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Now That's A Playset: Woman Spends A Year Building 400,000 Piece LEGO Replica Of Hogwarts


This is Alice Finch and her 400,000-piece LEGO replica (including interiors!) of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. If I was six, and that was in my house, my parents wouldn't even have to hire a babysitter. They could leave knives and bleach right out on the kitchen floor and I wouldn't even notice.

The Brothers Brick has an interview with Finch about her massive Hogwarts, which won both the Best in Show and People's Choice awards at BrickCon 2012. Finch spent 12 months assembling the campus, combining elements from the books and movies to create a complete structure inside and out.

I posted a handful of different rooms after the jump, but you really need to go see Alice's Flickr gallery so you can appreciate them all in high-res. I remember I had the biggest LEGO castle they made when I was growing up, and that was nooooothing compared to this. It was still fun though. Or at least until my dog started eating pieces off of it. Then I'd follow her around the yard until they came out and I'd think about reclaiming them but mostly just wanted to see all the weird colors. THAT'S WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE A KID GROWING UP IN ALABAMA.

Hit the jump for more including the Great Hall, potions room, Room of Requirement, Chamber of Secrets, Dumbledore's study and I forget what else.











Thanks to Dayton, who said he made a LEGO replica of Hogwarts with only one brick painted really intricately. Okaaaaaay. And to Jason L, who has eaten over 500,000 LEGO bricks.

There are Comments.
  • Troy Swezey

    Good stuff. I just gave this page a shout out at

  • Pax Humana

    Though I believe Harry Potter to be of a possible occult nature (and I find the books to be exceedingly dry, dull, and boring), I do have to give major props for this woman and her amazing attention to detail, her dedication to the craft, and to her amazing building skills.

  • Celista

    Now, this is pretty awesome.

  • Elizabeth Eldora

    If I had the money, I would sosoooooooooooo invest on her and have this as an actual lego set for adults. It would be the biggest instruction book ever. BLIMEY I WANT THIS!!! she could make milllions off this

  • Elizabeth Eldora

    Saw this and I think I died for a moment.. my heart broke in half from this beautiful masterpiece. I bloody love you

  • Euge Rod

    Quede muy sorprendida, que ingenio y que bien que quedo!!

  • Idlethoughts

    Shame that it would be impossible to have a shifting, non-euclidian room layout.

  • Andrew M

    When asked about her ex boyfriend Steve - She said, "Steve who?" ... And then went back to feeding her seven cats named Steve.

  • Looking at this reminds me Monty Python Holy Grail in legos...

  • TingJing

    You have got to admit that is most impressive. Wow.

  • If I was six, and this was in my house- my parents would make me 'put my toys away'.

  • RiotDemon

    This is amazing... but why yellow?

  • messymediauk

    I wondered that. It's amazing and it does state that inspiration was drawn from the books and movies but yellow walls with green roofs looks a bit odd.

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  • Taiyaki

    I'm starting to wonder if these amazing broadcasts are even true. Just wow.

  • Matty Spinny

    so beautiful! can we please get married? or at the very least make a 400,000 piece set of lord of the rings?

  • Tyler AitchKay

    Where do people get the money for this?

  • Lego - The grand-daddy of Minecraft. This lady is awesome.

  • omg, why is there a head of Jar Jar Binks in the classroom?!
    Meesa thinking thisa looking pretty sad betcha, betcha...

  • I'm impressed by her amount of patience and dedication. Ain't nobody got time fo' that - unless you're Alice Finch.

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