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(29,156 posts)
Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:19 PM Apr 2012

9-year-old's DIY cardboard arcade gets flashmobbed

I haven't seen this posted here yet, but thought it was a pretty cool story. It's about a kid who built an elaborate arcade (instead of a lemonade stand, I suppose) in his father's used auto parts store. His first customer, surprised that the creative effort didn't draw more customers, set up a flashmob and made a short film about it, which you can watch below or at the website. Pretty creative and enterprising young fellow!


Nirvan says: "I just finished this short film about a 9-year-old boy's elaborate DIY cardboard arcade. Caine made his arcade using boxes from his dad's used auto parts store. He hadn't had many customers, so we set up a fun flashmob to make his day, and filmed his response. I hope it brings a smile to your day. P.S. Caine's Arcade is in East LA. You should visit it sometime - Caine is still building new additions!"

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9-year-old's DIY cardboard arcade gets flashmobbed (Original Post) fishwax Apr 2012 OP
I love this. NYC_SKP Apr 2012 #1
Very cool! pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #2
wow riverbendviewgal Apr 2012 #3
My face hurts ... from smiling! progressoid Apr 2012 #4
+1! uponit7771 Apr 2012 #12
everything about this story is wonderful. iemitsu Apr 2012 #5
K&R Arctic Dave Apr 2012 #6
Love it! When we were kids we also made elaborate toys and tblue37 Apr 2012 #7
butbutbut is capitalism fun? pansypoo53219 Apr 2012 #14
Best thing on the internet! JBoy Apr 2012 #8
Check out what has happened on Facebook since this story hit. A scholarship fund has been started Tess49 Apr 2012 #9
That's cool! He's been takin his toys apart....and engineer in the making uponit7771 Apr 2012 #13
re:9-year-old's DIY cardboard arcade gets flashmobbed allan01 Apr 2012 #10
Pure joy!! I loved this. We need more of this in the world!! n/t FedUpWithIt All Apr 2012 #11
Thanks for this. :) n/t OneGrassRoot Apr 2012 #15
Thanks for posting! BumRushDaShow Apr 2012 #16
Oh my goodness, thank you!!!!!!! IGoToDU Apr 2012 #17
I'm glad other DUers have enjoyed this also fishwax Apr 2012 #18
Caine Rocks otohara Apr 2012 #19


(4,260 posts)
3. wow
Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:48 PM
Apr 2012

what a smart boy and great dad and Nirvan is really cool to do that....Nice to have a feel good feeling before going to bed.. Thanks for putting this up.


(65,778 posts)
7. Love it! When we were kids we also made elaborate toys and
Wed Apr 11, 2012, 12:23 AM
Apr 2012

"cities" out of cardboard boxes, as well as our own small rag dolls, plus clothes and furniture for them out of shoe boxes, beads, matchboxes with drawers, wooden thread spools, string with beads, etc. We also made our own paper dolls and paper doll clothes.

Seeing his creativity, the way he used "found" materials to create his own play space, toys, and games, brough back a lot of precious childhood memories for me!

I am glad these folks made the day so special for Cain. That unexpected reinforcement will help his creativity to blossom even more, I think.


(1,580 posts)
9. Check out what has happened on Facebook since this story hit. A scholarship fund has been started
Wed Apr 11, 2012, 01:34 AM
Apr 2012

for this child. It is up to around 50 thousand dollars and rising.


(1,950 posts)
10. re:9-year-old's DIY cardboard arcade gets flashmobbed
Wed Apr 11, 2012, 01:55 AM
Apr 2012

i couldnt get any of the links provided to play the video i found the direct blog and what a smart young man. i have hope for our future generation. i hope he goes far .
i used my fav search engine to find the video . search terms 9-year-old's DIY cardboard arcade gets flashmobbed


(177 posts)
17. Oh my goodness, thank you!!!!!!!
Wed Apr 11, 2012, 05:59 AM
Apr 2012

That moved me to tears. Wow. Every human being needs a flashmob. Oh if we could only do that for everyone....Imagine all the people...

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