REMINDER: Entries for our 20th Anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter MOC competition due 11 April

LEGO Masters is being shown in TV in many countries around the world. Typically, the host will announce at regular intervals, how much time is remaining for the contestants to complete their models. Treat this post as such an announcement - with only a few days left for you to complete and submit your LEGO Harry Potter creation to be considered in our anniversary competition. Read on for further details....

LEGO Harry Potter 20th Anniversary MOC competition

As the first LEGO Harry Potter sets hit the shelves in 2001, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the theme. Rumours suggest LEGO has something planned themselves, but here at Blockwarts, we'll do our best to help mark the occasion. In fact, this is a perfect opportunity for another MOC (my own creation) competition. So join the fun and you might be the lucky winner of the excellent Hedwig set (75979). Here are the details…

Gringotts wizarding bank

It has been a while since I have provide an update on my Diagon Alley. Life has been busy, but I'm pleased to now be able to show my most recent completed building: Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Dominating the skyline, it makes sure wizards and witches can keep their money safe. Read on for further details...

Book magic!

Books can be truly magical, transporting the reader in time and space to another world, another time - with the readers imagination filling in the blanks. To me, the Harry Potter books, definitely belongs in that category. It therefore felt like a good idea to turn the micro-scale builds from the 2020 advent calendar into a book scene. Here's what I did...

Dumbledore’s lectern

Each year on 1 September, Dumbledore would welcome the students back to Hogwarts from his lectern in the Great Hall (and then typically proceed to announce a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher). As the lectern features in most movies, I am glad to have built a lectern for my own Great Hall now.

Alternative builds: LEGO Harry Potter – Build your own Adventure book

Having been exposed to COVID-19, I had to self isolate. While overseas and far away from all the sets I've still got to review, luckily I had packed the rather excellent LEGO Harry Potter - Build your own Adventure book, which I reviewed the other day. It had a small selection of parts, which I in my boredom of isolation soon tried to use for alternative builds. Here is what I did...