WB, LEGO announce new Harry Potter line of products for late 2010 release

It has been a while since LEGO last produced Harry Potter construction sets based on the films. Their contract with WB had expired a couple years ago.

But there's great news for fans of LEGO Harry Potter products today. A press release was just issued announcing six new LEGO Harry Potter construction sets and a LEGO Harry Potter board game:

Based on the compelling stories and characters of the Harry Potter films, the new line includes six construction sets derived from iconic scenes and locations, including the Hogwarts Castle, Hagrid’s Hut, Hogwarts Express and Quidditch Match and leveraging building surprises of previously released LEGO Harry Potter sets, some of which ranked among all-time LEGO best-sellers. Available in October, the sets feature new and newly decorated minifigures, like Bellatrix Lestrange and Luna Lovegood.

Additionally, as the LEGO brand rolls into the board game category for the first time in 2010, it brings the Harry Potter property with it in a premium, constructible board game called Hogwarts, launching in August. Players build and then move throughout the iconic castle to be the first to collect various objects to win the game – but even the most skilled players can be foiled by an ability to move classrooms around the board.

While more details are still scarce, today MuggleNet reader Marie sent in a video demonstration of the LEGO Harry Potter board game. Viewable here on YouTube, the demonstration is in German but it gives you a good visual idea of what's to come!

And don't forget about that LEGO Harry Potter video game to be released in May!