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Behind the Scenes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Diamond District

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a New York street was transformed for the beloved scene where a pesky Niffler goes loose in the Diamond District. Here’s the storyboard.

Newt Scamander tracks down his escaped Niffler to a jeweler's shop in New York
© JKR/Pottermore Ltd. ™ Warner Bros.

The main New York street set was revamped to double for the Diamond District, complete with new signage and shop fronts, for a night scene in which Newt chases down the escaped Niffler who’s rifling through the various jewellery stores.

Niffler in the Diamond District
Layouts © HarperCollins Publishers/© WBEI. (s18) Case of Beasts

Read more behind-the-scenes facts in The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, from HarperCollins.

And read more about our love of Nifflers here!