‘Lego Guy’ Takes His Childhood Hobby Into Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor


His name is John Mcinerney, but at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, he’s known as “Lego Guy.”

John has always wanted to be a master builder of Lego. As he got older, he realized it was a little harder than he thought. His family suggested he start his own business, Build Up STEAM, a way he could keep his childhood dream alive while cheering up children who need it most.

John started as a volunteer at Mott in 2017.
“I was bringing big piles of Legos to the activity room,” he says.

While working with patients, he noticed many of them couldn’t leave their rooms. That’s when he designed a Lego cart on wheels, allowing him to go door to door.

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