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Mini Boden x Harry Potter Limited Edition Collection Now Available!
Posted by Megs

As we shared last month, Mini Boden has created a line of clothing in partnership with the Harry Potter series! They have everything from baby onesies to clothes for kids and teens. While the company is based in the UK they do ship worldwide! So get shopping before they sell out! You can shop the full collection over at Mini Boden!

Mini Boden celebrates the highly anticipated launch of the spellbinding collection of children’s and baby clothes from newborn through to age 16, inspired by Harry Potter and the Wizarding World.
 
In true Mini Boden style, the collection showcases a host of thoughtful design details including unique prints, colour-change sequins, fluttering applique and 3D details all designed by our highly skilled in-house Mini Boden print and design teams.
 
Little witches, wizards and Muggles will be spellbound by the magical limited edition collection which includes ‘Hogwarts House Bretons’ with embroidered lettering and iconic house colours, ‘Hedwig Dungarees’ complete with fluttering applique and sequin detail, the ‘House Rugby Shirt’ in House colours complete with Harry’s Quidditch number and Hogwarts crest and sweatshirts, sequin colour change tees and baby grows in Hogwarts house colours for even the littlest Wizarding World fans.

You can view the collection lookbook below:

Filed Under: Other Potter Related, Products
Celebrate 20 Years of Prisoner of Azkaban with New LEGO Sets
Posted by Megs

It has been 20 years (!!!) since Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban was first published. Now Potter fans can relive magical moments like riding the Knight Bus, saving Buckbeack and mastering the Patronus Charm!

There are endless magical possibilities of imaginative play for children and fans of Harry Potter to discover with the latest LEGO Harry Potter sets! All three sets are for ages 7 and up.

75945 Expecto Patronum – £19.99 (UK) & $19.99 (US)

Fans can be transported to the magical world of wizards, witches and Dementors and mythical creatures. Young wizards will love recreating the Great Lake Forbidden Forest scene, firing the Expecto Patronum spell at the Dementors and summoning Harry’s Patronus charm! 

This set includes 4 LEGO Minifigures including Harry Potter, 2 Dementors and Sirius Black

75957 The Knight Bus™ – £34.99 (UK) & $39.99 (US)

All aboard and have the ride of your life from the most iconic moment of the movie! Catch the purple triple-decker bus, zooming around London for hours of fun. The 3-level LEGO® bus features an opening hinged side panel and a removable roof to maximize play potential. Features include the cheeky Shrunken Head and Harry’s chest, containing his wand!

The set includes 3 LEGO Minifigures and measures over 16cm in height.

75947 – Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue – £49.99 (UK) & $59.99 (US)

The magical adventures never has to end as children can explore the detailed interior of Hagrid’s hut, hide behind the pumpkin patch and rescue Buckbeak™ the Hippogriff from the Executioner’s axe.

This set includes 6 LEGO Minifigures including Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermoine Granger and Buckbeak

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Mini Boden Announces Harry Potter Clothing Line Collaboration
Posted by Megs
Mini Boden Announces Harry Potter Clothing Line Collaboration

UK-based clothing company, Boden, has announced an exclusive Harry Potter inspired collection for Mini Boden, launching on Monday 5th August 2019. Mini Boden invites customers to follow the magic by registering their interest online to be the first to know when the collection drops on Monday 5thAugust 2019.

81 magical pieces will be available in the collection for children and babies. The company ships all over the world so even if you aren’t in the UK you can grab a piece from the collection for your children – or any young Potter fans in your life!

The range has been designed entirely in-house by the highly skilled Mini Boden design team in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Each piece of the collection is unique and features all of the thoughtful design details that customers have come to expect from the Mini Boden brand including bespoke prints, truly unique embroidery, colour-change sequins, fluttering applique and 3D detailing on tops, capes, trousers and dresses.

The eighty-one piece collection will run from newborn through to age 16,so that all children can wear the magic. Look out for ‘House Bretons’, rugby shirts and a ‘Hegwig Cardigan’. A second collection will launch on 7th October 2019.



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Bloomsbury Publishing Dyslexia Friendly Editions of The Hogwarts Library
Posted by Megs

Today Bloomsbury publishes large print dyslexia friendly editions of The Hogwarts Library. This includes a trio of books – Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. They have been specially designed in conjunction with several dyslexia and blindness foundations so these books are made even more accessible to Harry Potter fans.

All three books were written by J.K. Rowling over the years to support Comic Relief and other charities. These editions have covers by Jonny Duddle and interior illustrations by Tomislav Tomic. They are available today, February 7th, for £20 each. Purchase the books below:

Bloomsbury are currently exploring options to publish the original Harry Potter series in large print dyslexia friendly editions too!

For the first time Bloomsbury will publish large print dyslexia friendly editions of the much-loved companion novels to the classic Harry Potter series. A treasure trove of beastly creations, sporting legends and inspiring fairy tales, the three books in The Hogwarts Library bring extra depth and richness to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling.
 
The large print, dyslexia-friendly editions all include features to aid accessibility. This includes RNIB-approved and dyslexia-friendly fonts and font sizes, tinted paper for glare reduction and maximum contrast, captions and detailed descriptions to accompany each illustration and themed navigational aids to assist the reader.  The editions include J.K. Rowling’s original text as well as gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. 
 
Bloomsbury have worked with several key dyslexia and blindness foundations to ensure that these captivating stories are as accessible as possible and allow even more readers to immerse themselves in the expanded world that began with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Endorsements from key organisations for these new editions include:
 
‘We’re delighted to have worked with Bloomsbury in reviewing the large print editions of the three Hogwarts Library books. We hope that these projects will encourage other publishers to follow in their footsteps and expand the market of accessible and inclusive books’ Royal National Institute for the Blind
 
‘UKAAF is delighted that Bloomsbury has made such a great effort to make this book as accessible as possible to people with print impairments. Our aim is to improve both the availability and the quality of accessible formats in the UK, and this publication is another great step in that direction’ UK Association for Accessible Formats
 
‘I am delighted to endorse this edition that has been specially adapted to enable those requiring larger print or those who may be dyslexic to enjoy and access fully the wonderful world of Harry Potter’ Professor Amanda Kirby, University of South Wales, Medical Advisor to the Dyspraxia Foundation in the UK


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Review: Puffs Filmed Live Off Broadway is Now Streaming!
Posted by Alyssa J

Since its initial run at the Peoples Improv Theater, PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has hopped from The Elektra Theater to New World Stages, where it currently resides, and its popularity has only climbed, achieving international attention and excellent reviews.

Thankfully, for those viewers who might not have access to the New York City theater scene, PUFFS can now be viewed by anyone around the world. The play, filmed live, is available to stream (and download!) on BroadwayHD, iTunes, and Amazon as of November 22nd.

Written as part of the School of Theater and Dance program at the University of Florida, playwright Matt Cox and his original production team, director Kristin McCarthy Parker, Stephen Stout (who plays Ernie Mac), andColin Waitt brought PUFFS to the Peoples Improv Theater in 2015.

Read on for Alyssa’s full review of PUFFs Filmed Live off Broadway!

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Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts Releasing This Fall
Posted by Megs

This Fall fans will be able to purchase A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts. With incredibly detailed recreations of the Hogwarts Castle, Forbidden Forest, Quidditch Pitch and beyond, it has endless interactive hidden flaps to reveal your favourite characters and behind-the-scenes facts. Fans in the US will be able to pre-order now or purchase starting October 23rd while fans in the UK can pre-order or purchase on November 1st.

This 3D masterpiece celebrates Harry Potter’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry like never before, with pop-up magic from New York Times best-selling paper engineer Matthew Reinhart.

Open an exhilarating, interactive guide to the school with hidden flaps to reveal your favourite characters and behind-the-scenes facts. This highly collectible book features spectacular recreations of the Hogwarts Castle, Quidditch pitch, Forbidden Forest, Hogsmeade Village, and beyond.

Matthew Reinhart studied industrial design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before finding his calling as a paper engineer. His books include the best-selling Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy, and A Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes, among many other award-winning titles. He lives in New York City.

Since pursuing a career in illustration, having initially found himself in the financial sector, Kevin Wilson has exhibited his work globally and worked with clients such as IMAX, Marvel and Bad Robot. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the south of England.

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