Pages Navigation Menu

Daily Dutch News in English

Giant Lego Man washes up on Florida Beach

A giant Lego man bearing the cryptic phrase “no real than you are” has washed ashore on the Florida coast. Beachcombers in Siesta Key, Florida, found the roughly 8-foot-tall Lego man just before dawn Tuesday.

Jeff Hindman was walking the beach and first saw the 100-pound figure in the pre-dawn light. He took a photo, then dragged the Lego man out of the water and stood it up.

Wired reports that in addition to the motto emblazoned on his chest, the figure had “Ego Leonard” and the number 8 on its back, indicating there could be more Lego men out there. Ego Leonard (presumably the Lego man’s creator or the creation itself) “come(s) from a virtual world.” It also shows several other Lego men in the wild.

Newspapers in the area report the name “Ego Leonard” is the name of a Dutch artist, but it wasn’t immediately clear if that was a real name or if an artist was behind the work.

At least one other giant Lego man has hit the shores before. In 2007, an almost-identical creation was found in the Netherlands. Another turned up in England the next year.

(Photo provided by Jeff Hindman)