I See Sea Shells on Shell Cottage (Updated)


Apr 28, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

As a follow now to the first photos TLC first brought you several days ago of Shell Cottage currently under construction for use in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, two new photos are now online. The public group for the Pembroke area of Wales on Flickr now has two new photos of the ongoing work, including one of a nearly completed roof of the cottage, made entirely of sea shells, here. UPDATE: Thanks to Chris and Pete for mailing in some wonderful new photos, taken yesterday at the location in Wales, which you can see here in our galleries.

Reminder: Location filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will take place on Freshwater Beach in Pembrokeshire National Park area of Wales May 11 through the 15th. TLC hopes to have a crew there to cover all the filming, however if you are in the area, please send in your reports, photos, and videos to [email protected]

Thanks much to Flickr group Pembrokeshire and user tomix!

89 Responses to I See Sea Shells on Shell Cottage (Updated)

Avatar ImageSarabi says: Hah! That looks so neat :) exactly how I had it picture in my head. I think they did a great job!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: I like the roof :) Very nice.Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: wow that looks so cool. ooo they are filming soon. hope we get some good pics of the filming. it will be a good week for news that week , hopefully!!Avatar ImageSarabi says: Hah! That looks so neat :) exactly how I had it picture in my head. I think they did a great job!Avatar ImageHarryLight says: How cool is this! That whole scene will be just fabulous with the juxtaposition of the tragedy set against such a beautiful setting. I'm crying already :(Avatar Imagemiss molly says: I LOVE IT!!! The roof is so cool.Avatar ImageMatea says: haha..it looks funny... but so sweet. like from fairytale : ) totally wicked!Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: I always pictured it as just one big shell. but bravo to the set crew that has to put on all those shells individually. yikes!Avatar ImageDanielaNC says: Looks like they're getting really into details for DH. Good for WB.Avatar ImageStarlysh says: That's pretty adorable. I would live there. I wonder what they will do with it when they're all done.Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: omg this is gret :DAvatar Imagemaimiaa says: whoaa that's so awesome!Avatar ImageHROAR Mudblood Proud says: Whoa- now there's a Shell Cottage. Avatar Imageraven_puff says: That is so amazing! It's odd to think that they are putting so much effort into a movie set that will only be used a few times.Avatar ImageHPTwilightGirl says: Hey, that looks cool! Making the roof out of shells is a great idea! It'll be great in DH.Avatar ImageErinM says: Cool ;)Avatar ImageJohnB says: You got to admit, them thar Wizards know how to live. I could see myself quite happy there with a pretty little lass>:)Avatar ImagePigmyPuffPie says: That's exactly how I pictured it! Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is just wonderful that they have put so much effort into creating a fantastic and unique "Shell" Cottage! I must commend the design crew for the ingenuity.Avatar ImageeiVega says: Wow! So cool! This is GREAT to see!Avatar Imageliv-wa says: That's so fantastic looking. I'm so happy they are putting this much effort into little details that, with most projects, would have been forgotten. Avatar Imageblind_pilot says: Wow, this is super exciting, and I'm sure it will be beautiful. :)Avatar ImageAubNoelle says: Sooo awesome! Will it be up for sale when they are finished filming? How awesome would it be to live there?! Bah, so cuteAvatar Imagefloridianhp says: i like the roof.i understand y the call it SHELL cottage now. just understood!Avatar ImageScottMan says: Hah, it's funny, but I never imagined it to have any shells at all! But it's great to know they're actually building it, when they could do it all in CG. We still don't know if it's going to be Bill and Fleur, do we?Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Shell Cottage looks amazing!Avatar Imagefirekeeper says: That is cool making the roof out of shells.Avatar Imagestarlesswinter says: That actually looks pretty neat, but I would like to say that many production crews DO put the time and effort into sets that really won't be seen. The LOTR crew is probably the king of that, so it's not as if the HP crew is doing something totally unique here. It's good, however, that they're putting the details in.Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Interesting concept! I love the design and the windows! :)Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: I'm glad that they're working so hard on DH. We want a big BANG for the end of our movies :]. The roof isn't EXACTLY how I imagined it but I'm happy with it. I picture shells woven with vines onto a dark wooden roof. But, I like this one too! Avatar Imagemuzic823 says: That's an interesting idea for the roof, but I like the end effect :)Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: That's totally cool! :)Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: that;s great!Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: great place for Shell cottage! Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: but Shell cottage isn't in Wales is it?Avatar ImageJersey says: The cottage looks greatAvatar Imagephoenixphire24 says: What neat windows! I really like the roof. Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Show what little imagination I have I always just pictured it as a cottage on a bluff by the sea... sigh, that's why I don't write books...Avatar ImageRemus_Rocks says: Thats very cool. I'm so glad they are putting so much detail into it. Has anyone heard if the same girl that played Fleur has been recast???Avatar Imagehermionegirl7 says: Wow, that is pretty awesome. Not exactly how I pictured it, but it's really great. I love the roof and windows!Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: Wow, that looks so cool. Avatar Imageraisaers says: that's insane. and so beautiful. :)Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: for some reason I pictired it...white-er & smaller...anyone else??Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: that's super cool. I am really excited!Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: Is it made of shells in the book? I can't remember... I for some reason pictured it as that ashed out blue colour that you see on wooden beach house... but it looks brilliant!! I imagined it not as wide and taller...but oh well looks brilliantAvatar Imageavrenim says: exactly how i pictured it, only smaller. can't wait to see the finished product!Avatar Imageerinvandzura says: Wow! It looks Great!Avatar Imageiconshero says: That looks soooo cool!Avatar Imageugurbocegi says: It looks beautiful. I like that. :-)Avatar Imagemaddison says: Whoo hoo awesome im so excited for the deathly Hallows ! Shell Cottage is one of my favourite scenes thats great !Avatar ImageSpook says: Looks fantastic!!! Brilliant. Just like in the book. Really looking forward to it.Avatar Imagesalame says: It's pretty. I wish i could live there...Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: It looks Great! Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Well, I'm sorry to disagree with the majority but I think this building looks like something out of Disney World, impossibly twee. This monstrosity features in one of the saddest moments in DH in the middle of a war. I find the whole concept vulgar and inappropriate, and very out of keeping with the rest of the architectural concepts in the film series. Avatar ImageHPfan13 says: Its not how I pictured it, but it looks really cool. They have done w wonderfl job with all the scenes in all the moives, and is one is just as great.Avatar Imageluna.quibbler says: haha that is so cool!!! Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: That's great! That level of detail makes me feel really excited about what they're going to do with DH!!! Avatar Imageginnyrose says: whoot they start on my bithday 11 may hoping i can get down there to see what going on that would be a fab bithday present Avatar Imageannheim says: Not exactly how I imagined it but it is still goodAvatar Imagekbicprez says: I LOVE it! I'm really impressed with the set design for these films. I think Shell Cottage will look fantastic on screen, just like the ministry and Umbridge's office in OOTP. What great work!Avatar Imagehpftw says: Not how I imagined it, but hey I'm not complaining because is looks FANTASTIC! Great job crew!Avatar ImageAugury Feather says: I pictured it more like a tuscan style cottage, red roof white walls. But I like this better. :) :)Avatar ImageSmitch says: Wow! :) The shape of it is amazing, and the diamond-shaped windows are a great touch! Avatar ImageERockHP7 says: Great I couldn't imkagine Shell Cottage untill now that is awesome. I wonder how they do itAvatar ImageThe Shadow Lord says: It is totally awesome! did they actually get real shells and make the roof with it?Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: The link isn't working for me so I will try again later. Avatar Imageccking says: woow ... they weren't kidding about complete accuracy = )Avatar Imagespunky_munky11 says: i couldnt see the pic, but i am really looking forward to seeing shell cottage etc. squeeAvatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Gah! I can't see the picture! I hope it'll work some time late. The link I mean.Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: That is pretty cool. I can't believe how much has been shot already. It's pretty cool.Avatar ImageMushMania says: wow THAT LOOKS SO COOL!Avatar ImageDragomir Despard says: I wonder if Shell cottage will be in the first Deathly Hollows movie. Maybe instead of Tonk's Parents house. Or maybe the wedding is there since it looks like the burrow is going to get destroyed in HBP.Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: really quirky as always! love it!Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: very nice!Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I really like that roof!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: I am confused. I thought they were writing out Bill and Fleur altogether? I was angry when I found this out because there are major plot points in Deathly Hallows that take place at Bill's house. Now they are making the cottage. Does anyone know what the heck is going on? Are they going to rush through that story line with a truncated scene in the beginning of #7? Thanks for any help on this.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Had to restart the computer and now the link works Squee! The cottage looks awesome!Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: can't waitAvatar ImageNomey. says: D: i really do not like it. its not how i imagined it to be at all. i imagined the walls of the house to be made of pebbles and shells and look all crooked, rounded and low ceilinged. not just a house with shells intead of roof tiles. i suppose it's just the roof that bothers me. ah well. i'm sure it will grow on me eventually.Avatar ImageNomey. says: oh yeah! i just read your comment Brosia23 and now i'm really confused also. why do they have the cottage if bill and fleur have been written out? unless they've changed who the cottage belongs to?Avatar Imagecghambright says: SO COOL! i love the detail they go into for these movies! LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagecghambright says: @Nomey: Bill and Fleur WILL be in the movie...the wedding and everything.Avatar ImageNomey. says: :D Oh acee! i was really quite concerned about that. thnk youu.Avatar Imageangelac123 says: Wow! Shell Cottage looks amazing!!!! :DAvatar Imagebecmajec says: it looks great!Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: That is so cool.Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Ooooo wow that looks cool :)Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: pretyy coolAvatar ImageCatherine says: very cool!

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