LEGO Nifflers in London to celebrate Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald release

Londoners may have spotted some unusual wildlife in the UK capital as Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is released in cinemas, as LEGO Nifflers have been scurrying around the city.

The LEGO Group has released seven Nifflers onto the streets of London to celebrate the launch of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, so those around the city should zip up their purses and button down their wallets if anything shiny resides inside. There have also been sightings in Edinburgh and Cardiff.

Nifflers are native to Britain, as magizoologist Newt Scamander documented in his book, and are drawn to shiny items. These 11,000 brick critters have visited the diamond district Hatton Garden, the Tower of London – presumably for the Crown Jewels, before finding their way, appropriately, to the LEGO Store Leicester Square.

LEGO Harry Potter 40289 Diagon Alley is currently available free with any order from totaling £80 or more. Sets available include 75951 Grindelwald’s Escape and 75952 Newt’s Case of Magical Creatures based on the Fantastic Beasts films.

“We wanted to inject some LEGO magic into the hearts of Wizarding World fans across the country, and what better way to celebrate the creativity and fun of LEGO bricks than to create mischievous Nifflers in brick form,” said Rory Unwin, Brand Manager for LEGO Wizarding World. “The reaction from the public has been fantastic, up and down the country – and we hope Wizarding World fans enjoy seeing them as much as we did building them!”

A double VIP points promotion is currently applied to 71043 Hogwarts Castle, meaning fans buying the set get 10% to spend at at a later date.

LEGO Harry Potter sets are available now from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is in cinemas now.


Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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