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The Wizarding World just got a little more DIY.
If you’ve ever been disappointed that you can’t find a Monopoly set in your very particular shade of Pottermore nerd, ease your worrying mind, because with a little elbow grease you can finally know the joy that erupts when magic and capitalism share the same game board. A recent post on Instructables from user kroedel will walk you through how to make an astonishingly professional-looking Harry Potter-themed Monopoly board.
The Etsy shop takes books and newspapers from the wizarding world, and shrinks them down to 1/12th of their original size, perfect for “Harry Potter” collectors with limited space.
If those Marvel Tsum Tsum toys can score their own comic, you’d think these equally adorable — and undoubtedly far more delicious — superhero rice balls could do the same.
They’re the creation of Thai food artist Nawaporn Pax Piewpun, aka Peaceloving Pax, who devotes her Instagram feed and Facebook page to “cute foodies” — whimsical rice balls, delightful dumplings and silly dumplings made to resemble characters ranging from Captain America and Superman to Harry Potter and Pikachu.
Sorry, Muggles, you missed your chance to own a piece of Harry Potter history.
The chair author J.K. Rowling sat in while writing the first two novels in the bestselling series sold at auction today for a staggering $394,000. For comparison, the last time it was on the block, in 2009, it fetched a little more than $29,000.
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is a genius at coming up with new languages, foreign lands, and unusual names. Her ability to create compelling fantasy stories is aided by the fact that she accounts for every detail. The same could be said for the system of currency she developed for the world of “Harry Potter.”
While chibi versions of Harry Potter characters have been around nearly as long as the novels themselves, the illustrations have never been official — until now. Needless to say, they’re adorable.
Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling have given their blessing to a line of anime-style Harry Potter merchandise, available exclusively in Japan (although we imagine enterprising fans in other countries will discover a way to conjure the products). It debuted with a pack of 12 cards/files, featuring such characters as Harry, Hermione, Ron, Draco and even Hedwig.
Even as fans gear up for the release of the movie prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Funko has unleashed another wave of Harry Potter Pop! vinyl figures.
Arriving in March, the new series features Harry Potter in his Triwizard Tournament uniform, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger in their Yule Ball garb, Dobby the house-elf with a freeing sock, Sirius Black, Luna Lovegood, Draco Malfoy, a Dementor and Albus Dumbledore.
Designer Olly Moss, well known for his striking movie posters and his occasional work for DC Comics, has created new covers for the worldwide digital release of the Harry Potter books, and they’re of course amazing.
U.K. company Rawlins Paints & Coatings has released “An Illustrated Guide to Iconic Fictional Locations,” showcasing memorable settings ranging from Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and Stark Tower to the Simpsons’ home and Walt and Jesse’s RV from Breaking Bad.
As a tribute to author J.K. Rowling, and the magical world of Harry Potter, the stop-motion animators at unPOP built a replica of Hogwarts using pages from The Prisoner of Azkaban.
They worked for more than a month on this charming short film, in which a boy sets aside the novel at bedtime, only for the spires of Hogwarts to rise (as if by magic!) from within, leaving enough paper to create an owl. Presumably Hedwig.
Accio new images from the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition.”
Entertainment Weekly conjured up four new pages from the upcoming illustrated edition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” which arrives in stores October 6. The images features a look at the hooped goals of the quidditch field, Albus Dumbledore and more.
Like something out of a particularly geeky dream, Wayne Manor played host over the weekend to a quidditch tournament.
It wasn’t just any quidditch tournament, however: It was the second British Quidditch Cup, played at Wollaton Hall and Park in Nottingham, the centuries-old country house that doubled as Bruce Wayne’s home in The Dark Knight Rises. (Perhaps not so coincidentally, Wollaton Hall is located just five miles north of Gotham.)
If you’ve never really gotten into soccer, it’s may be due to the sports disappointing lack of optic blasts, lightsabers and magic spells. Luckily for you, this video “Super Hero Soccer” remedies all of that.
Produced by Four32Productions and Dark Pixel, the short brings together a disparate group of heroes — from Superman and Wonder Woman to Neo and Desmond Miles to Spider-Man and Hermione Granger — for a no-holds, and no-powers, barred soccer match. It’s unclear who wins, or if they were even keeping score, as the game is called because of … well, you’ll see.
Prepare your jealousy: For the first time ever, Warner Bros. Studios allowed a reporter and camera crew inside its super-secret warehouse on the outskirts of London.
CNN’s Max Foster got to explore an archive with more than 10,000 props and 3,000 costumes from the studio’s various franchises and big-budget blockbusters, including Batman, Harry Potter, Gravity and Edge of Tomorrow. After trying on a mech suit from Edge of Tomorrow and sitting in Sandra Bullock’s space shuttle from Gravity, Foster even went inside The Dark Knight Trilogy’s fully functional Tumbler.
Although there will probably never be sanctioned comic adaptations of the Harry Potter series, beginning this fall fans will get the next best thing: fully illustrated editions of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling fantasy novels.
Today Scholastic and Bloomsbury UK debuted four illustrations by Jim Kay (A Monster Calls) from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Rubeus Hagrid, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy and Ron Weasley. The new hardcover will be published globally on Oct. 6.