Giant Lego man washes up on Japanese beach

TORONTO – A giant Lego man washed up on a Japanese beach this week, baffling passersby.

Dressed in blue pants and a red T-shirt, the almost 8′ tall plastic figure was filmed washing ashore by surfer Tatsuya Hirata.

The words “no real than you are” were printed on the front of the Lego man and the name “Ego Leonard” on the back.

So, where did it come from?

Dutch artist Ego Leonard who hails from a “virtual world,” according to his website.

“My name is Ego Leonard and according to you I come from the virtual world,” reads a message on his site. “A world that for me represents happiness, solidarity, all green and blossoming, with no rules or limitations.

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“Lately however, my world has been flooded with fortune-hunters and people drunk with power. And many new encounters in the virtual world have triggered my curiosity about your way of life.”

This isn’t the first time a massive Lego man has washed up on a beach.

In 2012, a Lego man washed ashore on California beach and a year before that, it was a Florida beach.

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