Thursday, May 14, 2020

Book Review | The Wands of Harry Potter

If you've been around my blog for a while, you already know that Robbie and I are fans of the Harry Potter books and movies

Last year, Robbie picked up a new book for our collection - Harry Potter: The Wand Collection

If you're a fan, you know that each witch and wizard in Harry Potter world has a unique wand. This 12x6 book is "a visual guide to these magical wands, their makers, and the characters who mastered them. Profiles of each wand feature stunning new photography of the original props, wand statistics, insights from the cast and crew, and other filmmaking secrets from the Warner Bros. archive."

I recently read through this book and was amazed at all the detail and work that went in to crafting the wands for the Harry Potter movies.

Since Robbie is an avid collector of toys and movie memorabilia, we (of course) have a couple of replica wands in our collection. Our first acquisition was Harry's wand, purchased over ten years ago at Hamleys in London. This is the wand that chose Harry at Ollivanders shop in book one.

We picked up Lucius Malfoy's wand/walking stick at Borgin & Burkes in Knockturn Alley in Harry Potter World at Universal Studios - Florida when we visited there in 2014. 

I enjoyed learning little bits & pieces of trivia about the wand making process in this book! It's a great addition to any Harry Potter collection.

Are you a fan of the Harry Potter books and movies?


  1. I am a fan of the books more than the movies. I did not like the last 3 movies at all, especially in the last movie when Harry just snaps the Elder Wand. That does look like an interesting & fun book.

  2. The attention to detail is what makes visiting the Warner Bros Studio so interesting and exciting! I know a young man who'd like a book like that - he also owns Harry Potter's wand.


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