Giant Lego Hogwarts!
As you can see, when it arrived I was surprised by just how giant the box was, but then it does have 6,020 pieces! I have built some of the other Harry Potter Lego (I am also lucky enough to own Newt's Case, Grindelwald's Escape, Quidditch, Whomping Willow & Aragog's Lair) so I was used to 3-4 different bags and an instruction booklet, but this one has 37 bags, and 4 huge instructions books!
It didn't take me as long to build as I expected, but it was probably a lot longer than most people! It took me about three and a half weeks, as I was only able to to a small amount each day due to my carpel tunnel. It was a very addictive build though, and I often built a bit more than I should have because I wanted to see what was next!
I absolutely adore it, I often just stand in front of it, staring! I could just look at it for hours, there are so many little details, you can really tell that it was designed by people who love the castle, and so much thought has gone into it.
I decided to display it so you can see the outside of the castle, but none of the classrooms. It is actually built in two sections though so is easy enough to move if you fancy a change and want to turn it around!
As you can see, it's not to the same scale as most Lego builds - this is in microscale so that the whole castle can be built without it being absolutely enormous! I wasn't sure about it at first, as I thought the microfigures would look a bit silly, but you really don't notice any difference after a while.
Prepare for A WHOLE LOT OF PICTURES!! I did take these pictures as I was building it though, so there aren't any of the microfigures in them - I put them on after! You do get quite a lot of microfigures (27!) including all your favourite students and teachers, and some miscellaneous students from different houses. I was really impressed by the number of them, and how much detail they managed to get on them when they're so tiny!
Excuse any dog hair, haha! 😉 I mostly built it on the floor, and often had a little hairy "helper"!
I have always loved the boat house on the giant model of Hogwarts at the Warner Bros. Studio, because it has a teeny tiny detailed weather vein on the top, so I was very excited to see that it was included in this Lego version!
The designers made sure to include something from every book in the series, so we have:
- The tasks from The Philosopher's (/Sorcerer's) Stone
- The Chamber of Secrets and Myrtle's bathroom from The Chamber of Secrets
- Dementors from Prisoner of Azkaban
- The dragon from the Triwizard tournament in The Goblet of Fire
- The Room of Requirement and Umbridge's office from The Order of the Phoenix
- The Potions classroom with a very familiar looking textbook from The Half-Blood Prince
- The bridge we see Harry, Ron and Hermione on at the end of The Deathly Hallows
Gosh, that was some start to the series, huh? I promise they won't all be this long 😂
Thank you for sticking until the end,
Don't let the Muggles get you down ❤️