Bag 20 today – our final bag, and I can’t believe I’m finally at the finish line! Today we focus on finishing off a few decorative accents inside the shop, including the tri-coloured railing posts, which together with the similarly decorated stairway we built yesterday, look fantastic and the exact sort of wacky detailing we can expect from the Weasley twins.
We also completed the roof, which features a slanted flat plate that, rather satisfyingly, slides and clips into place. One other adornishment is the decorative heart podium (containing Weasley’s famous love potions) which sits apart from the building so you can place it anywhere you like.
I was in two minds whether to include it or not, as it says ‘SILENCIO – keep it between us’ on the box, but there’s actually a secret, bag (or rather box) 21! I wanted this to be a full and complete build, so I’m including it in the challenge, and, technically, elements of what’s inside are on the LEGO Harry Potter: Diagon Alley packaging itself. Inside the box you will find the pieces needed to make an attractive “Welcome, Harry, to Diagon Alley!” display plaque – complete with Hagrid and Harry Potter minifigures. Harry is actually wearing the clothes he wears as he visits Diagon Alley for the first time with Hagrid, so it’s a lovely touch and I can see why it was kept from the marketing.
Having now completed all four buildings, I have to say that they look glorious! Couple that with the fact there any several ways you can connect and display them; be it in one long line, parallel or back-to-back – no matter which way you display them, they are a feat of design and, ultimatley a testament to just how fantastic LEGO can be.
I’d like to sign off this challenge by wishing each and every one of our visitors, followers and viewers a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Check out today’s speed-build video, below!