The Ministry of Magic
Ministry of Magic Gallery:
The Ministry of Magic is the fictional government of the Magic community of Britain in the Harry Potter series. The Ministry first appears in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. In the books it is a fairly corrupt and incompetent organization. It is eventually taken over by Lord Voldemort. After Voldemort dies, Kingsley Shacklebolt takes over the Ministry of Magic.
During the studio tour I was surprised at the number of practical sets vs. CGI that were used. All the green tile you see in the photos are not tile, but just painted wood. That surprised me the most.
You can see Delores Umbridge’s office which is quite a site to see. You gotta love the kitty plates and the detail of this set.
The statue is also an amazing site to behold. The artistry is truly amazing especially when you remember that most of these items were not expected to last. They were designed to be used a couple of time and then discarded.
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