“Can Emma Watson ever be punk? I feel like she’s at this uncanny level where, in order to be punk, she would have to buy a private island and start her own society funded by Harry Potter royalties and then declare war on, like, Romania.” — Just one of the 23 questions Darren Franich has about the Met Gala last night.
This 400,000-piece, 170-square-foot Lego replica of Hogwarts Castle might be the coolest thing we’ve ever seen.Thankfully, its creator also uploaded 79 photos of the castle onto Flickr so that fellow superfans can properly obsess over it.
The 19th-century Victorian Mansion, which drew over $3.6 million — how much is that in galleons? — was Rowling’s home from 1999 to 2009. Meaning someone else gets to live in the rooms where Rowling wrote much of the Harry Potter series. There is no justice.
For the Harry Potter obsessive on your holiday list, if you are a gazillionaire: One of just 3,000 $1,000 collector’s sets that chronicle Harry’s journey from page to film in eight volumes designed to resemble books from the Hogwarts library.
And yes, one of them does look like The Monster Book of Monsters.