Hogwarts meets Blockwarts – Having coffee with Hogwarts model designer Justin Ramsden

Sometimes you're in luck! That happened to me last month. Work brought me half-way around the world to stay only 30 minutes from The LEGO Group's headquarters in Billund, Denmark. Long story short, only a few weeks ago I found myself having coffee with Justin Ramsden at the LEGO House. It was not an interview, … Continue reading Hogwarts meets Blockwarts – Having coffee with Hogwarts model designer Justin Ramsden

REVIEW: Hogwarts Whomping Willow – Part 2

This review continues, at last, from Part 1 where we looked at the Ford Anglia and the Whomping Willow. In this part, we will first have a look at all six figures that go with the set, then a look at the castle parts themselves. Figures All figures comes with dual facial expressions, which is … Continue reading REVIEW: Hogwarts Whomping Willow – Part 2

Blockwarts.org – reflections after two months

Today marks the two month anniversary for creating the blog Blockwarts.org (on Harry potter's birthday). Before that, Blockwarts only existed as a Facebook page. It has been interesting trying to create real content rather that the typical sharing of photos on Facebook. It does take time, but number of views has been encouraging and with … Continue reading Blockwarts.org – reflections after two months

The making of Colin Creevey

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