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Freshman loves Legos

Kailey Fellows, Staff Writer

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Every person remembers the excitement of using Legos to make buildings, cars and other interesting creations.

Finishing a project or just building with the use of a little imagination, brought happiness into any kid’s life.

Freshman Jacob Dunn never really stopped loving Legos. He has an interesting take on Legos, describing them as a “puzzle.”

“I’ve been collecting Legos since I was four or five years old,” Dunn said. “As I’ve gotten older, I haven’t had much time to work on them, but I always get one or two boxes for Christmas or as birthday gifts.”

Dunn said he finds that building and collecting Legos helps boost his creativity and gives him something to work on. He said it’s an outlet that allows him to have some free time outside of school and sports.

“I’ve probably built hundreds of structures over the years, but I’ve tried to save some of my favorite and most difficult projects. I think I have about 10 buildings and maybe 10 vehicles saved,” Dunn said. “I have several bins full of Lego pieces. One building could have as many as 800 pieces. I bet I have over 50,000 pieces.”

Inspiration can come from anywhere; for Dunn, the Star Wars movies are his.

“I really started getting into Legos when I started watching the Star Wars series as a kid. I’ve asked for the Lego Death Star every Christmas so far,” Dunn said. “I still haven’t gotten it.”

One may ask, is there an age that’s considered too old for Legos? Young or old, Dunn is confident that any age can collect and use Legos. He describes them as more of a puzzle game that’s open to anyone who can think up a build.

“I don’t think you can ever get too old for Legos,” Dunn said. “They’re really just a different kind of puzzle.”

Dunn, who said he plans on collecting for as long as he can, encourages others to find their passion.

“I’m going to keep collecting until there’s no way I can continue,” Dunn said.
Hopefully, he will finally get the Death Star he’s been anxiously waiting for. May the Force be with him.

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