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In the straight-out-of-left-field department, an eight foot tall LEGO Minifigure was found on the beach in Siesta Key, FL. As <a href="http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/giant-lego-man-appears-florida-beach-214642517.html" target="offsite">Yahoo! reports</a>, this isn't the first time this has happened - similar minifigs appeared in Denmark and Britain a few years ago. Most puzzling about this is the message of "No Real Than You Are" that appears on his chest. Sometimes people do odd things, make of this as you will.

 

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It's strange that this has happened before, let alone twice. If I remember correctly, the first time was when the minifig fell into the water from some coastal Dutch Lego convention. If I had to make a guess, I would think this is some obscure publicity stunt by Merlin Entertainment to promote Legoland Florida: "Oh, look, a minifigure washed up on the coast in the news. Hey, I heard about a Lego amusement park they just built, let's go there!" :P It would also explain the fact that Lego is not directly linked to it.


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I personally would have opted for a LEGO monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey, but this is fine too.


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Wierd... this gives me deja vu. Wish I had the accent keys on my keyboard.


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It'll be interesting to see more "minifigures" along the beaches. I would like to see this happen in San Diego.


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Isn't giant minifigure a bit of an oxy moron? Joking aside, this is quite weird. Not sure what to make of it, really. -TNTOS-


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If it's not Merlin Entertainment, my bet is it's some foreign artist trying to exhibit his or her work in the most attention-getting way possible. I only say "foreign" because the sentence structure of the phrase, "No real than you are" is indicative of more than a mere typo with the omission of the (supposed) word "more". Alternatively, that could be the artist's intent, since previous giant mini-figures had the same statement, worded the same way.


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Huh, that's kinda cool and weird. But will there really will be a Lego man takeover... :fear:


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Probably somebody's way of feeding a message to the world. But I swear, when I go to Florida over winter break, I had better not run into one of these onto the beach (And I mean literally, figuratively would be pretty cool).


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Has anyone tried to figure out if NO REAL THAN YOU ARE could possibly be an anagram for something else? I'm jusy putting that out there to counter Guru's 'foriegn artist' theory.Very interesting...now if one manages to find its way in the middle of New Mexico, I'll be really scared.


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Who ever is doing these giant minifigures on the beach thing should do a Toa canister or Tahu Mata on the beach to make our day. :D

Or Tahu Mata inside a Toa canister... :surprised:

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nope, we need a to-scale recreation of the ship Discovery, with a functioning HAL 9000, and to-scale David Bowman and the rest of the crew. Now that would be a nice Discovery to find on a beach. Get it? Discovery?

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I see what you did there Flynn. Anyways, this seems very cool, yet strange at the same time. I wonder where it came from, and why it keeps happening? Oh yes, that's right, Lego is sending secret soldiers around the world to conquer it. :P That Tahu Mata idea is great, though. They should do that one next.


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This reminds me of the whole "Kilroy was here" But of course this is far more than just a simple picture or carving since this obviously is very unique with a actual large minfig i'm assuming made of plastic. But it gives me the same vibe as that kilroy (which they never did find the person responsible). That's my view on this matter.I'm really am curious if the one they found at another location in Europe was ever studied to find out what it was made of, But that's a story for another day.


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Who ever is doing these giant minifigures on the beach thing should do a Toa canister or Tahu Mata on the beach to make our day. :biggrin:

Or Tahu Mata inside a Toa canister... :surprised:
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So that means the Minifigs are turning into giants and will invide us, this being their warning? :P

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'Tis rather odd how the minifigure just appeared on the beach -- did this artist, Ego Leonard, throw minifigures into the ocean and let them drift? Or did he drop them off near their intended landing sites?

I personally would have opted for a LEGO monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey, but this is fine too.

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Wait, I started a topic about this already….

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Isn't giant minifigure a bit of an oxy moron? Joking aside, this is quite weird. Not sure what to make of it, really. -TNTOS-

I've been calling it a megafigure/megafig when explaining the incident to others.

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Why do the cool things always happen on beaches, with me living nowhere near one? :P Still no idea what the intent could be, but the fact that its happened thrice now is certainliy... Interesting. ~|ET|~


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Two words: MINIFIG INVASION--THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING. And it's also probably got something to do with my hideous luck in my favorite sports. Rangers lose, Blackhawks lose, Hawkeyes lose, local minor league hockey team loses. Just ain't my week.


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Why do the cool things always happen on beaches, with me living nowhere near one? :P Still no idea what the intent could be, but the fact that its happened thrice now is certainliy... Interesting. ~|ET|~

I must agree with you that whenever something major goes on we can't seem to get to it especially since i live in alaska. It always seems fate knows I live in alaska so it goes" Ha. He'll never get to any big event" It seems to sayStill the minifig thing is wierd.

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Just read an article in my local newspaper about this. It says that the LEGO Man will remain in police custody for three months as if it were lost-and-found property. During this time, they'll try to find out who the owner is.


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So, one of us BZPers has to get to the police after those three months are up and claim it.


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