For Christmas 2013 I wanted to do something special for my wife. She has mentioned soooo many times that "It sucks, there is no Harry Potter Monopoly!" so I decided since it doesn't exist, I will just make her one.
Had I known it was going to be 3 months of work I may not have done it, but I do think I came up with something very special and unique for her.
I apologize in advance. I have done a few Instrucatables before and documented them all step by step, but I didn't think I would end up posting this so I don't have a lot of step by step images.
Take what you can from this and make it your own! :)
I am happy to answer any questions.
Step 1: Get a Monopoly Set
The first major step in creating a custom Monopoly set is getting a standardized one. You will need pieces from it to create your new one.
The board will be essential in gluing down your board print out onto (but more on that later).
The main reason you need to grab a copy of Monopoly is because of the house/hotel pieces.
More importantly, you can choose to not print out new Chance / Community Chest cards, even money if you decide (Although, most all the fun is in the aesthetics if you ask me!).
Houses and Hotels
All the houses and hotels have stayed the same. It is important to keep the same amount of houses and hotels as the original in case of building shortages. So I re-used these pieces.
I ran out of time to try and replace them with something a little more unique (I would have liked to have done castle pieces).