There are a few things that would cause me to believe that life is no more than an Inception-like dream-within-a-dream-within-a…you get the point.
One of those things: finding a stray, 8-foot fiberglass Lego man while walking on the beach in Florida.
A guy named Jeff Hindman stumbled upon the toy for giants when he thought it was some kind of aquatic creature–and perhaps it is, considering we don’t really know that much about the ocean anyway.
Even weirder is the fact that it’s wearing a tank-top that reads “NO REAL THAN YOU ARE” on the front and the number “8″ on the back, along with it’s name: Ego Leonard.
“It doesn’t make sense,” Hindman said to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. As if any oversized inanimate object found on the beach with no owner to claim it could, in fact, make sense.
A quick Googling of the Legoman’s name will bring you to the website of a purported Dutch artist by the same name, along with a strange/cryptic/mysterious message from Leonard himself.
A spokesperson for the actual Lego company said that Leonard “is a counterfeit and is not endorsed by Legoland or its parent company, Merlin Entertainments Group.”
But Leonard doesn’t care, and neither does Hindman, who will become the owner if no one comes forward to claim it.
“I’ll put it on eBay,” said Hindman.
Photos from the Sarasota County Sherrif’s Office
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Jason Wire graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2010 and spent the year after writing and teaching English in Spain. He's back in the states now, but doesn't know where. Follow him @wirejr.
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