Harry Potter is undeniable a huge franchise. The Harry Potter Universe spans books, movies, theme parks, … and now Legos. The newest addition to the Harry Potter Lego family is set 71043, Hogwarts Castle.
This set boasts 6,020 pieces, 4 mini-figs, a bunch of micro-figs, and a ton of references to all the movies.
OFFICIAL LEGO DESCRIPTION
Make the magic come alive at the LEGO Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle! This highly detailed LEGO Harry Potter collectible has over 6,000 pieces and offers a rewarding build experience. It comes packed with highlights from the Harry Potter series, where you will discover towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, the Whomping Willow™ and Hagrid´s hut, plus many more iconic features. And with 4 minifigures, 27 microfigures featuring students, professors and statues, plus 5 Dementors, this advanced building set makes the perfect Harry Potter gift.
Includes 4 minifigures: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw, with a buildable minifigure display stand.
Also features 27 microfigures: Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, Hermione Granger™, Draco Malfoy™, Albus Dumbledore™, Professor Snape™, Professor McGonagall™, Remus Lupin, Professor Dolores Umbridge™, Argus Filch, Lord Voldemort™, Bellatrix Lestrange, 3 students from each of the 4 houses, 2 chess pieces and the Architect of Hogwarts™ statue and 5 Dementors, plus Aragog the spider and the Basilisk figures, and a buildable Hungarian Horntail dragon.
Features a buildable microscale model of Hogwarts™ Castle, hut of Hagrid™, Whomping Willow™ tree and 5 boats.
Hogwarts™ Castle features the Great Hall with buildable ‘stained glass windows’, house banners, benches, tables, flaming torches and moving staircases; potions classroom with racks of jar elements; Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom with assorted potion jars, gramophone and a closet containing a boggart; Chessboard Chamber with chess piece elements; Room of Requirement with assorted elements, including the Goblet of Fire and the vanishing cabinet; Chamber of Secrets™ with the Basilisk and Tom Riddle’s Diary; hidden Devils Snare room with vine elements; Gryffindor™ common room with fireplace and seating; Professor Dolores Umbridge’s office with desk, chair and pink furnishings; library with bookcase and desks; and Professor Dumbledore’s office with the Griffin statue entrance and Memory cabinet.
Hagrid’s hut features Aragog the spider and buildable pumpkins.
The Whomping Willow™ includes the buildable blue Flying Ford Anglia car in its spinning branches.
Also includes 5 buildable boats.
Take a seat in the Great Hall and feast with the Hogwarts™ professors and students!
Sneak your way into the Chamber of Secrets™ through the secret entrance and face the Basilisk!
Attend a Defence Against the Dark Arts class to learn how to protect yourself from dark magic!
Climb the moving staircase!
Study for your Ordinary Wizarding Level exams in the library.
Accessory elements include the Sword of Gryffindor™, Helga Hufflepuff´s cup, wands, potions, house banners, flames, a cauldron and 2 magnifying glasses.
Microfigure accessories include 2 chess statues and the Architect of Hogwarts™ statue.
Hogwarts™ Castle measures over 22” (58cm) high, 27” (69cm) wide and 16” (43cm) deep.
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Ginny Di has been a featured cosplayer at every Comic Con we have done. Therefore, I am a bit biased when it comes to her work. Of course I love the cosplays she makes and wears.
If you ever read any of her blogs you can’t help but notice that she is also a HUGE Harry Potter fan.
It was only a matter of time before she put those two things together to make something big.
Ginny’s Valentines Day project is Harry Potter cosplay photos based on the work of her favorite pin up artist, Gil Elvgren! I have attached a pic showing the collection.
Ginny will be posting comparison images of each pinup with its original illustration counterpart over the coming days. Of course you can purchase the prints from Ginny.
Don’t hesitate, they are only available THIS MONTH. These are limited edition so once February is over they’ll never be available again. (You can save by grabbing the complete set!).
Harry Potter fans experienced a bittersweet, melancholy emotion when the final Harry Potter movie hit theaters. Then they developed the play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” to give fans a little more of the Wizarding World they were yearning for.
The play was only in select theaters so not all fans were able to enjoy the continuation of the Harry Potter Universe.
To remedy this the play was released a a book/transcript. This sated the hunger for more Harry Potter for a short time. Fans desired more of the magical world J.K. Rowling created. Instead of bringing back the old favorite characters from the previous series of books, J.K. decided to explore one of the characters that was only briefly mentioned in the Harry Potter series.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is becoming a movie.
Everyone remembers the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” book the Hogwarts students needed for class. This is the book that had fangs and was a rather nasty piece of work. In order to open the book you had to pet the spine to calm it down. Well, the next movie in the Wizarding World series is based upon the man who authored that book and his story.
Newton Artemis Fido Scamander, or just Newt for short, traveled all around the world to research the magical creatures he wrote about in his book. The movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” focuses on his time in America.
It is 1920’s America. We had just recovered from the first World War and the Great Depression had not yet begun. There are growing dangers in the Wizarding World. Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets. This threatens to expose the wizarding community to the Second Salemers, a fanatical faction of No-Majs (American English for Muggles).
The Second Salemers mission is to completely eradicate magic users. To add even more worry to the Wizarding World the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald has wreaked havoc throughout Europe and is now nowhere to be found.
Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures. He has safeguarded some of them in the hidden pocket dimensions of his leather case. No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose in a city already on edge. This is a serious breach of the Statute of Secrecy.
Former Auror Tina Goldstein uses this as her platform to regain her post. Things take an ominous turn when Percival Graves, the enigmatic Director of Magical Security at MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), casts his suspicions on both Newt and Tina.
Newt and Tina, Tina’s sister Queenie, and their new No-Maj friend Jacob work together to recover Newt’s missing beasts before they come to harm. Their mission has serious repercussions for the Wizarding and No-Maj Worlds.