Harry Potter's first visit to Diagon Alley is when he first truly enters the magical world. It was therefore the theme of three of the sets that came out in 2002 and 2003. The fantastic 2011 Diagon Alley (set 10217) gave us some much improved buildings, but we still miss some of the most important … Continue reading Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes
Long, long overdue, but with no new sets in sight (yet, rumours remain strong), I better continue the (non)-review of the Harry Potter collectible minifigure (CMF) series. My two previous posts on this focused on the Gryffindor students (see part 1 and part 2). This post takes a look at students from the other Hogwarts … Continue reading The other Hogwarts houses – a non-review of the Harry Potter CMF Series, Part 3
With no new Harry Potter sets revealed at the New York Toy Fair earlier this month, rumours of future sets are still thick. The previous list of five sets still seems both plausible and logical, and the potential Advent calendar could be totally awesome. Emerging photos of potential leaks of torso prints from the Yule … Continue reading Will Christmas bring some Yule ball magic – or return of the graveyard?
With all the rumours of upcoming Harry Potter sets for 2019, I've closely been following news from the American International Toy Fair in New York. So far, unfortunately no news on that front, however some good news emerged regarding the 2018 sets. Back in November, The Toy Association announced the 123 finalists for the 2019 … Continue reading 2018 LEGO Harry Potter sets won three awards.
January and February are exciting months for LEGO lovers. Three major toy fairs worldwide are often used by LEGO to reveal upcoming sets, and last year we indeed saw the new Harry Potter sets during those, for instance as reported in 2018 by Brothers Brick. I've therefore with excitement been following the London Toy Fair … Continue reading 2019 Harry Potter sets rumour mill
Valentine's Day is celebrated on 14 February in both the Muggle world and the wizarding world. Marking the death on this day of St Valentine in year 270 A.D. people express their love for each other, particularly romantic love, by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering sweets - typically chocolate. In the following we … Continue reading Love is in the air…
Following from the previous post where I presented a London phone booth to go with my modular building sized Leaky Cauldron, here is another London icon: a taxi. The taxi, like the Leaky Cauldron itself, have been underway for years and just recently I got around to complete them. The taxi is really created to … Continue reading More London scenery
With this first post of 2019, I want to wish all followers a happy new year! Late last year, I posted about the modular building sized model of the Leaky Cauldron I had built. This post continues the London based theme with a bit of London scenery, that will go well with any London based Harry … Continue reading London is calling
I have previously posted about how to build a chocolate frog and a variant of Daan De Ruijter's awesome wizard card. Now, after more than a month of thinking, experimenting and sourcing bricks, I have completed a box to go with the set. As last time, I've made instructions on how to build your own.
Finally back again posting after a crazy busy period. And finally, I've finished a LEGO creation I started on more than four years ago - modular building scaled version of the Leaky Cauldron. Read on to see the photos of the completed model.