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Legoland pays tribute in blocks to boy who died

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CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The models builders at Southern California's Legoland have built a figure of a 6-year-old boy who died from an autoimmune disease last year and placed it on the park's model of the U.S. Capitol.

Park spokeswoman Julie Estrada tells U-T San Diego that Mikael Larson never got to fulfill his dying wish of meeting a U.S. president, but he was a frequent visitor to Legoland in his last days.

So the park paid tribute to him by building a small Lego boy with brown hair and a red-and-white striped shirt like one he wore to the park last year and placed it on the steps of the Capitol in its "Miniland U.S.A."

Mikael's mother Maria Larson visited the park on Mother's Day and took pictures of the figure.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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