Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 Walkthrough, Part 1: Introduction
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LHG 1 Introduction
I’ve noticed that guides such as these tend to show the locations of secret items as such, but they generally are not true walkthroughs. If they were, then they would show how to beat the game in the least amount of time.
Like the Indiana Jones 2 game, Lego Harry Potter has several levels to play, but also has this interim in between levels that encompasses all of Hogwarts. If you follow the ghost and the studs he leave behind, you’ll get to all the levels without any problem. If you don’t, then you might not be able to get to all of the levels. My son did that, and after all of the levels were played, we could not go back. As a result, we couldn’t get all of the rewards.
Yes, this game has several rewards to give you, and they are located within the levels and in various places in the halls of Hogwarts:
Characters: These are circular flat bricks that have Harry Potter characters on them. There are about 167 of them in all, and there are 3 of them on every level (72 in all). Unfortunately, not all of the characters can be the first time playing the level, and can be obtained at Free Play. All the rest of the Characters are scattered in the Halls of Hogwarts. These have to be bought at Diagon Alley in order to be used later.
Red Bricks: You can only find these in Hogwarts Hall. You always have to find the red brick, and then give it to an owl. These red bricks have to be bought later in Diagon Alley shop, and give the player special abilities. There are 20 of them in all.
Students in Peril: Several places in the game have students in trouble, and it is up to you to free them somehow. There are 50 of them in all, and you automatically get a Gold Brick for each one of them. There is a Student in Peril in every level, but it is not possible to get all of them the first time. The other 26 are located throughout the halls of Hogwarts.
Gold Bricks: Gold Bricks are given for completing various stages in the games. One is received for completing the level for the first time, one for getting True Wizard (a certain amount of studs per level), obtaining the House Crest, and, as mentioned before, for every student in Peril. You can also get them for learning a new spell, or just doing something cool at Hogwarts.
House Crests: There is one of these on every level, in four parts. They represent the four school houses of Hogwarts, and for simplicity’s sake, I just call them the Red Crest Portion, Green Crest Portion, Yellow Crest Portion, and the Blue Crest Portion. There is only one level where you can get all four portions the first time, but the rest of the levels have to be played twice to get them all.
The first twenty four chapters of this guide are simple walkthrough instructions of how to get through the first four years. Parts 2-7 are about Sorcerer’s Stone, parts 8-13 are about Chamber of Secrets, parts 14-19 are about Prisoner of Azakaban, and parts 20-25 are about Goblet of Fire. In these chapters, I will detail how to get as many House Crests, Students in Peril, and Characters as is possible the first time around. I will even tell you how find them in FreePlay. Sorcerer’s Stone is in Part 26, Chamber of Secrets in Part 27, Prisoner of Azkaban in Part 28, and Goblet of Fire in Chapter 29. Part 30 will discuss how to get the rest of the rewards at Hogwarts, Part 31 will discuss the Bonus Levels, and then an Index for those who need to find those last few items.
Enjoy this game, and I think it is one of the best Lego games created so far.