At the core of the LEGO building system are basic elements like bricks, plates, tiles, slopes and wheels, but there are also many interesting parts with unusual shapes and connection points. Spending time with these special pieces is always a rewarding experience. As you examine the pieces, turn them and connect them in various ways, all kinds of creatures and magical things can come to life. 🙂
This is exactly what happened for LEGO fan gonkius, who was experimenting with some 2×2 curved slopes with unusual angles and ridges. Gonkius had four of the pieces in orange, and while playing around with them, suddenly a goldfish appeared!
The cute little goldfish turned out to be quite popular, so gonkius also provided building instructions. As you can see, most of the pieces used are basic; a handful of small plates, tiles, and jumper-plates (1×2 plates with one stud in the middle), a few 1×1 bricks with studs on the sides, some curved slopes, and four of the 2×2 modified slopes (for the head of the goldfish).
To make the instructions more clear and easy to follow, gonkius used different colors for each type of element, but of course, you can use any color. I actually like the rainbow colored goldfish a lot! Or, is that now a rainbow fish?
Playing around with special LEGO pieces is a good challenge that can exercise your imagination and help you improve your building skills. You can even organize building challenges and contests with your friends and family centered on creatively using special LEGO elements. Such an event is always full of delightful and surprising discoveries. And if you need a bunch of loose LEGO pieces to work with, check out the LEGO Classic selection at the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the little LEGO goldfish? Are you planning to build your own? Do you experiment with interesting LEGO pieces to see what you can build with them? Which are your favorite special and unusual LEGO pieces? Feel free to share and discuss your own discoveries in the comment section below! 😉
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