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Jamie Parker and Paul Thornley Hosting Harry Potter Quiz Benefiting KIDS Charity
Posted by Megs

KIDS, a children’s disability charity, is launching a new and exclusive Harry Potter Quiz hosted by Harry Potter and The Cursed Child stars Jamie Parker and Paul Thornley! The quiz will be officially launching on 10th October and will be available to play online at any time.

There will be eight rounds with five multiple choice questions, covering all books in the Harry Potter series.  The quiz is free but is raising money for KIDS and all players are encouraged to donate for taking part.

You can donate by texting “HPQUIZ 10” to 70085 to donate £10 (or use 5 for £5, 20 for £20, etc.) or Donate through the charity’s website to use a credit or debit card. Donating to the cause will help in many ways:

2020 has been a year like no other. Everyone’s lives have been affected by COVID-19 and a new vocabulary has entered our language. From lockdown to self-isolation, from support bubbles to home-working, life has changed in a way we could not have imagined at the start of the year. It has been the most challenging of times and none more so than for families with a disabled child. Your donations will help KIDS to deliver our services safely and to those who need it most.

We aim to ensure disabled children from birth to 25 have the opportunity to learn, play, build friendships, gain confidence and improve their wellbeing and we provide vital time, emotional and practical support to parents and siblings.  From virtual home learning services to short break provision and specialist adventure playgrounds, KIDS is still here.

£20 could pay for a new bean bag to help support a child who cannot sit, or could fund a set of sand and water toys which help with sensory stimulation and social interaction in one of our sensory rooms.

Filed Under: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells Mobile Game Now Available
Posted by Megs

The new mobile game, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells is now available for download on iOS and Google Play. Get ready to cast spells, collect fantastical creatures, and level up your skills in a new magical matching adventure.

It’s time to represent your Hogwarts house and celebrate the magic and enchantment of Harry Potter like never before! Prepare to master spells, outsmart challenges, and explore the wonders of the Wizarding World while becoming enchanted by the most marvelous matching puzzles ever found on your mobile device!

We shared the trailer for the game back in May and today a new video has been released.

With magic at your disposal, you will bravely encounter thrilling challenges! Swish-and-flick your way through unique puzzles as you levitate and dispel obstacles in your way. Earn points to level up your spells to help you plunge deeper into more challenging moments!

Help Chocolate Frogs hop and Winged Keys fly across hundreds of match-3 puzzles! Utilise boosts and power ups to clear hazards themed to iconic Harry Potter elements. Participate in spell upgrade events featuring Hogwarts professors, as you solve puzzles themed around Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, and other Hogwarts lessons on your way to earning fantastic rewards!

Team up with other players to prove you possess the intelligence of Ravenclaw, the ambition of Slytherin, the dedication of Hufflepuff, or the daring of Gryffindor! Join a club to collaborate on the best matching strategies, share lives, build your club, and earn prizes in exclusive Club Events!

Filed Under: Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells
Warner Bros. Games Announces “Hogwarts Legacy” an Immersive, Open-World, Action RPG
Posted by Megs

Portkey Games, a part of Warner Bros. Games, have finally announced their Harry Potter RPG game. “Hogwarts Legacy” is  an open-world, single-player, action role-playing videogame set in the 1800s wizarding world. 

Hogwarts Legacy will release in 2021 for PlayStation5, PlayStation4, PlayStation4 Pro, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and PC.

Hogwarts Legacy is filled with immersive magic, putting players at the center of their adventure to become the witch or wizard they choose to be. They will grow their character’s abilities as they master powerful spells, hone combat skills and select companions to help them face off against deadly enemies. Players will also encounter missions and scenarios that will pose difficult choices and determine what they stand for.

As the climactic story begins, players grow their magical abilities by mastering spells, brewing potions and taming fantastic beasts. Along the way, they will uncover an expansive world filled with perilous dangers tied to the wizarding world’s long forgotten past and an unusual ability that only they possess. The open-world journey takes players beyond Hogwarts to new and familiar wizarding world locations including the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade Village.

“It’s such an honor to work on such an amazing franchise and the team is dedicated to delivering an authentic Wizarding World experience that both Harry Potter and RPG fans will enjoy,” said John Blackburn, Studio General Manager, Avalanche. “Hogwarts Legacy is so special because it allows players to immerse themselves in a new narrative that is filled with complex characters, and, of course, magic.”

Filed Under: Hogwarts Legacy, Portkey Games
World’s First Bottled Butterbeer Available at WB Studio Tour London & Platrofm 9¾
Posted by Megs

Butterbeer was originally only available for fans to purchase at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, Florida in 2010. Next, in 2012, it ventured to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and then Universal Hollywood in 2016. Now, there is a new form for fans to enjoy – Bottled Butterbeer!

Bottled Butterbeer Available at Warner Bros Studio Tour London

For the very first time, fans of Butterbeer can experience the Wizarding World drink in a brand-new way – at home! A much-requested fan favourite over the years, it comes in beautifully crafted souvenir glass bottles with each one featuring an exclusive collectable label designed by MinaLima.

The Bottled Butterbeer will be sold at WB Studio Tour London, Platform 9 3/4 shops and their online counterparts. Unfortunately they will only ship to the UK for now. It was also revealed that there will be different labels to collect as time goes on. We have asked if the new mug will also be available for purchase but have not heard back yet.

At 7:30BST tonight (September 10th,) Warwick Davis will be taking over the Studio Tour Instagram to answer questions about the Bottled Butterbeer.

The studio tour started the fun yesterday with a mystery video where some Potter personalities received boxes in the mail.

The video reveal continued today with them opening their boxes to reveal the beautifully designed Butterbeer bottles:

The Studio Tour have sent over a press release with more details on this delicious development:

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter and Platform 9 ¾ Shop launch the world’s first bottled Butterbeer.

For the very first time, fans of Butterbeer can experience the Wizarding World drink in a brand-new way – at home!

Appearing throughout the stories and loved by Hogwarts students and teachers alike, Butterbeer is a much-requested fan-favourite. Previously available in draught form at select Wizarding World locations, today, the world’s first official bottled Butterbeer launches exclusively at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London –The Making of Harry Potter and the Platform 9 ¾ Shops at London King’s Cross, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

Made and brewed in the U.K, bottled Butterbeer has a style which is entirely unique and comes in beautifully crafted souvenir glass bottles, each one featuring an exclusive collectable label designed by MinaLima, the design duo behind the graphic props of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

Following launch, there will be different labels to collect, making a bottle the perfect gift for any fan to first enjoy and then proudly display.

Best served chilled and poured straight from the bottle, the delicious soft drink features a new take on the butterscotch flavour fans know and love. The unique blend of top-secret ingredients make bottled Butterbeer a must try for any aspiring witch or wizard!

Bringing the magical taste to everyone, bottled Butterbeer can also be purchased online at shop.wbstudiotour.co.uk or harrypotterplatform934.com and fans are invited to join us at @wbtourlondon and share their #ButterbeerCheers.

They also answered some questions you may have about the product:

What does bottled Butterbeer taste like? Butterbeer is a butterscotch flavoured sparkling soft drink. 

What does bottle Butterbeer cost?  Butterbeer is available at £5.95 for an individual 275ml bottle or £12.95 for 4 X 200ml pack.

Is Butterbeer dairy/free/vegan/vegetarian? Our bottled Butterbeer is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

How is Bottled Butterbeer made?  Along with the recipe, the brewing process is top secret.

Will Bottled Butterbeer be available to buy online? Yes, bottled Butterbeer is available to purchase from both Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and Platform 9 ¾’s website. Butterbeer is currently only available for delivery within the UK.  

How many collectible labels are there? There is currently one label available, hand designed by MinaLima, the Graphic Design duo on all Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. Keep an eye out for more collectible labels in the future.

Filed Under: Products, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Trailer for James Phelps’ “Cadia: The World Within”
Posted by Megs

A new trailer for Cadia: The World Within starring James Phelps has been released. Cadia: The World Within is the story of Matthew, David, and Renee Addams, three fourteen-year-olds whose journey into a mystical realm teaches them about grace, love, doubt, and the nature of good versus evil.

James Phelps stars as Tanion, a mysterious character we don’t know much about. Is he good? Or is he evil? Only time will tell.

The film will be released on Amazon Prime and Vudu on September 15th 2020. We will share streaming links as soon as they are made available.

Devastated by the loss of their mother, three teenagers discover a mystical realm ruled by unseen forces, where they must attempt to work together and overcome evil to return home. Cadia: The World Within is a family fantasy film written and directed by Cedric Gegel and produced by Zach Throne and Schalet Jackson. Starring two-time Emmy® and GOLDEN GLOBE® nominee Corbin Bernsen (LA Law, Major League, Psych), James Phelps (the Harry Potter saga), Rick Montgomery, Jr. (Blessid, Altered Hours, Squid Man), Nicky Buggs (The Secret Life of Bees), and introducing Keegan Sells, Carly Sells, Tanner Sells, and Dillon Perry.

Filed Under: James and Oliver Phelps
LEGO Announces Interactive Harry Potter Diagon Alley Set
Posted by Megs

We have some exciting news on this eve of Back to Hogwarts day! LEGO announced a brand new set, created with help from James & Oliver Phelps, releasing tomorrow! The beautiful Diagon Alley LEGO set has an interactive element to it with the help of a mobile site and buildable QR codes.

The set is a little over a yard wide when lined up and comes with 14 minifigures of characters found in Diagon Alley throughout the series! There are interactive elements such as a hidden lever to trigger movement of the arm/hat of the statue in Weasley’s shop.

Marcos Bessa, LEGO Harry Potter Design Lead commented: “I love how faithful the final design is to the architectural details in the film. You can barely see some of these buildings zooming past your screen, but we tracked down different photographs from the sets – some of them from nearly 20 years ago – to make sure everything is spot on. Diagon Alley is the biggest set I’ve designed to-date and I am really proud of how it has come together.”

This set is for ages 16+, contains 5,544 pieces and retails for $399.99. It will be available for purchase tomorrow, September 1st in LEGO stores and their official website!

For full details click the “more” button.

More Filed Under: LEGO Harry Potter, Products
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