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Short of finding a way to actually send them to Hogwarts, one of the most spectacular gifts to give a hard cote Harry Potter fan is a replica of Harry’s awesome Nimbus 2000 Racing Broom. That’s exactly what engineering student Jared Weissman did for his girlfriend, 21-year-old George Mason University senior Shelby Stein, who describes her room as a “Harry Potter fan cave.”

Not only that, Weissman spent three weeks making the stunning replica himself. The handle was made using a 2x4 piece of pine and the bristles from basket weaving reed shaped with styrofoam circles. The completed broom was stained with mahogany wood stain finish and a glossy polyurethane coat. Then he carefully hand-painted the Nimbus 2000 logo at the end of the broom handle. But there’s more…

“It was wrapped in brown paper and twine just like it was in the movie when Harry receives in the Great Hall from his owl Hedwig,” said Stein. “I could tell what it was from the shape of it, and I just remember being so excited and even cried! I was amazed at how beautiful it was and how accurate it was as well,“ she added. "It really does look just like the one from the movie!”

Click here to learn more about this magical gift.

Originally posted by sue-from-forest

[via Bored Panda and Cosmopolitan]

  • Ron:Hey, mom, just wanted to tell you that I love you
  • Molly:..What did you just say
  • Ron:I love you
  • Molly:What do you want?
  • Ron:Mom I don't need to have a reason to say I love you!
  • Molly:Unfortunately, I know you. What do you want, Ron Hermit Weasley?
  • Ron:MOM I TOLD YOU NEVER TO MENTION MY MIDDLE NAME
  • Ron:REMIND ME NEVER TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU ANYMORE
  • *Molly leaves*
  • Ron:Damn it, now how am I supposed to get the Nimbus 2000?
  • Molly, from a far away distance:I KNEW IT!
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“Jared (boyfriend of the Harry Potter fan) built the broom over the course of 3 weeks, using a 2x4 piece of pine for the handle. The bristles were shaped out of basket reed and reinforced underneath with Styrofoam circles to create the shape. He finished it with a mahogany wood stain and polyurethane coat to make it glossy, and hand painted the Nimbus 2000 logo to the top. He then made the kickstand out of plastic rod and painted gold. ”