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LEGO Reveals New ‘Grindelwald’s Escape’ Set
Posted by Megs

Following the premiere of the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer this morning, LEGO has revealed a first look of one of the construction sets inspired by the upcoming film – Grindelwald’s Escape. The set is retailing for $19.99 and has 132 pieces and will be available on August 1st. Fans can recreate iconic scenes from the upcoming Fantastic Beasts movie, with Gellert Grindelwald and Seraphina Picquery minifigures – plus, a Thestral figure with posable wings.

  • Includes Gellert Grindelwald and Seraphina Picquery™ minifigures, plus a Thestral figure with posable wings.
  • Features a buildable articulated carriage with opening doors and a removable roof.
  • Flap the Thestral’s wings to make a flying escape!
  • Also includes shooting spell accessories on the hands of Seraphina and Grindelwald.
  • Recreate iconic scenes from the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Filed Under: LEGO Harry Potter, Other Potter Related
LEGO Announces New Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast Themed Sets
Posted by Megs

LEGO Systems, Inc. has announced a collection of LEGO building sets and collectibles inspired by The Wizarding World, bringing the film worlds of both Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts to life in LEGO form! More information on the sets can be read in this press release:

The LEGO Wizarding World-inspired building sets call on families’ creativity and imagination to recreate the action-packed storylines from the films and feature a cast of fan-favorite wizards, Muggles and magical creatures in LEGO form – from Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger to Newt Scamander and more. Fans of all ages will also be able to collect their favorite Wizarding World characters in new LEGO BrickHeadz building sets.

During the annual Toy Fair in New York, the LEGO Group will unveil a special sneak peek of the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts™ Great Hall ($99.99) building set, which will launch August 1st. Additional building sets and figures will launch in the second half of the year, with more details to come soon.

Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing and entertainment for the LEGO Group said, “When it first launched in 2001, LEGO Harry Potter was a global sellout due to its broad appeal and ability to spark imaginative play, so we’re thrilled to go deeper into the Wizarding World to bring even more magic and excitement to LEGO play. The Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts stories are perfectly suited to construction play, and our designers cannot wait for fans to see how the films are reimagined in our new collection of building sets and collectibles.”

Maryellen Zarakas, senior vice president of franchise management & marketing for WBCP said, “Together with our long-standing partners at the LEGO Group, we’re excited to bring Harry Potter back into LEGO form and expand the world with the addition of Fantastic Beasts sets. These new sets allow us to strengthen the emotional connection our fans have with the Wizarding World as they bring to life their favorite characters and memories from the films.”

The first of these sets, inspired by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is being revealed at the New York Toy Fair this weekend. LEGO have sent over a preview of the castle set. Photos May be seen below:


*click to enlarge

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, Harry Potter Films, LEGO Harry Potter, Products
A Magical Giveaway: LEGO Dimensions x Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts
Posted by Megs

To celebrate the first anniversary of the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them we’ve partnered with LEGO Dimensions to give you the chance to win one of 5 LEGO Dimensions prize packs!

With the Fantastic Beasts Story Pack, play the complete movie in the LEGO Dimensions multiverse and help Newt Scamander find his escaped magical creatures in New York City, across 6 action-packed levels of gameplay.

By entering you will be in the running to win one of the following prizes:

Grand Prize: Harry Potter Team Pack, Hermione Granger Fun Pack*,  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack, Tina Goldstein Fun Pack, and a LEGO Dimensions starter pack (for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, or Wii U)
* Check out our review of the Hermione Granger fun pack!

First Prize: Harry Potter Team Pack, Hermione Granger Fun Pack,  Fantastic Beasts Story Pack, Tina Goldstein Fun Pack

Second Prize: Harry Potter Team Pack,  Fantastic Beasts Story Pack, Tina Goldstein Fun Pack

Third Prize: Fantastic Beasts Story Pack, Tina Goldstein Fun Pack

Fourth Prize:  Tina Goldstein Fun Pack

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**This giveaway runs until November 18th and is open to our readers in the United States only.**

Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow LEGO Dimensions on Twitter to keep up to date on all the latest news!

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Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, Giveaway, LEGO Harry Potter
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
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