Lego Harry Potter Behind the Scenes

[starttext] Lego Harry Potter is a Lego theme based on the films of the Harry Potter series. Models of important scenes, vehicles and characters were made for the first five films released. The first sets appeared in 2001, to coincide with the release of the first film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the United States). Subsequent sets were released alongside the new films, up until Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

In January 2004, Lego owner and CEO Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen announced a change in direction for the company, which at the time was facing a DKK 1.4bn loss, and that the company would focus on core products and not "big, movie-related IP’s such as Harry Potter". [1] A week later, the company clarified that this did not mean any immediate "radical changes", and that the Harry Potter theme would continue. However, the theme was discontinued after 2007.

In June 2009, it was officially announced by LEGO that a video game, Lego Harry Potter: Years 1–4 is in production and will be released in May 2010.[1]

Warner Brothers and LEGO announced on February 12th, 2010 that 6 sets including Hogwarts Castle, Hagrid’s Hut, Hogwarts Express and Quidditch Match will be released in October 2010. These sets will have newly decorated minifigures including Luna Lovegood and Bellatrix Lestrange. Also announced was a LEGO Harry Potter board game that will be available in August.[2][endtext]

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