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 Make your own 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!
75953 - Hogwarts Whomping Willow 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 … Continue reading REVIEW: Hogwarts Whomping Willow – Part 1
The traditional 'Bricktober' set series to be released by Toys 'R' Us around October is this year a series of minifigure packs, where the first of them features characters from the Harry Potter movies. We have finally got a good official photo of the figures to share (and note that it no longer is branded … Continue reading ‘Bricktober’ Harry Potter figures coming soon
The website blockwarts.org went live on Harry Potter's birthday 31 July supplementing the existing Facebook page. To have a photo to celebrate the event, I put together a quick MOC (My Own Creation) showing Harry's 11th birthday in the shed on the rock island. 'Found the perfect place!' he said. 'Come on! Everyone out!' It … Continue reading Let there be light!
There are some new (minifig) kids on the block. The new Harry Potter Collectable Minifig Series (CMF) has brought us stunning minifigs bringing much improvements over the figures released with the 2001-2011 era Harry Potter sets and in particular when comparing with the first years where yellow heads were used. This is not a review – at … Continue reading New kids on the block – a non-review of the Harry Potter CMF Series, Part 1
It has been a week - and a bit - since Blogwarts.org was registered as domain and became active as blog for anything related to LEGO and the Harry Potter universe. A lot of the focus will of course still be featuring our own Hogwarts display as it is improved on and expanded (Ministry of Magic … Continue reading Blogwarts.org – Week 1 review