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
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