Boy gets his wish -- A giant Lego playhouse

6-Year-Old Alexander Gintchin battling rare soft tissue cancer

Published On: May 02 2012 10:59:13 AM EDT
Make a Wish lego house

 A 6-year-old Colorado boy battling a rare soft tissue cancer gets his wish -- a life-sized playhouse made from 12,000 Legos.

Make-A-Wish Colorado crews spend five weekends building the Lego playhouse in family's Broomfield, Colo., basement for Alexander Gintchin, whose cancer is currently in remission, The Daily Camera newspaper reported.

The group used 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 8-by-10-foot house also includes a built-in loft with a bed, pull-out couch and TV, according to The Huffington Post.

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

Alexander was bowled over the first time he saw the playhouse.

"They poured their heart into it to try to grant every single detail," Alexander's father, Lazar Gintchin, told The Daily Camera. "It's incredible. He's really going to have a blast here."

When Alexander no longer plays with the house, the family wants to donate it to a facility that helps families with sick children.