As we've learned from people's various takes on the Weasley family clock, Harry Potter-inspired DIY projects don't tend to be easy. Case in point: Imgur user Goodmen999's construction of the Nimbus 2000 racing broom.
The beautiful broom was first made by scaling its dimensions as it appeared in the film — the only issue being that different brooms were used throughout filming. After determining the approximate measurements, he sawed the shape down from a piece of mahogany wood, attached styrofoam to one end of the broom, and covered the styrofoam with thin branches. Then, once he created a gold metal stand, he painted the finished product in a clear lacquer. If we're being honest, the whole project sounds pretty difficult.
Check out the impressive undertaking below. Full disclosure: this is not a DIY for the faint of heart — but it is awesome.