Red Brick Guide

In total, there are 24 Red Bricks in the game. Four of these are already unlocked as you begin and only have to be purchased (Advanced Guide, Carrot Wands, Comedy Specs, and Disguise), while the other twenty must be found on your own as you explore Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley, and all of the other various places found in the game. After finding a Red Brick, you must carry it to an owl that sits on a red stand in order to unlock it. Then, you must go to the upstairs of the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley to purchase it. Now you’ll be able to turn it on or off in the Extras section of the start menu. If you’ve unlocked a Red Brick but haven’t purchased it, the name will appear, followed by “Available to buy.” And, finally, if you haven’t unlocked a Red Brick yet, it will just show up as “Red Brick (insert number): Locked.”

Similar to my Power Brick guide for Lego Star Wars: TCS, this guide includes information about what each Red Brick does and how it’ll help you in the game.

Advanced Guide***: In this post about the differences between Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Years 5-7, the first thing I mentioned was the feature that appears above Sir Nicholas’s head that shows what collectibles are found in the area, and how many of each. However, this feature is only available after your first completion of story mode. To make this feature available before then, you’ll need to purchase this Red Brick.

Carrot Wands*: Changes all characters’ wands into carrots. (Unlike the similar Power Brick in Lego Star Wars: TCS, characters will still be able to use their wands.)

Character Studs**: After killing an enemy (not a boss) such as a Death Eater or Red Cap, you will be awarded with studs.

Character Token Detector***: Detects character tokens during levels or while freely roaming the map.

Christmas*: Gives all characters Santa hats.

Collect Ghost Studs**:  Allows you to collect the coins that Sir Nicholas leaves behind while guiding you around the map.

Comedy Specs*: Changes Spectrespecs into gag glasses.

Disguise*: Gives all characters glasses/fake nose/mustache.

Extra Hearts****: Adds two extra hearts to your health.

Fall Rescue****:  Automatically has your “buddy” character levitate you back up if you accidentally fall over the side of an area that would kill you.

Fast Dig****: Allows digging characters to dig faster.

Fast Magic****: Allows you to assemble pieces faster.

Gold Brick Detector***: Detects Gold Bricks during non-level gameplay.

Hogwarts Crest Detector***: Detects Hogwarts Crest pieces during levels.

Invincibility****: Makes you invincible.

Red Brick Detector***: Detects Red Bricks while freely roaming the map.

Regenerate Hearts****:  Hearts regenerate every few seconds.

Score x2**: Every stud you get counts as twice that amount. (Ex. if you collect a blue stud, it’ll be worth 2000 instead of 1000.) (Combining score multipliers will multiply those too– ex. turning on Score x2 and Score x10 will give you a x20 multiplier.)

Score x4**: Every stud you get counts as four times that amount. (Ex. if you collect a blue stud, it’ll be worth 4000 instead of 1000.) (Combining score multipliers will multiply those too– ex. turning on Score x4 and Score x10 will give you a x40 multiplier.)

Score x6**:  Every stud you get counts as six times that amount. (Ex. if you collect a blue stud, it’ll be worth 6000 instead of 1000.) (Combining score multipliers will multiply those too– ex. turning on Score x6 and Score x10 will give you a x60 multiplier.)

Score x8**: Every stud you get counts as eight times that amount. (Ex. if you collect a blue stud, it’ll be worth 8000 instead of 1000.) (Combining score multipliers will multiply those too– ex. turning on Score x8 and Score x10 will give you a x80 multiplier.)

Score x10**: Every stud you get counts as ten times that amount. (Ex. if you collect a blue stud, it’ll be worth 10,000 instead of 1000.) (Combining score multipliers will multiply those too– ex. turning on Score x2, Score x4, Score x6, Score x8, and Score x10 will give you a x3840 multiplier.)

Stud Magnet**: Exactly how it sounds– if you’re walking near a pile of studs, they will be pulled to you like a magnet. However, this does not work long range.

Super Strength***: Gives every character the ability of a strong character or strength potion.

*Just for fun extras: do nothing but change appearance or trivial ability.
**Stud extras: help improve your stud count.
***Collectible extras: help you get other collectibles (character tokens, Gold Bricks, Students In Peril) more easily during free play.
****Other useful extras: generally help you during gameplay.

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Posted on June 18, 2014, in Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Other Guides (5-7). Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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