Today marks the two month anniversary for creating the blog Blockwarts.org (on Harry potter's birthday). Before that, Blockwarts only existed as a Facebook page. It has been interesting trying to create real content rather that the typical sharing of photos on Facebook. It does take time, but number of views has been encouraging and with … Continue reading Blockwarts.org – reflections after two months
Two late nights and I'm almost done finishing the very last tower of Blockwarts - the very large minifig-scale Hogwarts castle I've been working on since January. Most of the tower is staircases (and yet unfinished), but the top floor houses the office of the favourite object of hatred: Professor Dolores Umbridge. Apart from a … Continue reading Umbridge’s Office
I'm re-reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and came to the conclusion that I needed to make a minifigure version of Colin Creevey. He's the annoying (in Harry Potter's eyes) first year Gryffindor student, who is a big fan of Harry and runs around with his muggle camera taking snaps. I'm — I'm … Continue reading Make your own Colin Creevey
This posts is a continuation of my earlier blog post, looking at some more of the new Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures and the scenes in the Harry Potter books and movies they can be used for. As such it may include spoilers of scenes for any who have not read all the books (or alternatively … Continue reading Full house – a non-review of the Harry Potter CMF Series, Part 2
While Hogwarts takes up a significant proportion of our Blockwarts display, it is still only about a third of the 96 baseplates the entire display covers. London takes up a similar amount too, and like Hogwarts that part of the display has seen some improvements lately, including the addition of the Ministry of Magic (as … Continue reading Ministry of Magic
In preparation for the next display, the major Harry Potter display I've been working on with my friend Russell, has seen a number of improvements. For the Hogwarts Castle part, the main improvements have been the addition of fully furbished rooms for : Troll on the loose (in the bathroom) Professor Lupin's classroom Library Greenhouses … Continue reading Hogwarts upgrade!