Usually we report on LEGO news and do reviews but there are times when we have to take a step back and look at life itself and how short it can be for some. I’ve was recently emailed by someone named Alana who runs the blog, “Growing My Way Out” and she informed me about a post about a young boy named Dylan.
Dylan has been real sick and unfortunately, he has been given only a few months to live. One of his “bucket list” items is to be buried in a coffin built of LEGO bricks.
To spread the word about Dylan, Alana also posted on Reddit and has gained a lot of traction the past day or so. A user by the named of WikeTheWizard is a former LEGOLAND Master Model Builder and a current professional LEGO artist and he has volunteered to help out with Dylan’s wish if they can get the resources in time. After doing a little bit of research, WikeTheWizard is actually Brandon Wike and who is currently working at LEGOLAND California. From what I can see on the Reddit thread, the community is supporting Brandon and is doing what they can to help out with Dylan’s wish.
If you are able to help out, you can donate on PayPal to help the family with the various costs. It was also mentioned that Dylan lives in the 65401 zip code (Rolla, Missouri) so if you are in the area, you can probably help out locally as well. If you can’t donate, you can easily help to spread the word by posting Alana’s article or Reddit post.
You can also read more on Dylan’s story on CaringBridge.
**Note: Please be respectful about the situation and negative comments will be deleted.**