75953 - Hogwarts Whomping Willow I've had this set for a while. I liked that the whomping willow finally got included in a set, and a decent looking Ford Anglia too. I resisted building it until I had time to take photos along the way and write up a review. It has taken way longer … Continue reading REVIEW: Hogwarts Whomping Willow – Part 1
Month: August 2018
‘Bricktober’ Harry Potter figures coming soon
The traditional 'Bricktober' set series to be released by Toys 'R' Us around October is this year a series of minifigure packs, where the first of them features characters from the Harry Potter movies. We have finally got a good official photo of the figures to share (and note that it no longer is branded … Continue reading ‘Bricktober’ Harry Potter figures coming soon
Let there be light!
The website blockwarts.org went live on Harry Potter's birthday 31 July supplementing the existing Facebook page. To have a photo to celebrate the event, I put together a quick MOC (My Own Creation) showing Harry's 11th birthday in the shed on the rock island. 'Found the perfect place!' he said. 'Come on! Everyone out!' It … Continue reading Let there be light!
New kids on the block – a non-review of the Harry Potter CMF Series, Part 1
There are some new (minifig) kids on the block. The new Harry Potter Collectable Minifig Series (CMF) has brought us stunning minifigs bringing much improvements over the figures released with the 2001-2011 era Harry Potter sets and in particular when comparing with the first years where yellow heads were used. This is not a review – at … Continue reading New kids on the block – a non-review of the Harry Potter CMF Series, Part 1
Blogwarts.org – Week 1 review
It has been a week - and a bit - since Blogwarts.org was registered as domain and became active as blog for anything related to LEGO and the Harry Potter universe. A lot of the focus will of course still be featuring our own Hogwarts display as it is improved on and expanded (Ministry of Magic … Continue reading Blogwarts.org – Week 1 review
REVIEW: Aragog’s lair
75950 - Aragog's Lair Since it was announced that new Harry Potter sets would be released in 2018, there has been a lot of excitement amongst fans. From the photos, they all look like great sets with good selection of figures, being well designed and covering key scenes (including play features) from the first two … Continue reading REVIEW: Aragog’s lair
When doing the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios Tour in London last month, I did buy a couple of chocolate frogs from the souvenir shop. These packages with moving chocolate frogs, bought from the trolley on Hogwarts Express, were among Harry’s first exposures to weird, yet wonderful, items in the world of magic – and … Continue reading Wizard magic!