The story of a sorcerer
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 focuses on the final three novels in the Harry Potter series, written by British author J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows make up the four chapters of this enchanting adventure.
Jumping straight into the action, you'll meet our magical LEGO hero near his home in Little Whinging at the outset of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Dementors are hot on Harry's tail and he begins to provide classes to teach other students how to defend themselves after a stubborn new teacher, Professor Umbridge, takes control of Hogwarts.
In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry begins to learn more about Voldemort's past and has an unfortunate run-in with his army of Death Eaters. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sees Harry, Ron and Hermione taking the final stand against The Dark Lord and his minions while hunting for magical artefacts called Horcruxes that have been hidden throughout the land.
See if you can find all seven hidden Horcruxes and save the LEGO world of Harry Potter from the forces of evil.
Even during the most brutal battles in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, it's hard not to be amused by the whimsical little characters. Even LEGO Voldemort could almost pass for cute.
Locations made famous by J.K. Rowling's novels are faithfully recreated in LEGO form - The Forbidden Forest, Godric's Hollow and Grimmauld Place await you in the story mode and you can then explore them all further as any of the unlocked characters in free play mode.
As in all LEGO titles, characters don't speak, but instead make delightful chirps and muffled noises to express emotions. Scenes from the films are also recreated and packed with laughs as the characters poke fun at each other and run about in their adorable LEGO world.
Puzzles and quests are pretty amusing in the LEGO world too, as you search for bizarre objects to make potions and smash up the scenery to collect coins and other goodies. Quirky and light-hearted, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is a charming and humorous take on the legendary books and films.
It's a kind of magic
In the second instalment in the LEGO Harry Potter series, you're reunited with the teenage wizard near his home in Little Whinging. Things have turned a little sinister as Death Eaters, Dementors, Wizard Snatchers and Lord Voldemort himself are on the hunt for Harry.
It's not all fear and fighting though, as the playful and light-hearted world of LEGO puts a charming spin on this much-loved tale. As you explore the corridors of Hogwarts, The Ministry of Magic and many more magical settings you'll find puzzles to solve and challenges to complete.
Use the spells learnt along the way - such as Lumos, Reducto and Aguamenti - to battle enemies, mix potions and interact with your LEGO surroundings. Tap the touchscreen to quickly switch between spells and find the charms you need for the task.
Hidden all over each level are LEGO coins, so keep your eye out for them as they'll unlock new characters for you to use. There are 150 memorable faces from the Harry Potter series to find in LEGO form, and each has different spells and abilities to help you on your quest to defeat The Dark Lord.
Once you've played through the story mode, go back in free play mode and collect any goodies you may have missed first time round, such as coins, wizard hats and magical LEGO blocks.