I didn’t cry when Dumbledore died. Heck, I was hurt when Hedwig died but I didn’t shed a tear… However, I bawled my eyes out when Dobby died. It came as such a sudden shock, and it seemed like Dobby deserved so much more than he got, that his death felt like a cruel stab in the back more than anything. Dobby was easily the most lovable character in the entire series, and it only made sense that the beloved house elf should get his own LEGO kit. The LEGO Harry Potter “Dobby™ the House-Elf” build is designed for kids upwards of 8 years old, utilizing a mere 403 bricks (making it one of the easier builds in the LEGOverse).
The lovable house elf comes with a few distinct design details that make it even more heartwarming. For starters, the elf has moving limbs, a rotating head, adjustable ears, and repositionable fingers that make Dobby look around, point at objects, snap his fingers, or even grip items like the sock that helped Dobby become a free elf. The elf figurine comes along with three distinct objects that define his role in the Chamber of Secrets… starting with the cake that Dobby levitates and drops on the guests at the Dursley household, followed by Tom Riddle’s diary which Harry gifts to Dobby at the end of the movie, with a sock in it that helps set Dobby free.
The Dobby figurine stands at 19cm (7.5 inches) in height, on a LEGO platform with Dobby’s nameplate on it. The LEGO Harry Potter Dobby™ the House-Elf kit will start at $34.99 when it officially launches in stores and online, although LEGO hasn’t announced a launch date yet.