Many kids are used to getting things lodged up their nose for a brief, panicked moment, but young Sameer Anwar never managed to retrieve the Lego character's arm that he popped into his nostril back in 2018.
He confessed to his parents, who grew concerned that they hadn't been able to find it and took their son to the GP.
The doctor was also unable to track down the elusive piece, but as the youngster wasn't in pain they didn't seem too worried - and said it would probably end up making its way through his digestive tract, and would expel the natural way.
The family, who live in Dunedin, in the South Island of New Zealand, eventually forgot about the Lego arm and years passed without any trouble.
Dad Mudassir even said his 'mischievous' and 'playful' son never moaned about the incident, telling the Guardian: "Since then he's never complained or anything."
However, on Sunday night, it happened. Some two years after it went missing, the Lego piece miraculously showed up - and it had been in Sameer's nose this whole time.
Sameer had been leaning over a plate of pink cupcakes to smell them, and was confused when his nose began to hurt, assuming he must have inhaled some cake crumbs.
His mum helped him blow his nose to clear whatever was in there, yet it wasn't the crumbs of the freshly-baked goods that flew out from Sameer's nostrils, but the tiny black Lego arm.
"I found the Lego!" Sameer said to his mum when he realised what it was.
"You were telling me it wasn't there, but it was there!"
Mudassir continued: "We never expected such thing. The Lego piece looks a bit gross but that's how it is. Unbelievable."
Thankfully, Sameer - who has a bit of a history with getting things stuck up his nose, including an imitation pearl - hadn't been too traumatised by what happened and remains a big fan of Lego.
For now, the little arm piece hasn't returned to his collection, as the family have wrapped it in tissue while they figure out to do with it - with Mudassir joking that they should 'donate it to a museum'.
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