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Today, an eight foot tall Lego man washed up ashore in Siesta Key Village, Florida. This is not the first time this has happened. The figures are the creation of Ego Leonard, an enigmatic figure in his own right.
posted by theartandsound (37 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
I would totally be doing some Planet of the Apes style fist shaking if I found that. You damn fools!
posted by Artw at 3:34 PM on October 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


I guess them giant Lego men don't need no grammar.
posted by Specklet at 3:44 PM on October 25, 2011


Ego Leonard? Does he have a Cousin Id?
posted by Floydd at 3:46 PM on October 25, 2011


ME THINKS HE WAS PHONE!
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:46 PM on October 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


Ego Leonard is an anagram of Rad Lego Eon.
posted by griphus at 3:49 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, dear. He's got it backwards. Someone should tell him his username is eleonard, not lego.
posted by gurple at 3:49 PM on October 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


I thought it was determined that these were all from minifig suicides?
posted by modernserf at 3:50 PM on October 25, 2011 [8 favorites]


You know you are a bird nerd when the first thing you think when viewing that photograph is "I wonder what those shorebirds are in the background? Sanderlings?"
posted by mcstayinskool at 3:53 PM on October 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


Ego Leonard is an anagram of Rad Lego Eon.

I went that route too but came up with A Lego Drone.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:58 PM on October 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


(Cypress Gardens, a nearby theme park mainstay for decades, this month just reopened as Legoland Florida. Looks like Mr. Leonard is on a business trip.)
posted by Spatch at 3:58 PM on October 25, 2011


the world is weird. very weird.
posted by lampshade at 3:58 PM on October 25, 2011


I went that route too but came up with A Lego Drone.

No Lego, Dear.
posted by pemberkins at 4:00 PM on October 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


"The victim's feet were stuck to a large 4x2 brick, leading police to believe he had owed money to one of Legoland's notorious crime families."
posted by PlusDistance at 4:01 PM on October 25, 2011 [19 favorites]


Metafilter: No real than you are.
posted by miyabo at 4:02 PM on October 25, 2011


There's a corpse missing a foot inside of it.
posted by benzenedream at 4:10 PM on October 25, 2011 [6 favorites]


And previously in the Ballardosphere (Warning: YT Link)...
posted by aeshnid at 4:11 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dare no Lego!

One sad Lego!
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:14 PM on October 25, 2011


One sad Lego!

rad One rad Lego. You are the sad one.Geeze.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:15 PM on October 25, 2011


A very tiny troop of minifigs tiptoe out of the effigy, filter into the night, and by morning, Siesta Key Village is theirs.
posted by everichon at 4:19 PM on October 25, 2011 [12 favorites]


Read on, Lego!
posted by pemberkins at 4:28 PM on October 25, 2011


In many places people are addressed in the order Surname Firstname. I suspect Mr. Ego is from one of those backwards countries.
posted by rocket88 at 4:34 PM on October 25, 2011


You think he's from Suriname?
posted by koeselitz at 5:33 PM on October 25, 2011


No, a RED Lego!
posted by misha at 5:44 PM on October 25, 2011


Just came here to say that Ego is an actual Dutch first name. There were six ego's in 2010 in the Netherlands. And it appears to be short for Egidius.
posted by ouke at 5:46 PM on October 25, 2011


If the kid who dropped these in the ocean ever rises from his enormous slumber, we are doomed.
posted by SharkParty at 5:52 PM on October 25, 2011 [9 favorites]


I would totally be doing some Planet of the Apes style fist shaking if I found that. You damn fools!

Oh My God, I was wrong! It was legoland all along.
posted by The Whelk at 6:00 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


If the kid who dropped these in the ocean ever rises from his enormous slumber, we are doomed.

Unless the kid's parent rises first and steps on one in the dark, in which case the kid is doomed.
posted by speedo at 7:31 PM on October 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


I thought it weird that they stood around videoing it and saying, "Come check it out, we don't know how long it's going to be here." Did they think it was gonna teleport away or go back in for another lap?

I woulda taken that shit home in a heartbeat.
posted by dobbs at 7:44 PM on October 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Finding a giant lego dude while wandering along the shore would absolutely make my day year.
posted by addelburgh at 8:45 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Legonardo?
posted by jrb223 at 9:08 PM on October 25, 2011


This isn't some sort of viral ad, is it. Is it.
posted by user92371 at 11:15 PM on October 25, 2011


This isn't some sort of viral ad, is it. Is it.

I'm sure this is nothing at all like all the other times this has happened and that the eye witness reports of some guys dumping it on the beach and calling the press are entirely false. And it's obviously just a coincidence that there's a Lego theme park opening nearby right?
posted by public at 2:17 AM on October 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


I thought it weird that they stood around videoing it and saying, "Come check it out, we don't know how long it's going to be here." Did they think it was gonna teleport away or go back in for another lap?

I woulda taken that shit home in a heartbeat.


Spend enough time in Siesta Key - especially in the off-season (which is winding down now - officially ends at Thanksgiving) and you'll not be surprised by the gawking behavior. It seems to be second-nature to central Floridians.
posted by Thistledown at 6:07 AM on October 26, 2011


Another lego body washed up on shore? Well, time to round up the usual suspects. My bet it's got to be either the Duplo or Playmobil people with a serious grudge. Forget about the Fisher-Price gang, this just isn't their style. The Fisher-Price signature takedown is usually a messy accident in either a parking garage or a barnyard. Remember the M.U.S.C.L.E. man barn massacre of '87? I had that case. I still get chills thinking of that barn door that sounded like a mooing cow, sounding off every time they brought out another victim. Haunting. Still, talk to the harbormaster and see where their Floaty Boat's been lately, just to be sure.

Gotta wrap this up fast, man. If the Go-Bots get wind of this, we'll be up to our neck in giant Transformer corpses in no time, and truthfully, I just don't want to deal with the paperwork. I'm getting too old for this shit.
posted by chambers at 6:23 AM on October 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


Won't someone please think of Wilson?
posted by arcticseal at 6:40 AM on October 26, 2011


Did they think it was gonna teleport away or go back in for another lap?

I woulda taken that shit home in a heartbeat.


I think you answered your own question...
posted by ManyLeggedCreature at 6:51 AM on October 26, 2011


Well, time to round up the usual suspects.

Indeed, it seems they are going to detain those involved until they get to the bottom of this.
posted by Metro Gnome at 1:42 PM on October 30, 2011


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