When the Rise of Voldemort set was released on 1st August, I was able to get a copy and publish a review. The same day LEGO released their augmented reality series of set called Hidden Side. One of these sets is a graveyard, so I immediately thought this might go well with the Harry Potter set, which is rather small by itself. Let's see how it looks...
Today, 22 years ago we had the Battle of the Seven Potters. It is also known as the Battle Over Little Whinging as it happened on the evening of 27 July 1997 when members of the Order of the Phoenix led by Mad-Eye Moody where to take Harry Potter to safety and was engaged in an aerial battle over Southern England with a group of Death Eaters led by Lord Voldemort. Read on for the full story!
As follow up to the LEGO Weasley's Wizard Wheezes MOC I did early in the year, I've finally completed my next Diagon Alley model: the Flourish & Blotts bookstore. As a book-lover I really wanted to build this one - and also because it was one of the shops covered in more detail in the books. It will be part of a larger Diagon Alley display eventually I've got planned. The following may hint on what's coming next.
Today, 7th of July is 'World Chocolate Day'. Let's celebrate that by looking into where chocolate plays a role in the Harry Potter universe and learn what J. K. Rowling herself has said about chocolate. Enjoy eating, umm sorry, reading...
Thestals, those dark, evil looking horsies, which it turns out are quite gentle. They are one of the fascinating magical creatures introduced by J.K. Rowling. They feature unknowingly to us, already in The Chamber of Secrets when the horseless carriages take the students to Hogwarts from Hogsmeade station. It is not until the Order of … Continue reading Thestrals
Harry Potter's first visit to Diagon Alley is when he first truly enters the magical world. It was therefore the theme of three of the sets that came out in 2002 and 2003. The fantastic 2011 Diagon Alley (set 10217) gave us some much improved buildings, but we still miss some of the most important … Continue reading Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes
Long, long overdue, but with no new sets in sight (yet, rumours remain strong), I better continue the (non)-review of the Harry Potter collectible minifigure (CMF) series. My two previous posts on this focused on the Gryffindor students (see part 1 and part 2). This post takes a look at students from the other Hogwarts … Continue reading The other Hogwarts houses – a non-review of the Harry Potter CMF Series, Part 3
Valentine's Day is celebrated on 14 February in both the Muggle world and the wizarding world. Marking the death on this day of St Valentine in year 270 A.D. people express their love for each other, particularly romantic love, by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering sweets - typically chocolate. In the following we … Continue reading Love is in the air…
Following from the previous post where I presented a London phone booth to go with my modular building sized Leaky Cauldron, here is another London icon: a taxi. The taxi, like the Leaky Cauldron itself, have been underway for years and just recently I got around to complete them. The taxi is really created to … Continue reading More London scenery
With this first post of 2019, I want to wish all followers a happy new year! Late last year, I posted about the modular building sized model of the Leaky Cauldron I had built. This post continues the London based theme with a bit of London scenery, that will go well with any London based Harry … Continue reading London is calling