New figures coming with the 2021 classroom book sets

The four buildable books due to be released 1 January 2021 were revealed earlier today and have triggered a lot of interest. It is great to see something different. While my initial focus was on the books themselves (a post about those is coming up), I soon realised that the minifigures were worth a mention too, which is the focus in the following...

REVIEW: Monster Book of Monsters

Since its appearance at the Shanghai LEGOLAND Discovery Centre a few weeks back, the availability of the Monster Book of Monsters set has been surrounded with mystery. But then today, when I was our doing my first LEGO display since the start of the pandemic, the store next door had just put it on its shelves for retail sale. I quickly bought one and found a quiet corner to sit on the floor to build...

MOC competition – Win a full set of LEGO Harry Potter CMF series 2

It is time for Blockwarts' first ever MOC (My Own Creation) competition, giving you all a chance to be creative. All you have to do is to build a small LEGO model (vignette) using 8x8 studs as base and which includes at least one minifigure from the Harry Potter universe. The winner will get a full set of 16 LEGO Harry Potter Collectable Minifigures Series 2. Here are the details...

CMF series 2 box composition – and a future competition!

The day after I left for my overseas trip, a box of LEGO Harry Potter Collectable Minifigures (CMF) series 2 arrived. Finally back, I eagerly checked what was in my box, as the reported composition had varied significantly. In this post, I shed some light on it - and flag that a full set of Harry Potter CMF series 2 minifigures is soon up for grabs in Blockwarts' first ever competition...

Huge Diagon Alley LEGO set officially revealed

One of my favourite LEGO Harry Potter sets is Diagon Alley (Set 10217), which was released back in 2011. Today, LEGO has officially revealed much bigger Diagon Alley (Set 75978) - giving us six of the iconic buildings and no less than 14 minifigures to go with it. It is available for sale from tomorrow. While not cheap, it looks stunning and I'm sure it will be a popular set. Let's see closer at what you get...

THROWBACK THURSDAY REVIEW: Knockturn Alley

It's no secret that I love Diagon Alley. Luckily there have been several LEGO sets released covering it over the years. I will here review one of the older ones, Knockturn Alley (Set 4720). Surely, it is dated with today's eyes, and not without deficiencies in design either. But it has a few positives aspects too that you sometimes would hope more modern sets had as well.

LEGO Harry Potter CMF series 2 spotted in the wild

While not officially revealed by LEGO yet (but with an expected release date of 1 September it can't be far away), Promobricks has found LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures (CMF) Series 2 for sale at a couple of Carrefour supermarkets. So we now know all 16 figures we are to get and it looks like a very strong series. Here is what we get and a bit of backstory to some of the figures...