Monday, November 03, 2008

Giant lego man appears on Brighton beach

A giant Lego man is attracting attention on a beach in Brighton - but mystery surrounds how it got there. It is thought to have washed up on the beach, and was spotted by children playing there.

The Lego man is 6ft tall in red, yellow and green. It is presumed to have washed up on the beach, but whether it has come from a cargo ship or from across the Channel is not clear.

Brighton resident Gerry Turner, 34, said: "It's very odd. God knows how it got here but people are saying it's from Holland because it's got some Dutch writing on it. It must have fallen off a boat of something. The kids love it."

Children helped stand the Lego man up on the beach, but are still mystified as to where it came from. One said: "It's great, but we don't know why it's here."

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said it didn't know the origin of the Lego man, but said it was fine for it to remain on the beach.

He said: "There's no problem at all. It will be interesting to see how long the Lego man stays there for. We'll keep an eye on it."

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