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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.

“Ernie, two double-deckers at twelve o’clock!”

We’ve seen a few versions of the Knight Bus from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in LEGO sets. However they all fail to replicate one of its most memorable tricks – distorting itself to squeeze between two London buses. Having done my fair share of rush hour cycling in London, I can confirm that this is no mean feat, and to be fair it’s quite hard to replicate in LEGO form. But that hasn’t stopped LEGO Instagrammer Gilderoy Blockhart from having a crack at it! There aren’t many LEGO pieces in purple (in fact a lot of them have come from Knight Bus sets), so this can’t have been easy. He’s even captured it mid-squeeze, going from six studs wide to a mere two at the front. And all this while still being able to fit Harry Potter himself – and some lights – in at the back! That really is magic.