Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & YA Books: Harry Potter Studio Tour

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Last week I was lucky enough to visit Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios in London and it was a highlight of my time in this fine city. I thought I'd share some pics with you. If you're a fan of the Potter movies (or a fan of movies in general) you need to start saving for the plane (or bus) ticket.

I am going to model my new study on Dumbledore's Office. ;-)
The Great Hall.
Number 4 Privet Drive
I have always been particularly fascinated by film Art Departments and, for me, this was where the tour really came alive.

Harry Potter Creature Shop
Diagon Alley blueprints
Diagon Alley set

There were detailed models of each of the key sets from the films...

The Burrow

And, on digital screens, you could witness the development of one of the sets from initial sketch...

The Shrieking Shack digital illustration...

...through to the final set as used in the movie.

Hogwarts model
The tour finished up with a spectacular 360-degree circumnavigation of the enormous Hogwarts model used for exterior shots of the castle in the first (I think) six movies.

Seriously, if you have to choose between visiting Buckingham Palace and Harry Potter Studios Tour, I don't mean to be disrespectful to the Queen, but...

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