The model used in all the Harry Potter films for Hogswart has been unveiled. The enormous castle will go on display at the end of March as part of Making of Harry Potter tour at Leavesdon Studio in London. It’s 50 feet across and no detail is left unattended. There a miniature owls and more than 2,000 fiber optic lights to simulate torches. If you add up all the hours it took the 86 artists and crew members to build it, the model took 74 years to construct. Wow.
Though the castle will certainly be the superstar of the tour, it won’t be the only display to ooh and ahh over:
The three-hour tour will also take Harry Potter fans inside the Great Hall and Dumbledore’s office. Visitors will also be able to step onto cobbles of Diagon Alley, walking past the the shop fronts of Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium.
Iconic props from the films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000 broomstick and Hagrid’s motorcycle will be on display alongside life-sized models of some of the creatures from the films.
Other film sets included in the tour include the Gryffindor common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut, Potion’s classroom and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic.
Who wants to buy me a plane ticket to London?
Check out additional images and a time lapse video of Hogwarts being built after the break.