrush for the feminine maiden to do her hair.

    - As a display piece, MMV can stand alone, whereas HP really looks better with a few other sets from the series to go with it. Especially to complete the minifig set (no Ron.) Pretty soon you'll be collecting HP! (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

    - The buildings in MMV are arguably more detailed and colourful than Hogwarts castle, and there's lots of little scenes going on in the "courtyard" under the buildings and around the tree.

  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,234
    As this is really just a personal decision, we generally discourage these types of threads. I would recommend reading the reviews of each set on Brickset to help you make this buying decision.
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