As initially rumoured on Brick Fanatics, the LEGO Group’s final celebration for the boy wizard’s 20th anniversary will involve a treasure hunt around three UK cities – London, Cardiff and Edinburgh – to find a brick-built version of the Flying Ford Anglia from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
The in-person hunt will begin at one of three golden minifigure statues (take a closer look at Harry by clicking here), each stationed in one of those three cities. From there, you’ll use your phone to reveal clues and find three secret words, leading up to the discovery of the LEGO Ford Anglia.
Don’t worry if you’re based elsewhere in the UK, though: you can still take part online from the comfort of your own home, with more details on how to get involved apparently coming soon. But whether you embark on the hunt remotely or in-person, you’ll still have a chance at winning an incredible haul of Harry Potter prizes.
As well as tickets to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition, the lucky winner will receive ‘a bundle of all the LEGO Harry Potter prizes’, which presumably means every single LEGO Harry Potter set currently available – including 71043 Hogwarts Castle, 75978 Diagon Alley and 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition.
“There has certainly been some magical meddling going on across the UK, with our golden minifigures scaled up 25 times and hidden UK-wide for families to find,” said the LEGO Group’s Leonora Lennie.
“Whoever has hidden the LEGO Ford Anglia has done a very good job – we can’t find it anywhere so we’re calling all witches, wizards and muggles UK-wide to join in at a city near them, or online, to help us track it down and bring it back safely!
“We want all families to be able to experience this regardless of where they live, so with our immersive digital offering, they can virtually travel around the UK and join in the LEGO Harry Potter Magical Mystery Hunt.”
The LEGO Harry Potter Magical Mystery Hunt will take place over the weekend of November 6-7. For more information and to take part when the day arrives, head over to the LEGO Group’s dedicated contest page.
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