- Estimated difficulty: 3/10 (Platinum Difficulty Thread)
- Trophy Breakdown (all offline): 37 (1, 4, 12, 20)
- Approximate amount of time to : 20-30 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 2
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 2 (See Introduction)
- Does difficulty affect any trophies: No difficulty levels
- Do cheat codes disable trophies: No
Here's the next instalment of the Lego franchise and the first of two Lego Harry Potter games. This game will take you through years 1 to 4, following the wizarding life of Harry Potter from his birth to narrowly escaping Lord Voldemort. This game has endless hours of fun alone or with a friend from completing the story levels to purchasing every character to play as. This game is extremely authentic and is a near match to the films/books with the added hilarity of the Lego game series.
You will be playing each level through twice, once for the story and once again in free play to obtain all the collectables. We will go into more detail in the walkthrough.
While it is a relatively simple Platinum, a few glitches involving collectibles can make it a nightmare. These can force you to start over due to one little collectable glitching out on you, thus rendering all your progress useless. This is because it causes 'You're the best' along with 'The Bonus Level is Yours' to be unattainable on the save file it glitched on. See the descriptions for these trophies for more details on which collectables can glitch on you, how to prevent problems and when to make a backup just in case as it can be really demoralizing to be so close and lose it all. Also, some users have reported instances of freezing so beware of this. Finally there are few other glitches and errors that can lock out collectables. If you hit one of these then try deleting the patch and reinstalling, if this doesn't work then your only choice is to start over.
Finally, as stated in the overview, cheats do not disable trophies so you can use them if you want and not get punished. These cheats are normally unlocked through finding Red Bricks then having the necessary Studs to buy them but if you go into a shop in Diagon Alley, you can enter codes to get coin multipliers, invincibility and collectable detectors that make your job easier. The 5 multipliers are the most helpful as they allow you to get millions of coins in seconds, thus making buying characters later on and getting True Wizard on each level a breeze. This also means you do not have to hunt for the red bricks later as they are already unlocked. However, if you enter them all you will need to find one of the bricks normally before the trophy pops. See 'Power Up!' for a full list of cheats.
Step 1 (Story):
Simply play through all the story levels. There are 24 levels spread across Harry's first four years at Hogwarts, plus some lessons on spells and small sections inbetween that teach you new spells. If you pause and the name of the book is at the bottom, there are no collectables to look out for (except for the ones spread around Hogwarts free roam) and it is not replayable later. All you need to do is follow the ghost and his studs (which you should pick up to get 'Ghostly Treasure' faster) and you will be taken through the story. You shouldn't have any problems but if you get stuck, destroy everything you see and you will find your way.
Step 2 (Replay levels):
In the Leaky Cauldron you can replay missions on a board on the right wall. Each level has 4 golden bricks to collect, one for completing the level and one each for getting True Wizard (you shouldn't have to worry about this if you use cheats), the Student in Peril and each House Crest. Each level also has 3 characters to collect. Some of these require characters with different skills first, you will want to collect one of each first to make everything possible in one replay.
Here is each skill required along with the easiest character to collect with it, see the collectible guide linked below for the exact location of these.
- Key Character - Griphook (1-1)
- Strength Character - Fang (1-5)
- Dark Magic - Barty Crouch Jr. (4-1)
Here is a great collectable guide over at our sister site to help you find everything: collectible guide
Step 3 (Free-roam Collectables):
In this game you are able to explore Hogwarts and Diagon Alley, where every room have their own collectables to find. House Crests are not featured in free roam so you are looking for Characters, Gold Bricks and Students in Peril (and Red Bricks if you decided not to use cheats for them all). This is where you need to watch out for glitches which can mess everything up, check out the trophy guide before getting in to collecting everything. Some were patched whilst others remain.
You will want to do the underground section of the left-hand Charms Room last due to a nasty glitch where you cannot leave. We also recommend saving the Dorm Rooms until later, as you will need someone from each house before being able to access some of them. When you are done go back to Diagon Alley and purchase all the characters. Go into Gringotts at the end and do all the bonus levels. Go under the Leaky Cauldron and build all four statues. You should now have all the collectables except for one character. Go into Knockturn Alley and go into the shop at the end called "Borgin and Burke's", build the door for the bonus level and complete it to receive Lord Voldemort. Buy him and you should have 100%. Here is the collectable guide again: collectible guide
Here is also a great map by RadiantViper of GameFAQS.com if you are struggling to find an area: CLICKY
Step 4 (Misc trophies):
Now get any misc trophies you have remaining. For any 'Kill x enemies with y' trophies the best level is 'The Forbidden Forest' or 'Follow the Spiders'. Do the trophies that need to be done in a specific level such as defeating the 1-2 boss with Quirrell, finishing 1-3 in five minutes, finishing the 1-6 boss with Voldemort and defeating Harry with Voldemort at the end of 4-6 etc. Two other trophies you may not have are Watch Out! and 'Solid Snape', both of which can be done in the first level. Finally you need to become a ghost character and scare 20 people (Boo!) and freeze 20 people with Glacius (available in 'Wiseacres Wizarding Equipment') for the 'Chilled out' trophy and you should have a new Platinum!
H27KGC - Character Studs
HA79V8 - Character Token Detector
T7PVVN - Christmas
J9U6Z9 - Extra Hearts
ZEX7MV - Fall Rescue
Z9BFAD - Fast Dig
FA3GQA - Fast Magic
84QNQN - Gold Brick Detector
TTMC6D - Hogwarts Crest Detector
QQWC6B - Invincibility
7AD7HE - Red Brick Detector
89ML2W - Regenerate Hearts
H8X69Y - Score x10
74YKR7 - Score x2
J3WHNK - Score x4
XK9ANE - Score x6
HUFV2H - Score x8
BMEU6X - Singing Mandrake
67FKWZ - Stud Magnet
These are the bricks normally purchased in Diagon Alley. You still need to buy the most expensive ones but these codes can save you a few million studs:
QE4VC7 - Gold Brick 1
FY8H97 - Gold Brick 2
3MQT4P - Gold Brick 3
PQPM7Z - Gold Brick 4
ZY2CPA - Gold Brick 5
3GMTP6 - Gold Brick 6
XY6VYZ - Gold Brick 7
TUNC4W - Gold Brick 8
EJ42Q6 - Gold Brick 9
GFJCV9 - Gold Brick 10
DZCY6G - Gold Brick 11
[PS3T Would Like to Thank C-IRVINE-94 and TheManUtdFan for this Road Map]