Billund, October 15, 2021: To mark the 20th anniversary of LEGO® Harry Potter™, Neville Longbottom actor Matthew Lewis has come along to recreate and share his favorite magical moments from the iconic Harry Potter™ movies.
For over twenty years, fans of all ages have explored the wonderment of the Wizarding World™ and recreated magical adventures with LEGO Harry Potter. In a new video launched today, the LEGO Group challenged Matthew Lewis aka the fan-favorite and lovable Neville Longbottom, to think back to his time on the films and recreate his 20 favorite scenes from the Harry Potter movies using magical LEGO Harry Potter sets from the past two decades.
Watch the video here.
In the video, Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the series of movies from 2001-2011, journeys through scenes from all eight films. He recalls a trip on Hogwarts Express, relives an afternoon in Hogsmeade™ and revisits the legendary Chamber of Secrets, with his trip down memory lane including the beloved characters, details, and models from the last 20 years of LEGO Harry Potter universe.
Reunited with his clumsy character Neville Longbottom, Lewis takes fans through his vivid memories from the making of the films, shares humorous anecdotes, and opens up about his favorite scenes and LEGO Harry Potter sets.
- The first LEGO Harry Potter sets launched in 2001 to coincide with the release of the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
- LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle is the LEGO Harry Potter set with the most elements at 6,020 pieces.
- The first-ever LEGO minifigure with a double-sided head was the Professor Quirrell minifigure from 2001 which has Voldemort’s face printed on the other side of his head.
- Over 80 different Harry Potter characters have been recreated as LEGO minifigures.
- The Harry Potter minifigure appears most frequently across the 20 years, with over 50 different LEGO minifigure versions of Harry Potter being designed in total.
- Neville Longbottom appeared as a minifigure for the first time in 2004 and has since been produced in several different versions.
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About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group’s mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through the power of play. The LEGO System in Play, with its foundation in LEGO bricks, allows children and fans to build and rebuild anything they can imagine.
The LEGO Group was founded in Billund, Denmark in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, its name derived from the two Danish words LEg GOdt, which mean “Play Well”. Today, the LEGO Group remains a family-owned company headquartered in Billund. However, its products are now sold in more than 130 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.LEGO.com.
About Wizarding World
In the years since Harry Potter was whisked from King’s Cross Station onto Platform nine and three quarters, his incredible adventures have left a unique and lasting mark on popular culture. Eight blockbuster Harry Potter films based on the original stories by J.K. Rowling have brought the magical stories to life and today, the Wizarding World is recognised as one of the world’s best-loved brands.
Representing a vast interconnected universe, it also includes two epic Fantastic Beasts films, (the third releasing in 2022), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – the multi-award-winning stage-play, state-of-the-art video and mobile games from Portkey Games, innovative consumer products, thrilling live entertainment (including four theme park lands) and insightful exhibitions.
This expanding portfolio of Warner Bros. owned Wizarding World experiences also includes Harry Potter New York – a brand new flagship store, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo, and the Platform 9 3⁄4 retail shops.
The Wizarding World continues to evolve to provide Harry Potter fans with fresh and exciting ways to engage. For the worldwide fan community, and for generations to come, it welcomes everyone in to explore and discover the magic for themselves.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, part of Warner Bros. Global Brands and Experiences, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, HBO, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
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