Posts Tagged ‘Quidditch’

Quidditch Book

March 27, 2013

Quidditch Book

This magical microscale Quidditch field on the “cover” of the definitive guide on all things Quidditch is simply awesome!!

Created by Legopard this is aparently his first Harry Potter model.

There are a couple additional images on MOCpages (which I must admit I don’t check nearly enough)

Considering the size of the model, it truly is brilliant. Using the “one ring” as the Quidditch Hoops is perfect and the tips of antennas as the figures is inspired.

Some of the parts are just held by gravity, but who cares, its still cool.

And then I was looking at his Flickr stream and I saw a technique I’d never seen before (which is saying something 😉 ) —

Leaving Lothlorien

There’s a lot going on in this model, but what caught my eye was that this baseplate was used upside-down!

I have a few of these raised baseplates, which have literally sat under a desk for years and years gathering dust. I find them very limiting as the shaped hills and valleys of the baseplate keep it from being very useful. When I was younger I used them a lot as I didn’t have the means to build my own hills and valleys out of brick. I admit, I rarely build landscapes, but I could if I wanted to.

So finding a use for these kind of “useless” baseplates — note: of course no LEGO part is ever useless and can always be used in a clever manner — is awesome. Not only is it upside-down, but it is also filled with water. Very, very cool! 😀

LEGO Harry Potter 2010 — Hi Res Pics

May 16, 2010

Although we saw what the LEGO Harry Potter sets looked like in February now we have Hi Res images from Eurobricks Warning the images are +2500 pxl at full size.

Hogwarts Castle

Hogwarts Express

The Burrow

Hagrid’s Hut

Quidditch Lesson

Dobby’s Release

The new hairstyles, colors and elements make these sets high on my must have list. 🙂

LEGO Harry Potter 2010 Sets

February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day!

On the cusp of the last post pictures are already starting to show up of the new LEGO Harry Potter 2010 line from the New York Toy Fair.

One of the actually new sets is the Weasley’s Burrow

There is of course the obligatory Hogwarts Castle

The funniest thing is the “invisible” cloak. It just makes me smile. 🙂

The “essential” Hogwarts Express

And naturally Hagrid’s Hut

In my opinion this one isn’t as good as the original 2001 set even with its funky plastic roof.

For some reason Freeing Dobby

Another kind of new set is the Quidditch Match

Considering that there hasn’t been any Harry Potter sets for years, the younger generation that didn’t get a chance to purchase the older sets will most likely go crazy for these. Especially with the LEGO Harry Potter Video Game coming out as well. 😉

LEGO and Harry Potter together again

February 12, 2010

Okay its not really new news for those who have been paying attention, but Warner Brothers have officially announced that they are renewing their partnership with LEGO.

The LEGO Group is creatively tapping into the Harry Potter magic to develop spell-binding construction sets and a board game inspired by the property in anticipation of the November 19 theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, as well as the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011.

Based on the compelling stories and characters of the Harry Potter films, the new line includes six construction sets derived from iconic scenes and locations, including the Hogwarts Castle, Hagrid’s Hut, Hogwarts Express and Quidditch Match and leveraging building surprises of previously released LEGO® Harry Potter sets, some of which ranked among all-time LEGO best-sellers. Available in October, the sets feature new and newly decorated minifigures, like Bellatrix Lestrange and Luna Lovegood.

Additionally, as the LEGO brand rolls into the board game category for the first time in 2010, it brings the Harry Potter property with it in a premium, constructible board game called Hogwarts, launching in August. Players build and then move throughout the iconic castle to be the first to collect various objects to win the game – but even the most skilled players can be foiled by an ability to move classrooms around the board.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games also announced LEGO® Harry Potter™: Years 1-4, the latest addition to the blockbuster LEGO video games franchise. Releasing this May on multiple gaming platforms, the game takes players on a magical adventure through the first four Harry Potter books and movies, as they build, make potions, solve puzzles and cast spells.

It only makes sense that they will be releasing sets alongside the video game that is coming out. They learned that after the mistake with Batman. The sets didn’t do too well, that was until the video game came out. But by then the sets were all but gone from the shelves.

Hopefully these new sets will be a good addition to the Harry Potter line, although like LEGO Star Wars, they seem to rehash the same locations over and over again. The fact that they will be creating sets for the upcoming final movies Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2 is interesting, considering how violent and dark that book is. But until I see some decent images, I will reserve my opinion of them. 🙂

LEGO Harry Potter, The Video Game!

June 1, 2009

Rumors have swirled like the steam off a potion cauldron around the existence of a LEGO Harry Potter Video Game. Well, now it has finally been confirmed. I had a feeling this was coming. Especially when Steve Witt, the LEGO Community Relations Coordinator, seemed to so strongly denying it. 😛

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games are teaming up with the LEGO Group, to merge two of the world’s most popular brands with the creation of LEGO® Harry Potter: Years 1-4. Based on the first four Harry Potter books and movies that tell the story of Harry’s first four years at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, LEGO® Harry Potter: Years 1-4 offers an engaging mix of magical gameplay and light-hearted humor. LEGO® Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is being developed by TT Games and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and is scheduled for release in 2010.

LEGO® Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will give gamers the chance to experience the magic and adventure of Harry Potter in a uniquely LEGO way. Playing as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley™ and Hermione Granger™, as well as other favorite characters, gamers will have the opportunity to attend lessons, cast spells, mix potions, fly on broomsticks and complete tasks to earn house points. Throughout the game, players will also have the freedom to explore iconic settings from the wizarding world including Hogwarts castle, Diagon Alley™, the Forbidden Forest and the village of Hogsmeade™!

“The game is geared for players to experience a good mix of puzzle solving gameplay with exploration and battle in some of the most beloved Harry Potter environments, plus a few other surprises.”

No word on if you will be able to build your own levels as in LEGO Indiana Jones 2, which I still haven’t found a clip of any where! But the simple fact that you will be able to run around Hogwarts and destroy the school (at least presuming this one will be like Star Wars, Batman, and Indiana Jones) makes me very excited. 😀

Actually, my sister and I were talking about what a LEGO Harry Potter game would be like. Casting spells, playing Quidditch, and getting to be everyone from Harry to a ghost (perhaps?) would be very, very cool! We’ll just have to wait till next year to see Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire come to LEGO life. 😉