Relive the Magic of Harry Potter Years 1-4, Lego Style

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Relive the Magic of Harry Potter Years 1-4, Lego Style

Put on your very own Sorting Hat and watch the latest trailer for Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4, featuring trolls, magic mirrors, Platform 9 3/4, and of course Quidditch.

I'm not afraid to admit it: I really loved the Harry Potter books. And there's a strange sense of pure childish joy from seeing the characters rendered faithfully (well, as faithfully as possible) in the iconic yellow brick Lego style.

All of the footage in this trailer seems to come from the first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - that would be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (or Philosopher's Stone if you live somewhere that's not the USA) - but the game covers the first four books of the series: Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, and Goblet of Fire.

This of course means that there are three books (three very, very long books) left to go, and I'd bet good money that Years 5-7 will hit in Fall 2011 to coincide with the release of the second half of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (the movie version, naturally) in theaters.

The best part of this trailer, of course, is the entrance to Diagon Alley - what, did you think the people making a Lego game wouldn't seize the opportunity to show off a magical brick?

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I seen this the other day and i was honestly intrested. I was curious why they dont show other years besides the first year int he trailer? I liked the movie tie in games so i think lego will do a good job with the series. My only hope is that they make the game long and cover all the events of each year and not just skip parts to rush the story ahead.

YES YES YES YES! =D
I love lego games! And Harry Potter!
This can only be awesome. :D

Excuse my childish excitement.

I too was also interested in Harry Potter in one stage and bought a lego game, but it was not a good version. When I see the trailer, it looks promising to say the least.

I'm actually surprised this didn't happen sooner. The only other recent LEGO game I played was LEGO Star Wars, but that was awesome, so going from that this looks like it could be really fun.

So it's a Re-Skinned Lego star wars?
Nothing wrong with that, but really, how far can you go with brawling and floating blocks?

Fuck. Yes. I'm still going to make my little sister buy it for me though....

You know, most every Harry Potter game I've seen so far has been a pile of wank.

I wouldn't mind this being the exception, since anything Lego should by definition be awesome.

I find it funny that that piece of music still gives me goosebumps when hearing it...

This looks kind've interesting, I'll most likely rent it..

Welcome to Hogwarts™

Man, is that a total mood-breaker or what?

I have figured it out! The Lego people will only do adventure games featuring music by John Williams! The series will continue to be popular with the releases of Lego Superman and Lego Jurassic Park, but will end after the commercial failures of Lego Home Alone and Lego Schindler's List.

I had one of the first harry potter games for the cube, it sucked.

This however looks like it could be fun. Still not gonna buy it mind.

Modab:
I have figured it out! The Lego people will only do adventure games featuring music by John Williams! The series will continue to be popular with the releases of Lego Superman and Lego Jurassic Park, but will end after the commercial failures of Lego Home Alone and Lego Schindler's List.

*Points to this*

Is anybody else visioning a future, where Legos, as toys, are nearly all forgotten, lingering in the backs of some old folks and in their tales of the good old times, but Lego videogames live on, continuously parodying any and all popular mass media fanchises.

Nobody's quite sure, why is everything in these games made of these bizzare blocks and where the character get their stange appearances, but it's just the way it's always been.

coxafloppin:
I had one of the first harry potter games for the cube, it sucked.

This however looks like it could be fun. Still not gonna buy it mind.

i had the very first harry potter game for the playstation 1. (fun enough for me to complete it 10 times)

i'm happy no one has a monopoly on harry. so it can come out on every console.

with ps2-ps3 same graphics. since it lego.

Ah, nice to see this coming along. Both me and my sister like this kind of game. She said to me recently when i visited home that she was playing the Indiana Jones and Batman lego games, so this coming out should cheer her up :P

Lego Jurassic Park

That would kick ass. However you look at it, kicking of ass would be done

I wonder are they just going to stick with the newest layout of Hogwarts or will it change in accordance with the films, most notably after Chris Columbus stopped directing them. Should be fun though even if I've found lego games in the past just to be way too easy but I know they're meant to be that way, fun for all.

i have to say the lego games are pretty fun, there's not much to them but they do have a lot of good humour in them and you can smash the crap out of everything in the level

at least with these games they might not cut out as much from the books as they did in the movies, especially the last one

This is actually pretty interesting, and I've played every LEGO _____ game to date. Definitely checking it out.

And I'd like to see a LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean or LEGO Lord of the Rings someday. You can't deny that they would be awesome.

rokkolpo:

coxafloppin:
I had one of the first harry potter games for the cube, it sucked.

This however looks like it could be fun. Still not gonna buy it mind.

i had the very first harry potter game for the playstation 1. (fun enough for me to complete it 10 times)

For me, too, that was a really fun game. The only fun Harry Potter game I'd ever played actually.

This looks promising enough. Harry Potter seems to go better with Legos than some of their more recent endeavors.

God damn it another LEGO game....good thing this one I wouldn't mind being in my collection. Harry Potter is like my guilty pleasure. Anyway, roll on LEGO Twilight...

I'm really not a fan of all these Lego Games, but they are fun at times, and Harry Potter does seem like a natural choice to have one.

So much of me wants to hate this game, but everything else is yelling at me to get it as soon as it comes out.

Alright, dammit, I love Harry Potter, and I love Lego, this is like melding Star Wars and Lego, and that was awesome.

MelasZepheos:
So much of me wants to hate this game, but everything else is yelling at me to get it as soon as it comes out.

Alright, dammit, I love Harry Potter, and I love Lego, this is like melding Star Wars and Lego, and that was awesome.

Pretty much copy and paste what MelasZepheos said.

Yeah, I know, not creative, but if someone said it better, why not just use that?

marter:
I'm really not a fan of all these Lego Games, but they are fun at times, and Harry Potter does seem like a natural choice to have one.

Yeah, I agree. Seems all big movie francise' get it eventually. Was only a matter of time!

... Has there been a lego game so far not actually based on a line of toys?

Star Wars, Harry Potter, Spider-man, Indiana Jones etc... Have existed in lego form for years now...

Hmm. Look though a couple of lego catalogs from the last 10 years (ever since they started making licensed stuff), and I think you can guess what's coming.

This is pretty much my entire childhood in convenient game form. Most definitely going to get it at some point.

Well it seems I'm one of the few who are absolutely fucking sick of Lego games. Nothing but a goddamn lazy cop-out if you ask me.

Oh LEGO, is there any intellectual property that you can't make unbelievibly cute while similtanously having a remarkably large amount of dark humor?

I'm surprised I didn't see this one coming, seeing as there's been a lego game for every lego related franchise in the past couple of years.

It looks promising, I lost interest in Harry Potter years ago, but the dark slapstick humour of Lego games might make it worth a punt...

DJPirtu:
Is anybody else visioning a future, where Legos, as toys, are nearly all forgotten, lingering in the backs of some old folks and in their tales of the good old times, but Lego videogames live on, continuously parodying any and all popular mass media fanchises

Oh god I hope not. I grew up on Lego when I was a kid and I still love it to this day. Although I've had to get rid of most of it to move into Uni, I've still got my Lego Darth Vader and Stormtrooper key rings...

HOW THE FUCK DO THEY EXPECT ME TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY.

hazabaza1:
So it's a Re-Skinned Lego star wars?
Nothing wrong with that, but really, how far can you go with brawling and floating blocks?

Pretty damn far, apparently.

well i liked the first lego star wars game, and had a hell of a difficult time playing the first harry potter game (damn PC controls >.<)

But seriously this seem really cool and it's probably worth at least one play through XD

The only lego game i don't like is Lego Rock Band

I love the Lego games so will be buying this. Some of my best gaming memories are playing Lego Star Wars with my ex-girlfriend.

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