Exhibit Review: Harry Potter the Exhibition, Magical Winter Edition

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We have reviewed Harry Potter, the Exhibition, before. But hang on, there’s a really good reason for us to speak about the event again.

For the first time ever, the Belgian leg of this traveling exhibit, has been expanded with new pieces. And not just any new pieces, some of them are so distinctively dieselpunk, we just have to talk about them.

When the expo re-opened on the 12th, in the presence of actor James Phelps (who plays the part of Fred Weasley), it was a great and fun event, that really did the expo justice.

James Phelps re-opening the Harry Potter exhibition in Brussels Expo

But now, onto the actual point of this piece: the new pieces.

First up: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them.

The movie was not released yet at the point where these people became visible for the audience, which I thought was a really nice touch.

You can admire three costumes from the outfit, and I for one can never get enough of the Roaring 20s so this definitely was my favourite new addition. The costumes weren’t the only things though, here was another display case with props, and a poster from the movie.

Harry Potter the Exhibition re-opening

Next up was the chess piece Ron Weasley rode in The Philosopher’s Stone. Which is just very cool to see in person.

Re-opening of the Harry Potter exhibition in Brussels Expo

And last but not least: Arthur Weasley’s flying car: the Ford Anglia. For those wondering which model specifically this is, a 105E Deluxe.

Sadly this car doesn’t fly like it did in The Chamber of Secrets, but it’s still neat to be able to see it properly in real life.

Harry Potter the Exhibition re-opening

What is also worth mentioning is that several original parts of the exhibition have been changed in a winter wonderland. Both the first hall with the sorting hat and the store have been decorated for Christmas, and the Hogwarts Express is now surrounded by snowfall.

If you are a Harry Potter fan, this is definitely a must see, and you still can until January 8 2017. Don’t miss out on this Magical Winter Edition!

Harry Potter the Exhibition re-opening

For more photos of the exhibition, and not just the new pieces, as well as some fun videos from the grand re-opening, click here.

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