Town of Hogsmeade, build for the LEGO Store community display, on display July 2011. It's designed to be viewed from all sides and from above.
About this creation
Front view with several layers.
Front: the Shrieking Shack, thestrals pulling cartridges of students, students on a platform (under the bridge is a troll), Hogsmeade Station, and the Hogwarts Express.
Middle: Gladrags Wizard Wear, Scrivenshaft's, path through the town
Back: the Hogs Head, Honeydukes, the Post Office, Madam Puddifoots, the Three Broomsticks (poking out behind the station)
Side view of the train, station, the Three Broomsticks (with Madam Rosmerta), and Madam Puddifoot's that is being spraypainted by Luna & Neville (with Trevor).
Back view of the Three Broomsticks, Madam Puddifoot's Tea Room, the Post Office (designed to look like an English post office box), Honeydukes (with a trap door in the cellar), and the Hogs Head Inn & Pub (complete with Aberforth and his goat and a secret passage behind his sister's portrait).
Side view of the Hogs Head and the Shrieking Shack.
Thanks! I hope to have close-ups of the buildings up soon. I wanted to photograph them properly after Brickfair, but several fell apart on the way home and I don't have the energy to rebuild just to take a photograph and take it apart again. LOL It was great when people at Brickfair recognized the expanded version of this MOC as one they'd seen at the LEGO store! People actually remembered seeing it! Thrilling indeed :-)
Quoting Ru Corder
The fact that you made interiors to all the buildings is very nice. And congrats on getting displayed in a Lego Store! Would be a dream to have that much attention on one of my MOCs!
Quoting Vito Scocozzo
Love the outside of the hogs head. How did you get it in a lego store???
Thanks! That's a DUPLO pig I used there. I hope to take some good close-up photos of each building when I get the MOC back.
I'm a member of WAMALUG, the Washington, DC LEGO User's Group and the club participates in LEGO's Store Community Window Program. Each month, a different member gets to display a MOC he/she built in one of our local LEGO stores (we have several in our area). It's a great way to inspire builders to use their imaginations. I was thrilled to get to display a Harry Potter themed one this month :-)