From the first chapter of the first book, I loved Harry Potter and found it to be such a magical read. I was able to recapture that feeling by reading the series out loud to my now 10-year-old son. It was so amazing to watch him discover the magic of Hogwarts and get involved in the lives of the characters.

My son also loves Lego and last year I hesitantly bought him the Great Hall set. I knew he would like it; I just wasn’t sure if he would would love it. He did, and purchased the Hogwarts Castle set with his own money, completing it over the course of several weeks.

Both sets are pretty amazing with so much detail – Chamber of Secrets, moving staircases, potions and stained glass windows.

DK Lego Harry Potter THE Magical Guide to the Wizarding World in front of the Great all and the Quidditch Match
The Great Hall and The Quidditch Match are both found in this DK Lego book.

He has Aragog’s Lair and the Quidditch Match. I wondered if he would be interested in the Whomping Willow and the Hogwarts Express sets. After reading through Lego Harry Potter The Magical Guide to the Wizarding World by DK ($21.99), I think he will definitely want the entire Harry Potter Lego collection.

In this book, we get a close-up look at the various characters, places and magical creatures that form the Harry Potter world in Lego. The book offers information about the character and then tells you what set it is from. The pictures shows some of the detail of the Lego sets including suitcases falling out of the flying car and fire in the fireplace.

What also impresses me about the Harry Potter Lego is how much the figurines like the actors who played them.

Lego is represented at this year’s FanExpo Canada, taking place Aug. 22 to 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Visit for details.

A copy of this book was provided by DK for an honest review. The opinions are my own.