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LEGO Ideas 21341 Disney Hocus Pocus: The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage Set Review

 

In 1993, Disney released Hocus Pocus, which overtime has become a Halloween classic. The film is set in Salem, Massachusetts, where the Sanderson sisters were witches and sucked the youth out of children to keep themselves young. In 1693, a teenager by the name of Thackery Binx attempted to save his sister Emily from this fate, but was stopped and turned into an immortal black cat, which is one of the mini-figures offered in this set. The father of Thackery and Emily were among the villagers that burned the witches at the stake. Before they died, Winifred, the oldest and leader, casts a spell stating they will return when a virgin lights a black candle in their house. In present day 1993, Max lit the candle and brought the witches back, and they have one night to suck the essence of the children of Salem and survive for more than one night before sunrise. Max, Allison, and Dani team up with Thackery Binx, the immortal black cat, and Winifred’s lover, a zombified Billy Butcherson to stop the witches plans.

This set pays tribute to this classic film, and features 2,316 pieces, 6 Lego mini-figures, along with Thackery Binx as a black cat.

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Thank you to LEGO for sending along their LEGO Ideas 21341 Disney Hocus Pocus: The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage Set for review. 

Availability: July 2023

The set comes in the standard LEGO box, with artwork and images showcasing the set on the front, and back. Inside, are 15 bags of LEGO awesomeness, a sticker sheet, and an instruction booklet.

The Sanderson Sister cottage measures roughly 11″ H, 11″ W, and 10″ D and includes ehe front gate, which features graves, a spooky Tree, vines and some flowers. This has a place in the front to place the mini-figures onto.

The mini-figures include the Sanderson Sisters – Winifred, Mary and Sarah, Max, Allison and Dani, along with the black cat. Each of these mini-figures have alternate facial expressions on the other side, and printed in their iconic outfits as seen in the film. Dani comes in her witches Halloween outfit with a tick-or-treat bucket.

The witches include a number of accessories, including Winifred’s magic book that is stored in a case inside the house, lightning effects, a potion, a spoon, a broom, mop and a vacuum cleaned to fly on.

The house itself is amazing, with all of today’s attention to detail and style that you would expect from a LEGO set like this. The house features a chimney with moving smoke stakes when you turn the wheel on the side, opening windows, opening front door, removable side compartment to access some of the interior, opening doors on the side, along with plants, pumpkins and other objects around the house.

This is the side portion of the house that is removable, and you can access a small room to place Dani. This part also includes a fireplace and objects around it.

The side of the roof without the chimney is the best way to access the upper floor, which includes a spider web, cages with skeleton’s inside, and to the right you see their bed, furniture and a place to store their broom, mop and vacuum cleaner.

The side opens up, with two big doors allowing you access to many of the interior details.

This includes the black candle, the book that is stored inside a case, a witches cauldron that hangs over a floor fire place that lights-up when pressing the green button in the front, a retail cash register and items for sale, as this is now a museum. You also have a chandelier with candles lit, bookcases with items and other details.

The stairs to the left go up to he second floor, and includes a room with a Skelton to the left.

Some of these details are hard to get on camera, as the further one’s, such as the retail desk are towards the back. Here are some of the details, including the display case with the book.

There’s a lot going on here, and what I found it’s somewhat difficult to display the mini-figures towards the back as there are some objects in the way, and the opening isn’t wide enough to fit your hand inside while avoiding knocking something over to place the figure on the peg.

 

So, that is why these are being displayed in the front, so you can see them inside, along with the lit fireplace. The book also opens to reveal one page inside.

Overall, it is just not Halloween without Hocus Pocus, and LEGO’s new Hocus Pocus set is amazingly detailed that fans are surely going to love. The attention to detail, accessories and mini-figures easily make this a must-have for LEGO builders. What could have only been better is if we got a Billy Butcherson in this set, but that’s just me nitpicking a little.

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