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 JK Rowling used the collector card Harry got with his first frog to introduce Dumbledore in more detail to the reader (along with his connection to Nicolas Flamel, which led Harry, Ron and Hermione to find out about the Philosopher’s stone). It therefore stood out as a nice souvenir from the visit.
Ron explained to Harry: “Oh, of course, you wouldn’t know — Chocolate Frogs have cards inside them, you know, to collect — Famous Witches and Wizards. I’ve got about five hundred, but I haven’t got Agrippa or Ptolemy.”
I didn’t get any of Ron’s missing cards. Instead, I got Godric Gryffindor and Jocunda Sykes (the first witch to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1935 for those interested). Having returned from my holiday, I unpacked these just a couple of days ago, and coincidentally later that day I saw a photo online of a LEGO build chocolate frog collector card with the new minifigure of Albus Dumbledore.
Being impressed, I followed the leads and found the builder Daan De Ruijter. On his Instagram, I found yet another card with Credence Barebone.
And even better, Daan also provided instructions on how to build them on his website!
With the new minifigs of both Dumbledore and Barebone being officially available from today worldwide, I thought I would share this awesome idea, which I’ll have to try myself one day.
With the four Hogwarts founders; Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff and Salazar Slytherin, included as minifigures with the microscale Hogwarts castle (set 71043) coming in September, there are scope for making quite a few…
Having eaten the chocolate frogs, I may have to (re)build them in LEGO as well.
Build the magic!