One of the 2018 Harry Potter sets I initially thought I would give a miss was the new Hogwarts Express. I already had the three previous versions (though not the very rare motorised variant of the 2004 set) - but to be honest none of them really look that well. So a few years ago … Continue reading REVIEW: Hogwarts Express – 2018 version
When the 2019 LEGO Harry Potter sets were revealed, there was one set I immediately knew I had to get. It was the smaller of them all, but with a brand new patronus, two dementors and a return of Sirius Black as minifig, it had me hooked. I bought it as soon as I could … Continue reading REVIEW: Expecto Patronum
During each year at Hogwarts, Harry, Ron and Hermoine go and visit their friend Rubeus Hagrid, gamekeeper and keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Hagrid lives in a hut outside the castle and this is the key feature of the new Harry Potter set 75947 "Hagrid's hut: Buckbeak's rescue". Does it stack up? Box … Continue reading REVIEW: Hagrid’s hut is back
Just as we thought we knew this year's Harry Potter releases with five sets and an Advent calendar, two more sets emerged from toysworldreviews.com and Mugglenet. Both sets should be available from August and cover the fourth book/movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, supplementing the Tri-wizard tournament set and the Hogwarts clock tower … Continue reading Two more Harry Potter sets coming!
Last week, I wrote about my initial impressions of the new Harry Potter sets revealed to be available from 1 June. Little information about 75957 Knight Bus was available, so that got left out. Finally, I've had time to put some reflections about this set down on paper. With 403 parts and a price of … Continue reading Knight bus to the rescue
We now have an official press release for the long rumoured Harry Potter Advent calendar as well and I'm pleased to see no less than seven Minifigures are included. The set seems to be centred around minifigs and small models with furniture for a Christmas decorated Great Hall. It should be available September 1 2019. … Continue reading Harry Potter Advent calendar revealed
Following the photos we saw a few days ago of four of the new Harry Potter sets for 2019 (see first impressions of the sets here), we now have the official press release, which includes a fifth set (75957 – The Knight Bus) as well we had no official photos of previously. It confirms release … Continue reading 2019 Harry Potter sets official press release
Sometimes you want rumours to be true, other times not. This time I really hoped the rumoured Harry Potter sets (as per earlier post) would be confirmed, and today finally, official photos of the 2019 Wizarding World of Harry Potter line-up was found on Amazon.it. The sets cover the 3rd and 4th books and includes … Continue reading New 2019 Harry Potter sets – first impressions!
Thestals, those dark, evil looking horsies, which it turns out are quite gentle. They are one of the fascinating magical creatures introduced by J.K. Rowling. They feature unknowingly to us, already in The Chamber of Secrets when the horseless carriages take the students to Hogwarts from Hogsmeade station. It is not until the Order of … Continue reading Thestrals
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