Little Hangleton Graveyard revisited

Following from my recent review of the “Rise of Voldemort” set and subsequent discussion of how this could be integrated with the Hidden Side graveyard set, I’ve rebuilt those two set into an integrated MOC of the graveyard that Harry and Cedric were taken to after completing the final task of the Tri-wizard Tournament.

It has been added to my series of blog posts about specific locations in the Harry Potter universe.

Background

The centre of this model is the Riddle family grave located in the Little Hangleton graveyard. Here, the three Riddles, Thomas, Mary, and their son Tom Riddle (senior), were burried shortly after being murdered by Tom’s teenage son, Tom Marvolo Riddle.

Ups, I think the trophy was a portkey!

Not knowing it’s a portkey, having simultaneously touched the trophy at the end of the final task of the Tri-wizard tournament, Harry and Cedric suddenly find themselves at this graveyard in front Peter Pettigrew and a very little Voldemort.

The scene was previously covered in the rather large (548 pieces) and hard to find 2005 set Graveyard duel (set 4766).

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LEGO set 4766 Graveyard Duel from 2005

The building

Fast forward to 2019, when we got the Rise of Voldemort set. This much smaller (184 pieces), and much more accessible set provided excellent value for money. And the Graveyard Mystery set from the Hidden Side series released on the very same day had a number of graveyard elements that proved to supplement the Harry Potter set well, when combined.

The Rise of Voldemort set next to the Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery set

The initial plan was to combine the two sets relatively intact and potentially merge it with parts of the old Graveyard Duel set too. As I started, it ended up being a substantial rebuild (loosing the ability to use with Hidden Side app) requiring quite a few additional parts from my collection taking up a complete 32×32 baseplate in the end. One thing that I kept was the ability of Voldemort to rise from the ground.

Another key element I wanted to include was a cool cast iron fence idea published by New elementary based on the new wand.

Clever use of the wand elements!

Here’s my implementation of the fence and gate.

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The gate and fence bordering the graveyard

The complete model

A few nights later, I could complete the model. I think it captures the scene pretty well.

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The completed model

Below a few photos of the completed model where I’ve been adding some spooky background night sky.

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With this now model complete, I very much want to rebuild the old Graveyard Duel set and see how it compares.

Till then, Build the Magic!

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