Lego crime-fighting isn’t restricted to the fantasy world of The Lego Batman Movie. Turns out the plastic alleys between those easily-connecting bricks are nearly as full of crime as the Caped Crusader’s Gotham City.
At least that’s been the case in Legoland Windsor, England’s own mecca for toy block fun. Fifty cannabis plants were recently discovered in a park building by workers doing an asbestos investigation, along with a system of irrigation and lights.
So, how exactly did someone grow fifty “chest-high” plants inside the most frequented tourist attraction in the entire United Kingdom with 2.3 million visitors a year? Apparently they used a “derelict cottage” that was outside the park boundary, but still on land owned by Legoland. Apparently, the building was at one time used for staff accommodation but now was so forgotten that you could set-up a large criminal operation inside of it.
Investigators say that Legoland itself is secure from trespassers so they have a theory of how these contraband cultivators got to their forbidden cottage. “The building in question is inaccessible to the public and appears to have been accessed via the Crown Estate,” they told The Scotsman. The Crown Estate they mentioned is the Queen of England’s land, which means that the Queen’s land is easier to break into than Legoland, which shows where England’s priorities are.
We guess that answers the “how” of the incident, but not the “why.” No matter what royal means the growers used to get to Legoland, it’s uncertain why they would think this was the most practical place to set up shop. “Officers are currently at the site where cannabis plants and equipment used in the production of cannabis has been located,” the authorities said. “No arrests have been made and an investigation is being carried out.”
Though the bust may put the kibosh on growhouses inside of Legoland, that doesn’t stop you from keeping the spirit of the operation alive by getting baked before going to see The Lego Batman Movie this weekend.
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