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A Kid Destroyed This $15,000 LEGO Brick Sculpture

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One of the most impressive sculptures on display at a recent LEGO exhibition in Ningbo, China, was a human-sized LEGO brick rendering of Nick, the crafty fox from the Disney film Zootopia. The brick artist, known as Mr. Zhao, spent 72 hours and roughly $15,000 crafting the piece, proudly documenting the various stages via his Weibo social media account.

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After being on display for less than an hour, a five-year-old child pushed it over.

Standing amid the scattered pieces, a despondent Mr. Zhao apparently refused any offer for financial compensation from the child’s parents, believing it was accidental.

This is not the first time a young person's appetite for destruction has caused havoc in the art world. In 2015, a young boy in Suffolk knocked over a 221-year-old jug, reducing it to 65 fractured pieces that museum curators had to painstakingly reassemble. In Taipei, a 12-year-old tripped and tried to brace his fall by putting a hand through a 17th century Paolo Porpora painting valued at $1.5 million.

[h/t Mashable]

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Here's How to Turn an IKEA Box Into a Spaceship
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Since IKEA boxes are designed to contain entire furniture items, they could probably fit a small child once they’re emptied of any flat-packed component pieces. This means they have great potential as makeshift forts—or even as play spaceships, according to one of the Swedish furniture brand’s print ads, which was spotted by Design Taxi.

First highlighted by Ads of the World, the advertisement—which was created by Miami Ad School, New York—shows that IKEA is helping customers transform used boxes into build-it-yourself “SPÄCE SHIPS” for children. The company provides play kits, which come with both an instruction manual and cardboard "tools" for tiny builders to wield during the construction process.

As for the furniture boxes themselves, they're emblazoned with the words “You see a box, they see a spaceship." As if you won't be climbing into the completed product along with the kids …

Check out the ad below:

[h/t Design Taxi]

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The Best Cupcake in All 50 States
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We’re going to sugarcoat it. Twelve years after the advent of the cupcake-only bakery (the California-launched chain Sprinkles is credited with opening the first in 2005), there are a lot of options. We rounded up 50 of the best decadent desserts across the country. So go out, have your (cup)cake—and eat it, too.

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