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Miniatures in Harry Potter series

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Burrow Facts:
  • The Burrow took about 14 weeks with eight model makers to make.
  • It took 14 weeks to make the Burrow miniature and just six minutes to burn down!
  • The Burrow is over 20 feet high at a scale of 1:3.
  • The Burrow model had to match the full size set exactly, so everything was replicated, including leaded light windows, curtains and the all of the various set dressing.

Hogsmeade Village:

  • The miniature version of Hogsmeade had over 20 shop windows filled with tiny window dressing.
  • Hogsmeade was 42 x 24 x 8 ft high at a scale of 1:16.
  • The full-sized version of Hogsmeade built for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was based on the miniature version created for previous films.


  • Hogwarts was 60 x 50 x 30 ft high. A scale of 1:24
  • The original version took about seven months to create with 40 people working on it. The miniature has been updated over the years due to story requirements.
  • Each of these updates has taken approximately 3-4 months with about 20 model makers.
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