The Wizarding World Wands are going on tour! You decide where!

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Feb 28, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Contests, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Lumos, News

No, they’re not opening for the Weird Sisters.  The Wizarding World Wands are not a band; they are 15-foot wands that look as if they were made for giants, if giants were magical and could fit inside Ollivander’s to have an enormous wand choose them.  What sort of core would a giant’s wand have?  Hippogriff tail feather?  You’d need to carve its housing from an entire tree trunk.

These nine wands were not made for giants (thank goodness); they were featured in a display illuminating the walkway between Millennium Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London this past autumn to benefit Lumos, J.K. Rowling’s children’s charity dedicated to getting orphans out of institutions and into a family environment.  Set within concrete bases, these wands replicate those belonging to some of the most beloved Wizarding World characters, and were illuminated each night, performing a light show to music from the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter films.

To celebrate the upcoming UK 4K, 3D Blu-ray and DVD release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on March 18th, a poll opens today to decide the next towns or cities to host the imposing Wizarding World wands display. The winning locations will host the installation in the lead up to the release of the third Fantastic Beasts film.

The Dark Arts took over the Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos installation on Peters Hill (London), as the wands turned green for Halloween. Hundreds of Wizarding World fans gathered to hear talks on the wands & Dark Arts in between the regular evening light displays. This was the second of a series of three Wizarding Wednesday events, in celebration of  Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The light-up wand installation will be live until 13th November as part of the City of London Arts Initiative for public art, and will illuminate each evening from 6.45pm.

The Dark Arts took over the Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos installation on Peters Hill (London), as the wands turned green for Halloween. Hundreds of Wizarding World fans gathered to hear talks on the wands & Dark Arts in between the regular evening light displays. This was the second of a series of three Wizarding Wednesday events, in celebration of  Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The light-up wand installation will be live until 13th November as part of the City of London Arts Initiative for public art, and will illuminate each evening from 6.45pm.

FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE - A military marching band, the Grenadier Guards, performed music from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films at the Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos installation on Peters Hill (London). Hundreds of Wizarding World fans gathered to watch the performance between the regular evening light displays. This was the final of a series of three Wizarding Wednesday events, in celebration of  Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This weekend will be the last chance to catch the light-up wand installation, which has been live for the last three weeks as part of the City of London Arts Initiative for public art, illuminating each evening from 6.45pm.

FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE - A military marching band, the Grenadier Guards, performed music from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films at the Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos installation on Peters Hill (London). Hundreds of Wizarding World fans gathered to watch the performance between the regular evening light displays. This was the final of a series of three Wizarding Wednesday events, in celebration of  Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This weekend will be the last chance to catch the light-up wand installation, which has been live for the last three weeks as part of the City of London Arts Initiative for public art, illuminating each evening from 6.45pm.

Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos is unveiled on Peter's Hill, London. The breathtaking wand installation, in celebration of the all-new Wizarding World ™ adventure Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will be live until 13th November as part of the City of London Arts Initiative for public art, and will illuminate each evening from 6.45pm. The installation was unveiled by head prop maker Pierre Bohanna and the Grenadier Guards who performed a live rendition of music from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.  FREE FOR EDITORIAL REPRODUCTION Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos is unveiled on Peter's Hill, London. The breathtaking wand installation, in celebration of the all-new Wizarding World ™ adventure Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will be live until 13th November as part of the City of London Arts Initiative for public art, and will illuminate each evening from 6.45pm. The installation was unveiled by head prop maker Pierre Bohanna and the Grenadier Guards who performed a live rendition of music from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.  FREE FOR EDITORIAL REPRODUCTION Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos is unveiled on Peter's Hill, London. The breathtaking wand installation, in celebration of the all-new Wizarding World ™ adventure Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will be live until 13th November as part of the City of London Arts Initiative for public art, and will illuminate each evening from 6.45pm. The installation was unveiled by head prop maker Pierre Bohanna and the Grenadier Guards who performed a live rendition of music from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.  FREE FOR EDITORIAL REPRODUCTION Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos is unveiled on Peter's Hill, London. The breathtaking wand installation, in celebration of the all-new Wizarding World ™ adventure Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelw

Dark Arts Wand Tours, London, UK, 31st October 2018The initial ‘Wands Ready’ voting process will give the UK and Ireland the chance to narrow the selection down to eight finalists, which will be announced on DVD release day, March 18th.

To vote for your town or city and for further information visit: www.fantasticbeasts.co.uk/wandsready.

 





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