MOC Competition announced: A Merry Potter Christmas

Soon, most Hogwarts students will catch the Hogwarts Express from Hogsmeade to celebrate Christmas with their families. Harry definitely didn’t want a Christmas with the Dursleys, but stayed back at Hogwarts or spend it with the Weasleys. For our last MOC (my own creation) competition of the year, build your favourite scene from the Christmas month in the Harry Potter universe. Here’s how you enter…

Christmas is coming – the daily opening of the advent calendar reminds me that it is approaching fast. There is something magical about Christmas though, so it is a perfect theme for a Harry Potter MOC competition.

This opens up for many interesting models. Harry celebrated Christmas at Hogwarts the first four years he attended the wizarding school. As an example, here’s my model of Harry’s first Christmas at Hogwarts.

But you can also build a MOC of his Christmas at Grimmauld Place (Order of the Phoenix) or at the Burrow (The Half-blood Prince). Or what about the Christmas Eve in Godric’s Hollow from the Deathly Hallows?

But you can cover the period up to Christmas too – Hogsmeade covered in snow, the Yule ball and Slughorn’s Christmas party would all be perfectly good entries.

I’ve been a bit late in announcing the competition, so I’ll include the holiday period where you hopefully have some extra time to build. So grab some bricks and start building!

Requirements

To be part of the competition, your MOC must:

  • Be a model that represents a scene from the Christmas month during Harry’s years at Hogwarts. It can be a something from the books, the movies, or something you make up – but which fits with the characters and overall storyline. See above for further ideas.
  • Use original LEGO pieces (though builds made digitally using LEGO Digital Designer or Stud.io are perfectly fine).
  • Be your own original work. Anyone submitting original work made by others will be disqualified.

You may submit more than one entry to the competition. See further down for how to submit.

For further terms and conditions, see the fine print.

The prize

The first (and only) prize for the best entry is Hogsmeade Village Visit – set 76388 (see review here), kindly donated by LEGO’s AFOL Engagement Team.

You can win a sealed copy of this beautiful set

The winning entry is selected by a judging panel of three:

  • Myself, editor of Blockwarts.
  • Cade Franklin, winner of LEGO Masters Australia – Season 1 (together with Henry Pinto).
  • Richard Jones, editor of the Rambling Brick.

We will look at creativity (the idea), technique (how well executed) as well as story telling (is it clear what the scene is representing).

Submitting your entry

Please submit your entry no later than the end of Tuesday 4 January 2022 using the following form. This allows you to upload up to five photos of your MOC per entry.

Using the form does help me keeping everything organised. If the form does cause issues (it does require a Google account to upload your photos), use the “Contact” form to get in touch and we can arrange an alternative.

I’m very much looking forward to see the entries!

Go ahead – Build the Magic!

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