Review and Giveaway: Win the “THREE BROOMSTICKS PUB™” from The Bradford Exchange “Harry Potter” Village Collection!
Hogsmeade is one of my favorite locations in the Harry Potter series, and I’ve always been saddened that we never really get to properly explore the streets of the only entirely wizarding village in Britain in either the books or the films. This is particularly true of Hogsmeade in winter: Who wouldn’t want to experience the festive season in this quaint and quirky village?
Thankfully, the Harry Potter Illuminated Village Collection from The Bradford Exchange combines my love of Hogsmeade with my love of the festive season. The first item in the series of collectibles is a cozy-looking “THREE BROOMSTICKS PUB™”, the perfect place to finish a day of holiday shopping in the village. As the collection grows, imagine all the wonderful places collectors will be able to explore within the magical world of Harry Potter!
The handcrafted and hand-painted model of the “THREE BROOMSTICKS PUB™” is covered in glittery snow drifts and has three crooked chimneys, which can be easily assembled and disassembled for storage. The attention to detail in this item is incredible, from the three broomsticks and lamp above the door to the brick and wood detailing of the building itself. The front-facing side of the building features eight windows, with a further four on the back of the model. And if all the snow weren’t enough, leaning up against the side of the pub is a Christmas tree to make the piece feel even more festive.
After hunting down the smallest screwdriver I could find to open the battery compartment, I was able to experience the real magic of this collector’s item. With the help of Mr. Weasley’s favorite Muggle invention (electricity, in the form of three AAA batteries), the windows and Christmas tree are filled with a welcoming warm light.
This element is what I feel sets this model apart from other collectibles. The illumination draws your attention to details in the design that you may not have otherwise noticed, and combined with the glittery snow, it gives the wizarding pub an even more magical feel. The “THREE BROOMSTICKS PUB™” looks great on its own, but you can imagine how amazing the village collection will look when all of the pieces are illuminated!
The piece also comes with a “HARRY POTTER™” figure, which despite being slightly oversized in comparison to the building, shows incredible detail suggesting movement in its school robes.
Other pieces in this collection will come with additional figurines, including Ron and Hermione but also potentially other characters from the series.
The “THREE BROOMSTICKS PUB™” from The Bradford Exchange is a perfect Potter-themed holiday piece, and it’s exciting to think that with each magical set, collectors can have their very own Harry Potter Illuminated Village. Currently, this collection is available in the United States and Canada only. If you are a fan in the United States and want to start collecting, you can subscribe here. If you are in Canada, you can start your collection by subscribing here.
We know you want to take home this amazingly magical “THREE BROOMSTICKS PUB™” and “HARRY POTTER™” figurine, so make sure to enter our contest for your chance to win! Our giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada only at this time.
Additionally, MuggleNet is partnering with The Bradford Exchange over the coming months to make sure that many readers have a shot at winning future sets of the Harry Potter Illuminated Village, with one reader winning a special grand prize as a celebration of Harry Potter’s birthday in July! We highly recommend that readers follow us on our journey with The Bradford Exchange as we review and give away a Harry Potter Illuminated Village piece every month leading up to Harry’s birthday.
Currently, there are five announced sets in the Harry Potter Illuminated Village, with more issued each month. As a collector subscribed to The Bradford Exchange’s subscription plan, the entire collection in the Illuminated Village is reserved for you, which means regular deliveries of each new set and no increase in price! New sets are billed and shipped separately approximately every other month, once your previous bill has been paid in full, and you can cancel your plan at any time with no obligation. Here are the five sets that have been announced so far:
- Issue 1 – The “THREE BROOMSTICKS PUB™” with a free “HARRY POTTER™” figurine (make sure to enter our giveaway below for your chance to win the first set!)
- Issue 2 – “HONEYDUKES™” Sweet Shop with a free “RON WEASLEY™” figurine
- Issue 3 – “HOGWARTS™” School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
- Issue 4 – “HOGWARTS EXPRESS™” with free Hogsmeade caroler figurines
- Issue 5 – “HOGWARTS TRAIN STATION™” with free “HERMIONE GRANGER™” figurine
We have three sets of the “THREE BROOMSTICKS PUB™” with the “HARRY POTTER™” figurine to give away. Our contest starts on March 7 and will end on March 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Winners will be contacted via email after the contest ends and will be given 24 hours to respond and claim their prize. If no response is received within that time frame, another winner will be chosen, so make sure you are checking your spam and junk folders in case our notification email goes astray!
There are plenty of ways to enter, so don’t delay any further! Enter now for your chance to win!
A review set of the Harry Potter Illuminated Village “THREE BROOMSTICKS PUB™” and “HARRY POTTER™” figurine was provided to MuggleNet by The Bradford Exchange. All opinions belong to the reviewer.