Year Eight, Level One: The Thief’s Downfall

In this level you’ll need a Regular Wizard, Dark Wizard, Bag Character, Strong Character, Weasley, Parselmouth, Deluminator Character, and Goblin.

First Time

After a little animation, you’ll be riding on the Gringotts cart. It’s extremely easy; all you have to do is shoot the five red lights as you ride, so just keep shooting and you’ll hit them. The trip will continue to repeat until you get them all, and then you can turn right at the turn after the corkscrew to move on.

As you start the next area, a dragon is blocking your path. But before you get to fixing that, you can earn the Gryffindor Crest piece by destroying the four shiny rocks with Reducto. They each have to be shot three times before you can get the piece. Be careful getting the last one, though, as the dragon repeatedly shoots fire in that direction. Now use Wingardium Leviosa on the pile of rubble toward the middle of the edge to get a plate for Hermione. Have her use the plate, then go to the left near the dragon and hit the ball with the hammer. Doing so will get you a key to use on the bull that Hermione pulled out of the bag. Place the key into it and wind it up, then ride it to the circle that appears by the dragon to enter the vault.

First, go into the back corners of the vault and use Wingardium Leviosa on the swords on the right, then destroy the cage on the left with Reducto. Put out the flames with Aguamenti, then use Hermione on the plate to release a bird. Use the bird’s feather to make the snake sneeze and you will get some pieces on the ground. Assemble the pieces to get more pieces, and then assemble those to build a Parseltongue wall. A cup will be released; grab it to make a slope to a previously unreachable area, along with the pieces to make a vault. Use Griphook to unlock the vault, which lowers a lamp to use with Ron’s Deluminator. Move the light to the right side corner by the vines, then use Griphook on this vault to get rid of the vines up above. Grab the cup on the table to make the slope easier to climb, then have Hermione go up and use the bag plate to pull out Gryffindor’s sword.

Working from right to left, use Bogrod on the vault to lower the lantern. Next, put out the flames on the bag plate using Aguamenti and have Hermione use it. Use the axe to hit the purple targets, then use Wingardium Leviosa on the chain. Do the same to the chain on the left, then use Bogrod on the next vault to lower the unlit lantern. Go back to the lit one and use Ron to move it to the other using the Deluminator. Use Bogrod to raise the lamp, then use Wingardium Leviosa on the chains to release the dragon.

If you don’t know what you’re doing as you go into the final sequence, you’ll be stuck on it for a while. Harry and Hermione are on the dragon together, and you have to switch between them in order to shoot the goblins. Harry can shoot the lower goblins and controls the dragon, while Hermione shoots the higher ones. You have to shoot five to finish the level. The last one can be tricky, as there is a hidden balcony to the left that you likely won’t be able to see, but a good strategy is to shoot some fire at the guards on the ground until it appears.

Free Play

In the second area, with the dragon, use Dark Magic on the signal and a cart will appear. Place the Weasley wall to the post and use the Weasley box inside of the cart to reach the Griphook character token.

The vault section of the level has a lot of objects to be destroyed with Dark Magic for collectibles. The music box in the front left corner will give you the Slytherin Crest piece, and the cage across from it will release the Student In Peril. In the back, the chest on the right will give you the character token for Bogrod, while the one on the left (after placing the head on the stand) will give you the character token for Hermione (Gringotts). The last one in the area, the Ravenclaw Crest piece, is obtained by using a strong character to pull the handle in the front right corner, then using the Spectrespecs to build a large head and shooting it with Reducto.

To the left of the dragon in the next area is a box that can be opened by using a strong character. The box will reveal Spectrespecs for you to put on, then go to the right and build the fire. Turn the handle to roast the chicken for the Hufflepuff Crest piece.


Go to the left and use Diffindo on the red wall. Open the package for a Weasley box, then use Ron to open it and get a firework. This will destroy the rocks and leave some pieces behind; assemble them for an Apparition plate, then use it to move on to the next level.


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Posted on March 22, 2014, in Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Story/Free Play Walkthroughs (5-7) and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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