Top Gear Stig spotted at Legoland on Google Street View

April 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Top Gear’s Stig has made his latest appearance on Google Street View – driving a go-kart at Legoland.

The hit BBC2 show’s mystery racing driver can been seen in a red Lego kart, sitting on a life-size camel and standing by a giant Pharoah statue at Legoland Windsor in Berkshire.

Wearing his trademark white suit and white helmet with blacked-out visor, he can also be seen posing with his arms crossed by a giant Lego model of central London.

The images were uploaded on Friday as the theme park became the latest attraction added to Street View with photographs taken on a rickshaw-style mobile trike.

But the internet search giant appears to be clamping down on his surprise visits, and has already begun blurring him out of shots where he has been spotted.

A Stig spotted last year by the roadside on the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland was pixellated within days and the entire section of images later removed.

Now within days of the Legoland images appearing, his Camel and Pharo appearances have also been pixellated beyond recognition.

When Google first launched UK Street View, a photo of the Stig standing a window in a BBC office was found, which later turned out to be a cardboard cut-out.

Google has been using the 18-stone trikes, equipped with the same 360-degree panoramic cameras as its fleet of Vauxhall Astras, to reach previously inaccessible areas.

Landmarks such as Stonehenge and various National Trust sites have been covered by the trike.

In March 95per cent of homes and 210,000 miles of roads were added to UK Street View, which was previously only available in major cities.

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