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LEGO recreates the Harry Potter world's legendary Diagon Alley



Diagon Alley, the long cobbled street in London full of shops for witches and wizards, is one of the most iconic places in the Harry Potter saga. Dotted with shops, secret passages and more, the place was an exciting universe for all little wizards and witches. Now fans can recreate this iconic avenue with the new LEGO set. Measuring over a metre wide and made of over 5,000 pieces, LEGO Diagon Alley features many famous shops—like Ollivanders wand shop, Florean Fortescue’s ice cream parlour, or Flourish & Blotts bookstore.
Behind the magnificent shop windows are intriguing interiors, fascinating elements and characters that everyone is familiar with. The set includes 14 mini figures, including new versions of the protagonists: Harry, Ron, Hermione and, of course, George and Fred Weasley, who have their own prank store in the Alley. In addition, its modular appearance allows you to choose how to display the stores: all in a row, interchanging or even placing them individually in different locations.
“I love how faithful the final design is to the architectural details of the film. You can barely see some of these buildings passing your screen in the movies, but we tracked down different photos of the sets, some from almost 20 years ago, to make sure everything was perfect. Diagon Alley is the largest stage I have designed to date and I am very proud of how it turned out,” says Marcos Bessa, LEGO Harry Potter Design Director.
This article first appeared in Architectural Digest Spain
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