Back to Hogwarts MOC competition – and the winner is…

For Harry Potter fans around the world, 1 September is known as Back to Hogwarts day. It is the day where students find their way to Hogwarts, typically catching the Hogwarts Express from Kings Cross station and arrive at the castle in the evening for the welcome feast and sorting ceremony. In the lead up to this year's Back to Hogwarts day, we ran MOC competition - and we are now ready to announce the winner...

BOOK REVIEW: LEGO Harry Potter Search-and-Find Personalised Book

childhood. Now there is a LEGO Harry Potter search and find book, but unlike the old days, this time you can be in it too. Thanks to Penwizard, you can now personalise your very own character that will be included on every single spread. You may want one for yourself - or maybe you know of younger wizards and witches who would love a magical experience. This is what you get...

REVIEW: Hogwarts First Flying Lesson

The recent wave of Harry Potter sets celebrates the 20th anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter. It includes the First Flying Lesson set, which is a larger, and much refreshed version of the 2002 Flying Lesson set. And unlike its predecessor, it includes a section of Hogwarts. Being modular, it connects up to the other Hogwarts based sets from the series. Should you get it to expand on your castle? Read on to see what you'll get...

Bubble-head charm

I've been building a series of MOCs lately to cover different scenes from the Goblet of Fire, including the Second Challenge of the Tri-wizard Tournament. The Rescue from the Merpeople set from 2005 gave us contestants Harry Potter and Viktor Krum. The other two contestants, Fleur Delacour and Cedric Diggory were however not included in the set, and both used the bubble-head charm to help them. This is how I added them...

REVIEW: Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets

It has been no less than 19 years since LEGO last released a Chamber of Secrets set. That was back when the minifigures within the Harry Potter theme still had yellow heads. So it is great news that LEGO has finally made a new version as part of its 20th Anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter series of sets due to hit the shelves in June 2021. LEGO has kindly sent me an advance copy to review. Read on to see what you'll get...

REVIEW: Hogwarts Fluffy Encounter

The mid-2021 wave of Harry Potter sets celebrate the 20th anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter. This includes a set with Fluffy the three headed dog, which in many ways is similar to the Forbidden Corridor set released back in 2001. This is a nice homage to the origin of the theme, but how does it stack up as a set otherwise? Luckily LEGO has sent me an advance copy to review, so read on to see what you'll get...

REVIEW: Hogsmeade Village Visit

Along with Hogwarts and Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade is one of the iconic locations from the Harry Potter universe one would expect to see in a Harry Potter theme park. It is therefore surprising that we haven't seen any sets with Hogsmeade since 2004. Luckily the 2021 wave of sets includes an excellent Hogsmeade set, which I've been sent to review. Here is what you get...

REVIEW: Hogwarts Polyjuice Potion Mistake

Some scenes really beg to be turned into LEGO sets. Hermione's accidental transformation into a cat following drinking polyjuice is in my opinion one of them, so it is therefore surprising that there should go 20 years before we got a set that represented that small mishap. LEGO has kindly sent me a copy of the set in advance to provide you with a review of this nice little set. Here's what you get...