Man Spends Days Building Life-Size LEGO Zootopia Statue, Kid Crumbles It As Soon As It Goes On Display

June 1, 2016


Because children, given the opportunity, will ruin everything, these are before and after shots of the Nick Wilde Zootopia LEGO statue built by LEGO builder Zhao (pictured) for a mall in Ningbo, China that was destroyed less than an hour after going on display. Apparently a kid crawled under the ropes and knocked the whole thing over to shatter on the floor. Look what you did you little jerk!

Zhao was as understanding as one could be, saying the child could have no idea how much time, effort and money went into the statue. He also said that the shopping mall employees were somewhat at fault. ShanghaiIst adds that the child's parents apologized, and Zhao said he didn't want any compensation for what happened.

This is exactly why you should keep your kid on a leash. And not a long leash either, a short one. Like maybe two-feet, tops. Actually, make it one. Actually just leave the kid at home with a babysitter. And if that babysitter just so happens to be your kid underneath an overturned laundry basket with a cinderblock on top, well, I turned out fine.

Keep going for a shot of the aftermath.


Thanks to DieselNuts, who agrees guard ropes don't do anything except make people want to be on the other side touching whatever's over there. You should see me at museums.

  • Nope

    That's why you glue it.

  • Cap'n Catpants

    Symbolic of human society. Put time and effort into making something, and someone else who doesn't understand will destroy it in moments.

  • DrZanz

    The surprising thing here is that he builds a character from a movie whose target audience is very young - Brings delicate model to public area and expects said children not to want to interact with it (in any way) as children do.
    Sorry for expecting children to be children but jesus christ, learn to glue ya dingus.

  • captaindash

    He was expecting the parents to not be shitheads. If I went under a velvet rope my mom would've beaten me to death. The thought would never have entered my mind.

  • Gingerbread

    are those Duplos near the rope at the bottom?

  • Dylan Gelinas

    A lot of times duplo are used as filler in large sculptures. Being completely hollow can make them especially fragile so small inner supports can be made with the large duplo bricks sometimes.

  • Gingerbread

    OK. I'm not an expert in giant Lego structures I was just wondering if it was really Duplo or just an illusion. Thanks.

  • John

    Goddamn, i would be sooo fucking pissed if that happened to me. Would probably kick the little shit just to get my anger out.

  • ToyBoxofGuns

    What is it with kids screwing shit up in China?

  • Telnets

    Shoulda used Kragle...

  • Chaz Gomez

    Damn you and congratulations for stealing my, uh I mean, coming up with the best interweb quote...

  • Dylan Gelinas

    Wait? Are you telling me this was freestanding? I see no means of support inside this sculpture. No base that it is connected to or support pole running up through the legs. If it really was just standing there then it is no surprise it fell over. A strong breeze from an open door would do it.

  • urimind

    her shirt seems fitting..."only the best for children"

  • palpable ovaltine

    Are we sure the Lego keepers didn't shoot it to protect the kid?

  • Elak Swindell

    He didn't want any compensation for spending hours on a build some kid's idiot parents let destroy? If they were smart, the parents should have paid something for the effort involved and loss of the build.

  • dougfunnay

    i dunno man
    that seems ridiculous to me
    how fucked is it weve even come to the point where playing with legos is a paying job?
    now if youll excuse me i need to go spend 46 hours creating photo realistic drawings on an etch a sketch ....i have a patron in prague who simply insist on perfection

  • Geez'v

    "This is exactly why you should keep your kid on a leash. And not a long leash either, a short one. "

    surely getting a gorilla shot is a good substitute excuse? xD

  • iofo61

    Looks like the Bodies exhibit will be getting a new child-size specimen.

  • JesterCap

    Thanks Obama!

  • Isaac Bow.
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