Last month, fans of the Harry Potter-verse – now officially known as the “Wizarding World” – were in a flurry of excitement following the release of the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Their LEGO community subset was also piqued with news of tie-in sets like Grindelwald’s Escape (75951).
There was one other set number given in this first reveal, 75952, which was tentatively named “Newt’s Suitcase”. Beyond that, we got no description or image, though those who watched the first movie might have ideas. Anyway, there might be an advance spoiler for this set courtesy of JK Rowling herself.
The celebrated author of the Harry Potter book series that make up the core of the Wizarding World, as well as the screenwriter for the Fantastic Beasts films, posted a telling photo on her Twitter page Monday, April 23. It showed her hand, with a curious plastic magical animal figure.
Fantastic Beasts audiences might recognize that as the Niffler in Newt Scamander’s suitcase from his first film. Rowling noted that she took the photo in the middle of a meeting with Warner Bros., but whether WB had it for her consideration, or LEGO sent it earlier, nobody is quite sure.
If Warner Bros. and LEGO are waiting for another major geek event to finally blow open the Crimes of Grindelwald film and its other LEGO tie-ins, then it’d have to be the San Diego Comic-Con a few months from now. But for now, we have Rowling’s tease to mull over.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald sees the return of Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, and Johnny Depp from And Where to Find Them. They are joined by Jude Law, Zoe Kravitz and Callum Turner. The film premieres November 16 in both UK and US.