Giant Lego Man washes ashore in Florida

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  1. Ben Gott says:

    That’s wonderful.

  2. S.G. says:

    Ego Leonard = Leonard, Ego = L. Ego

    C’mon son

  3. Gordon Bird says:

    That lego man is all wrong.  Where is the negative space in his feet?  If I stood him up , he would just fall right over.  Useless!

  4. kellycraven says:

    Additionally, there is a Lego Land park getting ready to open about 2 hours north of this beach. While there are closer beaches to that site, none so high-end as Siesta Key and no local population so delightfully engaged in fake art as those in the Sarasota area. 

  5. Guest says:

     the brick is a lie

  6. Brian Riggins says:

    Dibs on the Halloween costume.

  7. Hubris Sonic says:

    ooohh..  that’s where that went.

  8. Paul Bokel says:

    How smart of him that he only ‘washes ashore’ in popular seaside resorts….

  9. Lo! A Urethane Rayon.  

  10. Kevin Pierce says:

    EXISTENTIAL HULK TWEET ON CHEST

  11. Meeh! Another marketing strategy to sell t-shirts on Ego Leonard. I’d be more than happy to take the giant lego home tho..

  12. Man, if that guy washed up on a beach near me I’d haul him into the back of the truck, strap him in, race home and weld him to the deck.  That thing’s hype!

  13. John Eppley says:

    Not enough barnacles for years at sea. I’m going with Lego Land publicity stunt.

    • plus MEDIC says:

      Why would the text on its chest be in such poor english? What’s the connection to the ones in Britain and Holland? I really doubt it’s a Lego publicity stunt, and more likely done by a group of artists.

      • Barbara Dace says:

        I saw a lot of English errors like that in Asia, where learning English is strongly encouraged but correcting your superior’s grammatical errors is not (“Um, Boss?  It’s should say, “N0 more real…”—oh, never mind.”).  

  14. Sarge Misfit says:

    Hmmmm …. with all those incidents where people have helped beached dolphins and whales to return to the sea, maybe they’re returning the favour?

  15. Layne says:

    Weird that the guy left it on the beach. 
    If you don’t want to keep it for the kitsch-factor, then at least clean up the beach and take it to the thrift store.
    Also, if it’s some kind of viral/social/yawn marketing attempt, shouldn’t it be better executed? This is the lego-man equivalent of ‘SOY BOMB’. 

  16. dwiegand says:

    When are they saying this washed up on shore?? I live in Sarasota and I can tell you it was not that light before 5 in the morning as I was up and it was pitch black at 6:30am. I want to go see if it’s still there, but honestly I’m not so sure I believe it…

    Ok – so I did go down to the beach to see if I could find it, but I couldn’t…apparently the sheriff’s department got there and took it a little while before I got there. And yes, Legoland did just open (last week) about an hour and a half northeast of here, so my guess would be that it has something to do with the opening and a publicity stunt.

  17. Ryan Nance says:

    we video of it http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uksSlgYG01U#!

  18. Eric Jensen says:

    Ego Leonard= Lego on Dare?

  19. jarmstrong says:

    Ego Leonard = A Drone Lego

    I, for one…

  20. geeky monkey says:

    “Has this Lego man been afloat for years on a translatlantic journey? ”

    No.

    I live in Brighton and saw them leave it on the beach in 2008. They drove it down with a van, then carried it to just below the high-tide mark and left it then. Then sat back, called all the local papers and let them ‘discover’ it about 15 minutes later.

  21. waltbosz says:

    I’m not sure how to feel about this. I like Legos, and I like oversized art, but I’m not a fan of fake viral marketing as this appears to be.

    • Guest says:

      I share your dislike of fake viral marketing, but what we have here is bona fide viral marketing.
       

    • Michael Dawson says:

      No, you like Lego, why you would say Legos is beyond me, the plural of Lego is Lego, same as Fish, Sheep etc.

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        No, you like Lego, why you would say Legos is beyond me, the plural of Lego is Lego, same as Fish, Sheep etc.

        Well, if you feel that language norms should be set aside in favor of corporate-dictated branding, sheep is a good example to choose. They’re legoes.

  22. efergus3 says:

    Well he made to land so I guess immigration will let him stay.

  23. Jack Daniel says:

    I know a Legoland amusement park just opened in up in Florida, perhaps this is related. 

    Also, I wonder if our state’s coastguard was busy blasting it back into the ocean with a fire hose, as they do with any humanoid,  per our wet foot/dry foot policy. 

  24. I never trust anything washed up on a beach with its feet still attached

  25. Gary Hendrick says:

    Whatever the origin, it is quite nice to see something novel
    Incidentally, there’s no chance that this is transatlantic. Siesta key is in Sarasota, which is on the Gulf Coast rather than the Atlantic Coast of Florida.

  26. oculus says:

    So this happened before, in 2007…  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2007-08-08/giant-lego-man-washed-up-on-dutch-beach/2524654?section=justin

    I liked it then, but did not pursue the story, did not find the marketing angle at the time.  Still, it’s a work of art on it’s own, I think.

  27. cubby96 says:

    First of all, yay for living in interesting times.

    A new Legoland theme park just opened in Winter Park, FL on October 15th.  This might be related.

    The writing on his shirt is quite likely to be an anagram.  NOREALTHANYOUAREEGOLEONARD could translate to, perhaps: Here, or on a Legoland near you.

    It was pitch black out at 7am in Sarasota today.  Well, at least it was on my back porch.

  28. Blaine Kehl says:

    One of his shoes washed ashore in BC.

  29. frijole says:

    Nothing is art, everything is marketing. 

    I feel sorry for people who go through life with their hearts so cold they can’t appreciate something random and cool when they see it, and instead try to cram it into their preferred narrative of corporate manipulation.

  30. tmcsweeney says:

    Whatever you do DO NOT CARRY IT INSIDE THE CITY WALLS!

  31. booomer says:

    This is actually quite common. It has been shown in studies that Lego men will beach themselves when disoriented by boats, or when trying to mate in unknown waters.

  32. ultranaut says:

    Looks like garbage to me. I hope they find the litterer and issue a hefty fine!

  33. Aaron Swain says:

    He’s obviously the vanguard of an impending Lego invasion.
    I’m arming myself as I write this.

  34. GrumpySteen says:

    It’s an artist’s attempt to get attention.  His/her paintings are for sale here

    http://www.prescriptionart.com/prescription-art/ego-leonard/cat_57.html

    • waltbosz says:

      This makes me feel better about it. I thought maybe it was a marketing ploy by Lego, but BB  probably wouldn’t have posted it if it were. 

  35. Joseph says:

    I was just on that beach on Sunday.

  36. estragon_nyc says:

    It was Earth all along!  We finally did it!  You maniacs!  You blew it up!  Damn you!  Damn you all to hell!

  37. Tiffeny Nervig says:

    Oh there he is! I dropped him in the water a few months ago, nice to see he finally found the beach! Can someone send him back home for me?

  38. lecti says:

    It’s not giant, it’s bloated.

  39. 2experts says:

    really this art breaking theory of copy..thanks many

  40. sarah kas says:

    Chuck Norris, we found your lego.

  41. Palomino says:

    Trojan Horse, all hell is going to break loose…..RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Or maybe it’s just  a pinata. 

  42. proc_kcore says:

    So is this world the LEGO man’s Inception Limbo?

  43. RYAN says:

    Its from the future… They belong to the Giants…. its a Cursed Object… it came from Japan’s Tsunami… some body stole it from a toy convention and hid it to his room but got suspected and decided to ditch it in the middle of the night by a dork who believes in Aliens because he’s Doped!

  44. Julio Cesar says:

    Its an alien invasion. . .

  45. Tyler Lathrop-Allen says:

    I agree with Mr. Bean. –  Sr. Frijole.  This is great.  So what if it’s an advertising gimick.  It’s great.  And what are they advertising?  Legos.  I have a hard time understanding how this could generate any negative feelings from people at all.

  46. Guest says:

    Although this is not my opinion, he does not qualify for the Immigration and Naturality Act of 1965. He will be removed from US soil unless he can prove that he was born in an “Independent” nation or that he has family here, and a special trade.

    Someone claim him as a relative please. I feel for him.

  47. So, this would be a maxifig.

  48. Ethan Robbins says:

    OK,
    So thats where that went. I was looking for that! My kids just said they saw it walking around in the backyard. I guess it jacked our neighbors car and took a deep sea swimming trip! I need that back! Don’t anybody take it!!

  49. Daniel Miller says:

    It’s ridiculous no one has figured out its Leon Keer all along … the proof is here; http://sarasotavisualart.com/2011/10/origin-of-ego-the-artist-behind-the-lego-man/

  50. Where Is David Curuso? This could be a really wacky CSI:Miami Ep!

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