Many readers will know that today, 31 July, is Harry Potter's birthday, a day he shares with his creator JK Rowling. But it is also exactly two years ago I started Blockwarts. And there is one more reason to celebrate, as Blockwarts has now become a Recognised LEGO Fan Media! What is this, you may wonder? Read on to see...
It has been under way for a while, but finally Harry and his friends can now get a sweet treat while doing their shopping at Diagon Alley. This model of Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour supplements the buildings I've previously designed: Weasley's Wizard Wheezes and the Flourish and Blotts bookstore. Let's take a closer look...
While the second wave of 2019 sets are still to hit the shelves, discussions about 2020 possible LEGO Harry Potter sets have already started. Early rumours last year were very inaccurate, so rather than talk about rumours, I here provide what sets I'd like to see and why. Are your favourites among them?
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
With no new Harry Potter sets revealed at the New York Toy Fair earlier this month, rumours of future sets are still thick. The previous list of five sets still seems both plausible and logical, and the potential Advent calendar could be totally awesome. Emerging photos of potential leaks of torso prints from the Yule … Continue reading Will Christmas bring some Yule ball magic – or return of the graveyard?
Valentine's Day is celebrated on 14 February in both the Muggle world and the wizarding world. Marking the death on this day of St Valentine in year 270 A.D. people express their love for each other, particularly romantic love, by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering sweets - typically chocolate. In the following we … Continue reading Love is in the air…
Following from the previous post where I presented a London phone booth to go with my modular building sized Leaky Cauldron, here is another London icon: a taxi. The taxi, like the Leaky Cauldron itself, have been underway for years and just recently I got around to complete them. The taxi is really created to … Continue reading More London scenery
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 minifigures 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