Harry Potter News

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 LEGO.com, starting on, appropriately enough, 1 September, the set will cost $399.99 …read more!

Enter our “Wand Collection Gift Set” giveaway from Insight Editions

Aug 26, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, News, Products, Props-Sets

If you haven’t yet seen the book trailer for the elegant, informative, and just Siriusly (it’s a word; we’re coining it) cool “Harry Potter: The Wand Collection” book from Insight Editions, you can find it here, along with some photos of featured wands. Leaky also had the pleasure of grilling the author, Monique Peterson, about …read more!

Join Today’s Quidditch Guinness World Record Attempt!

Aug 25, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Bloomsbury, Books, Fun, News, Publishers, Quidditch Through the Ages

Join efforts to break a Quidditch Guinness World Record attempt today, all from the comfort of your own home! Bloomsbury Publishing will be hoping to celebrate the release of Quidditch Through The Ages, illustrated by Emily Gravett, by hosting an online world record attempt via Zoom and Microsoft Teams, for the most people to simultaneously …read more!

Official Harry Potter Fan Club Pin Collection Coming Soon!

Harry Potter Fan Club Pin Seekers All Pins

Aug 24, 2020

Posted by: Victoria Tomis

News, Products, Wizarding World Digital

If collecting Potterish pins is your obsession–like a Ron Weasley collecting chocolate frog cards level obsession–you’re in luck. The Harry Potter Fan Club, home to a community of over 19 million Potterheads, is releasing an enchanting range of pin badges.  These officially licensed premium enamel pins, part of a new line from The Harry Potter …read more!

New House of MinaLima Gallery Opening On Wardour Street, London

Aug 21, 2020

Posted by: Victoria Tomis

Art, MinaLima, Movie Art, News

At the beginning of the month, we announced the House of MinaLima’s plans to relocate to a new location on London’s historic Soho district.  That time is almost here! The four-story townhouse located at 157 Wardour Street is set to be transformed into the famously interactive and immersive flagship gallery and store. The House of …read more!

Virtual ‘Back To Hogwarts’ Event Announced

Aug 19, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock


Every September 1, Harry Potter fans gather to celebrate the day Hogwarts students depart Platform Nine and Three Quarters in an annual ‘Back to Hogwarts’ celebration. This year, due to Covid-19, celebrations will be entirely virtual for the very first time, and will feature some special guests! In a press release from Warner Bros. & …read more!

MinaLima’s ‘Blocketeering’ Contest Goes Global

Aug 18, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock


Previously open to U.S. entrants only, MinaLima, graphic designers of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, has now expanded its block art contest for global submissions under a new name: Blocketeering. The competition (previously called Art of the Block) is hosted by MinaLima LA, and runs until September 1. Encouraging contestants to get creative …read more!

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