Friday, 12 January 2018
Review: IncrediBuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Niffler - Ramin Zahed
This Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them–themed book and wood model set brings the world of the upcoming film to life. Filled with incredible illustrations and unit photography, the guidebook provides fascinating behind-the-scenes facts about the film and the creatures from the Warner Bros. archive and includes a do-it-yourself 3D wood model of the Niffler, one of the many magical creatures seen in the film.
Skill Level: Intermediate
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 Philosopher's Stone: 20th Anniversary House Editions
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 Prisoner of Azkaban: Illustrated Edition (Illustrated by Jim Kay)
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)
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)
Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Patronus Charm (Activity Book)
Harry Potter: The Character Vault - Jody Revenson
IncrediBuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Niffler (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
Metal Earth: Harry Potter Gringotts Dragon (3D Puzzle)
Visit J.K. Rowling's website or the Pottermore website for more information
I really enjoy making these Incredibuild models and the Niffler one is adorable. They're pretty easy to make and come with clear instructions. My main advice would be to take your time popping the pieces out from the board they come on and only take each piece out as you're ready to attach it to the model (the parts are all numbered and the instructions make it very easy to tell which piece you need next). The other thing is to be careful slotting the pieces together, try not to force them because it wouldn't be too difficult to break the wood, just go slowly and you'll have a fab finished model in no time. If you'd like to paint your model it would probably be best to do that before putting the pieces together but I'm happy to leave mine undecorated.
The book itself is only about 25 pages but it has a character profile for the main characters of Fantastic Beasts and some interesting snippets about some of the Beasts and how they used puppets to place the Niffler on screen to give the actors something to look at but then removed the pupped and added a digital Niffler in production afterwards.
The models in this set all make great little decorations for your bookcase, they're fun and fairly easy to make and are sure to be a hit with any Harry Potter fans.
Source: This was a Christmas gift from my friend
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