Roxy Music – Country Life.
Via LEGO ALBUMS.
A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today.
On 13 February 1997, container ship Tokio Express was hit by a wave described by its captain as a “once in a 100-year phenomenon”, tilting the ship 60 degrees one way, then 40 degrees back.
As a result, 62 containers were lost overboard about 20 miles off Land’s End – and one of them was filled with nearly 4.8m pieces of Lego, bound for New York.
A quirk of fate meant many of the Lego items were nautical-themed, so locals and tourists alike started finding miniature cutlasses, flippers, spear guns, seagrass, scuba gear but according to local Tracey Williams, who runs the Lego Lost At Sea Facebook page…
“the holy grail is an octopus or a dragon. I only know of three octopuses being found, and one was by me, in a cave in Challaborough, Devon. It’s quite competitive. If you heard that your neighbour had found a green dragon, you’d want to go out and find one yourself.”
Via BBC News.
Via Medicom Toy.
Hilarious S&M themed LEGO construction by nolnet.
Dolls house in wood and perspex designed by Zaha Hadid.
“The miniature dwelling has been conceived as a series of six interlocking elements, serving as a puzzle which can be reconfigured into an endless variety of compositions / living quarters–each of the individual components indicative of a room, that when stacked together, form a unified home. when assembled, the design features a continuous void that creates communal areas / courtyards shared by every element, thus defining circulation between the ever-changing programs. with endless possibilities of experimentation and arrangement–the pieces can also be rotated to match their shapes found within the garden of the dolls’ house–the project encourages an ongoing evaluation of architectural composition and form.”
Some people are obsessed with animals, clothes or collecting boxes. Javier Arcos Pitarque obsession is robots. It all started with “Lost in Space”, the adventures of Will Robinson and his robot friend led him to start collecting tin robots. Now he creates robots out of everyday objects, each one a piece of art. Maybe you can help him with some piece of old radio you find – everything has a robot inside waiting to come out.