PHOTOS: In the hands of 17-year-old Cristian Sciaudone, tiny pieces of plastic become collectible objects of memorabilia.
During the pandemic, the North Andover teenager decided that he was going to create a Lego model of a firetruck from each of the 363 fire departments in Massachusetts.
As of this spring, he’s made it to more than 240 departments and pieced together more than 250 trucks.
In the family home, there is a designated Lego room filled with the tiny treasures.
Now a junior at North Andover High School, Cristian says that his interest in Legos began when he was about 5 years old. He could not imagine then that this recreational playtime toy he enjoyed as a child would become the source of a teenage entrepreneurial effort.