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Unboxing: LEGO Dimensions Harry Potter Fun Pack Featuring Hermione & Buckbeak
Posted by Megs

Hogwarts’ most diligent student, Hermione Granger, joined the action in LEGO Dimensions on May 9 with the arrival of a brand new Harry Potter Fun Pack! The Fun Pack features a Hermione minifigure with all new enhancements, including Wingardium Leviosa & Lumos. You can order the fun pack for $11.99 at Amazon, Target, Best Buy and Toys R Us!

Hermione will reunite with Harry and Ron for the first time in the game to explore locations in Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Buckbeak will join Hermione in the Fun Pack as an epic, rideable character. The Fun Pack will also unlock the Harry Potter Battle Arena for fans to play any of the four Battle Modes.

A preview of gameplay may be watched below:

Warner Bros. Entertainment sent us the Hermione and Buckbeak fun pack as well as a LEGO Dimensions starter pack so we could test out the character! You start off by making sure you’ve downloaded the Harry Potter character update, building Hermione and putting her on the game pad. Then directions to build Buckbeak will appear on your screen and guide you through the process. After you build him you can start to play! Since we don’t have and other Potter characters at the moment we played with Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle to defeat the Wicked Witch.

View more photos of the experience on our Facebook page, don’t forget to like us!

Thanks to WB for sending the product for us to test out.

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Filed Under: LEGO Harry Potter, Products, Review
LEGO Harry Potter Available For PlayStation 4
Posted by Megs

Warner Bros. has announced today that the LEGO Harry Potter games are now available on PlayStation 4 in a new bundle, LEGO Harry Potter Collection, which includes LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. The set retails for $49.99 and is available NOW!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced the launch of the LEGO® Harry Potter™ Collection, bringing LEGO® Harry Potter™: Years 1-4 and LEGO® Harry Potter™: Years 5-7 to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system for the first time with both top-selling videogames remastered on one disc.

Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the LEGO Harry Potter Collection unites the creative prowess of LEGO® and the expansive world of Harry Potter with an exciting journey full of spell-casting, potion-making, puzzle-solving, lessons, dueling and much more for players young and old to enjoy. Gamers can now experience the entire LEGO Harry Potter adventure featuring content from seven books and eight films with enhanced graphics, environments, lighting and visual effects, along with two downloadable content (DLC) packs.

“The LEGO Harry Potter Collection is a wonderful opportunity to experience these magical LEGO adventures inspired by such beloved characters and iconic locations,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Through this compilation, players young and old can embark on a light-hearted, humorous and interactive journey through all of the Harry Potter books and films, sure to delight fans and newcomers alike.”

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is based on the first four books and films—Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™—allowing fans to experience Harry’s first four years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in full LEGO form.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 transports players through the final three books and final four films—Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™—to experience Harry’s last years at Hogwarts™ and his battle against Lord Voldemort™ in the ultimate fight between good and evil.

This action-packed adventure also offers two DLC packs on disc, including a Character Pack featuring Godric Gryffindor, Harry (Yule Ball), Helga Hufflepuff, Lockhart (Straightjacket), Luna (Lion Head), Peeves, Hermione (Pink Dress), Ron Weasley (Ghoul), Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin, as well as a Spell Pack featuring Cantis, Densaugeo, Ducklifors, Melofors and Tentaclifors.

The LEGO Harry Potter Collection serves as a perfect holiday gift for fans of J.K. Rowling’s ever-expanding Wizarding World eagerly anticipating the upcoming film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Consumers can also relive the magic by purchasing the recently released Harry Potter Two-Disc Special Edition, complete with all eight films plus bonus content, available now at participating retailers. The LEGO Harry Potter Collection is rated “E10+” for everyone 10 and older by the ESRB and is now available for the PlayStation®4 system at a suggested retail price of $49.99.

 

Filed Under: LEGO Harry Potter, Products
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Release Date
Posted by Megs

Amazon has posted a release date for the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 video game.  They have it as November 15th 2011, this has not been confirmed but when Amazon posts something it is usually correct.

You can pre-order it now and if the price goes down you are protected by the Pre-Order Price Guarantee, so you will get money back. [You won’t get money back after November 15th though, it is only if the pre-order price changes]

The description of the game is as follows:

  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 builds upon the magical gameplay, lessons and potion-making skills learned in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 to equip gamers with the tools necessary to challenge a host of new foes and some familiar ones.
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is action-packed from start to finish, including loads of new lessons, spells, and bonus content for hours of family friendly gaming.

Thanks to SS for the tip!

Filed Under: LEGO Harry Potter, Products
Video: Harry Potter Lego Godric’s Hollow Gameplay
Posted by Megs

A new video has appeared online where we get to see someone playing Harry Potter LEGO Years 5-7, we see the Godric’s Hollow scene.

Thanks to SS for the tip!

Filed Under: LEGO Harry Potter, Products
LEGO® Harry Potter™: Years 5-7 to be Released Holiday 2011
Posted by Megs

Warner Bros have announced today that the LEGO® Harry Potter™: Years 5-7 game will be released later this year.  It will be released for the Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), the NGP system, the Wii™ system, the Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held systems and Windows PC.

“This game is a game of magic! LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 distills the drama and action of Harry Potter‘s magical world, and then gives players the chance to immerse themselves in their favorite characters and environments, where they can discover new adventures and have great fun,” said Lisbeth Valther Pallesen, Executive Vice President, LEGO CED. “TT Games has successfully combined a deep appreciation of the Harry Potter story with signature LEGO humor and superior production capabilities in another fantastic LEGO video game.”

Read the full press release here. Thanks to Mugglenet for the tip!

Filed Under: LEGO Harry Potter, Products
Video: Making of LEGO Y1-4 Video Game
Posted by Megs

Eurogamer has a new video online about the making of the Harry Potter LEGO Years 1-4 video game!  Watch below:

Thanks @arthur_parsons

Filed Under: LEGO Harry Potter, Products
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