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Bits Of Lego Keep Washing Up On Cornish Beaches

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And that meant that 62 containers were lost overboard about a few dozen miles off Land's End in Cornwall – and one of them was filled with around 5 million pieces of Lego, bound for New York.

And – what are the chances? – many of the Lego items were nautical-themed. Loads of tiny cutlasses, flippers, and bits of scuba gear are appearing on the beaches.

"The mystery is where they've ended up. After 17 years they've only been definitely reported off the coast of Cornwall."

Tracey Williams /

He believes that since 1997, the pieces could have drifted up to 62,000 miles, which means they could wash up on any beach on earth.


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