Legos have inspired us to build countless toys and imaginary structures. Someone even took the time to build a detailed Lego version of Los Angeles.
However, some unexpected construction has now been linked to Legos. A cannabis grow operation was discovered on the grounds of Legoland’s London theme park. According to The Sun, police discovered a small cottage on the property that was being used to build much more than toy castles.
“They discovered up to 50 three-foot-high cannabis plants,” a source told The Sun. “The bungalow was set up with lights and watering gear. It’s not a few plants, it’s a professional farm.”
A Thames Valley Police Spokesperson confirmed that there have been two arrests in connection with the grow operation. “A 40-year-old man from Windsor and a 34-year-old man from Burnham have been arrested on suspicion of producing a class B drug (cannabis). They have been bailed until 28 February,” he explained.
Legoland was quick to point out that the operation was not inside the theme park itself. The cottage was on Legoland property, but not accessible to the public. “Following security checks, we can confirm that illegal substances were found in a derelict cottage outside of the Legoland Park boundary. The building in question is inaccessible to the public and appears to have been accessed via the Crown Estate,” a Legoland spokesperson said. The Crown Estate is owned by the Queen of England. At this time, mgretailer has received no response to an email sent to the Royal Family seeking comment.
Penalties for cannabis cultivation are stiff in England. Those convicted can receive up to 14 years in prison and an unlimited fine.
It appears that police are still building their case.