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How are the sounds from the Sorting Hat produced?

I've seen the Talking Sorting Hat set: How are the sounds for this hat produced? Could it be used to produce other sounds?
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How can I motorize the Hogwarts Express (76423)

I'd like to motorize this train set: What is the best way to accomplish this?
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Which Harry Potter set is this table from?

I have been gifted a lot of 10 + years old Lego. I don't have any instructions books. Any idea what sets could these be so I could try to find them online please?
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How many Harry Potter 20th Anniversary sets are there?

I have 3 of the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary sets (76386, 76388 & 76389) which include gold minifigs (I have Harry, Ron & Voldemort), and a number of (depends on which set) purple 2x2 tiles ...
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What is an effective method for breaking down and storing large sets for future rebuilds?

I would like to breakdown and store my Harry Potter Castle (71043) but not sure the best method doing so. I have young kids that would love to rebuild this some day so I want to make sure I break this ...
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Which 1x2 brick design is older?

I was trying to rebuild the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle from 2001 and I’ve noticed that at some point they changed the 1x2’s model. Which design is older?
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Which Harry Potter sets are these?

A very generous person gifted many 20-year-old Harry Potter sets to my son. All but this set of pieces had instructions and boxes. I’m not sure what is left. For minifigs there’s Harry, Dumbledore, ...
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Is this an error in the updated Harry Potter Diagon Alley build/instructions?

In the book 1 directions for the 2020 Diagon Alley set (see pp. 43ff), I've run into the following issue: In building the back of Ollivander's shop, we seem to be building some type of shelving unit: ...
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Which current wave (2018 onwards) Harry Potter set should I buy to make 12 Grimmauld Place?

I would really want LEGO to make an official model of 12 Grimmauld Place, the magical house in London used by the Order of the Phoenix. As this building is rather dim and uninteresting from the ...
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Does the value of LEGO increase over a period of time?

I have a couple of exclusive LEGO sets such as the 50th Anniversary set, 10184 Town Plan, as well as the LEGO Harry Potter 10217 Diagon Alley set. I was wondering if these will increase in value into ...
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Chamber of Secrets set 4730 assembly issues

We recently obtained a secondhand set with no instructions that I identified to be "The Chamber of Secrets™ 4730". So we downloaded the Building instructions from Lego's website and started to build. ...
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