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A kid accidentally destroyed this expensive Lego statue and now it's a gas meme

Tragic.

2015 SAW A poor kid trip and destroy a €1.3 million painting by accidentally tripping up when walking past it.

Now 2016 has provided us with the Lego version.

A man named Zhao presented this fox at the Chinese Lego Expo last weekend

lego2 Source: weibo

According to the BBC, it cost over €13,000 to make and took him three days to build

lego Source: Weibo

Within an hour of being up – and despite having a “no touching” sign out front – a young lad accidentally destroyed it when trying to take a picture

lego3 Source: Weibo

The creator took it well though, as News.com.au reports today:

The boy’s father is said to have apologised to Zhao after the incident, but the teacher sympathised and said he would not be seeking compensation for the loss.
Zhao said: “The boy is young, and besides the staff are responsible too for not keeping an eye on the sculpture.”

Of course, such events were always going to make great meme material

Once the tragic images hit the front page of Imgur, Lego Movie references began flooding in

kragle Source: Imgur

Spot on assessment, to be fair

A tale of Lego-based woe that won’t be forgotten soon

But really, the fox represents all of us

2am, middle of the dancefloor

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3am, in Abra getting a kebab

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7am, waking up

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Farewell Zootopia Lego fox, you’ve achieved worldwide fame in tragic circumstances.

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