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
I have previously posted about how to build a chocolate frog and a variant of Daan De Ruijter's awesome wizard card. Now, after more than a month of thinking, experimenting and sourcing bricks, I have completed a box to go with the set. As last time, I've made instructions on how to build your own.
Finally back again posting after a crazy busy period. And finally, I've finished a LEGO creation I started on more than four years ago - modular building scaled version of the Leaky Cauldron. Read on to see the photos of the completed model.
Once I bought a bulk lot of Harry Potter LEGO only to realise that one of the month was in pretty bad shape. Whether forgot in the oven or accidentally misplaced in the fireplace, I don't know, but he looked rather burned. I was about to throw him in the bin when I remembered Dumbledore … Continue reading Marvolo’s ring
A few weeks ago we showed the addition of Professor Umbridge's office to our Harry Potter display. Here follows another recent addition. The Room of Requirement is a truly magical room on Hogwarts that appears when someone is in very great need of it, and contains what that individual needs at that time. As such … Continue reading Room of Requirement
31 October, the night of Halloween, is a special day in the Harry Potter Universe. Generally, it is around that time the books main plots start to unfold, as discussed in this blog post. Halloween began as the festival of Samhain. It was part of the ancient Celtic religion in Britain and other parts of … Continue reading Halloween at Hogwarts
A few months ago, the awesome wizard card creation by Daan de Ruijter was widely shared on the internet. As I blogged about here, he kindly provided instructions for his creation. I have finally had time to make my own. I didn't quite have all the bricks needed, so I made a few alterations on … Continue reading Chocolate Frog meets Wizard Card
I'm re-reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and came to the conclusion that I needed to make a minifigure version of Colin Creevey. He's the annoying (in Harry Potter's eyes) first year Gryffindor student, who is a big fan of Harry and runs around with his muggle camera taking snaps. I'm — I'm … Continue reading The making of Colin Creevey