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The Major Prop Rupert Grint Took From The Set Of Harry Potter

It has been 20 years since "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" came into our lives. Barely in their teens at the time, the films made global stars out of the new actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.

The "Harry Potter" movies, though, were not only known for their talented and popular cast. The franchise created a fictional world that was visually unique and appealing to the audience. From small props like Hermione's Time-Turner or the Elder Wand, to the grand sets of the Great Hall at Hogwarts and the Ministry of Magic — everything became synonymous with the movies. Over the years, replicas of the smaller props used in the movies became a huge hit with the fans. A Gryffindor scarf from the "Harry Potter" fan shop or a Deathly Hallows tattoo became the mark of recognition for Potterheads (the loyal fans of the franchise).

It is only understandable that the three actors, who played career-defining roles in the movies, also held an emotional connection with the props they worked with over the years. And it comes as no surprise that they picked up a few things that they held dear from their time on set. But what Grint decided to take away from the set as he parted with the franchise was quite unexpected.

Grint took the Deluminator from the Harry Potter set

The "Harry Potter" movies had a policy against taking props off set, as noted by Mental Floss. Despite that, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint each sneaked small props from the set (via Digital Spy). Grint in particular was given Ron's Deluminator as a memento after "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" was shot. The original designer and owner of the device was Dumbledore, and he left the Delumintor to Ron in his will. While its main function is to take away light from its source, it also enabled Ron to hear whenever Harry and Hermione were talking about him. While on the hunt for the Horcruxes, Ron questioned his friendship and left after an argument with Harry. The Delumintor later helped him find his way back to his friends, making it a prized possession for both Ron and Grint.

But that is not all Grint took from the set. He admitted to the Daily Mail that he "kind of stole" the number off of the Dursley's house at 4 Privet Drive. He also told the BBC that he, along with James and Oliver Phelps (who played the Weasley twins), stole the golden dragon egg from "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." In the end, the egg was taken back from them.

Even though Grint could not keep all the props that he wanted to, these stories from behind the scenes of the legendary franchise have kept the magic alive for its fans.