Jump to content


Photo

At Leavesden Studios.......


  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#1 Jonny Carinthia

Jonny Carinthia

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,911 posts
  • LocationAustria

Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:12 AM

A brilliant, breathtaking exhibition..... You can stay a whole day and still you have not seen everything....

 

But everything besides the exhibition is the biggest rip-off of the world .....

 

1290100_10201945365382879_564692473_n.jp

 

 

1167867_10201945348342453_315724321_n.jp

 

 

1291819_10201945317221675_1414693049_n.j

 

1242172_10201945283100822_850397575_n.jp

 

1174377_10201945258780214_1748622442_n.j


"Benutze es!" = "Use it!"

„Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” John Updike


#2 ling

ling

    Dedicated Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 612 posts
  • LocationBrighton

Posted 18 October 2013 - 07:09 PM

I keep meaning to go to this (I live an hour south of London), but I always forget and I'm a bit scared since I'd have to go on a weekend and I'm sure it's insanely busy.



#3 Jonny Carinthia

Jonny Carinthia

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,911 posts
  • LocationAustria

Posted 18 October 2013 - 07:15 PM

I don't think so.... You get a ticket with a time-slot (you have to book by yourself via the Internet) and you can enter the exhibition only during this time-slot.

When we arrived there a member of staff checked our tickets and we were able to go in 1 hr before our time-slot. A slot means 30 mins (we had 11.30-12.00 and went in at 10:40). You enter with approx. 40 other people in a lobby, where a guide is introducing you to the exhibition (and is making some jokes about Emma and her male fans, too). Then you will be seated in a cinema, where a short film about the history of the studios is shown, hosted by Emma, Dan and Rups. At the end the screen went up in the air and the doors to the great hall opens.....

 

Go and see for yourself. But bring water and food with you!

 

1241783_10201945362622810_520818347_n.jp

 

You should avoid to go with a child in the fan-shop at the end of the exhibition. Costs you at least 200 pounds....

 

1080748_10201945433384579_1105407463_n.j


Edited by Jonny Carinthia, 18 October 2013 - 07:20 PM.

"Benutze es!" = "Use it!"

„Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” John Updike


#4 Sacred_Path

Sacred_Path

    Dedicated Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 908 posts
  • Mood::excited by tangents ô.Ô
  • LocationGermany

Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:49 PM

But bring water and food with you!

I'm sure it's not that big

"Ok, well, the 'hot bod' is not a characteristic."


#5 Jonny Carinthia

Jonny Carinthia

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,911 posts
  • LocationAustria

Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:00 AM

I'm sure it's not that big

 

Big enough to spend 6 hours there....

and food and beverages are very, very expensive.......

 

1080802_10201945261220275_1036074808_n.j


"Benutze es!" = "Use it!"

„Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” John Updike


#6 soulsister

soulsister

    Energetic member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 392 posts
  • LocationChi-Town

Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:26 PM

This really looks spectacular!!! I can't wait to get over there and see it.

 

I really loved the HP sets/props show when it came to Chicago a few years ago.

 

While I was looking at Remus' suit on display, this British guy asked if I was

done looking at it. I said yes, and then asked why. He said they had to overnight

it for filming the next day--Bill/Fleurs wedding scene. LOL!!!

 

On a sad note, every time we look at these sets, we will remember the brilliance 

and creativity of the late Stephenie McMillian, who passed in Aug. She along with

Stuart Craig, created this wizarding world that just makes you want to stay at Hogwarts

forever. 


thumb.jpg

 

LEANING ON HER ROCK.


#7 Jonny Carinthia

Jonny Carinthia

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,911 posts
  • LocationAustria

Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:46 PM

It is spectacular - definitly. I will go again next year - but without my son. There are so many little details, you can see if you take your time. Did you know that there was a special "point-counting-machine" for the house-points (you can see the device in the right corner of the first picture behind Hagrits outfit)? No? No wonder, because it was build by the props-team, but never really used in the movies. And so on....

 

Oh, and if you like you can ride on a broom or take a ride in Weasley's magical car......

 

1278537_10201945356302652_1498446963_n.j

 

1278231_10201945344222350_89240974_n.jpg

 

1209180_10201945343062321_853131056_n.jp

 

1167704_10201945294181099_620503717_n.jp

 

1209016_10201945264820365_79101641_n.jpg

 

962828_10201945261900292_151473995_n.jpg


Edited by Jonny Carinthia, 20 October 2013 - 02:48 PM.

"Benutze es!" = "Use it!"

„Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” John Updike


#8 soulsister

soulsister

    Energetic member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 392 posts
  • LocationChi-Town

Posted 21 October 2013 - 12:31 PM

Weasley's magical car is the Ford Anglia--which Rupert bought--and is loaning it to the exhibit. That's really cool!!


thumb.jpg

 

LEANING ON HER ROCK.


#9 Jonny Carinthia

Jonny Carinthia

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,911 posts
  • LocationAustria

Posted 22 October 2013 - 02:56 PM

Weasley's magical car is the Ford Anglia--which Rupert bought--and is loaning it to the exhibit. That's really cool!!

 

Hmmm, which one did he buy? There were in total 18 (!) Ford Anglias, used for the movies. Most of them were destroyed during filming. So he could only buy "one out of the lot".

Here is the one they (with missing interior) provided for "private pictures" (free of charge, whooho!) in the backlot.

 

730484_10201945287060921_1291258994_n.jp


"Benutze es!" = "Use it!"

„Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” John Updike


#10 Lindalumos

Lindalumos

    Advanced Member

  • Wind
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,399 posts
  • Mood::Super
  • LocationFinland

Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:26 PM

I hope I'll be able to visit next year when I'm going to London with my uni :3


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.


#11 Jonny Carinthia

Jonny Carinthia

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,911 posts
  • LocationAustria

Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:55 PM

I'll be back in March - just booked the tickets....  :-)


"Benutze es!" = "Use it!"

„Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” John Updike


#12 Lindalumos

Lindalumos

    Advanced Member

  • Wind
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,399 posts
  • Mood::Super
  • LocationFinland

Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:09 PM

Did I understand it correctly, that you need to book tickets online before you go there? Or can you just show up and buy tickets there?


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.


#13 Jonny Carinthia

Jonny Carinthia

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,911 posts
  • LocationAustria

Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:27 PM

The best way to visit the exhibition is to go from London by the "Hogwarts Express". This is a BUS-Service, starting from Viktoria Station approx. every hour from 8 am onwards. Included in the fare is the Ticket (time slot is 90 min after departure from London) for the exhibition. The bus needs approx. 80 minutes from central London to Watford. But it is very conveniend, because the bus stop is directly in front of the entrance, no car-driving-stress from London to Watford (we passed many queues of the morning/afternoon traffic on the "bus lane" in high speed) and there is infotainment on the bus. You stay approx. 5 hrs at Watford before your return service leaves - again from the bus-stop in front of the entrance.

 

You find all informations here: http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/en

 

golden-tours-bus.jpg


Edited by Jonny Carinthia, 02 November 2013 - 04:30 PM.

"Benutze es!" = "Use it!"

„Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” John Updike


#14 Lindalumos

Lindalumos

    Advanced Member

  • Wind
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,399 posts
  • Mood::Super
  • LocationFinland

Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:37 PM

The best way to visit the exhibition is to go from London by the "Hogwarts Express". This is a BUS-Service, starting from Viktoria Station approx. every hour from 8 am onwards. Included in the fare is the Ticket (time slot is 90 min after departure from London) for the exhibition. The bus needs approx. 80 minutes from central London to Watford. But it is very conveniend, because the bus stop is directly in front of the entrance, no car-driving-stress from London to Watford (we passed many queues of the morning/afternoon traffic on the "bus lane" in high speed) and there is infotainment on the bus. You stay approx. 5 hrs at Watford before your return service leaves - again from the bus-stop in front of the entrance.

 

You find all informations here: http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/en

 

golden-tours-bus.jpg

 

Thank you for the info :) I guess I need to wait until I get more information about where in London we're staying and how much free time we get ^^ But seems like the Hogwarts Express would be the easiest option.


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.


#15 Jonny Carinthia

Jonny Carinthia

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,911 posts
  • LocationAustria

Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:48 PM

Good, but you need definitly a whole day. We left at 8 am and returned after 6 pm. The exhibition takes hours and hours to see.....


"Benutze es!" = "Use it!"

„Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” John Updike


#16 Emmafan456

Emmafan456

    Energetic member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 283 posts
  • Mood::Illsies >.<
  • LocationUK

Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:30 PM

Going to see it in a few months with my brother! Very excited, i will make sure to take as many photos as i can!


Edited by Emmafan456, 29 December 2013 - 01:30 PM.


#17 Jonny Carinthia

Jonny Carinthia

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,911 posts
  • LocationAustria

Posted 29 December 2013 - 03:58 PM

Be on the save side and take one memory card extra with you....

Sorry that the system deleted all my pics....


"Benutze es!" = "Use it!"

„Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” John Updike


#18 Emmafan456

Emmafan456

    Energetic member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 283 posts
  • Mood::Illsies >.<
  • LocationUK

Posted 29 December 2013 - 06:14 PM

Ok, will try thanks. 



#19 Lindalumos

Lindalumos

    Advanced Member

  • Wind
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,399 posts
  • Mood::Super
  • LocationFinland

Posted 13 March 2014 - 01:41 PM

Yeah! Got tickets today and going there in May :) I decided to take a train to Watford Junction and a shuttle bus from there.

 

I cannot wait!  :ohyeah:


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.


#20 Jade

Jade

    Extreme Poster

  • Wind
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20,060 posts
  • Mood::Content

Posted 14 March 2014 - 09:16 PM

I'm going for my third time next month :D




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users