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Hello. I am involved in a Make-A-Wish for a 12 year old boy in Pennsylvania, USA with a brain tumor. His wish is to visit the Lego factory in Denmark and Lego has already volunteered to make that happen (thumbs up to LEGO!). He also mentioned that he would like a Lego table to build a Lego Town. So locally, we built the Lego table in the attached picture and put several of his previous builds on it. To finish the Wish we would like to give him a nice stock of loose Legos to support his Lego building. The base of the table is made up of shelving units and we would like to fill these with loose Legos. I attempted to order loose pieces and quickly realized I was in way over my head. So we are looking for a kind volunteer to provide us with a suggested list of pieces to purchase. Since he is interested in building a Lego town I think the inventory should be somewhat focused on providing pieces for buildings and foliage (or whatever else goes into building a town). Or does someone sell a large set for this purpose? We'd like to do better than the official Lego sets (like 10704). We would like to do this well and a budget of $1000 for the pieces was suggested but none of us really know what we are talking about. After looking last night and doing some quick calculations, I'm thinking that a budget of more like $2000 may be necessary to do this right. Or what is an appropriate budget for what we are attempting? I realize that this is not a simple question but what would be most helpful would be a detailed shopping list of specific pieces and colors. Is it better to stick with a limited number of colors and lots of different shapes or vice versa? Or should we give him a basic set and then give him a credit at an online store? I am thinking that it is better to try to physically stock what he needs since in talking to him I think the thing he really likes about building Legos is that it is within his control (as opposed to his current real life) and he might need help to do ordering. I think some general suggestions as to budget and scale would be helpful to start, then I can provide a final budget number and perhaps some direction to be used to generate the final parts list to order. I suspect that there will be offers of donations of used pieces but we do need to order these as new parts since his immune system is compromised from the chemotherapy. Thank you.