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Giant Lego man appears on beach

It is not known where the giant Lego figure came from

A Dutch artist is thought to be behind the mysterious appearance of a giant Lego man on Brighton beach.

The 6ft-tall (1.8m) red, green and yellow figure has the slogan "No Real Than You Are" painted on the front.

Brighton resident Peter McNiven said he had spotted the figure in the sea while walking to work this week.

A spokeswoman for Lego said the artist responsible, Ego Leonard, would be exhibiting artwork in London in the coming weeks.

A Lego man with the same slogan appeared on a Dutch beach last year.

Mr McNiven, 32, who works for a digital marketing company, said: "I just happened to stumble across him on Wednesday morning.

"I took a couple of pictures because it's not something you see every day.

"There's a lot of talk about him coming over from Holland to here, but there's no tide marks on him."

The Dutch Lego man
The Dutch Lego man was pulled out of the sea last year

In August 2007 a giant Lego toy, bearing a close resemblance to the Brighton figure, mysteriously appeared on Zandvoort beach in the Netherlands.

The blue and yellow figure was pulled out of the sea and bore the same slogan "No Real Than You Are".

A Lego spokeswoman said: "This giant Lego figure [in Brighton] came as quite a surprise to us when we heard about it yesterday.

"We understand the person behind this is a Dutch artist called Ego Leonard who will be exhibiting in London in the coming weeks."

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said the figure had been taken away.

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