WINDSOR, Ontario, July 9 (UPI) -- A Canadian man who describes himself as a Lego fanatic says he was refused admission to a Lego theme park because he didn't have a child with him.
John St-Onge, 63, and his adult daughter, Nicole St-Onge, had driven three hours from Windsor to the Lego Discovery Center in Toronto unaware of the park policy that adults must be accompanied by a child, CTV reported Monday.
St-Onge said he began buying sets of the multi-colored interconnecting blocks when his children were young. He continued buying the blocks after his children grew up and now has about 75 sets, totaling about 50,000 pieces.
His health prevents him from visiting the original Lego park in Denmark, so St-Onge said he was excited when he learned of the theme park in Toronto.
When St-Onge was refused entry, "the look on his face was like a child not getting the gift at Christmas that they want," said his daughter.
The park's marketing manager, Lara Hannaford, defended the child-accompaniment policy as necessary "to protect the families and children that visit" and said the policy was posted on all the theme park's marketing materials.
However, Hannaford said, if she had known of St-Onge's disappointment, she would have brought him in as a guest.