Each movie in the series has a specific subtheme, with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix being the smallest, with only one set (although several others have included elements from the film).
In total, four video games based on the theme have been released: LEGO Creator: Harry Potter, LEGO Creator: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7.
The original years of the theme were quite different from what it was to become later on. The first wave of sets focused almost exclusively on various locations in and around Hogwarts Castle, with the only exceptions being 4723 Diagon Alley Shops, and 4708 Hogwarts Express. At this point in time, the colour scheme of Hogwarts was very different from the iconic current scheme, and featured light grey and black walls. However, certain features were similar, with Sand Green roof parts, and some Tan wall areas. There were some notable exceptions from this early scheme, however, such as 4722 Gryffindor House, which featured almost entirely orange architecture.
The minifigures of the early years were all yellow-skinned, with the sole exceptions of Professor Snape, who's head glowed in the dark, and Peeves, who was light grey.
The theme's second year focused primarily on the second film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The year moved away from the Hogwarts theme of the previous year, featuring such disparate sets as 4728 Escape from Privet Drive, 4727 Aragog in the Dark Forest, and 4720 Knockturn Alley. There were still quite a few Hogwarts related sets, but considerably less than seen previously. Such sets as 4729 Dumbledore's Office and 4731 Dobby's Release began to change the castle's colour scheme to what is now recognized as the classic cour scheme for the castle, featuring tan and sand green heavily.
In 2004, sets based on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban were released. This year, the minifigures of the theme were revamped. Many of theme were the same as those released previously, but all of them were given flesh-toned skin, with the exception Snape, who was still fluorescent.
Several sets were remade this year, 4758 Hogwarts Express, 4757 Hogwarts Castle, and 4754 Hagrid's Hut, all of which had been released as separate sets in years previous. Notably, this year also saw the release of the theme's first mini set, 4695 Mini Knight Bus.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, released in 2005, featured only four sets, each one based on one of the three Triwizard Tournament tasks, with the exception of 4768 The Durmstrang Ship. The sets based on the tasks are 4762 Rescue from the Merpeople, based on the first task, 4767 Harry and the Hungarian Horntail, based on the second, and 4766 Graveyard Duel, based on Harry's battle with Voldemort at the conclusion of the third task.
No sets were released in 2006, and only one, based on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, was released in 2007. This set, another remake of Hogwarts Castle, was the last set in the them to be released until 2010.
In 2010, the Harry Potter theme returned, with sets based on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The only new set to be released in that year that was not a remake was 4840 The Burrow, which included a model of the Weasley's house, The Burrow.
All minifigures released in this year were completely redesigned, and featured considerably more detail than any in the theme before.
2011, the final full year of the theme thus far, featured the release of a few sets under the new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows subtheme, as well as several subtheme-less promotional sets, of which the correct branding can only be guessed at.
Many plot-relevant locations from the Harry Potter novels and films were turned into sets, the most notable of which are listed here.
- Hogwarts Castle
Main article: Hogwarts Castle
Hogwarts, the wizarding school Harry Potter attends, is the main source for sets in the Harry Potter theme. At least twenty individual sets have been dedicated to recreating the school's classrooms, rooms, and the castle itself. It has been remade five times, more than any other set.
- Diagon Alley
Main article: Diagon Alley
Diagon Alley comprises four sets, 4723 Diagon Alley Shops, 4714 Gringotts Bank, 4719 Quality Quidditch Supplies, and 10217 Diagon Alley released in 2011, it contains a remake of Gringotts Bank, Olivander's Wand Shop, and Borgin & Burkes.
- Hogwarts Express
Main Article: Hogwarts Express
Another notable story location is the Hogwarts Express, represented by four sets. The first one included platform 9¾, while the two following sets from 2004 contained different renditions of Hogsmeade station. A last Hogwarts Express was released in 2010 as the 4841 Hogwarts Express, including a Flying Ford Anglia instead of a station. The Durmstrang ship appears in its own set as well although it plays only a minor role as actual location in the movie. Just as the Knight Bus does.
- Other locations
Other locations of the magic world include The Burrow, Knockturn Alley, and the Shrieking Shack. The only places visible to Muggles released in LEGO form are the house of the Dursley family and the graveyard.
The design manager of the LEGO Harry Potter team is Henrik Saaby, who is based in Billund, Denmark. The influences when designing the sets are the movies, the books, along with other reference material from Warner Bros. New minifigure pieces are hand-sculpted in modeling clay at a ratio of 1:3. The prototype is then digitally scanned. From this image, the mold for the plastic pieces is made.
Many sets were released for the first and second films during the theme's first few years, featuring minifigures with yellow skin. When the third film was released, the minifigures were changed to the more realistic flesh tones now seen in all licensed themes. Gradually, less and less Harry Potter sets were released each year, with only four released for the fourth film in 2005, and only one to accompany the fifth movie in 2007.
Despite impressions that the theme had ended, due to the sixth movie garnering no LEGO releases, a trailer for a video game known as LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 was unveiled in 2009, and, in October of 2010 Harry Potter sets for unspecified subthemes were released alongside the game. Also released at this time was the only official set for the sixth film.
In 2011, three more normal sets (along with two promotional sets) were released for the seventh film in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. These were followed by a sticker book, an ultimate sticker collection, and a complete visual guide of the theme called Building the Magical World. A second video game featuring the last four installments of the franchise, known as LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 was released on November 11, 2011, and in 2012, what would appear to be the final entry in the theme, LEGO Harry Potter: The Magical World of Characters will be released.
The Harry Potter novels revolve around Harry Potter, who is an orphan who lived with aunt Petunia, uncle Vernon and his cousin Dudley at No 4 privet drive. He is then told by half-giant Rubeus Hagrid that he is a wizard and that his parent's were killed by the dark lord Voldemort. From there he travels on the Hogwarts Express from platform 9 & 3/4 to Hogwarts Castle. In his first year, Harry and new friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger discover the secret of the Philosopher's stone and Harry finishes term in a one to one show down with Professor Quirrel who is harbouring the dark lord Voldemort. The stone is then destroyed by Professor Dumbledore who rescues Harry.
In his second year, Harry is visited my the house elf Dobby who tells him not to go back to Hogwarts and then ruins the Dursley's dinner party, resulting them locking Harry into his room. The Weasley's then rescue Harry in a flying Ford Anglia and take him to the Burrow. Harry and Ron then fly to school ,after Dobby blocks their entrance to the platform, and crash into the womping willow breaking Ron's wand. At school the trio unravel the mystery of Chamber of Secrets. Hermione is then petrified and Harry and Ron have to trek into the Dark forest to visit Aragog they then discover the whereabouts of the Chamber after Ginny Weasley is taken into it. There Harry defeats Tom Riddle and the Basilisk with the help of Fawkes and the Sorting Hat.
In the third year, Harry runs away from Private Drive after blowing up Marjorie Dursley. He then take's the Knight Bus to Diagon Alley. At Hogwarts Harry meets his dad's old friend Remus Lupin who is a werewolf. Draco Malfoy is attacked by Hagrid's hippogriff Buckbeak who is then set to be executed. On the day of the execution Harry, Ron and Hermione find Sirius Black in the Shrieking Shack who turns out to be Harry's god father. Remus and Sirius reveal that Ron's rat, Scabbers, is in fact Peter Pettigrew who sold out Harry's parents to Voldemort. Harry and Sirus are later captured by Dementors. Harry and Hermione then go back in time using Hermiones time turner to rescue Buckbeak and later Sirus, with Harry's patronus stag.
In the fourth year the trio visit the Quidditch world cup which is attacked by Death Eaters who perform the dark mark signalling the return of Voldemort. At Hogwarts Harry's entered into the Triwizard Tournament. The first of the three task's is the Dragon task where Harry went head to head with a Hungarian Horntail. In the second task, Harry rescues Ron in the Great Lake from the Merpeople. During the third task, Harry and Cedric Diggory are transported to a graveyard, in which Diggory is killed and Harry's blood is used to resurrect Lord Voldemort. After a duel with the Dark Lord, Harry returns to Hogwarts and it is learned that he was entered into the tournament by Mad-Eye Moody - actually the Death Eater Barty Crouch Jr. in disguise.
In Harry's fifth year, the wizarding government - known as the Ministry of Magic - refuses to believe that Lord Voldemort has returned, and a smear campaign is launched by the Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge against Harry and Dumbledore. This includes the appointment of Dolores Umbridge as Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to teach the children only theoretical defense (due to Fudge's fear of Dumbledore putting together an army to depose of him) as well as firing any teachers deemed unsatisfactory by the Ministry. Meanwhile, Harry is plagued by dreams and visions as if he was looking through Voldemort's eyes, which leads to a battle in the Department of Mysterious (in the Ministry) between Harry and his friends and Voldemort's Death Eaters, a climatic duel between Voldemort and Dumbledore, and the revelation to the rest of the wizarding world that Voldemort had indeed returned.
During the sixth year, Dumbledore gives Harry private lessons in which they delve into the memories of those who interacted with Voldemort - or as he was known in his youth, Tom Riddle. At the same time, Harry excels in Potions class thanks to the helpful margin notes of his textbook's previous owner: the mysterious "Half-Blood Prince". Harry learns from the memory of Potions master Horace Slughorn that Riddle was interested in creating Horcruxes - objects in which he hid portions of his soul in order to be immortal. Dumbledore and Harry travel to a cave and battle Inferi (re-animated corpses) to attain a locket they believe is a Horcruxes, with the purpose of destroying it. They return to Hogwarts, and Dumbledore is murdered atop the astronomy tower by Severus Snape (who performed the killing in Draco Malfoy's stead, who had been ordered by Voldemort to do so). Following Dumbledore's death, Harry learns that the locket they obtained is a fake, with the real horcrux elsewhere.
During Harry's seventh year, he, Ron, and Hermione embark on a quest to obtain and destroy Voldemort's remaining horcruxes. Following the wedding of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour, the trio infiltrate the Ministry and retrieve the real locket, which was in the hands of Dolores Umbridge at the Voldemort-controlled Ministry of Magic. They camp for days while trying to find the other horcruxes (as well as a means to destroy the one they posses), and Ron leaves in frustration. Harry gets the Sword of Gryffindor from the bottom of a pond and destroys the locket with the help of Ron, who returned. The group travels the Xenophilius Lovegood's house, where they are ambushed and taken to Malfoy Manor. They are rescued by Dobby, and plot a break-in to Lestrange's vault at Gringotts to find the next horcrux. They do so, and travel to Hogwarts to find the next one. A battle between Voldemort's forces and the defenders of Hogwarts commences, and the diadem horcrux is destroyed by Fiendfyre. Harry learns from Snape's memories that he must die in order for Voldemort to be destroyed, and so he sacrifices himself, but survives due to his blood connection with Voldemort. Harry duels Voldemort, but as the Elder Wand (wielded by Voldemort) cannot harm its true master (Harry), the killing curse backfires on Voldemort and peace is restored to the wizarding world.
SubthemesHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (or Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone in The United States of America and India) is the first book in the Harry Potter book series, and was adapted into a movie and LEGO theme in 2001. Harry is in his first year at Hogwarts and makes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry starts playing Quidditch, and makes a feud with Draco Malfoy. Harry is convinced that Professor Snape is trying to get the Philosopher's stone, and working against Harry, but he actually is trying to help him. Harry makes it through five challenges before coming head-to-head with Professor Quirrel, who is partly Lord Voldemort. Harry survives and is rescued by Professor Dumbledore.
- 2001 Sets
- 4701 The Sorting Hat
- 4702 The Final Challenge
- 4704 The Chamber of Winged Keys
- 4705 Snape's Classroom
- 4706 Forbidden Corridor
- 4707 Hagrid's Hut
- 4708 Hogwarts Express
- 4709 Hogwarts Castle
- 4721 Hogwarts Classrooms
- 4722 Gryffindor House
- 4723 Diagon Alley Shops
- 2002 Sets
- 2011 Promotional Set
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling. The plot follows Harry's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, during which a series of messages on the walls on the school's corridors warn that the "Chamber of Secrets" has been opened and that the "heir of Slytherin" will kill all pupils who do not come from all-magical families. These threats are followed by attacks which leave residents of the school "petrified". Throughout the year, Harry and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger investigate the attacks. Harry is confronted by Lord Voldemort, who is attempting to regain full power.
- 2002 Sets
- 4719 Quality Quidditch Supplies
- 4720 Knockturn Alley
- 4726 Quidditch Practice
- 4727 Aragog in the Dark Forest
- 4728 Escape from Privet Drive
- 4729 Dumbledore's Office
- 4730 The Chamber of Secrets
- 4731 Dobby's Release
- 4733 The Dueling Club
- 4735 Slytherin
- KCCHP1 Coca Cola Harry Potter Gift Set
- HPG01 Harry Potter Gallery 1
- HPG02 Harry Potter Gallery 2
- HPG03 Harry Potter Gallery 3
- 2010 Sets
Harry starts off his third year by accidentally blowing up his Aunt Marge, but then is personally absolved by the Minister of Magic himself. He then learns that mass murderer, Sirius Black, is intent on killing him. As he heads back to school armed with this knowledge, he learns that Dementors, evil, soul-sucking creatures, have been stationed around Hogwarts for protection against Black. He finds a willing teacher in Professor Lupin, the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, who begins teaching Harry the Patronus Charm, which is the only spell that will work against the foul creatures. Black breaks into the castle, but is not apprehended.
- 2004 Sets
- 4750 Draco's Encounter with Buckbeak
- 4751 Harry and the Marauder's Map
- 4752 Professor Lupin's Classroom
- 4753 Sirius Black's Escape
- 4754 Hagrid's Hut
- 4755 Knight Bus
- 4756 Shrieking Shack
- 4757 Hogwarts Castle
- 4758 Hogwarts Express
- 65524 Hogwarts Express Co-Pack
- 2004 Mini Sets
- 2011 Sets
- 4762 Rescue from the Merpeople
- 4766 Graveyard Duel
- 4767 Harry and the Hungarian Horntail
- 4768 The Durmstrang Ship
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the the 6th novel/movie in the Harry Potter series. It started in 2010 and, although other sets like 4842 Hogwarts Castle and 4841 Hogwarts Express have allusions to this movie, the Burrow is the only official set in this subtheme. Similar to Deathly Hallows, LEGO has not made a specified subtheme for this film, yet one set is based on it.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the 7th novel in the Harry Potter series and both the 7th and 8th movie. Voldemort is hunting Harry Potter for power and to kill him, while Harry and his friends, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, search for Voldemort's horcruxes to stand a chance at defeating him. Meanwhile, Hogwarts is taken over by Snape where students led by Neville Longbottom, Ginny Weasley, and Luna Lovegood begin a rebellion within the school.
Sets Of No Specific Subtheme
- 10217 Diagon Alley - Features movie one, movie two, and movie six
- 40028 Mini Hogwarts Express- Features movie one to movie seven
Books and Calendars
- LEGO Harry Potter Building the Magical World
- LEGO Harry Potter: Welcome to Hogwarts Ultimate Sticker Book
- LEGO Harry Potter: Magical Adventures Ultimate Sticker Book
- Harry Potter Sticker Book
- Harry Potter 2012 Calendar
- 851030 Harry Potter Key Chain
- 851031 Hermione Key Chain
- 851032 Hagrid Key Chain
- 851033 Dumbledore Key Chain
- 851034 Snape Key Chain
- 851730 Dumbledore Key Chain
- 851731 Harry Potter Key Chain
- 851999 Hagrid Key Chain
- 852000 Hermione Key Chain
- 852091 Harry Potter Key Chain
- 852954 Harry Potter Key Chain
- 852955 Ron Weasley Key Chain
- 852956 Hermione Granger Key Chain
- 852957 Rubeus Hagrid Key Chain
- 852979 Professor Dumbledore Key Chain
- 852980 Severus Snape Key Chain
- 852981 Dobby Key Chain
- 4227842 Harry Potter Key Chain
- 4227848 Hermione Key Chain
- 4227856 Hermione Key Chain
- 4227857 Hagrid Key Chain
- 4493777 Dumbledore Key Chain
- 4599491 Gryffindor Key Chain
- 4599517 Hufflepuff Key Chain
- 4599520 Ravenclaw Key Chain
- 4599521 Slytherin Key Chain
- KC777 Professor Dumbledore Key Chain
- KC845 Harry Potter Key Chain
- KC860 Hagrid Key Chain
- KC864 Dumbledore Key Chain
- 852982 Harry Potter, Professor Dumbledore, Hermione Granger Magnet Set
- 852983 Harry Potter, Severus Snape, Draco Malfoy Magnet Set
- LEGO Creator: Harry Potter (2001)
- LEGO Creator: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (June 2010)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (November 2011)