A sculpture comprising thousands of Lego bricks put on display at a popular shopping mall has been destroyed by a curious child who pushed it to the ground.
The artwork took three days and three nights to build, according to its creator, and it was shattered after being on display for less than one hour.
The sculpture was built by Zhao, a school teacher from China, as a hobby. It was chosen to be displayed at Wanda Plaza.
Zhao spent some NZ$21,200 building the Lego-brick version of Nick Wilde, the hugely popular animated fox from this year’s Disney hit Zootopia.
Reports said that soon after the Lego Nick Wilde was put on display, it immediately attracted dozens of children and their parents who wished to take a photograph with the 1.8-metre piece.
But at least four or five children ignored the safety barrier put up around the sculpture, and one five-year-old placed his hand on the sculpture while posing for a photo and accidentally pushed it over.