Review on LEPIN 16060 Hogwarts Castle Bootleg of LEGO 71043
This was a review on Lepin Hogwart Castle set cloned by infamous bootlegger Lepin. According to numerous source, this would be the second largest set based on the bricks count, however Lepin do release sets that had higher parts count that stolen from fan designs. The photos were courtesy of CK.
There were lots of photos in this review so do bear with us. First there was this big box with inflated part counts of 6742 pieces vs LEGO own 6020 pieces. There were 37 numbered bags, two bags for rock panels and three bags for spare parts.
The manual were condensed into two booklets.
The stickers had deeper tan color compared to the tan parts.
The minifigures and the micro-figures.
The four founders of the Hogwarts, Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin, and Rowena Ravenclaw. Unfortunately, all their hair pieces had been swapped. Lepin just don’t want to spend money on producing new molds. The founders could be display on a stand with their respective crests.
The female figures had the new dress pieces.
Micro-figures facial printing were off for some of them.
Four different colors of wand to choose.
Building the first section of the castle.
The green snake wasn’t the one LEGO used. LEPIN used different snake, how dishonest!
The flames were different to the original. Either you live with it or bricklink the parts.
Lots of repetitive builds here.
For the second booklet and the remaining build of the castle.
Second section was done and time to join with first section.
The completed LEPIN 16060 Hogwarts Castle.
The boats that students ride to reach the boat house.
Magnificent view of the brick build version of the Hogwarts Castle. There were lots of photos for you to enjoy. Suggested that you read in WIFI environment to conserve mobile data.
The boat house.
Colorful stained glass wall.
Hungarian Horntail dargon perching on the steeple.
Snape’s potions classroom.
The Mirror of Erised
Dolores Umbridge’s office in pink. Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom
Entrance to the Chamber of Secrets.
Moaning Myrtle in girl’s bathroom.
Voldemort would be very unhappy to see his pet snake swapped.
The interior of the Great Hall with banners and rows of tables.
Dementors and other micro-figures.
LEPIN 16060 Hogwarts Castle with all the minifigures and micro-figures.
The conclusion was LEPIN was dishonest in its claim that no parts were swapped/changed. Some parts were a bit loose though it didn’t affect the overall build. Those who chose to buy LEPIN would probably overlook the weakness thanks to cheaper pricing. You may order LEPIN 16060 from Aliexpress. Please do get the original from LEGO if possible.