Kids playing in a museum break the world’s largest glass blown castle worth US$64,000

This is the world’s largest glass blown castle.

Located at the Shanghai Museum of Glass, it took some 500 hours of work by Spanish glassblower Miguel Arribas to create this masterpiece.

Yet, it took a matter of mere seconds for parts of it to shatter after kids playing in the museum bumped into the piece of art.

The spires are made out of gold. IMAGE: CGTN.

The Fantasy Castle is based off the famous Cinderella Castle at Disney World, which is worth approximately 450,000 yuan ($64,000). Its spires are made of 24-karat gold.

Two kids who were visiting the museum in May with their parents were chasing each other when one of them crossed over the belt barrier and knocked into the display case.

It took 500 hours to build this glass blown castle. IMAGE: CGTN.

This caused the castle to fall, breaking the main spire and damaging other parts of the piece.

The museum now hopes that the artist can return to repair the damage. But because of travel restrictions due to the coronavirus, the repairs will not be happening any time soon.

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Cover image sourced from Zhoudaosh.