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Lego, My Dulcimer

The traditional mountain dulcimer, with its strings stretched the length of an oblong wood box, provides a distinctive profile that has endured for generations.

Dulcimer enthusiast Peter Alway of Ann Arbor, Mich., cast aside tradition to build the instrument out of Legos.

And it works, as he demonstrates for Sheilah Kast.

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Sheilah Kast
Sheilah Kast joined NPR in November 2003 as the weekend newscaster for "PBS/NPR Newsbrief," the hourly 30-second television news reports produced by NPR for PBS stations.