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Millions of Lego pieces continue to wash up on UK beaches after 26 years lost at sea |  the world

Millions of Lego pieces continue to wash up on UK beaches after 26 years lost at sea | the world

Conservationists continue to find Lego bricks lost on the coast of Cornwall, England Facebook / LegoLostAtSea / Reproduction

During a storm on February 13, 1997, a Tokyo Express cargo ship was struck by a large wave about 20 miles (32 km) off Land’s End, a small beach on the coast of Cornwall, England. The vessel listed more than 45 degrees and lost 62 containers at sea – Including one with 4.8 million Lego bricks.

Volunteers and collectors still find Lego pieces on beaches 26 years later – what a conservation group Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition (CPPC) It calls it a “sobering reminder of the sustainability of plastic in our environment.”

26 years ago, a ship threw several containers into the sea near the coast of Cornwall – Photo: Facebook / LegolastAtsee / Reproduction

Lost items have also become collectors’ treasures. There are even groups and pages on social media. Bill Lego Lost at SeaFor example, Facebook has more than 73 thousand followers and more than 25 thousand followers. Instagram. Who manages the profiles? Tracey WilliamsThere is a list of items that were in the container.

Among the lost pieces, there are thousands of dragons – Photo: Facebook / LegoLostAtSea / Reproduction

Many of the items, incidentally, had a nautical theme. she said BBC Elsewhere, the container contained 28,700 yellow inflatable rafts, 52,000 red propellers, 4,200 black octopuses, 33,427 black dragons, 514 green dragons and more than 15,000 sharks.

According to a survey conducted through social networking sites, More than 5 million pieces have already been found.

Many of the lost items had a nautical theme – Photo: Facebook / LegoLostAtSea / Reproduction


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