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Ace Kim | October 13th, 2011 | LEGO Harry Potter, News

New Trailer for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

There’s a brand spanking new trailer for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 out on the intertubes and I must say, the visuals look fantastic. I’m not a fan of Harry Potter by any means, not because I don’t like it, I just never got around to reading any of the books, but based on this trailer alone, the game looks worth picking up.

Maybe the books too.


Bernie "MrCRskater" Brink | October 8th, 2011 | LEGO Harry Potter, Reviews

Review: 4842 Hogwarts Castle

Hogwarts Castle

4842 is the 4th edition of Hogwarts Castle, and will probably be the last.  At the top of the pricing schedule, this set has plenty to offer both Harry Potter fans and LEGO collectors. (more…)

Pete "bigospedros" Croxson | October 4th, 2011 | LEGO Harry Potter, LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[UK] Free Lego with the Sun newspaper … starts 8th October


It’s almost an annual occurrence now it seems, but here in the UK, we will be treated to another series of free Lego sets from a national newspaper.  The deal starts next Saturday, the 8th October.  The sets available will be :

30053: Star Wars – Venator Class Republic Attack Cruiser

30111: Harry Potter – The Lab

30024: Creator – Truck

30141: Alien Conquest – Jetpack

30121: Cars 2 – Grem with welding gear

30082: NinjaGo – Ninja Training

30110: Harry Potter – Trolley


No word yet on the distribution channels for this or whether it’s a collect on the day only deal.  When that’s known, I’ll post that news.

The holding page on The Sun’s website can be found here.



It’s collect on the day only, from branches of WH Smiths or Toys R Us … no collecting the vouchers and sending off later.

There’s also a golden 2 x 4 brick inserted into random sets from throughout the promotion.  Each has a code on it, which you can phone a number to find out what prize you’ve won.   More details can be seen here.

Ken Robichaud | September 22nd, 2011 | LEGO Harry Potter, Reviews

Review: 4865 The Forbidden Forest

4865 - Set Overview

As great as the Star Wars battle packs had been in the past for building large amounts of generic characters, that standard has changed. This may be due in part to expanding the format to other themes, but for whatever reason the smaller sets have really come into their own. In many cases they have extremely rare parts and/or exclusive figures and it’s a trend I for one love, but at 64 pieces and only one exclusive fig does this set live up to this growing expectation?

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | September 8th, 2011 | LEGO, LEGO Harry Potter, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[USA] Toys R Us BOGO 50% Off All LEGO Sept 9-10


Forum Member SDIronClaw found a flyer advertising a Buy One Get One 50% Off promotion on all LEGO construction sets. Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates… everything! As always, beware of the TRU markup, especially on any licensed or exclusive set, and you may wind up with a decent discount. Appears to be valid in-stores and online. Offer good September 9th and 10th only. Good luck!

Ace Kim | September 2nd, 2011 | LEGO Harry Potter, News

Kotaku Previews LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Screen

Kotaku published a preview of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 earlier today detailing some of the new gameplay elements and features in the last LEGO Harry Potter video game. One notable quote:

Ron Weasley also gets a new skill, the ability to open joke boxes left around the game by his brothers. Inside players will find helpful tools, like an instant swamp, fireworks or a pair of shoes that allow him to walk up walls. If someone other than Ron tried to open a joke box they’ll get punched in the face with a giant boxing glove.

Punched in the face with a giant boxing glove. Awesome.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 comes out on November 15, 2011, just in time for the holidays. Preorder your copy from Amazon today!

We’ll be reviewing the game once it’s out and will have a review done for Years 1-4 soon.

Bernie "MrCRskater" Brink | September 1st, 2011 | LEGO Harry Potter, Reviews

Review: 4867 Hogwarts

4867 Hogwarts (10)

At first glance, 4867 Hogwarts looks like just a poor man’s version of the full-blown Hogwarts Castle.  Even more puzzling is the fact that right next to it on the shelf IS 4842 Hogwarts Castle.  So beyond scope and size, what really sets the smaller 4867 apart from its big brother? (more…)

Bernie "MrCRskater" Brink | August 23rd, 2011 | LEGO Harry Potter, Reviews

Review: 4866 The Knight Bus

4866 The Knight Bus - 2

For all of its mystical wonder, the Harry Potter franchise is largely devoid of one thing – vehicles. There are only a handful of iconic transports in the films, and the Knight Bus is one of ‘em. Given the shortage of vehicular fodder and LEGO’s affinity for a good set of wheels, it makes sense that there would be multiple iterations of a few transports. That said, the 4866 Knight Bus is more than just a re-release of a previous model. (more…)

Ace Kim | August 17th, 2011 | LEGO Harry Potter, News

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Sneak Preview posted some screen shots and a 10 minute video of some gameplay footage from the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 game. They also posted the below list of features from the game:

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 continues the saga of the Boy Who Lived in this spell-binding adventure for wizards and Muggles alike. This time, players are transported 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 battle Lord Voldemort in the ultimate fight of good vs. evil. The creative LEGO prowess unites with the expansive world of Harry Potter™ once again to deliver an exciting and rewarding gameplay experience. The game features lessons, spell-casting, duelling and much more for players of all ages to enjoy.


  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 takes players through Harry’s heroic endeavors as they travel through various worlds encountering new faces, new lessons, new challenges and new spells.
  • Explore new LEGO gameplay settings including Grimmauld Place, the Ministry of Magic, and Godric’s Hollow as well as iconic locations like Diagon Alley and Hogwarts.
  • Build, conjure and explore this multi-faceted LEGO world as you discover your inner wizard!
  • Master advanced duelling skills and battle toward the ultimate showdown with the Dark Lord himself.
  • Discover and unlock characters including, Fenrir Greyback, Bellatrix Lestrange and Professor Horace Slughorn.
  • Play with friends and family using easy drop-in/drop-out co-op play that features dynamic split screen.

Check out for screenshots and more info. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 comes out November 15, 2011, just in time for the holidays. Preorder your copy from Amazon today!

Pete "bigospedros" Croxson | August 15th, 2011 | LEGO Cars, LEGO Harry Potter, Sales News

[UK] Asda selling a few Harry Potter & Cars 2 sets EXTREMELY cheaply!

For some unknown reason, Asda has reduced the price of the following 3 Harry Potter sets by some rather large amounts

3862 Harry Potter Hogwarts Game … RRP £24.99 … Asda Sale Price £2.75 … that’s an 89% discount!

4736 Freeing Dobby … RRP £10.49 … Asda Sale Price £1.88 … that’s an 82% discount!

4737 Quidditch Match … RRP £20.99 … Asda Sale Price £5.99 … that’s a 71% discount!

8484 Ultimate Building Lightning McQueen … RRP £25.99 … Asda Sale Price £12.48 … that’s an 52% discount!

5917 Agent Mater … RRP £13.49 … Asda Sale Price £4.99 … that’s an 64% discount!

8426 Escape at Sea … RRP £18.99 … Asda Sale Price £7.49 … that’s an 61% discount!


These prices are instore only and whilst stocks last.  Get down there quick if you want to get any of these.