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Oregon family builds custom 3-D Lego urn to honor late 8-year-old son

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MONMOUTH, OR (KPTV) -

Faced with the tragic death of their son, an Oregon family has found a unique way to honor their young son.

They did it by using a growing technology that creates objects with nothing more than a few materials and an imagination.

Nick Indra bought a 3-D printer with some help from a friend after a horrible accident that happened to his son last year.

"He was helping a family member up in a barn and fell about 20 feet," said Indra.

That fall in the barn near Monmouth tragically ended the life of 8-year-old Daniel.

Faced with the difficult decision of what to do with their son's body, Indra and his wife cremated him.

"When we went to find an urn, we couldn't find anything we felt was appropriate for a child. We decided that because of his love of Lego, we wanted an urn that looked like a giant Lego man."

After buying his own 3-D printer, Indra made a prototype Lego man urn for Daniel.

"It gave us something to do, gave us a focus on where to put our energy, it gave us something to focus on and something positive for others. I'm satisfied of what we've gotten so far."

Now, Indra wants to use his 3-D printer to help others and has also started his own business with a friend.

"I felt this was one way to give back to families that are in my situation and help them find appropriate memorials for their loved ones."

The company that Indra and his friend started is called fenix3D. They said they hope to one day branch out and print items other than urns.

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