This set of photo-framed MOCs is an alternate build of official set 75978 Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. All required parts are included in the original set. No extra part is needed!
The idea of my LEGO® Frame project comes from the situation that displaying an official set at my small apartment needs too much space. When a new set comes, the old set has to go. However, instead of putting the old set back to its box, would it be a good idea to reduce it into a photo frame and hang it on the wall? Displaying a photo frame needs minimal space and one can also keep the LEGO® set free from dust!
The facets look very similar to the original. However in fact many subtle but necessary changes have been made in order to fit them into a space-limited photo frame. See below pictures and you will know what I mean. Can you see the head and the road-side shelves are shortened and modified? Also, the photo frame allows only 30-stud width and 5.5-stud depth but the original is 32-stud width and 16-stud depth. You can imagine how many works have been done.
One may wish to note that only 50% of parts have been used. And most of the furniture is not touched so one may put them somewhere else for display. May be inside a glass dome?
Below are some samples of the building instructions:
These frame are designed to fit into IKEA Sannahed 25×25 cm photo frame. But they look nice even not in a frame:
By the way, the cloudy sky and the lamp under Knockturn Alley is only pictures on a piece of paper. I have put the images in a MS Word file which is also included the download. Just print the file on a A4 paper and the sizes are just fit.
I hope you all enjoy this Harry Potter – Diagon Alley in the Frame 🙂