The Lego Harry Potter 76398 Hogwarts Hospital Wing set is one of the 4 Harry Potter-themed sets that Lego released on the 1st March 2022.
It is a continuation of Lego’s Harry Potter 20-year anniversary collection.
The first few sets in this collection were released in 2021, with each set featuring iconic Hogwarts settings that have held importance in the Potter universe.
But how has Lego brought to life the unique magic of the Wizarding World in this set?
Let’s find out!
- LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Hospital Wing (76398)
- Box Contents
- Building Notes
- LEGO Minifigures & Characters
- Collectible Display vs Playability
- More Brick For Your Buck
- Potential Lego Investment Value
- Final Thoughts
- Related Questions
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The instruction booklet included with this set is rather average for a Lego Harry Potter set. The front features the build itself in action with a magical, Hogwarts-themed backdrop.
It is the same image that is used on the front of the box itself and alludes to some of the features of the set, such as the functional clock face.
In the back of the instructions booklet is a list of all of the 16 exclusive wizarding cards Lego has randomly distributed amongst their latest Harry Potter sets.
There are tick boxes next to each listing so you can keep track of your collection.
Images of other currently available modular style Hogwarts sets are shown in the back of the instruction booklet. These explain how to arrange your sets to form one big Hogwarts castle.
The set pieces are spread out between 4 bags along with 2 individual stickers.
Some of the build can be difficult depending on how good you are at handling delicate pieces (e.g. putting windows into the window panes).
Parts of the set require more mechanical instructions, such as the functional clock hands.
If you tend to struggle with technical builds then this set may take a little longer for you to complete. But it does only account for a small portion of the instructions.
Otherwise, it is an easy enough build.
LEGO Minifigures & Characters
The Hogwarts Hospital Wing comes with 4 iconic Harry Potter Minifigures.
As the set represents the memorable time turner scene in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and the skele-gro scene in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, it includes Minifigures that appear in those scenes:
- Harry Potter
- Hermione Granger
- Ron Weasley
- Madame Pomfrey
Both Harry’s and Hermione’s top pieces have dirt details to imply that they have just got back from saving Sirius Black and Buckbeak the Hippogriff.
Hermione even has an attachable cast accessory to suggest a bandaged arm – exactly like in the movie!
Ron also has a tattered and dirty top piece. His bottom piece is split in two, one side the color of his pants and the other a white cast.
Madame Pomfrey’s Minifigure has a unique hair piece with an attached cloth mold over gray hair. Along with her nurse’s robes, the design is one that perfectly matches her character in the films.
All of the Minifigures included in the set have double-sided faces. One side is happier and the other is scared/angry.
Some additional accessories for the Minifigures are included, such as Hermione’s time turner and a skele-gro bottle.
Collectible Display vs Playability
Though the Hogwarts Hospital Wing can be displayed on its own, it is intended to be shown with other recent other stackable Hogwarts sets. Such as the previous Fluffy encounter and Chamber of Secrets sets.
Combined, they create one of the most detailed, story-driven Hogwarts displays that Lego has ever released. Easily outdoing previous Hogwarts sets such as the Lego 4842 Hogwarts Castle from 2010.
So though it can be a playable set with enough features to be entertaining, it is mostly intended to add another dimension to an already growing display line.
The main issue is that because the set is a modular set and is intended to be displayed with other builds, it can appear quite underwhelming by itself.
More Brick For Your Buck
The Hogwarts Hospital Wing set builds onto the world of Harry Potter that Lego is in the middle of creating. So, if you are a Harry Potter fan, then this set will certainly be worth the money as a collectible piece.
As part of the 20th anniversary Lego Harry Potter line, Lego has included randomly distributed chocolate frog wizard card tiles not dissimilar to the movie version of the card.
The idea is that like the memorable chocolate frog cards in the Harry Potter stories, Lego fans can collect their own iconic wizards in Lego form.
This Hogwarts Hospital Wing set includes 2 card tiles (out of 16 total collectible tiles). So if you are a collector of Harry Potter memorabilia then this set is well worth the money.
Though it is not as entertaining as the Hogwarts Wizard Trunk. So if you are on the hunt for a kid’s present, try a more playable set.
Potential Lego Investment Value
Out of the 4 Lego Harry Potter sets released on 1st March 2022, the Hogwarts Hospital Wing is one of the better investments.
Its retail price per piece is a little lower than the other sets at $0.09 rather than $0.10. This may not seem like a large margin but the 1-cent makes a difference in resale profit margins.
The part out value for this set averages at $126.38 on Bricklink and the resale value at $74.26.
Despite being one of the more limited pieces, the chocolate frog dark purple 2 x 2 tiles only sell for an average of $0.85 on Bricklink.
It is likely that the tiles will sell for more once the Harry Potter 20th anniversary collection has retired and the collectible pieces become harder to find.
Other good Lego investing pieces include a grey spread-winged owl.
The piece has only been seen in one other set (the Hogwarts Magical Trunk) which was released at the same time as this set.
On Bricklink, the piece is selling for between $2.57 – $9.18, but may lose value if Lego includes it in too many Harry Potter sets.
The Bertie Bott’s Beans piece has also only appeared in two set up to date (this one included), but typically sells for less on Bricklink. The piece is reselling for between $0.46 and $5.30.
It is the collectability that makes this set a worthy choice for any Lego enthusiast. But even more so for Harry Potter fans.
The Hogwarts Hospital Wing is full of detail that works to recreate two iconic Harry Potter moments.
However, you may want to wait to display this set if you don’t already have other modular Harry Potter sets. Otherwise, it may not get the credit it deserves on your shelf.
How Many Pieces are in Lego Harry Potter 76398 Hogwarts Hospital Wing?
There are 510 pieces in the Harry Potter 76398 Hogwarts Hospital Wing.
How Long Does It Take To Build Lego Harry Potter 76398 Hogwarts Hospital Wing?
The Lego Harry Potter 76398 Hogwarts Hospital Wing takes up to 30 minutes to build.
How Much Does Lego Harry Potter 76398 Hogwarts Hospital Wing Cost?
The Harry Potter 76398 Hogwarts Hospital Wing MSRP retail cost is $49.99.
How Big Is Lego Harry Potter 76398 Hogwarts Hospital Wing?
The Harry Potter 76398 Hogwarts Hospital Wing is 26 cm high x 20 cm wide x 10 cm deep.