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Harry Potter Lego Review 2010: Set 4737 Quidditch Match

Article by Inger Fountain

For the first time in five years Lego has released new Harry Potter sets. Due out in October 2010 a number of stores let their stock out early which enabled eager fans to get their Muggle-hands on these great sets.

The first new set in this 2010 wave is set 4737, entitled Quidditch Match. Lego released a similar set in 2002 as part of their releases for “Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets” movie. Quidditch Practice (Set 4726) is similar but came with only three minifigs and 128 pieces while this latest set has five minifigures and 153 pieces.

As with most licensed sets the main appeal is with the minifigures. All five are new sculpts and set the standard for this latest Lego wave. Quidditch Match comes with two Gryffindor players (Harry Potter and Oliver Wood), two Slytherin players (Draco Malfoy and Marcus Flint) and Madam Hooch.

Draco, Potter and Hooch all come with double sided head pieces – Hooch being the standout. One side has her spooky yellow eyes while on the other side she wears Quidditch goggles. The printing on the torsos are very nice representations of Quidditch uniforms and all come with capes and brooms. Flint and Wood come with beater bats and helmets (unusual as neither was a beater) which is a nice touch.

The set also comes with a Quidditch stand (blue for Hufflepuff) as well as the three hoops of one side’s goal. It would have been nice to have two goals sets but perhaps there will be a later release with Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw (we can only hope!). Other pieces include a chest to hold the snitch, bludgers and quaffles as well as a Quidditch cup. There are also a couple of catapults, presumably to launch the balls in the air.

It’s a cute set and will be very popular because of the figures. Even though there will be no Quidditch in the newest movie out in November, expect this to sell well.

Inger loves stories and loves to write. As a librarian in a previous life she also has an insatiable thirst for general knowledge. You can visit her latest website which takes a look at the best Kids Lighting options including Tinkerbell Lamp and Star Wars Lamp models.

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What’s slytherin supposed to sound like to make this joke make sense?

Question by xturtlesandpandasx: What’s slytherin supposed to sound like to make this joke make sense?
i heard this harry potter joke and it goes like this :

hermonie : im going to bed
malfoy : can i slytherin ?

i dont get it. i dont get what slytherin is supposed to sound like to make it a joke. help?

Best answer:

Answer by Auora
Harry potter is rubbish!

Add your own answer in the comments!

What to answer with so I can get into Ravenclaw/Slytherin house on pottermore?

Question by melanie: What to answer with so I can get into Ravenclaw/Slytherin house on pottermore?
Okay, I’m finally playing pottermore, and I really want to be either Syltherin or Ravenclaw house.
Does anyone know what answers to the questions I should pick to get into one of those houses, preferably slytherin?

Best answer:

Answer by Asldkfhajsdh
There is a quiz for the sorting, which involves about 7 questions. The best way to do it is to think about the house’s qualifying trait and answer the questions accordingly (Ravenclaw=smarts, Slytherin=ambition.) There is a large variety of questions that they pick from randomly for each person, but I have heard the following: (I’ve highlighted the ones which, in my opinion, are Ravenclaw/Slytherin).
Which of the following would you most hate to be called?
-Ignorant (RAVENCLAW)
-Ordinary (SLYTHERIN)

Once every century, the Flutterby bush produces flowers that adapt their scent to attract the unwary. If it lured you, it would smell of…
-A crackling log fire (SLYTHERIN)
-The sea
-Fresh parchment (RAVENCLAW)

Which would you rather be?
-Praised (RAVENCLAW)
– Feared (SLYTHERIN)

Which of the following would you most like to study?
– Centaurs
– Goblins
– Merpeople
– Ghosts
– Vampires
– Werevoles
– Trolls

A Muggle confronts you and says that they are sure you are a witch or wizard. Do you:
– Ask what makes them think so? (RAVENCLAW)
– Agree, and ask whether they’d like a free sample of a jinx? (SLYTHERIN)
– Agree, and walk away, leaving them to wonder whether you are bluffing?
– Tell them that you are worried about their mental health, and offer to call a doctor.

Do you prefer the forest or the river?

Black or White?

What power would you like to have?
-Super Strength
-The ability to change the past (SLYTHERIN)
-The ability to change your appearance at will
-Mind Reading (RAVENCLAW)
-The ability to talk to animals

What are you most looking forward to learning at Hogwarts?
-Apparition and disapparition
-Transfiguration (RAVENCLAW)
-Flying on a broomstick
-Hexes and jinxes (SLYTHERIN)
-All about magical creatures
-Secrets about the Castle (SLYTHERIN)
-Every area of magic I can (RAVENCLAW)

Which road tempts you the most?
-The sunny, grassy lane
-The Narrow dark lantern lit alley (SLYTHERIN)
-The twisting leaf-strewn path in the woods
-The cobbled street lined with ancient buildings (RAVENCLAW)

Four boxes are placed before you. Which do you open?
-The small tortoiseshell box, embellished with gold, inside which some small creature seems to be squeaking
-The gleaming jet black box with a silver lock and key, marked with a mysterious rune that you know to be the mark of Merlin (RAVENCLAW)
-The ornate golden casket, standing on clawed feet, whose inscription warms that both secret knowledge and unbearable temptation lie within (SLYTHERIN)
-The small pewter box, unassuming and plain, with a scratched message upon it that reads ‘I only open for the worthy’

You are walking and come to a crossroads. Which path do you take?
-The path that leads to a beach
-The path that leads through a forest
-The path that leads to a castle (RAVENCLAW and SLYTHERIN)

You are walking along and hear a sound. What do you do?
-Tread cautiously with you hand on your wand (SLYTHERIN)
-Retreat and wait for the source of the sound to reveal itself while remembering defensive spells (RAVENCLAW)
-Seek out the source of the sound

How would you like to be remembered in history?
-Being Wise (RAVENCLAW)
-Being Good
-Being Bold (SLYTHERIN)
-Being Brave

Would you rather invent a potion that would give you…
-Wisdom? (RAVENCLAW)

Which do you find most difficult to deal with?
-Boredom (RAVENCLAW)
-Being ignored (SLYTHERIN)

Four goblets are placed in front of you, which would you choose to drink?
-Foaming, silvery liquid that sparkles as though containing ground diamonds
-Smooth, thick purple drink that smells of chocolate and plums (RAVENCLAW)
-Golden liquid, which makes sun spots dance around the room
-Mysterious black liquid, which gives the drinker strange visions

A troll has gone berserk in the headmaster’s office and is going to destroy the precious items. In what order to you save them?
-Cure dragonpox potion (SLYTHERIN)
-Merlin’s Books (RAVENCLAW)
-Student records

How do you want to people to react when they hear you name after you’re dead?
-Miss you and smile
-Want to hear more stories about your adventures (SLYTHERIN)
-Think about your achievements (RAVENCLAW)
-I don’t care what happens when I’m dead, it’s when I’m alive that matters

Dawn or Dusk?

Heads or Tails?

Left or Right?

Stars or Moon?

Add your own answer in the comments!

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Cerebral Celebrities

Going back to school is as appealing as the scent of rotten banana peels, and, combined with the spring weather, studying for finals seems nearly impossible. But earning your degree is one of the most important and best decisions you can do now in order to secure your future. Just ask the A-list celebrities and athletes who’ve continued their education.

Many of Hollywood’s most athletic and most talented have prepared for the day when their playing/acting/singing careers end, and real life begins. Though some celebrities earned their degrees the traditional method—through attending university and college campuses, more and more celebs are opting for online distance learning courses as well.

Stars on the Field, in the Online Classroom

• Left-handed MLB pitcher, Al Leiter, knows more than just how to pitch a perfect game. In addition to being the only major leaguer to defeat all 30 teams, Leiter, a retired Marlin, also earned his associate’s degree through Penn State University’s World Campus program.

• What’s 7 feet tall, wears purple and appeared in 1994’s “Blue Chips”? You guessed it: Shaquille O’Neal. In addition to a NBA Championship, O’Neal also holds a bachelor’s degree from Lousianna State University. But the Shaq-Attack’s education doesn’t end there; O’Neal continued his education, earning an online MBA through University of Phoenix in 2005. Upon earning his MBA, O’Neal, A Miami Beach reserve officer, announced his desire to pursue a degree in criminal justice.

• Retired Phoenix Suns forward, Jalen Rose, is a paradigm athlete-scholar. Rose, who was recruited to the NBA from University of Michigan during his junior year of college, was determined to earn his degree. He enrolled in online classes from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). There, Rose earned his Bachelor’s in Management Studies. Now retired, Rose continues to support education through the Jalen Rose Foundation, which offers five ,000 scholarships to Michigan-area public school students each year.


• On the ice, she popularized the “I” spin position and wows crowds with her difficult jump sequences. As a competitive athletic and professional ice skater, Sasha Cohen understands the importance of nutrition, exercise, and a balance of the two. That’s why this young Olympic medalist is focusing on earning her undergraduate degree in Nutrition to Pennsylvania State University’s distance learning program.

• Former University of Nebraska football star and wide receiver Bobby Newcombe enrolled in an online master’s in business administration program through University of Phoenix. While enrolled in the online program, Newcome played for both the Indianapolis Colts as well as the Baltimore Ravens. After his two-year career in NFL, Newcombe returned to the education field. Currently, Newcombe serves as an enrollment manager for his alma mater, the University of Phoenix.

Beauty, Fame and Brains

• You’ve seen her in Lizzie Maguire, and your kid sister probably adores her line of clothing, Stuff by Duff. But what you probably don’t know is that Hillary Duff, Disney channel actress-turned-pop-singer-turned-entrepreneur, is currently pursuing her college education. Between recording pop hits, rehearsing for an upcoming film and designing products for her clothing line, Duff chooses from classes in liberal arts, computer science and management through Harvard’s Distance Extension program.

Celebrities on Campus

• He’s famous for his commitment to body building, and most frequently associated with the quote, “I’ll be back” but Mr. Olympia/actor/Governor of California also dedicated himself to his studies. Arnold Schwarzenegger earned a degree in International Fitness Marketing and Business Administration from University of Wisconsin.

• If the words Griffyndor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin and Ravenclaw mean anything to you, then you’ll know Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling captivates audiences young and old with her imaginative writing. Before Rowling’s wizarding series developed, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in French from Exeter University.

• Oscar winner Jennifer Connolly has been in critically acclaimed films including Requiem for a Dream, A Beautiful Mind and, most recently, Blood Diamond. Connolly began her undergraduate studies at Yale, but later transferred to equally prestigious Stanford University where she earned her BA in English. Additionally, Connolly is fluent in both Italian and French.

• He’s most often playing opposite fellow actor, Rob Schneider in comedic films such as The Hot Chick, Big Daddy and The Waterboy. But actor Adam Sandler started and honed his comedic capabilities at his alma mater, New York University. While there, Sandler pursued his degree in Fine Arts, and regularly performed at local comedy clubs.

Tommy Lee Jones is not only an Academy Award-winning actor, director and Broadway star, but he is also a cum laude graduate of Harvard’s class of 1969. While earning his degree in English, Jones played offensive tackle on Harvard’s undefeated football team and was hallmates with future Vice President Al Gore.

• Most famous for her stunning Barbie doll physique, The Girls Next Door star Bridget Marquardt is no dumb blonde. This Playboy Playmate graduated from CSU Sacramento with a B.A. in Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations. In 2001, Marquardt received her Master’s in Communications from University of Pacific in Stockton, CA. Arguably one of Hugh Hefner’s most educated girlfriends, Marquardt continued her education even further by enrolling in a graduate level broadcast communications program through UCLA’s Extension program.

Jenny Sweeney is a copywriter with DMi Partners, an interactive marketing agency devoted to informative websites, including, a site devoted to distance learning and accredited online colleges.

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Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince: More Mysteries And Unraveling Of Lord Voldemort?s Dark Secrets

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is the sixth part of the charismatic Harry Potter series. Now the fans are awaiting the movie’s release on 15th July 2009. It reveals the enemies of Harry, especially Lord Voldemort, their past and their dark and cunning plans. It also unveils more mysteries, creatures, spells and some shocking facts.

In the Hogwarts Express, Harry spied on Draco and overheard him talking about the orders given to him by Voldemort. Harry has since been very suspicious about him. Later in this part, Ron is nearly killed when he drank poisoned mead and Katie Bell nearly died in Hogsmead while handling a cursed necklace. Harry suspected that Draco was behind these attacks. Draco also revealed at the end of the story that he has been setting paths for Death Eaters to enter the castle and carrying out attacks on students.

During his year at Hogwarts, Harry gets hold of a notebook of a former student. Through this book, he is able to improve his scores in potions, learns new tips, and spells as well. During a fight with Draco, he uses one of the lethal spells from the book, which injures Draco very brutally. He was later punished by Snape for doing this. He was also called to regular meetings with Dumbledore where he taught him about Voldemort’s past and his Horcuxes. He told Harry that it was important if he was to tackle the events in his future life.


This book also reveals shocking truth about Snape. When Harry and Dumbledore reach the Astronomy tower after the search of one the Horcuxes of Voldemort, Draco arrives to fulfill Voldemort’s order of killing Dumbledore. However, Draco fails to carry out the orders. Consequently, Snape arrives at the scene and kills Dumbledore. When Harry follows them out of the tower, he tries to attack Snape, but the master was better than his student. There Snape disclosed that he was the Half Blood Prince, son of Muggle father and Pure-Blood mother.

A main character of the movie is Lord Voldemort. He was a dark wizard, who once studied in Hogwarts. His real name was Tom Marvolo Riddle. He was a descendant of Salazar Slytherin, one of the four founders of Hogwarts. He attacked Harry’s parents in their house. However when he attacks Harry, he somehow loses all his powers and the baby Harry remains alive with a scar on his forehead. He now lived in a non-existent form trying to regain his physical form and powers.

In the movies, Voldemort appears in three forms. One is the child Tom Riddle, played by Hero Fiennes-Tiffin. The teenage Tom Riddle is played by Christian Coulson and the scary appearance, which Voldemort currently takes, is played by Ralph Fiennes.

In this part, he has been planning most of the attacks and evil schemes assigned to his followers. For example, he planned Dumbledore’s assassination and gave Draco Malfoy the task. He, however also carried out some murders himself. He killed Amelia Bones of the Magical Law Enforcing Department and a member of the Order of the Phoenix, Emmeline Vance.

Although most of the story is engulfed by scenes of war and death, it reveals one of the most confusing and thought provoking mysteries of the Harry Potter series. Therefore, in a way, it delivers the promise that the viewer will not be bored and would also depress him due to some of the sad scenes in it.

The New Harry Potter Film is showing at your local cinema from 15th July 2009.

Charmed Knits: Projects for Fans of Harry Potter and Warm Woolies Knit for Charity – Join the Online Knit-Along

Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) May 23, 2007

Have you heard about the latest craze to hit the Harry Potter crowd? Fans of the popular series have been knitting their way into Harry’s world. It turns out that one of America’s favorite pastimes has found its spot next to another pop culture phenomenon–the wildly popular Harry Potter series.

Knitters of all ages are showing their enthusiasm for their favorite character, book, or movie by knitting and frequenting online knit-alongs that attract hundreds of like-minded Harry Potter and knitting enthusiasts. In response to this interest, popular online knitting blogger Alison Hansel has created Charmed Knits (Wiley, $ 14.99, April 2007), a book featuring 30 knitting patterns inspired by the Harry Potter series. Knitters at all skill levels can now make their very own cloaks, initial sweaters, wizarding gear, and more by following simple step-by-step techniques and color photos.

As an added bonus, knitters and Harry Potter enthusiasts have the opportunity to use their powers for good. Charmed Knits author Alison Hansel and Wiley have partnered to create an online knit-along to benefit the Warm Woolies charity. Warm Woolies is a nonprofit organization whose volunteers knit clothing for poverty-stricken children who would otherwise suffer from cold. Their mission is to provide the very neediest children with wool sweaters, vests, mittens, hats, and slippers.

Using the “House Hats” pattern, knitters and fans can donate as many hats as they please. The knit-along will continue through August 31st, and the hats will be distributed to needy children all over the world this Fall. For more information, visit or

While various Potter-inspired patterns are available online and in print, Charmed Knits is the first collection to include patterns that fill every fan’s cravings. Whether it’s knitting Errol the owl, a scarf in House Colors, or an “Invisibility Cloak,” both Potter fans and knitters will never be bored conjuring up pieces to help them feel at home in the magical world of Harry Potter. With patterns that run from children to adult, difficulty levels ranging from easy to complex, and colors from Gryffindor to Slytherin– there is something for everyone.

Thanks to Charmed Knits, fans can now recreate the magic of Harry Potter to share with loved ones or those in need of a little warmth. Both knitters and fans have a chance to craft their own bit of magic, with a book inspired by one of the most beloved series’ of our time.

This book is unofficial and unauthorized. It is not approved, licensed or endorsed by JK Rowling, her publishers, or licensors.


By Alison Hansel

ISBN: 978-0-470-06731-4; $ 14.99; 166 pages

April 2007

About the Author

Alison Hansel (Boston, MA) is a popular online knitting blogger (The Blue Blog at An avid Harry Potter fan, she’s designed Potter-inspired patterns and hosted several popular Weasley knit-alongs. She has published patterns in the popular online knitting magazines MagKnits and Jean Lampe (Bend, OR), Technical Editor, is a freelance author, teacher, designer, and spinner. She writes a regular column for Cast On, the official magazine of the Knitting Guild of America.

About Wiley

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Our core businesses include scientific, technical, and medical journals; encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley’s global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company’s Web site is Wiley is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.


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