I have previously posted about how to build a chocolate frog and a variant of Daan De Ruijter's awesome wizard card. Now, after more than a month of thinking, experimenting and sourcing bricks, I have completed a box to go with the set. As last time, I've made instructions on how to build your own.
Finally back again posting after a crazy busy period. And finally, I've finished a LEGO creation I started on more than four years ago - modular building scaled version of the Leaky Cauldron. Read on to see the photos of the completed model.
Once I bought a bulk lot of Harry Potter LEGO only to realise that one of the month was in pretty bad shape. Whether forgot in the oven or accidentally misplaced in the fireplace, I don't know, but he looked rather burned. I was about to throw him in the bin when I remembered Dumbledore … Continue reading Marvolo’s ring
Back when the Bricktober Harry Potter pack got revealed a few months ago, I wrote a brief summary of the included figures. Now, at the end of October, I finally got my hands on a physical copy, and I'm really impressed by the quality of the figures. Below a closer look at the individual figures, … Continue reading Bricktober Harry Potter pack review
Sometimes you're in luck! That happened to me last month. Work brought me half-way around the world to stay only 30 minutes from The LEGO Group's headquarters in Billund, Denmark. Long story short, only a few weeks ago I found myself having coffee with Justin Ramsden at the LEGO House. It was not an interview, … Continue reading Hogwarts meets Blockwarts – Having coffee with Hogwarts model designer Justin Ramsden
A few weeks ago we showed the addition of Professor Umbridge's office to our Harry Potter display. Here follows another recent addition. The Room of Requirement is a truly magical room on Hogwarts that appears when someone is in very great need of it, and contains what that individual needs at that time. As such … Continue reading Room of Requirement
31 October, the night of Halloween, is a special day in the Harry Potter Universe. Generally, it is around that time the books main plots start to unfold, as discussed in this blog post. Halloween began as the festival of Samhain. It was part of the ancient Celtic religion in Britain and other parts of … Continue reading Halloween at Hogwarts
A few months ago, the awesome wizard card creation by Daan de Ruijter was widely shared on the internet. As I blogged about here, he kindly provided instructions for his creation. I have finally had time to make my own. I didn't quite have all the bricks needed, so I made a few alterations on … Continue reading Chocolate Frog meets Wizard Card
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