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63-year-old man refused entry to Legoland because he wasn't with a child

‘Legomaniac’ John St. Ongle travelled three hours, only to be turned away at the door.

Image: CTV News

A MAN IN his sixties who has been a huge Lego fan all his life was turned away from an attraction in Canada recently because he wasn’t accompanied by a child.

Sixtyt-three-year old John St. Onge travelled three hours to the Legoland Discovery Centre in Toronto with his adult daughter Nicole, but was told that he couldn’t come in because of a rule which states that adults can only enter the centre if they’re with a kid.

The stipulation is posted on the Legoland website (although not on the homepage), but St. Onge said that he never even thought to check, according to CTV News.

He’s been described as a “Legomaniac” after keeping on the hobby after his children grew up. Health problems have prevented him from travelling to the original Legoland in Denmark, so a trip to Toronto was the next best thing.

However staff turned he and his daughter away at the door, and said that a manager was not available for them to speak to.

The attractions at the venue include a Lego Master Builder Academy, Miniland and a 4D cinema.

A spokesperson for the Discovery Centre said that the incident was “unfortunate” but that:

It is a child attraction, so we do have this in place to protect families and children that visit.

St. Onge said that he understands the reasoning behind the rule, but that the company should recognise that Lego is loved by people of all ages.

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John St. Onge with one of his many Lego creations (via CTV News)

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