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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – One local Jewish community is saying Happy Hanukkah with a giant Lego menorah.

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Parents and kids at Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Fort Worth used about 50,000 little Lego blocks to construct a 16-foot-tall menorah to help celebrate the festival of lights.

“Anytime I tell people, they all get really excited,” said Mike Lavi. “They go, ‘oh, that’s pretty cool.’ ”

Lavi is a member of the Congregation Ahavath Sholom and a structural engineer.

“I started working on this in July,” Lavi said.

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In the nearly six months since, the entire community has gotten involved, helping to build different sections in Lavi’s design.

“Families, kids, the Sunday school kids, their families, brothers, sisters, try to get the whole community involved,” Lavi said.

The menorah will be officially unveiled on Sunday December 13 at 6:30 pm in a ceremony attended by Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.

After Hanukkah, all of the Legos in the Menorah will be donated to organizations serving children and families.

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