Creating art in a medium like LEGO can be rewarding but also frustrating. Especially when something it took you three days to build can be shattered into thousands of pieces in the space of seconds.
That’s exactly what happened to LEGO artist Zhao just one hour after his LEGO Nick from Zootopia went on display at the LEGO Expo in Ningbo, China. Over $15,000 worth of bricks got a push from a little kid who got under the display ropes and the rest is history.
The kid’s parents were mortified and offered up both apologies and compensation, but Zhao, as heartbroken as he may have been about the loss, assured them it was okay and that the child hadn’t meant to break it.
I think it may be a good idea to put in some plexiglass next time, because the ropes ain’t cutting it. At least his work will live on in the pictures below.
Photos via Weibo.