Lego Harry Potter Walkthrough Video Guide (Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Frequently Asked Questions about Lego Harry Potter

Lego Harry Potter opens his strategy guide book

Game-stopping glitch warning in Professor Flitwick’s Wingardium Leviosa classroom:
You might get stuck after jumping down a hole with a dragon in it. JaiElle explains: “Don’t go down into the hole to the dragon in the underground room in Professor Filius Flitwick’s classroom, where you shoot the orange Reducto Spell on a shining silver lock on the floor, to get to it. Once you fall down, you can try and get back up. The dragon lifts you up on his nose, and you get back into the classroom, but you drop back in before you can do anything.” — Apparently this is a known bug that the makers are trying to fix.
* Tara to the rescue with an answer to get out of the dragon hole: After you’ve broken the two spheres in front of the dragon and put the remaining bits of the dragon back together using your Wingardium Leviosa spell. “For those stuck on trying to get out of the hole with the dragon just keep jumping furiously [on his head/nose] and as soon as it shoots you up. At some point it ‘takes’ and you end up back in the class room with the floor closed shut beneath you.” Alternatively Zach says that once the dragon shoots you up from his head/nose, you should “jump as soon as you are back in the classroom to exit”.
* The real solution to this glitch problem thanks to Maria C., who recommends that “to escape the glitch you must play as Hermione and select her cat Crookshanks on the spell wheel. Then with Hermione you head over to the far left corner and then jump into this corner, which will kill your character, but while jumping into the corner you must rapidly tap the “release pet” button. It may take a few tries, but the cat will appear in the Wingardium Leviosa lesson classroom above. From here you can leave the lesson classroom and continue playing the game as normal! Make sure you leave the classroom as the cat, because if you change player it’ll change you back to the people stuck in the hole.”
* Examples of players who prepared and escaped the room. Princess Penelope took with her: Dumbledore (Grey), Hermione, & Tom Riddle. 1st she basically just collected all there was to gain & when it came time to do the “Dragon” she made it through. So, she thinks the “glitch” lies in with the “Death” spells portion of the room; hence if you go in with all the required abilities the exit opens. / Alternatively, KJ “went with Harry, Hermione and Ron Weasley, forgetting that I would need a dark magic character for the red brick. I collected all the studs, freed the student and left via the dragon’s head with absolutely no problem. I went back substituting Professor Quirrell for Ron Weasley, collected the red brick and again left via the dragon’s head with no problem.”

How to get past Red or Purple Sparkling Items:
Red Sparkly Items later in the game can be destroyed using a Death Eater Character or someone evil / a villain. This is because Dark Wizards have a different kind of Wingardium Leviosa that can activate the evil red sparkles as well as purple sparkles. For example, you can use Voldemort or another Death Eater like Tom Riddle or Snape. Which leads us to…

How to use Dark Magic:
Using Dark Magic with an evil character is the same button as using Wingardium Leviosa with a good character. Dark Magic is used to get rid of the red sparkle items that block your way or stop you from getting into something.

How to unlock the Snape character:
In Hogwarts go to the unlocked aging potions room. Once inside, exit again to the right and enter the giant snake room; Here you must unlock three locks on the far right gate. Note that the second key is in the mouth of the snake, together with a skeleton, you need to be the Griphook the Goblin character (who’s in a chest at the end of the first “The Magic Begins” level in the bank) to open the second key. Opening the three locks in turn gives you access to the upper levels of the room; There you’ll find Snape in a box on the left side.

How to unlock the Lord Voldemort character:
To get Lord Voldemort from the Owl Emporium Shop in Diagon Alley, you must find all 200 Gold Bricks.

How to unlock the Barty Crouch Junior character:
To get Barty Crouch Junior, you first have to have the Reducto Spell (AKA the orange blow up spell). Near the end of the Quidditch World Cup level, when you’re near the Leaky Cauldron, go south and you’ll find a locked chest. Use the Reducto Spell to break the lock on this chest and you’ll unlock the dark magic wielder.

How to unlock the Barty Crouch Senior character:
To get Barty Crouch Senior, in the owlery, you should use the time-turner, and clean up the owl poop with the owl plummer machine that can be gotten out of the locked chest. Then you’ll be rewarded with him.

How to change between characters:
In Hogwarts you need to use the poly juice potion cauldrons, then you will be able to select any character you have purchased and it won’t time out. I normally go to the first available and change one player into a dark magic character and another into Hagrid and then you can use the last as Griphook the Goblin you’ll be able to open most areas using that method.

For the rest of the character unlockables, please check out the characters list linked to at the top of this page.

Where to buy Red Brick Extras:
In Diagon Alley, upstairs in the Owl Store, where the Gold Bricks are. Walk to the room in the back, then go to the left and you will see owls and at the top of the screen are the stairs. — So it’s not at these places: The Leaky Cauldron, Clothing Store, Spells Store, Knockturn Alley, or Gringott’s.

How to complete McGonagall’s transfiguration lesson?
For some people turning students into frogs doesn’t let them pick up and move the frogs into cages. That’s because you’re not supposed to pick them up. Go into the other classroom, come back and then some caped wheeled thingies will appear (come back a few times if it doesn’t show the first time). Turn them into frogs and they go into the cages themselves. Each of the three students has to do it. — Thanks for the tip Tara.

Bonus level 5 – Gringott’s Vault Mandrake solution:
How to get through the door to grab the earmuffs that allow you to pick up the crying Mandrake? Solution: Look at the different colors of the chrests on the wall. Yellow/black crest: Use a Hufflepuff character, Red/yellow crest: Use a Gryffindor character, Green/white: Use a Slytherin character, and Blue/white crest: Use a Ravenclaw character. Characters for this last house include: Luna Lovegood, Cho Chang, Moaning Myrtle, Padma Patil, Terry Boot, Michael Corner, Anthony Goldstein, Marietta Edgecombe, Gilderoy Lockhart, and Penelope Clearwater.

How to solve most painting puzzles:
There are certain puzzles in the game where you have to wave at a painting with a specific character to get access. If you look closely, you’ll find out that there’s usually a blatantly obvious clue as to who you need to use.

How to get out of Borgin and Burkes?
Borgin & Burks, which is located in Knockturn Alley. With Hagrid, after you’ve found the string to pull, use your Lumos spell on the truck to get out. — Thanks to b_fly for the tip.

How to unlock the Glacius Spell:
Once the Leaky Cauldron hub area is available in the game, enter Wiseacres Wizarding Equipment in Diagon Alley and head upstairs to enter this code: ERA9DR

This walkthrough will be updated often as we play through more of the game, so check back.

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