Couple sell their sons’ Lego creations online, donate proceeds to Omaha-area shelters


An Omaha family is spreading Christmas cheer Lego by Lego.
For the past eight years, Eric and Kristy Carlson and their sons, Brandon, 14, and Aidan, 10, have built Christmas ornaments out of Legos and sold them online. All of the profits — $34,000 to date — are then donated to homeless and domestic shelters in the Omaha area.
The parents said they want their kids to know that there are less-fortunate people.
“I’ve learned to appreciate what I have,” said Brandon, a freshman at Millard North High School. “Once you experience what others are going through, it makes you understand.”

Going to all the shelters makes me feel like I have everything I need, and other people don’t,” said Aidan, the fourth-grader.

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