A teaser for a new Lego Harry Potter game has been spotted on Instagram, it’s been claimed.
The image, which was sent to VGC but we won’t post here for copyright reasons, reportedly appeared on the Warner Bros South Africa Instagram page before it was swiftly deleted.
The image, which can be seen below, shows a Lego Minifigure of Harry Potter, with the date ‘8.25.23’. The image also includes a logo for TT Games, the company behind the Lego video games.
If legitimate, this could be the first confirmation of the long-rumored Lego game said to present the Harry Potter universe in the style of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
When asked, a person with knowledge of the project confirmed that it was still in development, but couldn’t confirm if the advertisement was legitimate.
VGC has contacted Warner Bros for comment on the story.
Perhaps notably, August 25 occurs during Gamescom, Europe’s largest gaming event.
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 and Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 were released during the Xbox 360 generation and were then later bundled into one collection, which was then ported to PS4 in 2016 then Xbox One and Switch in 2018.
Following a long gap in producing new Lego Harry Potter toys after the conclusion of the film saga in 2011, Lego re-established its license with the Wizarding World in 2018 and has since released dozens of sets.
2023 saw the release of the Harry Potter RPG Hogwarts Legacy. The game, which was mired in controversy due to Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling’s views, went on to sell 15 million copies in its first three months.