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LEGO Harry Potter 2010 — Hi Res Pics

May 16, 2010

Although we saw what the LEGO Harry Potter sets looked like in February now we have Hi Res images from Eurobricks Warning the images are +2500 pxl at full size.

Hogwarts Castle

Hogwarts Express

The Burrow

Hagrid’s Hut

Quidditch Lesson

Dobby’s Release

The new hairstyles, colors and elements make these sets high on my must have list. 🙂

LEGO Harry Potter 2010 Sets

February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day!

On the cusp of the last post pictures are already starting to show up of the new LEGO Harry Potter 2010 line from the New York Toy Fair.

One of the actually new sets is the Weasley’s Burrow

There is of course the obligatory Hogwarts Castle

The funniest thing is the “invisible” cloak. It just makes me smile. 🙂

The “essential” Hogwarts Express

And naturally Hagrid’s Hut

In my opinion this one isn’t as good as the original 2001 set even with its funky plastic roof.

For some reason Freeing Dobby

Another kind of new set is the Quidditch Match

Considering that there hasn’t been any Harry Potter sets for years, the younger generation that didn’t get a chance to purchase the older sets will most likely go crazy for these. Especially with the LEGO Harry Potter Video Game coming out as well. 😉

LEGO and Harry Potter together again

February 12, 2010

Okay its not really new news for those who have been paying attention, but Warner Brothers have officially announced that they are renewing their partnership with LEGO.

The LEGO Group is creatively tapping into the Harry Potter magic to develop spell-binding construction sets and a board game inspired by the property in anticipation of the November 19 theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, as well as the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011.

Based on the compelling stories and characters of the Harry Potter films, the new line includes six construction sets derived from iconic scenes and locations, including the Hogwarts Castle, Hagrid’s Hut, Hogwarts Express and Quidditch Match and leveraging building surprises of previously released LEGO® Harry Potter sets, some of which ranked among all-time LEGO best-sellers. Available in October, the sets feature new and newly decorated minifigures, like Bellatrix Lestrange and Luna Lovegood.

Additionally, as the LEGO brand rolls into the board game category for the first time in 2010, it brings the Harry Potter property with it in a premium, constructible board game called Hogwarts, launching in August. Players build and then move throughout the iconic castle to be the first to collect various objects to win the game – but even the most skilled players can be foiled by an ability to move classrooms around the board.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games also announced LEGO® Harry Potter™: Years 1-4, the latest addition to the blockbuster LEGO video games franchise. Releasing this May on multiple gaming platforms, the game takes players on a magical adventure through the first four Harry Potter books and movies, as they build, make potions, solve puzzles and cast spells.

It only makes sense that they will be releasing sets alongside the video game that is coming out. They learned that after the mistake with Batman. The sets didn’t do too well, that was until the video game came out. But by then the sets were all but gone from the shelves.

Hopefully these new sets will be a good addition to the Harry Potter line, although like LEGO Star Wars, they seem to rehash the same locations over and over again. The fact that they will be creating sets for the upcoming final movies Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2 is interesting, considering how violent and dark that book is. But until I see some decent images, I will reserve my opinion of them. 🙂

2010 LEGO Preview from the Canadian Toy & Hobby Fair

February 6, 2010

On Kris Able’s Tech Life blog he recently paid a visit to the Canadian Toy and Hobby Fair and due to the over whelming response of his readers last year was good enough to take pictures of every LEGO set on display. 🙂

Included in the pictures was the first images of the Collectible Minifigures and their packaging.

He also mentioned something that I’ve heard rumors of but have yet to have seen any images of:

Not included are any sets from the upcoming Harry Potter release. LEGO didn’t have any mock-up boxes or prototype sets, but they will be releasing kits both for the Hogwarts Castle, the Hogwarts Express train, and other elements from that world.

From the rumors I’ve heard, there will be a LEGO Harry Potter line in conjunction with with the upcoming video game that will be released later this year.

There are lots more images on his blog including summer’s line of LEGO Atlantis and the new Duplo LEGO Disney Cars, so be sure to check it out. 😉