Lego Hunting, Anyone?

27 07 2014
Lego pieces have been turning up on British beaches since 1997. (Tracey Williams/LegoLostAtSea)

Lego pieces have been turning up on British beaches since 1997. (Tracey Williams/LegoLostAtSea)

Looking for a place for Lego hunting?

Go to Cornwall, England!

For the last 17 years, Lego hunters can find Lego pieces at beaches in Cornwall, England.

On February 13, 1997, a shipping container filled with nearly 5 million Lego pieces was thrown into the sea about 32 kilometres off the British south coast after the Tokio Express ship carrying them was struck by a huge wave.

Below are some of the Lego pieces collected at the beaches.

A green Lego dragon on the shore (Tracey Williams/LegoLostAtSea)

A green Lego dragon on the shore (Tracey Williams/LegoLostAtSea)

A Lego octopus found in a cave in South Devon, England, in the late 1990s. (Tracey Williams/LegoLostAtSea)

A Lego octopus found in a cave in South Devon, England, in the late 1990s. (Tracey Williams/LegoLostAtSea)

A guide to Lego pieces collected from U.K. beaches (Tracey Williams/LegoLostAtSea)

A guide to Lego pieces collected from U.K. beaches (Tracey Williams/LegoLostAtSea)

A Lego pirate's cutlass washed up in Newquay, May 12, 2014. (Tracey Williams/LegoLostAtSea)

A Lego pirate’s cutlass washed up in Newquay, May 12, 2014. (Tracey Williams/LegoLostAtSea)


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