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.
Directory of Shops & Other Builds from Diagon Alley
Wiseacre's Wizarding Supplies
Quality Quidditch Supplies
Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour
Potage's Cauldron Shop
Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions
Mr. Mulpepper's Apothecary
Sugarplum's Sweet Shop
Scribbulus Writing Implements