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Wizarding World Rolls out a New Paid Premium Tier for Serious Potter Heads

Wizarding World Gold is the new annual paid subscription offering early access and exclusive benefits. Read More >>

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The New Wizarding World Harry Potter Mobile Companion App Has a AR Sorting Hat to Decide Your House

Harry Potter fans have a slew of content to explore with the new, interactive Wizarding World website and companion app. Read More >>

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EE Teams up With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite to Give You Inclusive Data and Special Rewards

EE has partnered with Niantic to bring its customers exclusive perks in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and - more importantly - inclusive data to play the game up until the end of September. Read More >>

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Forget Prime Day, Smyths Has Knocked £50 off the Giant Lego Hogwarts

Prime Day is drawing to a close, but the one thing we've been quite upset about is the lack of money off Lego. Usually Amazon has a number of nice-looking sets to flog, but this time it's basically just one - the 20th anniversary Slave I. But we're always on the lookout for an extra Lego bargain, and we just spotted Smyths has knocked £50 off the giant Lego Hogwarts. So now it's £300 instead of £350. Read More >>

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This Harry Potter Mobile Game Trailer Is a Better Wizarding World Movie Than Fantastic Beasts

Not gonna lie: I can’t say I’m all that excited for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the new game from the people behind Pokémon Go that is basically Pokémon Go but with wizards. But this launch trailer for the game really, really has me hankering for a modern Potter movie with this sort of premise. Read More >>

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Slytherin to These Harry Potter-Themed Vans That Are Siriusly Awesome

Vans announced its Harry Potter collaboration last month, and this week it's given us a sneak peek at the shoes ahead of their release - which still don't have a release date. Read More >>

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An Incredibly Sparkly Stag Might Just Be the Best Part of Lego’s New Harry Potter Sets

Hagrid’s Hut? Keep it. Another attachment to the past Lego Hogwarts sets? Cool, but no big deal. A glistening, glittery Patronus figure? Okay, Lego, fine. You got me. Read More >>

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We’re Getting a Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar This Christmas

For the past several years Lego has got into the whole 'advent calendar' thing, selling boxes full of miniature builds in the deluded idea that people aren't ripping them open and building everything in one go. The staples of this seasonal range are Lego City, Star Wars, and Lego Friends, but this year we'll also be getting a Harry Potter themed one. Read More >>

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Magical Smart Home Upgrade Lets Muggles Control Their Homes With a Wand Too

When his son asked for a Harry Potter themed birthday, Adam Thole decided to borrow an idea from Universal Studios’ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which lets visitors cast spells using interactive wands. The results are quite possibly the most magical smart home upgrade you’ve ever seen, and one that’s not terribly difficult to build. Read More >>

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Ralph Fiennes Almost Turned Down Playing Voldemort Because He Didn’t Know Anything About Harry Potter

Ralph Fiennes, great actor that he is, is probably more recognisable these days in sinister supervillain makeup than he is outside of it. That’s because he played Voldemort in the Harry Potter series, an iconic role that he filled excellently. Read More >>

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J.K. Rowling Adds More Fuel to the Dumbledore/Grindelwald Fire 

The upcoming Blu-ray release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald features some choice quotes from writer J.K. Rowling and director David Yates regarding the are-they/aren’t-they relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. Read More >>

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Inmates at Nottingham Prison Smoked a Harry Potter Book to Get High

Those of you not from my historic East Midlands hometown of Nottingham might not know that HMP Nottingham is considered one of the worst prisons in the country. Unfortunately, the days of the Sheriff of Nottingham riding in to put ne'er-do-wells in their place with a well-aimed arrow or a well-crafted put-down are long gone. Read More >>

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How Fantastic Beasts Failed at Representation, and What J.K. Rowling Can Do About It

I come not to bury J.K. Rowling, but to praise her. Harry Potter was an honest to god phenomenon, impacting my generation in roughly the same way Star Wars did for the one before us. The world she created fascinated us and the fandom was deeply invested in the story. But in her rush to expand the Wizarding World beyond Wizarding Britain, Rowling has run into the limits of her experience and knowledge. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Read More >>