You could say we our household is made up of Harry Potter fans. And Lego fans. And Harry Potter Lego fans. My son has received Harry Potter Lego sets for special occasions and saved up his money to buy the entire castle.

While the sets are built and positioned all over the house, bins full of Lego are in his bedroom, where bricks are waiting for us to create. My creativity is using one by bricks, my favourite kind, to build houses and bases. My son, on the other hand, can look at a picture and create, which is a helpful skill to have with the DK Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure book.

While there are instructions in the back of the book to build the two-in-one model from provided bricks (Harry Potter mini figure in a fireplace complete with the sorting hat, flames and a spinning turntable that offers a choice of each of the four house symbols), the book offers a chapter by chapter story of the first movie, complete with different ideas how to create various aspects from the movie.

For example, in the first chapter in the Muggle world, you can build Harry’s bedroom under the stairs or the Dursley’s house. While there are some basic instructions, such as how to build a hinged roof or a staircase, along with various other tips and tricks, for the most part you are on your own for figuring out how to recreate the idea in the book. In addition to ideas and tricks such as creating spinning staircases and gnarled trees, the book offers some basic information about the various scenes from the movie – from the Forbidden Forest to Ollivander’s shop.

There are some really fun ideas we are looking forward to trying to build – the Fat Lady portrait; supply shelves (love the potion bottles), bookshelves and the House Point counter. Super fun.

The book is great to flip through, getting ideas for new things to build and learning how to use the Lego bricks in new ways.

A copy of this book was provided by DK Books for an honest review. The opinions are my own. You can purchase this book for $31.67 at Amazon Canada.