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 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