20 years of LEGO Harry Potter – Part 2

The first wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets hit the shops in 2001 coinciding with the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone, as it was released as in USA). This is the second and last post discussing the early days of LEGO Harry Potter to mark the 20th anniversary of the theme. Let’s grab our time turners and travel back in time together…

Hogwarts Crests – Rebuilds

At the beginning of 2021, LEGO released the Hogwarts Crests set in their wall arts series. It was well received and allowed buyers to build the crest of any of the four Hogwarts houses, or in case you had multiple sets, build an even larger crest for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry itself. These may all have been tried, but now, three additional builds have been made available...

Motorising the Hogwarts Express – Choo choo, and off we go…

The 2018 Hogwarts Express train (set 75955) was a step change up in quality over the previous iterations. And for those who collects sets to display static on shelves, it is pretty much perfect, but for those building larger displays, who want to have the train running around on a train track, you will need to source some train tracks and in particular, add a motor to the set. This post discusses how this can be done...

20 years of LEGO Harry Potter

The first wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets hit the shops in 2001 coinciding with the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (or Sorcerer's Stone, as it was released as in USA). This is the first of two posts discussing the early days of LEGO Harry Potter to mark the 20th anniversary of the theme. Let's grab our time turners and travel back in time together...

REVIEW: Hogwarts Astronomy Tower

When LEGO revived the Harry Potter theme in 2018, it released the Great Hall set. This was the first of a series of modular Hogwarts sets, that can be combined into a large Hogwarts castle, featuring many of the important rooms within the castle. In 2020, the Astronomy tower was released in this series. Does it meet the standard set by the previous sets? Here are my thoughts...