Meet the German grandma who builds wheelchair ramps from Lego

Rita Ebel (L), nicknamed "Lego grandma", and her husband Wolfgang build a wheelchair ramp from donated Lego bricks in the living room of their flat in Hanau, Germany, February 17, 2020. Picture taken February 17, 2020. Ebel started to build the ramps almost one year ago to raise awareness for handicapped people in her hometown of Hanau. Meanwhile, dozens of stores use the ramps to ease entry for wheelchair users.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach - RC2X2F9FM86I

The bright ramps stand out in town centres. Image: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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Helped by her husband, Ebel often spends two to three hours a day building the made-to-order ramps Image: Rita Ebel, nicknamed
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