New figures coming with the 2021 classroom book sets

The four buildable books due to be released 1 January 2021 were revealed earlier today and have triggered a lot of interest. It is great to see something different. While my initial focus was on the books themselves (a post about those is coming up), I soon realised that the minifigures were worth a mention too, which is the focus in the following...

REVIEW: Monster Book of Monsters

Since its appearance at the Shanghai LEGOLAND Discovery Centre a few weeks back, the availability of the Monster Book of Monsters set has been surrounded with mystery. But then today, when I was our doing my first LEGO display since the start of the pandemic, the store next door had just put it on its shelves for retail sale. I quickly bought one and found a quiet corner to sit on the floor to build...

REVIEW: Diagon Alley – part 2 (Quidditch shop and Daily Prophet)

I had to do two weeks of mandatory hotel quarantine after returning to my home country from overseas. I was lucky to have the new Diagon Alley delivered to keep me occupied. This is an amazing set - one of those where you wish you can continue building forever, discovering cool details and impressive building techniques all the time. Here is part 2 of my review of this set...