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Toy That Lives: Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7

Like John, I thoroughly enjoyed the first installment of Lego Harry Potter's schoolyard mishaps and I was pleased that Years 5-7 will be available this year on 18th November. A huge part of the early years' appeal, however, was the use of Hogwarts as a hub world and the later stories, as you could conceivably have avoided discovering, do take the action away from school somewhat. Hopefully this won't lead to a loss of the exploratory jollity in between the driven narrative sections and will, instead, provide more hubs to wander around. Judging by the trailer below, the more serious the story becomes and the more adultescent it attempts to be, the more ridiculous and entertaining the Lego equivalent becomes. Good. Let's stop being too earnest about wizards for a while.

For some reason I have images of a Bedknobs and Broomsticks Lego game bouncing around my head. Madness or premonition?

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Adam wrote for Rock Paper Shotgun between 2011-2018, rising through the ranks to become its Deputy Editor. He now works at Larian Studios on Baldur's Gate 3.

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