REVIEW: Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms

Towards the end of last year, we got the surprise Monster Book of Monsters gift with purchase (GWP) set. I hadn't really expected something similar this year, but I'm happy that LEGO decided to continue this "tradition". I was lucky to be provided with a review copy. Representing the Gryffindor boys dormitory, the 2021 GWP set is a nice addition to the modular Hogwarts sets released this year. Here are my thoughts...

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...