Monday, 21 July 2014

News - LEGO Lost at Sea

Some of you may have seen this on BBC News, but in Cornwall LEGO bricks are often being found on beaches, having been brought in by the sea. This same LEGO is from a container holding five million pieces that was washed off a boat by a freak wave in 1997. The pieces lost include spear guns, scuba tanks, flippers and even octopuses and dragons. It's quite funny that the pieces found so often relate to the sea.

 
 
This picture is taken from the Facebook page dedicated to the lost pieces, and is called Lego Lost at Sea. I find this particularly interesting as I myself live in Cornwall. Here's hoping I find a dragon or two!


According to the BBC News article, here is the list of pieces lost, and exactly how many went missing:

Toy kits - Divers, Aquazone, Aquanauts, Police, FrightKnights, WildWest, RoboForce, TimeCruisers, Outback, Pirates
Spear guns (red and yellow) - 13,000 items
Black octopus - 4,200
Yellow life preserver - 26,600
Diver flippers (in pairs: black, blue, red) - 418,000
Dragons (black and green) - 33,941
Brown ship rigging net - 26,400
Daisy flowers (in fours - white, red, yellow) - 353,264
Scuba and breathing apparatus (grey) - 97,500
Total of 4,756,940 Lego pieces lost overboard in a single container
Estimated 3,178,807 may be light enough to have floated