Last year, it was flagged that new licensed Brickheadz figures were to come in 2020, and while the Harry Potter universe wasn't mentioned, given it is an active license, I wasn't surprised to find that overnight photos have emerged on the Hungarian toy retailer Kockashop website showing a new Brickheadz set with Hagrid and Buckbeak. Here is what we know...
Along with five other sets, today's announcement of the 2020 LEGO Harry Potter sets included a set with a large brick built model of Hedwig. When rumours started emerging that we would see such a model, I initially thought it would be a remake of the US Target exclusive model from last year made available as normal retail. But this is a brand new model, as we shall see here...
In this post I'm continuing with my discussion of magical creatures in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and their representation in LEGO. This time I dive (literary) into the Great Lake, the big lake next to Hogwarts, to see what I can find out about the Merpeople.
Dragons in various shapes and forms have been part of the mythology in both Europe and Asia for thousands of years. Stories about them have always fascinated humans and it's not surprising that they are also part of the Harry Potter universe. Let's have a look where they appear and how they have been represented in LEGO.
Today, 22 years ago we had the Battle of the Seven Potters. It is also known as the Battle Over Little Whinging as it happened on the evening of 27 July 1997 when members of the Order of the Phoenix led by Mad-Eye Moody where to take Harry Potter to safety and was engaged in an aerial battle over Southern England with a group of Death Eaters led by Lord Voldemort. Read on for the full story!
75946 - Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge With the first wave of the 2019 Harry Potter sets now available in North America as well, I better get on with my review of the 2019 sets. This time I'll have a look at the Hungarian Horntail set. It covers the first Tri-wizard Tournament task, which has been … Continue reading REVIEW: Hungarian Horntail Tri-wizard Challenge
One of my strongest memories from seeing The Chamber of Secrets was the scene near the end in the chamber itself. This dark chamber, partly flooded and Harry walking between the towering pillars and walls with carved figures towards the statue of Salazar Slytherin at the far end. Here's a discussion on how it has … Continue reading Chamber of secrets
75947 - Hagrid's Hut: Buckbeak's Rescue During each year at Hogwarts, Harry, Ron and Hermione go and visit their friend Rubeus Hagrid, gamekeeper and keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Hagrid lives in a hut outside the castle and this is the key feature of the new Harry Potter set 75947 "Hagrid's hut: Buckbeak's … Continue reading REVIEW: Hagrid’s hut is back
Sometimes you want rumours to be true, other times not. This time I really hoped the rumoured Harry Potter sets (as per earlier post) would be confirmed, and today finally, official photos of the 2019 Wizarding World of Harry Potter line-up was found on Amazon.it. The sets cover the 3rd and 4th books and includes … Continue reading New 2019 Harry Potter sets – first impressions!
Thestals, those dark, evil looking horsies, which it turns out are quite gentle. They are one of the fascinating magical creatures introduced by J.K. Rowling. They feature unknowingly to us, already in The Chamber of Secrets when the horseless carriages take the students to Hogwarts from Hogsmeade station. It is not until the Order of the Phoenix we learn they are pulled by Thestrals, horselike creatures invisible to most. Let's have a quick look at them in the LEGO Harry Potter universe.