LEGO fan creates moving stairs at Hogwarts
The LEGO Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle is certainly magical in itself, but now one LEGO fan has taken the brick-built wonder to another level.
Instagram user ericklaw created movable stairs in his own version of Hogwarts Castle. Robotics was made possible by his son Zack, who learned programming skills in school.
Their construction is not incorporated into 71043 Hogwarts Castle. Instead, it’s an open structure showing several spiral staircases and dozens of portraits, reminiscent of panoramic shots from the Harry Potter films.
In books and films, the movable stairs are part of the living magic of the castle. Students learn to navigate the castle despite the ever-changing layout, seemingly without rhyme or reason.
Erich and Zack’s build features plenty of LEGO Harry Potter minifigures to walk through the stairs, as well as Hogwarts ghost figures floating above their heads. Many paintings are also made from figurines, creating extra depth on the walls.
71043 Hogwarts Castle is set to retire in December 2022, so we may see more and more creative interpretations of the iconic building in the years to come. If MOCs aren’t for you, there are also plenty of new official LEGO Harry Potter sets available this summer that might pique your interest.
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