The street in King’s Cross you can build in Lego bricks

Friday, 22nd July


Claremont Square… and the same building in a new Lego set

HOW many streets in Islington can be faithfully recreated in Lego bricks?

Well, the answer is at least one, after a new set for Harry Potter fanatics was released, allowing them to put together their own 12 Grimmauld Place.

The address dreamed up by JK Rowling for her novels for children was brought to life for the film versions in Claremont Square.

Fans of the goldmine boy wizard franchise still regularly make a pilgrimage to the street for Instagram selfies – after stopping off at the Platform 93/4 tourist trap spot in the refurbished King’s Cross station.

Children will have to get saving their pocket money, however, if they want a piece of Claremont Square on their kitchen table anytime soon: the 1,089-piece kit it is retailing at £114.99.

In the books, 12 Grimmauld Place has a complicated history – something to do with muggles, the Black family, Dumbledore, the Order of the Phoenix and other things that only enthusiasts happy to spend hours constructing it from plastic blocks really need to know about.

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