25 July 2014

Shipwrecked Lego at Cornwall UK

In 1997, 62 containers washed overboard a ship nearby Cornwall, UK. One of these containers contained 4,8 million pieces. And even 17 years later, al lot of pieces are found at Cornwall beach. And some of them are even in good condition! 

The cargo included, according to the BBC report:
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 live preserver - 26,600 
Diver flippers in pairs (black, blue, red) - 418,000
Dragons (black and green) - 33,941
Ship rigging net (brown) - 26,400
Flowers in fours (white, red, yellow) - 353,264
Scuba and breathing apparatus (grey) - 97,500

A total of 4,756,940 were lost overboard. 3,178,807 may be light enough to have floated.

Source: www.bbc.com

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