An act of vandalism has seen a sculpture of a LEGO person lose its head outside a Gloucestershire toy shop.
Crocodile Toys in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK has had the LEGO Duplo model stood outside the shop for seven years. The LEGO man lost his head on the evening of Friday, March 2. Local newspaper, the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard, has reported the disappointment of Mark Mitchell, the store manager:
“It’s just mindless vandalism,” Mark said. “There’s no way of repairing it unless someone finds the head but it’s a real kick in the teeth at a time we didn’t really need it.
“It’s been outside for years and in my opinion, it’s ruined something for the town because a lot of tourists and children have their photos taken with it so it was promoting the town and we were really privileged to have it.
“We will be looking to eventually replace it with something equally as good but it won’t be quick because these aren’t the kinds of things that grows on trees but we’ll think of something.”
The model was a bespoke build provided by the LEGO Group, so the store is hopeful that the head may be returned.
“I didn’t really see the point in calling the police,” he said. “I put out a Facebook post to make people aware and if they hear some one bragging that they’ve stolen the head to tell them that they’re idiots and deserve to be named and shamed.”
Visitors the store had enjoyed posing with the model for photographs.