#4 Harry Potter Studio Tour - Graphics

This post centres on the graphical products found at the end of the first half of the tour and some of the technical drawings and scale models that form the process of designing and building the sets!

Here are the links to my other posts on the Studio Tour:

#4 Harry Potter Studio Tour - Graphics (This post!)


The first half of the tour ends with my absolute favourite part of the whole experience; a graphics cabinet! Full of editions of the wacky and wonderful paper products designed and written especially for the films; I think I could stand in front of it for hours and not get bored. I mean you can actually read articles from the Daily Prophet, The Quibbler, letters from Lily Potter to Sirius, see Hogwarts Express tickets and of course those coveted Hogwarts acceptance letters! So much detail that you would never ever have seen on the screen .... that for me is what the studio tour is all about!
Harry Potter Studio Tour Graphics

Harry Potter Studio Tour
Ministry identity card, letter from Umbridge,
Daily Prophet.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
The Deathly Hallows.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
O.W.L.s revision guide!

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Harry's Hogwarts acceptance letter(s)!
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Ministry documents and memos.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Yule Ball invitation.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Editions of the Quibbler.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Weasley's Wizard Wheezes stock.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Weasley's Decoy Detonator.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Weasley Stock.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Love Potions!
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Nose Biting Tea Cup!
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Weasley stock.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Skiving Snackbox!
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Flying car!
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Map of the Quidditch World Cup site &
Wizard currency.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Spectrespecs!
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Wizarding text books.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
1000 Magical Herbs & Fungi, The Tales of the Beedle and
The Bard, Advanced Rune Translation, Most Potent Potions.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Cheery Owls Cereal, Cauldron Cakes, Exploding Bon Bons,
Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry's Hogwarts acceptance letter.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Ron's Howler!
Harry Potter Studio Tour
A letter from Lily to Sirius regarding his gift
 of a toy broom to Harry ...
'he's got the look of a seeker'
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Dumbledore's will.
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The Marauders Map.
In the second half of the tour there is a room devoted to technical drawings of the set; having studied graphic design in the past this was a room I found particularly fascinating and I have to say, I would love to be able to buy some of this to adorn the walls of my own home.

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Any idea what this is?
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Dumbledore's Lectern.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
The Quidditch Pitch.
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Statue.
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Hogwarts site plan.
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The Burrow.
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Part of Hogwarts?
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Part of Hogwarts?
This is followed by a corridor of artists impressions of certain scenes (again I would love these on my wall) and a cabinet containing scale models of some of the most iconic set pieces (sadly these were more difficult to photograph). It's staggering to think the amount of time, effort and manual labour that went into making the films ... it must have been incredible to be a part of.

Harry Potter Studio Tour
Quidditch Pitch.
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I can't work out what this is of ... anyone?
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Harry & a Dementor.
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Hogsmeade Station.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
The Burrow.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
The Great Hall.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
The Great Hall.
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Hogwarts courtyard & Bridge.
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Battle of Hogwarts.

My next post in the studio tour series moves outdoors, taking a look at the backlot that houses some of the bigger props and sets from the films!

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