Toy Photographers are excited to announce that we have another creative toy photography contest, a Riddikulus contest! And you could win the LEGO Hogwarts Castle and other Harry Potter LEGO by entering!

Like with the Collectible Minifigure Series 18, LEGO is running a contest in collaboration with us and three other awesome LEGO photography communities (Cheepjokes, Frost Bricks, and Stuck In Plastic).

The Contest

Create a fun and creative before/after scene showing the effect of the Riddikulus charm. The entry must consist of two elements; first showing a scene with a Boggart in the shape of something frightening – then show the scene after the Riddikulus charm has been cast. Enter by using the hashtag #LEGODarkArts on Instagram.

Riddikulus contest!

Riddikulus contest! (image courtesy of LEGO)

A Boggart is an amortal shape-shifting non-being that takes on the form of the viewer’s worst fear. Because of their shape-shifting ability, no one knows what a boggart looks like when it is alone, as it instantly changes into one’s worst fears when one first sees it. (

The Boggart-Banishing Spell (Riddikulus) is a charm that is used in defence against a Boggart. It causes the creature to assume a form that is humorous to the caster, along with a whip-crack noise, thereby counteracting the Boggart’s ability to terrorise. Boggarts are defeated by laughter, so forcing them to assume an amusing form is the first step to defeating them. (

The Prizes

Prizes will be provided directly by LEGO for one grand winner and two runner-ups.

Grand prize
  • 71043 Hogwarts Castle
  • 75955 – Hogwarts™ Express
  • 71022 LEGO® Minifigures Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ collection
2 x Runner-up prizes
  • 75955 – Hogwarts™ Express
  • 71022 LEGO® Minifigures Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ collection

How to enter

Submit your Boggart/Riddikulus photos to Instagram and enter the competition by using #LEGODarkArts before October 25th.


As this contest is ruled by The LEGO Group (TLG) and Warner Bross there are some very specific rules that apply to this contest.

  • To link to the Harry Potter Wizarding World, contestants must use Minifigures from the 2018 Harry Potter Wizarding World, in their entries.
  • Entries must only contain LEGO System elements. These LEGO elements must be genuine (not cut, glued, drawn on or otherwise modified).
  • Entries should relate to the Harry Potter Wizarding World and not consist of, or contain copies of any other existing third-party work or creation, or infringements of any third-party intellectual property right. This means all entries containing third party IPs, such as printed parts or Minifigures accessories from Marvel and DC Comics™ Super Heroes, Star Wars™, Lord of the Rings, etc. will not be eligible for the contest – this also includes The LEGO Movie.
  • No custom artwork (stickers/prints). Entries may only contain official LEGO-made stickers or printed elements from non-licensed sets.
  • You must be the original creator of all creative work you submit (the model, images, photographs, description text, etc.) and you must have the exclusive right to submit your model to this Contest. You may not submit a model made by, or on behalf of, someone else.
  • Entries must be new creations and not previously posted online or submitted to any other contest.
  • You must be at least 13 years old to participate and enter.
  • You may submit multiple entries to the contest, but only one entry per person will be considered when winners are selected. This means you cannot win as a Runner Up and as the Grand Prize winner with two different entries.


The group with the very difficult task of selecting winners will consist of the participating LEGO photography communities and representation of TLG and WB.
The team will select collectively one grand prize winner and two runners-up and communicate back on October 31st. Winners will be contacted directly on Instagram.

– Brett

Best of luck to everyone who enters. Happy wizarding!

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