Tag Archives: Harry Potter

Dumbledore’s office

I am always happy to see beautiful Harry Potter creations once in a while. Despite all the sets, it seams to me that there aren’t much of HP creations these days. This Dumbeldore’s oval office build by Robuko was a real treat. I love the frame built using technic threads, bookcases and the walls. Check out the floor in this another set-up of the same creation.

Dumbledore's office

If you die down there, you’re welcome to share my toilet

I first noticed Carson Hart‘s LEGO models over the holidays, but was offline at the appropriate times to blog his Christmas-themed creations. Thankfully, he’s followed it up with some other great models, including this diorama of Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom in Hogwart’s Castle.

LEGO Harry Potter Moaning Myrtle's bathroom

This microscale version of The Burrow is also nice, complete with a micro-magical Ford Anglia.

LEGO Harry Potter Burrow

LEGO HP 4842 Hogwarts Castle $35 off from Amazon

Amazon.com has the LEGO Harry Potter set 4842 Hogwarts Castle (not to be confused with the smaller 4867 Hogwarts)icon at $95, down from the MSRP of $130.

Lots of lovely tan. And remember, you don’t just have to buy LEGO from Amazon.com to help support The Brothers Brick — just click through from the main page anytime you buy something from Amazon and part of the proceeds will help keep TBB running.

(Via FBTB, which needs your support, too.)

Max Reebo and Harry Potter CubeDudes entertain the masses

Speaking of FBTB, their CubeDude Vignettes Contest is now complete, and has yielded some nice results.

Larry Lars captures Jabba the Hutt’s musical entertainers in his vignette:

CubeDude vignette - Reebo and Snootles

Andy Grubb deservedly takes home the first place prize, though, with this awesome forced-perspective view of Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy pursuing the golden snitch in a game of Quidditch.

Pursuit of the Snitch

Check out all the great entries on FBTB.

Hogsmeade Station by Matn

With LEGO Harry Potter sets making a return this year, it’s nice to see people building various Harry Potter creations again.

Matn has posted a gorgeous Hogsmeade Station that would look just as great in a regular Town/Train layout:

Hogsmeade Station

Not content to build something only for the camera (as many of us do — who among us hasn’t “cheated” by leaving off parts on the far side?), Matn built a complete platform and pedestrian overpass:

Hogsmeade Station

With lovely half-timber construction, texturing on the chimney, and excellent stonework on the first-floor corners, this creation is truly magical.

Announcing new LEGO Harry Potter 10217 Diagon Alley set [News]

I assume this will be unveiled at BrickCon 2010 sometime soon but I’ve seen no evidence yet. Either way it’s definitely after the time I was told I could publish so…

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The short: 10217 – Diagon Alley™; Ages 14+; 2,025 pieces; US $149.99 CA $199.99 UK £132.75 DE 149.99 €

The official press release

Expand your very own wizarding world of Harry Potter™!

o need to pass through the Leaky Cauldron. Now even Muggles can shop in Diagon Alley by building this fantastically magical set that includes 3 extensively detailed buildings and 11 minifigures! Join Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as they shop for their Hogwarts school supplies. Visit Ollivanders, Borgin and Burkes, and Gringotts Bank. Each Diagon Alley building is realistically detailed. Ollivanders offers an extensive selection of wands, storage shelves and a step ladder that allows Ollivander to gather wands from the top floor. The front desk has an “exploding” function for those inconvenient times when a spell goes awry. Borgin and Burkes includes a scary skeleton, “glow-in-the-dark” elements, a fireplace attached to the Floo Network and a Vanishing Cabinet that Dark wizards might use to sneak into Hogwarts. Gringotts Bank is an impressive two-story building with large double doors, and can be opened completely into one large building or closed to create one smaller building. The bank’s interior features a removable vault, along with the Philosopher’s Stone, a clerk’s desk, a chandelier and ‘wonky’ support pillars. Includes 11 minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, each with magic wand; Rubeus Hagrid, equipped with his pink umbrella; Fred and George Weasley; 2 Gringotts goblins; Mr. Ollivander; Lucius Malfoy (with Death Eater disguise); Fenrir Greyback; and 4 new, decorated owls.

  • Includes 11 minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, each with magic wand; Rubeus Hagrid, equipped with his pink umbrella; Fred and George Weasley; 2 Gringotts goblins; Mr. Ollivander; Lucius Malfoy (with Death Eater disguise); Fenrir Greyback; and 4 new, decorated owls!
  • Diagon Alley is made up of 3 extensively detailed buildings: Ollivanders, Borgin and Burkes and Gringotts Bank!
  • Ollivanders features lots of wands, storage shelves and a step ladder that leads to the top floor!
  • Front desk at Ollivanders has an “exploding” function!
  • Borgin and Burkes includes a skeleton, “glow-in-the-dark” elements, fireplace attached to the Floo Network and even a Vanishing Cabinet!
  • Gringotts Bank is a two-story building featuring large double doors!
  • Open Gringotts Bank completely into one large building and explore inside or close it to create a smaller building!
  • Gringotts Bank features a detailed interior with a removable vault, the Philosopher’s Stone, clerk’s desk, chandelier and ‘wonky’ support pillars!
  • Includes 11 minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, each with magic wand; Rubeus Hagrid, equipped with his pink umbrella; Fred and George Weasley; 2 Gringotts goblins; Mr. Ollivander; Lucius Malfoy (with Death Eater disguise); Fenrir Greyback; and 4 new, decorated owls!

And as seems to be the trend these days there is an accompanying video (may not be live yet).

10217 Diagon Alley

10212 Imperial Shuttle out, LEGO Harry Potter pre-order + free shipping [News]

The large-scale LEGO Star Wars set 10212 Imperial Shuttleicon unveiled at BrickWorld in June is now available from the LEGO Shop.

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The set includes 5 minifigs and 2503 pieces, and costs 260 USD.

The Harry Potter book series may have come to a conclusion, but the movies continue, with the first half of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows due out later this year. LEGO still has the Harry Potter license, and will be releasing a full line of sets on October 1st (the night of the LEGO Store event at BrickCon, by the way). For those of you not joining us in person, you can pre-order the LEGO Harry Potter sets today.

The fourth LEGO incarnation of Hogwarts Castle (4842)icon includes 10 minifigs and appears to be modular like the previous versions.

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I’m personally most excited by the six new minifigs in 4840 The Burrow:icon

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Again, the full line of six sets is available for pre-order now, and will ship on October 1. (The video games and board game are all available now.)

Finally, LEGO has free shipping on $75 or more from now through September 19th.

Harry Potter and the LEGO Locomotive

It’s quite hard to tell that this Hogwarts Express train (the “Olton Hall” to be precise) by Carl Greatrix (Bricktrix) is actually LEGO. But it is aside from some custom stickers and a very small number of altered parts. The backdrop and track, however, is not.

And yes it would have been lovely if TLG had made the new Hogwarts Express train similar to this.