You didn't need a Firebolt broomstick to take to the skies when flying in this! I hadn't planned on acquiring this model for my collection because I'm not a Harry Potter fan. However, Russell/crownvic/Agent CV had this on offer, too, so I grabbed it when I bought "Birthday Girl" from him! There are now only 3 Virgin 747 diecast models that I don't have in my collection: IF's G-VGIN & G-VHOT and G200's G-VXLG. I've been on the fence about buying them, because they're almost identical to models I have in my collection. (G-VIR vs. G-VGIN = G-VIR has "Virgin" on the nose & painter on the tail; G-VGIN has a Flying Lady on the nose & no painter on the tail. G-VFAB vs. G-VHOT = G-VHOT has "NO WAY BA/AA" on the rear fuselage.)
I'm hoping a manufacturer will produce a model of G-VROS "Forever Young" which was Virgin's last 747 revenue flight. It flew LAX-LHR on 30th March 2020. G-VROS was never painted into the current livery. It remained in the livery you see on this model. (Sans the Harry Potter scheme, of course.) If it had been painted into the current livery, I'd find someone (where's "stang21181"?) to do a custom of it for me.
Virgin Atlantic: more experience than our name suggests!
Aircraft and model details:
Boeing 747-443; G-VLIP "Hot Lips"
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Serial No. 32338; Line No. 1274
First flight 26th April 2001
Delivered to Virgin 15th May 2001
Configuration 14 Upper Class, 66 Premium Economy, and 375 Economy class seats
Blue Box BBOX754, produced 2011
Special Notes: Originally ordered by GECAS for lease to Alitalia as reg. EI-CVI but not taken; ninth 747-400 delivered to Virgin; painted in "Harry Potter" livery May 2010 - Jan. 2011; renamed "The Falcon" & painted in "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" livery Sept. 2019 - Nov. 2020; stored at Marana Pinal Airpark 11th Dec. 2020.