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A “little dueling club” with a lot of action

Return to the second book of the Harry Potter series in this outstanding LEGO Dueling Club by Alex Lam. The tan background is outstanding, employing a variety of structural techniques to recreate the Hogwarts hall. I particularly like the design of the lion’s head braziers, with school banners hung beneath. But amongst the throng of minifigures is the real highlight of the build: the dueling platform. This diorama of moon phases in purple and pearl gold is excellent, a perfect recreation from the movies. There’s quite a bit of skill in the use of those gold plates and tiles in the designs going from waxing to waning crescent, as the part availability is limited in that color.

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I know the first image is a bit stationary, and my title did promise some action, so how about about a second shot with a bit more punch? Nothing beats watching the overly-pompous Lockhart get his butt kicked. Check out even more shots of the build on Alex’s Flickr page.

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The battle of the seven Potholes

Whenever one thinks of LEGO Harry Potter creations, there is quite a lot that comes to mind. Diagon Alley, Gringrotts, Grimmauld Place, Pivet Drive, Hogsmeade and of course Hogwarts. All of them are houses and castles. What does not pop to mind immediately is wild chases through traffic and yet it is that which inspired Alex Lam.


We are looking at a scene from ‘The Battle of the seven Potters’. The members of the Order of the Phoenix are trying to transport Harry from one location to the next. Unfortunately they were ambushed by Death Eaters. In the battle Harry and Hagrid fled on a flying motorcycle. In Alex’s creation we can see Hagrid and Harry trying out all sorts of manoeuvres to get away from the Death Eaters chasing them. Alex quite often adds lighting to his creations which always looks mesmerising. Same goes for this lovely build.