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Hermit Crab Moves Into New Home.. Made Of Lego (PICTURES)

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A new home may be hard to afford in these times of austerity but one lucky crab has landed a multi-coloured pad made especially for him.

Harry the hermit crab, who lives in the rock pool in the Atlantis Discovery Area at Legoland in Windsor, Berkshire, has a shell made entirely of Lego bricks.

Hermit crabs do not have their own shells so normally protect their soft bodies by salvaging empty sea shells and moving into them.

Harry showed more discerning taste when he chose a shell made out of the blue, red and yellow bricks over the more traditional options.

Liane Riley, senior aquarist at Legoland, said: "We decided to give Harry a wider choice and the model makers here created a special Lego house just for him.

"We weren't really sure if he'd actually move in, but he rejected the sea and snail shells on offer and seems very comfortable in his new home". "

Visitors to Legoland will be able to visit Harry in Atlantis's interactive touch pool area from today.

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