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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is a video game based on the first four instalments of the Harry Potter series in LEGO form. The game was released on 25 June, 2010. It was developed by Traveller's Tales, which have also made several other LEGO games, and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The Mac version was published by Feral Interactive and released on 21st January 2011.[2]

A special Collector's Edition version of the game was released containing a Behind the scenes look at the game, a free set of avatar clothes if the game is for Xbox 360, an exclusive set of House crest magnets, and an interview on the making of Deathly Hallows.

The game, along with Years 5-7 was re-released for the PlayStation 4 on October 21, 2016 as a remastered collection including updated graphics and resolution, as well as including all the previously released DLCs.


The game is based on the first four books and films of the Harry Potter series: Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire. The main playable characters are Harry, Ron, and Hermione. The game features a total of 167 characters who can be unlocked by finding the special tokens hidden around Hogwarts secret places and level missions, and then buying them at Madam Malkin's shop. The sub-missions include searching for Red Bricks, the Golden Wizard Hats, the mentioned Character Tokens, and the True Wizard achievements. Harry and his friends learn how to use spells, charms, jinxes, and prepare potions, as well as visiting a lot of familiar places like Hogwarts Castle, Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest, and Hogsmeade.

Differences from the game and books/films

NOTE: Most of the differences are because the video game was meant to be a humorous adaptation.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

  • The movie starts off with the camera on the "Privet Drive" sign with a brown owl on top of it, but the game starts off with the camera on a lawn gnome, then moves over to the right, showing some flowers, then moves up, and that's when Albus Dumbledore comes into view.
  • Albus Dumbledore does not use the Deluminator to put all the lights out on Privet Drive.
  • The cat at Privet Drive is not the Animagus form of Minerva McGonagall, but rather a normal black cat.
  • When Hagrid arrives at Privet Drive he crashes the flying motorcycle into the flower beds.
  • Harry has his glasses on as a baby.
  • Dudley's birthday is skipped, and Piers Polkiss is absent.
  • Dudley does not get a pig's tail, unlike the book and film.
  • The letters from Hogwarts come from more places in the Dursley home, such as the toaster, the washing machine, the cuckoo clock, and in between the windshield-wipers of their car while driving to the Hut-on-the-Rock.
  • When the letters arrive at the house, Dudley doesn't pay any attention to them and keeps eating.
  • Harry and the Dursleys can be seen going on the boat towards the hut, which was never seen in the movie, but in the book, it was featured.
  • In the movie and book, Hagrid kicks the door down to get into the house. In the game, he just pops out of nowhere.
  • In the book and movie Vernon tries to shoot Hagrid with a Double Barrel Shotgun, but in the game Hagrid simply scares the Dursleys by barging through the back, scaring them and causing them to break. Hagrid does not give Harry a birthday cake and Harry didn't read his acceptance letter given by Hagrid.
  • The goblin that Hagrid showed Harry's keys to, appeared to have been taking notes. But when the goblin goes to fetch Griphook, Hagrid caught a glimpse of the paper, revealing it to simply have been a child's drawing of a house.
  • When Hagrid gets Harry's key, he pulls several other things out of his pocket.
  • At the Leaky Cauldron, the customers are not in shock when they see Harry.
  • Dedalus Diggle is absent, except he is playable only in the DS and iPhone versions.
  • Professor Quirrell is seen skulking around with another wizard behind a window in a chamber with the Ravenclaw Crest of the level, the Magic Begins. This is when the break-in is occurring, which happens later in the book & film. However, no one acknowledged his presence because they either did not see him or were not curious.
  • In the game, Griphook opens Vault 712, which had goblins discoing to the Harry Potter theme, aka "Hedwig's Theme".
  • Hermione does not meet Harry and Ron until later on the Hogwarts Express; they met each other on Platform 9¾ in less than an hour earlier. Also, Ron tries fixing Harry's glasses with Reparo, but fails and turns a wizard's hat into a frog.
  • Hermione hangs around with Harry and Ron, instead of staying away from them before the troll incident.
  • In the film, Harry follows the Weasleys to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters. In the game, Harry found the Platform himself and Molly Weasley didn't instruct him.
  • Pansy Parkinson is absent.
  • Lee Jordan does not have dreadlocks.
  • In the DS version of the game, there are Chameleon Ghouls disguised as the Suits of Armour.
  • The sorting hat indicates the house the wearer is in by making the house shield on the wall move and make the house mascot sound instead of calling the houses' name out.
  • The Hallowe'en Feast sequence happens before, not after the Flying Lesson sequence in the game.
  • Cuthbert Binns is included, unlike the films.
  • In the book and film, Hermione hides in the bathroom because Ron made fun of her. In the game, she cries because Draco threw a brownie at her face before dinner.
  • When Hermione is crying in the girls' bathroom, the troll comes out of one of the toilets, washes his hands and then he spots Hermione, making him want to hurt her.
  • In the book and film, Dumbledore silences the chaos in the Great Hall. In the game, he tries, but fails, as he had to protect himself from a cup, table, paper, drawer, dish, banana, cherries, and a green apple from crashing onto him. Also, Harry and Ron duck from a frying pan that was about to hit them.
  • In the book and film, Professor Quirrell comes running into the Great Hall and warns everybody about the troll, then he faints. In the game, he points to the dungeons, badly imitates a troll to get everyone's attention, then grabs a chicken leg like a troll's club and does a better imitation.
  • Also, Quirrell is seen moping over the fact the troll didn't do any damage, unlike in the film, where he is just startled by the troll's snorting.
  • It takes much longer for Ron and Hermione to catch Snape's clothes on fire. Also, Quirrell is seen jinxing the broom at the same time, like In the film.
  • Harry does not catch the Snitch in his mouth. Instead, it's dislodged from his ear.
  • In the movie, Ron, Harry, and Hermione are scared of Fluffy. In the game, Ron pulls out a Trumpet and plays "Hedwig's Theme" (although very badly).
  • Nicolas Flamel is not mentioned, making it confusing on why Harry and Ron went to the Restricted Section.
  • To make the mission co-op friendly, Ron searches with Harry in the Restricted Section.
  • Snape and Quirrell do not have a confrontation during Harry's search in the Restricted Section.
  • Marcus Flint is the Slytherin Quidditch team's seeker.
  • In the book and film, Ron sees himself in the Mirror of Erised as head boy, Quidditch captain, and winner of the Quidditch Cup. In the game, he sees himself in a Quidditch uniform, and Hermione appears to kiss him on the cheek.
  • During the last trip to the Mirror of Erised, Harry and Ron are caught by Dumbledore, who simply walks in and points to his wrist and they go back to bed sadly. In the book, Harry and Ron go back because they heard a sound in the distance. Also, only Harry is caught during his last trip but Dumbledore talks to him for a while before sending him back to bed, though he said he was there when Ron came along.
  • The Norbert part is only available in a time-turner mission where Hagrid needs help in heating Norbert's egg.
  • There are some differences in the unicorn part:
    • There's a sick unicorn at Hagrid's Hut. Malfoy unintentionally scares the unicorn, and it runs off into the Forbidden Forest.
    • Hagrid treats his sick unicorn like a child, cradling it in a blanket, taking its temperature, and making it lay in bed.
    • Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, Fang, and Draco go into the forbidden forest to find the unicorn.
    • Voldemort simply creeps up on the unicorn and attempts to eat it, using a fork and knife, but gets distracted by the sight of Harry.
    • Voldemort attempts to kill the unicorn after Firenze scares him.
    • Bane and Ronan are absent.
    • Firenze does not mention about unicorn blood.
    • Neville was not in the Forbidden Forest detention, despite being so in the book.
    • Harry gives a signal to his friends which featured in the book and not the film.
    • Professor Minerva McGonagall didn't dock points at Harry, Ron, Hermione and Draco and she is absent in this part.
  • Snape does not get bitten by Fluffy.
  • Harry, Ron, and Hermione see Quirrell walking up the stairs to the forbidden corridor, and they are seen by Quirrell when they enter Fluffy's room. In the film and book, they do not know who wants to steal the Stone until the last room, though they believe it to be Snape.
  • The Trio tricks Fluffy with a rubber duck toy in order to distract him so that they can fix the broken Harp.
  • Quirrell and Snape's rooms to guard the Philosopher's Stone do not appear.
  • Ron doesn't fall unconscious during the chess game. Instead, he trips over the chess sword while following Harry and Hermione to the last room.
  • Due to the game's co-op feature, Harry and Hermione have to fight Voldemort/Quirrell, instead of just Harry. In the movie, Hermione goes and gets Dumbledore.
  • When Quirrell takes off the turban, his head spins backward to reveal Voldemort's face.
  • When Harry touches Voldemort in the face, his parents applaud for him in the Mirror of Erised. When Harry is knocked unconscious by Voldemort, Harry's parents laugh at Voldemort, because he can not pick up the Stone because he is only a spirit.
  • In the book and film, Quirrell dies from touching Harry. In the game, Harry fights Quirrell, he pulls Quirrell's arms off and Quirrell survives but is seen in the Hospital Wing heavily bandaged.
  • The Philosopher's Stone does not get destroyed.
  • The House Cup is omitted.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • The Dursleys have a sign that seemingly outlaws magic or wands in their house, as there is no dialogue.
  • The Dursleys are not wearing formal clothing during their meeting with the Masons.
  • When Harry enters his room at Privet Drive, Dobby is throwing his books in the bin seeing that he does not want Harry to go back to Hogwarts.
  • When the Masons and the Dursleys hear Dobby banging his head, Vernon is singing karaoke in the living room.
  • When Mrs Mason is hit by the pudding, Dudley starts to eat the pudding from off her head.
  • The Dursleys install a security fence in their backyard, in addition to the bars on Harry's window.
  • Fred and George do not aid Ron to come to rescue Harry, but they do in the novel and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets film, as the car was only a 2 seater in the game.
  • The garden gnomes are featured in the Burrow's garden, unlike the film.
  • When Harry and Ron crash into the barrier, Dobby shows up at the side. In the book and film, it is not revealed to anybody until after Harry is injured by the rogue Bludger.
  • Harry and Ron do not confront the Hogwarts Express on the Viaduct. Instead, they fly through a tunnel, and turn around as the Hogwarts Express emerges from the tunnel.
  • Molly Weasley does not send a howler to Ron for stealing the car.
  • Ron's broken wand is only shown to malfunction twice, during an optional scene in Hagrid's garden where Ron spits up slugs, and when Lockhart attempts to use it to erase Harry and Ron's memories. Although Ron does indicate his wand is malfunctioning during the Whomping Willow scene, he does not actually perform any spells.
  • When Ron puts a slug vomiting charm on himself, it was done due to Draco calling Hermione a Mudblood. In the game, Draco throws an apple at her.
  • Lavender Brown is absent, but she is featured in the sequel.
  • Gilderoy Lockhart's wand does not get thrown out the window or taken away during the DADA class that he sets Pixies free. His hair, however, is taken off by two pixies. Also, Immobulus first immobilises the pixies, then a second shot kills them.
  • In the scene where they find Mrs Norris petrified, Draco's gang appears instead of a huge crowd like in the book and film and Filch and Fawkes appear with Dumbledore and Lockhart, but Snape doesn't appear and Dumbledore sends everybody away instead of keeping the trio back like in the book and film.
  • During the Quidditch match, Hermione notices Dobby cursing the Bludger. In the book and movie, Harry finds out after he is in the Hospital Wing.
  • Drinking Skele-Gro heals Harry's arm instantly. In the book and film, Harry had to stay overnight in the Hospital Wing while he recovered.
  • In the novel and in the movie, Harry cannot interact with anything while he is inside Tom Riddle's diary (because it is like a vision). However, due to the game's co-op feature, Harry can interact with some things (like potions) to advance through the level. Tom Riddle cannot see it in the cutscene, but he's Harry's partner in the rest of the level.
  • During Gilderoy Lockhart's Duelling match with Harry and Draco, Ron is Fighting one of Draco's Friends. This was because of co-op purposes.
  • The Polyjuice Potion does not take a month to brew, although this is deliberately done to save time.
  • Ron and Harry do not physically nor facially transform into Crabbe and Goyle, respectively. They merely wear their robes and hairstyles like a hat.
  • Hermione does not notice that she is turned into Millicent Bulstrode's cat until Harry and Ron point it out. Because of this, she does not hide in the bathroom embarrassed.
  • Hermione is seen looking at the basilisk through her mirror and getting petrified. In the film, this scene is not shown.
  • Armando Dippet is absent.
  • Ginny was seen in possession of Tom Riddle's diary, even though it wasn't revealed until Harry got in the Chamber of Secrets in the novel and movie.
  • In the novel and the film, after the Flying Ford Anglia saved Harry and Ron from Aragog, they have to get in. But due to the co-op feature in the game, the Flying Ford Anglia includes a light-blue flying scooter that Harry rides to escape from Aragog and get out of the Forbidden Forest with Ron in the car.
  • Aragog chases Ron and Harry along with his children, but in the book and the film it is just Aragog's family who chases them.
  • Hermione's note about the Chamber of Secrets is just a picture of a basilisk. She was also holding an actual pipe.
  • When Gilderoy loses his memory, he builds a chair of some rocks and drinks a cup of tea.
  • Due to the game's co-op feature, Harry and Ginny fight Salazar Slytherin's basilisk together, because Ginny is awake and playable in the Chamber of Secrets, instead of unconscious and being drained of her life force, as in the movie and the book. When the fight starts, the Basilisk goes after Harry and not Ginny as Riddle needs to drain her life force to become alive again.
  • In the beginning cut scene of the Basilisk where Tom Riddle starts laughing evilly for amusement, his face begins to flicker into Voldemort in the game as an indication of who he has become, though in the movie, he stops his evil laugh short and becomes angered at the sight of Fawkes.
  • Salazar Slytherin's basilisk has a scarlet plume on his head (meaning it is a male, instead of female as in the novel and movie).
  • The basilisk notices Harry when Ginny screams at one of his disembodied eyes.
  • Harry's arm is not pierced by the basilisk fang. Instead, he takes it out of the dead basilisk's mouth.
  • While Harry is doing the above, Ginny discovers when the diary suffers any kind of hard knock, the memory of Tom Riddle does as well as if he is possessed by a voodoo doll. As such, she uses the diary to injure Riddle in a comical way to keep him from attacking her and Harry, until Harry snatches the diary from Ginny's hands and stabs the diary with the aforementioned fang.
  • In the book and film, Tom Riddle tries to stop Harry from stabbing the diary. But in the game, Riddle explodes immediately.
  • After the battle, Harry asks Dumbledore for the diary. Taking it out to Lucius Malfoy, he gives it to Dobby when he shows the gesture to open it. But instead of sending Lucius across the room, Dobby simply removes his pants.
  • In the book, Hermione enchants the cupcakes to make Crabbe and Goyle fall asleep, as well as make them float to the top of a railing. In the game, Ron enchants them and Harry makes them float to Crabbe and Goyle instead of putting them on a railing. Also, Harry and Ron dragged Crabbe and Goyle into a nearby broom closet after they fall asleep. In the game, however, they walk into what seems to be an entire room by themselves.
  • In the book, Harry and Ron go into the Slytherin Dungeon to see if Draco is the heir of Salazar Slytherin. In the game, they go into the common room to find out if Draco has the same symbol on his broomstick that Hermione has in her notes.
  • Ginny seemingly is not as shy as in the books around Harry and visibly shows signs of a crush on him.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • Bill Weasley and Charlie Weasley are absent, probably because the Weasley family's trip to Egypt is omitted. However, they are both featured in the sequel.
  • Ripper the bulldog is absent.
  • Aunt Marge starts to mention Harry's parents after she finds a picture of them.
  • In the book and film, the black dog appears in front of Harry out from behind the bushes. In the game, he is seen on a playground roundabout.
  • Stan Shunpike does not appear as the Knight Bus conductor, but he is a playable character.
  • When the Knight Bus passes between two London Buses it does not squeeze itself as well as everything in it like in the film. Instead it rebuilds itself, arranging the bricks so it is taller and thinner.
  • The Knight Bus does not stop to let an elder lady cross the street.
  • Cornelius Fudge does not talk to Harry when he arrives at the Leaky Cauldron.
  • For co-op purposes, Arthur Weasley fights the Monster Book of Monsters with Harry.
  • Buckbeak does not appear to break Malfoy's arm, since he is able to use it to point at Hagrid without effort.
  • In the book and film, Malfoy provokes Buckbeak by calling him "a great ugly brute," while in this game, Malfoy simply hurls a chicken leg at Buckbeak. Also, Buckbeak advances on him and snaps at Draco but doesn't physically attack him. Malfoy falls to the ground while trying to back away but does not appear to be harmed.
  • In the game, the first Care of Magical Creatures lesson is at night, in the movie and book the lesson is during the day.
  • Unlike the film, Harry is seen going through the passage to Honeydukes. Also, Fred and George accompany him through the passage.
  • In the book, the passage to Honeydukes is described as being a long narrow tunnel. In the game, however, it is quite spacious and has various plants growing.
  • Pike is absent.
  • Kellah and Bem are absent.
  • The Security Trolls are featured, unlike in the film.
  • Harry does not have to wear his Invisibility Cloak unlike in the book or the film; Malfoy does not run to tell on Harry, unlike the events in the book, likely because it would cause confusion for younger audiences.
  • In the film, Harry throws snowballs from under the Invisibility Cloak at Draco for calling Hermione a mudblood. In the game, Draco makes an igloo and uses it like a tank to shoot snowballs back.
  • While Fudge, McGonagall, and Rosmerta were talking about Sirius Black Fudge shows two pictures: one of the Marauders with Lily Evans and Harry in her arms and one of a false scene of Sirius casting Confringo at the Muggles with Peter Pettigrew transforming.
  • When Harry and Hermione are trying to warn Hagrid and the past versions of the trio that Dumbledore, Fudge, and Macnair are coming, they throw more than just a pebble, but also a spoon and other objects.
  • When Hagrid peaks out of the window, Harry is seen dressed as a scarecrow.
  • When Harry tries to get Buckbeak to follow him, he pushes him. In the film, Hermione uses a dead ferret to lure Buckbeak, but in the game, Hermione uses a chicken leg instead.
  • Peter Pettigrew is exposed when Lupin and Sirius lure Scabbers into a mousetrap with cheese instead of using the Animagus reversal spell.
  • Harry and Hermione play a werewolf howl on record recorder, luring Lupin away from past Harry. Lupin also falls in love with Hermione, brandishing a bouquet, but he quickly turns hostile upon encountering the duo.
  • When Harry casts Expecto Patronum on Dementors, they instantly vanish, instead of being repelled away like in the book and film (although in the cut scenes they are simply repelled).
  • In the film, Harry defeats all of the Dementors at one time, but he has to defeat them individually in the game.
  • Harry and Hermione only ride Buckbeak up to a tower near where Sirius was being held, not the full way there.
  • In the final boss battle, Dementors have to be fought. In the film, Harry and Hermione just save Sirius without a battle.
  • Lord Voldemort's boggart isn't his own dead body, but it is Harry alive and well. Similarly, with the exception of Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville Longbottom, Dean Thomas, Parvati and Padma Patil, and Lupin, everyone else's boggart is Voldemort returned to power, including all Death Eaters (ironically the boggart Harry had originally pictured before remembering the Dementors).
  • Both of Sirius Black's break-ins of Hogwarts are absent.
  • Most of the time, all of the character's Patronus' do not take the form of an animal, even for those with confirmed corporeal Patronus forms.
  • Oddly enough, all dark wizards, including Voldemort are given the ability to cast Patronuses, despite this being canonically incorrect.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • Frank Bryce is absent, with his role replaced by a milkman.
  • When Nagini sees the Milkman, he punches her and screams.
  • There is no mention of Bertha Jorkins like in the film.
  • Like the film, the Dursley part is omitted.
  • Molly Weasley and Percy Weasley are also cut in Year 4.
  • When Amos Diggory, Arthur Weasley, and Cedric Diggory let go of the Portkey, they started dancing.
  • The Quidditch World Cup match between Ireland and Bulgaria is skipped. Instead it starts out with the Death Eaters' attack on the camp.
  • Because the Quidditch game is omitted, Narcissa Malfoy is cut but appears in the game's sequel.
    • For some reason, despite the first level being named "The Quidditch World Cup", the level heavily focuses more on the Death Eater Attack and the Dark Mark.
  • Barty Crouch Snr and Amos Diggory's hair colour is grey. However, in the films, they are black.
  • Barty Crouch Snr and Lucius Malfoy have a cameo in Year 4.
  • Viktor Krum's hair has a flat top, but in the film his hair is shaved off.
  • Nigel Wolpert, Ludovic Bagman and Igor Karkaroff's aide are absent.
  • Harry's argument with Ron is omitted.
  • Rita Skeeter can transform into a beetle, unlike the film.
  • Charlie Weasley seems to be omitted but it is possible that the Dragon keeper who appears represents him.
  • Harry does not use his Invisibility Cloak to get a sneak peek at the dragons.
  • Due to the game's co-op feature in the First Task, Harry and Hermione fall into the arena, so they are both running from the dragon. It chases Harry and Hermione inside the Hogwarts Castle as well.
  • The Golden egg is floating over fire.
  • Unlike the film, the Nifflers and Blast-Ended Skrewts are included (though the Skrewts appear only in the DS version.)
  • The Pensieve scene where Harry finds out about Barty Crouch Jnr is omitted.
  • The death of Barty Crouch, Snr is omitted.
  • The Yule Ball has been omitted, but certain characters can be purchased in their formal wear.
  • Roger Davies is absent.
  • The Cho Chang meeting at the Owlery is also absent, though she can be unlocked there.
  • Cedric Diggory teams up with Harry during the second and third tasks, but this is only a feature to make it more co-op friendly.
  • To make the game more suitable for younger players, Harry takes a bath wearing his underpants while in the book and movie he is completely nude.
  • In the Third task there is a giant living sphinx statue and the riddle of the acromantula written on a wall of the labyrinth as well as an acromantula itself. The sphinx and the acromantula part is not featured in the film, but they are in the book.
  • Due to the game's co-op feature and fact of a dramatic purpose, Harry and Cedric fight Voldemort side-by-side.
  • Cedric Diggory does get killed by Voldemort, as he was hit by the curse the very moment he grabbed the portkey, reappearing at the tournament disassembled. However, Dumbledore shows Amos Diggory instructions on how to re-build his son, so Cedric does not actually die in the game. But in the Sequel, he is still dead, as he is shown in photos as disassembled with his body parts in the trophy cup.
  • Before Voldemort's return for power, Peter Pettigrew uses a skeleton head for bone instead of Voldemort's father's and pops off his hand for flesh instead of cutting it off with a knife just to make the game less dark.
  • Cedric is trapped along with Harry on to the statue covering the Riddle grave, so he witnesses Voldemort's rebirth.
  • Voldemort is also sucking on a pacifier before Pettigrew drops him into the cauldron's potion.
  • Voldemort kills Diggory, rather than Pettigrew.
  • To make the game family-friendly, Peter Pettigrew uses Harry's Glasses instead of his blood to revive Voldemort. Also when Voldemort comes out he is shown with Harry's glasses, and then tosses them back to Harry.
  • Nott is absent, but Crabbe and Goyle are featured in the portable versions.
  • Macnair does not make a reappearance nor in the game's sequel.
  • Lord Voldemort allows his Death Eaters to attack Harry although in the book and film he orders them to stand down because he wanted to be the one to kill Harry.
  • Only Lily and James Potter emerge from Voldemort's wand during the Priori Incantatem sequence, since Cedric is not yet dead and Frank Bryce is omitted.
    • However, following the canonical nature of Priori Incantatem, the milkman who took Frank's place should have also emerged.
  • The real Moody wears ordinary clothes instead of a white jumpsuit. He also appears to be upbeat as he waved happily at Dumbledore and Harry when they opened the trunk.
  • The Imperius Curse is omitted (except in the part where Viktor Krum attacks Fleur Delacour under the curse like the film), but will be featured in the sequel.
  • Every character (also Albus Dumbledore who carries the Elder Wand), with the exception of Lord Voldemort and Lucius Malfoy, has a normal brown wand.


The Philosopher's Stone

The Magic Begins

Out of the Dungeon

A Jinxed Broom

The Restricted Section

The Forbidden Forest

Face of the Enemy

The Chamber of Secrets

Floo Powder

Dobby's Plan

  • Playable characters: Hagrid, Ron, Hermione, Madam Pomfrey
  • Boss: Dobby (with 5 hearts)
  • Main locations: Stands of the Hogwarts Quidditch pitch, Hospital Wing

Crabbe and Goyle

Tom Riddle's Diary

Follow the Spiders

The Basilisk

Prisoner of Azkaban

News from Azkaban


Mischief Managed

  • Playable characters: Harry, Ron
  • Main locations: Hogwarts Castle corridors

The Shrieking Shack

Dementor's Kiss

  • Playable characters: Harry, Hermione
  • Boss: 6 Dementors
  • Main locations: Forbidden Forest, Black Lake

The Dark Tower

  • Playable characters: Harry, Hermione
  • Boss: Dementor's Leader (with 3 hearts)
  • Main locations: Dark Tower

The Goblet of Fire

The Quidditch World Cup


  • Playable characters: Harry, Hagrid, Fang
  • Main locations: Dragon-holding area in Forbidden Forest

The First Task

  • Playable characters: Harry, Hermione
  • Main locations: Quidditch Arena, Hogwarts Castle

Secret of the Egg

The Black Lake

The Dark Lord Returns


Harry Potter, as depicted in the game

The main characters (Harry, Ron and Hermione) are controlled since the start of the game but some of them can be found in the missions and hidden places. Afterwards they can be unlocked when the player buys them in Madam Malkin's in Diagon Alley. Variants of some characters in different clothes (e.g. Harry in a tuxedo) can be bought in Madame Malkin's in Diagon Alley. The majority of characters featured can be controlled however giant creatures like the troll, the Salazar Slytherin's basilisk or the Hungarian Horntail cannot be playable as well as the Dementors or Firenze. The *indicates the character is playable.

The trio

  • Harry Potter*(Available in Blue Shirt, Sweater (only on consoles and Windows versions), Hogwarts uniform, Quidditch uniform, Dragon Task uniform (only on consoles and Windows versions), Yule Ball tuxedo (Only on consoles and Windows versions), Lake Task uniform, Maze Task uniform, Pyjamas (only on consoles and Windows versions), Girl disguise, and with Slytherin disguise as a Polyjuice Potion Gregory Goyle (only on consoles and Windows versions). He can use the Cloak of Invisibility.
  • Hermione Granger*(Available in Red Hooded Top, Blue Top (only on consoles and Windows versions), Grey Hooded Top (only on consoles and Windows versions), Yule Ball dress (only on consoles and Windows versions), Hogwarts uniform and as a Polyjuice Potion Millicent Bulstrode's cat (only on consoles and Windows versions). She can control Crookshanks in the years 3 and 4 episodes.

Ron Weasley, as depicted in the game

  • Ron Weasley*(Available in Brown Jacket (only on consoles and Windows versions), Pyjamas (only on consoles and Windows versions), Sweater, Hogwarts uniform, Yule Ball tuxedo (only on consoles and Windows versions), Girl disguise (only on consoles and Windows versions), and with Slytherin disguise as Polyjuice Potion Vincent Crabbe (only on consoles and Windows versions). He can control Scabbers in the years 1, 2 and 3 episodes. It is clear that Scabbers is not playable in Year 4 because the previous year he was revealed to be the man Peter Pettigrew, the second Marauder.

Hogwarts staff and students


Albus Dumbledore, as depicted in the game

Hagrid, as depicted in the game

Other staff


Gryffindor house
Hufflepuff house
Ravenclaw house
Slytherin house


Wizard World-related


Order of the Phoenix
Lord Voldemort, his Death Eaters and followers
Ministry of Magic
  • Beauxbatons student
  • Fleur Delacour*(Available in Beauxbatons uniform, Dragon Task uniform, Lake Task uniform (only on consoles and Windows versions), and Maze Task uniform (Only on Consoles and Windows versions))
  • Gabrielle Delacour*
  • Olympe Maxime*(Playable only in the DS and PSP versions)


Diagon Alley and Leaky Cauldron
Knight Bus
Hogwarts Express
The Weird Sisters




Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry


Common rooms

Other places

Hogwarts Grounds


Other magical places

Muggle places


Taught spells

Dark spells


  • In addition, Fracto Strata is an unnamed spell which serves as the basic destructive/offensive spell for all wizard and witch characters.



Picture Achievement/Trophy Name Description
True Wizard (PlayStation only) Collect all the bronze, silver and gold trophies
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Junior Complete Year One Story Levels
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Senior Complete Year Two Story Levels
Prefect Achievement Logo.png
Prefect Complete Year Three Story Levels
Head Boy Achievement Logo.png
Head Boy Complete Year Four Story Levels
Teacher's Pet Achievement Logo.png
Teacher's Pet Complete All Story Lessons
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Story Complete! Complete the Story Levels in all four years
Crest Collector Achievement Logo.png
Crest Collector Collect all of the house crests in Year 1
Crest Fanatic Achievement Logo.png
Crest Fanatic Collect all of the house crests in Year 2
Ultra Collector Achievement Logo.png
Ultra Collector Collect all of the house crests in Year 3
Ultimate Collector Achievement Logo.png
The Ultimate Collector Collect all of the house crests in Year 4
Power Up Achievement Logo.png
Power Up! Collect all of the Red Bricks
Bonus Level is Yours Achievement Logo.png
The Bonus Level is Yours Collect all of the Gold Bricks
Student Rescue Achievement Logo.png
Student Rescue Rescue all students in peril
Stud Magnet Achievement Logo.png
Stud Magnet Get True Wizard in every level
You're the Best Achievement Logo.png
You're the Best Complete the game to 100%
Dark Wizards Achievement Logo.png
Dark Wizards Buy every version of Voldemort (Quirrell/Tom Riddle/Voldemort)
Quidditch Team Achievement Logo.png
Quidditch Team Buy the entire Gryffindor Quidditch team from Book One
Back in Time Achievement Logo.png
Back in Time Use the Time-Turner
Building Blocks Achievement Logo.png
Building Blocks Complete all the LEGO Builder tutorial levels
Good Dog Achievement Logo.png
Good Dog Defeat 20 enemies with Fang
Wonderful Weasleys Achievement Logo.png
Wonderful Weasleys Buy the entire Weasley family
Quirrell Quandary Achievement Logo.png
Quirrell Quandary Defeat Quirrell in the Quirrell boss fight, using Voldemort
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Multiplier Collect 10 million studs in one level
Arachnophobic Achievement Logo.png
Arachnophobic Defeat 20 spiders with Ron
Chilled Out Achievement Logo.png
Chilled Out Freeze 20 characters using Glacius
Boo Achievement Logo.png
Boo! Scare 20 students using a ghost character
Animagus Achievement Logo.png
Animagus Unlock all Animagi
Defeating the Object Achievement Logo.png
Defeating the Object Defeat the mountain troll using Quirrell
Watch Out Achievement Logo.png
Watch Out! Knock over ten characters using a ride-able object
Solid Snape Achievement Logo.png
Solid Snape Hide in a barrel as Severus Snape
Role Reversal Achievement Logo.png
Role Reversal Defeat Harry (as Voldemort) in the Graveyard
Quiet Please Achievement Logo.png
Quiet Please! Turn the sound down to 0 and music off in the options menu whilst in the library
Muggle Trouble Achievement Logo.png
Muggle Trouble Defeat 10 enemies with a Muggle character
Lumos Solem Achievement Logo.png
Lumos Solem Destroy 50 Devil's Snare plants
Quick Quidditch Achievement Logo.png
Quick Quidditch Complete the Quidditch level within five minutes
Ghostly Treasure Achievement Logo.png
Ghostly Treasure Collect 500 ghost studs

Behind the scenes

Creative Liberties and Errors

  • Since there is no dialogue, all of the playable wizard characters are capable of casting spells without speaking incantations. This doesn't make sense for Harry and his peers, as they are first-through-fourth-years and most likely have no knowledge of nonverbal spells.
  • Remus can transform into a Werewolf without a full moon as if it were an Animagus ability.
  • Dumbledore's wand is just a brown stick, instead of the Elder Wand (which was rectified in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7). However, this could be because Years 1-4 is set before his wand is revealed to be the Elder Wand.
  • Hermione is capable of translating ancient runes as a first-year, but she does not start ancient runes until her third year. However the runes could be runes that every first-year learns, and the book she uses could be Ancient Runes Made Easy.
  • Adult Mandrake cries are supposed to be fatal to anyone who hears them, while young mandrake cries only knock people out. Yet when someone gets close to them, they just get annoyed, not even knocked out. However they were holding their hands over their ears and it is possible that this also works.
  • During the end credits, in the "Music By" section, the word "Azkaban" is spelled "Azkiban."
  • Several Gryffindor's can be seen sitting at the other Hogwarts House's Tables. However it is possible that those students were talking with the others and that the staff did not mind it.
  • Seamus Finnigan's boggart is a banshee in the book but Voldemort in the game. Molly Weasley's boggart was a dead version of someone she was close to in the book but Voldemort in the game. In the books, Voldemort's boggart is his own dead body, but in the game it is Harry Potter, even as his old Tom Riddle and Quirrell personas. Albus Dumbledore's boggart is also depicted as Lord Voldemort, despite it having been canonically stated to be the corpse of Ariana Dumbledore.
  • In Year 2, Harry is able to interact with a flashback of Tom Riddle tracking down Hagrid in the game (he covers his ears when hearing a Mandrake cry in the flashback and can cast Wingardium Leviosa on various objects in there). In the book and film, he could not do this.
  • In Diagon Alley, Mr Mulpepper's Apothecary is misspelled "Mr Mullpepper's Apothecary." However this could be a writing error of his own.
  • Polyjuice Potion is not meant for non-human transformations, but players can turn into Fang, Griphook, Dobby and Rubeus Hagrid (he is half-giant) without any problems.
  • Some grown-ups cannot enter their old common rooms. Gilderoy Lockhart cannot enter the Ravenclaw Tower, Lucius Malfoy cannot enter the Slytherin Dungeon, Molly and Arthur Weasley, Remus Lupin and Sirius Black cannot enter Gryffindor Tower, for example. On the other hand, Quirinus Quirrell can only enter the Slytherin Dungeon, despite the fact he was a Ravenclaw in his student years.
  • If a non-Gryffindor character were to try to enter the Gryffindor dormitories, the Fat Lady would seal the entrance permanently.
  • In the last cutscene for year 4, after Harry Potter's and Voldemort's Priori Incantatem ends, Lily Potter and James Potter swoop at Voldemort, but Voldemort resembles his appearance in Quirrell's body instead of his new corporeal form. (This is only in the DS and PSP versions of the game.)

Remaining three years

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 was released November 2011.

External links

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Notes and references

J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
Philosopher's Stone book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Chamber of Secrets book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Prisoner of Azkaban book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Goblet of Fire book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Order of the Phoenix book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Half-Blood Prince book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Deathly Hallows book film 1 game 1 film soundtrack 1 game soundtrack 1
film 2 game 2 film soundtrack 2 game soundtrack 2
Cursed Child script play
Fantastic Beasts film series
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book screenplay film soundtrack game
The Crimes of Grindelwald screenplay film soundtrack
The Secrets of Dumbledore screenplay film soundtrack
Fantastic Beasts 4 film
Fantastic Beasts 5 film
Other written works Other games
Quidditch Through the Ages Wonderbook: Book of Spells / Book of Potions
The Tales of Beedle the Bard Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
Harry Potter Prequel Harry Potter: Find Scabbers
Encyclopaedia of Potterworld (potentially cancelled) Harry Potter DVD Game: Hogwarts Challenge / Wizarding World
Pottermore Presents Harry Potter: Spells
Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey / Harry Potter Limited Edition LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 / Years 5-7
LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World LEGO Dimensions
LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World Motorbike Escape
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book Harry Potter: The Quest
J. K. Rowling: A Bibliography Harry Potter for Kinect
Harry Potter: The Character Vault / Creature Vault / Artifact Vault Wizard's Challenge
Harry Potter Film Wizardry Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World
The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Harry Potter: Trading Card Game
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Art of The Film LEGO Creator: Harry Potter / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Archive of Magic: The Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Harry Potter: The Wand Collection Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells
J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Movie Magic Volume One: Extraordinary People and Fascinating Places / Volume Two: Curious Creatures / Volume Three: Amazing Artifacts Harry Potter: Magic Awakened
Hogwarts Legacy
Other canon Other films / documentaries
J. K. Rowling's official site Harry Potter and Me
Pottermore The Queen's Handbag
J. K. Rowling's Twitter account J. K. Rowling: A Year in the Life
Harry Potter: The Exhibition Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story
The Making of Harry Potter Harry Potter: Beyond the Page
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter The Tale of the Three Brothers
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