Calling all grown up Harry Potter fans - a LEGO Sorting Hat is available for pre-order and it features a major first

We're so excited for the launch of the LEGO Harry Potter Sorting Hat, and it might become one of our favourite sets

Harry Potter scene where Harry wears the sorting hat with an overlay of the new LEGO Harry Potter Talking Sorting Hat set
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When you bring together the enduring might of LEGO and Harry Potter, you know you're on to something special. Since LEGO was invented, the humble bricks have been used to create infinite designs, but it was a stroke of genius when LEGO introduced Harry Potter themed sets to its collection. The first LEGO Harry Potter sets appeared in 2001 to tie in with the release of the first film in the franchise. Since then, more than 100 Harry Potter themed sets have been released, delighting Potterheads worldwide.

If your kids are younger, then you might be weighing up LEGO Duplo versus LEGO rather than thinking too much about more complicated sets that tie in with movies, but once your child outgrows their existing sets (find out how to recycle LEGO if you need to have a clear out), and discover the magic of Harry Potter, then its helpful to know what's available.

But when it comes to LEGO, the appeal no longer sits with children alone. More complicated sets and movie tie ins with the likes of Star Wars, Marvel and more, mean adults are more than happy to get in on the LEGO action. And for adult Potter fans, there's an exciting new release just around the corner.

A new set is less than a month away from being released (it's available for pre-order), and it's the first Harry Potter themed set to include something very special. Immortalising the iconic scene where Harry and his friends are sorted into their Hogwarts Houses, LEGO is releasing a Sorting Hat display model - that talks. Yep, you read that right. The Talking Sorting Hat is the first LEGO Harry Potter set to include a sound brick, which when activated will select a house for you, and even occasionally play the Sorting Hat Song.

This 561-piece set is aimed at adults, and comes complete with a stand, featuring the crests of the four houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. There's even a little Harry Potter minifigure wearing a sorting hat to complete the display. To activate the sound brick, you can tip the top of the hat or (carefully) place it on your head.

Once built, it will measure about 24cm tall and about 19cm in diameter. You can pre-order it from the official LEGO store, or for the same price, from Amazon. While LEGO has 100+ Harry Potter themed sets, we think this one could quickly become a bestseller - especially when it's aimed at adults and tapping into the Potterhead fandom.

Adult woman assembling the LEGO Harry Potter Talking Sorting Hat

(Image credit: LEGO)

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Sarah Handley
Consumer Writer & Money Editor, GoodtoKnow

Sarah is GoodtoKnow’s Consumer Writer & Money Editor and is passionate about helping mums save money wherever they can - whether that's spending wisely on toys and kidswear or keeping on top of the latest news around childcare costs, child benefit, the motherhood penalty. A writer, journalist and editor with more than 15 years' experience, Sarah is all about the latest toy trends and is always on the look out for toys for her nephew or Goddaughters so that she remains one of their favourite grown ups. When not writing about money or best buys, Sarah can be found hanging out with her rockstar dog Pepsi, getting opinionated about a movie or learning British Sign Language.