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Hedwig is an owl who appeared in many of the Harry Potter (Theme) sets and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.


Hedwig is Harry Potter's pet Snowy Owl that was given to him by Hagrid on his birthday. Harry found her name in one of his school textbooks. She would carry mail for Harry, as was ordinary for owls in the Wizarding World. While she was not delivering mail, she would roost in the Owlery with the other owls at Hogwarts.

During Harry's first year, Hedwig was used by Professor McGonagall to gift Harry with a Nimbus 2000, the fastest broom at the time, so he could play on the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. Over the Summer Holidays, Hedwig was kept locked up in her cage because the Dursleys did not want Harry to have any contact with his friends in the Wizarding World.

Hedwig was known to be an unusually smart owl, as she seemed to know where to find Harry at any time, as demonstrated in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban when (after Harry left the Dursley's abruptly while she was out flying) she was ready at the Leaky Cauldron awaiting his arrival.

Dolores Umbridge attacked Hedwig to read Harry Potter's mail. She caught Sirius Black in the Gryffindor Fireplace.

Hedwig was killed in the beginning of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when her cage fell out of Hagrid's flying motorbike and was hit by a stray Killing Curse from one of the pursuing Death Eaters.


  • She has appeared in two different LEGO variations; in all the sets before the 2010 redesigned sets, she appeared as a normal white owl. In the new 2010 line, and onwards, she has a new mould (still white) with printing.
  • There are some sets, such as 4714 Gringotts Bank, which may or may not include Hedwig, but simply a normal white owl.
  • The inclusion of Hedwig in the set 4755 Knight Bus is an error; Hedwig was not present in the Knight Bus scene in either the book or the movie.
  • The white 2010 redesigned mould is the rarest of the three colours, appearing four times in four sets, whilst the brown mould appears five times in four sets, and the grey mould appears five times in five sets. However, the old mould was more commonly found in white, than any other colour.
  • On the official LEGO Harry Potter page in the game, "Virtual Castle," Hedwig is referred to as a male, although she is actually a female.
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Hedwig delivers the red bricks to Eeylops Owl Emporium.


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