Harry Potter Wands are very popular replicas purchased by many fans of both the books and the movies. For years, The Noble Collection has produced exact copies of the various wands used by the characters in the movies.
If you’ve been to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in the UK, you will have been lucky enough to see up close the massive range of wands that were used in the movies. Every character who wielded a wand had a different design.
Of course, the central characters (Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Grainger and Dumbledore) are the most popular wand choices, but some stunning wands belong to some of the other lesser known Characters. For example, Luna Lovegood had a particularly pretty wand that as proven popular by collectors.
The wands in the movies were made of wood. However, the large scale demand of fans wanting replicas, mean wood would be impractical and too expensive to use. So, The Noble Collection rely on cold-cast porcelain moulded around a metal rod. This enables them to accurately recreate exact models of the wands from the movies. The porcelain is then hand painted to simulate the look of wood. The result is surprisingly realistic.
Taking Harry Potter’s wand as an example: The wand weighs around 160 grams and measures 14 inches in length. This differs to the book measurements, but is supposedly screen accurate.
The Noble Collection offer four types of wands:
The most expensive are the bronze wands which are available in either Harry Potter’s or Dumbledore’s models. Although made of Bronze, these appear to be painted to still look wooden. Being made of bronze, they are stronger and heavier then the porcelain versions. They retail around the £100 mark.
The most screen accurate wand and box is the style that comes with the Ollivanders box. These come with the cold-cast porcelain wand in a screen accurate box, featuring a luxurious interior as well as a name tag and clip. They retail around £29.95.
Slightly cheaper is the same wand but in a standard box. This is still a nice box, but not as nice as the Ollivanders one. They retail at about £27.95.
Finally, there is a range of illuminating wands, which simulate the look of the wands when they light up in the movies (Lumos!). These wands are made of plastic and are thicker than the other wands (to house 2 x batteries). The wand brightness can be controlled by a button on the wand handle. Despite being plastic they are still finished nicely and look close to the movie versions. These retail at around £39.95.
The central characters of Harry, Ron, Hermione and Dumbledore all have their wands recreated in the guises mentioned above. The Ollivanders range also include some of the other characters such as Sirius Black and Voldemort. Wands from characters with smaller roles in the movies can only be found in the standard character range.
The Noble Collection also have a range of wand displays and stands to accompany the wands giving you a wide variety of display options.
The Noble Collection is a US company but most of its items are avaialble in the UK by a variety of stockists including my own store.
Source by Liam Stacy