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.
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.
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…
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.
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!
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