Time for Magic!

Time for Magic! is a special review of LEGO Hogwarts Castle #71043 by Miss Feklista

Dear wizards, welcome to the best magical school in the world! Today I’m glad to show you the new micro scale LEGO Hogwarts Castle and it won’t be a simple review: I prepared many surprises in order to breathe life into the old castle so I wish you a great travel!

This architectural masterpiece is giant… and tiny at the same time because the figures and their cabinets are perfectly microscopic! You need two things for the review: the spell of enlargement for your studio ๐Ÿ™‚ and ‘macro’ mode (wizards have special cameras too). I really enjoyed this photo experience, looking at the small rooms and corridors through the eyes of the wizards. It’s possible!

The Great Hall

Entering the Great Hall, you will admire the colorful lights of the glass paintings. My teachers wear their own magical hats, professor Dumbledore has a beard and… have a look at the teachers’ table! It’s Hagrid!

Harry, Ron and Hermione are looking for the information about the alchemist Nicolas Flamel in the old books

Gryffindor Common Room

After the festive banquet Gryffindor students are going to their cozy common room.

It’s amazing how the real room was made of several tiny details! Light a fire and enjoy the warm and positive atmosphere with your roommates. ๐Ÿ™‚

I created the micro magical chess for Ron (he’s great at this game!), one bottle of pumpkin juice and the crystal ball like in all ‘HP’ movies.

The Moving Stairs

It’s common knowledge that Hogwarts Stairs live their own life. The same goes for our castle: while they are moving, you are looking at the famous wizards’ portraits.

I prepared the portrait gallery from the movie: you will recognize these paintings, watching different series. ๐Ÿ™‚

Moaning Myrtle’s Bathroom

The white sinks and transparent mirrors look very realistic. The Prefects’ bathroom was added to this location though they are separate in the book. However, the glass painting with a mermaid successfully decorated this desert place… or not so desert as we thought.

This bathroom is out of order and the only “person” you can meet here is Moaning Myrtle, ghost of a girl who faced the mysterious danger 50 years ago. She looked it in the eye in a literal sense because that monster had a murderous stare. We can reveal this mystery because the bathroom is the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets!

“Harry, if you die down there, you’re welcome to share my toilet”!

The Chamber of Secrets

The design delights the eye. Everything was realized in this micro Chamber: the statue of Salazar Slytherin’s head opens the stony mouth and the ancient giant snake Basilisk appears as a symbol of the language of serpents (dark wizards’ rare skill). I used one of Slytherin students and added the villain’s eyebrows – now he’s Tom Riddle! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Mirror of Erised

This ancient magical object stands among the corridors and columns and I love this richness of the small architectural elements. The Mirror shows the desires of a person’s heart. Albus Dumbledore uses its magic in order to hide the Philosopher’s Stone.

Many trials separate Harry Potter from the Stone. Let’s see some of them!

Flying Keys

I created the real keys that formed the permanent decoration of the room.

Wizard’s Chess

I sculpted the micro figures for one of the most spectacular trials: if you want to open the door, try to win in the game… Beware: the statues are alive!

After all dangers its great to return in the warm common room! Wait… Neville forgot the password again!

Harry Potter and Luna Lovegood are going to class. Time to learn at Hogwarts!

It’s like walking with a friend.

– I am your friend, Luna.

– That’s nice. ๐Ÿ™‚

ย Theย Defenseย Against the Dark Arts Classroom: Remus Lupin’s lesson

Welcome to the real magical classroom! I prepared everything for Professor Lupin’s lesson in order to create the atmosphere of my favorite location: dragon’s skeleton, Lupin’s gramophone and wardrobe with a boggart. Neville can fight his fears, it’s possible with Severus Snape’s figure. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The boggart transforms into a colorful crazy clown!

Albus Dumbledore’s Office

The beautiful gargoyle guards the entrance to Professor Dumbledore’s Office.

You should use the microscope instead of the camera if you want to photograph this room. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is one of the smallest places in the castle!

Professor got many gifts that I sculpted for his office: old Sorting Hat, phoenix Fawkes and magical artifacts on the table.

Dolores Umbridge’s Office

It’s easy to guess the owner of this room rich in pink and cute things in contradiction to Dolores’ traits.

I had much fun making and painting this collection of the plates with kittens. ๐Ÿ™‚ The diameter of each plate is about 5 mm.

“Tea”?

ย  The Potions Classroom in the dungeon

In my opinion, this colorful room is very well detailed. It seems that Harry got the bad mark again: it’s a tradition instituted by Professor Snape.

Facade appearance and surroundings of Hogwarts

You can spend much time, choosing the nice corners, towers and views for your photos. The building ideas and the interesting details will give you the aesthetic pleasure. Just take the micro figures and enjoy a fairy tale! ๐Ÿ™‚

Harry and Professor’s Lupin’s conversation on the bridge, one of my favorite scenes.

The magical light strikes through the doors and streams along the bridge…

Do you like the new micro Dementors? I certainly do! They turned out to be spooky against the moon!

There are two ways to arrive at the Wizards’ school.

  1. The pupils come to Hogwarts by water, and their travel is unforgettable!

  1. Harry and Ron used Ron’s Dad’s Flying Ford Anglia and crashed into the Whomping Willow. This trip is unforgettable too…

Hagrid’s Hut

Hagrid is a new micro figure in the collection. ๐Ÿ™‚ He is glad to invite Harry and his friends to the hut where they have tea with cakes after the hard days at school.

Hogwarts has the places that had been hidden for many centuries. I mean the Room of Requirement that transforms into whatever you need it to be! You can enter it and nobody will know where you are.

Inside of the Room of Requirement

I hid many magical artifacts here: potions, hats, suit of knight’s armor and wizard’s portrait sculpture.

Hogwarts was founded by four greatest wizards of the age:

Bold Gryffindor, from wild moor,
Fair Ravenclaw, from glen,
Sweet Hufflepuff, from valley broad,
Shrewd Slytherin, from fen.

The stony hogs decorate the entrance to the castle and some corridors.

I hope you enjoyed your travel! Remember, dear Wizard: Hogwarts is your home! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ann @Miss_Feklista

Iโ€™d like to thank dear Shelly for the opportunityย to share my review on Toy Photographers Blog! Thank you for your attention!

10 Comments

  1. What an excellent review and tour! I think I like your added details even more than the set! I canโ€™t believe you painted those kitten plates – that office still gives me the willies.๐Ÿ˜‚ Well dome Ann!

  2. I loved your review, Ann. It was engaging and fun and surprising. What was most amazing about it all, to me, were your own magical creations for the set. You’re so talented — those are epic! Thanks for sharing everything you do. So cool!!!

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