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By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The world’s largest Lego lemonade stand was being built today on Independence Mall.

It’s an “Alex’s Lemonade” stand, part of a longstanding program created to raise awareness and money for  pediatric cancer.

“I’m a cancer survivor,” notes ten-year-old Charlotte McAuliffe of Broomall, Pa. (below right).   She says she liked seeing all the kids  help build the 24-foot lemonade stand out of Legos,  the children’s construction toy, on the lawn in front of the National Constitution Center.

“It makes me me feel happy, and they are helping kids with cancer find cures.”

lego mcauliffes From Lego Bricks, A Lemonade Stand For Alexs, The Cancer Foundation

(Charlotte McAuliffe, right, with her sister Emily, working on an Alex’s Lemonade Stand constructed from Lego pieces. Credit: John McDevitt)


“This is going to be three sections,” explains Steve  Gerling, a master model builder for Lego Systems (kneeling on green board in top photo), about today’s project.  “It will total 24 feet long, so it will be by far the largest Lego lemonade stand that has ever been built!”

The stand is being built to sell lemonade from on Saturday.

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