LEGO Harry Potter was LEGO Theme that started in 2001, to coincide with the release of the first film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Since that time, LEGO sets, games, and books have been released based on all eight Harry Potter films as well as the film inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Sets for the first five films were released to coincide with the release of the movies.
On 25 June, 2010, Warner Bros. Entertainment released LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 a video game developed by Traveller's Tales, covering "the Philisopher's Stone", "the Chamber of Secrets", "the Prisoner of Azkaban" and "The Goblet of Fire". Ten more sets, released between October 2010 and June 2011, were produced including moments from Years: 1-7.
On 16 May, 2011, the book LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World was published which chronicling the creation of the various LEGO Harry Potter releases, including the various sets and the first LEGO Harry Potter video game.
On 18 June, 2012, the book LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World was published focusing on the minifigures, and their variations, from the entire Harry Potter series.
On 9 June 2016, in preparation for E3 2016, new Harry Potter sets for the LEGO Dimensions video game, including those based on the film inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, were announced.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001-2002)
The first film saw the largest amount of sets, with fourteen being made in total. To start with, only eleven were produced, three more were made the following year in 2002.
|Sorting Hat||4701||Harry Potter, Sorting Hat|
|The Final Challenge||4702||Quirinus Quirrell/Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter|
|The Chamber of Winged Keys||4704||Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, White Queen Chess Piece|
|Snape's Classroom||4705||Professor Snape, Ron Weasley, Peeves|
|Forbidden Corridor||4706||Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Fluffy|
|Hagrid's Hut||4707||Hagrid, Dumbledore, Norbert.|
|Hogwarts Express||4708||Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger|
|Hogwarts Castle||4709||Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Professor Snape, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Draco Malfoy, Peeves, Gryffindor Knight|
|Flying Lesson||4711||Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy|
|Troll on the Loose||4712||Harry Potter, Mountain Troll|
|Gringotts Bank||4714||Harry Potter, Griphook, Goblin, Hagrid|
|Hogwarts Classrooms||4721||Harry Potter|
|Gryffindor House||4722||Ron Weasley|
|Diagon Alley Shops||4723||
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002-2003)
- "Help rescue Harry Potter and Ron from the giant spider Aragog in the Dark Forest!"
- —Official description of the Aragog in the Dark Forest LEGO set
The second film had ten sets made in total, four less than its predecessor. These sets were designed to be combined with sets from the first film to form a larger Hogwarts setting. For some unknown reasons, Hermione does not appear in any of these sets.
|Quality Quidditch Supplies||4719||Draco Malfoy|
|Knockturn Alley||4720||Harry Potter, Lucius Malfoy|
|Quidditch Practise||4726||Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Madam Hooch|
|Aragog in the Dark Forest||4727||Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Aragog|
|Escape from Privet Drive||4728||Ron Weasley, Harry Potter, Vernon Dursley|
|Dumbledore's Office||4729||Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter|
|The Chamber of Secrets||4730||Harry Potter, Tom Riddle, Ginny Weasley, Professor Lockhart, Ron Weasley, Fawkes, Slytherin's Basilisk|
|Dobby's Release||4731||Lucius Malfoy, Dobby|
|The Duelling Club||4733||Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Professor Snape, Professor Lockhart|
|Slytherin||4735||Draco Malfoy, Vincent Crabbe/Ron Weasley, Gregory Goyle/Harry Potter|
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
The third film saw eleven sets released, including the only Harry Potter Mini set. In addition, the minifigures became fleshed toned, following Lego's universal change from yellow toned figures for all minifigures based on real people or characters.
|Draco's Encounter with Buckbeak||4750||Draco Malfoy, Buckbeak|
|Harry and the Marauder's Map||4751||Harry Potter, Professor Snape, Statue|
|Professor Lupin's Classroom||4752||Professor Snape (Boggart), Remus Lupin, Neville Longbottom|
|Sirius Black's Escape||4753||Harry Potter, Dementor, Sirius Black, Buckbeak|
|Hagrid's Hut||4754||Hermione Granger, Hagrid|
|Knight Bus||4755||Harry Potter, Stan Shunpike, Sirius Black (Animagus form)|
|Shrieking Shack||4756||Peter Pettigrew, Harry Potter, Sirius Black, Professor Lupin (Werewolf)|
|Hogwarts Castle||4757||Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Professor Dumbledore, Professor Trelawney, Draco Malfoy(Quidditch Uniform), 2 Dementors|
|Hogwarts Express||4758||Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Professor Lupin, Dementor|
|Motorised Hogwarts Express||10132||Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Professor Lupin, Dementor|
|Mini Knight Bus||4695|
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
The fourth film saw only four sets released. This meant many key scenes and characters were missing, most prominently the Third Task, Cedric Diggory and Fleur Delacour. The Harry Potter minifigure headpiece was redesigned as well.
|Rescue from the Merpeople||4762||Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Viktor Krum (shark head), Merperson|
|Graveyard Duel||4766||Harry Potter, Voldemort, Lucius Malfoy (masked), Peter Pettigrew, 4 Skeletons|
|Harry and the Hungarian Horntail||4767||Harry Potter, Dumbledore, Mad-Eye Moody, Hungarian Horntail|
|The Durmstrang Ship||4768||Igor Karkaroff, Viktor Krum|
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
There was only one set for the Order of The Phoenix to mark the supposed "retirement" of the theme.
|Hogwarts Castle||5378||Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Dumbledore, Hagrid, Draco Malfoy, Professor Snape, Dolores Umbridge, 2 Thestrals, Death Eater.|
Years: 1-7 (2010-2011)
It was announced at the 2010 Toy Fair that 6 more Harry Potter LEGO Sets had been produced. They were released October 1, 2010 and they include moments from different movies. The range includes newly designed minifigures and the first appearances of Bellatrix Lestrange, Luna Lovegood, Filius Flitwick and Argus Filch. The LEGO manufacturers added features from across the books and films to each set, to allow for more inventive playing, examples of this are: Aragog in "Hagrid's Hut", and Sirius Black's head in Hogwarts
Early in October 2010, The LEGO Group announced the release of another set: Diagon Alley was released in January 2011. The set features Borgin and Burkes, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Ollivanders Wand Shop, and includes the first appearances of Fred and George Weasley and Mr Ollivander. Three other sets (along with two promotional sets) were released on June 1, 2011. These are assumed to be the final sets that LEGO will release under the Harry Potter theme.
|Freeing Dobby||4736||Chamber of Secrets||Harry Potter, Lucius Malfoy, Dobby|
|Quidditch Match||4737||Harry Potter, Madam Hooch, Draco Malfoy, Marcus Flint, Oliver Wood|
|Hagrid's Hut||4738||Rubeus Hagrid, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger|
|The Burrow||4840||Half-Blood Prince||Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Molly Weasley, Arthur Weasley, Bellatrix Lestrange, Fenrir Greyback|
|Hogwarts Express||4841||Half Blood-Prince Chamber of Secrets||Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Luna Lovegood, Hedwig|
|Hogwarts Castle||4842||Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Hermione Granger, Filius Flitwick, Argus Filch, Lord Voldemort, 2 Dementors, Knight|
|The Forbidden Forest||4865||Harry Potter, Rubeus Hagrid, Lord Voldemort, Narcissa Malfoy,|
|Knight Bus||4866||Prisoner of Azkaban||Harry Potter, Stan Shunpike, Ernie Prang|
|Hogwarts||4867||Deathly Hallows||Harry Potter, Remus Lupin, Neville Longbottom, Gregory Goyle, Pomona Sprout, Lucius Malfoy, Death Eater, Dementor|
Philosopher's Stone Half-Blood Prince
|Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Rubeus Hagrid, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, 2 Goblins, Mr Ollivander, Lucius Malfoy, Fenrir Greyback|
|Trolley||30110||Various films||Harry Potter, Hedwig|
|The Lab||30111||Harry Potter|
Published 16 May, 2011 LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World chronicled the creation of the various LEGO Harry Potter releases, including the various sets and the first LEGO Harry Potter video game. Written by Elizabeth Dowsett, the book features two sections - "The World of LEGO Harry Potter," featuring the various Wizarding world locations depicted within the series, and "Beyond the Brick," with a behind-the-scenes look at creation, details on merchandising, and more.
Published in 2012, LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World was a book chronicling the various LEGO forms of Harry Potter characters, carrying the tagline "With every LEGO Harry Potter minifigure and creature." Written by Jon Richards, the book was organised by sections for every title in the Harry Potter series. It included numerous variations of key characters such as Harry Potter and Severus Snape, and various magical creatures, including Merpeople and Dementors.
First released on 25 June, 2010 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 was a video game based on the first four instalments of the Harry Potter series in LEGO form. Developed by Traveller's Tales, which have also made several other LEGO games, and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the game features a total of 167 playable characters as Harry and his friends learn how to use spells , charms, jinxes, and potions, as well as visiting familiar places like Hogwarts Castle, Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest, and Hogsmeade.
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 was the sequel to LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and was first released 11 November 2011. Again developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the game was based on the last three Harry Potter books and final four Harry Potter films, taking players through Harry Potter’s heroic adventures in the Muggle and wizarding worlds. From Privet Drive in Little Whinging to new locations including Grimmauld Place, the Ministry of Magic, and Godric's Hollow players encountered new characters, creatures, spells, and potions, preparing them for the ultimate face-off against Lord Voldemort himself — all in LEGO style.
Announced on 9 June 2016, new Harry Potter sets will be released for LEGO Dimensions, the toys-to-life console video game. These will include sets featuring Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort, and Newton Scamander from the film inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as a Quidditch pitch battle arena.
Notes and references
- ↑ Pottermore - Watch the new LEGO Dimensions E3 trailer featuring Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts
- ↑ Harry Potter Licencing Question FBTB.net. URL accessed on 22 December 2006
- ↑ Cedric and Fleur FBTB.net. URL accessed on 22 December 2006
- ↑ Only going to be one Set
- ↑ The Third Hogwarts Castle
- ↑ New Harry Potter Lego Sets
- ↑ Pottermore - Watch the new LEGO Dimensions E3 trailer featuring Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts