‘Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home’, they say.
However, most fans of the series have also made sure to bring something of Harry Potter’s magical wizarding universe into their muggle homes.
Special editions of the books and their various spin-offs, soft toys, keychains, illustrations, faithful reproductions of props from the movies: the choice when it comes to Harry Potter (and Wizarding World) merch is endless.
No one, however, has a collection quite like the one that belongs to Tracey Nicol-Lewis (UK).
With a whopping number of 5,284 items, in April 2021, the Potterhead from Mid Glamorgan, Wales broke the record for the largest collection of Harry Potter memorabilia.
The superfan started buying Harry Potter items in 2002, just after the birth of her son, and never stopped since!
From LEGO™ reproductions of the wizarding universe to dreamy objects like limited edition Firebolt sneakers, as well as a head-turning assembly of action figures, Tracey broke the previous record by 2,187 items.
But Tracey is not only a fan of the Harry Potter saga, and her collection doesn’t limit itself to the secrets of Hogwarts.
The Welsh collector also holds the record for largest collection of Wizarding World memorabilia, expanding the Harry Potter universe into Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts franchise.
Her collection spans from Hogwarts to Ilvermorny, from Harry Potter to the adventures of Newt Scamander, in a magical world that kept growing with the years.
Tracey keeps her gargantuan collection in her house, divided into three separate rooms.
After years of gathering new merch and books, according to the website Mugglenet, Tracey also had to buy a larger house to accommodate her ever-growing treasure of Hogwarts-inspired items.