If you’re missing the Wizarding World and dreaming of re-enrolling at Hogwarts, do we have the merch for you. British brand Corgi has launched a brand new range of magical die-cast models inspired by the Harry Potter series, including the Hogwarts Express, the Knight Bus and the Weasley’s flying Ford Anglia… And you can win them!
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The Hogwarts Express is one train you don’t want to miss, and not just because the tickets probably cost a bomb. This one-stop locomotives transports young witches and wizards from all over the UK from Platform 9 ¾ at London’s King’s Cross all the way to Hogsmeade station, the wizarding village just outside of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, at the start of every new school year. Find a cosy compartment, treat yourself to some magical refreshments, and start your academic year by making life-long friends (or enemies) aboard the Hogwarts Express. You better be on board at 11 o’clock on 1st September, or you’ll be left finding your own way to school…
Which brings us to the Weasley’s Ford Anglia. On the outside, this unassuming car could be mistaken for any other. But after a tinkering from Arthur Weasley himself, the blue Ford Anglia not only takes off and flies above the clouds, it also features a sophisticated (if a little rusty) invisibility booster — making you less likely to be spotted and arrested by the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office. If you find yourself in a pickle but haven’t yet passed your Apparition test, take a leaf out of Harry and Ron’s book in The Chamber Of Secrets and take to the skies in a flying car. Just don’t let Mrs Weasley find out.
When things quite literally blow up with Aunt Marge at Privet Drive in The Prisoner Of Azkaban, the Knight Bus pulls up to help Harry escape the Dursleys for another summer before school started. Manned by driver Ernie Prang and spotty conductor Stan Shunpike, the bright purple Knight Bus boasts three floors of ornate four poster beds and the ability to squeeze through traffic undetected better than any muggle bus. Thanks to Corgi, you can now own your own tiny replica of the Knight Bus and conduct your own high-speed adventures to literally anywhere (except places underwater). Public transport has never been this awesome.
Corgi brings all of these enchanted vehicles to life with its new collection of gorgeous die-cast models. As new additions to the company’s wide variety of film, TV and music memorabilia, these collectables are as true to the films as they can possibly be, with detail going into everything from the exact colour of the paint jobs to the tiny registration plates.
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