Microscale LEGO Hogwarts paints the scene for Harry Potter movies

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is probably one of the most famous schools thanks to J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series of novels and subsequent movies. Joshua Wray has captured the school and it’s surroundings in LEGO and there’s a lot of detail in this fantastic microscale creation. While not  everyone will sanction such a thing, I did notice that Joshua has been busy painting some of his LEGO pieces! Look carefully and you will notice a few coloured parts that do not exist in LEGO’s current parts list.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry-LEGO

Over in the far corner we can see the Quidditch arena all ready for the players to take to the air. The spanners, albeit painted spanners,  for the Quidditch rings are a great part to use.  I would love it if the unicorn horn came in Green as it makes a nicely shaped tree, sadly Sand Green is the closest official match for now.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry-LEGO

There’s a lot packed into this build, I love the microscale light blue Ford Anglia resting in the branches of  the Whomping Willow .Currently the parts used for the tree branches only come in Dark Orange and Green so Whomping WIllow has definitely undergone some colour enhancement.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry-LEGO


3 comments on “Microscale LEGO Hogwarts paints the scene for Harry Potter movies

  1. Joshua Wray

    I’m extremely honored that the Brothers Brick featured my design. I hardly feel worthy to be featured among so manny other more talented creators.

    Also, I’m so glad you noticed all of the painting that went into this. For those who don’t condone LEGO painting, avert your eyes. There are literally hundreds of painted pieces in this set I spent more time painting than I did building. I would have LOVED to use all original uncolored pieces, and I did at first (I will post the unpainted version on my Flickr page soon). But the castle looked like a hodgepodge mess that didn’t really capture the castle the way I saw it in my head. So I altered a fair few to get it just right. And the finished product turned out so nice that I have zero regrets in proposing new colors for existing pieces.

    That being said, I would like to comment that while I have strived to make every aspect unique and new, there are a couple of small elements that I thoughtfully employed from previous Lego Hogwarts designs that were created on a similar scale. Specifically, the cone that sits atop Gryffindor tower, despite revisiting it many times with hopes of making it my own I was incapable of creating a design that surpassed that proposed by Lego Hogwarts designer Scorpius, whose design can be found on LEGO ideas. It was this design that initially inspired me, and from which my design grew.

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