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The hours until Christmas are winding down, as last-minute shoppers rush to make their final purchases. Fred Schott was among them. He's scanned the aisles at a Best Buy in Northwest, D.C. Friday, searching for a gift for his mother.

"It's what I do best, put things off to the last minute," he says.

Meanwhile, 10-year-old Graham Velsey knows exactly what he wants this Christmas.

"Only one thing," he says. "Legos, Legos, and more Legos."

Velsey says he's already quite accomplished when it comes to Lego design.

"Remember, whenever you build a Lego set, think of me, because I can make any kind of Lego," he says. "In fact, one time I was so bored, I made a Lego stomach, heart, lungs."

But, for now, he's focused on buying a present for his dad, which is a little bit challenging.

"My dad really likes Beatles CDs, which are over here," says Velsey. "But he's right here. It's going to be really hard, but with my mom's help and her money we'll manage to keep it a secret somehow."

And if that doesn't work out, he says he can always fall back on Plan B, which he thinks will be Legos. He says he's already constructed one winter wonderland made entirely out of Legos, and he's working on his next.


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