As you use the pages of the notepad one by one, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will gradually appear.
Harry Potter and the wizarding world of Hogwarts does have a special place in most of our hearts. It was quite upsetting when I turned 11 and didn't receive my letter, but now there is a new way for fans of the magical world to come closer to Hogwarts. Japanese architectural model-making firm Triad Inc. creates Omoshiroi Block memo pads, and one of their newest designs features the magnificent Hogwarts castle where Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger went to school. At first glance, the memo pad looks normal, but it's only when you start using the pages that the castle appears.
The castle literally wasn't built in a day—the Triad Inc. team revealed to Bored Panda that the entire project took around a year, from product planning and prototype development to product manufacture and PR videos. “We have a strong interest in creating objects and products that make people enjoy the passage of time while using them. Through Omoshiroi Block, we hope people can cherish precious memories and a moving experience deeply in their hearts," a representative revealed. Their aim is to create products that can be “loved and cherished for a long time,” instead of making things that are temporarily trendy.
“Omoshiroi Block can represent not only pieces like the magical world of Hogwarts but also, we can make customized products intended to recreate other world monuments and attractions. We have already delivered Omoshiroi Block customized products to overseas clients, including representations of overseas museums, famous places, and cityscapes.” The name of the product is apt, because 'omoshiroi' in Japanese does mean ‘interesting’ or ‘entertaining'. The Harry Potter Hogwarts memo pad has 150 pieces of paper, but it is a bit on the expensive side. The memo pad costs 19,800 yen, which is just over $190.
To be fair, once you use up the pages (or rip it off to get to the end) it does quite become a collectible to add to your haul, which might make it a worthy purchase. The whole thing is so well-planned. Each page is carefully perforated to reveal the castle slowly. The pages also have pop-up designs like Harry's broom or glasses. According to FOX Store: You can create "Harry Potter", which has enthusiastic fans all over the world, and Hogwarts Castle, which appears in the story, with your own hands. Inside Hogwarts Castle is the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where Harry and his friends attend, and is the main stage of the story.
You can visit the place you admire while writing down important moments on high-quality crafted paper. As you use the notepads one by one, Hogwarts Castle will gradually appear. You can enjoy the completed "Hogwarts Castle" in the attached clear showcase. It can also be used as a pen stand. The dimensions of the product are 85 x 82 x 43 mm, and it weighs around 166 grams. The website adds that this is the best way to combat the work from home situation amid the pandemic: Using notepad paper 150 times, little by little, will make you happy when Hogwarts Castle is completed. "Harry Potter --OMOSHIROI BLOCK" gives people a new home time.