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How can I motorize the Hogwarts Express (76423)

There are number of ways to accomplish this. The locomotive traditionally provides the power for a train, so that is a natural place to start. Unfortunately, this locomotive is difficult to motorize ...
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Which current wave (2018 onwards) Harry Potter set should I buy to make 12 Grimmauld Place?

Indeed, there haven’t been any models of 12 Grimmauld Place as of yet, and even though the house features in a number of memorable scenes in the movies, even those scenes have never been depicted in ...
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Is this an error in the updated Harry Potter Diagon Alley build/instructions?

The wall behind the shelving unit is not a standard wall built with regular LEGO bricks, but a panel, which is hollow on one side. The parts that are sticking out at the back of the bookshelf are ...
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How are the sounds from the Sorting Hat produced?

This set includes a single novel element, 102723c01 Sound Brick 4 x 4 with Random Talking Sorting Hat Sounds, that does all of the hard work: That element is integrated into the hat so that Technic ...
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Which Harry Potter sets are these?

On the left of the image, you have 4730-1 The Chamber of Secrets, and on the right of the image you have 4709-1 Hogwarts Castle The Chamber of Secrets came with Minifigs of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, ...
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Which 1x2 brick design is older?

I remember seeing some new bricks reusing (probably updated) older variation of the mould. So this kind of information isn't always accurate. Here what Rebrickable tells about variations of Brick 1 x ...
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How many Harry Potter 20th Anniversary sets are there?

Brickset is very useful in this kind of questions since their catalog items have tags. You can find details you are looking for by checking items marked with following tags: Lego Harry Potter 20th ...
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What is an effective method for breaking down and storing large sets for future rebuilds?

I don't have that particular set, but going through the instructions in reverse order and storing the parts in numbered bags will produce the most like-new rebuilding experience. You can even put ...
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Which current wave (2018 onwards) Harry Potter set should I buy to make 12 Grimmauld Place?

The Brothers Brick just published notification of another unrelated build - this one is finally an official set. (Though the set number being 76xxx and not being a superhero set is surprising.)
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Which Harry Potter set is this table from?

I can identify the following parts: 2 of "Cheese slope" in reddish brown 2 of 1x1 round plate in trans-neon-orange 2 of 2x8 plate in dark tan A search based on that criteria yields only ...
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Does the value of LEGO increase over a period of time?

If sets are popular amongst collectors and AFOLs and not very easy to substitute by other newer sets then yes, generally speaking they increase in value. The increase in value depends on multiple ...
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Which 1x2 brick design is older?

I can't see if they have cross-members in your photo, as can be seen in the other answer. If the solid one doesn't have them, then it is definitely older. Probably they made the two changes at ...
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Which current wave (2018 onwards) Harry Potter set should I buy to make 12 Grimmauld Place?

Lego just put this unofficial build on Facebook today: 12 Grimmauld
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