REVIEW: Hogwarts Great Hall

When LEGO revived the Harry Potter theme in 2018, it released the Great Hall set. This was the first of a series of modular Hogwarts sets, which can be combined into a large Hogwarts castle. Since they have added additional modules, allowing fans to build an impressive castle. For some reason, I have reviewed all the other modules but the Great Hall set itself. It is time to correct this - in particular as this set is expected to be retired mid 2021...

20th Anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter – Winner of MOC competition

I think most readers will have realised by now that this year is the 20th anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter, as I've covered this extensively in the last few months. You may also remember that I did run a MOC (My Own Creation) competition to celebrate this anniversary, and maybe even wondered who won. Well, wait no more, as I here will be announcing the winner...

20 years of LEGO Harry Potter – Part 2

The first wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets hit the shops in 2001 coinciding with the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone, as it was released as in USA). This is the second and last post discussing the early days of LEGO Harry Potter to mark the 20th anniversary of the theme. Let’s grab our time turners and travel back in time together…

Hogwarts Crests – Rebuilds

At the beginning of 2021, LEGO released the Hogwarts Crests set in their wall arts series. It was well received and allowed buyers to build the crest of any of the four Hogwarts houses, or in case you had multiple sets, build an even larger crest for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry itself. These may all have been tried, but now, three additional builds have been made available...

Motorising the Hogwarts Express – Choo choo, and off we go…

The 2018 Hogwarts Express train (set 75955) was a step change up in quality over the previous iterations. And for those who collects sets to display static on shelves, it is pretty much perfect, but for those building larger displays, who want to have the train running around on a train track, you will need to source some train tracks and in particular, add a motor to the set. This post discusses how this can be done...