Child smashes $20,000 lego statue

APPARENTLY the kid just wanted to get a closer look but after he ducked underneath the security wire he couldn't resist just one small touch. 

And then moments later the $20,000 statue of the Disney character Nick Wilde from the hit 2016 film Zootopia came crashing to the ground. 

 

Lego statue source Weibo
Lego statue source Weibo

 

Of course depending on who you believe the Nick Wilde may not be a mere fictional cartoon character. 

Chinese media outlet the Shanghaiist reports he is US propaganda tool - a claim which at least some academics from the world's most populous nation agree with

 

Mr Zhao the statue's creator
Mr Zhao the statue's creator

 

Regardless of which side of the political divide you fall on what we do know is the statue took it's creator three whole sleepless days and nights to build before it was put on display in a shopping mall in city called Ningbo - about one hours drive from Shanghai. 

And we also know it took a lot less than three days for it to come crashing down. 

 

And then it all came crashing down source Weibo
And then it all came crashing down source Weibo

"While you might mistake the figure as a toy, it is in fact a professional piece by Zhao that he was quite proud of -- and again was worth over 100,000 RMB," the Shanghaiist reported.

"Which makes it all the more heartbreaking to hear that on its first day on display a kid scampered under the rope barrier and toppled it over.

"Zhao wasn't too angry about the incident, saying that a child couldn't really comprehend the cost of such an accident and that the Wanda employees hadn't been careful enough, so they too were partially to blame. Thankfully, the parents of the child did come forward to apologize for the accident, Zhao has refused to accept any compensation."



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