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.
Today, 31 July, is a very special day. It's Harry Potter's birthday! And JK Rowling's too. It is also exactly one year ago I posted the first blog post on http://www.blockwarts.org, marking an important shift to providing broader and longer content about everything LEGO in the Harry Potter universe. So a very special day indeed. Read on to see what the year have brought...
Today, 7th of July is 'World Chocolate Day'. Let's celebrate that by looking into where chocolate plays a role in the Harry Potter universe and learn what J. K. Rowling herself has said about chocolate. Enjoy eating, umm sorry, reading...
75955 - Hogwarts Express One of the 2018 Harry Potter sets I initially thought I would give a miss was the new Hogwarts Express. I already had the three previous versions (though not the very rare motorised variant of the 2004 set) - but to be honest none of them really look that well. So … Continue reading REVIEW: Hogwarts Express – 2018 version
75945 - Expecto Patronum When the 2019 LEGO Harry Potter sets were revealed, there was one set I immediately knew I had to get. It was the smaller of them all, but with a brand new patronus, two dementors and a return of Sirius Black as minifig, it had me hooked. I bought it as … Continue reading REVIEW: Expecto Patronum
75947 - Hagrid's Hut: Buckbeak's Rescue During each year at Hogwarts, Harry, Ron and Hermione go and visit their friend Rubeus Hagrid, gamekeeper and keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Hagrid lives in a hut outside the castle and this is the key feature of the new Harry Potter set 75947 "Hagrid's hut: Buckbeak's … Continue reading REVIEW: Hagrid’s hut is back
Just as we thought we knew this year's Harry Potter releases with five sets and an Advent calendar, two more sets emerged from toysworldreviews.com and Mugglenet. Both sets should be available from August and cover the fourth book/movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, supplementing the Tri-wizard tournament set and the Hogwarts clock tower … Continue reading Two more Harry Potter sets coming!
Last week, I wrote about my initial impressions of the new Harry Potter sets revealed to be available from 1 June. Little information about 75957 Knight Bus was available, so that got left out. Finally, I've had time to put some reflections about this set down on paper. With 403 parts and a price of … Continue reading Knight bus to the rescue
We now have an official press release for the long rumoured Harry Potter Advent calendar as well and I'm pleased to see no less than seven Minifigures are included. The set seems to be centred around minifigs and small models with furniture for a Christmas decorated Great Hall. It should be available September 1 2019. … Continue reading Harry Potter Advent calendar revealed
Following the photos we saw a few days ago of four of the new Harry Potter sets for 2019 (see first impressions of the sets here), we now have the official press release, which includes a fifth set (75957 – The Knight Bus) as well we had no official photos of previously. It confirms release … Continue reading 2019 Harry Potter sets official press release