Whether you are a Harry Potter fan or not you have most likely heard about the Hogwarts Castle (71043) Lego set. Lego did a superb job, but it does not capture the whole castle!
Ryan Kroboth took on the challenge to expand the Hogwarts Castle (71043) set adding in all the buildings that were not included in the main set. What’s best is that he managed to include the original set so seamlessly that you are unable to tell what parts are from the official or custom builds.
Now where this gets interesting… Jason Pyett was contacted to see if his skills would be up to the challenge of creating step by step instructions for this masterpiece. What is even better is that Ryan has given Jason permission to make these instructions available to you too! This MOC is one of a kind, if you are a Harry Potter fan and you either own or want to own the Hogwarts Castle this will transform your set into something MAGICAL!
The step by step instructions come in two parts with a total of over 3000 pages!
There are three digital files, to help you navigate the design easier. One with the small part of the extension and one with the large section, as well as one showing the design all together so you can see how the parts fit with the original model.
Directions to the Step by Step Instructions, open the file. Click the Tool menu, then Instruction maker. You can either follow the directions in the Page Design tab from there or export the directions to a PDF.
Note: Some of the parts in Ryan’s original design are older versions of parts. You will want to change those to currently available parts when you make your part orders, as this will significantly lower the cost of those parts.
Dimensions are: Width 130.6 cm (51.4 in) Length 93.7 cm (36.9 in) Height 62.8 cm (24.7 in)
Please note that this build does NOT include the parts list or instructions to build the Hogwarts Castle (71043) itself, this extends the official Lego set as can be seen in the images. To confirm, this order does not include any bricks, you will receive instructions and parts list for you to easily purchase the parts from BrickLink.