In 1997, a Tokio Express container ship suffered an accident off the coast of Cornwall and released 62 containers into the sea. One such container held 4.8 million Lego pieces. Apparently, the shores of Cornwall have been the main landing ground for these lost Lego pieces which, coincidentally, are largely nautical themed. The manifest stated the container included: 4,200 black octopi, 13,000 spear guns, 97,500 scuba sets, 33,941 dragons and 418,000 flippers.
According to a report by the BBC, the locals of the nearby town of Perranporth have become very competitive about collecting the harder to find pieces. It’s kind of like a Lego fan’s treasure hunt.
That having been said, keep your eyes peeled while on the beach. Pieces could turn up just about anywhere.
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