Hogwarts Castle revealed to public for first time

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As fans of Harry Potter, we already can’t wait for the opening of Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.

And now they’ve revealed that you’ll be able to see a hand-sculpted model of Hogwarts Castle that was built for the first film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!

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It took 86 artists and crew members to  build the first version which was then rebuilt and altered many times over for the next seven films.

The work was so extensive that if one was to add all the man hours that have gone into building and reworking the model, it would come to over 74 years!

The castle sits at nearly 50 feet in diameter, has over 2,500 fibre optic lights that simulate lanterns and torches and even gave the illusion of students passing through hallways in the films.

An amazing amount of detail went into the making of the model: all the doors are hinged, real plants are used for landscaping and miniature birds are housed in the Owlery.

Definitely worth checking out!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will open its doors for the very first time to visitors from 31st March 2012 with tickets now on sale.

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