The weekend 18-19 January 2020 I visited Brickvention in Melbourne. It was an amazing experience with 300 exhibits and expectedly 22,000 visitors. This makes it Australia's premier LEGO Fan convention. This post covers the exhibits I saw that were Harry Potter related and really shows the skills of the builders exhibiting there.
Back in September 2019 I visited Skærbæk Fan Weekend in Denmark. It is the biggest LEGO Fan Convention in Europe with more than 1000 LEGO Fans attending the convention and bringing along some really awesome displays. Here's an overview of the models that covered the Wizarding World of Harry Potter universe in some way.
The Dursley family contains some of the most iconic characters in the Harry Potter universe. Without Harry's horrible time with the Dursleys at 4 Privet Drive, it just wouldn't be the same. It is therefore a bit surprising that of those, only Vernon Dursley has been released as minifigure, and that was back in 2002 where they were still yellow faced. Here is a flesh coloured version you can make yourself.
It has been a while since my last Monday Meme. This one is based on a series of photos I took at by Comic-con display in September, recreating the famous distracted boyfriend meme. In this post I've included a blank photo as well for anyone to use making their own memes.
Everyone hates Dolores Umbridge, period. But there are other villains in Harry Potter, including Voldemort of course. Fairly high on my list of nasty personalities is Rita Skeeter, a journalist of the Daily Prophet wizarding newspaper. She invented fake news years before it was even discussed in the Muggle world. I made a minifigure of her for my display at Comic-con back in September, but have only now found the time to write a post about it.
What started as a project to build the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes shop on Diagon Alley has become a major project. I'm now aiming at recreating a most of Diagon Alley along with Knockturn Alley and a bit of Charing Cross in London. It has progressed well in the last couple of months, so here's where it is up to.
It has been under way for a while, but finally Harry and his friends can now get a sweet treat while doing their shopping at Diagon Alley. This model of Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour supplements the buildings I've previously designed: Weasley's Wizard Wheezes and the Flourish and Blotts bookstore. Let's take a closer look...
FRIDAY FEATURE: Once again I'll present to you a Friday Feature of some of the marvelous Harry Potter themed MOCs by the extremely talented LEGO builders around the world. This time I'll have a look at a very iconic Hogwarts feature -- the moving staircases -- created by the extremely talented Jonas Kramm.
FRIDAY FEATURE: LEGO Masters Australia winner Cade Franklin have just shared his latest creation on Instagram (@arcade_bricks) and it’s Harry Potter themed! Over the years I’ve seen quite a few impressive LEGO chess games, but I think this is my new favourite. Here are the full set of photos, but be sure to follow Cade on Instagram as well! […]
Following from my recent review of the "Rise of Voldemort" set and subsequent discussion of how this could be integrated with the Hidden Side graveyard set, I've rebuilt those two set into an integrated MOC of the graveyard that Harry and Cedric were taken to after completing the final task of the Tri-wizard Tournament. Read on to see where I got to...