MOC: Mini Hogwarts Castle and Grounds
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:40 AM
I give you Hogwarts Castle and all of its surrounding grounds:
Here's a closer view of the castle itself, where you can see the Great Hall and the large tower where the Grand Staircase is:
And the boat house on the Lake:
A look at the greenhouses and another entrance to the castle:
Yet another entrance to the castle with the walled grounds of Hogwarts. Also visible is the Whomping Willow:
Another shot of the castle from the other direction:
Here is the Clock Tower and the courtyard where I believe the final showdown takes place between Harry and Voldemort (though obviously just in the movie as the book was different.....and better):
Across the wooden bridge you head down to Hagrid's Hut and you can also see the start of the Forbidden Forest:
Into the Forbidden Forest you can see Aragog and his children in a clearing of the trees:
And here's the Quidditch Pitch. You'll note that all four houses are represented by their own colors. Side note, my idea for the Quidditch Pitch actual started this whole project.
And it looks like the Hogwarts Express just dropped off the young witches and wizards for another year at Hogwarts:
Under the lake you can see the MerVillage and the underwater forest where Harry fought off the grindylows:
And a closer view of the MerVillage where Ron and Hermione were being held:
Here we have all the challenges that faced Harry, Ron and Hermione in the first book as they went through the trap door. If you've only seen the movies, you may not understand the last two room prior to the Mirror of Erised:
And on to the second book with the Chamber of Secrets:
Here's an overview of the entire layout:
And lastly, four different shots from all four angles around the castle:
And that is my Hogwarts Castle. I hope you all enjoyed it and I welcome comments and criticisms, though pretty much at this point there's very little I can change about it.
Feel free to visit my Brickshelf account once it becomes public for even more pictures than what I have above.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:06 AM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:13 AM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:15 AM
For example, the walkway down to the boat house and the chamber of secrets, and aragon in the woods.
Anyways, great moc.
Edited by The Blue Brick, 26 March 2012 - 08:00 PM.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:28 AM
My favorite parts... The stonework bridge is amazing for the scale. The quidditch pitch is also just perfect considering how small it has to be. The Forbidden Forest looks very natural and lovely.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:33 AM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:16 AM
What is the tan tower in the middle without a sand green roof (the one made of stacked Plate, Modified 3 x 2 with Hole)? I don't recognize it.
Looking at your MOC, it kind of makes me sad that the Harry Potter theme/movies/books are over, but I guess we can still enjoy what we've got so far.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:15 AM
Excellent MOC, BeKindRewind!
Is probably depressed. Real life sucks, yo.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:17 AM
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:54 AM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:52 PM
Chaosteacup: I actually hadn't seen the Noble Collection until you pointed it out. That's a nice model that I wish I had seen before I began work.
Flipz: the spider tiles actually come from the original Aragog set 4727, but they also had them in Draco's Encounter with Buckbeak 4750.
Autobrick: the tall flat-topped tower is one that I struggled with the most. It's somewhat triangularly shaped in most of the pictures I've seen leading me to use the pieces I did. In a few screen shots (but I can't tell you from which of the movies) the tower is flat on top, but in other movies it has the traditional pointed roof. I debated which to do but ultimately settled on flat since another sand green point would blend in with the rest of the castle and I wanted some variation to the towers. If you all think I should put another cone on top let me know as I have been debating this for a while.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:10 PM
By the way, your castle most represents the one that appears in The Half-Blood Prince, with the Astronomy Tower and all :)
Have you thought of adding the Drumstrang ship or the Beaubaton Carriage?
Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:21 PM
You should definitely Cuusoo this right now. I doubt it would be made (but I doubt anything will really be made other than the Japanese market), but I would love to see this exist in my house!
I am also building a micro scale Hogwarts, but is nothing like yours. Mine is bigger. If you imagine the Great Hall on a 6x8 plate, that will describe the size. Maybe I should consider taking a cue from you and making it smaller. It will be much easier to display full time than mine (which was only being created since I wouldn't have room to display a fuller scale version like the Official Lego version.
Keep up the great work. I will return to this post many times to look at all those details.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:44 PM
And, if I were you, I'd put this up on LEGO Cuusoo. I'd vote for it in a heartbeat.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:09 PM
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:13 PM
TheLegoDr: I'd love to see your rendition of Hogwarts so when you are done please post it so we all can see! Size was my biggest concern here as well as I wanted to be able to display it but still show the surrounding areas. I starting out on a 32x32 baseplate but ultimately needed more so I stuck with a 48x48 baseplate. It's quite solid and can be moved around easily.
As for Cuusoo I don't want to even think about how much this set would end up costing (I spent quite a bit on bricklink orders and completely depleted my green plate supply).
Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:38 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:27 PM
Love the hoops in the Quidditch Pitch
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