Friday, 28 October 2011

Giant LEGO man washes ashore on Florida beach

Police in Florida have been left baffled after an 8ft tall LEGO man turned up on a beach.

Weighing 100lb, the giant LEGO man appeared on Siesta Key beach on Tuesday morning.

Bearing the cryptic message "No Real Than You Are" across the shirt, the words “Ego Leonard” were also visible of the outsized toy replica.
Ego Leonard is the name of a Dutch artist, but it is unclear as to whether Leonard is behind the toy stunt or if it is the work of an imitator.

LEGOLAND officials said the LEGO man was a counterfeit and is not endorsed by the company.

The mysterious plaything will remain in the protective custody of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office until it is claimed.

A similarly gigantic LEGO man was washed up on Brighton beach in October 2008. (link)

A giant, smiling Lego man was fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort in 2008

No one knew at that time where the colourful model, with Dutch writing on, came from either.

One resident said: "It must have fallen off a boat. The children love it."

Source: Mirror UK (link)

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