Hogwarts Castle Miniature Model
This is a small scale model of Hogwarts castle from the Harry Potter film series. I modeled this after the large model at Warner Bros. Leavesden Studios. This model resembles how Hogwarts looked in the 6th, 7th (although it wasn't actually seen here), and 8th movies. The model does lack the long bridge that appeared in the 8th movie, as I chose not to include it. This is due to the fact that there is no landmass for the bridge to connect to on this model, and the model would have to be much larger for me to include that part of the shoreline.
This model has all the features of the castle, as well some other structures that are on the Hogwarts grounds. These are the quidditch grounds, Hagrid's hut, the owlery, the forbidden forest, the whomping willow, the pond in the forbidden forest where Harry conjured a patronus, and the boat house.
I started working on this model a few weeks ago. With the new Fantastic Beasts movie that was about to be released, my family decided to rewatch the original Harry Potter movies. While watching them I decided that it would be cool to have an accurate Lego model of Hogwarts. I found that I didn't have enough pieces in my collection to build a model that looked as good as I wanted it to, so I downloaded Lego Digital Designer and started working there. It took about two weeks to complete (although I am still changing things as I find better ways to build them).
For those of you who want to look closer at this model, you can download the .lxf file here: