In Part 1, we talked about minifigures, and the differences between treating them as a whole unit or looking at them as a collection of parts. This part will talk about accessories, looking specifically at how they might get around. There are many LEGO® sets which include cars, airplanes, and spaceships in various scales. But here are a few ideas for things they might ride on, rather than riding inside.
LEGO® accessories that go
We have a few different motorcycle bodies, mostly used pieces from the past. Here are a couple of them:
We also have a few LEGO® bicycle elements. We can pair the right wheels with these more easily and they tend to come as a complete assembly. Some even include a kickstand.
If you’d like to build a snowmobile, we even have the skis for the front end. They use a hole for a technic pin to connect to any number of axle arrangements. And there are skis and ice skates that attach to minifigures’ feet.
And since we’re not all the same, in 2016 the LEGO Group introduced the wheelchair.
And something a little different.
Who doesn’t want to ride a pony? In The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis refers to those to whom “a horse is merely an old fashioned means of transport” as “urban blockheads”. But that doesn’t mean that horses aren’t a means of transport too.
In the next part of this series, we’ll talk about tools and other hand held accessories for the minifigures.