Utah man transforming home into wizarding school inspired by 'Harry Potter'

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SPRINGVILLE, Utah -- A Springville man is turning fantasy into reality by working toward the creation of a "wizarding school" in his home.

Based on the popular book series from J.K. Rowling, Benjamin Lee Roche will soon be offering classes at his house, which he calls Blackburn Academy of the Magical Arts.

"I've been working on it for approximately a year," Roche told Fox 13 News. "My primary goal is to awaken imagination in people."

With more than 200 students interested so far, Roche plans to offer different classes in different parts of his home.

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UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 05: View of Hogwarts Castle at the opening Of 'The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter' at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 5, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
An interior view of Hogwarts is seen during the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opening' press preview at Universal Studios Hollywood in Studio City, California, on April 6, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
A guest looks to purchase a magic wand inside Ollivanders during a soft opening and media tour of "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" theme park at the Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California in this picture taken March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
Guests shop inside Dervish and Banges general store in Hogsmeade Village during a soft opening and media tour of "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" theme park at the Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California in this picture taken March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
Novelties sit inside Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes during a media preview for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley at the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida June 19, 2014. The new attraction, which opens to the public on July 8, expands the original Harry Potter world, which opened in 2010 and is modeled after Hogsmeade Village, which is located near the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where the series' leading character Harry Potter begins his magical adventures. REUTERS/David Manning (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
Guests look at a display of candy inside the Honeydukes sweets shop in Hogsmeade Village during a soft opening and media tour of "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" theme park at the Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California in this picture taken March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
View of the train in Hogsmeade at the Grand Opening of the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' at Universal Studios Hollywood, in Universal City, California, on April 7, 2016. Fifteen years after Harry Potter's first big screen adventure, Universal is enchanting a new generation of Muggles with its most spectacular conjuring trick yet -- a theme park in the heart of Hollywood. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
View of the train in Hogsmeade at the Grand Opening to the public of the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' at Universal Studios Hollywood, in Universal City, California, on April 7, 2016. Fifteen years after Harry Potter's first big screen adventure, Universal is enchanting a new generation of Muggles with its most spectacular conjuring trick yet -- a theme park in the heart of Hollywood. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans discover Hogsmeade at the Grand Opening of the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' to the public at Universal Studios Hollywood, in Universal City, California, on April 7, 2016. Fifteen years after Harry Potter's first big screen adventure, Universal is enchanting a new generation of Muggles with its most spectacular conjuring trick yet -- a theme park in the heart of Hollywood. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans walk through Hogsmeade at the Grand Opening to the public of the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' at Universal Studios Hollywood, in Universal City, California, on April 7, 2016. Fifteen years after Harry Potter's first big screen adventure, Universal is enchanting a new generation of Muggles with its most spectacular conjuring trick yet -- a theme park in the heart of Hollywood. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans read the Hogsmeade newspaper at the Grand Opening of the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' to the public at Universal Studios Hollywood, in Universal City, California, on April 7, 2016. Fifteen years after Harry Potter's first big screen adventure, Universal is enchanting a new generation of Muggles with its most spectacular conjuring trick yet -- a theme park in the heart of Hollywood. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
A waiter serves butterbeer in Hogsmeade at the Grand Opening of the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' to the public at Universal Studios Hollywood, in Universal City, California, on April 7, 2016. Fifteen years after Harry Potter's first big screen adventure, Universal is enchanting a new generation of Muggles with its most spectacular conjuring trick yet -- a theme park in the heart of Hollywood. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans experiment the interactive wand on some of the window in Hogsmeade at the Grand Opening of the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' to the public at Universal Studios Hollywood, in Universal City, California, on April 7, 2016. Fifteen years after Harry Potter's first big screen adventure, Universal is enchanting a new generation of Muggles with its most spectacular conjuring trick yet -- a theme park in the heart of Hollywood. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, USA - APRIL 6: Store keeper poses in front of a shop at Hogsmeade village in 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' theme park at Universal Studios Hollywood, in Los Angeles, USA on April 6, 2016. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, USA - APRIL 6: People visit Hogsmeade village in 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' theme park at Universal Studios Hollywood, in Los Angeles, USA on April 6, 2016. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
An interior view of Magic Wand hop in Hogwarts is seen during the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opening' press preview at Universal Studios Hollywood, in Studio City, California, on April 6, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
An interior view of Hogwarts is seen during the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opening' press preview at Universal Studios Hollywood in Studio City, California, on April 6, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
An exterior view of Hogwarts is seen during the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opening' press preview at Universal Studios Hollywood in Studio City, California, on April 6, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
An exterior view of Hogwarts is seen during the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opening' press preview at Universal Studios Hollywood in Studio City, California, on April 6, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
An exterior view of Hogwarts is seen during the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opening' press preview at Universal Studios Hollywood in Studio City, California, on April 6, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
An exterior view of Hogwarts is seen during the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opening' press preview at Universal Studios Hollywood in Studio City, California, on April 6, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
An interior view of Hogwarts is seen during the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opening' press preview at Universal Studios Hollywood in Studio City, California, on April 6, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
An exterior view of Hogwarts is seen during the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opening' press preview at Universal Studios Hollywood in Studio City, California, on April 6, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
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"Divination is upstairs, potions is outside, care of magical creatures is in the laundry room," he said.

He wants to have massive feasts like you saw at Hogwarts, and calligraphy classes with the feather pens he's crafted from his father's turkey hunting trips.

Roche has also created more than 300 wands, crafted himself by hand, that include a sort of musical special effect to let folks test the wands.

Roche said it's all inspired by Rowling's "Harry Potter" novels.

"She has incredible patience in how she builds story and then pays off like five books down the line," he said.

He patiently crafted this magical world with a Utah twist.

"What this is is wizarding in the wild west since we live in Utah," he said.

The project is truly his labor of love.

"Thousands of hours that I have put into this, just the 50 hanging candles you see took days," he said.

He plans to make the classes available to all, even Muggles.

"Harry Potter fans of any age are welcome to participate," he said.

You can follow the academy's progress on Facebook.

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