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World Habitat Week Kicks off with Lego Blitz Build

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Habitat for Humanity is building awareness about affordable housing - with Legos.

World Habitat Week kicked off in Charlottesville with a Lego Blitz Build at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion, where dozens of children came out to build their own houses Friday afternoon.

The Legos allow the kids to participate in building that they can't do on actual construction sites.

"Our goal is to engage youth who are too young to join us on a construction site and get them excited about the ways they can participate with Habitat and affordable housing and just making Charlottesville a better community for everybody," said Mary Maxfield, youth united coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville.

The week's main event is a benefit concert at the Paramount Theater on October 10.

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