Friday, 12 October 2012

Our Harry Potter Studio Tour

Like all you Harry Potter fans, we were excited to see that they were opening a studio tour in London, we promptly booked tickets to go.  We were not dissapointed.  The details from the exhibits were amazing. I didn't think you'd need such good details for the films. I am probably still basing my thinking on how badly the models for Star Wars were made. But that was the 80's right and they were good for then.
I have made a few layouts from the visit. I am grouping all my Harry Potter Studio tour layouts here. Sorry if you have seen these layouts as some might have appeared in other blog posts separately.

I was so excited to see large posters of film scenes on the walls outside, I just had to snap the guys from the back. I drew and cut out some owls, broomstick, hat etc for my own magic scene.
The flying car was one of the first thing we saw when we got inside.  I shot maybe 10 photos of it but as it was dark and there were a lot of people around to spoil the shots, I didn't get a very good photo.  I was delighted to find another, outside, in the backlot. I let the boys drive.

In the wand room, all the wands are indivually boxed, labelled and neatly stacked up. Each one "belongs" to a cast from the films. One of the visitor at the time was a crew member and she very kindly pointed out her wand from the thousands in there.
Did you get a chance to taste butterbeer ?  I thought it tasted just like rootbeer...we used to have a lot of this from A&W when I was growing up.  Diagon Alley was perfect in every detail...especially the book shop...I could spend many hours browsing in there if it was a real book store. I still have a few Harry Potter layouts planned that I will continue to add to this post.


Sian said...

I'm very envious of your tour! It's definitely on our list of things to do some day. I want to see the car becasue we actually had one just like it when I was little

..and of course your pages are beautiful - they give such a sens of excitement and it all unfolding in front of you

Lisa-Jane said...

I'd love to do this tour! I've had the pleasure of seeing the car as it often resides in Beaulieu where DH works.

Mel said...

Love all the cute paper piecing and other details!

Scrappi Sandi said...

These are all stunning!...& I too would love to visit the studio tour...might just check it out now!! :D

alexa said...

I love that second page in particular, Ifa - such colour and vibrancy! That sounds like a great experience: I'd love to see Diagon Alley. It always looked so Dickensian!

Ali said...

Gorgeous layouts Ifa, love the titles and all the details.....especially the paper planes :0) p.s. you might be right when thinking out loud ;)

Becky said...

Great layouts and it has really made me want to go on the tour too!