The taxi, like the Leaky Cauldron itself, have been underway for years and just recently I got around to complete them. The taxi is really created to reinforce the London scenery, as the use in the picture above, where it’s parked in front of the Leaky Cauldron.
Taxies do not play any particular role in Harry Potter other than the Weasley’s ordering three of them in the Goblet of Fire to take the whole family (and Harry and Hermoine) to the Leaky Cauldron from the Burrow. A single magically enhanced car could probably have had room for them all (after all, the Ford Anglia that was “upgrade” by Arthur Weasley to be able to fly, was also modified so that it could fit eight people, six trunks, two owls, and a rat comfortably), but since travelling in muggle cars, a lot more were needed. I’m sure Arthur would have loved to fix up another car after the Ford went to live in the Forbidden Forest, but Molly probably wouldn’t have appreciated.
Above, the taxi can be seen next to the phone booth from my previous post, adding to the London feel. As I did for the phone booth, I’ve created instructions , which are available from the Instructions page.
Build the magic!