DIY Hogwarts Castle

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Introduction: DIY Hogwarts Castle

Where did I get inspiration?

I inspired by the lego Hogwarts castle(video) and I felt the lego only can make the artwork once and every artwork would be the same color. So I decided to find other materials so people can custom their artworks themselves and everyone can enjoy it for free. Then I just found my Yu-Gi-Oh cards(Yu-Gi-Oh is just animation like pokemon). The cards are thin but strong and I decided to use those cards. If you use the cards, it has an advantage that you can enjoy more challenges than lego and you can custom your work whatever you want.

Materials

Any cards(I used Yugioh Korean cards but you can use any cards), tape, hot glue, toothpick

Step 1: Build the Main Tower

1, connect two cards 3 sets

2, roll each set and fix it with the tape

3, stick three pieces together

Step 2: Build the Building in Front of the Main Tower

1, use 4 cards to make a 9.5 x 15 cm size cards (2 sets so a total of 8 cards)

2, use two cards to make a 9.5 x 6 cm size card (2sets so a total of 4 cards)

3, then stick 9.5cm side of 2 with 9.5 sides of 1 to make a box shape

Step 3: Finish the Building From Step 2

1, cut the piece of card like the picture on the right side then attach that piece in front of the box shape that we made in the previous step

2, make a small short building and attach the right side

3, build a short fence by using cards and toothpicks in front of that box shape. 4, cover the building by roof

Step 4: Build Small House and Short Tower Side of the Main Building

1, build a small house and roof by using one whole card as one side of the house.

2, then make a short tower-like what we did in the second step of the previous side

3, put the lantern looks like a miniature of a short tower right top side of that tower.

Step 5: Build Dormitory Opposite Side of Main Tower -1

1, maks another box shape with the roof like the picture by using two cars for each side

2, make a roof by attach each card to the middle of the side and fold them in one point

3, cut a card by triangle shape and attach to the middle

Step 6: Build Dormitory Opposite Side of Main Tower -2

1, build the front towers(2sets)

How to make the front tower

1-1, connect two cards and roll it

1-2, put another card around the top of 1-1

1-3, make a roof

1-4, put them together

Step 7: Build Dormitory Opposite Side of Main Tower -3

1, make another type of tower (thinner and higher then front towers 2 sets)

2, connect all parts by using hot glue

3, create the entrance and put 2 toothpicks on each side of the entrance

Step 8: Last Step

1, connect all the main tower and building by using hot glue like a picture

2, decorate with your style

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    12 Comments

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    Anatole14
    Anatole14

    12 months ago

    Nice job! I like the way you use cards instead of cardboard or paper as it is resistant and foldable. Even though it looks your project was long to make, I still think that all your steps were acurate and easy to follow.

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    yyoobin21
    yyoobin21

    1 year ago

    Your project is very creative and visually appealing! I like the fact that you just used cards to build the castle instead of other specialized materials. Great Work!

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    lnakyeong22
    lnakyeong22

    1 year ago

    Hi, I really like the look of your project and how you include detailed dimensions of the cards. The instructions were easy to follow and the final result of your project is really amazing!

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    Eris_K
    Eris_K

    1 year ago on Step 8

    I like your project because you clearly showed the process and you gave lots of details how to make it.

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    conan20619
    conan20619

    1 year ago

    I like this project because you provided measurements and lots of pictures I really love it

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    Rick_Sanchez_123
    Rick_Sanchez_123

    1 year ago

    initially I thought it was like a set where you just put it together and I was not that impressed but when I saw that you used like just cards rot do it I was surprised. it looks really good.

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    tleah21
    tleah21

    1 year ago on Step 8

    Hi Jio,
    I enjoyed the process of your project by looking at your clear instructions. I think the project is creative and you made this really well. Good job. Moreover, the detailed explanation on the length, width, and height of the card makes the readers follow your instruction easily.

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    kyeonwoo22
    kyeonwoo22

    1 year ago

    I enjoy watching not only the result but also the procedure because the result looks like it is complicated but the process looked simple and easy to follow. Thank you for sharing!

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    cjueun24
    cjueun24

    1 year ago

    Cool! I can see how hard you worked on your project! I liked the way you used different kinds of materials such as cards to design something new.

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    rdiya22
    rdiya22

    1 year ago

    Hey Jio!
    I really liked how detailed your instructions were from the dimensions of the cards to how to connect the cards together to make a figure. It's amazing how you made the project only using one material, cards and still made the Hogwarts castle look so detailed. The project itself looks clean, well constructed and overall great! Good job :)

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    smoe23
    smoe23

    1 year ago

    Hi, Jio!
    I liked your detailed information about the sizes and your introduction. Your project looks inspirational and it attracts the viewer's eyes. Also, the project itself is really interesting, because I've never seen the project which creat the castle with cards. Great work !!!

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    seamster
    seamster

    1 year ago

    Very nicely done! : )