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Kicker: Lego donuts


WORLD Radio - Kicker: Lego donuts

An 11-year-old created a replica of a Dunkin Donuts shop

Associated Press/Photo by Michael Dwyer

MASON: My name is Mason, and I am 11 years old, and I go to school at South Forsyth Middle School.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Mason Christiansen is like many boys. He enjoys donuts and he loves Legos, the building toys.

Mason lives in Georgia and last fall, he brought those two things together. It all started with a sketch of his local Dunkin' Donuts restaurant.

MASON: And then one night, I just started building it in Lego...

It took him more than a month to finish. And then he showed it to the store manager, bought some donuts, and went home.

Mason didn't think much more about it until a few weeks later, when his family dropped by the donut shop. He spotted a photographer and lots of other people:

MASON: I'm like, wait, is this all for me? And then I went in, and everyone's cheering for me. And I was just really happy.

Yeah, happy multiplied when the manager gave Mason a certificate for a year’s worth of free donuts and a $500 gift card to a Lego shop.

Mason gave credit where credit is due:

MASON: My parents were always really...supportive during the time that I was putting it together.

BROWN: And as my mama would say, he has good manners, too!

REICHARD: It’s The World and Everything in It.

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