Of all the shops in Diagon Alley, Quality Quidditch Supplies was probably Harry Potter’s favourite. He visited it often when he stayed at the Leaky Cauldron for three weeks (in the Prisoner of Azkaban), since the new Firebolt racing broom had just been introduced that summer and one was on display in the shop window. So this had to be the next Diagon Alley shop for me to model. Here is where I got to...
There have been plenty of rumours and speculation about a new Harry Potter Collectable Minifigure (CMF) series 2 to come in 2020. It would be awesome if true, and in my excitement I created a "wish list" as per my post last year. In the last day, we have seen some more substantial rumours, for example as reported by The Brick Fan, suggesting an official reveal (should it be true) may come soon.
Already the opening scenes of the movies introduces us to number 4 Privet Drive, with Harry being delivered on the doorstep of the house that would become his home after the tragic death of his parents. While Harry hated his time there, the home was an integral part of the story and some of the most memorable scenes happened there (poor aunt Marge). As result, 4 Privet drive has both been released as an official set and been built by many fans as well, as we shall look at here.
While the upcoming DK book "Magical Treasury - A visual guide to the Wizarding World" has been known for some time, the included exclusive Minifigure has so far been unknown. However, Amazon has now published updated photos revealing that the included figure is Tom Riddle.
Already back in mid 2019, it was announced that after a relatively quiet 2019 for Brickheadz, the funko-pop style figures that was a major LEGO line in 2018, would return in 2020 with more releases. It was also noted that it would include licensed figures. As LEGO already has an active licence for Harry Potter LEGO, it would be obvious for them here in 2020 to add to the three sets we got in 2018. But which?
The weekend 18-19 January 2020 I visited Brickvention in Melbourne. It was an amazing experience with 300 exhibits and expectedly 22,000 visitors. This makes it Australia's premier LEGO Fan convention. This post covers the exhibits I saw that were Harry Potter related and really shows the skills of the builders exhibiting there.
Back in September 2019 I visited Skærbæk Fan Weekend in Denmark. It is the biggest LEGO Fan Convention in Europe with more than 1000 LEGO Fans attending the convention and bringing along some really awesome displays. Here's an overview of the models that covered the Wizarding World of Harry Potter universe in some way.
The Dursley family contains some of the most iconic characters in the Harry Potter universe. Without Harry's horrible time with the Dursleys at 4 Privet Drive, it just wouldn't be the same. It is therefore a bit surprising that of those, only Vernon Dursley has been released as minifigure, and that was back in 2002 where they were still yellow faced. Here is a flesh coloured version you can make yourself.
I can't believe it is already Christmas eve. I've just finished my review of the Clock Tower set with the wonderful Yule ball characters. But so much still to do today, so I'll get straight to business. After 23 very good models (some absolutely amazing), what did we get here the last day? 24 December … Continue reading REVIEW – Advent calendar 24 December
When the Clock tower set came out mid year, I planned to skip it, but quite wanted the figures. The whole set grew on me, realising you got a number of new rooms: Prefects bathroom, Madeye Moody's classroom, and the hospital. So when it eventually went on sale, I bought it immediately. Reviewing it has taken months though. But as the set has all the minifigures dressed up for the Yule ball, I thought I better get it done in time for Christmas.