Monday, 27 March 2017

Review: Incredibuilds: Harry Potter: Quidditch: Deluxe Book and Model Set - Jody Revenson

A magical sport played high up in the air with quaffles, bludgers and broomsticks. With this deluxe book get a behind-the-scenes look at how Quidditch was imagined and brought to life for the Harry Potter films - complete with film-making secrets, insights from the actors and thrilling artwork. This deluxe book and model set includes everything you need to create your own wooden Golden Snitch model. Features easy-to-assemble laser-cut wood pieces, step-by-step instructions, colouring and crafting ideas, and a character guide book featuring interviews from cast and crew of the Harry Potter films, plus film-making and special effects secrets.

Harry Potter Series:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition (Illustrated by Jim Kay)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition (Illustrated by Jim Kay)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Play Script written with John Tiffany & Jack Thorne)

Pottermore Presents:
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (Short Story Collection)
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (Short Story Collection)
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (Short Story Collection)

Other Harry Potter Books & Products:
Harry Potter: Winter at Hogwarts: A Magical Colouring Set (Colouring Book, Gift Tags & a build your own 3D Firebolt in a Keepsake Box)
Incredibuilds: Harry Potter: House-Elves (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
Incredibuilds: Harry Potter: Buckbeak (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
Incredibuilds: Harry Potter: Quidditch (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Magical Film Projections: Creatures (Activity Book)

Visit J.K. Rowling's website or the Pottermore website for more information

Review:
I've really enjoyed building these Incredibuilds model kits, they're pretty easy to put together but it's a satisfying way to spend half and hour and I love having the finished models to decorate my bookcases with. I think the Golden Snitch was probably the most awkward of the models to put together, most of it is very straightforward and super easy but when you get to step 11 you'll probably have to gently use a hammer to get that spike to go through the rest of the model so younger builders may need assistance at that point.


This is probably the model that would be easiest to paint after building, the others I'd recommend decorating the pieces before together but there aren't so many awkward angles here so you can easily add paint to the finished model if you want to. I still think they look fine without any decoration though so I'm not going to be in a rush to paint mine. The Snitch model stands about 11cm tall at the highest point and the wingspan is 23cm tip to tip so it's not too large but looks nice on display.



As with all of these kits the hardback book is only about 30 pages long but it includes lots of information about they filmed the Quidditch matches for the movies. Everything from how they designed the costumes and decided on the shape of the brooms to how they filmed the actors against blue screens so they could add the CGI background later on. There are lots of pictures from all different production stages and even though it's only a quick read Harry Potter fans are sure to find it interesting.

The only Harry Potter model set I'm missing now is the Aragog one which I'm actually a little reluctant about buying - do I really need a giant spider on my bookshelves? I definitely want to start collecting the Fantastic Beasts ones though, the only two available right now are a Niffler and the Swooping Evil which both look like pretty cool sets to build and I wouldn't be surprised if more are released later down the line.

Source: Purchased

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