5 Million Pieces of Lego Lost at Sea!

Beach. , Environment. , Geography. , Tech Oct 22, 2018 No Comments

As an avid beach walker, just thought I’d share this! Way back in 1997 the container ship ‘Tokio Express’, on route to New York City, was hit by a large wave off Lands End (U.K.) that caused 62 containers to fall overboard. One of these containers contained nearly 5 million pieces of Lego. Today, some 21 years on, pieces of Lego are still being washed up on beaches on the South West Coast in U.K. To learn more about this story, a blogger has written an article, and many of the national newspapers covered the story a few years back.

Photo: Courtesy of the BBC.


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