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Pictures of new ‘Harry Potter’ LEGO sets Pictures of new ‘Harry Potter’ LEGO sets

A number of pictures of LEGO’s upcoming Harry Potter sets have appeared online. The photos, snapped at Toy Fair 2010, show many of the sets (which appear to not be specifically Deathly Hallows-themed). Check out the pictures below (and even more here).

The sets will be available in October. Thanks to MuggleNet for the link!

New LEGO merchandise for ‘Deathly Hallows’ films New LEGO merchandise for ‘Deathly Hallows’ films

The LEGO Group today announced their decision to create a number of new LEGO sets, as well as a board game, for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films. Karen McTier, executive vice president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products says, “fans of the franchise will be excited to discover the wonderfully original LEGO products inspired by the beloved stories and characters”.

“The world of Harry Potter has inspired some of our most successful products and we are thrilled to continue creating imaginative play opportunities for fans everywhere,”said Jill Wilfert, vice president, global licensing for LEGO Group. “The magical stories brought to life in the films give us the potential for an incredible array of offerings, the best of which are represented in our upcoming lines.”

The new LEGO sets will include the Hogwarts Castle, Hagrid’s Hut, Hogwarts Express and Quidditch Match, as well as Bellatrix Lestrange and Luna Lovegood figures. The sets will be available in October, and a LEGO board game titled “Hogwarts” will be available in August.

Deathly Hallows: Part I will be released in November.

‘Deathly Hallows’ to be released in 3D ‘Deathly Hallows’ to be released in 3D

Warner Bros. today announced that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I will be released in 3D. Jeff Robinov of Warner Bros. said, “We’re excited about 3D and look forward to bringing a rich, involving visual experience to audiences around the world.”

Deathly Hallows will be released in November.

Alexandre Desplat to score ‘Deathly Hallows: Part I’ Alexandre Desplat to score ‘Deathly Hallows: Part I’

Composer Alexandre Desplat will score Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. While reports surfaced last year that composer John Williams would score the final two films, Desplat’s involvement in the franchise is now confirmed. It is unknown whether Williams, Desplat or another composer will score Deathly Hallows: Part II.

Recently, Desplat wrote the scores for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I will be released in November.

Happy birthday … Harry Potter Fan Zone! Happy birthday … Harry Potter Fan Zone!

In the early hours of 22 December 2003 a little known fan site appeared online. It looked something like this. From the idea that “it would be cool to make a website“, HPFZ was born. Since that day we’ve been covering book launches, movie releases, nonsensical rumours and everything in between. It’s been a blast.

Now entering our seventh year (see what we did there), there’s much to come. There’s plenty left in the Potter franchise, including a theme park, two movies and a potential encyclopedia. Site wise, there is also plenty on the horizon. Stay tuned!

Finally, a big thank you to all the folks who’ve helped out with the site these past six years. Kudos to you all.

Second image from ‘Deathly Hallows’ Second image from ‘Deathly Hallows’

Warner Bros. has released the second image from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Check it out below:

Deathly Hallows: Part I will be released on 19 November 2010.

First photo from ‘Deathly Hallows’ First photo from ‘Deathly Hallows’

Warner Bros. has sent over the first promotional still from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. The picture shows Harry, Ron, and Hermione walking through London. Check it out below:

Deathly Hallows: Part I will be released on 19 November 2010.

Daniel Radcliffe on the cover of Empire Daniel Radcliffe on the cover of Empire

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Actor Daniel Radcliffe will be featured in one of the ten covers that Empire Magazine will print this December. Next month Empire is hosting “The ‘Icons Of The Decade’ Covers” which includes the ten most significant actors from the big screen. The issue is said to contain a feature article called “Ten years of Daniel Radcliffe” by Olly Richards which is set to feature Daniel’s role as Harry Potter. Nothing is known if his other roles will also be included in the article.

The Ten cover project will also contain actors like Heith Ledger’s Joker, Viggo Mortensen as Aragon, Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. You can check out who else made the list by clicking here.

Dan Radcliffe, David Yates to participate in HBP screening Dan Radcliffe, David Yates to participate in HBP screening

Half-Blood PrinceDaniel Radcliffe and director David Yates will participate in a live screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on December 12. Fans who purchase the Blu-ray edition of Half-Blood Prince will be able to participate in the “Live Community Screening” at 12:00 PM PST (3:00 PM EST) on December 12.

Fans will be able to, “watch the movie together with Daniel Radcliffe and director David Yates and hear an interactive Q&A where fans can ask questions about the blockbuster film directly to Daniel and David, directly from their home”.

David Yates says of the event:

“It’s a tremendous honor to be invited to host the first worldwide Live Community Screening and to have the opportunity to talk directly to fans across the globe.  I’m looking forward to engaging with the thoughts and opinions of the fans who have supported us so loyally and passionately over the years – without them the films wouldn’t be the success they are.”

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 8.

Harry Birthday Tom Harry Birthday Tom

tom-feltonTom Felton, Draco Malfoy, is celebrating his 22nd birthday today. Here at Harry Potter Fan Zone, we’d like to wish him a very Happy Birthday!

Brendan Gleeson says goodbye to Mad-Eye Brendan Gleeson says goodbye to Mad-Eye

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Actor Brendan Gleeson, who portrayed Mad-Eye Moody, said during a press conference that he finally finished his filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. He’s quoted saying “I waved goodbye to him a week and a half ago. It was great fun, playing Mad-Eye was a hoot”.

This all happened on Sunday night when Mr. Gleeson won an Emmy for his role in Winston Churchill in HBO’s miniseries Into the Storm. Congratulations Mr. Gleeson!

Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open in spring 2010, new info Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open in spring 2010, new info

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park will open in spring of 2010. The announcement was made by Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in the films). We’ll have more news soon, but for now, some goss:

  • A roller coaster built around the first task of the Triwizard Tournament (thrill ride)
  • A “family ride” built around Care of Magical Creatures and Buckbeak’s flight
  • A revolutionary ride in the Hogwarts castle called “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey”
  • Enter the park via Hogsmeade and visit a number of shops
  • Butterbeer and pumpkin juice will be sold
  • A new line of ‘Potter’ merchandise will be sold
  • An eleven-minute featurette with more information will be available on the ‘Half-Blood Prince’ DVD

Happy birthday, Rupert Grint! Happy birthday, Rupert Grint!

090716 rupertA very happy birthday today to Rupert Grint, who turns 21 today and plays a phenomenal role as Ron Weasley in the ‘Harry Potter’ films. Best wishes to him!

JKRowling.com undergoes slight changes JKRowling.com undergoes slight changes

jkr site2As some of the more dedicated Harry Potter fans may know, J. K. Rowling’s official site hasn’t been updated in over a year. Now, a few minor changes have been spotted, including edited links and the title of her diary on the main page.

Perhaps these now minor changes could be hints of some more major updates to her sites. Stay tuned.

Exclusive report from ‘Azkatraz’ Exclusive report from ‘Azkatraz’

azkatrazRecently, Harry Potter Fan Zone’s own Toni and David Gras attended Azkatraz 2009, a Harry Potter symposium. An exclusive report from the event can be found below.

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