I did it.
At some point in my life all the stars aligned for me to go to the Warner Studios in London to see the Harry Potter Tour.
And it was so incredible magical!!
I am telling it not only as a life long fan of the wizarding world, but as an artist that want to spend her life working in the preproduction area of films and series and what not.
It is so endearing and amazing to be able to see all the behind stage work of a big franchise and all the world building in every single detail and showing that no desicion is made randomly.
Details that in the movie that may never make the screen and yet were there for the story to become real. Nothing is equal to enjoy the maquet and the maquet of the maquet and the maquet of the maquet of the maquet. And yes, there are such as many maquets as that.
When you see it all together you get a feeling of the decissions made by several different artists: what is this world like to the people who make it happen visually.
The idea of having it all displayed for generations and long time fans to see it is fantastic in itself.
I want to name the next one, having the sketch with a little explanation and in front, the entire set. You can look at them both and admire them not only for the memories and the good times and making dreams true, but also as a marvelous piece of craftmanship and intense imaginative thinking.
Special Mention: the Graphic Design of the wizarding world. When you see it all it leaves a feeling of a specific time. Of a specific society, and also the influence of different artstyles from the early 20th century (perfect for a really slow and steady society that is also dragged in the modern world of muggle inventions, in my opinion)
I would go back any time, there is so much to look at, the people working in the tour make the experience really amazing and worthy.