REVIEW: Hogwarts Astronomy Tower

When LEGO revived the Harry Potter theme in 2018, it released the Great Hall set. This was the first of a series of modular Hogwarts sets, that can be combined into a large Hogwarts castle, featuring many of the important rooms within the castle. In 2020, the Astronomy tower was released in this series. Does it meet the standard set by the previous sets? Here are my thoughts...

REVIEW: Hogwarts Moments – Potions Class

Thanks to LEGO’s AFOL Engagement Team, I have had the opportunity to have a look at the new Hogwarts Moments series before they hit the shelves in January 2021. There will be four of those sets, one for each of the Hogwarts Houses, and with this review of the Slytherin book, I have covered all four. As you would expect, this is centred around a Potions Class. Enjoy…

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...