Eric's hero: The 12-year-old Lego magnate

    Eric Vasquez has been obsessed with Lego toys from an early age. So he opened up a store to sell and trade Legos (Photo: KOMO News)

    We’ve all seen those kids, haven’t we, that just blow us away with their vision and maturity? And if you’re like me, you think to yourself, “That kid is so far ahead of me at the same age!”

    Meet an absolutely amazing 12-year-old boy, who took what he loved the most and turned it into a dream job.

    His name is Eric Vasquez, and from an early age he was obsessed with Lego toys.

    So he opened up a store to sell and trade Legos. A real store!

    Now, maybe you’re thinking, “Well, sure, his parents probably just ‘gave’ him a store, and they probably do all the heavy lifting.”

    Well, you would be wrong.

    Wait til you meet this kid! He’ll make you wish you could go back and be 12 again and start over. And, he’ll make you feel just a tiny bit better about the future of the world!

    Editor's Note: "Eric's Heroes" is a weekly series airing every Wednesday on KOMO News in the 6 p.m. newscast. If you have a good story about a good person doing good things for the right reasons, share it with Eric by sending an email to

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