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Make-A-Wish Builds Lego House for Cancer Patient

Posted by on May. 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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Make-A-Wish Colorado Builds Playhouse Out Of 12,000 Legos For Alexander, Boy Recovering From Cancer (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  |  By  Posted: 05/ 1/2012 2:41 pm Updated: 05/ 2/2012 6:37 pm

Lego Playhouse

Sunday, April 30, was World Wish Day -- a day The Make-A-Wish Foundation doesn't take lightly. And if you were Alexander, a 6-year-old in Colorado, the day won't soon be forgotten.

For five weekends prior to World Wish Day, a crew of 20 volunteers worked to build a playhouse in Alexander's basement. Not an uncommon wish for most 6-year-olds. Alexander's playhouse, though, was made almost entirely out of Legos.

The group utilized 50 large gray plates on the outside of the house for "siding," and an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 blocks for other elements of the construction. The house also includes a built-in loft with a bed, pull-out couch, and TV. Other amenities? Lego pillowcases and family pictures framed, of course, with Legos.

There's also a mailbox and a life-size Lego man at the front entrance, presenting a golden Lego on a key chain.

Make-A-Wish purchased most of the Legos; the rest were donated by the Colorado and Wyoming Lego User Group (yes, that actually exists). Volunteers from United Health Care also contributed to the 50-hour effort.

“This is such a creative wish and it has been a wonderful group effort,” said Ashlee Carey, Wish Coordinator with Make-A-Wish Colorado in a statement.

According to the Daily Camera, Alexander was diagnosed with a rare soft-tissue cancer this fall. After several rounds of chemotherapy it's currently in remission.

When Alexander grows up and no longer plays with the house, the family intends to donate it, writes KDVR.

Make-A-Wish Colorado told The HuffPost the group grants 250 wishes annually and this "was one of the most thoughtful and creative wishes" the group has received.

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by Melissa on May. 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM

This is the link to the complete article so you can look at all the photos and videos.

by Michele on May. 4, 2012 at 5:58 AM

 Love that! I remember M being so into legos when he was that age...very very sweet!

by Gold Member on May. 4, 2012 at 10:47 AM

 Ahhh ... too cute.  a LEGO house.

I went to the wake of the College of NJ  student that died on campus last month. He had accomplished so much, but I remembered him as that young boy that played LEGOS w/my son. Hope Alexander's battle w/cancer is over and that he has a wonderfully long cancer-free life.

by Lynn on May. 4, 2012 at 10:55 AM

That is fantastic!

by Member on May. 7, 2012 at 4:29 PM

That is so neat I bet that really made that little boy happy!

by Becky on May. 8, 2012 at 4:27 PM

 Thats totally awesome  Gonna go look at the pics with H.  Only probelm he will want one

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