Seattle mom Alice Finch created an amazingly detailed LEGO Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry that was publicly unveiled at BrickCon2012 where the structure, no surprise, won awards. This enchanting LEGO masterpiece and homage to the Harry Potter series was made with 400,000 pieces and took about a year to build. If you missed it, now is your chance to take a look at this incredible castle in detail!
Back Gate & Dark Forest
The LEGO Hogwarts Castle is packed with amazingly accurate scenes from the movies and books, such as the young wizards trudging through the Dark Forest, attending classes and freeing Sirius Black.
Gryffindor Common Room
Finch notes that the idea to build such a huge structure came to her due to the hours she’d spend playing with LEGO bricks with her son. Tired of simply sorting and putting away LEGOs, Finch realized she’d have more fun if she was building too.
The small, yet intense details throughout this LEGO masterpiece are incredible and will be well-known to Harry Potter fans. You’ll see the beautiful Grand Staircase, house elves working hard in the kitchen and even a tiny Gryffindor message board.
Moaning Myrtle’s Bathroom
Well-known Harry Potter characters are found within the castle’s rooms and grounds including all the the young students, moaning Myrtle, Snape, McGonagall, Luna and the Thestrals and many, many more.
Finch put a significant amount of research into her LEGO design, studying Hogwarts geography from the book series and the movie series, and taking the Harry Potter studio tour in London to get ideas. The end result included such small details as the three-dimensional “moving” portraits, hovering Cornish pixies and a lurking Peeves.
After winning two awards at BrickCon2012, Finch brought the castle home where it now resides so her sons can play with it. See many more fantastic images of this amazing work of art at Finch’s Hogwarts Flicker page.