I bet every fellow Harry Potter fan has been waiting for that special day when they received their letter! Well, that day came for me today! I finally went to Hogwarts!! So…the school might be teeny compared to the actual thing, but this halfblood is going to take what she can get.
What I always loved about Hogwarts is that it isn’t just a simple castle, but almost like a patchwork quilt. Bits and pieces added to help students have their best time at boarding school. I can imagine the Founders looking at that plot of land in Scotland, wondering what their castle was going to look like to the first ever students.
A tower here, a dungeon there, a secret hidden Chamber with a potential deadly creature for good measure.
There are so many little copies of the school from Lego to baby Hogwarts models. Dept56 is taken all of that and seem to literally be creating the Wizarding World! They have an Ollivanders, the Burrow, the Hogwarts Express, Hagrid’s Hut, Quidditch Pitch and the Astronomy Tower.
The model in the picture is the Great Hall and Tower*!
Yes, I did try to have a look for the Gryffindor Common Room but the magic must’ve known I was a Hufflepuff. Now I know what Gulliver must have felt like! I am in awe at all the detail they managed to put into this! All the windows, the bricks, the tiles on the towers, the clocktower, chimneys and more! All the love makes me such a proud Harry Potter fan!
You can’t have a Hogwarts without Dumbledore and a student. A certain Harry Potter…never heard of him. These are sold seperately but…you can’t have a Hogwarts without them!!
We know that Hogwarts is a school of witchcraft and wizardry, but that magic works even in the muggle world! Do you want to see what I mean? Scroll down a bit!!
This Hogwarts model may be a hefty £180 but for the amount of detail, the scale and that it would make an incredible piece for your collection, I reckon this would be a perfect gift! If you’re like me, you’d probably have to save up for a while to afford it but I know you’re worth the effort.
What do you think of this model?
*This post contains a gifted item but all opinions given are entirely my own.