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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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.
Source: Daily News
This Lego Hogwarts sculpture might not look too big, but it was created with over 4,000 Legos in the duration of a whole year!
Alice Finch has created one of the most impressive pieces of Lego architecture to date: a 400,000-brick version of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School. So large that it can fit Daniel Radcliffe inside.
It took an entire year to build, which gives you an idea of the complexity of this project. It’s not only the impressive exteriors, which capture the architecture of the original with stunning detail, but the interiors, which contain many of the key scenarios in the film. [Leg Godt]
If you haven’t seen the new Harry Potter cover art, here it is.
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?
These are all of the basic spells used in the Harry Potter books!
Thanks to foxinthepine from slowrobot.com for this!
Happy early Valentine’s Day Potterheads! More Harry Potter love to come!
This sure does cost a lot! ;o Though I think I’d be willing to pay it!
For “the bravest man I ever knew.” (Harry Potter)
Happy Birthday, Snape!!!
It’s time to commemorate Severus’ birth! I couldn’t resist.
These adorable yet creepy little Harry Potter drawings were done by Skottie Young.
Source: Geek Tyrant