This year marks the 20th Anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter (the first movie came out in 2001) and to commemorate the event, LEGO is including one of each of these golden minifigures in the upcoming LEGO harry Potter wave.
There are six characters that will be given the midas touch which are Harry Potter, Voldemort, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Severus Snape and Professor Quirinus Quirrell. This would be the first time I’m seeing golden minifigure baseplates and wands.
I’m guessing LEGO is trying to increase the collectibility of their sets by making us buy the entire wave to complete this minifigure collection, much like what they did with the Marvel sets and the infinity stones.
(Via wizarding world)