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Architectural Digest Releases New Photos of "Deathly Hallows" Sets

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Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 22, 2011, 08:41 AM

Architectural Digest magazine has published a slideshow featuring images of the sets and concept art used for "Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

Production designer Stuart Craig gives some background on each set, which includes Shell Cottage, the newly introduced boathouse at Hogwarts, and Bellatrix Lestrange's underground vault at Gringotts.

“I try to find a logic for whatever the set is and somehow I felt it was wrong for [Shell Cottage] to be too whimsical, too fanciful,” says production designer Stuart Craig. “So this cottage has a logic. If you really wanted to build a house on the beach, what would you do? Well, you would use local materials. And the local materials would be either rocks or seashells. The walls are huge oyster shells and the roof is made of big scallop shells. You can see how scallop shells can lend themselves to overlapping and shedding water. I was kind of pleased with t[he logic underlying the structure that we had found there.”
"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" arrives in theaters on July 15, 2011!

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358 Points

I am surprised not to see comments! These are awesome photos and drawings — the picture of the trio on the dragon inside Gringotts is a big WOW! I cannot believe how amazing this movie is going to be!!!

Posted by weasleywannabe1997 on June 22, 2011, 08:50 AM report to moderator
14579 Points

OMG THIS IS AMAZING ! i cannot wait to seee it! must finish the book first…XD

Posted by AlexWeasley12 {WitchFelicis130} on June 22, 2011, 08:55 AM report to moderator
15823 Points

Wow. The boathouse should be interesting.. I still wish it took place in the Shrieking Shack, but it should be nice. :) Overral, its amazing. :)

Posted by jammjcpotter on June 22, 2011, 08:56 AM report to moderator
349 Points

wow i love it!!! freaking saweet!

Posted by sboyer06 on June 22, 2011, 09:02 AM report to moderator
34 Points

That’s amazing. It will be sad to never visit those beautiful parts of HP anymore, even if they were only in the movies.

Posted by aWizardsWayofLife on June 22, 2011, 09:21 AM report to moderator
6352 Points

WOW is right! The sets are awesome. Craig’s work for HP has been absolutely BRILLIANT. He deserves all kinds of awards!

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on June 22, 2011, 09:30 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

It all looks beautiful!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on June 22, 2011, 09:50 AM report to moderator
5008 Points

WOW totally AWESOME!!!! I really love the looks of Shell Cottage!!!!
The slide pictures are AWESOME also!!! Can’t wait much longer!!!!! for part II of Deathly Hallows!!!!!

Posted by Mistic Willow on June 22, 2011, 10:17 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

Very nice pix!

Posted by Won_Two on June 22, 2011, 10:24 AM report to moderator
5389 Points

Cool concepts

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on June 22, 2011, 10:52 AM report to moderator
71 Points

love the photos but they are showing so much! iwant to see the movie not some pictures

Posted by hp12369 on June 22, 2011, 11:08 AM report to moderator
490 Points

Holy sets! Did u guys see the room of requirement?!

Posted by farewell_fred on June 22, 2011, 11:09 AM report to moderator
925 Points

I think Shell Cottage is so cutsie I want to puke!

Posted by Graymayne on June 22, 2011, 12:16 PM report to moderator
11773 Points

Very interesting article. I love to see how much thought and study has gone into all this.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on June 22, 2011, 12:46 PM report to moderator
886 Points

This is so brilliant!!!! I’ve always loved how real and how amazing the sets of looked. Stuart Craig knows his stuff. The architecture is simply phenomenal. I’ve always thought Gringotts, the look of Hogmeade, the look of Diagon Alley, Dumbledore’s office and now Shell Cottage have not only done accuratley to the book but utterly phenomenal. Seeing these photos and getting to closely look at the amazing architecture was so special to me. These movies are the best ever. Thats all.

Posted by RubeusHagrid on June 22, 2011, 02:00 PM report to moderator
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