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4762 Rescue from the Merpeople is a Harry Potter set released in 2005. It recreates the scene in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in which the four champions in the Triwizard Tournament compete in the second task, which involves them swimming down to the bottom of the Black Lake to retrieve something that had been stolen from each of them from the mermaids, in this case, the something being someone close to them. The set includes an archway and various aquatic elements, such as crabs and jellyfish, and the minifigures of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Viktor Krum, and a Mermaid.
The Black Lake
The main feature of the set is the archway where Hermione and Ron stand. A lever in the back launches them to safety. The set also includes stairs that, when the top stair is taken off, reveals two knives underneath. There is also a contraption that launches sea creatures (usually the lobster), a crab on the top step, a large black octopus, and a jellyfish on the top of the archway. There is also a small rowboat and various seaweed pieces. It is the first set to feature a transparent light-blue Cook's Hat piece as a Jellyfish as well as a red Scorpion piece as a Lobster. Also, the Shark Head is exclusive to the set.
The set includes Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Viktor Krum, and a Merperson. Both Ron and Hermione have two faces on each side of the head - one asleep and one awake. Krum (who comes with a shark's head piece), the Mermaid, and Harry's gillyweed state are all exclusive to this set. Almost the exact same Hermione minifigure is included in 5378 Hogwarts Castle but with different hairpieces. Ron's hairpiece is also darker than his last appearance in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban themed sets.
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