20 years of LEGO Harry Potter – Part 2

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 second and last post 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…

Hogwarts Crests – Rebuilds

At the beginning of 2021, LEGO released the Hogwarts Crests set in their wall arts series. It was well received and allowed buyers to build the crest of any of the four Hogwarts houses, or in case you had multiple sets, build an even larger crest for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry itself. These may all have been tried, but now, three additional builds have been made available...

Motorising the Hogwarts Express – Choo choo, and off we go…

The 2018 Hogwarts Express train (set 75955) was a step change up in quality over the previous iterations. And for those who collects sets to display static on shelves, it is pretty much perfect, but for those building larger displays, who want to have the train running around on a train track, you will need to source some train tracks and in particular, add a motor to the set. This post discusses how this can be done...

REMINDER: Entries for our 20th Anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter MOC competition due 11 April

LEGO Masters is being shown in TV in many countries around the world. Typically, the host will announce at regular intervals, how much time is remaining for the contestants to complete their models. Treat this post as such an announcement - with only a few days left for you to complete and submit your LEGO Harry Potter creation to be considered in our anniversary competition. Read on for further details....

Golden 20th anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter minifigures revealed

Yesterday, LEGO and Wizarding World (the official Harry Potter page) teased the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter sets, revealing six golden figures that will be included in the sets. The figures mark the 20th anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter, similar to the golden Ninjago figures used to mark the 10 year anniversary of this theme. Here are my thoughts...

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…