Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes
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This is my LEGO creation of Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, the joke shop run by Fred and George Weasley!
Situated in Diagon Alley and first seen in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes is a bright, garish beacon of a building in comparison to the rest of the cobbled street. This model is inspired by the recreation of the joke shop in Universal Studios in Florida. I have seen LEGO creations of this shop before, but wanted to build mine to the same scale as the Lego Diagon Alley set, rather than to minifigure scale, so that its size wouldn't dwarf Ollivander's and Gringotts, but blend in.
On the first floor of the shop, from left to right, we have jars of the U-No-Poo sweets, which are bright green. I wanted the products in the shop to reflect the garish and bright design of the shop's exterior. In front of these bright green jars, we have a rather messy stack of purple and orange Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes catalogues. Next to these, we have shelves filled with pink love potion, and some stands with pink hearts in front to advertise these. In the large rounded window at the front of the shop, is a Jack In The Box with a blue wizard's hat on it. To the right of the shop, we see some transparent stands with assorted Sciving Snackbox products on, ready to sample. The shelves in front in the window are orange boxes of Weasley produce; the bricks themselves would either be printed with the Weasley 'W' or have stickers for the builder to stick on.
Up a flight of bright orange stairs to the second floor! From left to right, we have some Fainting Fancies in the left window, and beside these, a stall with the brightly coloured fireworks Fred and George make their memorable exit from Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with. The next shelf contains small boxes of Weasley produce; again, these would either be stickered or printed with the Weasley logo. The next display is of Decoy Detonators, one of which, Harry Potter uses whilst infiltrating the Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1. Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder is housed on the next display in the right window. In the rounded window at the front (which can't be seen very well in the pictures), there are red Sciving Snackboxes.
Of course, no version of Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes would be complete without the huge moving statue of one of the Weasley twins! This can be seen at the very front of the shop. Unfortunately, LEGO isn't quite magic enough yet to make a rabbit disappear under the top hat.
The figures included with this set are Ron Weasley, Ginny Weasley Fred Weasley and George Weasley. (The figures pictured are just illustrations of who they would represent; Fred and George with the same reversible head as in the LEGO Diagon Alley set.) The set contains 965 pieces, and I would estimate this as costing around £80.00 - £90.00, based off the last wave of Harry Potter sets, though of course, I'm not entirely sure how LEGO figure out their costings!
With the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, I thought that LEGO revamping and bringing back the Harry Potter theme would give younger fans who may have missed out on the latest wave of sets, a chance to get into this magical theme.
Thanks so much for viewing my project! If you like my idea, please support this to help bring back the wonderful Harry Potter theme. Any comments or improvements you have, I would love to hear. Thank you!