Display your Golden Anniversary LEGO Harry Potter minifigures

The 2021 LEGO Harry Potter sets have given us several collectable items, including a number of golden anniversary minifigures. I have been pondering how best to display those for a while, but with the announcement of the Hogwarts Icons Collectors' Edition set, the solution seems given. Read on to see the included stand as well as my alternative version of it...

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...

Alternative builds: LEGO Harry Potter – Build your own Adventure book

Having been exposed to COVID-19, I had to self isolate. While overseas and far away from all the sets I've still got to review, luckily I had packed the rather excellent LEGO Harry Potter - Build your own Adventure book, which I reviewed the other day. It had a small selection of parts, which I in my boredom of isolation soon tried to use for alternative builds. Here is what I did...

Hogsmeade at winter time???

I normally don't cover new LEGO set announcements, unless they are from the Harry Potter theme. But today I'll make an exception. LEGO has just revealed this year's Winter Village set: Elf Club House. While I might be a must-buy item for my Winter Village collection anyway, when I saw the shape of the building I immediately thought of Hogsmeade. Here are my thoughts...

Upgrade your 4 Privet Drive set

Already the opening scenes of the the first Harry Potter movie introduce us to number 4 Privet Drive, with Harry being left by the doorstep of the house that would become his home after the tragic death of his parents. While he hated his time there, it had some really memorable moments, and it was therefore no big surprise to see it featured among the 2020 LEGO Harry Potter sets. It is an amazing set, but with some modifications, you can make it even better. Here is how...