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LEGO Legends of Chima… reloaded

by admin on February 3, 2013

in Featured Creations

Some of my favorite LEGO creations are the ones that use LEGO pieces that most people would consider awkward or useless, and make something wonderful out of it. Some recent LEGO elements that fall into this category are from the new LEGO Legends of Chima theme. Specifically the Speedorz game bike parts. They are nicely made and printed, but they are also criticized for being too specialized and not being good for much else then their original purpose… not a good thing for a construction-toy element.

LEGO Legends of Chima Speedor Bikes

Enter LEGO fan Karf Oohlu, whom you can always count on to bring out the funny and quirky goodness of the strangest LEGO parts. Below are a couple of examples of using the LEGO Legends of Chima bike parts from the Speedorz game, and find out they are not so bad after all…

Here is a little off-road 4WD vehicle using the front of the croc-bike from the #70103 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Boulder Bowling set. Pretty sweet, huh? Mean looking too! I would love to have a bunch of these little buggers to race around! The vehicle is operated by a red LEGO frog, a re-occurring hero of Karf Oohlu’s creations. :D

LEGO Legends of Chima 4WD by Karf Oohlu

The second vehicle also uses a Speedorz bike-cover (from the #70102 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz CHI Waterfall set), and a couple of the Speedorz wheel-assemblies too. The Dump Bike - as it is named - is kind of based on the rickshaws, and other two wheeled contraptions you often see in India and other Asian countries. But this little guy may just have too much to balance on just two wheels… :roll:

LEGO Legends of Chima Dump Bike by Karf Oohlu

If you would like to see more of Karf Oohlu’s funny LEGO creations, check out his flick gallery. And if you would like to pick up a LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz set to play with, visit the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO LEgends of Chima Speedorz Sets Available Now

So what do you think? How do you like these fun vehicles? And how about you? Have you used any of the LEGO Legends of Chima elements in unusual ways? Feel free to share in the comment section below! :)

And you might also like to check out the following related posts:

LEGO Legends of Chima

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Jacob February 3, 2013 at 11:22 AM

I think these look great. I also think there a little too specialized, but more due to the large amounts of detailed printing (there are ways to remove this tough, if desired.) Mostly due to the desire to make it have a matching color scheme. Personally, I think the bike cover might look good as knee/ leg armor on BIONICLE and more Technic based Hero Factory creations. They could also be used as heads for larger versions of the animals they represent (possibly robotic versions).

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Ninjoey February 3, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Eye! there are many possibilities there are!

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Peter February 3, 2013 at 12:12 PM

I like those creations! Admittedly the parts are specialized but that there is always something unexpected possible with enough creativity. I’m just glad for more PRINTED specialty pieces, and I really hope that this starts a trend of more PRINTED and LESS stickers. I HATE stickers and I’m finding my self often choosing which sets I buy based on the absence of stickers. (ideally — NO stickers, OK – a few stickers, bad – lots of stickers).

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Ninjoey February 3, 2013 at 1:47 PM

i hate stickers too :mad:

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admin February 3, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Peter, yeah, same here; can’t stand stickers. Especially when according to the instructions they have to be applied over multiple parts! That basically forces us to never take apart the model as it will ruin the sticker – like the front of the Maersk Train. :cry:

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xtc2g isaac February 3, 2013 at 3:34 PM

hate em if ya mess up you mess it all up if you get it crocked you feel like an idiot

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gid617 February 4, 2013 at 6:52 AM

Call me cray, but I actually don’t mind stickers… because usually, for one thing, by the time I’m ready to take it apart, I’m not interested in keeping the stickers nice. I’m not quite sure whether I prefer stickers or printed parts, since a printed part means it’s harder to use the piece for something else. ;)

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Jacob February 4, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Generally, if it is something like graffiti, I think stickers are best, as you can easily keep them off it you want a clean city, or use on whatever piece you choose. If its an important detail however, especially if it is on a fairly common part, most prefer printing.

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gid617 February 4, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Yeah, for example I certainly prefer the printing on the 1×4 brown tiles with the wood pattern than I would stickers. But as long as we’re talking license plate numbers, stickers are fine with me. And then again, I’m much more likely to use a non printed 1×2 tile than one with a license plate number just because of the fact that I usually build castle. So I’m at least a little bit biased on what I would like stickered and what I would rather have printed.

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xtc2g isaac February 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM

wwwait your good at sticker cuz i stink at em

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Ninjoey February 3, 2013 at 1:32 PM

clever, but not all that interesting.

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Micho February 3, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Hey Joey, I didn’t want you to miss the dragon on the second picture, in case you didn’t check my post on the previous blog:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/61839591@N08/8431768247/lightbox/
Notice the technic elements to the right of the 1st pic and check out the dragon on the others.

Castle minifigure video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aNmv-mL5Kw
(sorry for going off topic)

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awesome February 3, 2013 at 3:55 PM

i am with admin and peter.i HATE stickers.

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NRGkai February 3, 2013 at 6:49 PM

yes me to HATE STICKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2x4 Brick February 3, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Hey, is there gonna be a new Chima episode?

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Gorzan February 3, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Yes there will in summer.

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Fikko3107 February 4, 2013 at 4:14 AM

Summer? Still a long time…

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Legoman640 February 3, 2013 at 6:35 PM

I don’t mind having some of those crocodile vehicle that he made! It’s pretty cool! Only if I had some instructions…

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Legoman640 February 3, 2013 at 6:39 PM

By the way Ninjoey,did you change your photo again? The one that you had before was pretty cool. Didn’t you draw the last gravatar?

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Ninjoey February 3, 2013 at 7:33 PM

yes i did draw the last one. should i change it back?

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Nace10 February 3, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Hey ninjoey what is your Gravatar?

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Ninjoey February 4, 2013 at 6:36 PM

it’s a pic from the lego atlantis movie!

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Legoman640 February 5, 2013 at 3:44 PM

It depends on what you want. (By the way,both pics look awesome!)

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Fire Ninja Jedi February 3, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Pretty unique!

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gid617 February 4, 2013 at 6:54 AM

Those are pretty neat! That first racer especially is really cool, though the two-wheeler looks funny! :D

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Frank February 4, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Wow, i like these!
Pretty neat!

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Ninja girl (ninja of power) February 4, 2013 at 4:17 PM

cool

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Meh >:D January 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Dudes, stickers aren’t that bad. You just have to know how to put them on right. I happed to be a decal applying expert.

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