HARRY POTTER’s Grimmauld Place comes with a hefty price tag

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That’s pretty expensive, even for the Noble House of Black.

Props to Megan Radich and Movoto for creating this gorgeous infographic!

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Shopping list created for Harry Potter fans

Buzzfeed, a news site with an entire section devoted to Harry Potter, has posted an article with “16 Items That Every Harry Potter Fanatic Must Own,” including the items below.

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Check out these products and more (and where you can get them) on the site!

 

 

Hogwarts estimated to cost $204 million

Thinking about buying some magical real estate? Unless you’ve got a bank account the size of Gringotts, Hogwarts may not be the right choice.

Real-estate blogger David Cross says investors hoping to get their hands on a real-life Hogwarts would have to cough up a staggering $204,102,000.

He came to the eye-watering conclusion after taking into account its price per square foot and the size of the supposedly isolated British building.

Die-hard Harry Potter fans, with their insane in-depth knowledge of the seven fantasy novels, were drafted in to help him figure out how big its class and bedrooms were.

The amount of sunlight caught on camera in the films, the distance Harry traveled on the Hogwarts Express from London and a scale model of the venue were also all analyzed.

Cross, who writes novelty real estate evaluations for Movodo.com (he also calculated that a one-bedroom on Sesame St. would run $1,525 a month), said his work was “cut out for him” as he tried to reach a value for the mythical Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

But those with a spare $200 million rattling around should be warned: the price is only fixed for the school building.

Notable landmarks on the property — including the hallowed Quidditch field and Hagrid’s shack — are not included.

A scale model of Hogwarts Castle at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London was used to make the brick-and-mortar calculations on the structure’s value.Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/hogwarts-worth-answer-204-million-article-1.1307550#ixzz2PnytSCnx

A scale model of Hogwarts Castle at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London was used to make the brick-and-mortar calculations on the structure’s value.

Source: Daily News

Kibuishi unveils 15th anniversary Harry Potter cover art

If you haven’t seen the new Harry Potter cover art, here it is.

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The Mary Sue reported on the information regarding the new cover and the artist.

Kazu Kibuishi‘s lovely illustrations aren’t going to be replacing Mary GrandPré‘s iconic dust jackets on the US hardcover editions of theHarry Potter books. They’re going on the 15th anniversary paperbacks, which will begin their release with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone this fall.

Said Kibuishi of the opportunity to illustrate Harry Potter:

When I was asked to submit samples, I initially hesitated because I didn’t want to see [Mary GrandPré’s art] reinterpreted!  However, I felt that if I were to handle the project, I could bring something to it that many other designers and illustrators probably couldn’t, and that was that I was also a writer of my own series of middle grade fiction. As an author myself, I tried to answer the question, ‘If I were the author of the books – and they were like my own children – how would I want them to be seen years from now?’ When illustrating the covers, I tried to think of classic perennial paperback editions of famous novels and how those illustrations tend to feel.  In a way, the project became a tribute to both Harry Potter and the literary classics.

If you like the art, you’ll have to wait until September to pick up any books with it.

Who else (besides me- I love the new art) is planning on getting new copies?

The Cost Of Being The Ultimate Harry Potter Fan!

The Cost Of Being The Ultimate Harry Potter Fan!

This sure does cost a lot! ;o Though I think I’d be willing to pay it! 😀

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Warner Bros studio tour allows guests to immerse themselves in the Dark Arts

Ever felt a deep desire to become a Death Eater? Or maybe you just want to learn what it’s like to bring them to life on the big screen? Then WB Studios Tour’s Dark Arts Week is for you!

Lord Voldemort’s loyal henchmen the Death Eaters descended on Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter – yesterday in preparation for Darks Arts Week. 

For the first time secrets behind the Dark Arts will be revealed to all visitors attending the Studio Tour this half-term holiday. 

For one week only visitors will learn how the Dark Arts were brought to life in the films, discover how the costumes were developed for the most infamous characters, learn about the make-up techniques used to help the actors get into character and come face-to-face with Death Eaters.

Other special features include a ‘lesson’ in the Potions classroom where the real contents of the potion jars will be explained. 

Over 500 of the original jars are displayed all with handwritten labels. Some of the few remaining Prophecy orbs will be on show at the Malfoy Manor fireplace with revelations about their use during filming in the Hall of Prophecy.

Personally, I’d be most excited to find out what was really in the potion jars… How about you? 

Source: Film News

 

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Fan draws Hogwarts textbook covers

Many Potterheads wish they could own their own copies of the Hogwarts text books mentioned in the Harry Potter series. With these fan-drawn covers, shared by The Mary Sue, you’re one step closer.

I assume, as good students, you’ve already got your text books for the new year, right? After all, there haven’t been any switch ups in how many OWLs you have to get to take advanced potions this time. You should have prepared beforehand.

If I have one complaint about Allysah’s gorgeous designs for Hogwarts textbooks, its that they all look way too cool. Where’s the bad photoshop, the staged photos of a multicultural array of students looking suspiciously happy to be learning, the weird pictures of animals? That seal, though. Of course every book used by the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and wizardry would want to show off on the cover. Much better than a Newberry Medal.

 

 

 

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