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#10217 Harry Potter Diagon Alley: How did Lego come up with Ollivanders roof design?

Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
I'm sorry, but I am NOT a Harry Potter maven, but I'm sure some of you are :)

How did Lego come up with the design for Ollivanders roof? There are no movie screen shots of Ollivanders nor are there any rooftops on the stores in the studio set? Did the designers just take the liberty in designing the roof or were they provided pictures?

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  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,669
    May be from the Ollivanders shop at the universal studio park :) As the LEGO version is similar to the one in Orlando, I guess there was some guidelines/ sketches somewhere.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
    Yes, but the Lego sets were based on the Movie Licence. The Ollivanders in movie studio set of Diagon Alley looks nothing like the Lego set except for the first floor elevation.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
    Ollivander's studio shot.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Start at minute 3:57, they touch on it although it doesn't really answer your question.
  • EKSamEKSam Member Posts: 349
    @Pitfall69
    I asked our resident HP expert ( my 8 year old) if she remembered seeing the roof and she said no. To acquire concrete evidence, she watched the sorceror's stone movie...no roof. :-). It was also suggested that the 6th movie might give some conclusive evidence one way or the other but I promptly shot it down. That would have broken the " no TV on weekdays" rule beyond repair.:-))

    As far as Diagon alley is concerned I have to agree with you about accuracy( something you mentioned in the predictions thread), Borgin and Burkes was in Knockturn Alley not Diagon Alley. :-)
  • sjerakatsjerakat Member Posts: 27
    Pitfall69 said:

    Yes, but the Lego sets were based on the Movie Licence. The Ollivanders in movie studio set of Diagon Alley looks nothing like the Lego set except for the first floor elevation.

    Actually, while the sets were advertised and marketed along the movie licenses, some of the sets were actually more true to the books than the movies, I remember seeing that in a number of the sorcerers stone sets

  • trickydicky0880trickydicky0880 Member Posts: 134
    I love the Diagon Alley set. The detail is amazing. It's one of my fav sets but what I don't understand is how many pieces there are in this set compared to the Arkham Asylum. I just ordered the Arkham Asylum which I'm extremely excited for but the price compared to the amount of pieces is ridiculous!

    Sorry for being off topic. I do love the Diagon Alley set though and I agree with @sjerakat a lot of the sets pay homage to the books.

  • HarryPotterLoverHarryPotterLover Member Posts: 238
    At least the color scheme matches some other portions of the alley besdies Ollivanders with such dark colors
  • nhyonenhyone Member Posts: 145
    edited July 2013

    I love the Diagon Alley set. The detail is amazing. It's one of my fav sets but what I don't understand is how many pieces there are in this set compared to the Arkham Asylum. I just ordered the Arkham Asylum which I'm extremely excited for but the price compared to the amount of pieces is ridiculous!

    That's if you look at price/piece. Their price/gram aren't that far apart:
    Set                           RRP (US$)   #pcs    Wt (g)     $/pc      $/g
    Arkham Asylum Breakout (10937) $159.99 1,593 1,520.79 10.043c 10.520c
    Diagon Alley (10217) $149.99 1,989 1,535.92 7.541c 9.765c
    RRP is taken from Brickset, the rest are from Bricklink. #pcs is lower because all the parts that make up a minifig (4 pieces) is counted as one.
    trickydicky0880
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
    Thanks for all the replies. I just wanted to know if I was missing something. I have been doing a lot of research and it is quite exhausting, but interesting.
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,666
    This is all I found: Its taken at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Orlando)
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
    Is this Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade?
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
    I guess the designers of the set combined illustrations from the book and scenes from the movie.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
    I think Universal based their setup on the book. The studio in London is Warner Bros.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
    Feel free to stray from the OT. I need enlightenment because I am such a Harry Potter novice although I have owned 98% of the sets at one time.
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    Aww we gotta get you to expert level, @Pitfall69. I used to be an expert on all things HP but haven't read the books in past yer. Gotta go find them now lol thanks!
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,298
    Are you sure there is any space left for Harry Potter knowledge with all of those Star Wars quotations flying around your brain @Pitfall69?
    Pitfall69
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
    Ha!!! Maybe there is. I took a stick and pointed at my stack of FB's and said "RIDICULOUS!!!"

    It didn't work.
    margotjasor
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,265
    lol.. have to point it out @Pitfall69, that was 4 posts in the time of the edit of the first..
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
    Yes, I did that to annoy @legomom ;)
  • EKSamEKSam Member Posts: 349

    Are you sure there is any space left for Harry Potter knowledge with all of those Star Wars quotations flying around your brain @Pitfall69?

    @CapnRex101 It so happened that @Pitfall69 was practising his charms and spells, he yelled "OBLIVIATE" which predictably backfired causing him to forget all his Star Wars stuff. :-))
    (He should not have used Ron's wand to practise. :-)))

    @Pitfall69 A serious question, are you planing a moc of the Diagon Alley?:-)

  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
    Why yes, I have been thinking about it.
  • EKSamEKSam Member Posts: 349
    ^ Awesome! The Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade Village would make for great mocs.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
    My wife just said "So many stores. So little time"
  • pillpodpillpod Member Posts: 273
    I actually just finished a mini modular Ollivander's recently! Maybe I should make a mini Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.
    Pitfall69
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    I did a moc of ollivanders and looked everywhere for shots of the exterior, there are very few in the movies. I ended up referring to real architecture and the roof couldn't really be done any other way when you look at similar real buildings
  • pillpodpillpod Member Posts: 273
    Here's the mini Ollivander's I made! The bay windows were the hardest look to achieve but I did what I could.

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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
    That's great!!
    pillpod
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
    My weak attempt of Scribbulus.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,298
    @pillpod - He is going to struggle to get through that door.
  • pillpodpillpod Member Posts: 273
    I'm sure there's a shrinking charm he could use :)
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