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05th Jul 2018

A new LEGO set has revealed a big spoiler about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Keeley Ryan

Uh oh.

Okay, so, this story contains possible spoilers for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald. 

They’re not massive spoilers, but still big enough that we would advise proceeding with caution if you want to go into the film spoiler-free.

Cool? Cool. So, here we go.

The final moments of the original Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them saw the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald (later revealed to be played by Johnny Depp) get captured by MACUSA, the magical government in the USA.

But based off of the title for the film, he was never going to be locked up for long: he’s got some crimes to commit, after all.

What we didn’t know, though, is how he escapes – until now.

A new LEGO set called ‘Grindelwald’s Escape’ shows him dodging Sepaphina Picquery (and the rest of her MACUSA officers) in a carriage pulled by a thestral, the magical horse-like creature people can only see if they have seen someone die.

The official description of the LEGO set reads:

“Help Seraphina Picquery stop the evil Grindelwald from escaping in the flying carriage drawn by a Thestral.

“Summon your most powerful magic before the Dark wizard conjures his own dark spells and escapes from MACUSA with the winged horse.”

The LEGO set – along with the ‘New’s Case of Magical Creatures’ and ‘Aragog’s Lair’ ones – will be officially released on August 1.

The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second in a series of five planned films, all set in the magical world created by J.K. Rowling – and taking place before the Boy Who Lived was born.

Eddie Redmayne will reprise his role as Newt Scamander, while Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol are also all returning.

Johnny Depp will play the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, while Jude Law will play Albus Dumbledore.

The film is due to hit cinemas in Ireland on November 16, 2018.