This Guy Made His Girlfriend An Actual Nimbus 2000… The Photos Are Pure Magic.
It's the best conceivable present for the ultimate Harry Potter fan, and college student Shelby Stein's boyfriend made it for her -- and without the help of any Hogwarts magic.
Jared Weissman decided to make Stein a Nimbus 2000, Harry's beloved broom, for Christmas, and it's basically the cutest gift idea we've ever seen. His efforts are made even more adorable by the fact that Stein has already amassed quite a Potter collection, including mini potion bottles, a Hogwarts acceptance letter, a golden snitch, and much, much more. Needless to say, Weissman's gift was a huge hit with Stein this Christmas -- in other words, he really did work some serious magic.
Here is Weissman's version of the Nimbus 2000 in all of it's glory.
It really does look like the real thing, doesn't it? Jared built the broom over 3 weeks, using a 2x4 piece of pine for the handle.
The bristles were made out of basket reed and reinforced with styrofoam circles, all topped off with a mahogany wood stain.
"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," Shelby said in an interview. "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. It really does look just like the one from the movie!"
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