In 1997 sixty-two containers fell off the cargo ship Tokio Express after it was hit by a rogue wave off the coast of Cornwall, including one container filled with nearly five million pieces of Lego, much of it sea themed. In the months that followed, beachcombers started to find Lego washed up on beaches across the south west coast. Among the pieces they discovered were octopuses, sea grass, spear guns, life rafts, scuba tanks, cutlasses, flippers and dragons. The pieces are still washing up today.
Adrift: The Curious Tale of the Lego Lost at Sea is a colourfully illustrated and engaging tale, for all ages, of the lego pieces and the stories behind their continuing discovery by beachcombers and fishermen.
The author, Tracey Williams documents the project on her Twitter @LegoLostatSea