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CLIKITS – LEGO’s cute step-sister!

by admin on December 9, 2010

in Other LEGO Themes

Between 2003 and 2006 LEGO released a line of products targeting pre-teen girls. It contained small, jewelry-like parts called “Clikits Icons” that can be stringed up as bracelets, necklaces and other girly accessories.

LEGO-fans often neglect Clikits as not LEGO-ish enough. However these little jewel-like pieces are fully compatible with regular LEGO elements. The colors (with a few exceptions) are the same as regular LEGO parts. And they can add great detail to your LEGO creations.

Although the Clikits line is discontinued, a great selection of Clikits icons are available on BrickLink; see here: Clikits lcons. They also appear on eBay and on Amazon fairly regularly. Check for Amazon’s listings here: Clikits on Amazon. Check for eBay listings here: Clikits on eBay. Due to lack of appreciation for these pretty pieces, they are mostly quite cheap! 😉

Since a lot of LEGO fans are not that familiar with Clikits pieces, I will show you here the different types of Clikits icons, as well as their compatibility with regular LEGO. I will also show you a few examples of using Clikits. So, here we go! (You can click on any of the pictures for a larger view.)

Each LEGO Clikits jewel contains two matching sides that can be snapped together. (They would hold a piece of thread between them to string them up as a bracelet or necklace.) Therefore Clikits icons can be categorized into two distinct types: Clikits icons with pins, and Clikits icons with holes. Both types are compatible with regular LEGO, just in different ways.

In addition there are three different sizes of Clikits icons. On Bricklink they are categorized as “small”, “large” and “giant”. Most icons will fall into the small category; they are smaller than the surface of a regular 2×2 LEGO plate. (On my pictures you mostly see these small ones.) The large ones are slightly larger, about the same size as the surface of a regular 2×2 LEGO plate. The giant ones are about the size of a regular 6×6 LEGO plate.

CLIKITS ICONS WITH PINS: these pieces fit into the side-holes of LEGO Technic bricks. They also fit into the tubes, and in between the tubes at the bottom of LEGO bricks and plates.

CLIKITS ICONS WITH HOLES: these pieces fit on top of regular LEGO studs perfectly.

Here are a couple of examples of how I used Clikits icons in my own building:

And here is Mr. Dummy, decorating his Christmas tree with LEGO Clikits! 😉

I hope this helped you a bit with becoming more familiar with the LEGO Clikits line. If you come up with some fun LEGO creation with Clikits, let me know in the comment section below! 🙂

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

LegoMom April 26, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Cute! I especially like the Christmas decoration! Where did you get the yellow bow on the box? Is that Lego?

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admin April 26, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Yes, it is a Belville part. You can find it here: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=bel003a

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DavidH May 3, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Hm…I had no idea these are compatible with regular lego! Do they fit snuggly?

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admin May 4, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Yes, David, they do fit perfectly fine. As you can see there are different types of Clikits icons, and they fit with regular LEGO differently, but they do fit! You can certainly use them in MOCs! 😛

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Giza May 10, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Great so see someone uses these shunned and forgotten lego pieces! They are actually really nice!

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Katie May 20, 2011 at 12:25 PM

I just acquired my first clickits. I think fun times are ahead. 😉

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admin May 20, 2011 at 12:37 PM

LOL! Katie, you will DEFINITELY have some fun! Especially you! With your skills and reputation maybe you can bring some respect to these pieces! :mrgreen:

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Katie May 20, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Ha ha! I also have a 4-yr old daughter, so I think a whole lot of frilly, princess-y times are ahead. It’s more likely that instead of bringing respect to clikits, I’ll lose any respect that I might have. ;-D

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admin May 20, 2011 at 12:55 PM

LOL! Way too funny! 😀

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Kings January 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Even though I am a boy, I fell into a state of shock combined with ecstaticness when I saw a box of these in my mum’s room. She runs an antique shop and was going to sell them, as she didn’t know they were lego compatible. Now tney hold a proud place in my collection and my MOCs!

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admin January 2, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Kings, thanks for sharing! Yes, Clikits are awesome and I have seen several very accomplished LEGO fans (yes, guys too) use them in their MOCs. They are really nice little pieces that can add a lot of interesting features to a MOC. So, enjoy your collection of them! 😉

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tiffany March 25, 2012 at 9:57 PM

cool i can make a bracelet or necklace so cool 🙂

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K July 30, 2013 at 4:32 PM

interesting….

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Håkan October 1, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Found two Clikits in a second hand box at a thrift store. About 50% 70’s Lego, 50% Belville parts in pastel colors. The pastel bricks are nice, but I’ll probably give away the Belville dolls to someone…

Anyway, I think I might have found another connection for the pin bricks. They could also be placed “offset” on hollow studs (such as on old Technic bricks), so 1/4th of the icon is centered on the stud. Hope this is clear. I’m not sure if this connection would put stress on the icon and might be considered illegal.

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admin October 1, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Hm… interesting… I just tried that, and it definitely works. It takes a bit to force the icon on the lip of the hollow stud, so yeah, it is possibly creating some stress, but the fit is solid. Nice find! 🙂

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