27 January 2011
Few miniaturists and dolls house lovers appreciate the wizarding world of Harry Potter more than talented miniature enthusiast Sally Wallace. Her Des Moines, Iowa home resembles a Harry Potter film set in miniature with a towering Hogwarts Castle, Hagrid's Hut, and her latest project, the Ministry of Magic. ...
Located in the heart of London, the Ministry's vistitors' entrance is, for want of a better word, a tad unorthodox, so we beg your indulgence. Visitors should proceed to the red telephone box beside the pub and dial 62442 to receive your visitors badge. The ministry welcomes this oppportunity to demonstrate to the muggle world that, contrary to prior reports, we hold non-magical folk in the utmost highest regard.
Minister of Magic
The Ministry is built of a series of room boxes mounted inside a large wooden cabinet. In part 1 we are looking at the atrium side of the cabinet where the magical building is divided into several room boxes of varying sizes. Above ground is a tavern based perhaps on the Leaky Cauldron and the red telephone box tucked into an alley providing entrance to the Ministry below.
One floor down is the atrium with central fountain and walls adorned with 3D portraits. To the rear an archway leads to the banks of lifts whisking ministry officials to other parts of the building. Adjacent to the lifts is the floo network.
Finally on this side of the building is the infamous Wizengamot,the high court of wizarding law in Britain.
The full story behind this marvellous miniature triumph is printed in issue 200 of Dolls House & Miniature Scene. To obtain your copy please click here. Even better, why not take out a subscription so you never miss an issue.