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Maryland Family Builds Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley in Their Backyard

The magical world of Harry Potter has come to life in the backyard of a Gambrills, Maryland, family's home.

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"What do you do when your kids are big Harry Potter fans? You build them Diagon Alley, of course," Katherine Pastas Nevitt posted on Facebook.
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Pastas Nevitt said they recreated Ollivanders, Flourish & Botts, Madam Malkin's and Mr. Mullpepper's Apothecary from the Harry Potter books.
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Katherine Pastas Nevitt (right) with her 6-year-old daughter Vivienne.
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It took the family four weeks to build their Diagon Alley and Pastas Nevitt says you can "buy" wizarding supplies inside the stores.
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Everything except for the paint, nails and a few hard-to-find wood trim pieces is free and recycled materials the family got from Craigslist ads, Second Chance Baltimore and Habitat for Humanity, Pastas Nevitt said.
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"I dreamed it up as we gathered unwanted "junk", and Matthew Scott Nevitt built it up as we went," Pastas Nevitt said on Facebook.
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The family also used the creation to raise money for Hurricane Florence. Families donated $100 to have their children's pictures taken there, WBAL reported.
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The University of Maryland Quidditch team taught these young wizards how to play the game.
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