An 8-foot-tall, 100-pound “Lego Man” is being held in police custody after it washed up on a Florida beach in Sarasota last Tuesday.
No one knows who or what he is. The only clues as to Lego Man's identity are the words "No Real Than You Are" which appear on his chest and the name Ego Leonard written on his back. But a closer look at the presumed creator Ego Leonard’s website hints at a possible motive for Lego Man's voyage to sunny Florida: "I am here to discover and learn about your world and thoughts… Show me all the beautiful things that are there to admire and experience in your world," it reads. Clearly, Lego Man is on vacation and keeping him in jail is nothing short of a disgrace.
The harmless yellow guy is being held for 90 days while investigators attempt to find the lost toy's owner. Keeping a rare, life-sized toy in lock-up where no one can admire its intricate design or pose for Facebook pictures with it is a an act of crime in itself against art enthusiasts, small kids and Lego lovers alike.
But after 90 days? Lego Man's destination is unknown. Rumor has it the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau hopes to use the strange item to promote the area. Perhaps then he'll finally receive a little hospitality and a nicer room away from the sheriff's office.