REVIEW: Monster Book of Monsters

Since its appearance at the Shanghai LEGOLAND Discovery Centre a few weeks back, the availability of the Monster Book of Monsters set has been surrounded with mystery. But then today, when I was our doing my first LEGO display since the start of the pandemic, the store next door had just put it on its shelves for retail sale. I quickly bought one and found a quiet corner to sit on the floor to build...

REVIEW: Diagon Alley – part 2 (Quidditch shop and Daily Prophet)

I had to do two weeks of mandatory hotel quarantine after returning to my home country from overseas. I was lucky to have the new Diagon Alley delivered to keep me occupied. This is an amazing set - one of those where you wish you can continue building forever, discovering cool details and impressive building techniques all the time. Here is part 2 of my review of this set...

REVIEW: Diagon Alley – part 1 (Ollivanders and Scribbulus)

Entering two weeks of mandatory hotel quarantine after returning to my home country, I was lucky to have Diagon Alley delivered to keep me occupied. This is an amazing set - one of those where you wish you can continue building forever, discovering cool details and impressive building techniques all the time. Here is part 1 of my review of this LEGO Harry Potter highlight of the year...

BOOK REVIEW: LEGO Harry Potter – Build your own Adventure

I haven't reviewed any books previously, though there have been plenty of LEGO Harry Potter related books released in recent years. Most of these have hardly any interesting content (for an adult fan) even when considering the rather generic minifigures included. There are a few that deserves attention though - including "LEGO Harry Potter - Build your own Adventure" from last year. Here is why I like that one...

REVIEW: Hagrid and Buckbeak Brickheadz

The big-headed Funko-pop style figures are extremely popular among pop-culture collectors and since 2016, LEGO has been tapping into that market with its Brickheadz figures. In 2018 we got three sets with characters from the Harry Potter universe, but after that nothing. It was therefore a pleasant surprise to see a new Harry Potter themed Brickheadz set pop up earlier in the month. I've now had the chance to build it. Here are my thoughts...

THROWBACK THURSDAY REVIEW: Knockturn Alley

It's no secret that I love Diagon Alley. Luckily there have been several LEGO sets released covering it over the years. I will here review one of the older ones, Knockturn Alley (Set 4720). Surely, it is dated with today's eyes, and not without deficiencies in design either. But it has a few positives aspects too that you sometimes would hope more modern sets had as well.

REVIEW: 4 Privet Drive

With the calendar saying August 1, the new LEGO Harry Potter sets are now finally available in North America. The sets are worth the wait though - the ones I've looked at so far have been amazing. Here I take a look at 4 Privet Drive. I have really been looking forward to this one, having built my own model earlier in the year, and I was keen to compare it with the new one. Overall, I've really impressed with the set. Read on to see why...

REVIEW: Hogwarts Students

It was a pleasant surprise when LEGO recently added a Harry Potter themed minifigure pack to their range. Minifigure packs typically include four minifigures - and with four houses at Hogwarts, LEGO opted to give us a student from each of them. While we have seen plenty of Gryffindor students in previous sets, and occasional Slytherins, students from Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff have been mostly ignored. Is this enough to make this pack a must-have? Here is what I think...