Archive for September, 2020

Review: “Christmas at Hogwarts” from Insight Editions

Sep 30, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Movies, Props-Sets

Which Christmas sets and props from the Harry Potter films would you like to see in more detail? All of them? Yeah, me too! And let’s not forget special effects, like magic snow falling in the Great Hall and the ghost carollers gliding through the walls. So much care, creativity, and design acumen went into …read more!

EXCLUSIVE look at new Harry Potter colouring book from Insight Editions

Sep 22, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun, Products

I’ve always loved colouring books. There is something soothing and meditative about choosing colours and carefully colouring inside the lines, watching the page turn from black and white to vivid colour. It’s a quiet, solitary activity that suited me as an introverted only-child, growing up in a city apartment where I couldn’t go outside to …read more!

Exclusive: First Look at The All-New House of MinaLima

Sep 16, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Art, MinaLima, Movie Art, News

The all-new House of MinaLima on Wardour Street opened recently, and The Leaky Cauldron were there on opening day to explore the new two-storey gallery, and chat with Miraphora Mina herself about the move! **Find out how to see an exclusive video with Mira, in which she shows us a hidden detail at the gallery …read more!

EXCLUSIVE PEEK inside new Christmas at Hogwarts book from Insight Editions

Sep 15, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, News, Props-Sets

Last fall, Insight Editions published a delightful Hogwarts Christmas pop-up book that functioned as an Advent calendar, with ornaments to put on the pop-up tree in the Great Hall, surrounded by the house tables, and an enclosed booklet with behind the scenes information on how Christmas at Hogwarts was brought to life in the films. …read more!

What’s the 4th largest LEGO set ever? The new Diagon Alley set!

Sep 01, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Products, Toys

LEGO Harry Potter 75978 Diagon Alley has been unveiled. It contains a staggering 5,544 pieces, eclipsed only by the Star Wars Millennium Falcon (7,541), Hogwarts Castle (6,020), and the Taj Mahal (5,943) as the LEGO sets with the most pieces. Available exclusively at, starting on, appropriately enough, 1 September, the set will cost $399.99 …read more!

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