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Amazing photos and time-lapse video: 1:24 Hogwarts model at the HP Studio Tour

The opening of the WB Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter at Leavesden Studios is now less than a month away. Those with tickets to the tour will be extremely excited to see these new pictures and video released by Warner Brothers today, which show the beautiful scale model of Hogwarts used throughout the whole Harry Potter series, and visitors to the attraction will be able view this with their own eyes.

Even if you are not fortunate enough to be able to make it the Tour, we’re sure you’ll love these pictures no less.

As we’ve heard before, Leavesden Studios has had a big refurbishment which meant the sets had to be dismantled into smaller chunks, put into storage, and then put back together again ready for the tour. The time-lapse video below shows them putting the pieces of Hogwarts back together:

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New pictures reveal more sets/props to be included in the HP Studio Tour, including the Knight Bus

Some great new pictures have hit the web today that give further clues as to what will be included in the WB Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter, the amazing new attraction opening at the end of March at Leavesden Studios, where all the Harry Potter films were made. The photos show parts of Privet Drive, what looks like the Potters’ house in Godric’s Hollow, part of the Hogwarts bridge and the Knight Bus. Here is a statement from Warner Bros. via Magical-Menagerie:

The iconic, triple decker Knight Bus today rolls into Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, which opens 31st March 2012. Taking its place among the many authentic sets, props and costumes from the eight Harry Potter films, the Knight Bus debuted in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ and was one of the most complicated pieces to create in the production.

John Richardson, Special Effects Supervisor, said: ”The Knight Bus was not a CGI Creation as many people thought but in fact a real-life working bus. It was constructed by cutting up two iconic Routemaster buses, reworking the structure and bolting it all back together to provide one bus with three decks. One interesting challenge that arose during the shooting of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was that we could not drive the vehicle across London due to the number of low bridges in and around the capital.  This meant that we had to transport the bus in two pieces between locations and put it back together as required for filming.”

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Newly released Harry Potter concept art shows plans for Nagini’s death, Rita Skeeter scene and more

A brilliant new batch of concept art for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie has surfaced online in the last few days. In the images below you can see artists’ impressions for the killing of Nagini scene with the horcrux explosion, some sketches for a book signing scene with Rita Skeeter that obviously didn’t make the final cut, designs for the contraption that fits Moody’s magical eye to Umbridge’s office door, and several life-like models of some revolting looking giants. Thanks to Hypable and for these pictures.

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