Hogwarts!


The extraordinary model of Hogwarts, used for exterior shots of the infamous wizardry school throughout all seven Harry Potter movies, took 86 artists and crew members a combined 74 years to build. It measures a staggering 50 feet across, has more than 2,500 fiber optic lights to simulate lantern torches and students passing through hallways, and it even has miniature owls in the Owlery and hinges on the doors.

The castle, which was based on Durham Cathedral and Alnwick Castle, is going on display as part of The Making Of Harry Potter studio tour at Leavesden Studios, near Watford, England.

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