Lego models of San Francisco landmarks stolen

February 11, 2010 10:17:12 AM PST
Three San Francisco landmarks have been stolen. The loss is estimated at $6,000. Actually, they're miniatures of the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Ghirardelli Square and the Conservatory of Flowers made from hundreds of thousands of plastic Lego pieces that took years to put together.

Jannet Benz, whose 49-year-old husband Mark made the models, said they were taken Feb. 3 from the family pick-up truck parked outside their California home. Her husband left them there overnight after returning from a Palo Alto museum where they had been on exhibition.

She called the theft "absolutely heartbreaking."