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Lego Man washes up on Florida shore

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  October 26, 2011 12:42 PM

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Beware the Lego Men.

For the third time since 2007, a Lego Man, featuring the message, "No Real Than You Are" emblazoned on his chest, has washed ashore, this time in Siesta Key, Fla.

Lest you think it's a promotion for Florida's newly-opened Legoland, the Lego company has distanced itself from the mystery, telling the Sarasota Herald-Tribune they want no part of Lego Man. The newspaper also reported that the name on Lego Man's back, "Ego Leonard" is reportedly the name of a Dutch artist, whom reporters contacted via email and got the following response:

"I am glad I crossed over. Although it was a hell of a swimm [sic]," the email said. "Nice weather here and friendly people. I think I am gonna stay here for a while. A local sheriff escorted me to my new home."

Leonard also has "No Real Than You Are," on his website, which features a giant Lego Man.

If nobody claims Lego Man from the police within 90 days, he will go to resident Jeff Hindman, who found the big fellow while walking on the beach this week. Hindman said that he would put it on eBay.

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