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LEGO Harry Potter Review: The Knight Bus #4866

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LEGO and Harry Potter is such a great combination – and not just because there are basically zero other Harry Potter toys for kids in the states. A series all about love and imagination seems perfectly paired with LEGO bricks, but one issue with the Wizarding world is that there aren’t many things to build out of LEGO bricks besides buildings. So I guess it isn’t much of a surprise that LEGO decided to rerelease the Knight Bus.

Harry Potter and his owl Hedwig need a lift back to Hogwarts, but as the purple, triple-decker Knight Bus screeches to a halt beside them, are they ready for the bumpiest journey in the wizarding world? Read the rest of this entry »

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January 11th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO Harry Potter Review: Diagon Alley #10217 Part 3 – Gringotts Bank

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The final building in Diagon Alley is the goblin-run bank of Gringotts! While Ollivander’s Wand Shop would fit in beautifully with any LEGO village, Gringotts is an odd design that’s modern, Greco-Roman with some odd forced perspective. Read the rest of this entry »

LEGO Harry Potter Review: Diagon Alley #10217 Part 2 – Borgin & Burkes

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With the first building in Diagon Alley completed, this massive LEGO set takes a sudden turn and ends up in Knockturn Alley! Though I suppose it was just easier to call a set Diagon Alley instead of Diagon and Knockturn Alley, right? Read the rest of this entry »

LEGO Harry Potter Review: Diagon Alley #10217 Part 1 – Ollivander’s Wand Shop

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With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 behind me, I still don’t really want to review this majestic set. Not only is it the largest LEGO set I have ever built, it’s easily the most visually impressive. After all, it’s Diagon Alley!

No need to pass through the Leaky Cauldron. Now even Muggles can shop in Diagon Alley! Join Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as they shop for their Hogwarts school supplies. Visit Ollivanders, Borgin and Burkes, and Gringotts Bank!

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LEGO Harry Potter Review: Battle at Hogwarts #4867

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LEGO can try to sugar coat this set as much as they’d like by calling it “Hogwarts” but there is no denying that this is more than a simple gate and towers: this is the final battle of Hogwarts. And I’ve got to review now, because after Thursday I’m going to be an absolute mess and probably won’t be able to even look at this set without bawling for weeks.

Hogwarts castle is a place of magic and mystery. Explore the castle to discover your favorite moments from the Harry Potter films including the Room of Requirement, Professor Lupin’s office, the Astronomy Tower, the Divination Room and the Mirror of Erised.

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July 13th, 2011 at 12:00 am

LEGO Harry Potter Review: The Burrow #4840

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As my Harry Potter village expands, it seemed only right to pick up the Weasleys’ home – the Burrow! A building that takes looking haphazard very seriously, it’s certainly a unique look, toss in some very fun minifigures and even I’m willing to overlook the non-continuity-ness of the set.

The Burrow is under attack! Race into the reeds to save Ginny and battle the Death Eaters before they destroy the Weasley’s home! Read the rest of this entry »

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June 15th, 2011 at 12:00 am

LEGO Harry Potter Review: The Forbidden Forest #4865

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I’m kind of kicking myself right now because one of the big reasons I bought Hogwarts Castle was because it came with a little LEGO Lord Voldemort – then LEGO releases this tiny set and includes him again! Oh well, I’m sure I’ll find some use for him.

In Forbidden Forest, Lord Voldemort and his followers have captured Hagrid and tied him to a tree. When Harry Potter enters the Forbidden Forest to face his destiny, Lord Voldemort attacks. Will Lord Voldemort defeat Harry Potter once and for all? Will Narcissa Malfoy betray the Dark Lord?

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June 6th, 2011 at 12:00 am

LEGO Harry Potter Review: Hogwarts Castle #4842

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As a kid, I never had any of the super large LEGO sets. I did get the original Mindstorms set when it first came out but other than that, the largest set I ever got was the UFO Alien Avenger. So there was never a massive castle, but after assembling the bits and pieces of a mighty fine village I knew I needed a castle overlooking it. I just didn’t expect that I needed Hogwarts.

The Dementors have the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry surrounded, and an epic battle between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort is looming! Harry and Dumbledore face He Who Must Not Be Named while Professors McGonagall and Flitwick try to keep the school safe. Read the rest of this entry »

LEGO Harry Potter Review: 4738 Hagrid’s Hut

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So this set has been sitting on top of my bookshelf completely assembled for almost six months now. Every time I think I’m going to review, something else comes up or the idea of reviewing a larger set just feels daunting. So I’ve drank my Felix Felicis (it’s just tequila) and I’m going to finish these Harry Potter LEGO reviews like I’m searching for Voldemort’s horcruxes. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 9th, 2011 at 12:00 am

LEGO Harry Potter Review: Freeing Dobby (4736)

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The first few Harry Potter books feel so quaint when compared to the latest offerings. Diaries and house elves feel so tame when it comes to be attacked by werewolves and Death Eaters. But since The Chamber of Secrets was the first Harry Potter book I ever read, this set makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

With the help of Harry Potter, free Dobby from his master Lucius Malfoy! Trick Lucius Malfoy into freeing Dobby, the house elf! Then use Dobby to protect Harry Potter and send Lucius flying down the hall with a magic blast as he tries to get revenge in this Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets scene.

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January 31st, 2011 at 12:00 am