REVIEW: 4 Privet Drive

With the calendar saying August 1, the new LEGO Harry Potter sets are now finally available in North America. The sets are worth the wait though - the ones I've looked at so far have been amazing. Here I take a look at 4 Privet Drive. I have really been looking forward to this one, having built my own model earlier in the year, and I was keen to compare it with the new one. Overall, I've really impressed with the set. Read on to see why...

Wingardium Leviosa – Tensegrity in action…

One of the most remembered sentences from the movies must be Hermione's "It is Levi-O-sa, not Levio-sar" in Flitwicks Charms class. Ron didn't appreciate it, but at least he didn't blow up the feather like Seamus Finnigan. With the recent trend of building floating LEGO structures based on the Tensegrity concept, let's have a quick look at the levitation spell and some Harry Potter related Tensegrity stuctures.

2020 LEGO Harry Potter sets revealed

Finally, following a long period of unconfirmed rumours, LEGO has officially revealed the 2020 line-up of LEGO Harry Potter sets. And there is plenty to be excited about. As LEGO states in their press release: "discover the entrance to The Room of Requirement, lure Professor Umbridge to the Forbidden Forest, gatecrash the Ravenclaw dormitory and explore the Hogwarts Astronomy Tower. Excited? Let's have a closer look...

REVIEW: The Knight Bus

Certain things from the Harry Potter series are so iconic that they have appeared multiple times as LEGO models already. So when I saw "yet another" Knight Bus being among the 2019 LEGO Harry Potter sets, it was one I though I probably didn't need - having the 2011 version already. But in the end, I found one I could get cheap and couldn't resist the temptation. And actually, I quite liked it...

Quality Quidditch Supplies

Of all the shops in Diagon Alley, Quality Quidditch Supplies was probably Harry Potter’s favourite. He visited it often when he stayed at the Leaky Cauldron for three weeks (in the Prisoner of Azkaban), since the new Firebolt racing broom had just been introduced that summer and one was on display in the shop window. So this had to be the next Diagon Alley shop for me to model. Here is where I got to...

4 Privet Drive

Already the opening scenes of the movies introduces us to number 4 Privet Drive, with Harry being delivered on the doorstep of the house that would become his home after the tragic death of his parents. While Harry hated his time there, the home was an integral part of the story and some of the most memorable scenes happened there (poor aunt Marge). As result, 4 Privet drive has both been released as an official set and been built by many fans as well, as we shall look at here.