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...

MOC competition – Win a full set of LEGO Harry Potter CMF series 2

It is time for Blockwarts' first ever MOC (My Own Creation) competition, giving you all a chance to be creative. All you have to do is to build a small LEGO model (vignette) using 8x8 studs as base and which includes at least one minifigure from the Harry Potter universe. The winner will get a full set of 16 LEGO Harry Potter Collectable Minifigures Series 2. Here are the details...

CMF series 2 box composition – and a future competition!

The day after I left for my overseas trip, a box of LEGO Harry Potter Collectable Minifigures (CMF) series 2 arrived. Finally back, I eagerly checked what was in my box, as the reported composition had varied significantly. In this post, I shed some light on it - and flag that a full set of Harry Potter CMF series 2 minifigures is soon up for grabs in Blockwarts' first ever competition...

REVIEW: Diagon Alley – part 1 (Ollivanders and Scribbulus)

Entering two weeks of mandatory hotel quarantine after returning to my home country, I was lucky to have 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 1 of my review of this LEGO Harry Potter highlight of the year...

Alternative builds: LEGO Harry Potter – Build your own Adventure book

Having been exposed to COVID-19, I had to self isolate. While overseas and far away from all the sets I've still got to review, luckily I had packed the rather excellent LEGO Harry Potter - Build your own Adventure book, which I reviewed the other day. It had a small selection of parts, which I in my boredom of isolation soon tried to use for alternative builds. Here is what I did...

BOOK REVIEW: LEGO Harry Potter – Build your own Adventure

I haven't reviewed any books previously, though there have been plenty of LEGO Harry Potter related books released in recent years. Most of these have hardly any interesting content (for an adult fan) even when considering the rather generic minifigures included. There are a few that deserves attention though - including "LEGO Harry Potter - Build your own Adventure" from last year. Here is why I like that one...

Hogsmeade at winter time???

I normally don't cover new LEGO set announcements, unless they are from the Harry Potter theme. But today I'll make an exception. LEGO has just revealed this year's Winter Village set: Elf Club House. While I might be a must-buy item for my Winter Village collection anyway, when I saw the shape of the building I immediately thought of Hogsmeade. Here are my thoughts...

Roundtable interview with Diagon Alley designer Marcos Bessa

On Friday, Blockwarts along with five other LEGO Fan Media sites found our virtual seats around Marcos Bessa for a roundtable interview about the 75978 Diagon Alley set he was the lead designer of. With sharpened pencils ready (we'll leave the Quick-Quotes Quill for Rita Skeeter), we started with a few initial words from Marcos followed by a barrage of questions from the Fan Media sites. Here is what we learnt...