100 Pound Eight-foot Tall Lego Man
October 27, 2011 by staff
100 Pound Eight-foot Tall Lego Man, Only 102 million Americans have a valid passport. It’s almost a shame that an eight feet high, 100 pounds Lego man called “Ego Leonard” has seen the world of two-thirds of U.S. citizens.
The fiberglass statue, the creation of a Dutch artist, reached the shore on the beach of Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida on Tuesday. First seen on the beach of Zandvoort in the Netherlands in 2007 (Leonard has made numerous appearances in Holland also landlocked), the strange creature, “No real than it is” shirt also made landfall on the coast of Brighton, England in October 2008.
But like many other foreigners who landed on the coast of Florida, Leonard will be held in detention. In a statement on the landing, the Sheriff’s Office Sarasota County reported to the public, “Mr. Leonard is maintained in a safe environment until their owner comes forward.”
As long as nobody comes to claim Leonard, the sheriff’s office said it will be delivered to Jeff Hindman, the man who discovered Leonard on the beach on Tuesday morning. Hindman says he could sell it on eBay.
Leonard is not content to sit in protective custody, however. In an e-mail to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Leonard assured us that everything that comes in peace: “In case people want to take me to new adventures, so you know, I’ve been invited to stay here for 90 days, everyone is welcome to show all the beauty of the surrounding me while I’m here. ”
The Lego man bearing the number “8? On his back, which may indicate that this is the eighth as Ego Leonard statue (which maybe he is not as well traveled as noted above!).
Leonard has his own website, which calls off the beaten track of the virtual world: “But my world has lately been flooded with fortune hunters and drunk with power. And many new encounters in the virtual world have provoked my curiosity about their lifestyle, “writes Lego man.
“I’m here to discover and learn about their world and thoughts,” he writes. Show me all the beautiful things you have to admire and experience in the world. Let’s be friends, share your story with me, take me on a journey through beautiful meadows, words, sounds and gestures. ”
Also think about the web life compared to real life, ultimately concluding that his goal in the transatlantic trip is “(learn to) see our own world with new eyes brilliant physicist. See the beauty of it, admire and worship it. “Maybe I Leonard has lessons to teach us about the line in front of existing off-line, about true friendship and real experiences, about life now compared to Second Life.
Or maybe it’s all a publicity stunt by Leon Keer, a Dutch artist whose work usually appears shortly after the arrival of Ego Leonard. Keer will be the guest artist at the 2011 Sarasota Chalk Festival from November 1-7, and also appeared in Brighton after Leonard reached their shores. Some Internet detective Sarasota Visual Arts all-but-confirmed the identity of the artist.
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