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Harry Potter and The COVID-19 Crisis

What? Didn’t you read the little-known eighth book in the Harry Potter series? I am, of course, sadly kidding. It seems Harry Potter may have been the perfect model for the #StayHome movement, though, according to Stephen Colbert and Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Radcliffe appeared on Colbert’s (remote) Late Show on Tuesday night to fill us all in on what has kept him busy during the quarantine. Spoiler alert: it’s not magic.

Colbert points out that Harry Potter may be the perfect model for those of us facing quarantine restrictions. Harry was confined to his cupboard under the stairs for ELEVEN YEARS!! Stephen even jokes that Daniel’s eleven days of isolation pale in comparison. Truly, if Harry could handle life under the stairs, we can handle a couple of weeks in apartments and houses!

Those of you in New York City though, your apartments kind of are cupboards under the stairs.

 

Radcliffe says that the message from the books, as he remembers it, was “isolate yourself and wash your hands” and honestly, it’s one that we should all be taking to heart. Harry Potter’s cultural influence is such that it is often a recurring motif in times of unrest, worry, or panic, with many turning to the words of Hogwarts’ wisest wizard for solace:

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only ...

 

 

Dark times lie ahead of us, and there must be a time when we must ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In case you were wondering how the Chosen One is keeping busy, he’s building a LEGO set of Jurassic Park. You can catch a glimpse of his structural masterpiece at 9:27. Radcliffe’s appearance on Stephen at Home was not entirely smooth sailing, either. No amount of wizardry could make Daniel’s audio function at the beginning of the interview, instead, it was technological magic that saved the day. It still makes for hilarious viewing and a surefire way to lift the quarantine blues.

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Lego’s Newest Toy ‘Once-Upon-a-Brick’ Looks Magical

Fairy tales, pop-up books, and legos. These three staples of childhood come together in Lego’s newest toy “Once Upon A Brick”.

 

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The 859-piece set lets kids build scenes from two classic tales: Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. Five mini-figure characters are included in the set, including Little Red Riding Hood, Grandmother, the Wolf, the Giant, and Jack.

 

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This perfectly combines story time with the creative challenge that Lego toys bring.

Earlier this month Lego announced the release of “Once Upon A Brick” on Twitter.

 

 

Although the promotion is similar to Samsung’s $2000 Galaxy Fold phone, thankfully the price is much more reasonable at 79.95 Euro, roughly 90 US dollars.

 

It may be a little too early to start Holiday shopping, but this looks like a pretty darn good gift!

 

 

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Epic ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Scene Brought to Life with 150,000 Lego Bricks

Okay, this makes me speechless… in a positive way! Go check this masterpiece out for yourself! Thanks to ‘s report, we’re able to see this incredible construction of the most famous scene in The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersHelm’s Deep Battle! Created by Flickr user goelkim2011, this chunk contains 150,000 LEGO bricks and more than 1,700 miniature figures. It’s said to be about 160 pounds and about the size of a ping-pong table! 

 

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You know, when you immerse yourself deeply into different angles of this masterpiece, you really feel like you’re soaring over this classic scene in J. R. R. Tolkien’s book. It’s super stunning! 

 

 

 

 

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Lego’s 2018 Harry Potter Hogwarts Set Allows You to Build Your Own Wizarding World

The Potterverse is still expending. We all know that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the 10th movie in the Wizarding World, will soon be in the theatre this year, blowing the next peak of 20-year-old magic wind. Now, HP fans can enter the magic world not only from novels and films but also from the Lego’s latest Hogwarts castle sets.

 

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As you can see, this is a delicate castle. HP fans can find every detail that was in the novel and film adaptations: shifting stairs, flying key rooms, the chamber and the creature, the hall, the Whomping Willow and more! The cutest thing here is that we can say ‘hello’ to four Hogwarts founders: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin.

 

 

 

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In addition to Hogwarts, LEGO also provides other classic scenes such as the Hogwarts express and the dementor, Quidditch and the Goblet of Fire… The list goes on! 

 

 

According to Justin Ramsden, the LEGO designer, the new castle is built in micro scale rather than miniature scale. That means the doors and windows are smaller than original settings you can see in the movies. With this new Reducio, players can have more amazing architecture techniques to use and more space to build their own world!

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t wait to buy one and have funnnn! Click here to see more details about the Hogwarts sets.

 

 

 

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