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This is my LEGO creation of number 12 Grimmauld Place, ancestral home of the Black family and secret headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix!
The exterior of the model is inspired by the architecture of Georgian town houses, which the set for 12 Grimmauld Place in the Harry Potter films was designed to replicate. On the lower floor, we have a large spacious dining room with a dining table laid ready with gold goblets and dessert, decorated with a black chandelier on the roof. There is a copy of the Daily Prophet on the table, and a smaller table behind with a lamp on. In the left hand corner, by the door, there is a sink with a gold tap and a chest of drawers. Against the window on the right is a black cabinet with the Black family goblets. On the middle floor, we have the piano seen in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, that Ron and Hermione play when they take refuge in 12 Grimmauld Place. There are two black sofas, which, again, appear in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1. On the upper floor, we have a bedroom, decorated in the traditional silver and green of the Slytherin house, into which most of the Black family where sorted whilst at Hogwarts. I did consider decorating this in gold and scarlet to represent Sirius' bedroom, but in hindsight decided to keep 12 Grimmauld Place in tradition with the Slytherin colours. Along with a bed, we have a large trunk, upon which Hedwig is sat, and a fireplace.
The figures included with this set are Harry Potter, Nymphadora Tonks, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Kreacher. (The figures pictured are just illustrations of who they represent; obviously, Yoda's head would not be used for Kreacher, and perhaps a different torso design for Tonks too!) The set contains 622 pieces, and I would estimate this as costing around £60.00 - £70.00, 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 first 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!