Two children at the Museum of Glass in Shanghai broke a glass replica of a Disney castle, shattering a design made up of more than 30,000 pieces.
The children chased each other around the museum. They hit the $64,000 glass sculpture. It shattered into pieces, leaving it “demolished,” according to a museum spokesperson, who released a statementon Weibo (a Chinese social media app) back in May.
The Fantasy Castle, as it is known took 500 hours to build, according to Vice. The Arribas Brothers created the castle back in 2016.
The castle was made up of 30,000 pieces and made from 24-carat gold. It weighs about 132 pounds total, according to People magazine.
“The little visitors knew that their behavior was inappropriate, and, under the encouragement of their parents, reported the incident to the museum staff. Their attitudes were friendly and sincere, and they agreed to help out with follow-up matters,” the museum spokesperson said in a statement.
But the destruction won’t last forever. Rudy Arribas, president of Arribas Brothers, said his brother, Miguel, will head to Shanghai once the coronavirus travel restrictions are over to rebuild the castle, per Today.com.
“We’re used to kids and this kind of stuff happening,” he explained. “Glass breaks. Nothing is done on purpose.”