Today, the family went to Brussels Expo because I had tickets for this unique experience.
It`s an exhibition where a lot of props from the movies are shown, and some interactive things take place as well. It`s also well noting that it wasn`t allowed to take pictures with the Flash on, which I duly followed (well, for 95% of the time...)
Now, there was a LOT of people, but oddly enough not that many kids in comparison, seems the franchise isn`t as big a craze as it was under the previous generation. But our personal Harry first needed a little bit of courage to take in.
Now, the first thing that happens when entering is that you can have a memento picture taken, and at 15 euro it ain`t cheap, but with a GF and a Smurf totally crazy about it, that was do-able.
The first hall detailed the common rooms and teachers of Hogwarts, including the one wizard I really liked, Lockhart.
The next part of the exhibition handled the noble sport of Quidditch, including a few rings to toss balls at. Those balls where a bit heavier then Smurf Potter anticipated ;-)
Next, we moved into the Dark Forest and to Hagrid's cabin. That`s a big chair to fill, and stop looking at those pumpkins!
Next came the Dark Arts section, which the kid liked the most. Here I "sinned" against the Flash rule, as the GF really wanted a decent picture of Bellatrix's gown, as she wants to create it for a cosplay in the future. But that was the only time, I swear...
And then of course, there is the merchandise store. Prices weren`t really that much more then at conventions or online including shipping, so the GF and the Smurf did buy some thingies. An ink and quill set for her, and a Snape wand and some dark mark tattoos for the kid. And moi... I didn`t purchase anything as there wasn`t really anything that caught my fancy.
It was a wonderful experience, and if it comes near you, or you still could get tickets, it`s definitly worth it.
It`s also worth it to ask loudly in the crowd if this exhibition is about "that movie where they needed to throw a ring in a volcano". You`ll get mixed glares casted your way hehehe...
A mixed weekend of gaming, rules, conversions and painting
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