Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Build: July 2019

The Boy Who Lived

Hello there! I am so excited I get to reveal our July calendar build!
So we're not sure why all the new Harry potter Lego sets are coming out now, but we love them! I mean, the 20th anniversary of the first book was recently celebrated so that's a good reason.
Franz gave Xyra the Hogwarts Express kit for her birthday, but she hasn't had a chance to put it together yet. Then there were the mini figure blind bags that held Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts characters. Now new Lego sets. We found one at Walmart we had to have! We took bits from each to create July in honor of Harry's and Neville's birthdays.
I love Neville! I'm so happy he was in one of the blind bags.
We started with Platform Nine and three quarters from the Hogwarts Express set. Pulled a couple of the mini figures from there too. The lady with the trolley, Professor Lupin, a dementor, Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
From the blind bags we added Neville (sighs, giggles), Dean, Professor Trelawney, and Professor Flitwick.
From the new set we added Sirius and Harry's patronus!
Something you can't quite see, the wall behind Professor Trelawney moves! 
We couldn't add any color dividers between the weeks of the calendar because it wouldn't have fit under the arches properly. It might look as if there is a lot of space, but we had to stop where the squares would fit.
I'm not sure how I feel about Scabbers. 
Oh! We should have found the little ginger kitty from our Friends collection to represent Crookshanks! I may add that before the end of the month. (giggles)

Of course, we had to put Sirius near Remus. You know they are best friends. Here's a better look at them at the top of the stairs.
I really liked this one and hope you do too. If not; well, we have a new calendar to build for August.
We kept the three requirements for our 2019 build. Month arch, featured mini figures, and the pineapple. Did you find the pineapple?
Hope you are having a lovely July so far. Don't forget to tell us your favorite part of the July Calendar!

Have a great Tuesday!


  1. This set is so cool. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Harry Potter and LEGO so this was really fun to see. I have been having an awesome July. Learning to ride horses, actually, and I just posted a video on my blog and it would mean a lot if you would watch it and comment if you have time. Have a great Tuesday, too.

    1. Thank you! As Haley mentioned, this is a compilation of several HP sets. There are some really cool ones out right now. The one at WalMart is the scene from Prisoner of Azkaban where Harry and Sirius are at the lake with dementors attacking. Barnes and Noble has 4 exclusive sets; I have decided which one is a must have. :-D

      I'll be checking out your blog shortly! Will comment where I can.