Winners of Arthur’s Perfect Gift Contest Announced


Dec 24, 2009

Posted by John Admin

(Hi guys, Melissa here: Just a quick note that we hope you’ll join us in welcoming Rosi Halse, our newest News Editor, as she makes her first post on Leaky. Rosi is a longtime Leaky reader, prominent vlogger, university student and longtime Harry Potter fan. We are thrilled to have her and hope you are too. Welcome, Rosi!)
This month, our Contest Crew asked you to describe the perfect Christmas gift for Arthur Weasley in 100 words or less for their Arthur’s Perfect Gift Contest. After reviewing the many entries received, the winners have been chosen and are as follows:

First Place: John Macdonnell

For Arthur Weasley’s present there are a series of children’s books of varying titles, but centering around “The Way Things Work” or “How Things Work” They are illustrated books introducing children (or wizards not familiar with the workings of muggles) technology. They show for example how a telephone work or a plane flies, but also why they do. I think he’d be thrilled to have these books (and Molly would be less stressed with a book rather than him tinkering on a gas lawn mower behind her back).

Second Place: KrysGrey

A Rubik’s Cube. I’m sure he’d be curious as to the point of it, and would be fascinated that Muggles actually take the time out to try and line up the coloured blocks. We’d have to convince him to try and solve it the Muggle-way, though after a while, I’m sure he’ll be itching to use a spell to have it solve itself. Once he does solve it, I’m sure everyone will gather round it, trying to see if anything happens.

Third Place (tie): katandcon

The Weasleys like to travel so I believe the perfect gift for Mr. Weasley would be a trip to Purdue University to see the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. That’s where teams from colleges from across the USA go to display the crazy machines they’ve made that complete a simple task in the most steps possible. In 2007 the winner juiced an orange and poured the juice in 345 steps! Mr. Weasley would have a blast mingling with all the Muggles, and might find a use for his all of his batteries and plugs.

Third Place (tie): ZephyrFool

I’d buy a self-assembly kit for a model airplane and try to collect a debt from my old physics teacher who happens to have a licence to fly a glider. Once fully assembled the writing on the airplane would read “Coupon for a free flight with Mr. Schneider, lesson in basic physics and why airplanes stay up in the air included.”

The first place winner of the Arthur’s Perfect Gift contest will receive a wand from Wizard Wood Wands. Well done to the winners and to everyone who entered!

33 Responses to Winners of Arthur’s Perfect Gift Contest Announced

Avatar Imageapril_showers says: Hi, Rosi! I watch your videos. Hope you enjoy working on Leaky! Merry Christmas! Avatar ImageNimbus-X says: Welcome Rosi!Avatar ImageCeltise says: Congrats Rosi! Yay for a UK person!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Welcome, Rosi. It would also be awesome at this time to acknowledge the departure of our beloved Sue Upton. Avatar Imagekyramp says: Congrats Rosi!Avatar ImageJollyGG says: Wish I would have known about this contest, I would have said his perfect gift was a WalMart store....they have EVERYTHING! xDAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: Congrats and good luck Rosi!!! Congrats to the winners as well!!Avatar Imageleigia says: Welcome to your new role Rosi. Hope you have a great time being a part of such a wonderful website. Anyway, the first place winner idea of the perfect gift for Arthur was great. I would never thought of books as a gift for him.Avatar Imageinspired_by_you says: welcome, rosi! :) we look forward to seeing you around!Avatar Imagestregs12 says: aww i forgot to enter mine. i would have said arthur's perfect gift would be a TV because he would be fascinated with the fact that Muggles figured out how to make people move and talk, just like in wizarding photos! From this he would go on to speculate that Muggles and Wizards are related and so on.Avatar Imageeowyngirl says: Great entries! I could definitely see Arthur thoroughly enjoying all of those. Welcome, Rosi!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Congratulations to the winners! You all came up with creative ideas.Avatar ImageMiss Fawcett says: Haha, I literally squeeed when I saw Rosi is now writing for Leaky! Yay!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: FIRST!! Great entries you guys.... and welcome to Leaky Rosi! :)Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: Hey, Rosi! Looking forward to seeing you around the news. :) Merry Christmas!Avatar ImageKellyD23 says: Yay for Rosi!! and congrats to the winners :)Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: Welcome, Rosi!Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: go Rosi!! and well done winner. i wish i'd known about this, i could've won.... but oh well. well done anyway!!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: well doneAvatar ImageLunabelle7 says: Welcome Rosi! We will miss Sue, of course, but it's great to have you on board, as well! ...Rosi...UK...are we talking about MissxRojas from Youtube? Humm...Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: welcome Rosi!! and congrats to all the winners- these were all good ideas!!!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Congratz everyone!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageMikeMagpuyo says: Love the entries :) Happy holidays!!Avatar ImageLoonyMaddie3 says: Good to see a nice, new face around Leaky! Welcome to your new home away from home, Rosi!Avatar Imagepottersocks says: hey there rosi =D and those are awesome gift ideas!!Avatar Imagebookgirl3000 says: congrats rosi!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: Sounds great. Congrats Rosi!Avatar Imageharrygetsme says: i really liked everybody's entries! and welcome rosi :)Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Hello Rosi, congrats for your newly assigned spot on the Leaky Staff. Best of luck.Avatar ImageDelilah3136 says: haha Those were great!! I especially like the Rubik's Cube one!! lol :DAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Lol :PAvatar ImageZephyrFool says: Welcome to Leaky, Rosi.Avatar ImageLittle Light says: Good show!

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