NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A teenager in North Andover is making it his mission to build Lego replicas of at least one fire apparatus from every single department in the Commonwealth.
16-year-old Cristian Sciaudone has an entire room in his house dedicated to building Legos, and said that for his project, he does not just buy generic sets at stores. Sciaudone, a sophomore at North Andover high school, said that he aims for accuracy, so he utilizes a computer program to design the models that resemble each truck.
From there, Sciaudone said it was a matter of clicks and assembling using a mix of flat tiles, round pieces, and more without reading any instructions.
"When I go to buy the parts all I have to do is hit a "cart" icon," Sciaudone said.
When the truck is finished, the teenager said that he sends off his work to their respective fire department. "They love it- they're so blown away," Sciaudone said.
The Acton Fire Department shared Sciaudone's Lego recreation of their Engine 24 on Twitter in February.
At the time of posting, Schiaudone said he has made 37 builds, leaving him with 314 models left to go before he completes every city and town's fire trucks. But the Lego builder said even after that, there may be more to craft.
"The list grows every day- it's going to be forever," Sciaudone said.
WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports.