20 years of LEGO Harry Potter

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 first of two posts 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...

LEGO Harry Potter 20th Anniversary MOC competition

As the first LEGO Harry Potter sets hit the shelves in 2001, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the theme. Rumours suggest LEGO has something planned themselves, but here at Blockwarts, we'll do our best to help mark the occasion. In fact, this is a perfect opportunity for another MOC (my own creation) competition. So join the fun and you might be the lucky winner of the excellent Hedwig set (75979). Here are the details…

Gringotts wizarding bank

It has been a while since I have provide an update on my Diagon Alley. Life has been busy, but I'm pleased to now be able to show my most recent completed building: Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Dominating the skyline, it makes sure wizards and witches can keep their money safe. Read on for further details...

Book magic!

Books can be truly magical, transporting the reader in time and space to another world, another time - with the readers imagination filling in the blanks. To me, the Harry Potter books, definitely belongs in that category. It therefore felt like a good idea to turn the micro-scale builds from the 2020 advent calendar into a book scene. Here's what I did...

2020 was a bumper year for LEGO

I must say, 2020 was a great year for LEGO Harry Potter collectors, with a strong line-up of sets, including the huge Diagon Alley set. The sets were so sought after, than they were more often than not out-of-stock due to high demand while the supply chain struggled with factory closures due to COVID. Overall, LEGO still managed to grow sales by 21 percent and I know I've personally contributed to that increase. Here're the details...