Hagrid, half human, half giant, is the Keeper of the Keys and Grounds of Hogwarts. His kind-hearted personality allows him a strong relationship with the Hippogriffs, a mythological creature of half eagle and half horse. Known for bringing realistic and architecturally accurate buildings to the world, Department 56 has spared no expense with this Department 56 Harry Potter A Proud Hippogriff Indeed figurine.
- Measures 3.35 in H
- Coordinates with Hagrids Hut (sold separately)
- Retired November 2019
The company behind the villages.
Over thirty years ago, Department 56 began as part of Bachman’s, a premiere retail florist in Minneapolis. Bachman’s used a numbering system to identify each of its departments. The number assigned to wholesale gift imports division was, you guessed it, 56. Now headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Department 56 has become a leader in the giftware, collectibles and holiday decorating industry and is best known for our hand-crafted lighted villages, figurines and extensive lines of holiday and home decorative products.
One Christmas evening, a group of friends set off to enjoy a dinner of celebration at a small country inn nestled in a quiet river town. As they rounded a bend in the road, they saw the small, old-fashioned village decorated for the holidays. The lights, like fairies, glowed and sparkled amid the freshly fallen snow. All evening, the conversation was full of Christmas memories and the visions the tiny town had evoked. Amidst the jovial banter and magical memories, the idea for a lighted Christmas village was born. That spark of an idea became a reality when, in 1976, Department 56 introduced a series of six hand-painted, ceramic buildings. The rest is history.