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
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
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
I'm re-reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and came to the conclusion that I needed to make a minifigure version of Colin Creevey. He's the annoying (in Harry Potter's eyes) first year Gryffindor student, who is a big fan of Harry and runs around with his muggle camera taking snaps. I'm — I'm … Continue reading The making of Colin Creevey
This posts is a continuation of my earlier blog post, looking at some more of the new Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures and the scenes in the Harry Potter books and movies they can be used for. As such it may include spoilers of scenes for any who have not read all the books (or alternatively … Continue reading Full house – a non-review of the Harry Potter CMF Series, Part 2
While Hogwarts takes up a significant proportion of our Blockwarts display, it is still only about a third of the 96 baseplates the entire display covers. London takes up a similar amount too, and like Hogwarts that part of the display has seen some improvements lately, including the addition of the Ministry of Magic (as … Continue reading Ministry of Magic
In preparation for the next display, the major Harry Potter display I've been working on with my friend Russell, has seen a number of improvements. For the Hogwarts Castle part, the main improvements have been the addition of fully furbished rooms for : Troll on the loose (in the bathroom) Professor Lupin's classroom Library Greenhouses … Continue reading Hogwarts upgrade!
I've had this set for a while. I liked that the whomping willow finally got included in a set, and a decent looking Ford Anglia too. I resisted building it until I had time to take photos along the way and write up a review. It has taken way longer than expected, so to get … Continue reading REVIEW: Hogwarts Whomping Willow – Part 1