A Massachusetts boy who believed that his dream toy was no longer available received an amazing surprise on his 11th birthday – all courtesy of Lego.
James Groccia of West Boylston, who has Asperger’s syndrome, set his heart on the expensive Emerald Night Train set over two years ago and began saving money.
Much to the family’s dismay, in those two years the Lego company had discontinued making the set — and its price in online shops had doubled.
James wrote to the company saying, “For two years I kept all the money I got for birthday and holiday gifts, some of my allowance and some money… At last, a couple of months ago I had my $100 and was ready to buy the LEGO set of my dreams.”
“I got another LEGO set, thinking I could forget about the Emerald Night, but every time I see it anywhere online I get very sad and disappointed. I still want the Emerald Night so badly, but there are none to be found.”
He asked if there were any sitting around at the corporate headquarters. Later, he received a polite letter in reply, confirming the sad fact that the train set was unavailable.
But two days before his birthday, the boy found a big box on his doorstep, mailed from his favorite toymaker.
(WATCH the family video of the unwrapping, or READ the story in the Daily Mail)