Ever wanted to display an extremely detailed piece of the Harry Potter series? Well, here is a crazy option: A crazily nuanced LEGO version of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Winning “People’s Choice” and “Best in Show” at Brickcon 2012 (yep-that exists), Seattle-based builder Alice Finch spent a year creating an architecturally accurate Lego Hogwarts out of nearly 400,000 pieces.
The castle includes classic scenes from the Harry Potter universe such as Sirius’ escape from the Dark Tower on Buckbeak in Prisoner of Askaban, Luna and Harry with thestrals in Order of the Phoenix and the final duel between Harry and Voldemort in Deathly Hallows. In addition to basically every character mentioned in the books and movies, the Great Hall and the Chamber of Secrets are among many of the rooms featured in the playable L-shaped set.
Mentioning that she also visted the Harry Potter studio tour in London to see the movie sets in person, Finch discussed the attention to detail she gave to this replica in an interview with The Brick Brothers.
“I did quite a bit of research in the books and movies looking for the smallest of details, things like the old fashioned slide projector in Lupin’s Defense Against the Dark Arts class, the location of the potions class, and the wood paneling in the charms classroom,” Finch explained.
We collected a few of our favorite photos of Lego Hogwarts in the gallery below. Check out Alice Finch’s Flickr page to view all 75 pictures.