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Back in 2017, I got it into my head that I wanted to recreate Diagon Alley in Lego. Now obviously, this is not a small undertaking – hence the random delays in actually sharing information behind the creation of this project.

To start at the very beginning, we can summarise it quite effectively with three main points… (1) I like Lego, (2) I like Harry Potter, and (3) I have a terrifying amount of the official Harry Potter Lego sets. However, it was only after playing the Lego Harry Potter games (Years 1-4, and Years 5-7), that I came around to the idea of building my own set.

So in the Autumn of 2017, I started familiarising myself with Bricksmith and began plotting. This initial plotting has long since given way to actual design and building, and while there is still a long way to go in terms of completing the build, there is a nice core of buildings and street in a semi-finalised stage.

Rather than just launch in and show pictures as to the current state of the model (which is frequently just a scene of sheer chaos as yet again I’ve managed to bury the dining table and a good chunk of the living room in Lego), I’m going to start at the beginning and share the initial planning stages as well as other bits and pieces of related Lego Harry Potter stuff.

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Blog Updates

Directory of Shops & Other Builds from Diagon Alley

2017

Wiseacre's Wizarding Supplies

2018

Quality Quidditch Supplies

Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour

Potage's Cauldron Shop

Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions

Mr. Mulpepper's Apothecary

 

2019

Sugarplum's Sweet Shop

Ollivanders

Scribbulus Writing Implements

Broomstix

2020