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25 Fun Facts About the Props in Harry Potter

Posted by: Mel
July 09, 2011, 07:45 PM

The Hollywood Reporter has released a list of 25 interesting facts about the props and sets used to make the Harry Potter films. Some facts include:

1.Daniel Radcliffe wore out  60-70 wands during the making of the Harry Potter films.
2. Every wand that you see in any of the Harry Potter films is created on-site. No two wands are alike…not even the Weasley twins’!
3. Wands are 13-15 inch long and haven’t changed in length, so the actors have had to grow into them over the years. 
4. Dumbledore’s wand was a very elaborate design, even though its significance of being the Elder Wand was far from being known when made.

You can read the rest of the facts here.

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309 Points

first! Who knew, I’ll have to look at some of these more closely when I see DH part 2

Posted by Rowling Stones on July 09, 2011, 08:13 PM report to moderator
566 Points

I love this kind of trivia! It shows how engaged with telling the story the film makers were. Like good cooking, each ingredent taken together makes the tale good.

Posted by 2tal - SpiritMagic174 on July 09, 2011, 09:10 PM report to moderator
20981 Points

Me too I love reading stuff like this! Off to read the rest! :D

Posted by LunaLuver on July 09, 2011, 09:18 PM report to moderator
147 Points

Cool, I love trivia like this ^^

Posted by jedisakora on July 09, 2011, 09:25 PM report to moderator
157 Points

wow those are some cool facts

Posted by #1harrypotterfan{HISS} on July 09, 2011, 10:11 PM report to moderator
912 Points

Gotta love HP production fun facts :-D

Posted by Felipe on July 09, 2011, 11:49 PM report to moderator
10471 Points

Oh my god! That’s a fast way to lose a lot of money! And most of it isn’t even notificed in the movies! D; But, thanks to everyone who did that! It’s very special to the fans, although we couldn’t see it — it just helps create the Harry Potter world! (:

Posted by . on July 10, 2011, 02:01 AM report to moderator
28416 Points

Just to add a bit more information about the paintings, many members of the crew were also immortalised in the paintings that adorn the staircases, Dumbledore’s office and Malfoy Manor.

And regarding other things the prop moulding department spent many many weeks moulding hundreds of replicas of all the treasure in Bellatrix’s vault so that the scene would look much more real as there was an actual pile of treasure for the actors to work with.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on July 10, 2011, 02:11 AM report to moderator
60 Points

This is cool!Love these kinds of facts and stuff!

Posted by S.K.M(ROAR!) on July 10, 2011, 06:44 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

Cool, I love trivia like this

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on July 10, 2011, 06:57 AM report to moderator
534 Points

They should sell some of those 210.000 Gringotts coins! Even after everyone involved takes a few as souvenir, there’s more than enough for a lot of us dedicated fans!

Posted by Bell Dema [FTC!!!] on July 10, 2011, 10:46 AM report to moderator
27 Points

Nice! I love reading fun facts too! XD

Posted by Ella Press on July 10, 2011, 12:29 PM report to moderator
118 Points

Trivias are always fun to read! :D

Posted by shi suisen on July 10, 2011, 12:40 PM report to moderator
153 Points

Somebody needs to make a book with detailed photos of all of the props used in the films. I want to see what all of the wands that don’t really get any screen time look like.

Posted by blue_rogue on July 10, 2011, 01:16 PM report to moderator
10268 Points

@blue_rogue, if Harry Potter: The Exhibition comes to a city anyplace near you, you will get an opportunity to see many of the wands up close. I was especially impressed with Slughorn’s, which you don’t get a good look at onscreen in HBP, but looks exactly the way you would expect a wand to look that belongs to someone with a taste for luxuries. It has a sort of scroll design in what appears to be silver inlay. I also really liked Fred’s, which looks kind of like it was made out of a stack of little pinecones jammed together.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on July 10, 2011, 01:49 PM report to moderator
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