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LEGO to release new ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sets, plus 6000-piece Hogwarts Castle LEGO to release new ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sets, plus 6000-piece Hogwarts Castle

The 6020-piece 71043 Hogwarts Castle

Seven years after the last Harry Potter sets were released, LEGO has unveiled a number of exciting new Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts themed builds. The centrepiece of the new products is an epic 6000+ piece (!) Hogwarts Castle and grounds.

The new sets feature iconic scenes from the 8 ‘Potter’ films, as well as two Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sets (including an exciting new Crimes of Grindelwald build)A number of new minifigures are also included with the new releases.

The new sets include Aragog’s Lair, the Whomping Willow and castle, The Great Hall, the Hogwarts Express and a Quidditch Match. The Fantastic Beasts sets include Newt’s Case (complete with a number of magical creatures) and Grindelwald’s Escape (in what looks to be a Thestral-and-cart), a new scene we’ll learn more about in the Crimes of Grindelwald film.

The epic highlight of the new sets is a 6020-piece Hogwarts Castle, LEGO’s second largest set (behind the Star Wars Millenium Falcon). The castle showcases a number of iconic scenes from the ‘Potter’ films, and includes 4 minifgures (the four Hogwarts founders) and 27 character microfigures.

You can purchase the new sets on the official LEGO website, or learn more about the history of Harry Potter LEGO in our dedicated LEGO section.

First look at new ‘Forbidden Forest’ and ‘Knight Bus’ LEGOs First look at new ‘Forbidden Forest’ and ‘Knight Bus’ LEGOs

Last week was Battle for Hogwarts, and now this week we have your first look at the other two HP sets that LEGO will be releasing this summer.

LEGO 4866, The Knight Bus, will cost $34.99 and is slated for release in June. Additionally, LEGO 4865, The Forbidden Forest, will cost $11.99 and will be released in August.

You can see pictures of all three sets below. Additional close-ups can be found at ActionFigs.com.

First look at ‘Battle For Hogwarts’ LEGO with seven mini-figs First look at ‘Battle For Hogwarts’ LEGO with seven mini-figs

LEGO will be releasing three new Harry Potter sets in August to accompany the final film, and we now have our first look at one of the three sets below thanks to Eurobricks.

The set will include seven mini-figures: a Dementor, Harry Potter, Remus Lupin, Gregory Goyle, Lucius Malfoy, Neville Longbottom, and Professor Sprout.

Come to the LEGO ‘Harry Potter’ event in Sydney Come to the LEGO ‘Harry Potter’ event in Sydney

For our Australian fans, there will be an event held in Sydney tomorrow to celebrate the release of the LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 video game.  The event will be held at Sydney University’s Great Hall and entry is free. Those fans dressed as Harry Potter characters will recieve a free gift.

To find out more information, visit the Facebook group.

New ‘LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4’ video New ‘LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4’ video

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games, a new gameplay trailer for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for the Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, PSP and PC.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3l6-hePNvc

Box art released for ‘LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4’ Box art released for ‘LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4’

Warner Bros. has kindly sent over the box art for the upcoming ‘LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4’ video game. The game, which will be available in May, will be released on Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, PSP, and PC.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will give gamers the chance to experience the magic and adventure of Harry Potter in a uniquely LEGO way. Playing as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley™ and Hermione Granger™, as well as more than 100 other favorite characters, gamers will have the opportunity to attend lessons, cast spells, mix potions, fly on broomsticks and complete tasks to earn rewards.  Throughout the game, players will also have the freedom to explore iconic settings from the wizarding world including Hogwarts™ castle, Diagon Alley™, the Forbidden Forest and the village of Hogsmeade™.


You can watch two vignettes from the game here and here.

Thanks to WB.!

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