March has been the month of first trailers for the upcoming cinematic blockbusters of this year. The recent teaser for Warner Brothers’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald belongs to a group of film trailers like Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in that they also have tie-in products courtesy of LEGO.
One such LEGO set for Fantastic Beasts 2 has been revealed. Though no number has been assigned to it, the set is titled “Grindelwald’s Escape” as announced via LEGO’s Twitter page, detailing what appears to be a scene from early in the movie. It comprises one buildable carriage, a magical animal figure known as a Thestral, and minifigures of Gellert Grindelwald and Seraphina Picquery.
The original Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them film from 2016 ended with the capture of the Dark Wizard and magical supremacist Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) by the Magical Congress of the United States with the help of British magi-zoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). Obviously, the arrest doesn’t stick.
Details on the “Grindelwald’s Escape” set can be found here. However there have also been rumors of another LEGO tie-in to The Crimes of Grindelwald. If you recall, there were two unnamed sets (75951 and 75952) that are believed to be slated in August, and with Grindelwald’s Escape tagged as 75951 and due for release on August 1, we might also see this second LEGO FB set anytime soon. Thus far, the only detail we know is that this second set might be named “Newt’s Suitcase”, a buildable suitcase that opens to show another movie scene. Again, the latter set is considered as a rumor that has been circulating around LEGO fan forums, and unless LEGO officially gives word about it, we advise you to take these things with a healthy pinch of salt.
Before we go, let’s take a look at that trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, said to chronicle the buildup of the secret Wizarding War that happened simultaneously with World War II, with forces led by Grindelwald against Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). The sequel premieres this coming November.