Overall, LEGO Harry Potter for DS is a perfectly serviceable game. It’s reasonably polished and gives suitable fan service to Rowling’s masterpiece. It’s also a game that isn’t quite as engrossing as other LEGO treatments, in part because it’s not as action-packed. Some of this may be an inevitable product of the source material and it may also be a matter of taste; players who enjoy more of an exploration- and puzzle-based game may find this to be a good treatment. Those wishing for the swashbuckling of Jedi, superheroes, or archaeologists gone by may not latch on to this one so readily.