• Seven-year-old Sameer Anwar of Dunedin, New Zealand, had inserted the toy up his nose in 2018
  • His parents rushed him to the doctor at the time but the piece was not found
  • Sameer's father said his child never complained of pain 

A missing Lego piece fell out of a young New Zealand boy's nose two years after it first got stuck there, multiple outlets reported. Seven-year-old Sameer Anwar of Dunedin, New Zealand, lost the piece of Lego after he inserted the toy up his nose back in 2018.

"One day he just told us he had slipped in a tiny piece of Lego and then we tried our best to bring it out but nothing came out," Sameer's father Anwar told the New Zealand Herald.

When the Lego piece got stuck up the boy's nose two years ago, his parents reportedly took him to the doctor, who was also unable to locate and, therefore, remove it. The doctor advised at the time the piece would move through the child’s digestive tract and pass naturally, while adding there was no proof to show that the toy was there in the first place.

"Since then he's never complained or anything," Anwar told the Herald.

However, recently, when Sameer sniffed some cupcakes and the frosting tickled his nose, he felt the Lego piece come loose, so he blew his nose and it shot out entirely intact.

"Then this thing came out that was missing for the last two years," Anwar told the outlet. "It was shock, y'know? And it had a bit of fungus on it." He added: "His eyes were wide open and he was like, 'Mum, I found the Lego! You were telling me it wasn't there, but it was there!'"

Anwar said there was no blood on the hand when it came out.

“The Lego piece looks a bit gross but that’s how it is,” Anwar told the Guardian. “Unbelievable.”

Anwar said his son is lucky the hand didn’t plug up his nose or migrate down to his throat.

“If it would have stuck in a different direction that it had blocked his nose completely, it could have caused injury followed by infection,” he said. “That could be really dangerous.”

Lego, pictured November 9, 2015 in London, England. Getty Images