LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Games App Review (iOS, $4.99)

  • Category: Games
  • Publisher: Warner Bros.
  • Updated: Nov, 19 2010
  • Version: 2.4
  • Size: 453.66 MB

Languages: English

Seller: Warner Bros. Entertainment

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Customer Ratings

Current Version:
2394 Ratings
All Versions:
8137 Ratings


Experience the events of Harry Potter's first four years at Hogwarts – LEGO® style! Also check out LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, available now!

-Top iPhone Game of 2010 (RPG Category) - TouchArcade***
"This is the game to show your doubting friends as I don't believe a game of this depth or breadth presently exists on the App Store, and certainly not one with the care and attention that the Warner Bros. team have expended on it."(

"Okay, so if you're buying only one game this week, which one should it be? No contest: Lego Harry Potter. It's that good, even if you're not a fan of boy wizards or building blocks."(

"...early impressions seem to indicate that this could be one of the best games currently on the platform."(

"LEGO Harry Potter looks razor sharp on a Retina display device."(IGN - 8 out of 10)

"...instantly charming and thoroughly impressive."(PocketGamer - 8 out of 10)


Play as Harry, Ron, Hermione and many more as you explore Hogwarts and engage in countless hours of gameplay spread across 40+ levels based on the Harry Potter books and movies. LEGO® Harry Potter™: Years 1-4 brings the world of LEGO® Harry Potter to life on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, giving gamers the power to play with LEGO characters and models in a brand new way. Based on the first four Harry Potter books and movies, LEGO® Harry Potter: Years 1-4 builds on the foundations of previous LEGO® video games by offering a mix of fun, accessible gameplay and light-hearted humor – appealing to all ages. Players can explore the wizarding world and feel as though they are at Hogwarts.

• The Events of Harry Potter’s First Four Years at Hogwarts – LEGO® style! – including the Triwizard Tournament, the Quidditch World Cup, the Basilisk battle in the Chamber of Secrets, the encounter with Aragog and the face-to-face confrontation with Voldemort himself.

• Stunning Graphics – take advantage of the Retina Display.

• Intuitive Touch-Screen Controls – take complete control over your character to explore, solve puzzles and duel.

• An Authentic Harry Potter Experience:

• Visit Iconic locations – including Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest, the village of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts castle – a grand, immersive 3-D environment and the largest, most detailed LEGO® game location ever built.

• Play as over 100 characters – including Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger.

• Attend Hogwarts – cast spells, mix potions, fly on broomsticks and complete hundreds of magical tasks to earn points.

• Character Customization – using hundreds of different LEGO® Harry Potter pieces.

• Classic LEGO® Humor – enjoy the characteristic comedic LEGO® ‘twist’ on events from the fiction.

• Endless Replayability – use ‘Freeplay’ to discover areas of gameplay not accessible in Story Mode.

• Collectables – pick up a huge variety of items throughout the game.


**Check out these other exciting WB apps:

• Scribblenauts Remix
• Tapper World Tour
• Tapper World Tour HD (iPad only)
• Harry Potter: Spells
• LEGO Batman: Gotham City Games

Customer Reviews

  • Great Game

    by TehGuyIsKool

    Great game. One problem I found though, on Shopping In Diagon Ally, I can't go into shops that are accessible in story mode. This makes it hard to get all wizard hats.


    by Ellessar7

    I really can't believe I didn't buy this before! Definitely worth buying, worth every penny!

  • Recommended for harry potter/lego fans only

    by They call me rob

    This game does a great job presenting itself, and has some awesome cut scenes in my opinion. However i am not a for or against the lego series or the harry potter series so i do not enjoy this game too much.

  • Harry Potter Lego

    by StarGirl USA

    This app is amazing! I cannot believe how fun it is. Thank you so much for creating this, Lego! I only have one complaint, the crashing. It only crashed once so far, but while reading the comments on this app I began to expect more crashes to come. Anyway, great game. Try to fix the crashes, please!

  • Best Game For Potterheads!!!

    by Harrypotterisingryffindor

    This is by far the most best game on my iPad. I have so far not seen any glitches. The game Lets you build characters as long as you unlock them in the game. If you are not sure too buy this wait until the price gets lower or just wait until a sale. Best Game Ever!

  • Wish this was a console port

    by Genericboy77

    I wish this was the console port, like Lego Star Wars. I had higher hopes for the game.

  • Amazing

    by Official Gameover

    This game is more than a must buy! It's brilliant!

  • considering im 30...

    by getyourwingz

    fun game, reason im rating 3 stars is youll find in the years 5-7 game, that this one was really missing some things to be desired. more to do with the currency in the game would be great, and when going over to the years 5-7, that your currency still available transfers over from years 1-4. i had some 60+ million accrued and lost it all when going to years 5-7, booo. so save your time on collecting.

  • Crash

    by guitargirl0312

    the app crashes every time i finish the rat task in diagon alley in the first year! please fix it so i can play it!

  • Fun!

    by JuneRhythm

    Any Harry Potter fan at any age will enjoy this game. I just started playing and it's very entertaining. The graphics are very good and the game play is fun and player interactive. I've been wanting to get both Year 1-4 and 5-7 for PlayStation but the current $.99 price tag is hard to beat. Plus it's just a good excuse to use my new iPad more. Very satisfied so far.

  • 3.5 stars!!

    by Puppy Lover 186

    I love this app with my life. I was addicted... But then i got to year the three the part where you shoot peter pettigrew when hides in the piano and stuff, and everytime i get to the end of that level (which is quite long) it crashes and i have to do it again! Its happened twice now and it needs to be fixed! Idk if this matters but i have a ipod touch 4th gen.

  • Not Bad port of Nitendo DS

    by Mr_Rep

    Virtual control are OK on ipad, but rough on iphone. You can toggle between two different verision of the controls. Each have advanges and disadvanages. Basically port of the DS, not the full consoles. Cut screen are great. Worth the .99 cents.

  • Ok but

    by Maribel Garcia

    When I get to the first classroom (wingardium leviosa) no matter how many times I do the shape it never takes!!!!! Please fix!!!

  • A little problem

    by Jennypenny1337

    It's good, but I can't figure out how to get out of the Room of Requirement.

  • Good game !

    by Mahood bk

    This game is great ! But it needs to be optimized for the iphone 5 screen . Also it doesn't crash . But the touch controls are bad .

  • Quidditch

    by Jianxin Chi

    I like this game, but once you get past the prefect in the stands, there's no way to get to Professor Quirrel, and you don't learn the Conjuring Charm until you're in N.E.W.T

  • Great, But

    by Moviefan7x70

    I like it, but is there a way that we can switch between how much the Lego studs are worth. I like a good challenge to buy something. All in all, great, even cheaper than if you got it from a retail store.

  • Amazing

    by Durrkdurrk

    Best $5 I've ever spent on a game. Great time waster. Can't wait to get home for 3 weeks and do nothing but play harry potter for hours and hours.

  • First Task Issue

    by Momgoth

    I have all but one character token, and the one is in The First Task. Whenever I try to play it, it exits out of the app when I ride the ramp on the broom. I have tried restarting my device and deleting all apps out of memory, but it still quits. I have the latest update on a iPad mini.

  • Good/Bad

    by Gmcmama

    It's a great game but doing the machine Parts on levels are impossible to do I mean I can do it but want it to be easyer

  • Okay I'm done

    by Trixie46

    No more long quidditch match I'm sooooo stressed about it with school I'm thinking about that a lot and can't think straight get rid of it or this app is not gonna be played by me

  • by Trixie46

    Get rid of the long quidditch match if some one can tell me how to get past the DUMB BLUDGER then plz tell me thx

  • by Trixie46

    Get rid of the LONG quidditch thing where you have to get snape (really Quirril) there is too much to do just go and get snape really fast that's it get rid of it there are to many thing that you should get rid of it

  • Bad.

    by silvertechfilms

    Not a port of the original game like SW.

  • Hi

    by Hvvhbmhggfdgrjd

    This game is so stupid

  • Lizzardlover

    by Lizaardsareepic

    This app is horrible don't waste your money!:(


    by Trixie46

    Hey I want my money back it's awful that your stealing money from other people and not even thinking about getting it back plz send it back I can't get passed the "pet stops" it's IMPOSSIBLE honestly it's either give me my money back or update it to get rid of the pet stops it's so dumb honestly GET RID OF IT

  • Good but...

    by Trixie46

    Its a great app but in the pet spots thing for the first one it never stops if someone knows let me know if you play minecraft go to I'll be there

  • UGH!!!

    by Sparkleah0072


  • It does not respond

    by 374213

    It doesn't work at all every time I press play it doesn't respond

  • LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4

    by Barrett536368586

    Would be more stars if the game wouldn't crash close to the end of year 3. So I can't continue the game. Please fix.

  • Fix this please

    by Dominiece Kusumoto

    I cannot get past the forbidden forest level because the potion is only good for one use can you please fix this problem

  • Walkthroughs

    by BobCollier

    The game is good overall but I still have trouble passing the prisoner of azkaban chapter of the game that's why Lego should put walkthroughs on this game.

  • Awesome


    I love everything it feels like I'm playing through the movies (or books whatever you prefer) and the graphics are great. It also feels like I'm playing the Xbox 360 version which is really nice. Also years 5-7 are great too!

  • please, fix it

    by monikamim

    i cannot light the torches to get to the potion class. every time i am trying my charcter freezes on the task and the spell goes over and over again!

  • Crashing

    by dobatochan

    It keeps crashing on me after indefeat peter pettigrew in prisoner of azkaban please fix this!!!

  • Good

    by Rebekah garitson

    How do you pass the snake thingy on the chamber of secrets level? Just curious. I try and try but can't get it to lose a life. Help please! Other than that, it's a good game

  • Cris1933

    by Cristialvbel

    The first time I had love this, but then in world 2 I can't pass the level of Borgin & Burkes, it is impossible please fix it.... Or tell me how I can pass it.

  • Crashes every time!! Don't bother buying it!!

    by Gogglepeasan

    Game crashes every time at the chess game in year 1 after the forbidden corridor. As soon as I step on it,the game closes itself down. Waisted 5 dollar. If there were no issues with crashing, it would be an awesome game. Fix it or give me my money back!!!!

  • Impossible

    by 13taylor

    It would work if you could get the Chinese chomping cabbage but you can't all it does is jump in its hole when you get near so it is impossible it beat

  • Crashes on world 3

    by Rere2012

    When I try to fix the gammophone it's crashes and makes me start back at the time turner so annoying please fix

  • Help me.

    by Bgarcia111

    This is a great game. But im stuck on #1. The potions. I tried to make it but it turned brown and had to do it again. It sucked.

  • Love Lego games, HATE this platform

    by Lizzie Jay

    This has to be the most frustrating game. Answer a text? Crash! Go to the bathroom? Crash! Think about something else? Crash! This game should allow you to multitask and take a break while operating in the background. I can't even count the number of times I lost ALL my progress because it doesn't save often enough and closes too much! Also, it's super glitchy. On one level I died in the water and kept coming back in the water to die again. Couldn't stop it without restarting. I went from 15 million to zero before I got a text and lost ALL my progress! I quit! Delete!

  • Very fun and packed with action

    by Somm1

    A very fun game. One of the things I like about it most more than other harry potter games is that it has more gameplay per year than other games and thus stays truer to the books. Although this is a Lego version and has fun and silly parts to it, it by far has a lot more gameplay. I do however wish the game was more serious. All in all, as a big harry potter fan, I really enjoy this game.

  • Woohoo!

    by Graydra

    These controls are wayyyyy better than 5-7. I. Love. This. Game!!

  • Great game

    by Girl who sent a review

    Great game worth the money but does anyone know how to get snape?

  • This app is the best

    by Ρηησε

    This app is so worth it. I recommend it.

  • Good!

    by Ben0000000000000

    Really good game I like I better then the wii verson

  • Help

    by ******** R

    We'll I'm at the part whet it's the 1st book and the goblin is trying to open the vault thing. I don't get what I'm supposed to do I'm touching the cogs and all it does is turn like 90 degrees and it turns red! HELP PLS

  • Boring

    by Victory qq

    what a stupid game. Pay 5dollar for nothing.

  • Yay harry potter

    by Funy 20000

    Ok so I love this game but there's this problem in year three. You see I love this game and I'm stuck on this level that seems impossible... I've tried like 50 times.. And it's not just cause I'm bad at the game.. Ok thanks please look at it! It's year three care of magical creatures

  • Magically! the best in the world.

    by MudyX3

    Yes yes yes yes yes

  • Awesome

    by Str8shooterawesome

    Totally recommend this game if you have the money if you like harry potter

  • App developer

    by MomAppDev

    We love the game, but hate that it doesn't save progress during a story. Some stories take 30-60 minutes to complete, with several quests. Why not save quest completion to re-start at?!? Very annoyed with starting those long stories over!!

  • Read this now!

    by JustJoking 77

    Look it was fun I got a few months back and today I turn on another game on my phone and every thing seems normal until I start hearing the sounds from this game on my other game so I just passed it off as just a little glitch then I heard lots noises like wand effects and music from the game in the end I deleted this game 5.00 not well spent don't get this app

  • I would rate 5

    by .:null123:.

    But the D-pad is annoying it keeps relocating once i press my finger on the screen...i wish it could just stay in the right place...thats all. It's a hassle to move around.

  • Fun game... But..

    by MyLastSong

    I enjoyed the game, it was fun, but the graphics looks like crap on my iPad retina. Ended up deleting it to save space..


    by Unknown0128

    If you read the other reviews and pondering on getting this game, do ponder get it. If you wouldn't like the touch screen movement then you can change the settings to the d-pad. Don't hesitate, it doesn't bug, crash, glitch. GET THIS GAME!

  • Crashing

    by March polo27

    Fix the crashing already for Pete sake. My gosh!!!!!

  • Okay

    by Just Jess

    This is a way fun game. I wish there was support for iPod and iPhone 5 generation though. There are many fun levels and the game takes a long time to complete since there are so many levels. I also wish that you could sync games between your devices. But other than that this game is really fun.

  • Great game, Aragog crashes

    by Soprano12010

    I am loving this game on my iPad; generally the game play is awesome. However, I just lost 20 minutes of play because there is a glitch in the challenge against Aragog in Chamber of Secrets. I did what I was supposed to do, and the last rock to drop on the giant spider never came, even after 5-10 minutes of running around, killing more little spiders and trying to curse Aragog... when I exited (and lost all my progress on this segment!!!) I learned from the internet that this is a known glitch and that people have had to redo this segment 2-3 times to finally pass it. I have to wonder why it hasn't been fixed.

  • Marvelous

    by Darth treyboy

    I was uncertain at first. The virtual joypad gets frustrating. But other then that this game is sapurb. Better then Lego batman

  • Great game

    by Joe cena

    It is a good game but can u make the screen from behind the lego

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