While Pottermore‘s newest set report doesn’t outright tell us anything new about Fantastic Beasts, it does give some insight as to prop types and the building of a New York street in Leavesden Studios. Here are some quotes from the article:
I can see pretzels but I can’t smell them and I’m definitely not allowed to touch them.
I stand on a street corner, stroke a prop wheelbarrow…
We start on the Lower West Side where the bricks are filthy, the posters are peeling off the concrete walls and most things are light brown, dark brown or in-between brown. All the signs and posters were designed by extraordinary graphic design double-act Mina Lima.
Fantastic Beasts is set in the roaring twenties and every single detail of the set screams that era. Every shop sign, every newspaper headline, every restaurant menu, every window dressing, every wheel, every food cart, every streetlight.
There are several cobbled streets, and if you stand in the right spot you can see all the way from the Lower West Side to the Upper East Side.
You can see the outside of Tina and Queenie’s apartment, as well as restaurants, a church, and all manner of shops. As Anna tells me, they’ve had to take some of those shop facades down and dress them up as a completely different building very fast when they get a last-minute change in the filming schedule.
Lucky for me, we made it to the interior set of Tina and Queenie Goldstein’s apartment less than an hour before it was taken down. I sat on their beds, stroked their sofa, picked up their books and looked into their mirrors.
We’re guessing the Goldstein sisters’ apartment won’t be appearing in a Studio Tour Fantastic Beasts expansion in the future!