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...

Make your own Vernon Dursley

The Dursley family contains some of the most iconic characters in the Harry Potter universe. Without Harry's horrible time with the Dursleys at 4 Privet Drive, it just wouldn't be the same. It is therefore a bit surprising that of those, only Vernon Dursley has been released as minifigure, and that was back in 2002 where they were still yellow faced. Here is a flesh coloured version you can make yourself.