Review and Giveaway: Win a “HARRY POTTER™ HOGWARTS™ Express” Glitter Globe from The Bradford Exchange!

Harry Potter collectors, I have a treat to share with you! I recently added to my collection this gorgeous item from The Bradford Exchange that features a moving Hogwarts Express train, and I am over the moon in love with this piece.

The “HARRY POTTER™ HOGWARTS™ Express” Glitter Globe is a beautiful, hand-painted piece of work, and the detail from the castle to the train is spectacular. The globe can light up with just a swish and flick of your wand. You can choose to play “Hedwig’s Theme” if you are so inclined. The train even travels around the snow globe, so what’s not to love?!

The “HOGWARTS™ Express,” with its classic red color, is something I can’t keep my eyes off of as it travels around the globe, coming out of one tunnel and disappearing into another a second later. Take a look at the train in action via our product video below!



The subtle hints to the four House animals and the Platform 9 3/4 sign on the rocks are beautiful additions to this musical globe. I also can’t forget to mention how beautiful the castle is, with glitter falling around it and the lights illuminating the castle, all while the globe plays the beautiful and iconic song from the films, “Hedwig’s Theme”!



My favorite part is that you have two options to turn on the globe. First, you can have the train moving, with “Hedwig’s Theme” playing and the lights on. Second, you can turn the switch on halfway so that the music doesn’t play but the train continues to make its journey to the station – this is a great feature for someone like me, who can’t study with music playing.



As you can see the Hogwarts motto just above the train tracks, I think it would have been great if they had placed the Hogwarts crest above the motto rather than the picture of Harry, Ron, and Hermione. In my opinion, the photo of the trio takes away from the magic of the globe and makes the product look a bit cheap.



The Journey to Hogwarts Illuminated Glitter Globe from The Bradford Exchange is already one of my favorite pieces in my collection, and now you have an opportunity to add it to yours!

How do you get your hands on this beautiful and unique item from The Bradford Exchange? You have two choices. You can guarantee that the “HARRY POTTER™ HOGWARTS™ Express” Glitter Globe will be yours by visiting the appropriate site for your country. United States residents wishing to purchase, click here, and Canadian residents wishing to purchase, click here.

Should you be a few Galleons short this time around, we present to you a second option! We have a wonderful contest for you to enter to take your shot at winning a “HARRY POTTER™ HOGWARTS™ Express” Glitter Globe instead!

Simply choose to complete at least one entry method via Rafflecopter below, and earn more entries by coming back every day to enter again. Our giveaway starts on May 21 and will last for two weeks, closing on June 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET. We will contact the winner by email after the contest ends and will require a response within 24 hours, or another winner may be chosen.

At this time, this contest is open to US and Canadian residents only.


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A “HARRY POTTER™ HOGWARTS™ Express” Glitter Globe was provided to MuggleNet for review from The Bradford Exchange. All opinions belong to the reviewer.