Hold on to your sorting hat because LEGO just announced one of its largest kits ever: Hogwarts Castle from the Harry Potter series. The kit includes a whopping 6,020 pieces with four mini figures and 27 microfigures. The castle is amazingly detailed with rotating staircases, the Great Hall, Chamber or Secrets, Room of Requirement, the library, Hagrid’s hut, stained glass windows, the Whomping Willow, and more. The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle kit is priced at US$399.99 and will be available on September 1st. LEGO VIP members, however, can get it on August 15th.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is designed to allow players to create their own Hogwarts student and experience life at the wizarding school.
The trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald—the next film from the Harry Potter universe—has dropped. And it looks great! The sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the new film continues the adventures of Newt Scamander, who is in the services of the handsome young Hogwarts headmaster, Albus Dumbledore (played by Jude Law). This is all happening in the 1920s, remember. The trailer indicates the film will more deeply focus on the anti-fascist themes that have always been part of the Potter universe, and seem all the more relevant today. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set to debut on November 16th, 2018, and I can’t wait!
Bryan and Jeff argue that the wearables market is breaking down into three competitors, Apple, Xiaomi, and Fitbit. All others are lolwannabes. They also think Harry Potter Wizards Unite will be way bigger than Pokémon Go, and talk about just how good the camera is on iPhone X.
Niantic, the makers of Pokémon Go, and WB Games have pre-announced Harry Potter Wizards Unite, an augmented reality world based on JK Rowling’s enduringly popular books.