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.
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! 🙂