25 Fun Facts About the Props in Harry Potter


Jul 09, 2011

Posted by Mel

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.

34 Responses to 25 Fun Facts About the Props in Harry Potter

Avatar ImageRowling Stones says: first! Who knew, I'll have to look at some of these more closely when I see DH part 2Avatar Image2tal says: 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.Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Me too I love reading stuff like this! Off to read the rest! :DAvatar Imagejedisakora says: Cool, I love trivia like this ^^Avatar Imagesboyer06 says: this is awesome!Avatar Imagepuppylove10 says: wow those are some cool factsAvatar ImageFelipe_Q says: Gotta love HP production fun facts :-DAvatar Imagekyrstalkris says: 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! (:Avatar Imagemoglet says: 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.Avatar ImageS.K.Weasley says: This is cool!Love these kinds of facts and stuff!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Cool, I love trivia like thisAvatar ImageBell Dema says: 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!Avatar ImageElla Press says: Nice! I love reading fun facts too! XDAvatar Imageshi suisen says: Trivias are always fun to read! :DAvatar Imageblue_rogue says: 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.Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: @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.Avatar ImageAceba says: Cool!!!Avatar Imagewiz witch says: Awesome, those facts are really interesting :DAvatar Imagehewy says: Interesting read. Love the background fun facts. Still want an Elder wand of my own.Avatar ImageChad_ says: Makes you wonder what exactly Harry was doing with those wands.Avatar ImageCorruptedNethicite says: Daniel probably got annoyed putting on all those different glasses.Avatar Imagehandhrfan18 says: hmm interesting! i learned something new today :3Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Talk about awesome facts. Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: The stuff is way, way cool...Avatar ImagethelonglostWeasley says: This is pretty interesting! Avatar Imageravenclaw- says: nice!Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Haha, awesome!!!Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: It's absolutely amazing!! Loved the facts! :DAvatar ImageLittle Deatheater says: This is a great article, I love all of the details that have went into all of the props and sets. I imagine the crew put a lot of love, sweat & tears into creating all of this magical world for the movies. I am grateful that they took the time to make everything so special!!Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: This facts are awesome. I would like to see the paintings in which the producers where immortalized! I wonder if all the actors got to choose something to keep as a souvenir... I know Dan kept the first and last glasses he wore as Harry, but what about the others? Emma should've be allowed to keep the timeturner or something like that as well as Rup, the Puter Outer... Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: OMG! I ment to write "Put Outer"... my bad... Avatar Imagejacket says: Cool facts, and that's a lot of glasses!Avatar Imagerdm122 says: omg those facts are awesome i want a wand some of the glasses and some coins Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Imagine wearing out a wooden wand!

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