Take the towels, soaps and teabags. Heck, you might even get away with lifting a towel or robe, but never ever feed the urge to steal Lego bricks from Legoland.

Not even one.

Unfortunately, one Malaysian guy did and got busted for stealing RM$22,575 (US$5,300) worth of Lego bricks during his one-night stay at the Legoland Malaysia resort.

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What’s funny about this is that he doesn’t seem to have a clue as to what he’s doing. First of all, he reportedly lifted seven Lego figurines, and they were not minifigs. He placed a Lego Dragon, Lego Monkey and Lego Pirate, among other toys into his bag as he was checking out.

I’m pretty sure that these are not limited edition versions of any Lego series. There is actually a Lego Star Wars section within the resort and given that there’s a new movie coming out, he might have had more satisfaction from stealing or maybe even selling those Lego items.

And these figures were not placed in the room though. They were placed on display in the public area of the hotel, and the 37-year-old man simply lifted the Lego figures from the display. So how did he get caught?

Via close circuit cameras that recorded his rather rash act.


To their credit, Legoland Malaysia identified this guest and tried contacting him to return the missing pieces, but since he did not do so in the stipulated 24 hours window, Legoland Malaysia lodged a police report.

After his arrest, the police also found a hotel directory, coffee tray, throw pillow and a bed runner in his possession.

Lego toys are meant to fire up your imagination, so it’s clear that this chap had none to speak off. Which probably explains why he had to steal some.

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Hsals needs more space in his house, and more money in his bank account to pay for all the toys, collectibles and other geek related items that companies are churning out. Free-time? Girlfriend? Who's got time for those?