Kid breaks $15,000 Lego statue an hour after exhibit opens

Leggo my Lego! The artist who created the Lego "Zootopia" fox figure refuses compensation from the boy's parents after the child shatters the blocky creature.

Artist Zhao with his creation before the incident.

Nick Wilde, the con-artist fox in the animated film "Zootopia," is a pretty sly fellow. But even he couldn't escape the clumsiness of one lone kid.

A Chinese Lego artist named Zhao spent three days and nights using the toy bricks to construct a human-size figure of Nick, which the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports was worth 100,000 yuan ($15,000, £10,000, AU$20,000). Zhao hurried to get it ready for the Lego Expo in Ningbo, China, where it met its demise Sunday faster than anyone could sing "What Does the Fox Say?"

Zhao posted before and after photos on the Chinese social-media site Weibo, and according to, said the boy's parents offered him compensation, but he refused to take anything.

"The child did not intend to break it," he reportedly said, according to CCTVNews on Facebook.


The statue after the incident.