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“Hands off the Lady!”
— The Bawa to Douglas, "Skeleton in the Closet"

The Bawa, also known as Bawa Bat, is a peculiar ghostly being who was originally in life as an employee of the South East Burymount Engine Railroads before returning as a bat-like ghost carrying his old colleague.

Official Description

Site Bio

This former employee of the South East Burymount Engine Railroads has returned to Newbury in a most bizarre form with his soul-sucking persona on full display. He has brought (or forced) his old colleague back with him from the Hidden Side, and their ghastly bat/zombie-conductor configuration helps confuse and paralyze their prey. He doesn’t speak, but his supersonic shriek will have your blood run cold.

App Bio

A monstrosity with sharp teeth, flapping wings and supersonic shriek that will rip your nerves to shreds.


Bat Crazy

While Parker and Jack entered Newbury Railroad Station, The Bawa was spying on them and attempted to attack in stealth, but he fell.

The Ghost Hunters find the machine J.B. ordered, which is still on the train. While they debate on who won the bet, The Bawa flies out of nowhere and possesses the train, causing the train to get a mouth and eyes and take Parker and Jack.

After Parker and Jack take care of the Ghosts, The Bawa deposes the train causing it to fall before repossessing it. Parker then sees El Fuego's Stunt Truck and is able to land the machine on the trampoline while The Bawa continues to fly off with the train.

Skeleton in the Closet

When the Ghost Hunters arrive at Newbury High School, the Ghosts begin to attack. During the fighting, Douglas is trying to remove the portrait of Lady E., but The Bawa sees him. Luckily, he was captured by J.B.


When returning to Newbury, The Bawa took on the form of a large, monstrous bat with long ears and sharp teeth. He was originally an immense, black bat with yellow eyes. When he possessed his colleague, he turned yellow while his colleague was wearing his conductor uniform and square glasses.

In "Skeleton in the Closet," The Bawa's colleague's outfit changes color from gray to brown while his hair is no longer messy.


Shadowflight (App)

The Bawa can fly in the air and heal for a portion of the gloom he spread.


The Bawa, like all Ghosts, can throw balls of Gloom on his enemies to harm them or to haunt buildings or objects.


The Bawa, like all Ghosts, can possess Humans and turn them into Gloombies.



LEGO Hidden Side

Season 1


  • He's a member of the Wild Ghosts.
  • Despite working for Lady E., he is one of the three Boss Ghosts who has no indicated connections to her.
  • Before The Bawa can be fought in the app, the player must activate the wings on the front cart of 70424 Ghost Train Express. A similar action is also needed for Mr. Nibs.
  • He is one of the two known Ghosts who takes on a very different form from their original Human forms when they returned from the Hidden Side.
    • Mr. Nibs is the other Ghost who takes on a different form.
  • His true name (and the name of his colleague) before becoming "The Bawa" is currently unknown.
    • In Jake Rosebud's bio, it mentions that a "Bawa monster" killed him, but the wording makes it unclear if it's speaking of the Bat/Conductor Ghost or a different one.
      • It's possible that "Bawa" may actually be the name for a Bat-like species of Ghosts.
  • In "Skeleton in the Closet," the color of the The Bawa's college's shirt and hair is changed.
  • "Bawa" means "wing" in Swahili.
  • He may have been based off of the Popobawa, an evil batlike spirit in mythology.
  • For an unknown reason, the Bawa's name is misspelled on his most wanted video as 'The Bahwa' on the LEGO website.


LEGO Hidden Side Characters
Ghost Hunters Leader: J.B.
Jack · Parker · Douglas · Spencer
Sad Ghosts Boss Ghosts: Bart Chaney · Joe Ishmael · Mamali · Mr. Nibs · Spewer · The Maw
Alex Boudoun · Andy Lasky · Barry The Bomber · Belulah Demonay · Beau · Gary Atric · Gary Linemann · Grandma Winnie · Grandpa Sam · Joe Snow · Luigi Gelato · Maiken Hill · Molly Jones · Morgan Walken · Mr. White · Nurse Nellie · Old Fuller · Ron Duke · Roy · Spencer · T.E. Anderson · Ted Bixby · Trudy Joy · Wendy Batt
Anger Ghosts Boss Ghosts: Blaze M. Barr · Captain Archibald · Dr. Drewell · Lady Evelina · Maxine Turbo · Samuel Mason · Tragico · Trucker Dale
Air Marshall Brooks · Axel Chops · Barney Mcphly · Ben Jackson · Bobby Marchese · Butch Lindenburger · Chef Brennan · Crooked Sven Robin · Drew Jones · Don Hernando · Hilary Delivery · Jenny · Jeremy Jones · Joe Rotten · Lil' Bo Pumpkins · Madame Digamberetto · Monsieur Forte · Murray Andreeves · Nagging Nathan · Poor Thaddeus · Sir Kane · Ugha · Vaughn G. Jackson
Wild Ghosts Boss Ghosts: Anomalo · Harry Cane · Kreatoru · Rat Shaun · The Bawa
Alice · Archibald the 1st · Chester the Jester · Daisy · Dave · Don Janko · Doug · Everett · Garfield Gonzalez · Ivan Monroe · Jake Rosebud · James · Luis Piedrecita · Mr. Mueller · Ms. Sandri · Nanna Borom · Ollie · Phil · Pickles · Professor Iken · Scrimper · Timothy · Waylon · Wild Thomas · Zeb Jackson
Other Characters Bill · Bob Jackson · Captain Jonas · Chuck · Chef Enzo · Claus Stormward · Dwayne · Jack Davids (Mirrored) · Joey · Jennie Napo · Jimbo Loblo · Jonas Jr. · Linda Jackson · Mary Breaksom · Maximus · Mr. Branson · Mr. Clarke · Ms. Santos · Nanna · Nate Lockem · Nehmaar Reem · Nehmaar Reem's Species · Old Souls · Paola · Parker L. Jackson (Mirrored) · Paul · Pete Peterson · Pizza Delivery Boy · Rami · Rocky · Ronny · Rose Davids · Scott Francis · Shadow-Walkers · Terry Top · Wade · Waitress Sally