Thursday, May 31, 2012


I recently changed decades (aka, recently turned 30).  As you may know, I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Harry Potter Diagon Alley Lego set (10217), but it has been discontinued (I think) with Lego.  I cancelled my order with them and found one at a comparable price with and picked it up on Tuesday...needless to say, the rest of the day it was quite difficult to concentrate at work.  It has been difficult to concentrate on homework and (sort of..) more important things, but tomorrow will be the day when it gets put together!!!  Tomorrow night a couple of friends and I are having a HPBP..Harry Potter Birthday Party!  At which, legos will be played with and Harry Potter things will be built.  As well as movies watched, possible wands made, butterbeer may be present, and many scenes may be acted out.  (In case you didn't need more proof that I am a super duper dork).  I am sooooo excited! Prepare for pictures.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lupin's Classroom (4752)

This set was really easy to put together, and really creative too.  Some things I really enjoy include: the huge spider web with the orange spider by the staircase; boggart Snape-because he's wearing a frilly shirt and he's glow in the dark; the skull under the yellow globe thing; and the fact that the designers of Lupin's face put intentional scratches on his face.  This set is pretty cool!!  

Also, the alternate building instructions in the back seem fantastic!  So I'm looking forward to trying to build it that way.  Here's a shout out for help: I'm looking for alternate building instructions for Hagrid's Hut and both Hogwarts sets.  I've found one for the burrow that comes out to being Shell Cottage, but I haven't built that one yet.  Please let me know where I can find any of these if you know.
Thanks all! :)